Welcome to QuickDraw Art Studio where we encourage everyone to be creative, curious, and maybe even a little messy. If you haven't tapped into your artistic talents then join us for an experience. We offer canvas and ceramic painting, thrown pottery and workshops of every medium in-between. Our studio is a place for artists of all ages. If you'd like to stop in we're located in downtown Williston on Main St. 


"QuickDraw Art Studio is woman owned and operated," said Melissa Krause. "We opened our doors in 2017 and we're hoping to make memories with your families for years to come."



Melissa is from Wisconsin where she studied at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts for photography and 2D arts before she made her way to Williston, ND to become an award-winning photojournalist. When she saw her  son had the same natural affinity for art, she understood there must be other creative minds that would need a place to develop their skills - or just have fun! Thus, QuickDraw Art Studio was brought to life from sketches on scrap paper!

Owner/Art Director



He's the inspired 8-year-old from a couple paragraphs above. He's outgoing and loves interacting with new people. If he's not creating, he's making sure everyone has the necessary tools so they can work on their masterpiece --Mommy's little helper, if you will. He enjoys karate, anime, Dungeons & Dragons, and video games.

Art Facilitator 



Ella is a native of South Dakota but life in a military family took her to Louisiana. She fell in love with pottery in high school and followed that passion to Louisiana Tech University where she earned her B.F.A. in Ceramics. She specializes in hand thrown functional objects that contain blended textural elements. She now lives in Williston with her husband, Zach, and adorable newborn daughter, Sandra.



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Williston has always been Sarah's home. From an early age she was drawn to the arts. She now spends her creative time painting, preferring acrylics and watercolor in her work. She lives in town with her husband, Trevor. When she's not at work she enjoys playing video games and spending time with her pets.

Studio Associate




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