ART ROOM's mission is to serve creativity and community with an art studio for you and your children.
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 come take a free trial class - parents & caregivers of children over 4 years are welcome to drop off. Those will children under 4 are asked to stay. 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 - just ask!
REGISTER by clicking the links at the bottom the page
FIND US in a sunlit room at the top of the Bantam Switch Factory, 931 Bantam Rd, top floor, Bantam CT 06750
EARLY SPRING IN THE ART ROOM
The next 7 week session will be spent exploring art in the age of reproduction! Children will be introduced to a series of DIY printmaking techniques, guest artist printmakers, and sculpture made with multiples.
MARCH-APRIL CLASS SCHEDULE 3/12 - 4/27
🌟MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL STUDIO ages 5-9y, 3:30-4:30 pm
🌟TODDLER TUESDAY ages 0-4y 10:30 -11:30 am & 1:30 - 2:30 pm
🌟TUESDAY DRAWING STUDIO ages 9 - 11y, 3:30 - 4:30
🌟WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL STUDIO ages 5 - 9y, 3:30 - 4:30 pm
🌟THURSDAY HOMESCHOOL STUDIO ages 5-9y, 1:30 - 2:30
🌟FRIDAY TEEN STUDIO ages 10 and up, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS: Art Room partners with aSAP for a printmaking workshop with Philadelphia based artist Jenna Robb 3/22-3/23. Register through ASAP for 8th-12th graders.
*SPECIAL SUNDAY 3/25* Silkscreening for 12 and under . Jenna Robb offers an additional session for young children, who will be able to work with customizing the first batch of ART ROOM ATELEIR Ts! All artists will go home with their customized t-shirt artwork. $45.00 per child. Register ages 6 - 11 below.
PLAYDATES: Assemble a multi-age group (4-11 children) for a special day in the Art Room. Contact Jessica directly to discuss project possibilities. Playdates are completely customizable, and always include take-home projects and sensory stations. 1.5 hours, $20 per person, $100 minimum.
BIRTHDAYS in the Art Room are intimate and personalized for your child. While we are happy to tailor to any theme, Art-themed parties include cardboard cake decorating, a take-home project, Wall painting, and a party game. Art themed treat bags, and outstanding cakes by AmandaBakes are optional add-ons for stress-free planning! Link to birthdays by clicking CELEBRATE below, then contact Jessica to plan your party. Birthdays are 1.5 hours, $300. Additional $50 for cake.
EVENTS: Mobile Art Room is available to come to your home or event space. Offsite events include 1-2 teachers and 1-2 projects, at a base price of $300. Contact Jessica to discuss the many possibilities. Please reserve a date here.
CONTACT Jessica Jane Russell with questions:
text or call 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.
Jessica Jane established her art studio as her firstborn daughter approached her second birthday, in the old brick Switch Factory in Bantam. She fell in love with the old factory building beside the little river, in the charming borough of Bantam.
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 for their children. Conceived as a refuge from the demands of our over-pressured, over-scheduled worlds, this was the beginning of Art Room Atelier.