Opening a business during a pandemic isn’t always a recipe for success, but Faith’s Palette Art Studio has found a niche in Cape St. Claire.
Kimberly Bryson and Jeff Thropp, parents of a 13-year-old daughter named Faith, opened the studio when they found a need in the community.
“We wanted to have a creative arts venue in the community because people can go to Chinquapin Round Road or Maryland Hall, but there is nothing in Cape St. Claire,” Thropp said.
The studio hosts classes, workshops, themed birthday parties and other events, with the goal of bringing color to the community.
“We want to encourage young artists and we ask them what they want to do,” Thropp said. “It’s more of an open theme. Maybe you don’t want to paint that island scene. We had one event where the teens wanted to paint shoes.”
One of the couple’s long-term goals is to offer the 3,200-square-foot studio as a space where youth can perform in theater productions. Until then, artists of all kinds can explore their natural talents in a safe and fun environment. The studio also has a game room with an air hockey table and games.
To learn more, visit www.faithspaletteartstudio.com.