When I was a few months pregnant and about to find out if we were having a boy or a girl, I kept saying, and thinking, I didn’t have a preference. I was just excited (and if being totally honest scared) to be a mom.
When the ultrasound technician said we were having a girl, I felt an immense sense of happiness. One of the first thoughts that flooded my mind was how much fun it would be to craft with her.
I remember thinking that was such a silly thing to pop into my head.
Fast forward 13 years, and I have spent many days crafting with my daughter. One year we even declared Sunday afternoons “crafternoon.” We would scroll through Pinterest for ideas and then create something new each Sunday.
Part of the fun came from creating something from nothing, but what I loved the most was all the shared conversations we had. I learned so many interesting things about my daughter over markers, paint, and poster board.
Now that she’s a teen, with friends and other interests, it’s rare that she’ll want to craft with me. But I haven’t let that stop me from trying to find new and fun art projects she might be interested in trying out.
Fuller Art House
That’s why I was so excited to find out about Fuller Art House in Sylvania. They offer classes in their art gallery.
When I showed the list of classes to my daughter, she thought their acrylic pour class sounded fun. I was thrilled that she was interested in going with me. I signed up before she had a chance to change her mind!
The gallery is in downtown Sylvania. When you walk in, it has a very welcoming vibe. We got there early, so we had some time to look around the space.
When it was time for class, we gathered around a large wooden table towards the back. Our instructor demonstrated her acrylic pour technique.
Then it was our turn to decide on our color combination. We layered paints into a cup and poured them out onto a canvas. Next, we tilted the canvas in various directions to achieve the look we wanted. This step was remarkably relaxing. To create a little more interest, we used a straw to blow parts of the paint into more defined lines.
It was wonderful to be unplugged from our phones, side-by-side, creating, and sharing in conversations.
I loved taking the class with my daughter. I also think it could make for a fun girl’s day out with your friends. If you decide to go, I’d love to see what you created! Tag @toledo.moms on Instagram with a photo of your work.