My daughters and I do a lot of art at home. We try to work on one new project each week but there are days when we feel the need to change it up and go elsewhere exploring in search for fresh inspiration. Kids feel cooped up at the house too — in fact, just as much as I do! So when I found out about Papemelroti opening up an art activity space at their main branch in Roces Ave, I immediately put it in our schedule to go!
The Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop is a creative haven set up in such a way that anybody can come at any time (within shop hours, of course!) and choose from an array of simple art projects to work on on the spot.
It’s perfect for parents to bring their kids and spend quality time together, for friends who want to hang out and explore their creativity and also for anyone who simply want to try something new on their own or as a group.
They provide a “menu” of craft projects, all doable within a few hours or less and not costing more than P500. A number of them are even below P100 like rock painting, button pin and keychain making. They just charge an additional P50 per person so you can make use of all the art materials and tools available like paint, brushes, glue, scissors, etc. But all in all, it’s a pretty good deal for a couple of hours of playful art. There’s even staff who will assist you throughout your stay.
Summer, Emma and Jo were excited to be there specially when they saw what they could make. It was tough for them to choose! In the end, Emma picked a doll making kit while Summer and Jo did rock painting and notebook decorating — all for a total of P 325, including use of materials.
There’s ample of table space to work on, big windows and natural light, a library of art books for browsing, even a washing area for when your hands get all covered in paint and glue.
There are also many cute and unique things to see around the space, like the Musuem of Miniatures (which I completely forgot to take photos of!), inspirational murals and finished projects on display. And once you’re done, you can end the trip shopping at the Papemelroti store just downstairs for more crafting at home.
It was an afternoon well spent. We are already thinking of going back to try the other projects!
If you’re also in search of a new crafty adventure this summer break that is both enjoyable and affordable, you may want to visit the Papemelroti Artisan’s Workshop. It’s located on the second floor of the Papemelroti building in 91 Roces Ave, Quezon City, open from Monday to Saturday from 8 AM to 8 PM.