“My daughter had the wonderful opportunity to be in Mrs. Hengstenberg’s Grade 2 class and a few years later my son was equally fortunate to have her in Grade 3. Today my own class of 4th graders were lucky to experience her artistic creativity and brilliant teaching virtually! Creativity Sparks sparked wonderful thinking in my students. They were motivated and inspired to think about themselves and what speaks to their heart. I was in awe of their final products. I highly recommend Creativity Sparks for learners of all ages to enjoy and create!”

Kelly Leifert, Fourth Grade Teacher, Litchfield Intermediate School, Litchfield, CT

“Do yourself a favor and let Barbara inspire creativity in you, I certainly am!”

Pamela Robinson-Thompson, Focus On Your Success, Plano, TX

“Barbara’s artistic abilities hit many media (acrylic, watercolor, painted collage, writing, etc.) and she’s equally skilled at educating others. Her education background not only helps others understand more about their creative skills, but Barbara has a personal energy that gets others excited and motivated about their art or writing.”

Tara Lynne Groth, Author/Poet, Pittsboro, NC

“Barbara has the unique ability to bring artists and non-artists together with clear and engaging communication. As a lifelong educator, she demystifies the creative process, making art accessible to all.”

Lisa Fidele, Director of Educational Programming/Board Member, NC Arts Incubator, Siler City, NC