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Spotlight: Art Dept. Studios

Discover your creative medium with new art classes

Ali Griesel is the passionate new owner of Art Dept. Studios in Doylestown and Newtown. She’s worked there for the past three years teaching pottery classes and fell in love with it enough to purchase the business three months ago.

“It’s so rewarding to help people find the thing that sparks their creativity,” Ali says. “When people come in saying they aren’t an artist, I tell them, you are – you just have to find your medium.”

Everyone has this inner creativity; be it painting or, like Ali, finding catharsis in the molding of pottery.

“It’s an escape,” Ali says. “You have to be really conscientious about how you’re moving your hands and let the clay talk to you. It takes you out of your head and makes you relax.”

Art Dept. Studios will be beginning new classes this fall, and plans to offer a wide variety for those inspired to create during the day, or take to the wheel after work.

You can also bring custom art ideas and projects to Art Dept. Studios – their artistic touch can help create your vision.

Ali looks back fondly on some of the custom projects they’ve worked on in the past. “We had a customer request a clay replica of their home to fit their vintage holiday set, and we’ve had people bring broken statues and figures in for repair.”

Above all, Ali is honored to have people trust her with their art.

Some of the two-week classes Ali plans to offer include art forms such as glass fusion and clay sculpting.

To sign up, visit artdeptstudios.com for more info or call 215-968-7588.

Walk-ins are welcome (check our papers for a discount ad!), at 28 Richboro Road, Newtown or 15 W. Oakland Ave., Doylestown. Unleash your creative side at Art Dept. Studios!

PHOTO CAP: Ali Griesel greets summer campers each morning and leads fun adult groups evenings and weekends.

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