Pachis, an intimate art studio for kids, is located on Adams Ave., in the Normal Heights area of San Diego. Pachis offers workshops for kids age 4-12, open art studio times, and Summer Camp as well. Pachis believes in “providing a structured curriculum in an open environment the child artist can feel safe to express themselves”.
The kids & I visited the studio shortly after it opened, and had the opportunity to chat with the owner, Juliana. Juliana has a background in art, and much experience working with children. Her philosophy is to “Help children develop a greater sense of self and the world around them through art.” She believes that every child is born with an inherent creativity, and is excited to provide a “creativity space” for them to discover their own creative expression.
Pachis offers different art mediums for children to explore including painting, drawing, coloring, chalk art and more! They have both indoor and outdoor space, allowing kids to express their creativity in different environments. Parents have to option to drop their kids off to run errands, or simply have a little “me time”, by visiting one of the many local coffee shops or eateries.
Aside from the art workshops offered, Pachis displays art by local artists, and sells cute hand-made items in their Art Market. They offer the first art workshop for free (always check and confirm this is still in effect), making it great to try out and see if it’s the right fit for your child.
Pachis is open Tuesday through Saturday. Be sure to check out their website and Facebook page for detailed schedule info and more! Perhaps we’ll see you there!