Local art studio is keeping students creative this summer


By WVUA 23 News Reporter Jessica Patterson

Are you or your child looking for a creative outlet this summer? Canvas and Crafts Studio is here to help.

The studio will be hosting art classes at their studio and schools throughout the area, offering step-by-step painting and candle-making classes for both adults and children.

Studio owner Kelly Magadan said she partnered with the Boys and Girls Club in Greensboro as a way to help students express themselves through art.

“It gives you confidence. I always tell kids that the only thing you’re ever going to do in life that there’s not a right or wrong is art,” she said. “It’s your expression. It’s what you want to do. It’s the creativity. Kids these ages, they have just oodles of creativity.”

Magadan added she wants to help show that art is available to everyone — even if you don’t have professional training.

“I’m not professionally trained. I started out, I had junior high art and high school art. You don’t have to be trained to be able to paint or express yourself,” she said. “It’s such great joy for me to work with the kids and see how proud they are of themselves and to have something that they can take home and keep forever.”

Magadan said the studio is always looking to partner with new schools, and that there will be more opportunities for people of all ages beginning July 1.

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