Chop’s Art Studio exposes teen members to a wide range of creative activities and opportunities. Through open studio time, workshops and classes, teens experience art disciplines such as hand built and wheel thrown ceramics, sewing and knitting, painting, drawing and construction. The Art Studio staff members are always available for help with projects. We are dedicated to promoting a vast variety of affordable activities that foster creativity in a fun, artistic atmosphere.

Activity Name: Fine Art, Drawing & Painting

Description: Learn painting techniques with Sonja and Michael as you explore how to plan and paint an acrylic, watercolor or mixed media piece. Learn to mix colors and which brush works best for each effect. You’ll get to know the process, materials and elements of fine art. Learn to draw and shade, the concepts of perspective drawing, how to create intricate Zentangles with pencils and markers, and so much more.

Activity Name: Mixed Media Art

Description: Enjoy crafting with Sonja on Tuesdays. Make stamps for cards, bend wire into fun shapes, build beautiful mosaic pieces, create corkboards to display your photos, make duct tape wallets, or try craft stick building, origami, collage or soap carving. We are always experimenting with new ideas and projects!

Activity Name: Ceramics

Description: Join our ceramics instructor Bill on Thursdays, and learn basic to intermediate clay techniques in wheel throwing, hand building, and glazing. We have clay, tools, two wheels, a kiln to fire the clay, and glazes to help you create amazing pieces. Challenge your creativity as you design and complete beautiful pottery pieces.

Activity Name: Manga & Cartooning

Description: Join Michael in the Art Studio and create your own comic books, characters and illustrations! Design and develop characters and narrative artwork with basic drawing techniques, cartooning, visual storytelling tutorials, and more. Become an illustrator and tell awesome stories in your own style.

Activity Name: Sew, Knit & Explore

Description: Join Sonja to learn basic machine sewing, how to make quilted pillows, small blankets, carry-all bags, clothing and so much more. Learn to knit scarves, crochet potholders or design your own piece. No experience necessary for machine or hand sewing. We have sewing machines, fabric, yarn and needles, plus all the sundries you’ll need.