Welcome to the studio!

studio facade jpg (2)In a little red barn, just minutes from downtown Amherst…

Feather Press Studio is a two-story art and print studio in Leverett, MA. At Feather Press, aspiring artists can explore their creativity in an intimate studio atmosphere that supports the joy of play and discovery through art-making. Daytime, after school, and evening classes for adults, kids and teens are offered throughout the year.

Lead teacher Julie Lapping Rivera is a lifelong artist and educator. She has taught art to children and adults for 34 years, most recently as the art teacher at Wildwood School in Amherst, MA from 2001-2018. She is currently a faculty member at Zea Mays Printmaking Studio in Florence, MA. Now retired from her public school teaching career, Julie opened Feather Press Studio in the summer of 2018. All classes are taught by Julie unless otherwise noted. Learn more about Julie here.

Inquire about private lessons, home school classes and art parties using our Contact Form.

“My daughter has been following Julie as an art student for over five years. Julie is such a wonderfully supportive and experienced educator. We are deeply grateful for the unparalleled individualized art education/aesthetic education ONLY Julie can give. Julie has unique power to change a young artist’s life immensely.”

Read more testimonials here!

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