Welcome to the Studio School

To Our Students, Supporters, and Art Lovers

During this uncertain period, non-profits are working hard to remain financially viable, while our doors are closed. The Studio School has operated for thirty years and provided art instruction to thousands of students of all ages. Our faculty is comprised of professional, working artists who bring knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm to their students. We love our students and look forward to seeing them in one of the exciting classes we are eager to start, as soon as the coronavirus is behind us.

Please consider making a donation to our school to help us weather this time. Any amount would be appreciated. We are a 501c3 non-profit.

Thank you for your support of The Studio School,
The Faculty


The Studio School is reopening in June, 2020 for classes offered in the summer schedule. In order to maintain a safe environment for our faculty and students we will do the following:

  • Keep tables six feet apart
  • Only 8 foot tables are in place
  • Maximum of 10 students in front room
  • 8 students in back room
  • Cleaning of tables, doorknobs, faucets, etc. before classes start
  • Table mats will not be used; bring a white trash bag or plastic to cover your space. Take it home to throw away.
  • Wear masks and gloves
  • There is a clorox solution in spray bottles to use on tables. Instructors will wipe down tables and chairs after each class.
  • General classroom cleaning of surfaces will take place on a regular basis.
  • Extra bleach and paper towels are in the cabinet in the front room.

We look forward to resuming classes. We will monitor the pandemic continually, in case of needed policy changes.

The Studio School Faculty


The safety and well-being of The Studio School’s students, faculty and the community at large are of top priority as we make plans for Summer classes. In view of the worsening COVID-19 crisis and the president’s declaration of a national emergency, we might have to make difficult decisions over the next few months involving our Summer classes and workshop. As classes do not start until June, we are hoping for the best and that we can go ahead as planned. However, we will reassess as time passes to do our part as we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and The Virginia Department of Health. Changes might become necessary as guidance continues to be updated. We will keep you posted on our website of any changes regarding the school.

We encourage you to reserve your space in one of our exciting Summer classes. Please rest assured that in the event it becomes necessary to cancel classes, refunds will be promptly issued.

Please feel free to contact any instructor by email if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you in the better days ahead and wish you all the best!

Stay healthy and keep painting!

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Throughout our 30 years of operation, The Studio School has provided an exceptional level of art education and exploration to thousands of art enthusiasts. We are a thriving, energetic art organization that offers instruction by some of the valley’s most notable artists. If you’ve thought about taking an art class but haven’t gotten around to it, now is a great time! If you are already are a student, we thank you for being a part of our success!

Our classes are taught by our Area’s Leading Artists for All Ages and All Levels! Small classes ensure that everyone receives one-on-one attention. Each year we host trips here and abroad, along with annual shows and intensive workshops led by nationally recognized artists.We are located inside the upper level of Towers Mall • 2137 Colonial Avenue, SW, Roanoke, Va. 24015 • 540-206-2209