ART ROOM's mission is to serve creativity and community by offering an art studio for you and your children. Here they can discover diverse materials and creative processes, and the deep satisfaction of self expression.
Unpressured, process-based projects allow for messy experimentation, sensory stimulation, fine motor, gross motor and hand-eye coordination, material exploration, courageous decision making, and independent thinking.
Please feel free to drop in and try your first class for free (playdates special workshops excluded). Don't hesitate to email or text Jessica with questions or comments. Contact information is below.
FREE trial classes, DISCOUNTS for siblings, SLIDING SCALE FEES for anyone who asks. We are here for you.
WMS MONDAY 11/27 - 12/18, 3:30-4:30 pm
TODDLER TUESDAY ages 2 - 4y will resume in January! Please preregister now.
0-2 TUESDAY agse 0-2y , $60, 1 - 1:45 pm
WEDNESDAY OPEN STUDIO ages 5 - 7y, $80, 4 - 5pm - FULL
THURSDAY HOMESCHOOL STUDIO (free trial class 11/16) age 7 - 10y, $80, 1:30 - 2:30
THURSDAY OPEN STUDIO will resume in January! Please preregister now.
FRIDAY TEEN STUDIO age 10 and up, $120 2:30 - 4:30 pm - FULL
MONTHLY SUNDAY STUDIOS (1st Sundays), all ages, $20 for 1.5 hr drop in, $15 for siblings, 2 - 3:30pm, please preregister for 6 visit membership!
PLAYDATES + PARTIES
Do they have a group of friends or family they wish to create with? Find yourself on Friday with a rainy weekend forecast? Jessica is happy to prepare on short notice. Just text, call, or email about arranging a private group series or one-time playdate.
PLAYDATES: Assemble a multi-age group (4-11 children) for a special day in the Art Room. Reserve your date here and contact Jessica directly to discuss project possibilities. Playdates include 2-3 projects, sensory stationsand a story (optional). 1.5 hours, $20 per person, $100 minimum.
BIRTHDAYS in the Art Room are relaxed and totally unique! Art-centric with all details personalized for your child, including cardboard cake decorating (or related project), painting, party game, art themed treat bags, and outstanding cakes by AmandaBakes! Link to birthdays by clicking CELEBRATE below. Birthday are 1.5 hours, $350 including cake.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, 860.201.7767
ABOUT JESSICA JANE
Jessica Jane Russell is a former Montessori Mom, and an artist trained in architecture. She was raised in Larchmont ,New York and later spent most of her undergraduate years in her birthplace, Sydney, Australia. She returned to the US with degrees in Fine Art and English, and spent few years teaching art at the New Orleans Children’s Museum. She later did a Masters in Architecture at Yale.
She founded her art studio when her first born was 16 months old, beside a little river in the old brick Switch Factory in Bantam, CT. She fell in love with the old factory building, and after ten years working in the local art community in different capacities, she recognized a deep need among young families for more creative time and space with their children. So began Art Room Atelier, based on the French model of a workshop or atelier (pron a-tul-yay).
CONTACT teacher and artist Jessica Jane Russell with questions, drop in plans, or to schedule private playdates and special events. Email, text or call any time.
email@example.com, 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