Creativity Shell

Creativity Shell Kicks Off Sewing Classes at Tony’s Place!

Creativity Shell Kicks Off Sewing Classes at Tony’s Place!

It what would be a first of it’s kind in Houston, the Creativity Shell is launching a weekly sewing/textile arts class at drop in center for LGBT youth, Tony’s Place! The Creativity Shell is a nonprofit organization on a mission to use creative trades to educate and inspire the next generation of makers. The organization…

STEM/STEAM Sewing Workshop

STEM/STEAM Sewing Workshop

The Creativity Shell is blending STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) skills with the sewing/textile arts program by teaching students to hand/machine sew with Electricity Conductive Threads (ECT). Students in these classes learn to use ECT to add electrical elements to their garments such as LED lights. Students in this workshop will learn to build…

Make Good Things 2017!

Make Good Things 2017!

We are looking for 2017 people that want to find a meaningful way to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to good things in 2017! We challenge you to subscribe to the Creativity Shell’s #makegoodthings2017 campaign for $5/month and help spread good vibes! In 2016, the Creativity Shell taught sewing/textile arts classes free to students in…

NEW “Little Builders” Class on Tuesday’s at the Creativity Shell!

NEW “Little Builders” Class on Tuesday’s at the Creativity Shell!

The new Little Builders Class at the Creativity Shell is a Play Based Learning class designed to educate students as they are building.  In this class, we use tools such as popsicle sticks, papier-mâché, cork boards and more to build amazing projects! BRIDGES One of the main projects we will be working on in this class…

Houston Nonprofit “Creativity Shell” Teaches Kids Practical Skills Through Sewing.

Houston Nonprofit “Creativity Shell” Teaches Kids Practical Skills Through Sewing.

Is there a possibility that we have an entire generation of kids growing up without practical skills? Houston based nonprofit organization, the Creativity Shell says “yes” and they are teaching sewing/textile arts and other trades to hundreds of Houston area kids to circumvent this epidemic. Thirty years ago, home economics programs such as sewing, cooking…

Creativity Shell launches Textile Art class for kids!

Creativity Shell launches Textile Art class for kids!

(Kingwood, TX) Though it can be difficult to define, textile arts are arts and crafts that use plant, animal, or synthetic fibers to construct practical or decorative objects (Wikipedia). The new textile arts class for kids at the Creativity Shell will teach children different elements of making textile art pieces. Students will learn to make…

SPRING 2017 Sewing/Textile Arts class in Houston Public Libraries!

SPRING 2017 Sewing/Textile Arts class in Houston Public Libraries!

It’s been one year since Kingwood Branch Public Library embraced the Creativity Shell and we are happy to announce that additional Houston Libraries are following the stitch. In January 2017, the Creativity Shell will offer 10 sewing/textile arts classes at 5 Houston Libraries (Kingwood Branch, Baldwin Boettcher Branch, Ring Library). Each library will offer 12-week…

Candle Making Workshop 12/10/16

Candle Making Workshop 12/10/16

Beeswax and soy candles, oh my! The Creativity Shell will be hosting a special candle-making workshop for kids! Each child will make at least three different types of candles to use at home or to give away to friends and family as gifts! This is a 3-hour workshop and all materials and supplies will be…

Fabric Dyeing Workshop!

Fabric Dyeing Workshop!

Please join us for fabric dyeing/textile art workshop!  Students will learn some different fabric dyeing techniques and will dye their own silk scarf or napkin.  Each student will also decorate their own cutom gift box for their items.  What a wonderful Christmas present for Mom, Grandma or any other special person in their life! Please have…

Reduce, Re-Use, Up-Cycle!

Reduce, Re-Use, Up-Cycle!

The fashion up-cycling class at the Creativity Shell is an amazing class that teaches students to re-purpose old textiles into new fashionable garments. In this class, students use items such as t-shirts, jeans, burlap coffee bags and sweaters. These items are up-cycled into bags, shirts, scarves and more! Students in this class will learn other…