Making Studio Make


 

Hey there - my name is Meghan and thank you for taking the time to learn more about Studio Make.

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Nearly five years ago I became a mother while maintaining my full-time career. With our daughter entering day programs and the busy work schedule my husband and I faced, we were always searching for ways to create early, lasting memories with our girl. I noticed early on that she was always interested in anything she could explore, examine, twist, tweak, stick, study, bend, and break into her own masterpieces. It was magic watching her work and I wanted to be a part of it!

Opening myself up to the idea of how creativity works we began mixing, mashing, drawing, doodling, pressing, and painting almost daily. Working hard to fulfill my dream of starting a business, my daughter and I hit the road and brought our love for making to others at local pop-up events. Studio Make was born!

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Soon enough the opportunity to provide a regular service to Pittsburgh’s South Hills community became available and that’s what I bring to you today.

So, what have I learned in my pursuit of creativity? Certainly how to stain a carpet or two. If anything, I understand that creativity shouldn’t be examined. It should be explored! Please, come make something with us.

 

Our Mission


Our mission is to provide children of all ages with the opportunity to take creative chances and explore their curiosity without the stress of their project "turning out right". Making mistakes is part of creativity and we care more about being a space where kids feel safe to make mistakes and test out ideas than to go home with a project that looks a certain way.


 

MAKE BELIEVE

There’s something truly fascinating about childhood and the way kids behave in the moment. These moments with our children are few so draw that sword and become a knight, have a tea party, and fly far, far away in a spaceship! The only hard part is snapping back to reality.

MAKE CONNECTIONS

We have a lot to offer kiddos at the studio but let’s not forget this space is for you too. We all need connections and creative art with children is a natural ice-breaker!

MAKE EXPERIMENTS

Studio Make is the safe space for our children to try something new. Let’s see what happens when yellow stripes mix with blue polka dots and have you ever painted with magnets? And just how do you make unicorn potion? Having a place to test new ideas can help build your child’s ingenuity, creativity, and confidence. We’ll clean up the mess.

MAKE DISCOVERIES

The repetitive practice of creation and imagination is a workout for the minds of our children. It's their 9-5 job for the time being. Studio Make has a growing list of engaging, creative tools that you may not find at home. Sensory bins, water tables, and a screen printing station are a few of the unique experiences you'll find here.

MAKE FRIENDS

Developing childhood friendships is a weird thing, remember? A similar taste in dinosaur could win you a BFF. A disagreement in which shade of pink is truly pink could land you in some really hot water. Our activities are designed to give your child the opportunity to collaborate with one another, trade talents, and make new friends.

MAKE LEADERS

It's funny to think that playing and making can instill leadership qualities into a child. Sharing tools and supplies with their neighbors and appreciating each other's work teaches respect. The repetitive practice of open ended play transforms creative obstacles into opportunities for improvement and confidence expands when they recognize the novelty of their artistic style.

MAKE MEMORIES

Life moves quickly on its own. Add kids to the mix and you have to stop to recollect just what you did this morning. Let’s push pause for a few moments and step away from the TV and mobile screens to make the kind of memories with our kids that last.

MAKE MISTAKES

We learn by trial and error. We want your child to tweak, twist, tighten, tear, touch, and try. Find a thousand ways how not to make a clay monster and we’ll show you a thousand laughs you had with your little one.

MAKE NOISE

Seriously, we get it. They have an impossible amount of tunes to hum, questions to ask, and commotion to make. We want you to bring the noise! Art is not just visual, but auditory, as well. Let the mayhem at home become a drum beat at our space. Then head home for a quiet nap.

 

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Policies & FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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Do I need to stay with my child?

The following activities are offered for Parent and Children: Quiet Time and Play Groups.

The following activities are offered as Drop Off activities for children only:  Artists & Yogis, Makers Lab, Specialty Workshops and Camps. 


What time should I arrive for our session?

You are welcome to join us anytime that works for you during our Play Group and Quiet Time sessions. 

If you are joining us for a drop off activity, please plan to arrive no more than 5 minutes early.


How many children are in a session?

Depending on the activity, it usually ranges from 8 to 12 children. 


Do you offer drop-ins?

Yes, Play Groups and Quiet Time are Drop In.  All other activities require pre-registration online. 


What should my child wear to the Studio?

We cannot guarantee all products will washout of clothing so we suggest dressing your child in play clothes and play shoes that are good for painting, getting messy, and having fun! Aprons are provided.


What kind of materials do you use?

Depending on the activity, we'll use materials such as paint, clay, wood, fabric, glue, recycled materials, wire, beads, and buttons.


Can my child bring a friend to their session?

If you would like to bring a sibling or friend, please register the child as a drop-in for that particular activity. Siblings discounts vary depending on activity.


What is Family Studio?

During Family Studio hours, children and adults are invited make and play at their own pace. We think this is a great way to unwind, relax and connect with friends and family while helping (or watching) your child bring their ideas to life.


Can I cancel after I register?

Our cancellation policies vary depending on the activity. See details below:

All cancellation requests for classes/events/parties/camps must be sent to info@studiomakepgh.com.

If you pre-register for Play Groups, Quiet Time, Yogis & Artists and Makers Lab and need to cancel, we ask for 24 hours notice and we will provide you with an in-house credit valid for 4 weeks from date of original activity. 

If Birthday Party cancellation requests are submitted at least 14 days prior to event, a refund minus a $150 fee will be offered.  All Birthday Party cancellation requests submitted within 13 days of event will not be offered a refund or in-house credit. 

If Workshop cancellation requests are submitted at least 14 days prior to event, a refund minus a $50 fee will be offered.  All Workshop cancellation requests submitted within 13 days of event will not be offered a refund or in-house credit. 

If Holiday Camp cancellation requests are submitted at least 14 days prior to event, a refund minus a $50 will be offered.  All Holiday Camp cancellation requests submitted within 13 days of event will not be offered a refund or in-house credit. 

If Summer Camp cancellation requests are submitted at least 14 days prior to event, a refund minus a $150 will be offered.  All Summer Camp cancellation requests submitted within 13 days of event will not be offered a refund or in-house credit. 

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