The Wiles Hill Community Art Studio, Studio 287, is a great place to relax and create! BOPARC Manager of Arts & Wellness, Debora Palmer, oversees all aspects of the Studio as well as Gallery 287. The Studio is open to all and no preference experience is necessary. Stop in, relax, create, and socialize in a fun atmosphere!
!!New for 2022!! additional weekly class options, projects, studio memberships, visiting artist series, and specialty workshops! Scroll down for more information on all Studio 287 offerings!
Studio Memberships & Weekly Classes
-Studio Memberships- NEW!!
Open-studio memberships are now available! ONLY $45 per month. Studio membership eliminates daily class fees and allows free access to the studio any time during regular hours, as long as the space is available, and use of materials/tools in our general area (list to be provided).
Open Studio Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-Noon; Tuesdays, 6-8pm; Wednesdays 6-8pm.
Special Workshops and Visiting Artists Series require additional fees and are not included in membership. Clay may be purchased by the pound at the posted studio rate.
- Daily Art Classes- Drop-In
Drop-in classes, no registration required. Participate in one of our ongoing projects or let us help you facilitate one of your own.
Instructor: Debora Palmer
Fees: $11 per person/per day- includes instruction & studio time. Additional, one-time material fee, per project, below.
Day/Time: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am-Noon- 1 hour more for the same price!
(Drop-In Fee will increase to $15 per session in January, 2023)
MOST PROJECTS REQUIRE MORE THAN ONE SESSION
PROJECT 1: Alphabet Crayons
.25cents per letter, includes crayons and silicone molds
PROJECT 2: Cup Catch All
$15, includes wood base, vitreous, tiles, cup, hooks, stained glass, and grout
PROJECT 3: WV Dirty or Dutch Pour
$10, includes wood base, acrylic paint, and floetral
PROJECT 4: Mosaic Mirror
$15, includes wood and mirror base, border tiles, stained glass and grout
PROJECT 5: Fused Glass Suncatchers
$15, includes bullseye Tekta base, fuseable glass, bade, kiln firing
PROJECT 6: Tree Stump Table
$25, includes hardwood stump, stained glass, grout
Clay for Kids
Join us at Studio 287 for Saturday morning kids arts classes! Classes are open to participants of all skill levels (no experience necessary).
Clay for kids is taught by everyone's favorite summer camp counselor, Liz Gray. Miss Liz will lead help participants experience many aspects of clay making including- use the pottery wheel, hand-building, and sculpture. Participants will learn pinch, coiling and slab techniques.
Day/Time: Select Saturdays, 10am-Noon
Dates: Dec 10 & 17
Fee: $10 per participant, per class. Class is DROP-IN. No pre-registration required.