Keeping Art in Austin
Starting in 2017, these workshops were created as an outlet for children to use their imaginations and let their creativity flow. By supporting local Austin business, we use materials from the Austin Creative Reuse store to create “recycled art” and host at the friendly neighborhood coffee shop, Brentwood Social House. We began at an East Austin local grocery store/cafe formerly known as In.gredients and have gone on to do events such as the Maplewood Elementary Spring Fling and birthday parties. Crafternoon was an idea to bring the community together, with a safe place for all families to socialize, make new friends and craft!
About The Host
Camille Lema is originally from Portland Oregon, Camille is currently working full time as an artist and a child caretaker. She has a background in early childhood development and has been a nanny for 6 years. Since moving to Austin near the end of 2013, Camille used her passion for art and slowly began incorporating it into the daily activities she does with the children she cares for. Her other projects include an art collective called “Free Rent ATX”, making and distributing comics/zines while also coordinating events and pop-up markets. To stay active, Camille is always participating or collaborating in events around town as well as traveling to conventions/festivals in other cities. She believes that art can help change the world!