About Us


Art Paper Scissors offers programs for all ages, including art classes, open studios, birthday parties, social events, workshops, camps, kids’ night out, and adults’ night out. We also offer after school classes, enrichment programs, field trips, workshops and camps on site for schools, preschools, neighborhoods, and more. Let your creative juices flow at Parkland's premier art studio!  Your artistic spirit will be encouraged by professional artists.


Our Staff

Art Paper Scissors is the perfect storm of creativity.  The studio’s goal is to bring art to the local community.   We provide a high quality art program, which will nurture the love for art and develop artistic talents.


Owner Alison Koss 

Alison is a professional who has long had an interest in art.  She has been a professional photographer (www.alisonbellaphotography.com), specializing in children’s photography for almost 10 years.  Prior to co-founding Art Paper Scissors, she gained experience by assisting a friend in a similar venture in Charlotte, NC. 

Alison has been an entrepreneur her whole life, she founded, owned and operated a successful commercial & residential cleaning business for 20 years right after graduating college in Boston, MA. She then took an interest in photography, and turned that interest into a successful business.  Her photography work ranged from shooting family sittings to photographing children’s boutique clothing lines. Alison was also commissioned to do a photo shoot in Charleston SC for the spring line of a woman’s custom clothing line that is sold worldwide.  In Charlotte, Alison also provided her photography to several local businesses for their print and online advertising. Alison worked with several charities in Charlotte as the go to photographer for all their events. Alison was regularly featured in many local Charlotte publications.

While living in Parkland the last two years, Alison has been the editor of two published magazines for two golf and country club communities in Charlotte as well as continuing  her photography.

Alison has 3 children of her own, and sees Art Paper Scissors as the perfect opportunity to combine her passion for art with her love of children.