Open Studio

What can you imagine?
Come create it with us!


  • Monday through Friday

    2:30 – 5:00 pm

    (Summer hours from 1:30 – 4:30 pm)

    For youth ages 6-14

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Open Studio

Open Studio

DAVA’s Open Studio gives students a chance to explore, experiment, and express themselves in new ways. Choose from a wide variety of planned art projects, including ceramics, drawing, painting, and sculpture. There are even opportunities to learn about science, health, and different cultures in a fun way through art.

The Open Studio at DAVA is a rich playing field for experiential learning for youth ages 6-14. Students learn key social skills while working in an art studio to plan, problem solve, and finish projects successfully. Students are also expected to collaborate in community arts projects and participate in extra STEAM (science, technology, engineering, ART, and math) classes.

The Open Studio is a free program at DAVA. Parents fill out a one-time registration sheet but do not stay with students during class. The Open Studio is designed to encourage kids’ independence, skill development, and confidence. All registered students are welcome to attend on a drop-in basis.

Open Studio hours are Monday through Friday: 2:30 – 5:00 pm.




DAVA teaches me how to do so many things I never thought I could do.  We had to make a wearable fashion design from paper – the projects are so fun!

Francis, age 11