OPEN STUDIO TIME
We have a variety of pieces you can paint and/or Decoupage a picture onto for a custom look. Comic books and magazines are available for cutouts, but you can bring in your own picture to use for this project. School pictures make great presents when decoupaged onto a small chest, an ornament or plaque for family members.
Create an outline for a design or pattern with black window art edging, then fill it in with bright colors. Simple patters and letters are available to trace. Provides the look of stained glass at a fraction of the cost!
Paracord, beads and semi-precious stones. Learn the simple knot structure for a paracord bracelet. A variety of color cording and clips available.
SIMPLE ART FOR NOVICE ARTISTS
Tye Dye - Squirt, Spray or Paint a tye dye shirt or bag. Finish it off with fine clothes markers.
Come in and get a Henna Tattoo. Henna is a plant based temporary tattoo medium and lasts about 2 weeks
CLASSES and COURSES
We host a variety of classes each month along with special monthly events based on the season. Some examples include:
PARTY PLANNING and GATHERINGS
THE GROOVY GATHERING
Looking for something to do with a small group of friends, and don't want to wait for a scheduled class? Call us to reserve a table for a GROOVY GATHERING. Nearly any class or craft can be setup as a GROOVY GATHERING. Intended for 4-6 people, you pay in advance and we reserve a table for you and set it up with the craft of your choice. Great for small henna, painting or jewelry making parties. You can bring your own food and drink (BYOB) for these gatherings. Prices are based on the craft or art project scheduled for your gathering.
KIDS PARTY PLANNING
Outings can be scheduled Monday - Friday 12 noon - 6 PM and allow for smaller groups.
GROUP INNINGS - If your group cannot get out, call to discuss an Inning!
We understand there may be cases where small groups cannot come to the studio. Parents may also want to add Arts & Crafts to a birthday party being hosted at home. In these cases you can schedule an Inning and we'll bring the Arts & Crafts projects to you! Innings are limited to Canvas Painting, Wood Craft and Seasonal/Holiday crafts.
Innings for groups are 2 hours in length unless otherwise scheduled, and groups should plan an additional 20 minutes for setup and 20 minutes for breakdown clean up. Host must also provide cleaning supplies.
RAD ART offers a unique opportunity in the community for fundraising events. The studio can booked for part of the day or the full day for multiple sessions. If your group can sell anywhere between 25 - 60 tickets to an event, we can help you raise needed funds and create an art event which has a theme appropriate to your cause.
ART PROGRAMS When Oxford Schools are not in session
RAD ART hosts arts and crafts programs on days the Oxford School System is not in session and several sessions during summer vacation. Art Camp is a day arts and crafts program with morning and afternoon sessions
A full single day is $60 and a half-day is $35. Morning session runs from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm and Afternoon Session runs from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. 12-1 PM is our hour for lunch. Art students can bring a bagged lunch the AM or PM session. Artists should wear clothes that they can get messy, although we have aprons to wear.
During full weeks of art programs - parents can sign up their children for a multiple sessions or alternatively:
A full week of morning art sessions 9:00 am - 12:00 PM
A full week of afternoon art sessions 1:00PM to 4:00PM
A full week both morning and afternoon art sessions
OXFORD AFTER SCHOOL ART PROGRAM
RAD ART also hosts an after school art program for children attending Quaker Farms School, Oxford Center School, or GREAT OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Oxford has a bus run which will bring your artist to the RAD ART Studio for the after school program. A RAD ART staff member will greet the bus with a list of children expecting to attend, and will walk them into the studio to check in.
There are only 10 slots total for the AFTER SCHOOL ART Program and it is on a first come first served basis.
To provide flexibility for working parents, our pickup time is set at 6:30PM, allowing parents who work in Hartford and New Haven adequate time, and the crafters enough time to complete a project.
Conveniently located oin the Quarry Walk Plaza (right off Oxford Rd) the RAD ART studio provides a great location for commuting parents, and kids wanting to pursue arts and crafts classes