Mastaneh Christofferson

About the Owner

Mastaneh Christofferson is the creative owner and director behind Durham's own Indigo Montessori School, located in the heart of downtown.  Her love for combining education and art in the classroom has driven her to create more opportunities for growth to children in Durham.  She and her team put their minds together to open up Sleeping Grass Studio, a colorful environment that offers a creative outlet for children.  As a mother of five, Mastaneh also understands the need for parents to have an outlet and to feel supported.  Thus, she welcomes both the parents and children to feel at home here at Sleeping Grass Studio, a stress free atmosphere with friendly faces and creative minds. 

Viola Samadi


My name is Viola, and I am the director here at our super fun Sleeping grass program! I am a mommy of one gorgeous little kiddo, Luna Rain. I am a Meredith College (Fine arts and Graphic design), & University of north Carolina at Greensboro (Communication studies, conflict resolution) Alumni. As a busy mommie, and one that is always on the go...Mastaneh and I both understand and grasp the value in having such a fun, free spirited, playful and of course safe home away from home, while parents have the luxury and freedom to work, run errands, or go for a run!  

With the close guidance of our staff here at Sleeping Grass we strive to deepen our sense of wonder, sense of self and creativity. We would consider ourselves a big family, and a very interactive and incredible community; so come join us in this beautiful and enchantingly fun program!