Create partners Deborah Lambdin and Kerry Wellstein have leased the first floor at 5723 N. Main St. in the Sylvania Historical Village, relocating their Sylvania studio from 5441 Main St. The partners opened their location in Sylvania early last year as their original Perrysburg location, founded 10 years ago, continues to expand and grow.
“We are really excited to be in this new location. We really needed more space and we will be able to expand our classes and host more events,” Lambdin stated. “We are also looking forward to collaborating with Heritage Sylvania, The Village Candy Shoppe and Art Supply Depo.”
“We keep our family-style studios small and intimate and limit classes to small groups,” Lambdin said. “We partner with parents to help kids get engaged and tap into their creative selves. We offer a safe place for kids and adults to unplug, be creative and excited about what they create. It is so rewarding to see when kids and adults ignite that passion for art.”
According to Lambdin, basic techniques are taught but there is an abundance of creative freedom. Some of the classes offered include a Toddler Time, Preschool Art, Drawing Club, After School Art Club, and more. There are over 20 theme camps scheduled, during summer as well.
Create also hosts birthday parties, family paint parties, showers, scouting events, girls night out, and more for adults and youth.
In addition, Kati Hunt offers “Just think,” a learning lab for children ages 4 and above. Critical thinking, creative writing, book writing, book clubs, journaling and illustrating are workshops offered through this lab. She also offers enrichment sessions for individual children as well as groups. “My goal is to help children develop critical thinking skills and learn to be confident problem solvers,” Hunt said.
For information on 5723 Main St., see Gayleen Gindy’s Looking Back