Ceramics, canvases, and glass fusion galore. The paint-your-own-pottery studio, Practically Pikasso, is gearing up for summer “Kamps” that will help your child tap into their artistic potential and provide a reprieve from the summer heat.
“We’re anticipating having great experiences to offer the children this year,” said store owner, Marie McClellan.
Last year the camps featured activities such as decorating a glass nightlight and painting ceramic creations. McClellan said she likes to keep the three-day camps non-specific so that children can explore the projects that interest them.
“Each camp will still have basic content that deals with ceramics, but with different approaches,” McClellan said. “We may even be looking at different painting techniques on canvas as well.”
Three-day camps are $175 each, with discounts for siblings. The fee includes all the materials your child will need along with a camp T-shirt and a daily snack.
Along with these longer camp sessions, Practically Pikasso will also be offering mini one-day camps that are only $75 and include a T-shirt and snack as well. Topics for these camps include ceramics, glass fusion, acrylic painting, Tie-Dye and more.
Each camp session begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 12 p.m. and is open to kids from ages 7 to 16.
“When children participate in the camps or just come for a visit, it heightens their creativity,” she said. “It’s a joyful experience. They are always surprised at what they can do.”
McClellan said when kids walk into the studio, they are the artist. It is Practically Pikasso’s job to give them the supplies to explore their talents.
“Families are looking for things to do that give their children normal childhood experiences because they have been through a lot in the last couple of years,” McClellan said. “Our studio gives them the chance to maximize those childhood experiences and enjoy life.”
Camps begin the second week in June and spaces are limited, so make sure to secure your spot early.
For more information about Practically Pikasso summer camps, visit www.pikassowaco.com or call (254) 217-8739.
Jessa is the Editor-in-Chief of Hooray for Family and the mom of three energetic children. She has a BA in Mass Communication/Journalism from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and is a long-time resident of Central Texas. When she isn't writing and editing, she enjoys playing board games with her kids, teaching Sunday school and channeling her creativity into craft projects.