Akron ArtWorks is an art studio offering open studio sessions, fine art instruction, and therapeutic groups for children, teenagers, and adults. All ages and abilities welcome!
Your mind, body & soul on art.
Familiarize yourself with our studio and offerings by taking a look at our course catalog and events calendar. We hold group art instruction classes that meet once a week, weekend workshops, and open studio times. We also offer group therapy for teenagers and adults.
Upcoming Calendar Events
Give the gift of ART!!
Gift cards are available in any quantity. Here we have a few convenient options, but feel free to contact us directly if you would like to order another value.
A great way for teens to get together, relax, and be creative in a fun, safe, atmosphere. Each night has a theme as well as snacks and games, facilitated by our staff
Pre-registration Required: $20 per teen per session
Includes snacks + materials
9/21/19 Graffiti Art
10/19/19 Halloween Mask Making
11/23/19 Paintball Painting
12/14/19 Winter Lanterns
Have a drink and get creative, see what you can do! Pre-registration Required $25 per person, includes 1 drink + all materials
Saturday 9/7/19 (7-9pm) Henna Body Art Learn the temporary art of henna, including classic designs and techniques
Saturday 9/14/19 (7-9pm) Experimental Mono-Printing Create one-of-a-kind prints, part painting, part drawing. Learn the techniques and various styles of mono-printing!
Saturday 10/5/19 (7-9pm) Harry Potter Wand Making With a little unicorn hair or dragon-heart-string, craft yourself a Harry Potter-inspired wand
Thursday 10/31/19 (7-9pm) Halloween Mask Making Get out the plaster and your creativity for some ghoulish art making!
Saturday 11/16/19 (7-9pm) Sip & Splatter: Parents night out! Take a night out for yourselves and splatter your stress out in our splatter room
Saturday 12/7/19 (7-9pm) Alcohol Ink Learn the magic of alcohol inks and prepare gorgeous work just in time for holiday gift-giving
Thursday 12/12/19 (7-9pm) Holiday Ornaments Rustic wood to marbling magic, create beautiful new artwork to decorate your tree.
Create like the masters... learn their techniques, a touch of art history, then leave with your own interpretation of their particular style!
Pre-registration Required $25 per person, includes 1 drink + all materials
Thursday 9/12/19 (7-9pm) Georgia O’Keeffe, From skulls to petals, embrace pastels and try out her style
Saturday 9/28/19 (7-9pm): Pablo Picasso, Learn about the man, the myth, and try out your own cubist work!
Saturday 10/12/19 (7-9pm): Yayoi Kusama, Learn about her unique style and create your own Kusama inspired work
Saturday 11/9/19 (7-9pm): Andy Warhol, Make your very own Warhol-inspired print... soup cans and all!
Thursday 11/21/19 (7-9pm): Vincent Van Gogh, From Starry Night to the Lilies, apply Van Gogh’s techniques to your work
This open studio we will be making Fall seasonal lanterns. Turning jars into lights decorated with fall themes. Create a scene of trees and leaves or a negative space leaf silhouette or maybe just the colors of the season. This activity can take about an hour but you are welcome to pull up a stool and stay longer!
Drop-in studio hours are 1-4pm.
Akron ArtWorks, 1720 Merriman Rd, Suite A, Akron, OH
$10 individual, max $25 family (up to 4 persons)
Buy an OPEN STUDIO CARD ($100) in the studio and get 5 FAMILY visits for the price of 4!
This class will focus on using artistic processes and materials to facilitate relaxation and coping, addressing issues common in pre-teens and teens.
Facilitated by: Dr. Karin Coifman
Sundays 4:30-5:45pm; $20 per session (Pre-Registration by session required)
9/8/19 Relaxation & Coping (Watercolor & India Ink)
10/6/19 Handling Anger & Intense Emotion (Tempera Paint)
11/3/19 Conflict & Communication: (Drawing & Collage)
12/8/19 Persistence & Reward (Paper Mosaic)