About Us

Combining art and education since 2009

Middlebury Studio School is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Our Mission

To promote the creative process and community through art and craft education for people of all ages and abilities.

Our Vision

MSS aims to be an educational resource for everyone seeking access to learning through the visual arts. We aspire to be a cultural hub that artists, learners, locals, and visitors to Addison County alike seek out for excellent art instruction and creative community. We aim to create and maintain a sustainable financial model and physical space which has the capacity to accommodate the breadth of programs in demand in our community. We envision a welcoming community in which there are no barriers to artmaking, artists are supported in their work, and people commune to share ideas and be inspired. 

At MSS, We Value…

As an organization dedicated to art education, we value experiences that grow students’ artistic toolkits by providing instruction, skills, inspiration, and a lifelong love for the arts. We believe in the process of thinking creatively to generate original ideas and we value spaces where students can make mistakes, play, and learn from each other. 

We are passionate about bringing joy to our community through art. We strive to create safe spaces where the delight and gratification of crafting can be enjoyed in comradery with others. We believe art can be healing, enriching, and fun!

It is important to us that our studios are welcoming and accessible to all. We do not tolerate any forms of discrimination, and we strive to create policies and environments that are inclusive. We continually work to improve the physical accessibility of our facilities, and we believe that classes should be available to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds.

We aim to strengthen and enrich our community, both in and out of the studio. We value classroom environments which foster understanding, creative exchange, and collaboration. Outside of the studio, we value partnerships with local schools and organizations to work collectively to address the needs of our community. 

We value the financial, human, and natural resources that make our work possible, and hold ourselves accountable for their responsible management. We value every dollar donated to the school, and with respect to our supporters we spend money where it is needed most and with great care. We are grateful for the time and skill of our artist instructors and believe in balancing the affordability of our classes with fair pay for staff and teachers.

Our Board Members

Mary Lower- President
Michaela Granstrom-Secretary
Barbara Z Nelson-Treasurer
Michael Seligmann-Member
Barbara A Nelson-Member
Jane Kimble-Member
Judson Hescock-Member
Leslie Kameny-Member
Jill Madden-Member


Middlebury Studio School 2377 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753
(3.2 miles from the town center)

Call Us

Classroom Phone:
(802) 458-8979


Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the creative process and community through art and craft education for all ages and abilities.

 The Middlebury Studio School, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit, provides education in arts and crafts for students of all ages in Addison County and surrounding towns. The school provides a place where children, teens and adults can engage in creative endeavors, learn new skills and engage with one another in an upbeat, safe, social setting.

Middlebury Studio School
2377 Route 7 South
Middlebury, VT 05753

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