Today my good friend and fellow creative mama, Megan Schiller from The Art Pantry, is here to tell you about her new Design Camp! She is running a five-week, online course to help you set up a home art space for your kids that is organized, inviting, and that most of all, builds creative confidence.
Without further ado, here is Megan…
[ Disclaimer: I am an affiliate for The Art Pantry, which means that if you purchase Megan’s course, I make a small percentage of the sale at no cost to you. Thank you for your support in this way! ]
We want our kids to live creative lives.
We want our kids to be confident with a paintbrush in their hand or know how to use scissors or a hot glue gun safely. As busy parents, it can be challenging to feel like we have to come up with an art project or bring out art materials in order for our kids to get these creative experiences.
Imagine having all of your toys stored away in a drawer and having to dig them out every time your child wants to play. We don’t do this because we know that kids learn through play. We know that it’s important to have toys available to play with whenever they feel inspired.
What if we treat art supplies the same way? What if we display creative tools and materials out in the open and make them easily accessible for our kids whenever they feel inspired?
This is what we do at our house, and I know Bar follows this same approach at her house too – not just because she teaches art classes, she has done this ever since her kids were toddlers!
When we make space in our homes for open access to art supplies, we are telling our kids that they are creative and capable. We are saying, “Here’s a workshop where you can do art, have experiments, make mistakes, build stuff, learn new skills, play, and have fun.”
When we have an art space in our home, we are offering our kids the gift of creative confidence, creative thinking, and creative independence that will last throughout their lives.
I want this for all kids.
As a former preschool teacher and art teacher, I realized years ago how beneficial it is for children to have access to creative tools and materials. These days, I am so lucky that I get to help families set up art spaces in their homes! I am deeply committed to helping children gain creative confidence and to make creative exploration a part of their daily lives.
If you want to set up an art space for you kids, but need a little guidance, I’m here to help! I teach an online course called Art Pantry Design Camp. It’s a 5-week course that will take you step-by-step through the process of setting up an art space for your kids -complete with videos and clickable product lists so you don’t have to spend extra time searching for the right items for your home.
The course starts on April 9, 2018. By the end of the 5-week course, you’ll have an organized and inviting art space for your kids – one that works well for your home and your family.
I’m there for you the whole time to answer all of your questions and help you get your art space set-up.
Click here to learn more about Design Camp or to sign up.
Through Design Camp, you will learn how to engage your kids with creative materials so that their art space is used and loved for years to come.
Hope you will join me, I can’t wait to help you create the space of your dreams!
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A little about Megan:
Megan Schiller is a designer, mom, teacher, writer, artist, and co-host of the podcast Muse + The Catalyst. She’s on a mission to bring more creativity into families’ homes and help make art a part of children’s everyday life. Megan loves traveling, listening to podcasts, reading, being out in nature, iced espresso, and hanging out with her family.