Come Create with Us!

RSN’s Studio Hope was created with the vision of helping people express their creativity, make new friends, learn something new, share knowledge, lend a listening ear, teach a skill-set, take risks, encourage each other, have fun and enjoy the moment.

Studio Hope is a place for the community of artists, teachers, and crafters to share their talents. Education and arts & crafts are a big part of healing. We hope you join us to celebrate our new adventures in creativity and connecting. I hope to see you there. – Lori Hartwell, RSN Founder and President

621 East Glenoaks Blvd. #B
Glendale, CA 91207
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Current Workshops

Tree of Life Acrylic Painting Workshop
Friday October 11, 2019
7:00pm – 9:30pm

Kidney transplant recipient and Renal Teen Prom alumni Gemma Lafontant leads this exciting class. Learn the basics of working with acrylic paint while you create a beautiful “Tree of Life” work of art! Seating is limited, sign up today.

No painting experience required! Your tax-deductible donation of $40 reserves one seat. Bring a friend or a few and take advantage of special pricing for this class of $75 for two!


Shambala Macramé Jewelry Workshop
Saturday, August 24, 2019
2pm – 5pm

Shambala macramé necklaces and bracelets’ unique and bohemian style makes them a very popular fashion statement. Learn a basic macramé technique that is so easy to master while making stunning jewelry. Choose from an assortment of designer curated bead combination packets. $45 reserves your seat and helps support RSN’s life-enriching programs. All supplies are included.

$45 donation for one person. Bring a friend or a few and take advantage of special pricing for this class, $80 for two!


Private Fundraiser Workshops

Support your child’s school, your favorite animal rescue or local charity with a Studio Hope Workshop. 30% of the registration fees will be collected for your charity. Minimum of three participants in addition to yourself required. Email or click the contact button below to ask for details.

Private Studio Hope Workshop

Gather your friends together for a private Studio Hope workshop to celebrate a birthday, girl’s night out or just because!
Creating your own event is a creative and fun way you can support RSN’s life-enriching programs including the 20th annual Renal Teen Prom.


Announcing a New, Special Offer for All Workshop attendees!

Take 30% Off All Purchases at Studio Hope. Sign up for any upcoming workshop to receive a special 30% savings on all Studio Hope artisan merchandise during the workshop.


Stop by Studio Hope for a visit while any of the above workshop classes are underway to shop for original artwork, limited edition prints and designer jewelry. Treat yourself and find a meaningful gift for someone special. 

All proceeds benefit Renal Support Network (RSN). RSN was founded by Lori Hartwell who was diagnosed with kidney disease at age two. Her goal is to empower people who have kidney disease to become knowledgeable about their illness, proactive in their care, hopeful about their future and make friendships that last a lifetime.

If you received a gift voucher for a Studio Hope class Contact Us or send an email to to redeem your voucher and sign up for a class. All proceeds benefit RSN’s life-enriching programs!

Workshops may be cancelled or rescheduled by Studio Hope. You will be notified by email if any cancellation or rescheduling occurs.

If you can’t make it to the studio, here are some other ways to help RSN:

Fine Art Note Cards - Lori Hartwell

These notecard sets featuring Lori Hartwell’s paintings are available with a tax-deductible donation. Each donation benefits RSN’s hopeful and life-enriching programs which help people who have kidney disease and their families.

Embracehope jewelry - Embrace hope jewelry - lori hartwell

Each hand-crafted piece arrives packaged in a keepsake Organza Bag with an RSN Embrace Hope Card as a token reminder that your purchase of this special gift helped benefit those with kidney disease.

Kidney gifts - gift for kidney donor - kidney transplant

Unique merchandise with hopeful messages on men’s, women’s, children’s t-shirts, clothing, hats, mugs, items for pets and moreTreat yourself or find great gifts for others that tell the world that you care about kidney disease and help spread the word.

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Custom and Private Workshop Opportunities

  • Host a Workshop: No formal art education or experience is necessary. You just need to be skilled in the art form or craft you want to present and be able to share your knowledge with Studio Hope visitors. Participants learn new crafting skills while simultaneously engaging in the process of learning to cope with a chronic illness through art therapy.
  • The creative community is invited to apply to participate in Studio Hope art shows as an individual visual artist or artist groups. A Studio Hope art show helps artists connect with the community, local arts enthusiasts and can help local artists build an audience for their work.
  • Corporate Team Building: Schedule a workshop just for your employees. Team building activities can help increase productivity, improve communication and keep your employees motivated. Studio Hope workshops are impactful and in the moment. The benefits will remain with your team long after the event is over.

Get in touch with us to learn more and schedule your custom workshop.