Blog Header

The power to Chose

“When you pick the things you want to do, you’re more inclined to see them through”
This Mary Poppins style rhyme came to me as I noticed that when kids have the freedom to chose the creating they want to do they tend to follow-through. Bob Buford’s quote; “Don’t just dream big; follow through” marks the value of what I see when kids have a choice in what they do. Its easy to give them choices at CReATE, they find the materials that interest them and then find their way through their big ideas and inspirations make them happen because along the way they get invested, they get magic of follow through.
Giving kids opportunities to make their own choices is more than just that. It’s making a real connection to ideas becoming real, making dreams come true, all because of their inner drive to persevere. Each time they follow through on something it builds on their stick-to-itness so they have it for some of life’s bigger opportunities, quests and challenges.
Big dreams become choices to make and actions to take and to think,  it can all start with times kids can choose what they want to do.

Meet us at the Library!

Come have fun with us at The Thousand Oaks Library today between 1-4pm.
We’ll be hosting a FREE Pinspired Family Crafternoon where you can make wood signs, picnic boards and kid car boards while supplies last.
Meet us in the Marvin E. Smith room.
We’ll see you there!

The projects we’ll have on hand at this event are inspired by the projects we do for our regular Pinspired adult night at the studio where it’s all about hands-on making your way.

*The studio is open as usual from 12-4pm too!


Slime Workshop Fun

We hit the Slime mother load!
Yesterday’s Slime lovers explored the chemistry of the reaction between fluffy and crunchy slime ingredients and paint during our Slime Time Workshop.
Interesting fun.


Handmade Sock Friends.

Love these cactus friends made from a Christmas sock! The best part was the satisfaction the kids got from making them!


Come make Slime with us!

Holy smokes! Slime is taking over the studio tomorrow!
Be a party of the fun with our Slime Time workshop from 3:30-5:30 tomorrow when we’ll be making unlimited crunchy slime!. We still have a few spots left!
Call us at 818-575-9566 to sign-up.


Back To School Workshop

We’re excited to have Calligraphy artist Kristina Virtue offering this super fun “Back To School Boards” workshop at CReATE STUDIO on both Thursday, July 26th and Thursday, August 9th from 7-9pm. Kristina guides us in this workshop with ideas, inspirations and Modern Calligraphy tips to make share worthy boards for little ones embarking on big milestones.

$50 per person. Includes everything you need to make an awesome photo chalk board.Call us to register at 818-575-9566


Making Memories

I love this week’s quote about memories made, “The best things in life are the people we love, the places you’ve seen and the memories you’ve made along the way” -unknown.
I think about all the times kids have connected with each other at CReATE. Sometimes they make the studio their meet-up place, sometimes they come in together and sometimes they happen to meet at the studio for the first time and spark a friendship. Either way they are making memories and that just warms my heart to the core.
This past week there were lots of new friendships blossoming during Camp CReATE and thats just how it should be during summer camp. I hope the memories that were made last a lifetime and keep a special spot in our camper friends hearts. I know they have made a special spot in mine. Yay for camp!

Home Sweet Home

Who could resist this little rest spot outside a mini fairy home from Camp CReATE this week.
Life is about the simple pleasures after all.


More Slime!

Looking forward to our next Slime Time Summer workshop tomorrow, 7/13 from 3:30-5:30pm where we’ll be making unlimited varieties of scented slime which makes this week’s slime fun connect three of our five senses with touch, sight and smell all in one! Woo hoo!
There are a few spots left so call us at 818-575-9566 to book your spot!


Create a business you love..

Looking forward to teaming up for this Creative Business Success Series at CReATE STUDIO with Limit Free Life’s Michelle Perkins. We have two great once a month series options for 6 or 12 months that starts this Thursday, 7/12 from 6:30-9:30pm.
Visit the event bright link to learn more and register!