About

ARTWORKS Studio

Combining Art & Education Since 2010

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

-Pablo Picasso

Our Story

We opened our doors for students and families in August of 2010.

Our space first became available to homeschoolers and preschoolers and then grew into our afterschool art program, which continues to inspire the heart of our studio; a place where we are passionate about offering quality and affordable instruction in the arts for all ages.

Why Art Matters

At Artworks Studio we believe that creativity is inherent to who we are as human beings, and we are here to help people develop and grow that essential characteristic.

Working in the arts involves holistic growth that extends to confidence building, problem solving, and enhancing communication with ourselves and others.

We are here to serve our students by being invested in their creative work by providing a safe environment for them to experiment, fail, and try again.

We create classes that facilitate collaborative learning that encourages students to learn from one another all while building their social and emotional intelligence.

Our Team

Kathy Wotton

Kathy Wotton

Owner/Instructor

With a degree in Art Education, Kathy has always found innovative ways to get art into the lives of children outside of their school days.

With an emphasis in Art History and craftsmanship, Kathy believes that art as an extracurricular activity is an essential component to growth in both children and adults.

You will find her greeting her after school art students with great enthusiasm, encouraging adult creativity seekers to try something new, and celebrating birthdays with a passion for hospitality!

Beth Guikema

Beth Guikema

Communications/Event Planning

Beth is our Communications and Events Planner. Beth is the one that will help you design the event that is perfect for your group!

If Beth were a superhero, her superpower would be organizing and planning events. She personalizes each event to cater to your group’s unique needs.

Beth has a Master’s degree in communications, alongside 18 years of event planning experience. When not at the Studio, she can be found using these same skills in her freetime as she chairs events for school PTOs, helps out with youth sports, and directs programs for her church.

At ArtWorks Studio, Beth will work with you to make your birthday party, fundraiser, or special event memorable.

Colleen Fernandes

Colleen Fernandes

Workshop Instructor

Colleen has been a member of the ArtWorks team for over 5 years.

Colleen has a background in calligraphy, floral arranging, window displays and designing, home styling and furniture repurposing.

Colleen is excited to use all of her talent and skills here with students of all ages.

You’ll find her at the studio teaching canvas paint classes, font classes, and special workshops.

Elisa Murphy

Elisa Murphy

Instructor

Elisa become a Certified Zentangle Teacher to share her experience that access to art improves our busy lives. Every time Elisa teaches a class at the studio she has three goals: to remind participants of their unique creative ability, to help students realize that the joy of art comes from the “doing” not necessarily the “done”, and to give students skills that can be carried into other projects.

With a unique background in social services and crisis intervention, Elisa is passionate about meeting student’s various physical and/or cognitive function levels, and ensuring that all students have access to creative outlets.

Elisa is here to show us the versatile beauty of Zentangle when the words we need might be escaping us.

Mari Steinmann

Mari Steinmann

Instructor

A pharmacist by education and an artist by heart. Mari’s philosophy is that creation is at the core of all art.

Over the years Mari has practiced many forms of art, from ballet dancing to designing clothing. However, the apex of her love for art is drawing, watercolor, painting, and Zentangle.

Mari believes that art plays a major role in the development of children, the maintenance of adults, and the sanity of seniors. Mari believes that art gifts us with self-esteem and self respect, helps us become better listeners of others, and improves our emotional intelligence.

Sharon Grant

Sharon Grant

Instructor

Sharon has been working in special education and integrating art for over 40 years. She believes art is therapeutic as well as enriching. Her favorite mediums are watercolors and pottery. While teaching watercolors, she tries to put her students minds at ease, by sharing tips and tricks to help them be successful. She enjoys combining wheel throwing with hand-building in order to create functional and decorative pieces. Her inspiration for her own art often includes animals and nature.

Kelly Grant

Kelly Grant

Instructor

Kelly Grant’s story with Artworks started 2 years ago when she and her children fell in love with the studio and all the joy, creativity and excitement they discovered once inside its doors! She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and has many years of experience as a Special Education paraprofessional. She has worked with children from ages 3 to age 22!   She enjoys spending time with her two children and her husband, going to the beach, hanging by the pool and reading any book that she can get her hands on. You can find Kelly in the studio on weekends guiding birthday parties and events!

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Address

15 North Main St. Bellingham Ma 

Call Us

(774) 804-3149