About Us

7809 Brodie Ln Austin TX 78745

512-775-8687

About Figment

Whether you’re looking to develop your toddler’s fine motor skills, expand your grade-schooler’s creativity or build your young artist’s self confidence, we’ve got you covered.

Figment Creative Labs features a kid-friendly art studio, STEAM-centric maker space and creative preschool. Just off Brodie Lane in Austin, Texas, we also offer one-of-a-kind art birthday parties, toddler art play groups and day camps.

Process Art

We believe the process of making art is more important than the outcome. Adults are there to guide children by providing the right materials, teaching technique and assisting along the way. Children take charge of their own creative process, practicing critical thinking, making their own decisions and building their confidence along the way. As our artists get older and more interested in new mediums and techniques, we work on skill-building.

Figment owner and founder Amber Scardino began teaching process art classes five years ago. These classes, held in her garage studio under the name Wee Warhols, were a natural extension of the art explorations she’d been leading for her young sons. Amber is also the coauthor of the book series STEAM Kids.

STEAM

Heard of STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)? We believe that adding Art to the equation increases interest and fosters creativity. This hands-on approach to learning gets kids excited about learning and working together as a team.

Maker Mentality

Our dedicated Maker Space expands on the foundation of STEAM. Students learn through hands-on and often collaborative projects. This project-based approach builds your maker’s confidence and encourages analytic problem-solving.

Play-based Learning

Part of our child-directed philosophy is play-based learning. The Discovery Lab offers something to engage everyone. It’s a place where your child can be anything, a fashion designer, an engineer, a scientist. They can also just grab a book or play a game with friends.

Toddler Mommy and Me Art Play Group is based on the same idea. We offer a multitude of sensory and art-based activities to help develop your little one’s fine motor skills and confidence.

About the Staff

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Amber Scardino is the founder and owner of Figment Creative Labs. She opened the process art studio Wee Warhols in 2013. Along with a name change has come huge growth, from a studio that doubled as a garage to our new location at 7809 Brodie Lane, which includes an art studio, maker space, discovery lab, creative preschool and toddler art play group space as well as an outdoor play area.

A mother of two and coauthor of the book series STEAM Kids, Amber believes that art should be a stress-free process that promotes self esteem and confidence. She hopes that Figment will inspire creativity in people of all ages, bring families together through art and encourage learning through play.

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Offerings:

Weekly Drop Off Classes:

Creative Preschool Mon./ Wed., Tues./Thurs., or Mon.-Thurs. 9am-1pm

Open Studio Time Wed. Thurs. 10am-12pm (Must register 24 hours in advance.)

After school Open Studio 3:30-5:30pm (Must register 24 hours in advance.)

Friday Homeschool Class 9am-2pm

Mommy and Me Toddler Art Play Group: Mondays and Tuesdays 10am-11pm $20 for one child $25 for two

Art Birthday Parties $525 for 2 hours Call 512-775-8687 for details.

Ladies BYOB Art Nights $30/ person Call to schedule your group.

Summer Camps (Join email list to be the first to know when we release dates!)

Field Trips

Scout Badge Workshops

Holiday Workshops

AISD School Closure Art Days

Artist Led Workshops


In the Press

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Awards and Recognitions

2016 Austin Maker Faire

Maker Award for Art Pinball Machine

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