Essem Art Studio, located in the Charlestown Commerce Center was founded by abstract artist, freelance creative, and Charlestown resident, Sophia Moon in August 2018. Most days Sophia can be found working, painting, creating, and playing in her studio with her toddler. Essem Art Studio is a creative gathering space for the local community hosting art labs, artist showcases, workshops, handmade popup shops, and private events.

As an artist and mom, Sophia is inspired by the uninhibited and fearless creativity of her toddler during loosely facilitated art activities designed to permit experimenting and imagination through different mediums. She finds that each medium unlocks a different form of expression. By opening her studio to Charlestown families, her goal is to create a shared creative experience that gives parents and their little ones more ways to connect and communicate through art.

art labs

Art Labs are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and intended to permit exploration and play so little ones and adults alike can develop confidence in creating art and self expression through various mediums—acrylic paints, watercolors, color pencils, modeling clay, or miscellaneous art/craft supplies. Art Labs can be modified for all ages and are also meant to be interactive so if you are bringing your little one(s), come ready to have fun and get messy. All materials are provided. 

TUESDAY  9:30-10:30 am (Nov 27 – Dec 18) | Ages 4 and under

4 sessions | Lab dates: Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18 | $120    Register ]

THURSDAY  9:30-10:30 am (Nov 29 – Dec 20) | Ages 4 and under

4 sessions | Lab dates: Nov 29, Dec 6, 13, 20 | $120   Register ]

SATURDAY  9:00-10:00 am (Dec 1 – Dec 29) | Ages 4 and under

5 sessions | Lab dates: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) | $150      Register ]

SATURDAY  11:00-12:00 pm (Dec 1 – Dec 29) | Ages 5 and up

5 sessions | Lab dates: Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) | $150      [ Register ]

*For safety purposes, there should always be at least one adult for every two children. Supervision and safety of each child is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Youth (under 18) must always be accompanied by an adult.


Studio Calendar.

Please be sure to check the calendar for any updates and changes to event and availability. 


Essem Art Studio

Charlestown Commerce Center | Building 2
50 Terminal Street Suite #711
Charlestown, MA 02129

Contact: Sophia Moon
tel: (617) 617-1020
email: hello@essemartstudio.com