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

Studio Hope Workshops are Currently Postponed. We will resume as soon as we are able to do so safely. In the meantime, check out our online Zoom meetings:

RSN’s series of topical zoom meetings are informative and so much fun! Topics include the kidney diet, exercise and yoga, hobbies and more. Participants need not have a Zoom account. This is a great way to connect with others living with kidney disease, make new friends and learn new things. Sign up for a Zoom room meet up today!

Current Workshops (We will resume as soon as we are able to do so safely.)

We all have a unique story to tell. RSN proud to offer an opportunity to use your own life experiences to find your voice and help others who are traveling the same life path of living with kidney disease. RSN’s Public Speaking Training will help you gain experience and confidence as you learn how to effectively share your story by delivering compelling speeches.

There is no charge to attend. Stop by for a visit and say hello to RSN Founder and President Lori Hartwell, who began honing her talent as a public speaker in 1993.


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 [email protected] 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 [email protected] 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.

Download and Share the Flyer

Studio Hope Flyer - download

Email [email protected] with any questions.

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.