Scribble Art Workshop opens second location in Kent

KENT – Scribble Art Workshop, a developmentally-based art studio for very young children through to adults, is opening a second location in Kent Green Shopping Center in a building adjacent to Cozzy’s Pizza.

“Our mission is to develop creativity as a life skill that will serve our students beyond the art classroom,” said founder and owner Sasha Schwartz. “It’s always been a dream of mine to have a studio in my own community, a place where my family and friends can enjoy art together.”

Schwartz lives a 15-minute drive from Kent in nearby Wingdale, New York.


She said she had been immersed in the art world since she was an art teacher in Manhattan in the early 2000s. An entrepreneur at heart, she had a desire to offer art classes in outside the school setting to a wider audience and rented space in a yoga studio where she led workshops.

“These classes grew in demand very quickly until I needed to hire teachers and train them,” Schwartz said.

His successful art classes became his first studio and the Scribble Art Workshop was established in 2011. Scribble Art Workshop also has a Westchester studio in Dobbs Ferry, NY and also offers classes in New York.

She chose Kent because of how her studio would fit in with the city already has to offer.

“Kent is ripe for artistic creation,” Schwartz said. “While it’s full of galleries where people can watch and enjoy art from a distance, there isn’t really a central place where people can get dirty and engage in creating art together.”

His goal is for the Scribble Art Kent studio space to be a destination for families and friends to create art together, as well as being a community center that offers classes, workshops and art camps. school holidays, and also hosts celebrations, such as birthday parties.

Schwartz is building a carefully curated studio.

“This will be our largest space by far, with plenty of storage space for our supplies.” she said. “And the fact that we’re located downtown where we can easily walk outside to get inspired and create in nature is phenomenal.

“Plus, we’ll be right next to a sculpture museum,” she said, referring to Billy Morrison’s new art gallery, which is currently under construction.

Schwartz and his new team of Kent teachers plan to offer lessons for all age groups, including adults. These include:

Miniscribblers, where toddlers aged 18 months to three years and their parents can explore art experientially with developmentally appropriate art tools and activities.

Sensory Open Play, where toddlers aged 18 months to three years and their parents can freely pour, crush, collect and sort through the messy world of the doodling studio with other artists their age.

Preschool art school, where parents can drop off their 3 and 4 year olds for independent sensory play and art making.

Printmaking, where children in kindergarten through fifth grade can explore the elements of color, line, and texture through a variety of traditional and non-traditional after-school printing methods.

Toy Design, where children in kindergarten through fifth grade can explore the intersection of functional design and imaginative art-making through sculpting, painting, and collage techniques.

Sculpture, where children from kindergarten to grade five can develop their innate interest in construction by exploring all types of construction with a variety of materials and methods.

School holiday camps where students can spend time being creative when school is out with classes that include dollhouse design/architecture, fashion design, painting, printmaking and sculpture. The first arrives in February.

The workshop will also be available to host private birthday parties and will offer Drop & Dine parties, where parents can drop off their children for a night of artistic fun while they hang out together one-on-one.

The Kent Scribble Art Studio location is expected to open in mid-February.

“To celebrate, we’ll be hosting free Miniscribblers and Open House Art Making classes in addition to a Valentine’s Day workshop,” Schwartz said. Visit www.scribblearthworkshop.com register.

“My team and I are delighted to bring our art courses to Kent and the wider communities of Litchfield County and Dutchess County. Our hope is that by bringing the materials and methods that help people tap into their primal instinct for creation, they will see themselves as joyful artists who believe they know how to make something beautiful,” Schwartz said.

For more information on classes and upcoming events, visit www.scribbleartworkshop.com. To stay up to date with upcoming courses and events, sign up for the Kent rental newsletter.

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