Community Studio

Community Studio is a free art program for all ages held in the Barn Studio at the Empower Youth Ranch (2800 State Rt. 125, Bethel, OH 45106).

As part of SOIL SERIESwe are working to build a safe space for exploring new ideas in the heart of Bethel. Our Community Studios offer a dedicated time and place for creativity, as well as guided activities and prompts. Led by Francesca Fiore and Hillary Wagner, the Community Studio Program invites participants to broaden their definition of art and follow new pathways of thinking and making.

All are welcome! We believe everyone is an artist regardless of background or training. Take a look at our Community Studio posts for more information about our program.

If you or your child would like to participate, please contact us at



Community Studio will begin its 2018 session in May! Stay tuned for more information!


SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY STUDIO PROGRAM: Become a monthly patron of a Community Studio Artist

As we gear up for the next session of Community Studio, which will run from May to August of 2018 and will culminate in another public exhibition, we are looking for a group of generous individuals to become patrons of our incredible artists so that we may offer them the best possible experience. A small monthly contribution on your part will go a long way toward providing our artists the resources they need.

To become a monthly patron, follow this link to our Patreon.


Other ways to give:

Another way you can give is by contributing using the button below. *Please note: At this time contributions to SOIL SERIES: A Social Drawing are not tax-deductible.*

Donate with PayPal

You can also help us achieve our goals by donating secondhand books and art supplies, or by purchasing items off our Amazon Wishlist. If you have supplies you would like to donate, please contact us.


Thank you so much for your support and stay tuned for more updates about our 2018 programs!