Open Studio is an art space designed to share ideas, gather inspiration, experiment with materials & create at an informal & self-guided pace. Participants (age 15+) -- beginner to advanced -- work independently in a group environment that encourages energy & inspiration. An artist is always available to answer questions & offer guidance.
Adult Studio fee of $10/hour (cash or check only) include most materials. Bring your own snacks & beverages. Wednesday nights are for adults only. Regular hours most Sundays & Wednesday; additional hours by request. Please check the calendar for schedule changes and classes. 10-hour discount passes & gift certificates are available.
Private lessons, group projects & parties for adults are also available.
For more information, email SweetMabelStudio@gmail.com.
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Current offerings are listed on our calendar.
Advance registration with payment in full by cash or check required.
Tween Open Studio Fridays - Most Fridays
Similar to our Adult Open Studio, but geared towards kids age 10+, Tween Open Studio allows tweens to create and work on projects at their own pace with assistance from a working artist. Enrollment is by the week with full payment due by Wednesday for Friday. Space is limited; sorry, no make-ups. 1 3/4 hours. $25/session includes most material.
Mosaic Basics Workshop 1 - Basic Tools & Techniques - 1 Session
Using our tools, learn the basics of cutting, design, layout & adhesion while you create your own mosaic. We provide the materials, including mirror and a board for your project. 2 1/2 hours. (Grouting is covered in a different workshop for a separate fee.)
Mosaic Basics Workshop 2 - Grouting - 1 Session
Bring your ungrouted mosaic from our Mosaic Basics Workshop 1 or your own creation and learn the basics of grouting with us. Workshop fee includes sanded grout in choice of 3 colors and hands-on instructions. 1 1/2 hours.
1-Step Mosaic Workshop - 1 Session
1-Step Mosaic Flowerpots - 1 Session
Similar to our workshop above, but appropriate for flowerpots for use outdoors. 1 1/2 hours, $30/person.
Woodworking - Side by Side Bench - 1 Session
Build a comfortable bench for you, or two. Sweet Mabel Studio invites you to enjoy the satisfaction of creating a simple yet very functional sitting bench, much like the benches outside of our store & in use within the studio. This easy project is designed to use stock lumber or reclaimed wood from construction or renovations. You'll learn some of the basic woodworking techniques that might start you on the road to creating even more interesting & fun projects. Fee includes all materials. 2 hours.
Mezuzah Making Clay Day with Shawna - 1 Session
In one session we'll show you how to create beautiful mezuzah cases from self-hardening clay and the option to embellish your mezuzah with beads and stained glass. Fee is per mezuzah* and includes all materials. 1 1/2 hours, $18/mezuzah/person*. * Fee is for each adult or one adult plus one child.
Simple Sculptures in Clay - 1+ Session
Let us guide you through creating small sculptures from self-hardening clay. Learn techniques for building birds and other forms, masks and faces, embellishing with found objects, and prolonging drying to allow you to work on your projects over many weeks. Fee includes all materials. 1 1/2 hours/session, $25/session.
Hypertufa Garden Pot Workshop - 1 Session
Learn how to create rustic, stone-like containers from a mixture of cement, peat & perlite that will be lightweight & look beautiful in your garden year-round.