At The Open Studio, children & adults navigate through a hub of inspiration, color,ideas, science and technology. Tinkering, playing and making new friends is what we are all about…There are only two rules…everyone has to be safe and no one can ask, “Is this good?” or “Am I done?” Other than that, anything goes…Children are trusted, treated like adults and given the inspiration to express themselves through their artwork and creations. We also offer more structured courses, such as learning the ABCs through Baking & Art, Painting & Drawing, Comics, Mosaics, Papercutting & More…
Several media are available such as; watercolor and acrylic paints, working with electronic components, mosaics, glass painting, papercutting, sand painting, stained glass, stamping, collage, fabric arts and more. We run camps for children during school vacations, workshops in English writing and Illustration, an Open Studio where participants choose their own projects and medium, and courses for Adults and Teens. In the winter months, you can end your weekend with a relaxing musical evening at the Open Studio, in our adult Open Studio space.
Creative Philosophy: A balance of creative free choice and art explorations within several art mediums & and professional facilitation, empower and encourage children’s creative identity. The Open Studio is a special space where your child decides his or her medium, project, and when he or she is finished. During our camps and Open Studio Masters workshop, this philosophy is extended to several site visits to art related sites in Jerusalem such as the Israel Museum and by visiting artists in their studios. Multiple age groupings encourage a natural flow of ideas and limitless possibilities.
“Avigayle is a talented—and self-taught—artist, who has created a studio that is unlike any other…Avigayle’s art classes are not classes at all; she provides an accepting space, materials, and advice to children, who are then allowed to follow their visions to fruition… Avigayle empowers children, treating each of them with respect and dignity. Children leave each week with augmented self-esteem, a sense of pride, and tangible accomplishments…I firmly believe that the weekly visits to the studio are what helped my son through a difficult year in kindergarten, giving him the confidence and composure to enter first grade, he is always thrilled to come back…Avigayle’s studio model is one that is worth expanding and replicating. The education her students receive—a love of art, a love of Jewish heritage, a love of Israel, and a healthy dose of positive self-esteem—is invaluable.”
-Deena Glickman, Katamonim