Our studio space is broken into multiple fun and lively classrooms as well as custom designed free spaces for play. Whether you’re joining us for our weekly story time under “Willow’s Tent” complete with props, puppets and free popcorn or meandering through the “Enchanted Forest”, there is no doubt that you will be having fun! Our open space also includes studio time in our “sensory art room”. This space is specifically designed for children 3 and under although all are welcome to come and explore in a safe, non-structured environment with access to a wide range of inspiring materials and a variety of ways to explore them. Along with special featured activities and materials, centers include: play dough, drawing, painting and printmaking, a lego wall, reading nook, sand play and more. Children can move freely between different activity centers, spending as little or as much time as they choose at each. Though our studio educators do not give formal art instruction in the sensory art room; we encourage creative thinking, provide gentle guidance and offer support as needed.
For children 3 years and up, we offer one-time workshops, as well as classes with multiple sessions, semester-long classes and summer camps. You are welcome to ‘drop-in’ to any open semester class, or join mid-semester (fees will be pro-rated), if you RSVP in advance. We have three designated classrooms one each for pottery, art and music & fitness.
The studio also features a beautiful gift shop filled with the finest accessories designed to inspire and nurture creativity and satisfy the most curious child! We carry art materials and kits, musical toys, books, CDs, DVDs, science materials and kits, quality games, "thinking" toys, wooden toys and puzzles, fashion accessories and anything that excites us that we think fits in! We also sell Gift Certificates that can be used for classes, merchandise or Open Studio.
Everything is handpicked to support and complement what children experience in our classes allowing them to extend their experience at La Dee Da to their home environment. We showcase works from local independent artists chosen for their value and quality, as well as for their open-ended nature, we predict that the items you get here are things that your child will use over and over again, for years and are not your run of the mill kind of gifts. For art canvases please visit our Esty shop or have something custom painted just for you!
The little extras include free wi-fi and coffee for adults, a restroom with a changing table, built in fish tank and even our resident guinea pigs!
Take a tour of our studio and check out our Creative Class Schedule for some fun and informative classes and workshops!