Artistry

Studio Spaces

Artistry is located in the beautiful Bloomington Center for the Arts. The studio spaces are light-filled and built for specific mediums. Scroll down to learn about the details of the studio spaces and see images of each of five studio spaces. You are welcome to drop by to see the studio spaces anytime the building is open. Find Bloomington Center for the Arts hours and information here.

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CLAY STUDIO

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Clay Studio IIClay Studio II

Artistry’s Clay program offers weekly classes for ages 16+ in functional and sculptural ceramics as well as special workshops focused on special projects, processes, forms, or surface decoration. Clay classes include daytime and evening options for first-time students through advanced ceramic artists with experienced, supportive teaching artists, plus generous open studio hours to continue work outside class. Additionally, we offer opportunities for youth and families to explore and learn in the Clay Studio with fun weekend workshops. Visit our Teaching Artists page to learn about our instructors.

Artistry students enjoy a fully-outfitted clay studio. Resources include access to 16 electric potters’ wheels, a slab roller, an extruder, handbuilding tables, glazes, tools, clay, and several kilns, including gas, electric, and raku. Artistry offers three kinds of firing: High-Fire (Cone 10) with a Reduction atmosphere in a Gas Kiln, Mid-Range (Cone 6) Oxidation in an Electric Kiln, and Raku. We provide over 30 hours per week of open studio time in the Clay Studio, included with the purchase of most full-length clay classes. Students may purchase basic tool kits and clay at Artistry. Detailed information about clay, glazes, and firing can be found in our Clay Studio Guide, which can be downloaded here.



GLASS STUDIO

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Artistry’s Glass program offers weekly classes and regular workshops in fused glass and flameworking. From creating fusing projects including plates, coasters, ornaments, pendants, or garden art to fashioning beads and other simple forms with a torch, the Glass Studio provides a comfortable, bright space to work in this fascinating and fun medium. Class preparation and safety information can be found in our Glass Studio Guide, which can be downloaded here. Detailed information about equipment, glass, and firing will be coming soon!



PAINTING STUDIO

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Artistry offers regular weekly painting classes in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, and Pastels, as well as special workshops and master classes featuring guest artists. First-time students are offered several options for beginning their painting education, while continuing and advanced students find both the support and challenge they seek as they hone skills. With day and evening offerings as well as shorter weekend opportunities, we have something to fit every schedule. Our caring teaching artists use a student-centered approach to bring a personalized experience to each class meeting.



DRAWING STUDIO

drawing studio

Drawing is the foundation upon which many other art skills rely. With weekly class options in drawing for students at all skill levels, Artistry provides the space and support beginners need to tackle the basics, while giving experienced students opportunities for advancement. Throughout the year, core classes remain a steady presence while new class and workshop options provide students the chance to focus in on a specific drawing medium or particular subject matter.



CHILDREN'S STUDIO

children's studio

Artistry’s Youth and Teen art program offers a newly-expanded schedule of classes and workshops for ages 4-18. Younger artists can enjoy accessible, shorter workshops that encourage exploration and process, while bringing home how art can help us express our emotions. As artists grow, the programs offer the chance to hone skills and dig into guiding personal expression. Teens can now find an artistic home at Artistry through specialized workshops and classes just for them, enjoying the opportunity to connect with other art-loving teens who are also seeking opportunities to grow their passion or try a new art form in a fun and welcoming atmosphere.


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Head over to our Classes Page and click on the medium categories to find the right class for you!