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Our drop-in studio is open to everyone: professionals, students, and beginners. The atmosphere is especially sensitive to people who are using art therapeutically. We do not provide personal or group therapy. Participants are primarily self-directed with their art, though the studio is professionally facilitated, and rich with learning opportunities.

Each studio day sees 7 to 15 people and over the course of a year approximately 50 individuals will use the studio. Participant studio fees are on a sliding scale to ensure no one is turned away for financial reasons. The studio fees cover approximately 7-10% of the costs of the Open Studio program.

We invite anyone interested in pursuing a happier state of mind to join us. Bring your art or just your self, and enjoy a few hours of creating art together.

Studio fees:

We ask for $10/ per month for regular studio users and for $2 per visit for drop-ins.

This amount is a fraction of the actual costs of materials, space and facilitation so larger donations are also appreciated (and needed).

At the same time, all are welcome regardless of their ability to pay.

You can pay your monthly fee through PayPal with your PayPal account if you have one, or if not with a credit card (look for "Pay with a credit or Visa Debit card"). Click on the PayNow button below.

Open Studio Times: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays.

Please call to make an appointment for your orientation.



In the newly renamed Paul Phillips Hall. See for a bio of Paul Phillips.

FCA frontage

Bus Route:

#22 Hillside
Stop in front of the Fernwood Inn.

#22N Downtown
Stop in front of the Belfry.

*Disability/Diversity accessible


Some supplies are available but most artists bring their own. There are easels, brushes, and pallets. We also have a small library of art books for use during studio times.