You can book a party, private event, art camp or 21+ Sip Shop + Make workshop and other special events online as well as purchase specially curated gifts & custom hand-made items! Check out pictures of all the fun things we make, create & design here in studio!
We have lots to offer with our after school ART, BUILD & CRAFT weekly classes starting Sept 10th, our 21+ Sip Shop & Makes in full swing for the fall holidays making fun thingys for your doors, walls & homes, as well as scout workshops, birthday parties, winter art camps AND all new handcrafted items & creative-art-kits-2-go now available for purchase!
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!
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!