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For Students & Parents

Coming Up


Thanksgiving Week

All Monday classes meet as usual Monday, November 25

No classes meet Tuesday 26 – Friday 29 as we’re out for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 30


December 2 – 6

Gingerbread Houses are being made in all classes (except adults) all week.


Friday, December 6 – ART SHOW!

6 – 9 PM | Gingerbread Town Christamas Showcase at St Philip Catholic Church community center on the corner of 2nd Ave and Main Street.

We’ll have: More than 150 gingerbread houses by our students, Santa Claus, Yummies, Live Christmas music, and more! It’s the monthly Franklin Art Scene too! Come on out.


Parking & pick up

It’s ok to quickly stop and let someone out. However, please do not idle your car along the sidewalk waiting out front for pick up. Do your best to find a parking place and walk to the door. We know it can be problematic, but in the dark, and maybe in the rain, kids are running to cars and may emerge from between two cars that are idling along the sidewalk. We don’t want anyone to get hurt, and it’s worth it to make an effort to keep kids safe!

Parking is available in the rear of the building. Our door has our name on it. It can be dark back there, but there are lights near the door.

Blog Articles

How To Do Art Supplies

Classes Begin the Week of August 20-24 EVERY STUDENT MUST HAVE A FULL SET OF SUPPLIES BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSLife is crazy so we are trying to make it as easy as possible to get the supplies you need.   Here are two ways to do it, and why it's important....

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All Courses* include

10 FREE passes to our Saturday open studios

Open Studio $5 – Now EVERY Saturday During The School Year

  • KidsART for ages 4 – 8
    11:00 am to 12:30
  • Everyone else ages 8 and up
    1:00 to 3:30 pm
    Kids, teens, and adults all have separate rooms

No supplies? No Problem, it’s only $5 more to use ours.

Open Studio is available to Everyone!*

Please sign up for a session using one of the buttons below, based on your current registration status.

Everyone must sign up for Open Studio sessions. Thank you!