ABOUT Tu Le

ARTIST / FOUNDER

"There are three things I’m passionate about: Kids +  Art + Our Planet"

Tu Le is a long-time Madison resident, veteran fashion designer, mother to four imaginative children, community organizer and creative conservationist at heart.  Through the launch of Madison Art House, Tu is combining her strengths to offer thoughtful, self-guided art classes that introduce kids to the beauty of using recycled materials to make anything from a pure exploration of creativity to fine art.   

Tu believes in the importance of giving children the opportunity to discover their artistic sense while also instilling a respect for nature and a sense of social and community responsibility.  She aspires to provide children with a fun, safe environment that lets them just DO art in whatever way they choose to define it.   She believes that the right artistic guide, an exposure to a rich variety of materials and a haven without boundaries can open kids’ minds and hearts to their own artistic interests.

Tu started her 20-year career at the International Academy of Design & Technology in Chicago and then moved to New York City where her career as a Fashion Designer  flourished.  While at Liz Claiborne, The GAP and Lands’ End, among others, she launched new lines, revamped brands, set new trends and inspired her teams to raise the bar.  Mainly focused on designing colorful, comfortable and functional clothes for kids, Tu developed a sophisticated understanding of the materials and tools needed to put a collection together.  She is excited to embark on her latest endeavor - Madison Art House – to bring her passion and talents to families in her community.