Side by Side is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages to develop confidence and compassion through creative arts-based approaches to advocacy and education.

 

We offer preschool, elementary-aged, teens, and family art programs. We specialize in programs focused on process-based art, purposeful and child-led learning, social and emotional skills, and Project-Based education philosophies. 

Community Programs

  • Customized Art Education for Pre-K through High School-aged Children.

  • Family Art Events

  • Trauma-Informed Art Based Programming

  • Teacher Training

  • After School Art Groups

  • Community Building Through Art Events

  • Mobile Art Bus, Our Studio on Wheels

Community Partners

  • Metro United Way

  • Community Foundation

  • Neighborhood House

  • The ACE Project

  • Women of the Well

  • Linking East & West

  • Louisville Metro Government in partnership with the Fund for the Arts--Imagine Greater Louisville 2020.

  • Fund For the Arts

  • Pheonix Rising

  • Kentucky Foundation for Women

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Our Team...

Kim Frazier-Pirog: Founder and Director

 

Kim, the mother of two and founder of Side by Side, has been working with children and youth for 20 years.  She holds multiple degrees including a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Studio Arts from the University of Louisville, as well as a degree in Health and Human Services. Kim has studied with and has received training from Harvard Project Zero, Attachment and Trauma Network, The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning, Conscious Discipline, Boulder Journey School in Colorado, Early Learning Insitute at the University of Tennessee, and the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance.

 

Read the story of Side by Side on Fund for the Arts Blog.

Jacke Fossaluzza: Whole Child Teacher

Jacke has been with us since 2016. She was raised mostly in Oregon and California but has resided in Louisville since 2005. She holds a bachelors degree in Pan African Studies and a Masters of Arts in Early Elementary Education both from the University of Louisville. Jacke is a proud mom to her daughters, Eleanor & Ivy, and enjoys spending time with family. She is passionate about helping the environment and making learning as fun as possible!

Susie Roethgen: Studio Manager & Whole Child Teacher

Susie is a Northern California native but  has lived in Louisville since 2004 with her husband and their children Sam and Sadie. She received her BFA from Hunter College New York followed by participation in the NYC

Teaching Fellows Program where she gained immeasurable experience working with underserved children with ASD.  Susie has been a preschool teacher for the past 14 years and believes in the value of learning through exploration and play.