NH Open Doors this weekend!

We are a stop on the NH Open Doors tour this weekend! NH Open Doors is a celebration of handmade across the state, and, you know us, we are all about handmade.

Join us anytime this Saturday from 11am – 9pm to shop our selection of handmade items, where we host the creations of over 45 different makers. We are not an upscale hard-to-relate-to gallery with crazy expensive art, we are a “handmade for everyday life” kind of shop where most of our items are $20-60 and the items are meant to be used! We also have a lovely selection of items that are all under $10.

New in the shop are three DIY gift pack stations. Put together your own bath & body basket, decorate a “Let Love Grow” plant pot with a live succulent, or make a Tea Lover’s sample pack. We also have the work of new artisans in the shop – sterling silver jewelry, mosaic jewelry, stickers and prints, cups from over 20 ceramic artists across the country, and sooooo many plants.

We will also have a little game or two you can play to win discounts in the shop or some studio merchandise!

Come visit!

Registration for Summer Classes & Summer Art Camps is now live

Summer Registration is now Open!

Adults and teens can sign up to learn Pottery, Stained Glass, Drawing or Acrylic Painting in a 10-week session (drawing only 6 weeks) by going to this link: https://www.550arts.com/classes/

Beginners always welcome!


Kids Summer Pottery & Art Camps Registration Open!
Refer a friend and you both get 5% off registration!

Arts Explorer! (7-12yo):  Spend a full day camp exploring music, theatre, movement arts, mixed media visual arts and clay arts. No experience in any art form is needed! This is meant to be “exploratory”. Before and after care is available. Click here for the camp policies.  

Click the links below to Sign up:

July 8-12, 9AM-4PM each day: Arts Explorer! Week 1 (7-12yo)

July 15-19, 9AM-4PM each day: Arts Explorer! Week 2 (7-12yo)

July 22-26, 9AM-4PM each day: Arts Explorer! Week 3 (7-12yo)


Tween/teen wheel throwing (10-18yo) An afternoon weeklong intensive on wheel throwing and clay work. No clay experience is needed! We will cover the basics of the pottery wheel, hand sculpting and surface decoration. 1:30-4PM each day. 

Click the links below to Sign Up:

June 24 – 28, 1:30-4pm: Teen Wheel! (10-18yo)

August 5 – 9, 1:30-4pm: Teen Wheel! (10-18yo)


Mindfulness practice to get you through the week…

We are delighted to be able to share our space with Kathryn Costa, author of a beautiful Mandala tutorial book, creativity coach, and teacher. She is offering Mindfulness Mandala Art Classes at our space on Tuesdays with a different mandala lesson each week.

The mandala lesson will be offered twice each day, afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. and evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. Sign up for one, two, or every class. Each lesson stands on it’s own so you can pick and choose the class that piques your curiosity and works best for your schedule.

Each week features:

  • a new mandala art lesson
  • guided meditation to gently awaken your creativity
  • demonstrations and easy to follow step-by-step instructions
  • a theme to create mandala art for self expression and insight

Browse projects and sign up here: https://truenortharts.com/studio550/

2019 Valentine’s Date Night Ideas At Studio 550

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas At Studio 550


Sure, Roses are okay, chocolates are always great, but making something together is the way to really remember the day.

Studio 550 is excited to host a variety of Date Night ideas for the month of February.  Beginners are welcome in all workshops! No experience is necessary! Workshop participants are invited to take 10% off any additional purchases in the handmade gift shop during the night of their workshop. All workshops are respectfully BYOB.

Rose Stained Glass Ornaments – Learn all the steps of making a stained glass rose sun catcher. Assorted Fridays and Saturdays during the month. Sign up here.

Succulent Plant Arrangement – You’ve seen them at weddings and on Pinterest, now make your own plant arrangement with a wide assortment of succulent, sedum, and rosette plant babies. Bring some greenery into your home. Sign up here.

Adult’s Night Out! Clay Sculpting – Come create something fun and functional once a month with guided instruction. In February we are creating salt and pepper shakers and next month we are making charcuterie/cheese boards. To see future projects, click the link! Sign up here.

Date Night in the Pottery Studio Get a crash course on the pottery wheel with the assistance of a trained instructor. Each person gets their own wheel. All instruction and materials to create at least one food-safe and microwave-safe piece of handmade pottery per person. Extras can be kept for $5 a piece. Workshops are held Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year at 6PM and 7:30PM each evening. We are also hosting a special 7:30 session on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:30PM. Sign up here.