What is the Art Lab?
The Art Lab is a locally owned and managed art studio and classroom, providing adults and children with creative avenues of self-expression through the arts.
The Art Lab was created by Maren Bell. Maren is a professional painter with her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She also teaches first through eighth grade art at a parochial school in Indianapolis.
Do I have to have to have any previous art experience to take a class at the Art Lab?
No! Art Lab classes encourage all students to learn something new, but previous experience is not required. We believe everyone can be an artist and individual expression is encouraged while learning new skills.
I am uncertain about leaving my child with a new teacher, can I stay and observe?
Parents are welcome and invited to stay and observe or wait for their child in the adjoining waiting room. Pre-school and 5-7 classes have one teacher and one assistant. Teachers comply to a criminal background check and all have extensive teaching experience. We are happy to address any concerns parents may have.
How old does my child have to be to be dropped off for an art class?
Children must be 5 years old to enroll with out a parent in an Art Lab class. Children ages 3-5 are welcome at drop in activities and parent child classes with a participating parent.