Studio For Youth


The Studio for Youth is a professional studio space for young artists to explore the sculpture medium. For decades this space was used to cast and fabricate hundreds of metal sculptures by Larry Griffis Jr. When Simon P. Griffis took over as the Ashford Hollow Foundation Director, he dedicated this space to teach the youth of Western New York what his father taught him. Today, hundreds of children (and adults) get a hands on experience with plasma cutting and welding in our sculpture studio at the Essex Art Center. We provide weekly classes, one time hands-on school sessions, studio visits, and workshops.

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