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Novato's Studio4Art Celebrates Four Years with the Opening of the Annex

Studio4Art AnnexNovato's Studio4Art celebrates not only its four-year anniversary, but also the opening of its new Annex, located directly behind the main studio! This new space will be used for parties, summer and holiday camps, workshops, and classes for children two years and up. The Annex will also serve as a gallery for student-created artwork and student art shows. The main studio will continue to be the place for drop-in art sessions as well as the retail area where customers can continue to find quality art supplies and unique art gifts.

Studio4Art has been serving Novato and surrounding communities in Marin and Sonoma County since it was opening in September of 2008 by owner Kebby McInroy. Studio4Art has maintained a specialized niche within the community, serving schools, families, and civic groups such as scout troops and dens. Studio4Art continues to advocate for children of all ages and their creative needs by offering affordable and quality hands-on classes, summer and holiday camps and workshops, and drop-in art sessions covering a variety of media from acrylic, watercolor, and oil painting, to sewing, wheel-throwing, clay hand-building, silk screening, block printing and mosaic-making.

The opening of The Annex means that Studio4Art will be able to offer more of its programs concurrently and further serve the needs of the community. Prior to the opening of The Annex, the main studio would often be bustling with classes, camps and birthday parties, sometimes leaving out the families who may want to occasionally drop in to create an art project. The new space will allow for everyone to explore their creativity at the same time. The Annex at Studio4Art also aims to give teens a space to create. The Annex will offer a more studious environment where teens can take subject-specific art classes, such as oil painting. The main studio will continue to offer drop-ins with the addition of new Saturday hours.

We've taken a number of classes and attended a few birthday parties at Studio4Art, and always had a great time, not to mention the fact that we came home with some amazing artistic creations. The staff is very helpful and good with kids, so it's definitely worth a visit if you're in the mood to get creative. We're really excited about the opening of the Annex and the possibility for even more classes and resources.

Studio4Art is located at 1133 Grant Avenue in Novato, with The Annex directly behind at 972 2nd Street. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and a new time of 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays. Parties may be booked in the Annex on Friday evenings as well as three different times on Saturdays and Sundays. For more details on Studio4Art programs and class offerings, drop-in sessions, upcoming camps and holiday workshops, or to book a party, check the studio website at, call (415) 596-5546 or email