Couch has been connecting communities since 1990. We were a
loosely-affiliated but tightly-aligned group of teachers, artists,
builders, optimists, pragmatists, environmentalists, and super-heroes
(plus the odd dramatist) (Literally). We gained our 501C3 status in
2004, and have been going strong ever since.
E11 Creative Workshop was founded in 2009 by Maria & Alain Navaratne as a Reggio Emilia inspired Preschool. The school moved to The Manitou Art Center in October 2012. The school is reminiscent of a very large atelier/art studio. This unique environment is the 3rd teacher, facilitating our mission to guide young children to develop their aesthetic sensibility and literacy.
The MAC also works with the following agencies:
MSSD14 • PPLD • the City of Manitou Springs • the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce • Manitou Springs Arts Council • the ManitouSprings Creative District Manitou Springs Collaborative • the Kiwanis • the Women’s Club • the Manitou Springs Garden Club • Souls Church • the Culture Office of the Pikes Peak region the Pikes Peak Bulletin • Spring Creek Youth Services Center • the Manitou Springs Fire Department • Manitou Yoga • Manifest • Manitou Springs ArtS Academy • Fine Art Institute Manitou • the Manitou Springs Heritage Center • Miramont Castle • Adam’s Mountain Cafe • the galleries in Manitou Springs • ClayFest Imagination Space • Partners for Healthy Choices • the Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak region • the Colorado Springs Artists Guild • Pikes Peak Community Foundation • e11 • Concrete Couch • Pikes Peak Arts Council • Historic Manitou Springs • FRUITCAKE TOSS • Bee Vradenburg Foundation • Colorado Springs Gazette • Pikes Peak Bulletin • Colorado Springs Independent • KRCC • Cottonwood Center for the Arts • Pikes Peak Makerspace • SunWater Spa • the Story Project • Hear Here • the Manitou Community Market • Happy Cats Haven • Safe Place for Pets • Concrete Couch • Manitou Springs Chamber Music Festival • Historic Manitou Springs • Manitou Springs Mineral Foundation • Manitou Emergency Recovery Fund Murphy Constructors of Colorado Springs, Inc. • Colorado Creative Industries • HILLSDALE FUND • The Cultural office of the pikes peak region • Edmondson Foundation • 3rd Friday Art Walk Manitou Springs • Indy Give! and so many more............