Chugim תשע”ט 2018-19


Welcome to The Open Studio, where your child will find his or her way through a hub or inspiration, support and opportunities to be creative, to learn, make friends and to bring out his or her own inner artist. Chugim located at the Open Studio (HaPalmach 33) begin the week of September 2. This year we will be offering our chugim in 4 locations throughout southern Jerusalem. While the art (read messy) chugim will continue to take place at The Open Studio’s home on Hapalmach street, we will also be offering chugim in English (with the Open Studio’s creative flair) at Beit Yehudit (on Emek Refaim), the New Katamon-Kiryat Moshe Community Center (Hapalmach 53) and at the Yehuda HaLevy School (Elroyi).

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@The Open Studio

HaPalmach 33 (Katamon)


pick up from Yehuda HaLevy & Horev schools

15:30-16:30 3D Art
16:45-17:45 Fabric Arts & Jewelry Making
18:00-19:15 Painting & Drawing


14:30-15:30 Open Studio Juniors
15:30-16:30 Art with the Masters
16:45-17:45 Fizz, Pop, Bang (Art & Science)


pick up from Evelina school

15:00-16:15 Open Studio
16:30-17:30 Baking & Art (ABC’s)
18:00-19:30 Open Studio Masters

Prices in nis: 1 hour chug – 265/month, 1.25 hour chug – 285/month, 1.5 hour chug – 315/month include materials and sketchbook.

Thursdays @ Beit Yehudit

Emek Refayim 12 (German Colony)

16:00-16:50 Getting Started with Reading
17:00-17:50 Creating the ABC’s
18:00-19:15 Writers’ & Illustrators’ Workshop

Sundays @ The New Katamon-Kiryat Shmuel Community Center

HaPalmach 53 (Katamon)

16:30-17:20 Creating the ABC’s
17:30-18:30 Game Making


3D Art – Mondays 15:30-16:30 

IMG_20180717_125946_Bokeh.jpgIf its not flat, we will make it in this chug. We will build, sculpt, melt, curl, bake, shrink, twist and attach; wires, paper, clay, FIMO, plastalina, cardboard, plastic, fabrics, plaster as we explore the concepts of shape, structure, texture, color and line.



Art with the Masters – Tuesdays 15:30-16:30

We will learn about and paint in the style of famous artists including Monet, Picasso, O’Keeffe and Van Gough and work in





Baking and Art – ABC’s – Wednesdays 16:30-17:30

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Children will learn the English letters and their sounds though an alternating baking or art project each week. Children build an alphabet book throughout the year with their pictures, artwork and recipes as they learn to recognize and put together simple words. Ages 4-6, English spoken. Includes portfolio book.


Fabric Ats & Jewelry Making – Mondays 16:45-17:45

IMG_20180809_141522_Bokeh.jpgWe will explore the world of textiles, sewing, dry and wet felting, weaving, quilling, fabric collage, beading, FIMO, embroidery and more creating our own accessories jewelry, wallets & pillows.



Fizz, Pop, Bang – Tuesdays 16:45-17:45

20151013_170118.jpgExplore where science and art meet. Make slime, rainbow volcanoes, sidewalk chalk paints, homemade egg paint and more. We will learn about color mixing, crystals, solutions, mixtures, magnetism, absorption and apply these concepts in our artwork. Ages 4-7




Open Studio – Wednesdays 15:00-16:15
IMG_20180809_142422_BokehOur namesake program. Children are given lots of ideas and inspiration to try out various techniques and art forms while focusing on alternating elements of art: color, shape, line, texture and value. For the first half of the year, we introduce and teach skills in various art forms such as: paper arts, glass and mosaic arts, textiles and fabric, jewelry making, painting & drawing, sculpture and more. As the year goes on, the children are given more choices and eventually design their own long-term projects. Grades 2-5

Open Studio Juniors – Tuesdays 14:30-15:30
IMG_20180808_134306__01.jpgSame as above, but with a bit more structure, and a focus on the elements of art: color, line, shape, texture and value. Gan Chova-Grade 2




Open Studio Masters – Wednesdays 18:00-19:30
IMG_20180808_102422.jpgSame as above, but with a bit more time and free choice. Pre-teens and teens are empowered and encouraged to explore their individuality, creativity and confidence. We start each session with a 10 minute art meditation, where students are encouraged to create in their sketchbooks using only the materials provided.  Ages 11-15.

Painting & Drawing – Mondays 18:00-19:15
IMG_20180820_112654_Bokeh__01.jpgWe will explore the elements of art and drawing using the 5 elements of art as our guide and will work in pencil, charcoal, chalks, watercolors, and acrylics. We will learn and work in various techniques representing realistic forms such as landscapes, still-life and perspective.




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Chugim run from Sept 3-mid June. Prices are on an annual basis, broken into 10 monthly payments for your convenience. There will be 35 sessions of each chug throughout the year, we basically follow the school calendar. Withdrawals mid-year will entail a one-month fee. Chugim are taught in English unless special requests are made for us to speak Hebrew. Payments are done by credit card each month. All prices are in NIS.

If your child has not yet been to the Open Studio, they are welcome to come try out as many chugim as they would like for 50 nis per chug.

*Pick ups from school cost 50nis per day of the week, per month. Minimum number of children required to arrange pick up.