The Longest Goodbye

We are down to a few days at Water Street Studio. Here are our closing details as well as where to find us:

May 16-22: Our Verses to Vision show is available for viewing. This is a beautiful collection of art inspired by poetry from poets in the area. A must see!

May 22: The last workshop and the last day we’ll be open.

Where to find us:

Elizabeth Seaver: Studio at LibertyTown Arts Workshop, website, and instagram

Lyette Reed: Studio at Libertytown Arts Workshop, website, and instagram

Susan Carter Morgan: letterpress shop at Forage Studio, website, instagram, etsy shop, facebook, and twitter

Thanks for supporting us and being part of our community. We’ve loved being a part of your lives and having you in ours.

First Friday- The Last

Well, friends. Here we are. Our last First Friday.

Please stop in to see our final exhibit, Verses to Vision. This is a fabulous show that asked artists to be inspired by a piece of writing. We have placed the poetry next to the art, so you can see the results. The variety of media is impressive!!

Join us from 5:30-8 this Friday. We look forward to seeing you!

Time to Say Goodbye

As you know, we will be closing at the end of May. But first, we have a fabulous, extra-special First Friday coming up. Our Verses to Vision, an exhibit we did last year and reversed this year. Artists were given poems by some of our writers to be inspired. Wow, the work is coming in and it’s wonderful.

Don’t miss May 6 from 5:00-8:30, a reception and a chance to say goodbye.

Also we are having a BIG SALE!!

We also still have workshops to run, art to make, and friends to see. Stop in, won’t you?

Time for Summer Camps!

July 11-15, 9:30-12:30 “Summer Fun Camp!”

Make a checkers set, a corn hole pitch game and a fold up secret snack box for break time. After this camp, you’ll be ready to entertain yourself the rest of the summer!

Maximum of 8 students
The July 11 camp is for kids who have finished Kindergarten.
$195 + $20 supply fee

Call 540-760-8229 or email to sign up.

Camp will be held in Studio 19 (Elizabeth Seaver’s studio) at LibertyTown, 916 Liberty St., Fredericksburg. Lynette Reed and Elizabeth Seaver will be teaching.


July 25-29, 9:30-12:30 “The Theater, The Theater!”

Create a marionette puppet for home theater productions. Plus, produce an adventure starring your puppet in a moving picture story box.

Maximum of 8 students
The July 25 camp is for kids who have finished first grade.
$195 + $20 supply fee

Call 540-760-8229 or email to sign up.

Camps will be held in Studio 19 (Elizabeth Seaver’s studio) at LibertyTown, 916 Liberty St., Fredericksburg. Lynette Reed and Elizabeth Seaver will be teaching.


Express Yourself: Explore Poetry, Short Fiction, and Academic Writing

Kick off the summer by bridging the gap between writing and creativity, words and self-expression. Local English professor Diane Critchfield and local homeschool alumni Sarah Foster (rising senior at JMU pursuing her B.A. in Writing) will lead an 8-day exploration of poetry, short fiction, and academic prose.

By reading, analyzing, and emulating classic and modern literature, students will learn to overcome writer’s block, write in a variety of styles, and most importantly, discover the joy of composition. With just 10 seats available, students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and feedback.
Cost: $100 per student; 10% discount for siblings.  Grades 7 – 11 (flexible depending on student capability).
Dates:  Monday – Thursday, May 16 – 19and 23 – 26, 9 – 11 a.m.

Call 540-907-9732 or email to register
The class will be taught at Water Street Studio, 915 A Sophia Street on the second floor

A New Face at W.S.S.!


Greetings everyone!

My name is Lilly Schloeder, Water Street Studio’s newest intern. You can always find me behind the desk at W.S.S. greeting you with a smile. I’m a senior studio art and art history double major at the University of Mary Washington and going for my masters at SCAD next Fall for Arts Administration. Most of my art is sculptural with a focus on fiber art. Be on the lookout for a knitting class I will be teaching later on!

That’s all for now