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Welcome to Purple Crayon Studio!


*After school art enrichment classes and special workshops for elementary and middle school students.

 6 week after school class sessions

*Home based art studio located in Silver Spring Maryland near the YMCA and Four Corners

9715 Fairway Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20901


*Classes taught by former Corcoran Museum School of Art and Design Adjunct Faculty and Children’s Book Author-Illustrator

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$165.00 per six week session-all supplies included

$30 per 2 hour workshop-all supplies included.

**$10 per session discount for siblings enrolled on the same day or for any new child you refer to a class session.


**Advanced registration is required (via email) and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

*Maximum of 10 students per class


Payment policy:

*Payment in full due on the first day of class unless prior arrangements are made.

*No charge for advanced notification of a class absence during a session


Please make checks payable to: Joan Waites


**On the last day of each session and for special workshops, we will have a snack/juice to celebrate. Please let me know if your child has any food allergies or dietary restrictions**


**To reserve a space in any of the class sessions or workshop dates, please contact Joan Waites at:


               **Since we sometimes use paints or inks that stain clothes, it's best to wear older play clothes to the classes, and smocks are available.  


About Our Classes


Classes are held in a fully equipped and renovated home basement art studio. Each 6 week session revolves around a specific theme, and builds on basic to more advanced art principles. A wide variety of artist grade materials are used to complete projects. Individual attention is given to students so they are working at or above their age level. Classes typically have a maximum of 8-10 students.

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