In just over a year, Stacey Low has transformed a vacant storefront on Mass Ave into a creative space that draws children and parents to West Acton.
Color*Full is an art studio offering drop-in art making and drop-off classes for children, along with workshops and birthday parties. The business opened just over a year ago, inviting kids to draw and paint and collage and create.
“I felt like there was a need,” said Low, a mother of two and former art teacher. “I would take my kids to indoor playgrounds and think, ‘We could do this with art.’”
Since last September, Low says Color*Full has welcomed mothers and children from more than two-dozen communities, from Salem to Ashburnham to Lexington to Tyngsboro.
Why do they come from so many different cities and towns? Low says it’s because Color*Full offers kids a chance to be creative while someone else is responsible for scouring Pinterest for crafts – and cleaning it all up after the fact.
“They come because they can make a mess and not worry about it,” said Low. “And once they’re here, they like the space that we’ve created and the vibe.”
Watch the video above to hear Low and Color*Full employee Hera Kolodziej discuss the West Acton studio. And check out the Color*Full website for more details about hours, classes and drop-ins.