La Salamandre and the Art Center
The Salamander was the symbol of Francis 1st, the first French monarch of the renaissance period, considered a major patron of the arts, who lent his support to many artists such as Leonard de Vinci...
A large body of legend and mythology has developed over the centuries around this magical creature.
One day, a black and yellow specimen selected our garden as a shelter from a storm...and since then has lived happily by our side....
Hence, we naturally chose this mythical and mysterious animal to represent the Art Center.
The La Salamandre Art Center's mission is to further the development of student's artistic skills, expertise and creativity by professional artists. Be they beginner, intermediate or advanced, the students are taught in a friendly and nurturing atmosphere dedicated to individual development.