Earlier this year I became a volunteer with Space of Her Own (SOHO) – a mentoring program for eleven and twelve year-old girls that originated in Richmond, Va. and spread to Alexandria, Va.
In addition to having a emphasis on life and professional skills, the program also incorporates a weekly session devoted to arts projects that will lead to the eventual redesign of each girl’s bedroom at the end of the school year.
During our first one-on-one mentor/mentee session back in October, I took my mentee, Makaylah, to Paint This – a ceramics studio located in Old Town Alexandria. The photo above is of a mosaic that I made thanks to the very attentive and helpful Paint This staff.
As the days get colder and eventually, snowier, creating mosaics is definitely a nice activity for anyone parent, grandparent or mentor with a desire to expose a child to their artistic side and perhaps, inspire the next Squire Vickers.
*Side Note* Makaylah and I also had a nice serving of decadent treats at Alexandria Cupcakes beforehand. It’s located directly across the street from Paint This and Makaylah recommends strawberry and coconut. 😉