Young at Art (West Seattle)


November 13, 2012 by admin

Anyone else have little budding artists?  I’m finally starting to get drawings at home with little faces and recognizable themes.  We no longer get as many fire drawings.  I’m starting to get soccer:

and turkey pumpkins.  (Thank you Thanksgiving and Halloween!)

So imagine my delight when we came upon this place last week in West Seattle where you can do art in someone else’s space.  As much art as you want for as long as you want on most days of the week: they often have open workshops from 9:30-2:30 and you pay by the hour.  My guys are 4 so they are 10 dollars an hour.

I fell in love with this little room with walls that you can paint all over.  Not just on the paper but ALL OVER THE WALL.  It reminded me of this sticker wall in the Tate Museum I want to go see!) See the little splotches at the top? Those are from little soft spiky balls you stick in paint and throw.

If you’re finished with art there is a little play area where you can clean up and get ready to go back to the real world.  The space needle painting in this room was very cool.

And I loved these neat birch tree paintings which would go nicely with these cool paper straws I saw on pinterest which led me to this cool online shop I’ve never seen before and know I’m going to love.

Lili spent a lot of time in the beading area.  I loved watching his concentration.

The Bean met a new friend who was learning blow-painting so he learned a new skill too.

And though this isn’t a huge space, there were about 4 other kids there when we went and there still seemed like plenty of room for more.  I had a hard time getting my guys to leave, even though it was a gloriously sunny day and we had bike riding to do.  We will definitely go back- what a fabulous find!

(PS. it’s about a five minute drive from Bakery Nouveau-and If you’ve never been, you’re welcome:)


  1. hipfoodiemom says:

    OMG, love this!!! will definitely check this out!

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