COVID-19 has changed how we all go about our daily lives and the same is true for small businesses. Last fall we introduced Kid's Art Classes to allow students an outlet for creativity, as many children are learning virtually and unable to practice art as would normally happen in the school setting. After a very successful first semester of classes, we have loaded up our spring schedule with a whole new lineup of exciting lessons!
Classes are typically the first and third Thursdays of the month from 1:30pm-3:00pm. Each class is only $20 which can be paid online at the time of booking (you must book ahead of time as spots are limited and do sell out) or you can use your child's Epic Learning Fund by using the promo code "EPICPAINTS2021". These activities are designed for children at least 6 years of age and no older than 13. In order to keep the class sizes small and safely distanced we have limited the number of spots to 10 students per class. We encourage parents or caregivers to drop their student off unless they would like to paint in the main section of our studio. We can't wait for all the fun that will be had this spring! We hope your child will join us!
We are so excited to be offering two weeks of Summer Art Camp in 2020! We had a great response to our Saturday art workshops last Summer and we decided to expand them! We will have one week in June and one week in July from 1:00 pm-4:00 pm. We wanted to make it flexible for those that have a lot on their busy schedules, so artists are able to come any day(s) they are able. If a camper has sports or other summer time commitments on certain days, he or she can still sign up for the days that work out. However, each day will have new projects so we highly encourage participating in each day of art camp! We know the campers will have so much fun putting their skills to work over their summer vacation!
We had our first ever Clay Impressions event back in November and the results were fantastic! As you can tell by sweet Ty's expression he was pretty happy with his Santa handprint ornament! We had babies as young as 2 months all the way up to 5 years old—look at our youngest babe's hand and feet impressions, we just couldn't get over how adorable Branch was! I want to hang them up on my own tree even though they're not my family, am I crazy??
As the years go by I'm sure it will be so fun for these kiddos to get their clay ornaments out each Christmas and see how tiny they once were. Moms might even shed a tear or two at how fast they have grown but it will be a forever keepsake.
We had so many people that wanted to come but were unable to, so we've decided to offer another chance to have ornaments made in January. You might ask yourself why you would want ornaments made after Christmas, but we know that a year can change a lot and we want you to be able to preserve your sweet little ones' handprints and footprints. I'm sure Branch's mom will be astonished to see how much bigger he has gotten in the first year of his life. What a cherished keepsake!
Several months ago I met a girl named Heather at the gym. Heather works at a local non-profit animal shelter called Misfits, Mutts, And Meows (cutest name ever, right?). She approached me about donating to their raffle and I suddenly had the idea of doing a "give back" event. So on November 9th from 9AM-Noon we will have all kinds of furry, fluffy friends coming to our studio to have clay impressions of their paw prints made! No reservations are needed. The best part? The shelter will receive a portion of all the proceeds from the event! You're all invited to support this great cause—we can't wait for all the happy tail-wagging fun!
We loved hosting a group of Girl Scouts from Troop #457 today! They came for a time of sisterhood and team building and enjoyed making clay pinch pots. In a few weeks the pinch pots will be fired and ready to be painted with our pottery paints. I didn't know that Girl Scouts could earn badges for painting pottery, but now I do—how cool is that? We're looking forward to having this sweet group of young ladies come back to finish their projects.