Be sure to visit us on Dec. 5 & 6 to begin your Christmas shopping! We'll have handcrafted pottery - made right here in the studio! - as well as jewelry, paintings, mosaic items, ornaments, cards and more. All locally made. Many affordable gift items to choose from.
The Artery will have limited hours in December. (See below) Gift certificates will be available throughout the holiday season by purchasing online, at the studio or at the Port St. Joe Chamber of Commerce (ask for Lorinda).
"We had a wonderful time at the studio and it was just terrific meeting you! That afternoon was a highlight of the trip."
Come visit us at The Artery Studio.
The Artery offers classes and art activities for children and adults in a fun and supportive atmosphere. What began as a few pottery lessons in the clay studio of ceramic artist Leslie Wentzell, grew to include art instruction in many mediums. In the same way, our Open Studio, which was initially conceived as time for our pottery students to use their new skills to work on their own projects, has grown to include drop-in activities including Paint-Your-Own-Pottery, wood crafts, painting on canvas, mosaics, and silk scarf painting. We also have a selection of art and craft supplies for sale at our studio.
Art Classes for Adults and Kids
We schedule a variety of classes in a variety of mediums throughout the year, and have added regular weekly classes to our summer offerings. Find out more about our scheduled classes here.
We will even schedule a private group class in clay, silk painting, watercolor as well as our fun, "Paint'N'Sip" and "Paint'N'Slurp" (for kids) classes. We only need a minimum of four people for most classes (three for Silk Scarf Painting). Call us to schedule a class that fits with your vacation schedule, or to arrange for a party, or Girls' Nite Out.
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Need to get out of the sun - or the rain? We've got a selection of projects to keep you busy and engaged. Prices vary depending on the project(s) you choose.
Drop in during any of our Open Hours, but be sure to allow enough time to complete your project (No pre-registration needed.) Open Studio Hours are listed above left. Click here to find out more about our Drop-In activities.
Please note our temporarily changed hours for the holidays, noted in red:
(All times are given in Eastern Time)
Monday - Evenings only, 6-9 pm
Tuesday - 1-5 pm
Wednesday - 1-5 pm & 6-9 pm
Thursday - 1-5 pm
Friday - 10 am - 5 pm (1 pm - 5 pm, Dec. 19-Jan.2)
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm (10 am - 2 pm, Dec. Dec. 20 - Jan. 3)
HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Dec. 13, Dec. 24-28, Dec. 31 - Jan. 1
We often hold classes during the hours we are not "Open". Please see our Classes tab for information about classes.
Open Studio for Clay & Painting
We have a full wet clay studio, including basic tools, and a variety of clay and glazes.
Persons with experience working in clay are welcome to drop in during our open hours to handbuild or work on a wheel. This is non-instructional time to work on your own, but we are always available to answer questions. In addition, we offer beginner and advanced classes in clay.
To find out more about Open Clay Studio, click here.
Art & Craft Supplies