ART ROOM'S mission is to create space for creativity in the worlds and minds of our children. Jessica offers process-based explorations to all ages, inspired by child-centered STEAM, Montessori and Reggio-Emilia methods.
Art Room is an intimate environment where small groups of children develop positive and cooperative relationships. Materials and provocations will be geared to the interests of each group. Please feel free to consult Jessica about your child's individual needs and experiences at Art Room.
PRE-REGISTER in 6-week sessions at any time. Classes never expire. For maximum benefit to your child, please pick a day and plan to come weekly. Drop-ins are welcome for newcomers and on weekends. Our small classes will fill and then close until next session, so please preregister online!
FAMILY DISCOUNTS include siblings admitted for $10. And for those with financial need, Art Room operates on a sliding scale basis.
DROP-INS are welcome on weekends and for first-time visitors.
DROP OFF encouraged for ages 4 and up. Caregivers are asked to stay with children under 4, or according to the child's comfort level.
PRIVATE CLASSES can be scheduled for groups or individuals.
SPRING SESSION 4/24 - 6/12:
MONDAY 10:00 - 11:00 am Ages 2 - 4.5
Time to get messy! Giving uninhibited opportunities to explore the sensory world through different painting media, clays, sensory rice, sticky walls, water play and more! $120 for 7 weeks.
TUESDAYS WITH ROSE 4 - 5 pm Ages 10 - 12, starting 5/2!
Artist use the space of the sketchbook differently, but always a place for private experimentation and the development of self-expression. Children will work with Rose Petruzzi to create sketchbook-journals full of images and written words, in a safe, confidential environment. $132 for 6 weeks.
Rose Petruzzi is an illustration, art therapist and yoga instructor with over 20 years experience working with children.
WEDNESDAY 4 - 5pm Ages 5 - 7y
Nature's teacher: investigating line and color in a variety of nature-based media. $120 for 7 weeks.
THURSDAY 4 - 5 pm Ages 7 - 9
Tinker time! Tinkerers and inventors are invited to come explore the phenomena of the natural world. Offering STEAM challenges plus self-directed explorations. $120 for 7 weeks.
FRIDAY TEEN STUDIO TIME 3 - 5 pm Ages 13 - 15
Studio Time is for students with a strong interest in drawing and painting techniques, working independently, and developing a unique creative voice. Based on the directions of student's interests, Jessica will offer opportunities such as live figure drawing, and guest artist visits.
This session we will start with visits from artist Zeb Mayer, who will bring taxidermy animals to draw with pen and ink! $240 for 7 sessions.
*SUNDAY SLIMY SUNDAY* 5/28 11am - 1pm All Ages
For this month's Sunday Studio, we will be learning the magic and endless combinations of household ingredients that, when combined, result in what is commonly known as Slime. Slime is technically a polymer, or a putty, that results from a non-toxic chemical reaction of off-the-shelf ingredients, kneaded and worked into a gooey, oozy, squishy mass.
This is truly process-based work, which is just what we love to do at Art Room. The pleasure is in the making and modifying of these mixes. We will mix and squish and stretch, and experiment with the wide variations of slimy possibilities...including crystal clear slime, stretchy glitter slim, and buttery butter slime. All Children will go home with a few labeled containers full of their custom slimes for trading or playing with, as desired.
No adult supervision or attendance required! Sign up to save a space here and plan to pay $22 per child on the day-of, by cash, credit or check. Missed class make-ups and Art Room Series cards are applicable too.
Email or call Jessica with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 860 201 7767
ART ROOM SUMMER SESSION
Offering "Toddler Camp" 7/10 - 8/28 for Ages 2 - 4.5, up to 3 days a week. Choose from up to 3 days to come to Art Room for an hour of stories and sensory play for ages 2 - 4.5 years.
$140 per session per child, $20 per session
MONDAY 9:30 - 10:30 am
WEDNESDAY 9:30 - 10:30 am
FRIDAY 9:30 - 10:30 am
ART ROOM IS A STUDIO FOR YOU!
Have visitors for the weekend? Need an outing during public holidays? Want to book an a children's birthday or an adult art party?
Painting is more fun with friends. You don't have to wait for a birthday to book a special day of painting-play. Playdates are up to 1.5 hours, include 3 activities in different media, and a snack. $20 a child, 3 - 10 children.
Bday packages include painting play, party games, treat bags, cakes by AmandaBakes! Jessica is happy to work with you to customize your child's party package with your unique vision. Parties can be for 3 - 11 children. Go to REGISTER below for more info.
Contact Jessica to make your own class time for HS groups, mixed ages welcome!
CONTACT Jessica Jane Russell to schedule private playdates and parties of 3 or more. Email email@example.com, call or text to
860-201-7767. We are located at 931 Bantam Rd, 4th Floor, Bantam, CT 06750