Bummed about my oldest daughter not having art in her curriculum this year, we are always on the prowl for opportunities to create. While in the waiting room at the eye doctor, I saw a segment on Show Me St. Louis highlighting Yucando, an open art studio in Webster Groves, Missouri. Score!
Walking into the studio, we were immediately greeted by a welcoming art teacher who offered us a tour of creativity from which to choose ranging from jewelry making to mosaic to painting to paper crafting. My youngest made a beeline for the paper mache pig to paint while my oldest selected a picture frame to paint and embellish with flowers. Overwhelmed by supplies housed under one roof, I opted for a magnetic board which required my fabrication of magnets.
The girls painted and dried their creations before sealing them. I lost myself in the paper section of the studio where I selected words from a vast selection of old books.
After nearly two hours of studio time, we were famished so we walked across the street to the First Watch Cafe to restore with biscuits and gravy, French toast Monte Cristo, and a grilled cheese. Yummers!
Fulfilling our New Year’s resolution to experience more, we are looking forward to a return visit soon in order to crEATe in Old Webster.