Artsplace has been providing a creative environment for students to explore their artistic endeavors since 1991. This would not be possible without our fantastic teaching staff (many national award winners) of over 20 professional artists.
We offer a wide variety of art classes for all ages and levels. Our youngest student is four and the oldest ninety seven.
Artsplace is a most uncommon art school in that we provide standard supplies for all classes.
Our approach to children in elementary school is to require beginner and intermediate drawing classes before enrollment in any other class. This gives the children a firm foundation on which to base their future artwork. While we generally don’t have prerequisites for teens and adults, beginners can learn the basics of drawing in the comprehensive drawing class, “I Can’t Draw, But I Want to Learn.”
For those unsure of their skill levels, we will be happy to guide you. Teachers are generally able to accommodate various ability levels in each class. Teachers strive to help every student achieve personal success in art in a stress-free and fun environment.
Artsplace is proud to be partnered as a Town Department with the Cheshire Public Library. Many activities and special events are co-sponsored and reflect not only the fine arts, but also the culinary arts, performing arts, literary arts, outreach programs and much more!
The Cheshire Performing & Fine Arts Committee (CPFA) is a board of eleven appointed volunteers, meeting every third Tuesday at 7pm to promote the arts in Cheshire. Artsplace is an outgrowth of this important committee, established in 1989. CPFA sponsors many events, one being ARTSDAY held every March.
Also essential to the success of Artsplace is the Friends of CPFA/Artsplace, Inc. They sponsor an annual Author Event to raise funds for the Art Heals program. The Friends also offer an annual scholarship to an adult woman and provide support for many other Artsplace programs. Show your support by joining Friends. Yearly membership is only $5.00. The forms are in the main office lobby. Thank you!
Life is short, art is long. Keep making art!
Joan Pilarczyk, Artsplace Director