i Heart Art Studio in Pleasant Hill
Abby and Amy have worked side by side for years, dreaming up something special. While teaching pre-schoolers at Meher in Lafayette, the two worked with other teachers to enrich learning with a focus on art and process based learning.
This October they officially opened the doors of i heart Art Studio in Pleasant Hill on Vivian Drive. Centrally located, with free parking and handicap access, their storefront is light, bright and inspiring. The print shop turned art studio boasts vaulted ceilings, stained cement floors and an open layout.
Soft colored pastel wood and glass walls help to break up the entry and merchandise area from the art center. Amy and Abby carefully create new stations daily with materials available for any project. You can jump in during open session or attend one of their classes to hone specific skills.
Ages 2 and up: Tuesday - Friday from 10-1 and Saturdays 9 to noon.
$15.00 entry fee. Just there to watch your child explore? Your admission is free. i heart art provides inspiration and a great selection of materials for people to experiment. You can leave your creations for display or take them home. The art stations change daily and have a monthly theme to help guide your experience.
This December the theme is Maxfield Parrish, one of my personal favorites! During my tour they had out acrylic painting with prompts for a winter storm, watercolors, and even a loom.
Want to host a party without all the clean up? You can do it there with reasonably priced and customizable party packages for all ages. Enjoy a girls night out, host a bridal or baby shower, or a birthday party. Don’t want to paint? No worries, they have experienced instructors that can lead you in a variety of art exploration including screen printing, sculpture, fabric dying or sewing!
Abby and Amy have created a space where one can explore art mediums freely and freelance artist’s can share their skills and a welcoming environment that fosters community. This holiday season as you’re thinking of gifts for your loved ones, young and old, think of i heart art gift certificates, or purchase some of their goods from local crafters.