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Please note that due to renovations, art birthday parties and special event rentals are temporarily not being offered.

Rosewood offers private and open artist studios, art birthday parties, locker rentals and plenty of spaces for event rentals. Contact Rosewood at rosewood@ketteringoh.org or 937-296-0294 if you'd like to reserve a room, book a birthday party or have questions about using our open studios!

Rosewood Arts Center
2655 Olson Dr.
Kettering, OH 45420
937-296-0294

**Our Darkroom, Ceramics, Jewelry and Glass open studios require a brief, no-cost orientation and demonstrated ability to use these facilities. Please visit Open Studios for the latest information on how to schedule your orientation.

Artist Studios

Rosewood Arts Center hosts seven private studio spaces for active artists. Studios are 196 square feet of private space with additional communal space and amenities available.  Applications for private studios are accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed by the Rosewood Studio Committee as studio spaces become available.  Please note that studios have a low vacancy rate and are in high demand. The Studio Committee reviews criteria that include demonstration of an active and serious practice, a commitment to the Kettering community, and professionalism.

Expectations of Rosewood Private Studio Renters:

  • Have an active and serious practice that is open to the community
  • Renters insurance is required for the duration of the lease
  • Prompt monthly payments, on the 1st of each month
  • Participate in Rosewood events including A Rosewood Holiday
  • Abide by Rosewood’s Private Studio License Agreement
  • Please note: we are not accepting ceramics artists’ applications for our Private Studio Rentals at this time.

Studio spaces are $110/month for Kettering residents and $165/month for nonresidents.  Proof of general liability insurance is required upon signing the Studio License Agreement.  For more information about artist studio details or for an application, please contact the staff at Rosewood Arts Center at (937) 296-0294 or at rosewood@ketteringoh.org.

Lockers are available to rent for active Rosewood artists and students on a pre-pay six-month or yearly basis. Rates for Kettering residents are $35 for 6 months, $60 for 12 months; for non-residents: $45 for 6 months, $75 for 12 months.  Contact Rosewood at rosewood@ketteringoh.org or (937) 296-0294 for more information and availability.

OPEN STUDIOS

Open studios for Glass, Jewelry, Printmaking  are not yet available. Please check with the Rosewood office at 937-296-0294 for updates and new information. We hope to have open studios available in these specialized spaces later this year.

Open studio sessions are designed to allow artists and craft persons the opportunity to work on their own projects in a creative environment with equipment perhaps not available to them at home. The studios are open for independent work Monday through Saturday. Hours are determined by class schedules and renovation impact.

Children under 5 years old are not permitted in open studio; those under 16 years must be supervised by an adult 21 years of age or older (no more than two children per adult). All studio patrons, including currently enrolled students, should sign in and pay fees at the Rosewood front desk. All open studio work in progress may not be left more than 30 minutes unattended. Unclaimed pieces left after 30 days will be discarded or considered a donation to Rosewood.

The Code of Conduct applies to all participants at Rosewood Arts Center, including in Open Studios.  Review the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Code of Conduct here.

CERAMICS STUDIO

Wheel Pottery Room

February 2024 Ceramics Open Studio Schedule

January 2024 Ceramics Open Studio Schedule

Ceramics Studio Guidelines

The pottery studios at Rosewood feature four areas available to the public: two wheel rooms, a glazing room and a room for hand building. In order to use the studios, previous enrollment and completion in a Rosewood Arts Center ceramics class is required and an orientation must be completed. Introductory classes in both wheel pottery and hand building are offered on a regular basis. The studio is designed as a community facility and, as such, is not equipped to accommodate production pottery quantities. All open studio and private studio users are limited to one (1) cubic foot every two weeks of kiln use. Please contact the Rosewood office at 937-296-0294 for details.  Orientations can also be scheduled online. Schedule a Ceramics Studio Orientation.

The following equipment is available to all open studio participants:
26 Brent Model-C wheels
A variety of cone 6 and cone 10 glazes
Large spray booth with pneumatic spray gun
2 small and 1 large Brent slab rollers
2 extruders with assorted dye cuts

Studios are available to the public when classes aren’t in session.  A free orientation session is required before access to open studio can be granted.  Schedule a Ceramics Studio Orientation.

Clay purchased at Rosewood may not be removed from the facility for work at home, and you must supply your own tools.  Tool kits are available in the office for $25. Clay purchases include glazes and firing fees.

Clay bodies available for purchase: $25 for 25 lbs; $15 for 25 lbs of recycled clay
#112 Brown Speckled (cone 6)
#182: White Stoneware (cone 10)
#306: Brown Stoneware (cone 10)
#308: Brooklyn Red (cone 6)
B-Mix (cone 10)
Porcelain (cone 10) is available at additional cost.

12″ plastic bats are available for $15.

Ages: 5+ (children under 16 years of age must be supervised)
Studio Fees: $8/residents; $16/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $60/resident; $120/non-resident

DARKROOM

Rosewood features a  darkroom for public use.  The darkroom can accommodate up to 8 people.  All chemicals needed for black and white photography processing are included in studio drop-in rates.  The darkroom is only available when classes are not in session.  In order to use the darkroom, previous experience in photography must be demonstrated and an orientation must be completed.  Orientations can also be scheduled online. Schedule a Darkroom Orientation. 

Equipment provided:
Hand Dryers
11 Enlargers:  Omega Variable Condenser (3); Beseler 23C III (2); Simmon Condenser Lamphouse (6)
Assorted trays
Tongs
Gralab timers
Wash timers
Time O Lite Model Timers
A variety of Omega Negative Carrier Bezels
Kodak Filter sets
And more!

Chemistry provided:
Film Developer — Sprint Standard Film Developer
Paper Developer — Sprint Quick Silver Print Developer
Stop Bath — Sprint Block Stop Bath
Fixer — Spring Record Speed Fixer
Hardener – Sprint Record Alum Hardening Converter
Rinsing Agent —Sprint Archive Fixer Remover
Wetting Agent —Sprint End Run Wetting Agent & Stabilizer
Fixer Test — Edwal Hypo-Check

Ages: 16+ (individuals under 18 must be with an adult)
Studio Fees: $8/resident; $16/non-resident
Open studio passes:  (10 visits) $60/residents $120/non-resident

PAINTING STUDIO

The painting studio at Rosewood is complete with sturdy, large H-frame easels that can easily accommodate canvases up to 6 feet in height.  A large podium is available for setting up a still-life display or can provide plenty of space to study the human form.  The studio is available when classes are not in session.  Call for available times.

No paint, thinners or other supplies are provided.

Ages:  12+ (individuals under 18 must be supervised by an adult)
Fees:  $8/residents; $16/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $60/resident; $120/non-resident

DANCE STUDIO

The dance studio features 600 square foot of sprung beech wood flooring and 24 feet of mirrors.  Street shoes are not allowed on the dance studio floor. The dance studio is available when classes are not in session. Please contact the Rosewood office at 937-296-0294 for availability.

All ages are welcome, but children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Studio Fees: $8/residents; $16/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $60/resident; $120/non-resident

 

GLASS STUDIO

The Glass Studio is not yet available for open studio use, but is for registered classes. Please contact the Rosewood office at 937-296-0294 with any questions.

The glass studio at Rosewood is for experienced glass artists or students currently enrolled in a Rosewood glass class. In order to use the glass studio, previous experience in glass art must be demonstrated and an orientation must be completed.

Firing fees are in addition to the drop-in rate and must be purchased in advance.

Ages: 16+ (individuals under 18 must be supervised by an adult)
Studio Fees:  $8/residents; $16/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $60/resident; $120/non-resident
Firing Fees: $10 per three-hour session
Torch Usage Fees: $10 per three-hour session

JEWELRY STUDIO

The Jewelry Studio is tis not yet available for open studio use, but is for registered classes. Please contact the Rosewood office at 937-296-0294 with any questions.

The jewelry studio at Rosewood is for experienced jewelry artists or those currently enrolled in a jewelry class at Rosewood. In order to use the jewelry studio, participants must demonstrate previous experience in jewelry making and an orientation must be completed. 

A wide variety of large and small equipment is available for use during open studio time. For inquiries about specific equipment, please call Rosewood at 937-296-0294. Please note that participants are strongly encouraged to take a Rosewood jewelry class prior to using the studio. For safety reasons, participants will only be allowed use of equipment on which they are able to demonstrate full knowledge and proficiency.

Ages: 16+ (individuals under 18 must be supervised by an adult)
Studio Fees:  $8/residents; $16/non-residents
Open Studio Passes:  (10 visits) $60/resident; $120/non-resident
Torch Usage Fees: $10 per three-hour session

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