Spotlight on: Warren Art Spot

In keeping with this week’s posts about nurturing our kids’ creativity and reclaiming our own, today we’re spotlighting Warren Art Spot, an unassuming little art studio right in the heart of downtown Warren, RI that offers art classes for both children AND adults. 

Jim and Julia Bush bought the building at the corner of Child and Main that
houses the Warren Art Spot about 5 years ago.  They have fully renovated most of
the building, including studio space for Jim upstairs and the Warren Art Spot studio space downstairs.

They happily report that after a year in business, the Warren Art Spot is still going strong.  The doors opened in the Fall of 2009 and since then the Art Spot has been offering a variety of classes, workshops, open studios and camps for kids.   Word of mouth has been spreading and the Art Spot is attracting kids from all over the East
Bay and Greater Providence.  In addition to its bright, welcoming interior, the
Art Spot is staffed with highly-qualified, wonderful teachers – Hilary Treadwell, Lauren Enjeti, Jorge Paricio and co-director, Jim Bush.

The Art Spot’s current schedule includes the ‘Superheroes vs. Villains Cartooning
Class’ and ‘Introduction to Watercolor Painting’.  Additional offerings include two
new classes for adults- ‘Drawing for Anyone’ and ‘Architectural Watercolor’.  The
monthly Open Studio Saturdays and ever-popular Presidents’ Day Vacation Week
Workshops round out the current program.  Check their website, for details.

Jim and Julia are very excited about the Warren Art Spot’s partnership  with the Providence Children’s Film Festival.  On February 12th and 13th,  the weekend prior to the festival, the Art Spot will host two ‘Learn to Write a Movie’ workshops for kids ages 8-14.  And, during the Presidents’ Day Vacation Week there will be a ‘DIY Flipbook’ workshop for younger kids, ages 5 and up.  Children who register for one of these workshops will receive a free ticket to a movie screening during the Providence Childrens’ Film Festival Weekend.

If you haven’t stopped by yet, come check it out.  It is the perfect spot to get
creative during the long snowy winter!

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