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Summer Youth Art Camps & Clay for Kids Scholarships

Summer camps are available for registration online!  Scholarships can be used for after school programs or school vacation camps! As many of you know, we sell abandoned workshop pottery for $1 each if it’s been here for over 6 months. The proceeds of these sales goes to provide scholarships so local youth can attend art […]

Summer Session Open for Registration!

Crazy enough, just as soon as they were offered, the evening pottery classes have already filled up. Please email info@550arts(dot)com to be added to the evening class waitlist. Things do shift last minute and sometimes spots open up, so let us know if you’re interested! Other classes to choose from: Stained Glass Soft Pastels Acrylic […]

Spring Session Open for Registration

We are adding Soft Pastels to the class offerings! Other classes to choose from: Stained Glass Acrylic Painting Drawing Watercolor Painting Clay – Pottery Wheel Clay – Hand Sculpting Adults and teens 15yo+ are welcome to join. Learn more here. 

Winter Session Update

There is still space in Oil Painting, Watercolors, Acrylic Painting, Drawing, and daytime stained glass classes.   All clay hand building classes are full, and all pottery wheel classes are full.  Please email to be added to a waitlist.   Spring Session begins early April. Online registration opens 3 months prior.

Handmade Holiday Market!

Handmade mugs, bowls, ornaments, and serving ware for your centerpiece entrees and appetizers! This will be a great place to find last-minute gifts, unique and one-of-a-kind items, pottery for your table, and housewarming gifts.  Studio 550 is hosting its annual Handmade Holiday Market of pottery and glass art from December 18-23 (Monday-Saturday) from 12-8PM each […]

Quality time for Thanksgiving

For the whole month of November, Take-and-Make kits are 20% off! Order one here: https://www.550arts.com/classes/diy/ We will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend (including Small Business Saturday), so staff can enjoy much loved quality family time! We are encouraging others to do the same with some interactive take-home activities. Not only do you get the […]

Monster Hunt 2023

Find a Monster. Keep a Monster. Discover Downtown.    When: Saturday August 26th, 11am public hunt, 10:30am youth hunt Where: Studio 550 activity hub and Elm Street north to Bridge St. Why: Studio 550 hopes that by putting art out in the streets people will find joy in walking their city in search of the unexpected.  […]

Master Potter David MacDonald: Visiting Artist Workshop

Watch as David makes some of his iconic works!  The weekend of September 16-17 David MacDonald will be visiting Studio 550 Art Center and demonstrating how he makes some of his iconic works. Large platters, stacked vases, teapots, geometric carving and patterning are all potential subjects.  View his work here: http://davidmacdonaldpottery.com He has been working with […]

Oils, Acrylics & Drawing in the Fall

Join us in the Fall to learn either Oil Painting, Acrylic Painting, or Drawing with our new instructor Phoebe-Agnès! Phoebe-Agnès Mills is a figurative and portrait painter who grew up in rural Tennessee. Having earned a Bachelors in Philosophy and Art from the University of the South, she has also studied at New York Academy […]

Acrylics & Drawing classes are back this summer

This summer Studio 550 Art Center is excited to welcome a new teacher to offer acrylic painting and drawing to the class line up. Phoebe-Agnès Mills is a figurative and portrait painter who grew up in rural Tennessee. Having earned a Bachelors in Philosophy and Art from the University of the South, she has also […]