As the summer winds down and thoughts turn to fall ( and all things pumpkin flavored), we thought it would be fun to put together a show of some of the mosaic artwork that has been inspired and/or completed during the mosaic workshops here at The Studio School. Mosaic Works is now hanging in the studio gallery space featuring the work of teacher Candace Clough and her students, Jacque Towner, Patricia Reid, Renee Nolan, Sue Gabbay, Brier Clough, Sara Moore, Kim McKiernan, and Polly Scoville. It is great to see all these wonderful pieces hanging together. Many techniques are represented: animal portraits, leaf mosaics, mosaics using pottery shards, and mosaics using the glass on glass technique. If you are in the area, please come by and see the show! I’ll be in the studio later today (Saturday, August 8) from 3pm-5pm, and again Monday, August 10th, 10am-noon.
We are so lucky to have Candace Clough as an instructor. She has been teaching mosaic with us for about two years now and her classes are among our most popular. We will offer several of her workshops this fall including a Glass on Glass Workshop on Saturday, September 12th, an Animal Portraiture in Mosaic on October 10th (Columbus Day weekend), and in November she will be offering a Groutless Mosaic Ornament Workshop on the 14th. Hope you can join us for one of these! Check out the Mosaic Workshop page here.
Summer finally feels in full swing here at the studio. We’ve hosted several kid’s art mini camps already including the first session of work days on the Rappcats Mural Project. Last month we had a wonderful Leaf Casting Workshop with Candace Clough, and we held our 2nd Creativity Jam/Open Studio on June 29th. Of course, Tom’s painting classes continue through the summer on Thursday and Friday nights, and I continue to offer private lessons to children on request. No worries, there’s still time to get your art on and creativity flowing before the rush of fall begins! Some important dates are coming up. July 14th -15th -16th, 9am-11:30 Work continues on the Rappcats mural. Ages 8-12 July 18th- Animal Portraits in Mosaic with Candace Clough, 9:30-4pm July 21st- Art Mini Camp 9am-noon July 23rd- Art Mini Camp 9am-noon July 26th- Watercolor Journaling-Nature’s Inspiration with Carole Pivarnik, 1pm-5pm Message me here if you have any questions or want to sign up for a class. A Fall schedule is in the works. We are adding some wonderful classes and hope to have our most varied and robust schedule yet!
This weekend on Saturday, May 9th, we are hosting the studio’s first ever “Creativity Jam”! Like an open house, all are invited, but everyone is encouraged to stay awhile and mess around and get creative with some studio provided art materials or bring your own project and work here. Or meet up with friends and work on something together. Coloring, knitting, collaging, stencil making, whatever floats your boat. We’ll have music playing, and possibly even some live music. We’re also going to try out our new digital projector and project some videos on a large wall, maybe even on an outside wall? We’re expecting a range of ages, from 14 on up. Doors open at 7:30. $8 covers any and all the amount of time you want to stay and be here. Some drinks and snacks will be provided as well. Hope to see you here!
Lots of great workshops coming soon! Mosaic, watercolor, landscape painting, bookmaking, lots of kid’s classes for this summer are planned and more will be added soon. See a list here. Let us know what’s your interest! Suggestions for other classes are welcome!
Hello! Although the blog part of this website has been quiet lately, our studio has been continually active! Throughout these last few cold and snowy months, we’ve been firing up the wood stove, and warming up the studio. Students have been painting, drawing, sculpting, watercoloring, doing mosaic, and all manner of other creative endeavors.
New classes will be announced soon, along with summer camps, and workshops. I will be posting more often in this spot, and will keep you informed best I can!
Studio News: Fall Open House and New Classes Now EnrollingHello! Coming up on August 29th from 4 pm-7pm we’re having an Open House. Everyone is invited (bring a friend!) It’s a great chance to visit the studio, meet some of the instructors, check out our new class offerings, and view a show of work by some of our students (by the way, we have some extremely talented students!). We hope you’ll come by and visit and maybe even sign up for a class or workshop that day!
In the meantime, check out the page of new classes and workshops here and some after school classes for children here. I’ll be adding more as time goes by. Let me know if you have any questions-
Fall Classes and Workshops
Arts and Crafts for Children
Well! Looks like I am long overdue for a blog post ( yikes, last one was 7 months ago!). I was certainly going to post something special on our studio school’s first anniversary, but that came and went last September. Then, I planned to post a new year’s blog, recounting all the wonderful things that have been going on in the studio over the past year, but now the time for that is almost past too. The good news is the reason I haven’t been posting is because we’ve been so busy with classes, making art, and managing Tom’s growing sales this past year. So, no complaints from me. The studio, and the studio school, are thriving and we’re loving it. I do hope to post more often here. I will be updating some sections of this site over the next few days- including adding a lot of pictures of all the great artwork that has been generated in classes and workshops over the past one and a half years. Also, I do tend to post more often on facebook so if you would like to keep up my posts there, go and like our studio’s facebook page.
I will also be posting about Tom’s latest commission that he is in the process of painting right now. Very exciting !
In the meantime- I will direct you over to our class schedule and hope that we will see you soon in the studio!
Adult classes and workshops
Youth and Teen Classes