Art Explorations 2014-2015

Art Classes

Artworks Studio

Art Explorations- this signature class of Artworks Studio stresses the process not the product helping to develop improved skills in art and creative problem solving. Students will delve into fun projects in drawing, painting, printmaking, mixed media and metals (no cotton balls or Popsicle sticks here!) Lessons are aimed to help students develop improved skills in art with fun introductions to line, shading, color theory, sculpture, painting and material handling for all new and repeating students. Every year is different with the same goal in mind: for students to have fun with art while learning the basics through many medias.

Classes are offered in one hour sessions once a week and follow the school calendar.

It is not too late to register for Art Explorations here at the studio. I have a few openings in the following classes:
Tuesdays 5:30 for students in grades 9-10
Thursdays 5:30 for students in grades 7-8
Fridays 4:00 for students in grades 2-3

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Scapper's Nook

Scrapper Nook

Mixed Media/Scrap book Supplies
Artworks studio has recently added a full line of scrap book papers including Making Memories, Karen Foster, Doodlebug Design and unusual one of a kind handmade/ hand printed papers from Japan, Nepal, and India. We also have an extensive selection of brads, eyelets, cut outs, stickers and ribbon. You will also find a selection of magazines from Stampington and Company. These specialty magazines are full of information and inspiration for mixed media artists, scrappers and green crafters. Also introducing Paper-toska - a unique locally produced line of hand printed paper products by Shari Kratoska.

Summerset Apprentice
Somerset Apprentice -demystifies art and crafting fundamentals with easy-to-follow instructions.
Summerset Studio
Somerset Studio - provides innovation and information for paper-crafters and mixed-media artists.
Green Craft
Green Craft- showcases projects where waste is elevated into ecologically chic creations.

Happy Hour Painting / Art! for the fun of it

Happy Hour Painting

Each month the studio offers creative classes starting at $35 a person that are open to the public.
These are a BYO beverage/snack event.
You will find a current listing of the classes on the Artworks Studio Facebook page. I also email a newsletter each month with the current list of class offerings.
Past classes have included techniques like glass tile mosaics, mixed media canvas art, Junque necklaces – found object and charm necklaces, acrylic canvas painting and Pastel drawing- exploring chalk pastels.

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Artworks Studio on Facebook

Art is not a thing it's a way


“If we removed all the art in the lives of our children,
there is no way that
adding more math,
increasing more reading,
requiring more science,
mandating more foreign language,
or scheduling more computer courses
could replace what they would have lost.”– Unknown

What can you find at Artworks Studio?


 Art Classes for kids ages 3 and up; custom designed jewelry; hand embellished clothing to recycled raggedy hands mittens; remade vintage costume jewelry; paintings; cards; books and so much more. You can find the unique, the unusual, timeless classics or modern works all in one place. Come see for yourself.

If you are curious about what goes on in the studio you can follow me on my blog at or become a fan of Artworks Studio on Facebook

Artworks Studio offers classes for kids ages 3 and older year round.

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Art washes from the soul the dust of every day life.
Pablo Picasso

Contact Artworks

Located on Main Street across from the Court House.

Address: 507 N Main Carroll, Iowa 51401
Mailing Address: PO Box 74
Telephone: 712.775.2035