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Open Studios

Thursdays, 5:30-8:30pm, November-April

On Thursday evenings, Peninsula School of Art opens its studios to artists of all levels interested in the self-directed creation of work. Explore life drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, and metals in a communal setting that fosters creative conversation, knowledge sharing, and offers the opportunity to be a part of a unique community.


Fees and Schedule

$10/night per person. No Membership required.

Additional Fees:

  • Printmaking Screen Rental: $10/screen includes all emulsion/filler, exposure, inks, and cleaning/reclamation. Rental is for four sessions.
  • Clay: $15/25lb bag. Glaze and firing fees calculated on piece size.

Schedule: Thursdays November 1, 2018 through April 25, 2019. No Open Studios on Thursday, November 22, or Thursday, December 27.


Life Drawing

Draw from a live model in an environment open to all levels. Each week, a model provides a variety of quick and sustained poses for participants to work from. While no formal instruction is provided, a rotating facilitator will set and time each pose, play background music, and call for breaks. Easels, drawing horses, and drawing boards are available; all other materials are the responsibility of the artist. Cost includes model fee.



Produce prints independently in PenArt’s printmaking studio. An etching press for monotypes, collagraph, and relief is available, as well as an exposure unit for screen printing. No formal instruction is provided, but a PenArt staff member is available to answer questions regarding the proper handling of equipment and materials. All materials are the responsibility of the artist. Silkscreens can be rented for a small fee.



Ceramicists of all levels are welcome in the clay studio with access to basic tools, tables for hand building, pottery wheels, extruder, slab roller, molds, underglazes, glazes, and electric kilns. While no formal instruction is provided, a facilitator is available to answer questions and guide participants through the glazing and firing process. Cost does not include clay, glaze, or firing fees.



Take advantage of PenArt’s generously appointed painting studios to work at your own pace among a group of artists of all levels and backgrounds. No formal instruction is provided. Easels, taborets, large tables, and drawing boards are available to use. All materials are the responsibility of the artist. 



A great option for those with basic jewelry making skills looking for space to work independently. Torches, flex shafts, buffing machine, rolling mill, guillotine, tumbler, enamel kilns, and all hand tools are available. A facilitator will be available to ensure the safe use of equipment. All consumable materials are the responsibility of the artist.