Teens Enjoy New Classes at Studio Arc

Three photos: Left, a woman in green helping a girl in blue put on a bracelet; center, a boy in green and a girl in blue selecting beads from a container; right, a girl in a pink Mickey and Minnie Mouse sweatshirt showing a beaded bracelet by holding up her arm.

Studio Arc has become the place to be for teens, with a variety of classes that provide opportunities for participants ages 13 to 20 to learn new skills alongside peers in a fun, creative atmosphere.

Following a successful two-part mosaic class in December, teens enjoyed jewelry-making classes on January 20 and 27, where they crafted colorful bracelets and other accessories together.

Coming up in February and March, a new STEAM-based series of classes will feature lessons that explore creativity and problem-solving with peers through science, technology, engineering & design, art, and math. Classes will run from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on February 10, 17, 24, and March 2 at Studio Arc. (NOTE: Registration is full for these events, but additional STEAM classes are planned for the future.)

These classes are offered at no cost to families thanks to a generous grant from the Partnership for Children of Essex.

The Arc of Essex County’s newest program center, Studio Arc provides visitors with opportunities to engage in a wide range of visual and creative arts classes. If you are interested in learning more about the exciting and fun activities offered at Studio Arc, contact Director of Day Services Creative Programming Angela LoSapio at (973)535-1181 ext. 1231 or alosapio@arcessex.org.