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This summer, the Studio will close for three weeks to allow our staff to enjoy some time with their families before the fall and winter season hits us. As you know, we start to get quite busy beginning in October. The Studio will be closed from August 7 through August 28th and will reopen on August 29. Artisans will be able to use the studio during this time but there will be no daily classes or activities. Call the Studio for information.
Kids Clay Camp
5 week sessions start June 20
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10am–2pm
Ages: 8 years and up
Cost: $135 per session
Call 760-777-1444 for signup

summer_camp 2Details: The Old Town Artisan Studio announced their schedule of summer camps today. Located in Old Town La Quinta, the studio provides programs to such agencies as the Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley, the Family Y, local Girl Scouts troops, and others during the school year. In addition to continuing to provide programs to their existing partners, the studio will offer five separate 3 day “Kids Clay Camps” focused on the magic of clay. Sessions start the week of June 20, run on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM each day and include lunch and refreshments. The cost is $135 per session and limited scholarships are available. Each camper will learn to work on the potter’s wheel, will create a hand built project and complete two other projects during the camp. Instructors include master potter Sergio Naduville, local artist William Johnston, and “purveyor of creativity, Alana Marston. For camp schedules, please contact the studio at (760) 777-1444 or visit the award winning web site for more information.

Rod Puppet Workshop
June 27 – 30
Ages: 13 years and up
Cost: $175
Limited number of participants will be accepted
Call 760-777-1444 for signup

Details: The week of June 27, the Studio will host a special “Rod Puppet Workshop”, instructed by Scotty Shoemaker, a master creator of puppets for Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, and Busch Gardens/Sea World. Mr. Shoemaker is an illustrator, puppet designer and builder extraordinaire. In addition, he has developed animation projects for Scholastic Books and Sesame Street. This camp is limited to 15 participants over the age of 13 and limited scholarships are available. The cost is $175 for the four day program running Monday through Thursday and lunch/refreshments are provided. Each participant will design and create their own puppet during the workshop. More information is available on the studio website or you can see Scotty’s work on his Facebook page.


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Thanks to the support of Board Member, Kathy O’Keefe and the creativity of our resident “purveyor of creativity” Alana Marston, the Girls Night Out program and our new fused glass classes are becoming a huge hit among our growing list of outreach partners and customers. Whether they be a teen from one of the YMCA after school programs or a resident from Shadow Hills, each participant in these classes comes away amazed at what they are able to create. This year over 60 young people from the Y, our own Youth Advisory Board, and the Fred Young Labor Center created beautiful pendants and earrings for Mother’s Day. We are happy to say that Alana and William received lots of compliments and thanks from some very happy Mothers for making this happen. Please think about bringing a group to the studio for this wonderful opportunity to create your own special piece or design something for a loved one. Contact Alana to arrange for a special evening or afternoon.



The Circle of Friends was created to allow for the expansion of programs to existing and new partners. By donating $100 annually you will make a difference in the life of a student from our non-profit partners such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boys & Girls Club of Coachella Valley, Girl Scout Troop 106, Mourning Star, the Salvation Army After School program, DesertArc, the Y, La Quinta High School, local HUD housing after school programs, and local senior residential facilities.

Please join us today in making a difference in these children's and seniors lives.
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To thank you for your contribution, your name will be added to our Circle of Friends Wall.
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