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Open Studio is a one hour, non-structured time for art-making, creative experimentation, and material exploration.  Non-structured means that there are no lessons taught.  The students have freedom to use the art supplies to implement their own ideas and create their own masterpieces.  Students have access to the art materials in our space.  Acrylics, watercolors, oil pastels, colored pencils, markers, recyclable materials, glue, construction paper, art paper - we have pretty much any art material you can think of! 

 *Specific instruction and guidance is needed to use clay that is fired in a kiln.  Because of this, clay will only be used in the weekly, structured art classes.  We may try to work in some clay days if logistics work out.  




Who can participate in Open Studio?

 Anyone ages 3-17 may participate in open studio.  Parents/Guardians of kids ages 3 and 4 will need to stay with them through the art making process.  Ages 5-17 may be dropped off and checked in.  A studio teacher will be there to supervise, to help them with supplies, and answer any questions they may have. Parents of students ages 5-17 may stay in the lobby area but are not allowed to be in the classroom area due to space. 


What day/time is Open Studio offered?

Open Studio is every Thursday (10-5pm), Friday (10-6pm), Saturday (10-5pm), & Sunday (1pm-5pm)


How do I Join an Open Studio Hour?

There are 4 ways to participate in open studio time:

1) Enroll in the semester art classes (8 are included in the class fees)

2) Monthly Open Studio Membership

3) Class packs

4) Single drop-ins


 RESERVATIONS:  To ensure that artists have enough room to create, a reservation is required.  This can be made simply by going to our website and selecting an "Open Studio" time and day from the "Sessions" calendar.  If you decide to come without a reservation and there is space, of course you can join!  However, if space has maxed out, you will not be able to participate during that time slot.  You may reserve your time/days one week ahead.  If you make a reservation and need to cancel, please call or email us.



What materials can I use during Open Studio?

Students will have access to quality art materials and art paper.  Included materials:


  • Acrylic paint

  • Oil pastels

  • Watercolor paint

  • Chalk pastels

  • Tempera Paint

  • Markers

  • Paint sticks

  • Ink & Pen **

  • Yarn & Loom**

  • Colored pencils

  • paper making

  • collage materials


Also included are other items for creating:

  • beads

  • pipe cleaners

  • various forms of paper

  • recycleable materials

  • string

  • felt

  • glue and tape

  • stamps

  • stamping pads

  • glue and tape

**Only for ages 8 Years old and up

Students will be responsible for tidying up their art area before they leave (putting away markers, rinsing out their cups, etc).  Respect for all materials, teachers, and others is a must.  We are not a "make a mess and we will clean it up" studio.  We want the students to take pride in their artwork and studio space.


New This Fall:  Open Studio!

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