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The Makery holds weekday open studio for kids

by on January 24, 2019 10:46 AM

STATE COLLEGE — Need to get your preschoolers out of the house and occupied for a change of pace? This time of year when it’s cold and dreary can be especially challenging for the mothers and caregivers of preschoolers.

The Makery, at 209 W. Calder Way in State College, has an answer for those winter blahs. The staff at The Makery is offering an open studio for kids from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The cost is $5. The children can stay for as long as they can stay interested during the four-hour period.

The Makery offers a new activity each day:

  • Tuesday — Texture Tryout;
  • Wednesday — Mini-Monets;
  • Thursday — Play-Doh Playdate; and
  • Friday – Color Bar.

A kid-friendly coffee spot in downtown is a nice addition to the local business community. The partnership between Saint’s Café and The Makery allows patrons to enjoy specialty coffee and baked goods while they relax and watch the kids enjoy some creative playtime. Of course, visitors may stop in any time for coffee and a look around.

Amy Frank, owner of The Makery and modern sewing instructor, said, “We would like to see the space filled all the time. We want to continue to offer classes to suit many tastes and interests as well as offering the spaces as rentals for parties and events.”

The Makery offers many interesting classes and open studio times for all ages. Go to to see what is available at this arts and crafts studio. The studio is filled with unique gifts and examples of the art that takes place there.

It’s been described as a delightful place to gather, and as it says on a The Makery card near their cash register, “Connect, Create and Caffeinate.”

For more information call (814) 826-1743 or email [email protected]



Connie Cousins covers Centre County for the Gazette.
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