One Man's Trash is Another Man's Treasure

A list of donatable items for local art studio in Miller Place.

As the owner and operator of Studio E Art Classes in Miller Place, the number one comment I receive from students is that art supplies are expensive, often leading to a misconception that classes must be costly too. At studio E, we pride ourselves on giving the highest quality art education at the most affordable prices you will find on Long Island.

One way that we are able to do this is by requesting donations of gently used art supplies and interesting found objects that would otherwise be thrown out. Some things that we can always use are house paints, nice pieces of cardboard; especially in interesting shapes (calling all produce workers!) rolls of paper, acrylic paints, oil paints, glitter, interesting wrapping paper, paper towell tubes, old frames, yarn, found objects from the junk drawer, pastels, plastic flowers, fabrics, and just about any strange or interesting material you can find!

Ghandi said "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Well, the change we would like to see is less waste and need for new things. Through collecting donations of used items, we are able to put our wish to action. Not sure if the thing you would like to donate is appropriate? Give us a call, or donate it anyway. We always think of our artist friends who may have a use for the donated supplies. Nothing ever goes to waste in our studio.

One important tool that we would like to pass down to our students is being resourceful. Being wise about your spending can save you lots of money as a professional artist.

If you are interested in making an art supply donation, please call us at (631) 744-4001. Please visit our website for more information at www.studioeartclass.com

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