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!
Camps, Classes & Workshops for Children
Design, make & build with cardboard & upcycled materials. Come express your most creative self!
1-day art camp with supplies with focus on Winter themed creations. Crafting at its most creative!
This 3 Day mini art camp Apr 22, 23, & 24th (Tues - Thurs 9 am - 12 pm) includes lots of fun projects including painting, drawing & paper maiche as well as lots of sweets & treats.
hip DIY Workshops for Teens
Come join us on the 2nd Tuesday of every month for a hour & 1/2 long workshops making popular projects such as a macrame plant hanger. Part of our monthly do-it-yourself teen nights of decor, chic crafts & conversation.
Gather a group of friends for a fun night of creating game day spirit pillows for your dorm or home with your chosen college logo!
Workshops, Classes & BYOB Events for the Maker in us all
Thotshop presents Sip Shop + Makes in partnership with J Stern Home & Garden, featuring burlap door hangers, painted wood signs & more on Thu nights ... BYOB! 21+ only
Enjoy your morning coffee while creating creative projects such as these cute hand stamped dish towels! Join me on the 2nd Wednesdays for this once a month monring MAKE class creating seasonal items.
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!