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If you’re searching for a professional Art Instructor who can teach your preschool artist or if you need someone to help make your theatre set have the look and feel of your story, I hope you find the right information here to help you connect. Make sure you check out my gallery section for a

peek in to all that I do.

See Art Every Day....Do Art Every Day....Be Art Every Day.

Artfully yours,  Nelah Smith Gabler



All my life art, performance and hands on, has been the one constant life force, offering reward and building self esteem along the way. Since 1978 I have been teaching youth ages 4-18 art in some form and planting seeds of success and creativity. A happy parent who loved what her kids were doing in art class in preschool, changed my direction by offering a job in the arts at a county art facility, The Art Place-Mt. VIew (Thank you Elizabeth Weaver).This is where I stayed and eventually ran, including my teaching years, for over 20 years. Each day I worked with amazing staff, artists and patrons. My daily job had a good bit of administration obligations, but I still got paid to work with clay, paint and design theatre sets, act, direct and produce shows, work with a non-profit and book and organize gallery exhibits. In 2015 I retired and now I choose when and where I do the above! Art Every Day is my mantra and feeds my soul. I hope through my offerings I will help others to find the same joy.



Creative Choices

Whether you are looking for art class for your preschool artist, needing a set artist for your community show, or are interested in what I am creating, I hope the information here will help you connect to those needs.




Planting the Seeds of Success through Art for the Preschool Student

Since 1990 I have been enjoying  the entertaining minds of the 4 & 5 year old. This entertainment happens while teaching them basic drawing lessons. What they don't know is while they are having fun they are also reinforcing cognitive and eye to hand coordination skills. The technique I use allows them to repeat the lesson easily later and continue creating on their own. Each lesson they leave with a completed piece, worthy of any refrigerator or posting online! 

My classes are available this Fall 2019 at this

Cobb County Art Facility:

The Art Station-Big Shanty 770.514.5930

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Fulfilling a Director's Vision and Artistic Needs

As a theatre major, I am blessed to have worked and continue to live in a community where theatre thrives...It lives in art centers, churches, alley ways, old renovated movie houses, covered and open amphitheatres and major upscale equity theatres.  I am lucky to say I have directed, designed and/or painted sets in all of them. I have learned from the best and continue to do Art Every Day in the place where it happens. Contact me if you
have a show coming up!

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Journey through Painted Papyrus Collage and Ceramic Works

Even an art instructor or set painter needs an outlet to continue to grow and seek Art Every Day that is personal and fulfilling. Please fill free to visit my gallery space and see what I am doing. Today you will find painted paper collage and ceramics as my muse. If you are interested in a workshop or purchasing a piece please contact me by hitting the inquire button.


"Ms. Nelah is a wonderful and gifted art teacher. All four of my children have had the privilege of learning from her. Though they are all grown, their precious artwork still hangs on our walls and sits our shelves. Visitors compliment the art all the time. My children are all creative and I know Ms. Nelah helped show them the way...Precious memories for this mom everyday."   Jeanine Sineath Marlow

"I have known Ms. Nelah since I was a blooming artist. She has always been a mentor to me. Naturally  I was thrilled when my daughter was old enough to take her MFDC. It was the highlight of her week and she came away with more confidence and appreciation for art. We also have one of her professional paper collage pieces in our daughters play room. Now her creations can hang next to Ms Nelah's!  We are so proud!" Beth Orlowski Anderson )

In Picture: Fall 2018 Student (4yrs) finishes up his pirate!

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My First Drawing & Collage Class Multi-media