Kids are always welcome at OASIS! We've dedicated part of our mezzanine to the aspiring creatives of tomorrow. Climb the mosaic stairs and look for our Jack in the Beanstalk mural. There you'll find a classroom with art materials ready for your young ones to draw their own masterpiece. Or find the treasures in our mural with a scavenger hunt.
Saturday classes are held the second Saturday of the month. Let the kids explore their creativity while you shop at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market!
Summer activities are held on Tuesdays, July through August.
Art & Tea:
" Art and Tea" is a free monthly celebration of the arts and art-making. On the second Tuesday each month, 2-4 p.m., we gather to enjoy a different artist-presented conversation or make-and-take project, along with delicious teatime treats. Art and Tea is open to all adults, but space is limited and we request pre-registration by email to . There is no charge; voluntary donations are gratefully accepted.
Kid's Saturday Activities:
Offering art projects using various techniques for children ages 5-8. We meet once a month, usually the second Saturday of the month from 10:30 - 12:00 AM
The classes are free. The 2020 schedule will be published as soon as we are able to open again. This year, Edda will be concentrating on world art.
Preregistration is required by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Summer Activities:
Beginning in 2015, OASIS began offering a summer art program for children in the Harrisonburg and Rockingham county area. The activities are free to families and for two years the program was funded by a grant from the Arts’ Council of the Valley.
The age ranges have been from age 5-12+ and classes are relatively small with approximately 10 per class. The teachers are OASIS members and friends of OASIS.
Between eight and ten different activities have been offered each summer and included such activities as painting with beeswax, jewelry making, scrapbooking, quilling, hand-building with clay, photography, journal making, yoga, dance and so much more. In most cases the child leaves the class with the item they created.
I started learning the craft of stained glass in the early 1980’s in California, and only as a hobby. In 1995 we moved to Portugal for an adventure, but were too young not to work. We started our mini-businesses: my husband made furniture and I stained glass. So many people helped us, and we survived, learning so, so much along the way.
After 12 wonderful years in Portugal, we moved to Panama where we continued our trades. We stayed there for six years and then moved to the Shenandoah Valley, where we have family. All this adventure involved moving our furniture, art work, and clothes all over the world; I can’t face packing up all that glass again…sheet by sheet!
This well-travelled glass inspires me. I like to say that “glass talks to me”. There is nothing better than sitting at my work table, with the beautiful glass around me…all of it waiting to be cut and fashioned into something new. How fortunate am I?
A New Year with new possibilities. As a special thank you to our customers who have supported us during this tough year, we are offering a 10% off sale throughout OASIS. This includes everything in our online shop! In store or curbside pick up available.