This “very young-of-mind grandmother” was so excited to arrive at the doors of the” State of Play.” The kid-centric space was impeccably organized, bright and all furniture and other room appointments were functional with clean lines. Kids could easily move from area to area in the large open space. There is no doubt the founders, Katie Dolen and Kama Werner are well-versed in early childhood education.
My first surprise of the morning – a large Basquiat-inspired painting, which had been completed earlier in the summer by many little creative hands at the summer art camps State of Play offers. Information on artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was handily posted for those not familiar with his work.
Having worked with master artists, when I came across the room marked “Atelier” I knew what it was but I’ve always associated the term with an adult studio. Oh, what a welcoming space for children. What kid wouldn’t like to leave his or her creative mark there!
And in the same creative play space was another surprise. Imagine the fun that happens here! Come on in, I will show you inside the geodesic dome!
Yes, indeed, it is a Light Lab!
Return for part two on October 1st when we will wheel around to a few select educational stations all in this one big play space designed to stimulate bright little minds!