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Greenfield is now Faerie Friendly!

Due to Spark’s recent Faerie Door workshop there are now several new entrance routes into our fair village for wee folk to come and go. We had a nice turnout and everyone seemed to have had a great time. So nice to see people meet their creative selves.


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American Sign Language (ASL) for Adults

Certified instructor, Tom Schluep
Certified instructor, Tom Schluep

Tom Schluep and Molly Jordan will be offering another class in the basics of American Sign Language for adults at 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 25th at Spark Creative Artspace, 251 Jefferson St., Greenfield.

The class will last about two hours and cost $25.

While pre registration is not necessary Spark would like to have some idea of the demand. So, would you please fill out and submit the following contact form? 


Spark Boosted the Boosters!

The March 6th Coffee & Canvas fundraiser for the MHS Band Boosters was a rousing success. Greenfield art teacher and Spark member Cathy Rivas led a full house in the acrylic and canvas painting of a field of wildflowers. The Booster’s proceeds will be used to help pay for the MHS Band’s annual trip to New York City.

Here a gallery of event photos to share:

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On February 20th, 2016 Spark’s Tom Schluep and Molly Jordan held their first American Sign Language class for children. Language plays a major part of a child developing their communication skills and exposure to any language is invaluable.

The kids who attended this class quickly became engrossed in the learning of a new language. They left Spark with armed with something they hadn’t arrived with and most clamored for more.

We’re sure Tom and Molly will be fertilizing the seeds they planted today so stay tuned for news of another such class.

February Open Studio Photo Gallery

Sponsor banner, Buck's Tires
The February Open House was sponsored by Buck’s Tire Service, a strong supporter of our community.

Some time ago Spark decided to hold an Open Studio every other month and to try including a free event for children and their parents. In December it was a well attended Christmas decorations workshop and on February 6th it  was a workshop, led by Tom Schluep, on making decorative bowls from recycled newspaper and magazine pages. Someone donated a big tub of Beanie Babies so  many of the kids took home a bowl of Beanies. The work tables remained active for the entire three hours and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Also present were Spark members Elaine Williams demonstrating her art of jewelry making while Eric Salyers worked on carving a nice walking stick. Our next Open House will be in early April.


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Second in Coffee & Still Life Series by Sofia Burgess

still life
NOTE: Subject matter for painting not chosen yet.

Spark artists Sofia Burgess will present a second in her series of still life Coffee and Canvas events on Sunday, March 13th at Spark Creative Artspace, 251 Jefferson St. in Greenfield. Hours will be from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm.

Like the first still life event this would be an excellent opportunity for a mother-daughter experience. The fee is $30 for adults 18 and over and $25 for younger participants and will include a stretched canvas, use of all Spark supplies, refreshments and professional guidance and assistance.

Payment may be made at the door using cash or personal check. However, to help Spark know what to expect we’d appreciate your filling out and submitting the following contact form.



Spark is a non-profit and totally volunteer organization and all proceeds go towards helping Spark Creative Artspace meet its monthly expenses.

Spark may be contacted at 937 763 ART1 (leave a message).


scrapbookingSpark’s Stacy Downey loves to scrapbook and she is inviting all to attend her first scrapbooking at Spark Creative Artspace’s studios, 251 Jefferson Street, Greenfield.

Scheduled for Saturday, March 12th the event will begin at 2:00 pm and run to 7:00 pm, or till you drop! Cost$20.00 per person, payable at the door in cash or check, and will include snacks and drinks provided courtesy of Spark volunteers.


Bring your extra paper and embellishments to trade and exchange with each other.

No experience necessary! Just pictures, papers, and a desire to save and treasure your memories!

If you plan to attend please submit the following form so Spark will have some idea of what to plan for.