Welcome to Urban Easel

 We offer many exciting studio programs.  For your convenience, we have open and continuous enrollment.  Please join us at Urban Easel for a range, hands-on fine art classes. Classes are offered for both children and adults.  Students are introduced to a wide variety of mediums, such as painting, drawing & pottery wheel.  If group lessons are not for you try out our customized private lesson in art.  We specialize in private step by step paint parties, birthday parties, girls night out, and fundraisers. Or sign up for one of our painting events and get creative with us. Unless noted, all art supplies provided.

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​Upcoming Events

*  Thursday August 5th

    6:30 pm - 8 pm

 Design a Pet Bowl

@ Urban Easel Studio Martinsburg WV

*  Saturday Aug. 7

    11  am - 1 pm

Try it, Pottery Wheel Workshop

@ Urban Easel Studio Martinsburg WV

*  Saturday Aug. 7

    6 pm - 8 pm

 Try it. Pottery Wheel Workshop

@ Urban Easel Studio Martinsburg WV

*  Saturday August 14

    11 am - 1 pm

Try it. Pottery Wheel

@ Urban Easel Studio Martinsburg WV

Due to Covid,...
We will begin having Limited Pottery Wheel Workshops available...
* Masks required for anyone inside studio*
Rental tools & equipment
will be sanitized prior to your arrival. 
Sign up through our offered workshops or
Schedule an Appointment

Try IT

 Pottery Wheel


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Try it,  1 day Pottery Wheel Class  



  • Date: Saturday Aug. 7,  11 am - 1 pm

  •           Saturday Aug. 7,  6 pm - 8 pm

  •           Saturday Aug. 14, 11 am - 1 pm


Where:   Urban Easel Martinsburg Studio

COST:   $45.  Cash discount  /   $51. Credit + tax

Class includes : 

  • 1 day class, ( 2 hours) with Quick Instruction

  • 1 brick  of clay

  • Basic Ceramic tools rental

  • Pottery Wheel rental

*** Requirements :  You will need to bring a minimum of 1 hand towel, per person don't mind getting dirty. 

       NO Walks in, registration required. Sign up online.   * Last 15-20 minutes at end of class

        reserved for clean up

For just $45. cash,   you can get dirty with your friends with our  " TRY IT CLASS".  This is a one time,  1  3/4  hour workshop & is exactly what it says. You'll get a quick intro to wheel throwing then you try it.  All materials, supplies, & 1 brick of clay included. Though usually not needed, additional clay available for purchase. If you are considering signing up for a  4 or 5-week Pottery Wheel & Hand-building class it will give you a head start before you commit. All ages welcome. Aprons are available, but  we recommend wearing clothes you don't mind getting dirty.


***** Since the purpose of this class is to give students a chance to experience throwing on the wheel our expectation is that  ALL pieces created during class will be deconstructed at end of evening & clay recycled.  If you are particularly pleased with your piece & instructor feels its structurally sound & likely to fire successfully you may opt to have piece trimmed, & fired by teacher for an additional fee depending on size.


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Design a
Pet Bowl

Design  a  Pet  Bowl


  • Date: Thursday Aug.5  6:30 pm - 8 pm

Where:   Urban Easel Martinsburg Studio

Cost:      $23. small /     $36. medium  /   $ 46.  large   CASH ONLY

Class includes : 

  •  Quick Instruction

  •   (1) handcrafted bisqued  pet bowl

  •   Use of studio materials for designated project.

  •  Glaze

  •  Glaze firing

***  NO Walks in, registration required. Sign up online.   

Design your own ceramic Pet Bowl. In this workshop we'll give you a quick glazing lesson, then let you get creative & design your bowl with our glazes. A variety of sizes & handmade designs will be available. You can make your selection on the day of the event.

Sessions will last approximately an hour depending on how detailed you get with your design. * Masks are required. * Register online @ www.urban-easel.com / no walk-ins.

Each unique pet bowl has been handcrafted by local WV artist Tricia Simpson.  Bowls are made and ready to paint ( glaze).  No molds or inferior low fire clay has been used to create our pottery.  Our premium stoneware has been selected for its natural beauty and durability. Price will be determined by size and artwork involved in the pottery you select. Glaze & Firing cost are included. When finished, you'll leave your work here to be fire and it will be ready in about 1 week.


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Locally Handmade !!

Private Art Lessons

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For private lessons, our instructors focus on challenging an artist's existing skills and taking them to a more advanced level, while introducing them to new techniques, materials and styles in fine art. We offer skills in drawing, acrylic painting, water color, oil pastels, Curriculum's are customized to build students skills and knowledge of art with their interests in mind. We customize a curriculum or area of focus where our art students will build confidence, see results and have a fun experience too. Private lesson pricing based on 1 student per session and includes all art supplies. Canvas painting add $10. Pottery/ Ceramics add $ 30.  Just contact me to make an appointment.  Select day and evening hours are available, in  our Martinsburg studio. Cash only.

30 minutes lesson.............  $30.  per  lesson

60 minutes lesson ............. $45.  per  lesson

61 - 90 minutes ................  $60.  per  lesson