We were blessed this past month to host a number of groups for private events and classes.  Two northland elementary schools hosted summer workshops at the studio.  We have all the audio-visual equipment, tables and chairs to accommodate groups as large as 45.  They worked most of the day preparing for the upcoming school year, but we took a break to paint and be creative!  It’s so valuable for teams to learn and grow together creatively!

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Working, planning, learning, and getting ready for a great school year!
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Team-building on the patio
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Painting on canvases. The creative challenge: A limited palette and NO brushes.
We also hosted a private class for the Epilepsy Foundation of Missouri and Kansas.  They needed custom artwork for their 5K banners.  We designed a special project to fit their needs.  Orange Easel provided the space, supplies, and instruction.  They provided the artists!  The result was our Faces of Epilepsy self-portraits.  Check out a few of them below:

Let us be your group’s Makerspace

Studio rental rates, project prices, and supply costs vary greatly, but we'd love to chat with you about customizing an event just for you!

Perfect for:
  • Girl Scout Troops
  • Boy Scout Troops
  • Baby Showers
  • Bachelor Parties
  • Playgroups
  • Moms Clubs
  • Non-profit organization
  • Networking groups
  • Schools and Preschools


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We hosted a FREE art event on our brand new patio last week.  It was a wonderful success (despite the heat) and we can't wait to do it again.  Look for details on another patio event in our July newsletter.

Gallery of event Photos

 
 
Fifteen artists joined us in the studio for an entire day for robot building.  

Our artists had to learn how to strip wires and how electrical circuits work.  They showed incredible determination and focus as they worked to properly connect two motors, two limit switches, and one on/off switch.  

We also had to use our problem solving skills when those newly-wired robots ran backwards, in circles, or not-at-all!


We're so proud of the work that they did.  Look for Robot Camp to return this winter over the holiday break!
 
 


Twenty-one young artists joined us in the studio yesterday to build their own fairy houses.  

We learned about some of the common architecture used in homes and building, brainstormed decor, and then got to work using wooden birdhouse, markers, paint, glitter, faux flowers, and plenty of hot glue..



 
 
Ready for some great ideas to do art (and other creative play) AT HOME this summer?  We're going to make it easy for you!  

Every single MONDAY beginning next week, our blog will feature oodles of ideas that you can use to exercise those young creative muscles.

To make it easier for us to organize, we've divided the nine weeks (yes, that's right, NINE weeks) of summer into different categories.  We're starting next week with BUILDING...so sculpture, assembly, collage, mixed media...think small parts coming together into ONE work.    
See the complete list:

 
 
We're gearing up for summer classes and that starts with our instructors making all sorts of examples!  It's a rough job being an Orange Easel Instructor, but someone has to do it.

First up is our Clay Action Figures.  Young artists will design their own action figure and then bring it to life using a polymer clay.  We'll design and sculpt during the first class period, and then apply paint and glossy varnish in the second class.

Clay Action Figures (ages 7 and up)
Monday June 8th and June 15th 
9:30am—11:30am
$50.00, all supplies included

Watch here to see a figure come to life: