Skillful Gifting: A Selection of Art Classes Available in Marin

By Kasia Pawlowska

Studio 4 Art

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With holiday-themed family workshops like ceramic platter making, locations in Mill Valley and Novato and many classes offered off-site, Studio 4 Art covers a lot of land. Founded in 2000 by Kebby McInroy — an artist whose experience includes clothing design, oil drafting and a background in early childhood education — this family-owned business has been helping kids aged 2 to 15 develop creative thinking and problem solving skills through art. Class topics range from staples like drawing and painting, but some of the curriculum also involves history and science, such as an art + science STEAM course that has students working with clay, recycled material and other mediums to see how the two subjects are connected. Prices vary with certain workshops starting at $22, to $274 for 2 months of of clay, ceramics, pottery sessions. Parents may enroll children online.