Hi friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen a week or so ago my oldest son and I spent an evening at As You Wish – an amazing place here in sunny Arizona where you can create clay and painted masterpieces! If you’re here in AZ with me and looking for amazing things to do with your kids this Summer – THIS is the place for you! It’s the perfect location to unlock your child’s creativity while getting OUT of the house. And let’s face it folks, we don’t create with paint a whole lot at home just because of the mess. As You Wish is the perfect place to give your kids freedom while saving your sanity!
While we were there we got to try out one of the ADORABLE projects from their lineup of Summer Classes! As You Wish Summer classes will keep boredom at bay with inspiration from the engaging content and imaginative illustrations of our favorite children’s books. Kids will discover bright, creative ways to express themselves through canvas, pottery, glass and clay! AJ created a beautiful Fingerprint Tree Plate based of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I was amazed by how seriously he took the project, I mean – just look at that face!
We had SUCH a great time. It was great to see AJ have the freedom to be creative, to use his hands to make something all his own. I know that he loved it, he’s already asked when we can go back! I honestly think we’re going to have to make this a regular thing around here. I went back later in the week to pick up his plate after it had been glazed and fired, and look how this beauty turned out!
Seriously?! My husband even asked “AJ made that?!” He did such a great job and when I showed him his creation, he beamed with pride. What a great feeling to give your child that opportunity while not having to worry about all the supplies and work that goes into making it. And trust me, I have a lot of supplies at home, but I really enjoyed getting out with my big guy and having a fun memento from the evening.
2014 Summer Classes
So are YOU ready to sign up? There are 6 Valley Locations – so likely one near you! They’re even opening one up on the West side in the Fall – can’t WAIT for that! You may purchase classes individually or as a 1 week package for a $20 discount.
AND AS A BONUS – you have the chance to WIN a free week of classes! Enter your favorite piece of pottery in the Instagram “Say Your Piece” contest from through June 1st. Take a photo of your current As You Wish masterpiece with the hash tag #WhatColorIsYourFun. Then share it on the As You Wish Facebook contest page. Add a brief description sharing the inspiration and color of your fun to win. The contestant with the most votes wins a free week of Summer classes. Two runners up will win one free class.
We’re also GIVING AWAY registration to an As You Wish Summer Class! Learn more about As You Wish by connecting with them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Enter to WIN via the Rafflecopter below – good luck!