Today I took the boys to a pop-in art studio in Houston called Art Mix. For a flat fee of $15/hour, kids can create as many art projects as they’d like, and there are tons of interesting, well organized, and seasonally-themed supplies to choose from. Kids can paint, collage, draw, cut and glue until their hearts are content all in a fun creative space.
We’ve gone to drop-in art classes before (in St. Louis and Berkeley) and liked it since my boys are two years apart and have different skill levels. A drop-in class means no specific project, so each boy can have their own creative process going on. I could barely keep up with them today! Graham spent a lot of time with glue and tiny objects like beads and googly eyes, while Bennett was busy stringing beaded bracelets and writing letters.
Here’s just a couple of our creations. We ended up taking home six projects total, and we were only there for about forty five minutes. The picture on the left is a letter Bennett wrote and decorated a letter to his daddy (the inside says: Dear Dad, Happy Fall. I love you, Bennett).
Definitely check out Art Mix if you are in the Houston area. In addition to their pop-in studio, they offer tons of art classes and camps for all ages. If you’re in another town, google “drop-in art + city name + kids” and you’re likely to find a studio that offers a similar class. If you find one you love, please let me know so we can spread the word.