A Room for Art

A Room for Art is a place to paint, draw, build, print, bind, glue and sculpt. Classes for children and adults are held in a sunny home studio in Arlington, MA. More than a room, it is time and space to work with your hands, enjoy materials and make your ideas concrete.


A Room for Art is located in Arlington Heights at 115 Robbins Road. The Studio is down the driveway on the right side of the house.
Questions? Call
Ann 781 366 5955


Classes for Children
Workshops for Adults
Birthday Parties
Open Studios
Vacation and Summer Camps

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Fall Art Classes 2022

 Hi Everyone- 

I hope everyone is savoring the summer! 
(Please keep scrolling after my information to see another art opportunity for preschoolers at Lexfarm that I am lucky to be a part of!)

Here’s what the schedule looks like this Fall 2022. The session starts in October. All classes at my studio/ backyard 115 Robbins Rd, Arlington, Ma unless otherwise noted!

Both classes are mixed age 5-11 years old. In the recent past this has worked for families with a number of kids attending.
I am hoping to run some workshops for older students. Let me know if you have children in Gr 4 or 5 or middle schoolers who may be interested. 

Each class we will focus on a project for the first hour or so and then students work/play with materials available. We will do a mix of 2D and 3D work. My intention is to give time and space to children to express ideas in a variety of media. My role is to make materials accessible, give them a starting point and then let the playful process begin!

Art Camp 2022

Mondays 3:30-5pm  8 classes

10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/28.   

10/24 at Robbins Farm Park, meet at the corner of Eastern and Grandview at the top of the sledding hill
11/21 at Menotomy Rocks Park, meet at the Jason Street entrance a the adjacent field

Wednesdays 2:30-4pm  8 classes

10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30

10/19 at Robbins Farm Park, meet at the corner of Eastern and Grandview at the top of the sledding hill
11/16 at Menotomy Rocks Park, meet at the Jason Street entrance a the adjacent field

Note no Mon class on 10/10 Indigenous People’s Day/ Canadian Thanksgiving and no class 11/23 the Wednesday before Thanksgiving

$180 for 8 classes
$100 for 4 classes (either the first set of 4 or the second set)
Sibling discount 10% off total

To Register: Send me an email, let me know your class preference, bring fees and paperwork first class (I will send you the paperwork) or send cheque and paperwork to Ann Wynne, 115 Robbins Rd, Arlington, Ma 02476

If you haven't taken classes here before, please send paperwork by mid September.

Art at LexFarm
If you haven’t been over to the Lexington Community Farms since Busa left you are in for a treat! It’s right beside the Res on Lowell street. It’s an organic farm that has CSAs and a farm stand and is evolving community programs (yoga with Wonder Yoga, musicians, and an education program Rachel Curtin (mother of Simona for Great Ex families) is expanding. Take a look at their website! 


Let’s let the life at the farm inspire us! Come play and make art with natural materials and traditional art media. The garden is a rich source of the elements artists use – color, shape, line and texture. We’ll also visit the animals at neighboring Silk Fields Farm and enjoy the sights and sounds there.

In this 8-class series children will use their senses through games, scavenger hunts, drawing, painting and building. Each class will include an open-ended project as well as time to explore materials through play and get to know the farm environment.

Class size is limited to 10 children with 2 teachers. We’re lucky to have guest teacher Ann Wynne joining us on the farm this fall! Ann is a local artist, art teacher, and seasoned early childhood educator with a background in nature education. You can check out her art blog here. Ann and our lead farm educator, Rachel, are excited to collaborate on this new class series!

Monday Mornings, 9:30-11:30 am
Dates: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7
*rain date 11/14

Members: $235, Non-members: $280

Monday, February 21, 2022

Summer Art Camp 2022

Artcamp 2022 
the big paper roll Art Camp 2021 Robbins Farm Park

Summer Art Camp is a morning program for 5-11yr olds. Art projects are linked to games, stories, playful physical challenges and experimentation with elements like water, sand, clay, bubbles, earth and air. We do individual and collaborative work with a variety of 2D and 3D materials. The work is inspired by nature, fine artists, the materials themselves, and each other. It’s summer and the aim is to get wet, dirty and immersed in the elements! 

When: 9am -12noon

Week 1 June 27- July 1
Week 2 July 18- July 22
Week 3 July 25-July 29

Where: 115 Robbins Rd, Arlington 
Camp will be held at the studio down the driveway to the right of the house. Door is on the left. We will minimize the use of the indoor space as we have all this year. We will work and play in the backyard and at Robbins Farm Park

Approximate Schedule:

9:00 Gathering activity outside
9:15 Meeting and Art Project, free play
10:30 Bathroom and snack
Walk to the Park, Games (this timing is subject to weather, how much everybody needs an open space to run and the whim of all the artists involved)
Free play at studio

12:00 Pickup at 115 Robbins Rd

Early Pickup: Let me know if you need to pick up your child early. You can come to the park if we are there.

How to contact us during camp: Ann’s cell: 781 366 5955
Drop off and Pick up: 115 Robbins Rd

What to bring

-water bottle
- if raining, a rain coat
-simple snack (no nuts)

- hat
-shoes to run in(no flip flops please)
-clothes that can get dirt, paint, glue and more on them(I have smocks)
-sunscreen (please apply at home)

It is also helpful if you eat breakfast and do a bathroom visit before you come to camp! (full stomach, empty bladder)

I will have an assistant with me from 9-12 each day. They will help me with materials, bathroom runs, cleanup and the trip to the park.

The Art

Visit the archives on this blog for pictures of past projects and summer camp archives. It will give you an idea of the materials I use regularly and the kinds of activities we do at camp. During Summer Camp we will do more with the outdoors and nature for inspiration. Each week will have a loose theme to tie the activities together. Some of the projects will produce products that we can play with outside. Some projects will be collaborative and others will simply be art to look at. There will be free time to experiment with materials.

The media will be a mixture of 2D and 3D.

I’ll let you know the themes later! (Not only do I need time to get it altogether, I also think that a theme does not tell a child what camp’s going to be like)

Registration! Please Read-

I am not going to take registration by email rather by mail (paper). Email me for a registration package  that you can drop off or mail. When I receive a complete package your child will be registered.

(This way I won’t chase anyone for contact information or $ and I can think about ART!)

$225 per week per child, $50 due at time of registration, balance due on or before 1st day of class
Sibling discount: 10% off total

The Registration Package
-contact information form
-release papers- photo and walk
-$50 deposit per child per week
-cheques payable to Ann Wynne
-mailing address: 115 Robbins Rd Arlington, Ma 02476

Spring Art Classes 2022

Hello All- 
Happy President’s Day and best wishes for a great vacation week. Here is the spring session information.

The Spring Session will be all about drawing, painting and being outside! I will schedule a couple of park classes and be sure to send reminds about location.

8 Mondays 3:30-5pm April 4,11,* May 2, 9, 16, 23, June 6, 13
8 Tuesdays 2:30-4pm. April 5, 12,* May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, June 7
(choose 1st or 2nd 4 classes or all 8 classes)

Monday May 2 and Tuesday May 3 at Robbins Farm Park. Meet at the top of the sledding hill, the corner of Eastern and Grandview
Monday June 6 and Tuesday May 31 at Menotomy Rocks Park, Meet at the Jason street entrance

*Note the 2 week break. I am going to Canada over April vacation and need a few more driving days

Fees: $100 for 4 classes, $180 for 8 classes
To Register: Send me an email with class preference, child's first and last name, D.O.B. 

Cheers, Ann
Watercolor and marker

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Winter Art Classes 2022

Welcome to Winter Art!

For the fall I tried to cluster a younger and older group but family logistics took over. So once again I will have multiple age groups so carpooling and getting here works for everybody. Both classes welcome 5-11 yr olds. Projects will continue to be the kind each child can work at their own level. We will continue to wear masks inside and will probably be mostly in the studio. I am not scheduling park visits but will watch the weather closer the start of the session and will plan to go outside if there is beautiful snow to exploit!

I am starting the session at the end of January.

Our focus will be building in 3D using cardboard in the first 4 classes then multi media in the last 4 (wire, fabric, paper, recycled materials, wood)

Here’s what I am planning for the next few months:

Monday 3:30-5pm 8 classes: 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21
Tuesday 2:30-4pm 8 classes: 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22

8 class session $180
4 classes- either first 4 or last 4 $100

Open Studios
Monday and Tuesday January 10 and 11 3:30-5pm
Thursdays February 10 and March 10
Drop in time for families to play and use available materials. Let me know the week before if you are coming so I can limit numbers)
$5, $10 max for families

To register: Send me an email with your child's DOB and class preference and I will let you know if there is still space. If so I will send you the registration papers.

Thanks, Ann

Artisan Sale at Roasted Granola Cafe

Come to the artisan sale at Roasted Granola! Saturdays 2-5pm. 12/11, 12/18

I will be there with journals and cards Dec 4 and 11 

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Fall Art Classes 2021

Farm country northwest of Toronto

Hello to All! The corn is high and the smell of mature grasses is in the air. I am in Canada visiting family and savoring the August days.

 I am offering classes on Mondays and Tuesdays this fall. Unlike prior years the classes will be consecutive. You have the choice of registering for 4 weeks or 8 weeks of the Fall Session, October-November. I am in Canada until 8/30 but have internet and email!

Pandemic Protocols: I want to be hopeful that soon we will be mask free but not yet! So I will continue to use outdoor spaces as much as I can and while indoor, we will all wear masks. I'll use my backyard and the local parks. Park classes will be rescheduled for severe weather. 

The Art: The focus for the fall is print making and versatile paper. Projects will use a combination of 2D and 3D materials to explore the possibilities with a variety of printmaking techniques. Experimentation and play is the goal!

I hope to do one park class per 4 class block. We'll move to play with art principles like line, form, texture, symmetry, composition and to exercise our artist senses!

Here is the Schedule:

Gr 2-5 Monday afternoons 3:30-5pm
Fall Block 1 10/4, 10/18, 10/25*, 11/1   *class at Robbins Farm Park
Fall Block 2 11/8, 11/15, 11/22*, 11/29   *class at Menotomy Rocks Park

K-Gr3 Tuesday afternoons 2:30-4pm. Note the earlier time due to school early release on Tuesdays
Fall Block 3 10/5, 10/12, 10/19*, 10/26   *class at Robbins Farm Park
Fall block 4  11/2, 11/9, 11/16*, 11/23.  *class at Menotomy Rocks Park

The age categories I choose are arbitrary and can be flexible to accommodate your schedule.

Open Studios: 
Art Play! Open Studios is a chance to visit the studio and choose to make art with materials offered. Or  build with blocks and other building toys. ( I don't lead a project during this time) All family and friends welcome to stay and play. It is a drop in time but registration is required- simply email me and tell me you are coming! (just so I can keep handle on numbers)
2 Thursdays 10/28 and 12/ 2  3:30-5pm
Fees: $5 drop in fee

To Register:

Classes: Send me an email with your child's name, DOB, anything I should know about your child's comfort in groups and class preference. I will send you the paperwork. If you are a family that has not participated I'm my programs before, please send me the paperwork by mid September. Returning families can bring it with fees the first day of class.

Open Studios: Send me an email before the Thursday it is on.

Classes: Each 4 week block $100, choose 2 blocks for $180
Sibling discount: 10% off total eg. 2 children, one block $200-20=$180

Open Studios: $5 drop in fee

Friday, August 20, 2021

Summer Art Camp 2021

Happy August to All!

Summer Art Camp 2021:

Thanks again to all who participated in summer Art Camp this year. We continued to use the pandemic push outdoors, the silver lining of the challenging year and a half we have had. Our themes were Water, Earth, Paper, Light which we used to inspire 2D and 3D projects. 

-water surface tempera paintings
-tiny dioramas with sculpted clay
-painted recycled packing forms
-watercolor fish strings

-rock paintings with grey/black tempera paint
-decomposer search, observe and draw
-big clay stories telling
-clay moulds and poured plaster

-paper mâché
-bas relief with crush/twisted/folded newsprint
-accordion books
-3D paper collage

-shadow paintings
-hot color mix and paintings
-shadow scapes with wood scraps
-recycled clear plastic and acetate sculpture 
-shadow puppets

playing at Robbins and the backyard