When I brought my five-week old into Brushstrokes for the first time, I thought he was “too old” and that I’d missed some important window for newborn feet. I’ve learned a lot since then. Among my many lessons is that baby feet are tiny and precious for quite a while and the folks who work at Brushstrokes know a thing or two about smooshing baby imprints onto keepsakes.
When you visit, you paint unglazed ceramic pieces ranging from mugs, frames, and plates to piggy banks and pasta bowls. Meet your fellow parent friends there for a fun, chaotic morning of painting toes on mugs. Or bring your toddler in to smear up a beautiful plate (for which you had other ideas altogether).
Expect to pay the drop-in studio fee ($15) plus the cost of any item you choose. Pieces can be picked up in two weeks.
Hand and footprints can also be pressed into clay.
Visit Brushstrokes Studio to make baby keepsakes
Appointments are available for baby imprints on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3 pm. You may request other timeslots based on staff availability.
Brushstrokes Studio is located at 745 Page St, Berkeley, 94710 | 510.528.1360
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[All photos by Nissa Brehmer Photography]