ABOUT OPEN STUDIO
Wonder'neath Open Studio is a free, drop-in program that happens on Fridays and Saturdays in a working artist studio.
Open Studio hours are: 2-4:30 pm and 5-7 pm.
Please note: In July and August we are open on Saturdays only.
For weather related updates, please reach us at 902-454-6860.
In our shared space, you will find tools and support for:
wet and needle felting
hand sewing, embroidery
a sewing machine and lots of fabric
acrylic, watercolour, and mixed media painting
a range of wet and dry drawing supplies (ink, oil and chalk pastels, charcoal, conté, pencil crayons, markers, calligraphy pens, etc)
printmaking techniques including: screen printing, linocut printing, relief printing
a range of sculpting and building materials
hand tools (including several saws, clamps, drills, sanding blocks, hammers, screwdrivers, etc)
a large selection of paper for wet and dry mediums
our beloved typewriter (when we can find ribbons!)
a library of art books
We supply a wealth of interesting and odd materials in our storage bins, free to combine in any way you wish. There are lots of connecting materials including adhesives of all sorts, wire, string, elastics, zap straps, etc.
There is a weekly featured project to get your creativity flowing, but it's just one of many options. We welcome self-directed inquiries and projects of all sorts – provided the materials you are bringing are appropriate for a shared studio space. Please no toxic or hazardous materials.
Two artist facilitators, as well as occasional volunteers, are on hand to assist at every session. We'll share our knowledge, experience and ideas, help you problem solve, find space to work, and feel at ease. No experience necessary! Feel free to share with us your knowledge and passion as well! We are an all-ages space, but caregivers are asked to stay close to their young participants to support them in their art explorations. We try to maintain a balance between children, youth, and adults.
We are a scent free zone and do not allow toxic materials on site.
Healthy snacks are provided at each session in our comfy area within the Open Studio space. We always appreciate it when folks bring healthy snacks to share with our community.