Explore your creativity.
The Artery Studio...
Providing a convenient, affordable and friendly atmosphere to create, collaborate and learn!
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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. We will even schedule a private group class. Find out more about our classes here.
Open Studio - What is it?
Our studio is available for use during Open Studio hours. Open Studio is self-guided work time for current students or experienced clay users or painters who can take advantage of our facility without the presence of a teacher. (Painting instruction will be given for Paint-Your Own-Pottery.)
Clay & Pottery
We have a full wet clay studio, including basic tools, and a variety of clay and glazes. Clay is not included in Open Studio time, but can be purchased separately. With your purchase of studio time and clay, glazing and firing is free (with a few exceptions). You must have experience in working with clay, or have taken one of our clay classes, to take part in Open Studio for clay work. We offer beginner classes in clay that will also give you an introduction to the studio. Find out more about our clay classes here.
We have a selection of serving dishes, platters, coffee mugs - even Beer Steins - which are food (and beverage) safe when glazed and fired. We also have a selection of "beachy" themed items, as well as a selection for kids, which can be painted with acrylic paints (a permanent paint) and taken home same day, or painted and glazed for kiln firing. Kiln fired projects are usually available for pickup in 1-2 weeks. (We're happy to ship to you!) Great for kids and adults! Painting instruction is provided. Prices vary depending on the item(s) chosen. A flat studio fee of $7 will apply, instead of the hourly rate, in addition to the project purchase.
Drop in during any of our Open Hours, but be sure to allow enough time to complete your project (No pre-registration needed.)
No need to mess your house or rearrange the dining room! We have acrylic paints (heavy body and fluid), brushes and easels, all for use during Open Studio. Canvas and Canvas boards are not included, but are available for purchase. Beginning this Fall, we will have a designated Painters' Open Studio one morning per week just for painters. All painting media welcome, non-instructional. Get together and paint with others. Share ideas & techniques. Will meet 3 hours, once per week. $15 per session. Bring your own materials. We'll have some materials available for purchase. Please contact us to express your interest, and we'll be sure to keep you posted.
Bring Home a Vacation Souvenir You've made Yourself!
Need to get out of the sun - or the rain? Drop in during our Open hours and paint yourself a beach-themed photo frame, or adorn a basket, flower pots or photo frame with shells you've picked up at the beach (or use ours). Paint a canvas - we've got acrylic paints and a variety of canvas sizes. Or take our silk painting class and take home a beautiful, wearable piece of art. (Many of our classes, including our Silk Scarf Painting class can be arranged for you or your group. Call us to schedule a class that fits with your vacation schedule.)
Open Studio Fees: $5 per hour - in half hour increments. Pay only for the time you are here. A 10 hour Studio Pass is available for $40. (Prices are subject to change.)
Open Studio Hours are listed above left. Please note that we hold classes during hours that we are not "open", which is why we are not open everyday. Also note that our Open Studio hours may occasionally vary due to a class or other conflict. Please check our Face Book page or call for current availability, especially if driving in from some distance.
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