From couples sharing vacation memories while painting a favorite trip photo, to wide-eyed children showing off their inner interior design skills at a summer camp – appropriately named “Rock Your Room” – there’s no shortage of fun at Studio Create.
There’s also no shortage of self- expression – the messier the better – as children and adults alike unleash their inner artist for a real creative adventure. “I call it yoga for the brain!” says Leigh Anne Alexander, owner and instructor at Studio Create who has been in her new location in the Old Roller Mill building for six months. “I like letting people have a place to come where they can have a good time and not worry about having to clean up afterwards!”
For the adult crowd, painting seems to be the most popular medium as it proves to be a perfect form of stress relief after a long work day. Come paint a masterpiece to hang in your home (you may even surprise yourself with what you can do!) or paint a fabulous scarf to show off your creative side. “I like for adults to have a chance to be creative… again,” says Leigh Ann.
For the younger set, birthday parties at Studio Create are enormously popular, where all participants paint the same picture, but always with amazingly unique results! The studio also offers home school classes during the day, which gives children more individualized instruction. For those interested in after- school art classes on weekdays, there’s everything from Wildlife Wednesdays – where the theme speaks for itself – to 3D Thursdays where students not only study famous D artists, but also create their own 3D masterpieces.
Studio Create is also known for fun and innovative summer camp experiences, including week-long sessions and one-day camps, with a variety of themes, like fashion design (no sewing required!), complete with a fashion show at the end of camp. This year’s camps also include “Art Around the World” – a week exploring creative mediums around the globe; and “Glow Show” where lucky attendees will create fluorescent art for a camp finale that features music and movement along with art. You can find more information on both summer camps and after-school classes by visiting the Studio Create Facebook page. “With kids I try to do things they wouldn’t have the opportunity to do in school – either because it’s too big a project or too messy!” says Leigh Ann.
Typical classes for both children and adults are 10-20 people and each Studio Create experience is sure to provide fun, fellowship, self-expression and even a little coloring “outside the lines” if the mood strikes you!
To tap into your own creative side, sign up for a class or plan a party by calling 336-689-3669 for more information or emailing Leigh Ann Alexander at LeighAnnStudioCreate@gmail.com. Studio Create is located in the Old Roller Mill Building at 6285 Shallowford Road, Lewisville, NC. Summer camp registration closes May 12, 2014.