MISSION STATEMENT --------- This is a place to cultivate and provide a safe and inspiring space for people of all ages and walks of life to explore the world of art and their inherent creativity, curiosity, and playfulness. enriching lives and communities.
The Painted Turtle Studio is a catalyst for community and creativity in the town of Mancos, and for the southwest Colorado region. We're committed to providing art opportunities for people of all ages and all levels of experience. From back yard artists to professional artists.
For the past 10 years PTS has offered Art with exceptional teachers, summer camps, guest-artist workshops, art clubs and monthly art exhibits. PTS also has a full clay studio with pottery wheels, kilns, slabroller, tools and glazes. Available for co-op members. We also offer one on one tutoring for anyone wanting to learn more in the clay arena.
We offer an evolving collection of ongoing classes and workshops, a paint-your-own-ceramics studio, Clay Co-Op memberships, an art supply store, an ethnic arts and boutique and gallery exhibitions of work by local artists and studio members. We also regularly host birthday celebrations, team-building activities, and other special events.
The Painted Turtle Studio & Gallery is sponsored by Mancos Valley Resources, a 501(c)(3) fiscal umbrella for organizations working to preserve and enhance quality of life in the Mancos Valley. We are an entirely volunteer-run, nonprofit project and would not exist without the passion and commitment of our members, donors, and volunteers. Many thanks to all who have contributed to growing the Painted Turtle Studio along the way!
Sarah Allen Currently living in the Mancos Valley She was born in the Midwest, raised in the Colorado Rockies, and comes from a long line of artists and musicians. She studied studio art at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and brings her background in ceramics and photography to the Painted Turtle Studio's development and continuing evolution as a community art center. Sarah enjoys teaching studio classes, showing her own work locally, and inspiring and supporting others to create. Beyond the arts, she loves to travel abroad, garden, dance, and pursue sustainable living.
We truly appreciate our volunteers—because we ARE our volunteers! Very special thanks to our current crew.
We're always looking for new volunteers! We're still a young arts organization, so there are many fun ways to help out. Come join our amazing team! Email volunteer inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by during business hours.
200 west grand ave. Mancos, CO 81328
"The Painted Turtle Studio & Gallery is a fun place to explore all your creative whims. They offer multiple classes with experienced teachers and a knowledgeable staff that can help you. Plus the gallery displays and sells pieces created right there in the studio."