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805.238.9800
1130 Pine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446

Introduce Your Kids
to the World of Art!

Nurturing Your Kids’ Imagination

Since our inception, we have been sharing the art process with the young people in our community. From private lessons and school field trips to our COLORbar, to the Kids Art Smart corner; there’s always something fun and interactive for kids to do Studios on the Park!

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Kids Art Smart

Bringing art to area schoolchildren

Since 2011 more than 18,000 schoolchildren have visited Studios on the Park for hands-on professional art classes completely free of charge as part of our Kids Art Smart program. They have studied and created works of art in mediums such as marbilizing, sumi-e resist painting, watercolor, collage, sculpting, ceramics, and printmaking.

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Filling a need in the community

What began as an experiment resulting from a one-time grant from the Central Coast Wine Classic has developed into the heart and soul of our efforts to share the creative process with our community. Gifts from many other generous donors and volunteers enable us to continue to present the program to all six elementary schools in Paso Robles and now all elementary, middle and high schools in neighboring districts.

We need your help!

Ordinarily, Kids Art Smart students (55% of whom are considered low-income and at-risk*) receive little to no formal arts education. The result is a lost opportunity to develop creative thinking and personal expression. Kids Art Smart changes this. We are currently fundraising to ensure that even more students from local schools can experience the joy of art! Sponsor a child for $33 or a classroom for $900.

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Get Involved!

If your child does not have access to Kids Art Smart through their school, please talk to their teacher about applying to be part of the program.

If you are a teacher and are interested in participating, request an application today.

Kids Art Smart At Home!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Studios on the Park found a way to get creative! Since students are unable to take field trips to Studios, we are bringing the art to them! The Kids Art Smart at-home boxes are available for free to any school age child. The box is packed full with materials for four different art smart projects! Art Smart Coordinator, Michelle Rollins, has created Youtube videos to teach each one of the projects. To get your art smart box, please contact michelle@studiosonthepark.org today!

 

For the projects, please click the links below

Impressionist Project

Personal Tree of Life

Woven Spirit Animal

  • Your efforts and hard work through the Kids Art Smart Program had a profound and positive impact on our students. The art lesson, coupled with the splendors of the "Castle," was simply tremendous! We at Pleasant Valley School are extremely grateful to all of you and your staff for making this program available to our kids.

    - Gil Campos, Superintendent Pleasant Valley
  • Every class/teacher in grades 4 and 5 have raved about this trip. They say it is the best trip ever, and we owe many thanks to the Studios for providing this opportunity. I hope that this can become an annual tradition!

    - Laura Brooks, Principal Vineyard Elementary School
  • Kids Art Smart has been an outstanding program and provided numerous opportunities for our Paso Robles students. We greatly appreciate Studios leadership and commitment to our district and look forward to continuing our partnership

    - Chris Williams, Past Superintendent PRJUSD

Current Projects

  • Kindergarten
    Watercolor & crayon wax resist projects with teaching artist Kathy Coombs
  • First Grade
    Impressionist Landscape paintings with teaching artist Sabreena Niazi
  • Second Grade
    Watercolor & collage robots with teaching artist Jordan Hockett
  • Third Grade
    Personal tree of life collage with teaching artist Michelle Rollins
  • Fourth Grade
    Woven Paper Spirit Animals with teaching artist Jessamyn Pattison
  • Fifth Grade
    Ceramic Fairy Houses with teaching artist Heather Cruce

Birthday & COLORbar Parties

Host an arty party at Studios on the Park!

Birthday party packages are designed for children ages 5 to 10. Arts educator Meagan Robbins leads a fun and hands-on experience. Customizable themes include Cars, Cats, Horses, Robots, Sand Castles, Sea Life, Seasonal Offerings, Sports, Sweets, Trains, and more.

All Packages Include:

  • Up to 10 guests (and up to 5 adults)
  • Celebrant’s choice of theme for project
  • Instruction by Meagan Robbins
  • Art materials
  • Set up and clean up!
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Easy and affordable art parties

Looking for an easy and affordable option for your child's birthday? We've got you covered with our COLORbar party packages. The simple watercolor projects feature already prepared original designs by Studios on the Park artists and are fun for all ages - even adults love taking part!

All Packages Include:

  • Up to 28 guests and 2 adult chaperones (minimum)
  • Participants choice of over 20 custom black and white designs
  • Watercolor materials
  • Fill-in-the-blank invitations
  • Use of classroom for 4 hours
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Schools & Teachers

Resources for educators

Education is a key focus for Studios on the Park, which seeks to explore and celebrate the creative process and promote critical thinking. The following offerings for students K-12 will help students and teachers to extend their learning experience above and beyond the classroom walls.

School Tours

A school visit to Studios on the Park gives students the chance to experience the art of creation. Through artist-centered guided discussions Studios encourage students to develop critical thinking skills and foster an appreciation for works of art and the creative process. Students learn to look carefully at works of art, speak with resident artists, and share their ideas. This emphasis on analytic skills provides a vital support to art studies as well as other areas of the school curriculum - from observation, analysis, and problem-solving in science to conversation, vocabulary-
building, and writing skills in language classes.

We offer three tour packages to choose from:

  1. School Tour only
  2. School Tour with Hands-On Activity (Grades K - 5)
  3. School Tour with Artist Demonstration (Grades 6 - 12)

Become a Studios Teacher

Studios on the Park is looking for teaching artists to join our team and educate and inspire our community and visitors. We are interested in instructors to teach one-time camps and workshops as well as classes throughout the year. Programming can be in any medium and for learners of any ability or age. Please contact Sarah Ambrose at sarah@studiosonthepark.org or call the office at 805.238.9800 with your proposal and images of your artwork and student artwork if applicable.

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