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Kidcasso Art Studio Now Enrolling in East Arlington

Kidcasso, an art studio for students ages 3 to 18 that want to study, explore and create original works of art, is currently enrolling for summer classes and workshops at its Arlington and Wakefield locations. The studio invites students to engage in a variety of artistic activities that encourage team building, communication and self-awareness skills, while building upon national art education standards.
 
Children and teens are immersed in painting, drawing, sculpture and other art forms, with lots of encouragement for self-expression, says owner and art educator Laura Marie-Small. “Kidcasso teachers stress that there is no right or wrong in art, and that it’s up to the students, as artists, to visually speak the truth,” she says. “Our goal is to help guide our students in finding their own truth and forming their own ideas and identity.”
 
Kidcasso first opened its doors in Wakefield in 2007 and recently added a new location in East Arlington. Marie-Small hopes her young visitors will make a connection between their art and the world at large. “I want them to understand how art can greatly affect the wider population,” she explains. “It’s also my hope to instill respect and tolerance for others among students, which is why we foster a sense of studio ownership, teamwork and self-motivation.”
 
Locations: 2 Lake St., Arlington 02474; and 101 Albion St., Wakefield 01880. For information, call 617-257-3010, email [email protected] or visit KidcassoArt.com.