So an acquaintance, who does not blog, asked me if I would post a question for all of you out there and would like some responses if you have a moment.
Would you be a customer in a shop where you could come and bring the kiddos and do art projects? I guess it would be an art store where you can do all the projects on-site as well as purchase art supplies to take home. I am thinking something similar to the "paint your own pottery" but this store would be full of paints and canvases, crayons and markers, glitter and stickers, all types of cutting tools, embellishments galore, water colors, chalks, oils, paper and wood and rocks, make your tiara...door hanger type thingys...you could even just bring the little ones in to color or finger paint without the mess at home. Depending on the project the prices would range from just $1.00...up to all you can use I for $20.00 (she wants to know if that is a price someone would pay...too much or too little?) She would also like to have a play group section where groups could get together and work on a project and chat and play and refreshment would be catered...$20.00 a group? There will also be an adult only section for adults who need a studio to create their masterpieces. Classes would be offered by trained or experiences artists and so on.
She would love suggestions and wants to know if this would be a type of activity you would do...if so how often? What would you call a place like this? (if she ends up going forward and likes one of your names she will definitely give you the credit for it;) Is there another service or activity she should offer in the store? What would be your dream store to be able to go to and spend hours with kids?....or by yourself?
Personally, I love the idea! No mess at home or closets full of supplies that rarely get used because it is too much work to get everything out and put it all away! Plus any chance to get out of the house and go to a kid friendly place for a while...heaven anyone?...and educational to top it off.
So what do you think? Please comment!