Edgemoor Art Studio was founded by Ruth Johnsen, who saw the need for a place where children of all ages could learn art fundamentals, while freely exploring art materials and processes in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. Edgemoor has been affectionately named, the “Gem of Lake Ridge” by area parents, and our students come from Prince William County, Fairfax County, Stafford, Alexandria Manassas, and Maryland and surrounding areas.
We are the only twice-awarded recipients of the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence, “outstanding Arts Organization and Art Education”
Voted InsideNova’s Best of Prince William County, “Best Art Studio/Gallery 2023”
Winner Best Art Studio in PWC 2023" Twice Winner of the Kathleen K. Seefeldt Award for Arts Excellence:
“outstanding arts organization, and arts education.”
…is a unique art studio, especially for children and teens. We offer fine arts and phonics/reading tutoring for children of all ages. After-school and Saturdays available!
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Children and teens become inspired and fearlessly express themselves in a safe, non-competitive environment while learning traditional and modern techniques in art-making. Many class options are available, including my grown-up and me, intro to art processes, daytime, after-school & Saturday classes, open studio sessions, workshops, camps, parties, and more! Individual and group classes are available in our beautiful, spacious studio located in Lake Ridge, Virginia.
“If you can think it, you can create it!”
We offer a variety of fine arts classes and annually, our highly popular Art Rocks! Summer camps for children of all ages! We also host elaborate and elegant art parties for children, and offer our now famous, Chocolate Sculpting Holiday workshops in December.
Each lesson and assignment is carefully and thoughtfully prepared to holistically address several skill sets; keeping as a top priority the essential need for children to have many opportunities to question, think, brainstorm ideas, and make art through the creative process.
The role of the teacher is to facilitate and interact with the child while he or she is learning through creating. This is the place where children and teens are able to stretch their imaginations, build special relationships, and take as long as they need to focus on and finish an artwork without feeling rushed. Unlike other art programs which rely on copying, tracing, and filling in outlines to produce predictable results, our emphasis is on the process rather than a product in order to help children develop into independent and creative human beings.