At ARTROOM we provide a safe space space for practicing the courageousness, concentration, experimentation, and independent thinking that your child craves and needs.
We don’t know what the the future looks like, and a big part of parenting today is getting comfortable with that. We do our best to prepare them, so that when the time comes, they will have the skills to follow their own path.
Creativity is not a gift given to a “talented” few. It is what makes us human. And it is a cognitive skill, on par in importance with literacy, and, like reading and writing, gets better with encouragement and practice.
JOIN US in the Bantam Arts Factory, 931 Bantam Rd, Bantam CT
CONTACT JESSICA by text at 860.201.7767 or email email@example.com
LATE SPRING SESSION 2019 MAY 26 - JUNE 30 (6 weeks)
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"What a gem you and the ARTROOM are, and how lucky Litchfield County is to have you. I have lived all over the country and what you are bringing to Bantam is AMAZING!!"
-Mother of a 2 year old
"Our son has dabbled in a few activities, but never really enjoyed anything enough to stick with it. His enthusiasm for ARTROOM is unparalleled."
-Mother of a 6 year old
"The moment when synchronicity steps in are the 'wow' times which reinforce and inspire our belief that allowing creativity is essential for the human brain. The way children think when they are given the space to do so, and when we take the time to listen, is amazing."
-Early Childhood specialist in response to an ARTROOM instagram post
Teaching artists and ARTROOM founder Jessica Jane Russell is a former Montessori Mom, and an artist trained in architecture. She was raised in Larchmont, New York, attended Brown University until her family moved back to Sydney, Australia, her birthplace, where she spent the remainder of her undergraduate years. 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.
Over a decade ago, with her first born approaching two, she founded a studio space beside the Bantam River in the old brick Bantam Switch Factory. She fell in love with the old building and the borough of Bantam, Litchfield’s growing center of innovative small businesses.
Jessica soon recognized a need among young families for more creative time and space for their children. This was the beginning of ARTROOM Atelier, an incubator space for childhood creativity.
All ARTROOM teachers work with children in the same open, positive, non-judgmental philosophy developed in Montessori and Reggio Emilia schools, bringing their own experience and style to classes, while always remaining in service of the child. Positive experiences and individualized pacing is a priority here.
At ARTROOM atelier our process-based art projects invite deep concentration, messy experimentation, sensory stimulation, and courageous decision making.
New students are welcome to join us at any time for a FREE trial class!
FIND US in a beautiful, sunlit room on the top floor of the Bantam Switch Factory, 931 Bantam Rd, Bantam CT 06750
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