Silk artwork created by students form The House of the Good Shepherd
4 Elements Studio strives to provide a nurturing environment and support creative expression for all artists, at any level and age. In addition to community workshops, 4 Elements Studio provides programming for community and human services organizations looking to offer artistic opportunities or expand their arts programming. Taught by experienced teaching artists, our arts programming includes pottery wheel throwing, pottery hand building, jewelry making, silk painting, creative movement and other specialized classes. Partnerships and clients include:
The House of the Good Shepherd
Midtown Utica Community Center
The Neighborhood Center
If you’re an organization looking to offer or develop your arts programming/education and would like to work with 4 Elements Studio, please email Holly@4elementsstudio.org or Vartan@4elementsstudio.org.
Special Needs services
4 Elements Studio strives to provide a nurturing environment and support creative expression for all artists, including individuals with a wide range of disabilities. We make art and creative expression available to those impacted mentally and physically through individual or group specialty classes, including pottery wheel throwing, pottery hand building, painting, silk dyeing and painting, creative movement and drumming.
Participants learn life skills through their art process and a step-by-step method is used from the beginning to the end of completing an art project. Working on-site at 4 Elements Studio provides the opportunity to work within a dynamic arts community, being inspired by our Resident Artists and community members, and sharing their creativity with others.
Partnerships and clients include:
Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Resource Center for Independent Living
Upstate Cerebral Palsy
Brandan Moreau in the painting studio.
Nick Bonacci with his clay vessel.