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Imagination in Every Medium at the Artisan Studio

Marlene Bohnyak has been teaching art for more than 20 years in Marlboro Township.

If you can dream it, Marlene Bohnyak and her team of art instructors can teach you how to bring it to life.

Step one foot into her Marlboro Township studio, and anyone can tell Bohnyak's world happily revolves around art.

Bohnyak is the owner of The Artisan Studio, located in the Hobart House on Route 79 for the past 9 years, and she prides herself in providing a rich art experience for all ages.

"I have children that have been with me for years, and adults that are finally realizing their love of art."

The Artisan Studio offers classes from pre-school to adult and teaches ever medium, from papier-mâché to advanced painting. For Bhonyak and her students, any form of expression is a way to release.

Bohnyak's staff is comprised almost entirely of her former students, some of which she used to teach out of her home in Marlboro.

Bohnyak said her studio goes beyond teaching brush strokes, and is one of the few art schools around that incorporates art history for children. Classes teach children about famous artists, and how to mimic those artists in their own ways.

"We want them to really use their imagination," Bohnyak said. 

Bohnyak and her staff also offer birthday parties, and ladies nights out. The seasoned artist said ideas are chosen in advance by the children or adults, and The Artisan Studio will produce a creative and doable art project everyone can take home.

"We do mosaics, origami, painting. We really offer a wide variety of projects," Bohnyak said. "About 6 months ago, one little girl wanted everyone to make a Flamingo Princess, so we created a project for her."

The studio also teaches multicultural art, including origami, which beautifully hangs from almost every corner of the ceilings. Bohnyak said not only is it important to teach art from all over the world, but it is important to create projects simple enough for children to understand the concept and make their own.

"With everything that is going on in the world, it's nice for the children to learn about art from around the world and appreciate it."

For a full list of classes, prices and other services, visit The Artisan Studio website.

Paul Cacioppo December 28, 2012 at 02:18 AM
Artisan Studio is just wonderful. My daughter has been going for 5 years. The instruction she receives has truly helped her develop as a young artist. The staff is great, and the variety of techniques taught is always challenging.

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