Artists Supporting Artists

Our Mission

Workshop13 Cultural Arts and Learning Center is a rural non-profit arts innovator devoted to increasing the appreciation and accessibility of the arts, strengthening the creative life of our community through instruction, collaborations and arts-based initiatives.

About Us

We nurture creative exploration and artistic expression through classes and workshops in a variety of media for students of all ages and abilities.

We cultivate a professional studio atmosphere for working artists and artisans, showcasing the breadth and talent that exists in the area.

We gather community for performances and private celebrations in our exquisitely restored Grand Hall at our namesake address at 13 Church Street in Ware, MA.
Classes are held at 13 Church Street as well as our ClayWorks pottery studios on Main Street, adjacent to our ArtWorks Gallery.

Our reach extends beyond the confines of the three-building campus. We partner with local, regional and statewide organizations to create accessible projects and public art that strengthens our community bonds through shared art making and creative placemaking.

Self- discovery, community connection through the arts.

Who we are

Board of Directors

Top from left: Cindy Allen Bourcier, Lisa Dimarzio, Chris Dimarzio, Brian Jyringi, Ginger Thomas, Joyce Eichaker, Paul Opalinski and Roc Goudreau. 

Bottom from left: Trish Lagrant, Pat Goudreau, JAC Patrissi, Tracy Opalinski and Executive Director, Marie Lauderdale. 

Our Venue

The Grand Hall

Capacity: 99
Amenities: Cathedral ceilings, stained glass windows, acoustics, handicapped accessible, seating, tables, projector, screen and simple grandness. 

The Galley

Capacity: 20
Amenities: Sinks, counter, can be combined with kitchen, tables, seating, air-conditioned, can be combined with The Drawing Room, handicapped accessible. 
Perfect for: Classes, art parties, baby showers, birthday parties, demonstrations and presentations, culinary arts.

The Kitchen

Capacity: 10
Amenities: Large island, sinks, counters, oven, stove, microwave, ice maker, dishwasher, some utensils. 
Perfect for: Culinary arts/cooking classes, food preparation.

Coming Soon…commercial kitchen certification

The Drawing Room

Capacity: 20
Amenities: Gallery, tables, seating, easels, art supplies, projector, screen, handicapped accessible, natural lighting, air-conditioned, and be combined with The Galley.
Perfect for: Meetings, presentations, baby showers, art parties and classes. 

Class/Studio Space

Are you Interested in booking studio or space for your classes? We may have the perfect space for you. 

For more information or to book your space please contact Workshop 13.