ART ROOM's mission is to serve creativity and community with an art studio for you and your children.
Unpressured, process art allows for messy experimentation, sensory stimulation, 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 with 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 to save a spot by clicking the links at the bottom the page: $120 for a 7 class card, or $20 drop in. Cash, check or credit in person on the first day of class.
FIND US in a sunlit room at the top of the Bantam Switch Factory, 931 Bantam Rd, top floor, Bantam CT 06750
SPRING IN THE ART ROOM
MAY-JUNE CLASS SCHEDULE
🌟TUESDAY DRAWING STUDIO ages 9-11y, 3:45 - 4:45
🌟WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL STUDIO ages 5-9y, 3:30-4:45 pm
🌟THURSDAY ADULT DRAWING ages 18 and up, 6:30 - 8pm 5/3 - 6/7
Artist and engineering grad Sarah Zahran will guide this right-brained observational drawing series for adults eager to draw. Refresh and relearn the uninhibited drawing processes we observe in young children. No experience necessary. 6 weeks, $220 or $40 drop in.
🌟FRIDAY TEEN STUDIO ages 10 and up, 2:30-4:30 pm $30 drop in, $180 for 6 class session
🌟 SUNDAY STUDIOS (1st Sundays of the month), all ages, $20, $15 for sibs 2 - 3:30pm
JULY & AUGUST
🌟MON+WEDS Toddler Camp 10-11:30 ages 1-5 plus siblings. Summer mornings spent in the beautiful, air-conditioned ARTROOM are filled with painting play, sensory stations, and process-art projects. This age is what Maria Montessori called a "sensitive plane of development", where children absorb their experiences of the world like sponges. Time spent at ARTROOM soothes sensory experience, strengthens fine and gross motor skills, stimulates neural pathways, and enhances social-emotional development.
Creative Kid parties at ARTROOM are intimate and personalized, including art themed treat bags, and outstanding cakes are optional add-ons for those waning stress-free planning!
Link to birthday registration below, and contact Jessica by voice or text at 860.201.7767.
EVENTS: ARTROOM is available to come to your home or event space. Offsite events include 1-2 teachers and 1-2 hours of process art projects, at a base price of $350. Contact Jessica to discuss the many possibilities.
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 include 2-3 projects, sensory stations, and an (optional) bring your own snack. 1.5 hours, $20 per person, $100 minimum.
Don’t hesitate to contact Jessica with any questions:
text or call 860.201.7767
Teaching artists and ARTROOM founder Jessica Jane Russel 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 first born approached her second birthday, beside a the Bantam River in the old brick Switch Factory in Bantam. She fell in love with the old factory building, and the burroh of Bantam, a growing center of innovative small businesses.
After ten years working in the local art community in different capacities, she recognized a need among young families for more creative time and space for their children. This was the beginning of Art Room Atelier.
Art Room Atelier
931 Bantam Rd, top floor
Bantam CT 06750
(please do not send mail to street address)
Jessica J Russell
PO BOX 933