Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Young at Art is Kid Perfect

Today, our Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) group took a trip to Young at Art to paint our own pottery. Many of you have probably been to similar places in Houston just like we had. However, Young at Art gets a big thumbs up for being kid-friendly.

The shop is currently located at 1777 Airline Dr. (an odd location, really). The owner is in the midst of a move to the Heights, where her shop will be on 19th Street. YEAH! Despite her impending move, the owner greeted our group, was so down-to-earth & personable, & remained casual even with ~20 kids running about.

Unlike other paint-your-own-pottery places, Young at Art has a kids' toys area with a chalk board painted on the wall. So creative! Even the wall art is kid-friendly without estranging the adult visitors. In the bathroom, you'll find a stool to help youngsters climb up to the sink to wash their hands. Plus, there's a changing table for diaper duty. The prices seem about the same as any of the other places, too. Don't worry about paint on your clothes. It washes out with water. Clean up is a breeze, too, because the owner takes care of it all after you're done with your masterpiece.

The owner told me that she also does a lot of Parents Night Out events, allowing adults to bring their own food & beverages. I'm not sure what my artwork would look like after a little wine but it sounds fun.

I think our MOPS leader took some photos of our morning so I'll post a shot here when I can. In the mean time, check out Young at Art or wait until it arrives at its new location in the Heights.

Until the next nap time...