Unpressured, process-based projects allow children to experiment and get messy, working to connect their hands with their minds. Come see why children love coming to Art Room.
ART ROOM's mission is to serve creativity and community by offering an art studio for you and your children. Here children discover diverse materials and creative processes, and the satisfaction of self expression.
Please feel free drop in and try your first class for free (special workshops excluded). Please don't hesitate to email or text Jessica with questions or comments. Contact information is below.
FAMILY DISCOUNTS are offered to those with financial need. Art Room operates on a sliding scale basis.
SCHOOL DAY ATELIERS (STARTING 9/11) will be $120 for 6 week sessions, with an 7th week offered for makeups.
This session will be an exploration of paints, potions, paper, printmaking, plaster, putty, clays, collage, assemblage and other processes rich in sensory and creative stimulation.
PRESCHOOL STUDIOS 10 am - 11 am & 1:30 - 3:30, ages 2 - 4
WEDNESDAY STUDIO 3:30 - 4:30 pm ages 5 - 7
THURSDAY HOMESCHOOL STUDIO 2:20- 3:30
FRIDAY TEEN STUDIO 2:30 - 4:30 pm ages 12 - 17
MONTHLY SUNDAY STUDIOS (1st Sundays) 11 am - 12 pm, all ages
Held the first Sunday of every month, Monthly Sundays will be $60 for the fall session (these classes do not expire and roll over to the following season).
HOLIDAY CAMPS & WORKSHOPS
10/9 (Monday) Slime Extravaganza COLUMBUS DAY 11am - 12:30 pm: ages 5 - 11, drop off, $30, $15 for siblings
Our popular slime workshop revisited to include new recipes with ingredients for 3 kinds of slime. Includes a snack and discussion of the science behind Newtonian Solids. 11am - 12:30pm
11/10 (Monday) VETERAN'S DAY Fluid Paint & Dance with Guest Artist Amber Maida! 11 am - 12:30pm. Ages 7 - 14y, drop off, $40
Artist and Dancer Amber Maida will lead us through a poured-painting project, dance sequences and movement-based games for this special workshop exploring interdisciplinary art, and the connection between music, movement, and paint.
PLAYDATES + PARTIES
Do they have a group of friends or family they wish to create with? Just email or call Jessica about arranging a private group series or one-time playdate.
PLAYDATES: Assemble a small multi-age group (of 3 or more, including caretakers who wish to participate) for a special day in the Art Room. Reserve your date here and contact Jessica directly to discuss project possibilities and other details for your special day in the Art Room!
BIRTHDAYS in the Art Room are relaxed and totally unique! Art-centric with all details personalized for your child, including a craft, painting, treat bags, and outstanding cakes by AmandaBakes! Click below for more info.
EVENTS: Art Room is a unique space for an intimate event for 8 - 12 adults, including baby showers, bridal showers, tea parties, or creativity & cocktails. And for parties of more than 12 guests, Mobile Art Room is available to come to your home. Adult parties start at $45 a person, and offsite events include 2 teachers and 2 projects, at a base price of $300. Just contact Jessica to discuss the many possibilities. Please reserve a date here.
Please register by clicking the link below. Email or call Jessica with questions: email@example.com, 860.201.7767
ABOUT JESSICA JANE
Jessica Jane Russell is a former Montessori Mom, and an artist trained in architecture. She studied English Literature and Art and Brown University in Rhode Island, and then moved back to her birthplace of Sydney, Australia to finish school and live with her family.
After graduating from Sydney Universtiy, she spent few years working as an art teacher at a children’s museum. got her Masters in Architecture at Yale, and mot long after that, got married and pregnant, discovering that marriage and motherhood was enough, and she stopped practicing architecture.
She found a studio when her first born was 16 months old, beside a little river in the old brick switch factory in Bantam, CT. Her studio was, as Virginia Woolf prescribed, “A Room of One’s Own.” She fell in love with the old factory building and after ten years working in the local art community in different capacities, creating art shows and events for emerging artists, she recognized a deep need among young families for more creative time and space with their children.
Art Room is Jessica’s offering to you and your children, because every child is an artist, overflowing with creative impulses, expressive desires, and the need to get messy!
CONTACT teacher and artist Jessica Jane Russell with questions, drop in plans, or to schedule private playdates and special events.
firstname.lastname@example.org, or 860 201 7767
The Bantam Switch Factory Bantam
931 Bantam Rd,
Bantam CT 06750
(please do not send mail to street address)
Jessica J Russell
PO BOX 933