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Independent Open Art Studio Time for students

We offer various open studio days to give students time to work independently on their own projects, with their own supplies and meet other students in a fun creative place. The adult open studio nights often order pizza and the kids love to listen to the radio while they dance around and work on projects!


The time slots will be in 1 hour increments with a fee of $15.00  per hour attached to them.

We also often try to add these times right after a class that's in session so you can stay longer and work on your own but when that's not available we offer it separately.


Browse our library room

We have a small library room with comfortable chairs, art & reference books as well as a space to sit and take notes or make a photo copy of something you find interesting that you'd like to work from

Image by James Wainscoat

Study & create from our collection

We have another small room with a variety of shells, rocks, mounted insect & plant specimens as well as microscopes and more where you can study up close from some of our collections

Artist at Work in the Studio

A creative environment

We will have different stations setup with easels or desks where you are free to draw & paint independently in a environment with other artists who are also working on their own projects!

What does this open studio offer?

FAQ for Independent Studio Time

How do I sign up for independent studio time?

Once you are enrolled in a workshop or scheduled for private art lessons with us we will discuss how the independent studio time for students works and what the open time slots will be for your class as well as pricing

How much does it cost and how do I pay?

Students who are coming to class that day can simply let us know when they arrive, that they would like to stay longer to utilize the independent time at the studio. Once class is over we will have a signup sheet with a "time in" and "time out" that must be paid before you leave that day or in advance - if you know before hand. This can be paid by credit card or cash. There will also be entire days/evenings dedicated to open studio time sporadically through out the month and those can be booked online. Simply choose your day and timeslot and pay online :) The price is $15.00 per hour

Are supplies included?

If you are staying for independent open studio time right after a workshop that offers the time extention - supplies are included as you are able to continue working in the same medium that you are taking the class in. We will also have addons and upgrades available at an additional cost. If you would like to work on something else during this time. Please do! :) We also encourage you to bring projects from home to work on at the studio and use our easels or tables. These can include drawings & paintings

Are there any limitations to what I can work on?

Yes. We do not allow such projects as resin art or anything that we consider to be toxic or harmful to ourselves or other students. This includes turpentine solvents for oil paints, and we do not allow any oil varnishing at our studio. (I know! I know! but hear me out!) We offer a "solvent free" oil painting class using Chelsea Classical Studio materials. Exerpt from their website: "Chelsea Classical Studio Fine Art Materials are made from the highest quality, handmade, natural and archival artists materials, created using historic methods and techniques CCS Oils are all cold-pressed, non-toxic and naturally purified WITHOUT heat or chemicals, creating pure naturally pale oils." We reserve the right to refuse any mediums or projects that we deem inapropriate or to be unsafe. No refunds on open studio.

*Open to ANYONE who has taken ANY class with us, offsite or in studio, our nature journaling programs, senior center, and library programs as well!  This includes Past, present or currently enrolled as a future student.

This special open studio has been created so that our students can get together, work on their own projects with their own supplies, meet each other and have a fun night getting creative! We can also plan ahead to order food! Pizza, sandwiches etc.

$15.00 non refundable retainer to hold your space for first hour on that date
$15.00 per hour after that
One hour minimum and you can show up any time before 8 pm :)

First hour must be booked online to hold your space and the rest can be paid in person via Credit card, cash or Venmo. We will have a clock in sheet when you arrive and a punch card to accumulate free hours :)

afe alternative? We can help :)

*Please note, our art studio is a positive, open, relaxed, fun and encouraging space and we will not tolerate any bullying, hostility or drama. We will remove you permanently as a student and you will not be allowed back as per our workshop policies*

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