• 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.


    Spring 2018 Session

    Note: Due to special circumstances, I will not be teaching any classes for spring session this year. I will update this page when I plan to resume classes.

    Past classes have included:

    Making  Through History

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

    Puppetry Theatre

    Art Collective

    Workshops on Feminism and Fairytales, Protest Art, Printmaking Laser cutting, Soldering, and more!


    “I love seeing what projects Sam put together for each week. Fun, creative and definitely science with that Hogwarts flair! I also appreciated the weekly email update.” ~ Joy

    “Thank you again for the two wonderful workshops this year. We so appreciate your creativity and inspiration. The parents raved about them and the tweens really got a wonderful experience in learning history in a new way. Personally I was so inspired to imagine home education in a more creative dynamic way.” ~ Wendy

    “Sam is an amazing and gifted teacher and artist/anthropologist. Her love for art, history, and science is contagious and she aids her students to believe they are all artists in their own right. My daughter always looked forward to attending her classes with Sam! I also was impressed with her ability to use her intuition to guide students to express and think critically for themselves. Her kind and warm personality and style is executed through a sincere passion and wisdom for teaching!” ~Tamy

    “Thank you so much for touching my son’s life in such a deep, rich and meaningful way, and for the amazing impact you have had on him. He truly loves your classes and just has a joy of learning when under your guidance. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your ability to accept him for who he is and his unique personality and challenges. In the past we have struggled with ‘classroom’ learning environments and I am so grateful for you and your classes.

    He was always so delighted to make the drive to class and appreciate the beauty of the hills. On top of that he would be beaming with pride and joy upon my arrival to pick him up after your amazing classes. You are an inspiration and light to all those you encounter. We can not thank you enough.” ~ Nikki


    “It’s cool! It’s fun! It’s something I like!” (Harry Potter Science) ~ Lennon

    “I thought the puppetry class was just really fun because Sam is really nice and smart, she knows everything, and I learned new things. I like absolutely everything about her classes. The map class was super fun. My teacher Sam is always patient and nice and teaches me a lot. I also think Sam is really funny” ~Zuzu

    “Sam’s class is so fun that it’s easy to learn.  It’s easier to learn while doing something like working with different materials.” ~Isabella.

    “ Sam is a truly wonderful teacher. She taught me so much, and there’s nothing she can’t do. She is truly amazing” ~ Violet