• Rose Hill Studios

    Samantha Cook offers small, learner centered classes at her workshop, Rose Hill Studio, in Berkeley.

    Rose Hill Studio is a magical place of art and invention, where children and adults are invited to create and play. Curated and led by Samantha Cook, Rose Hill Studio classes and workshops encourage discovery, individuality and a deep understanding of skill and concepts. Through collaboration and community, learning at Rose Hill Studio is meaningful and personal.

    *Registration can be made by emailing sam@rosehillstudio.com and confirming space in the class. Payment can be made via cash, check, or Paypal.

    * Refund policy: Full refunds are given up until 1 week prior to the first class. Refunds of 75% will be given within the week prior to the first class, and on the day the first class if a child feels it is not a good fit. After the first class, no refunds will be given.

    Prices are based on instructor experience and the material heavy nature of all the classes. A limited amount of sliding scale scholarships are available.

    Sick policy: There is a strict policy at Rose Hill Studio regarding illness. Children who have active symptoms, or who have had fever, vomit or other extreme symptoms within 48 hours of class should not come to class, as they are most likely still contagious and we have kids (and parents) attending who are immune compromised.


    Winter 2018 Session

    Note: Due to a special project, I have a reduced class schedule this winter. I will be teaching two sessions of Making Through History and special workshops by request. Scheduled workshops will be listed below and updated regularly as they are confirmed, as well as posted on social media. Please contact me directly to request a workshop!




     Making Through History: 20th-21st Century

    Join us for an immersion of history, seen through the art, innovation, and inventions of the 20th through the 21st Century. Starting with World War I, we will be working our way to current events. We will research, explore, re-create, build, and appreciate 20th and 21st century technology and aesthetics, while connecting early modern design and ingenuity to modern day influence and function. We will use quality materials and traditional techniques to explore the ways cultures all over the world expressed and advanced themselves in the last century. A list of optional support resources will also be provided.

    Mondays 10:30am-12:30pm  (1/15-3/19)

    Wednesdays 10:30am -12:30pm (1/17-3/21)
    (10 weeks) ages 9+


     Scheduled Workshops:


    Roman Fresco Workshop

    Join us for a one day workshop on the delicate and beautiful process of mural painting with natural pigments on plaster. We’ll be exploring the Roman art and culture preserved in existing murals, regional differences, and experimenting with wet and dry technique. This workshop is geared for ages 11-13ish.

    Friday, January 19th

    12-2pm $40


    Coming in Spring 2018:

    Making  Through History- Inventing the Future

    Making Through Literature: Harry Potter (Science and the History of Magic)

    Puppetry Theatre

    Coming in Fall 2018 (Tentative)

    Making Through History: The Art and Innovation of Ancient Civilzations

    Making Through History: History of Weaponry and War/Ancient Civilizations

    More to come!