The Council on the Arts & Humanities for Staten Island will host "The Curiosity Project" pop-up collaborative art studio in Stapleton.

Each month-long exhibition will have a different theme, and residents with little to no experience can come by to learn to make art.

February's theme will be clay, and attendees can learn how to make clay sculptures with artist-in-residence Steve Nutt, a master craftsman for 8 years at Historic Richmondtown who has made work for the Metropolitan Museum gift shop and reproduced pottery for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.

On Mondays, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., visitors can visit the space and view art made there. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the space will hold all-age classes on sculpting techniques for $10 an hour.

Wednesdays will be open studio space from noon to 6 p.m. And on Fridays, the studio will host ceramic painting classes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The class will cost $50, and students will receive clay tiles and one clay urn for experimentation and decoration.

For more information or to get involved, call Monica Valenzuela at 718-447-3329, ext. 1004, or email her at