Experience and Connect

Come to WheatonArts and immerse yourself in creativity! By visiting our Artists Studios you will have first-hand contact with the artists while they work.

Converse and ask questions, or simply listen to one of our talented narrators explain the process from start to finish. By watching live demonstrations you\’ll learn how each material is shaped and worked into finished objects.

An Artist Community

At WheatonArts, the creative process is considered as mission critical as the objects collected and exhibited. While glassmaking remains one of our strongest assets, presenting it in context with other art forms is considered key to providing creative cross-fertilization. Our hope is to honor and share the creative process through the realization of artistic vision and dialogue based on ideas, and not solely on a specific material.

Permanent studios include the Glass Studio, one of the first public access amphitheater-style studios in the country, and home to the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program. Ceramics, Flameworking and Paper Studios also offer numerous educational opportunities for the visiting public while ensuring an enriched dialogue, visual and otherwise. WheatonArts is constantly hosting contemporary and traditional artists in many different capacities. Whether they are the recipients of the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship residencies, guest artists for special events, instructors, or independent artists renting our
facilities, they contribute to a dynamic artist community that contributes to the visitor experience as well as our institutional vitality.

We invite our guests to visit the studios, offering a unique level of public access to working artists and their processes of making. Balancing this high level of visibility to the public, with the environment needed to focus and create, is an ongoing priority. We ask that all visitors respect the studios as the artist’s professional work space.