Parking is limited downtown Bloomington.  We do not have a parking lot; it is public street parking. Please utilize the parking garage located on Center St. between Monroe and Market - plan accordingly.  Street parking MON-FRI prior to 6pm is only 90 min.   PLEASE PLAN TO ARRIVE 15MIN PRIOR TO THE START OF CLASS; as painting begins promptly at class start time!  The studio will be open 30min prior to the start of class. Thank you!!


Our Artists

Molly Ryan

My name is Molly Ryan and I have been an art enthusiast throughout my life. My love for drawing, painting, and creating began when I was young. I would draw whenever I had the chance to. Overtime I continued to enhance my skills and I took my art to college with me. I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and received a Bachelor's degree in Art Education with a minor in Art History. I continued to attend school and received a Master's degree in Social Work. In my current practice and the future I hope to use art as a therapeutic tool by combining my knowledge about art, my love to create, and my love to work with others. I currently work in a school setting with children ranging from age 2 up through high school. I have 3 wonderful children of my own at home, 2 very active dogs, and 9 fun chickens. Working at Merlot and a Masterpiece is amazing because I love interacting with others, creating art, and having a fun time.