12— Women In Business • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Art Studio Offers Up Plenty Of ‘Stuff And Things’ BY VIRGINIA STILL
Open now for over six months in downtown Riverbank, tucked behind a
Owner Alise Frosceno with a very personal pencil sketch that is filled with emotion that has taken her some time to complete but a piece of art she said was very much worth it. Photo By Virginia Still
few storefronts and featuring an alleyway entrance, Stuff and Things Art Studio has attained success. Owner Alise Frosceno had a love for art in all forms and methods from a very young age and now she is delighted to share her passion with the public. “We went from having one tiny little class and I think we had three students when we first started,” explained Frosceno. “Within a month of us opening we had a full class and I couldn’t accept anyone else and I was still playing around with my schedule and figuring it out to see what works.” The Art Studio, which can be found at 3220 Santa Fe, Suite C in Riverbank, is open Wednesday through Saturday and business is booming with an adult sketching class that only
has two seats left and a children’s sketch class that has filled up so that she had to open another class on another day. “I am getting ready to start a toddler program,” said Frosceno. “So every other Saturday we are going to have a toddler learning program where parents can bring their little ones in and do counting, the alphabet, colors, and everything to get them used to the little things.” The name of the studio says it all because you can truly find “stuff and things” at Frosceno’s place. They do party rentals, private art sessions, one on one sessions, and a multitude of custom projects like paintings on sawblades and antique milk jugs. She has also done business logos and storyline posters for businesses.
In October there will be a new watercolor instructor teaching a class at the studio. “We offer our set classes,” said Frosceno. “It is art so no matter what it is, it is always going to change. And the interest levels change and the methods and mediums, all of it changes and so that is one thing I really like about it, is that it is an art studio. So automatically that should imply that it is flexible and always evolving.” Among her many artistic talents, Frosceno also has dabbled in upholstery, crocheting blankets, and wood burning. But one of the most difficult pieces for her was a pencil sketch that she expressed was not her most detailed, intricate, overly dynamic or even the best piece she has ever done, but it has
Stuff and Things Art Studio has a variety of classes in a number of methods and forms. Photo By Virginia Still
a great deal of emotion. The piece is a drawing of the inside of the mind and the subconscious that has little boxes labeled motherhood, baby’s first moments, birthdays, holidays, marriage, the soldier’s creed is on the left, there is a soldier and a mother with her husband
and children as well as her sons and daughters handprint lightly added for a very personal touch. “This is just my biggest struggle piece ever,” expressed Frosceno. “I don’t honestly know that I will ever have another piece that has as much emotion ‘stuff and things’ Page 13
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