August 26, 2015
Once upon a time, your handmade Crayola-crayon and-construction-paper stick figure family portraits covered your parents' refrigerator.
But somewhere along the line, (who knows why) you grew up, got a job and
hid from visitors got rid of your box of Crayola crayons along with your favorite stuffed teddy.
Well, let's return to the carefree days of yesteryear, grownups, and break out the glitter and glue sticks.
Below are four local businesses that focus on bringing homemade art-making back into the lives of adults.
The Clay Studio
139 N 2nd St, Philadelphia
Not only is playing with clay known to be therapeutic and reduce stress, it also make a great date activity, according to The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, which hosts weekly date nights around its potters' wheels.
"Go ahead, get a little dirty on Friday night!" the weekly class description reads. "Our skilled instructors will walk you through a few simple projects, or you are free to make your own creations."
Bonus: Beer, wine, light snacks, clay and tools are included in the event fee.
Cape May, New Jersey
If you need a little something to help you feel inspired to make art, how about surrounding yourself by it - literally.
The Magic Gardens, a mosaic haven and museum on South Street, hosts mosaic-making workshops. Private events can also be booked.