1365 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada CA 91011

come make . create . design!

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Welcome to the all new Thotshop Creatives website!

You can now book Art Camps or join Sip Shop + Makes and other classes or workshops online as well as purchase custom hand-made items! Check out pictures of all the fun things we make, create & design here in studio!


This website marks a major milestone for me and for Thotshop Creatives’ 5th year in business. We have lots to offer with our after school BUILD! & CRAFT classes starting session 3,  our 21+ Sip Shop & Makes in full swing for St. Pats, Easter & Spring making thingys, scout workshops, birthday parties, spring & summer art camps AND all new handcrafted items & creative-art-kits-2-go now available for purchase being added to the shop weekly!


I hope you find it easy to use & visually appealling while booking an event and shopping for some true, do-it-yourself makin’ creatin’ & designin’ with me!  

xo Carolyn

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About Thotshop

Make! Create! Design!

I’m Carolyn Gmelich and I am the founder/owner of Thotshop Creatives Studio in La Canada, California.  I spent my childhood under foot of my uber creative mom crafting, making and designing with everything I could get my hands on. Now, as a mom of three girls, I’ve been able to touch back on those skills while orchestrating birthday parties, brainstorming school projects and crafting room decor for their ever-changing styles.  As they’ve each grown and found their true interests, I’m happy to see they’ve developed their own special creativity to carry them through life & all.


I earned my B.S. in Studio Arts from California State University, Long Beach and worked in marketing and graphic design until kids, paused for a few years, then started parent teaching art at their elementary school.  I loved drumming up new, unique projects then seeing all the various interpretations & huge smiles on their faces.  Twelve plus years & multiple grades later, I took a leap and opened my own little studio in Montrose, CA during the summer of 2013 offering classes & workshop for both kids and adults. Three years later, I expanded & moved locations adding a retail space selling custom gifts, seasonal decor and creative craft kits.  And now I share a wall (& gorgeous garden patio!) with my friend, Jenny Stern of J Stern Home & Gardens so we pair up to offer super fun, creative Sip Shop + Make nights for the drink-y, spend-y, crafty (& even not so crafty) crowd.  I couldn’t be happier and am excited to see where my path will lead next. I hope I get the chance to meet you along the way!

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