Créatif, Summer Camps, and Inspiration

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In the last eight weeks, my boys have participated in four summer camps; Spanish camp, soccer camp, music/band camp, and golf camp. It’s been fun and exhausting for various reasons. As a reprieve, one afternoon, in between camps, we decided to try something completely different. We tried Créatif in Pleasanton.

Créatif for Summer Camps, and For Much Needed Inspiration
Créatif for Summer Camps, and For Much Needed Inspiration

As we walked into the Pleasanton location, we saw a beautiful space where art meets technology. This modern space is contemporary and designed with unique art throughout. As I looked around, I noticed iPads with instructions and canvas how-tos. My imagination peaked just by the aesthetics; the kid’s imagination was beaming through their smiles.

To the left of the front door was a wall full of blank ceramics ready for us to choose from. To our right was a wall filled with already painted creations by the staff that was on display for inspiration. The best part? My kids debated over molds, materials, and style, but more importantly, I noticed that they chose their items together. I think they were excited not to be kicking soccer balls in direct sunlight; nonetheless, they were ready to paint!

Créatif for Summer Camps, and For Much Needed Inspiration
Créatif for Summer Camps, and For Much Needed Inspiration

Once we had chosen our items, the staff at Créatif walked us through our paint options and equipped us with aprons. Sure, I could have sat this one out, but I decided to have a little fun. My four-year-old chose a wooden snake, while my six-year-old chose a ceramic shark. I decided on a small vase I’ve used as a makeup brush holder. We had a great time confirming color combinations, and that pink paint in a puddle of black paint does not make pinker paint.

Créatif for Summer Camps, and For Much Needed Inspiration
Créatif for Summer Camps, and For Much Needed Inspiration

Towards the end of our visit, we discovered that Créatif hosts birthday parties, adult painting parties, and a summer camp for kids! We’ll be planning on joining them next summer, and if the kids let me, I plan on bringing a few friends.

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