We live in an area with great local business and art resources. Here are some we love and some who give Big Spirit Studio Students special discounts!



Artist and Craftsman Supply in Berkeley 

This employee owned art store is my favorite! They have agreed to give my students a 10% discount at the Berkeley store.

2573 Shattuck Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94704

Toll Free: 888-338-4040

Phone: 510-704-4040

Fax 510-704-8002

East Bay Depot for Creative ReUse

Wow! This place is so fun to explore! You'll never know what you'll find! And very well priced. I am a "Green Educator" registered with them giving me a 10% discount.

4695 Telegraph Avenue

Oakland, CA 94608

Phone 510.547.6470

Donation Hotline 510.547.6535

Ace Ellis Hardware ​

This family owned hardware store is full of cool stuff and staffed with knowledgable and helpful folks. I have been going here for 17 years. And they will give my students a 5% discount in the store.

5424 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Oakland, CA 94609

b/t 54th St & 55th St

Phone(510) 653-4365

Kids N' Clay in Berkeley

This is a great wet clay program for kids. I worked here for 5 years and it is the best children's art programs I've ever worked at. Big spirit Studio is inspired and informed by the mission and success of Kids N' Clay.

Tel:  510.845.0982       

Fax:  510.845.5674
809A Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94710-2222


Rockin' Robins Music

Jessica is a cool and energetic music lover. You should definitely check this out!

Jessica Neighbor

Performance Coach & Music Teacher


Handcraft Studio School

I love taking workshops here and my friend Marie has created a clean and inspiring space!

Marie Muscardini
(510) 332-6101
5885 Doyle Street
Emeryville, CA 94608