“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
An energetic buzz fills the air around 4845 W. Oakton in downtown Skokie, the site of the new Bughouse Studio, which opened its doors to the public on July 30. With a focus on ceramics and fused glass, Bughouse Studio is a fresh, contemporary environment that inspires creativity, ensures high-quality work production, displays artwork and guarantees fun.
Owners Andrea and Dan Horyn have created a nature-inspired space that allows artists of all ages and abilities to discover the true value of artistic expression. And the new studio is getting good buzz. One blogger recently wrote: “Go to Bughouse Studio immediately. Andrea is waiting for you … she wants you to make art.”
There’s something joyful that happens the minute you walk into Bughouse Studio. The bright green walls seem to inspire playful creativity, the kind kids jump into without hesitation. The kind some of us lose as adults when we classify ourselves as either “artistic” or “not artistic”. “Art is a universal language,” says Andrea, who embraces the diversity of her new studio’s Skokie community.
The energy that resonates throughout the studio creates an atmosphere of inspired play. Offering classes with titles that include “Clay and Cocktails” (for adults only) and “Young at Art” (for ages 55+), you can immediately tell that there is nothing formal or stuffy about Bughouse Studio. Andrea and Dan brought both vision and experience to this endeavor. With a combined 20 years of teaching experience, they have the expertise to teach beginners, as well as to help experienced artists advance in their work. They hold self-expression in the highest regard and named the studio for “Bughouse Square” in Chicago’s Washington Square Park, the country’s most famous outdoor center for freedom of expression over the last 100 years.
Express yourself with Where Are We Going when we visit Bughouse Studio for a special Ceramics Workshop designed just for us on September 27. Take a chance and try something new