Hi there! I own Crafts & Drafts, Austin’s source for craft classes. It’s currently a popup event company hosting craft classes in bars and breweries around town. We offer a wide range of fully customizable projects from our fun and popular wine glass painting party to learning how build your own industrial pipe lamp completely from scratch, and a whole lotta stuff in between! There’s no experience necessary and all of our classes are just about getting creative and having a great time!
You can check out our website here: www.crafts-drafts.com
I’ve been running this business as a popup in bars for almost 3 years now and have always wanted to open a studio space where we can offer YOU better service, MORE projects, and MORE class availability! I’ve recently found a great space in a great location and decided it was time for Crafts & Drafts to take that next step and grow.
This new location will give us the opportunity to offer new classes for you, learn more about what projects you want to make so we can offer new and better classes, a private party and event space for all your celebrations, and the availability to offer you your own craft home away from home with supplies, instruction and fun EVERY DAY!
Finding a great space that fit all of Crafts & Drafts needs seemed like it would be a daunting task. When I set out to start looking I thought it would be a long road of looking at lots of spaces in less than stellar locations, negotiating ever increasing rent prices in a growing city like Austin, not so nice spaces that need tons of renovations, and so on. As it happened, the universe had other plans. The VERY FIRST space I saw was perfect! I did more looking and homework just to be extra sure but this is it, I’ve found Crafts & Drafts future home! I do NOT want to lose this amazing space but I need your help to make it happen since everything is happening so fast. I’m SO EXCITED and I can’t wait to open soon and get crafty with you! Let’s make this happen!
REWARDS to thank you for being awesome and helping us achieve the dream of opening our very own studio for Crafts & Drafts! Every level of donation means SO MUCH and there’s lots of goodies for you to enjoy that you can only get by supporting Crafts & Drafts through our crowdfunding campaign to show our appreciation! Whether you’re here in Austin or somewhere else, want to go solo or have a big party with friends, we have some great rewards to suit everyone!
Our mission is to bring you a place you can come too and get crafty. To learn something new, make something you love, and have fun while doing it! We also want to help you check out of the stressful day to day grind. On the surface it might look like we’re just goofing off - giving cheesy toasts and painting and enjoying a beer or three… But in today’s fast paced world we often don’t take enough time out to just play and refresh our mind and energy.
It’s scientifically proven that getting creative has some serious positive impacts on your mental and emotional health. Read: STRESS RELIEF! CNN reports that creative activities impact the body in a way similar to meditation. It’s like yoga for for your brain! There are tons of studies toting the health benefits of getting crafty. This article from Berkeley cites a few we like - it staves off Alzheimer's, lowers anxiety levels, reduces stress, helps people cope with illness and tragedies and so much more. It might not even feel like you’re doing all these good things for yourself but our events are often the only couple hours that week you put down your phone, don’t think about work, don’t think about your endless to-do list, and just immerse yourself in a project. You need that time, it’s so good for you!
There are some great rewards and exclusive goodies for you to show my appreciation for your support and donations. I’m so excited to finally be realizing my dream of opening a studio space for Crafts & Drafts and I can’t wait for you to be able to come and get creative with us!