Introducing Private Art Lab Playdates 🙌

Introducing Private Art Lab Playdates 🙌

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Hellooo… Based on feedback we’ve received from a bunch of our families regarding scheduling challenges, we are changing our Art Lab model to Private Art Lab Playdates. Families can coordinate to have private art play dates with their little ones directly with us. The minimum number of participating children is 4, the maximum is 8. The Art Labs are for 1-hour and can include story time, singalongs, and silly activities themed to the art project of the day and can be modified to the age and abilities of the participating kids.

You can also customize a recurring session (ie. every Monday at 2pm, 4 weeks) to mix up your summer activities for the kids.

If you have outstanding session credits with us, you can use that toward a private playdate.

⋒ Zume’s Art Exhibit: Kids of Charlestown ⋒

⋒ Zume’s Art Exhibit: Kids of Charlestown ⋒

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We are super excited to partner with local hot spot, Zume’s Coffee House (Main Street; Charlestown) and Savvy Sitter Boston to bring a community art experience to the kids of Charlestown. Zume’s walls, usually adorned with the gorgeous canvases of rising local artists, will be dedicated to featuring the art work of Charlestown kids during the months of July, August, and September.

The summer themed art project—abstract florals—will be painted at Essem Art Studio during dedicated Art Lab sessions under the guidance of Charlestown resident and abstract artist, Sophia Moon throughout the month of June. Moon has been hosting Art Labs in her studio since last September, providing kids (and their parents) the opportunity for creative play and exploration. Savvy Sitter Boston—in the service of providing local, dependable, trustworthy and fun babysitters—will assist in facilitating the Art Labs.

The nominal fee to participate will be $5 per child. The fee will reserve a spot for each child in a dedicated Art Lab (typically $25/ per child). The canvases, paint, supplies, and hours of labor to bring the show together are being donated by the women behind the three local businesses – Debra Ball (Zume’s), Lauren Kuruc (Savvy Sitter Boston), and Sophia Moon (Essem Art Studio).

Registration is simple. Choose the date/time below and purchase a session for each child you wish you register.

June 8 | 9:30 am
June 22 | 9:30 am
June 22 | 10 am

*If the above times don’t work for you, you can schedule a private playdate to participate in this community art project with your fellow Charlestown family friends, please email us and we can schedule something. (Minimum 4 kids for a private art playdate)

Art Labs at Allo ★

Art Labs at Allo ★

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We’re super excited to announce that Essem Art Labs, run by yours truly (Sophia Moon) will be hosted at Allo Playspace in the Navy Yard every other Wednesday at 10am. If you have outstanding session credits with us, you can join us at Allo for an Art Lab and admission to play (just email us and we will submit your name for admission). If you are an Allo monthly member, you only pay an additional $5 for the art lab! We hope to see you there! Art Labs are an additional $10 per child if you are dropping in for the day.

Follow @essemartstudio and @allboston on instagram for Art Lab updates… see you soon!




new studio space  ♥

new studio space ♥


Yay! We’re moved into our cozy, new studio space. Same building (Charlestown Commerce Center). We are now in unit #318. The space is perfect for private art playdates with your favorite mommy/kid(s) so contact us if you’re interested in booking an hour of laid back fun and art exploration.