7809 Brodie Lane Austin, Texas 78745
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, day camps, and summer camps.
Figment Creative Lab’s Core Values:
- Process over product.
- The future belongs to critical thinkers.
- Learning through play is essential.
- Follow the Childrens’ interests and curiosity.
- Working with animals teaches children empathy and responsibility.
Amber Scardino is the founder and owner of Figment Creative Labs. Amber opened her original process art studio, Wee Warhols, in 2013 in a studio that doubled as a garage. When the studio and community outgrew that space, Figment Creative Labs was born, a commercial space fully dedicated to art, STEAM, and creative exploration.
Figment’s current location, at 7809 Brodie Lane, includes an art studio, a maker space, the discovery lab, and a creative preschool and toddler space, as well as an ever-evolving outdoor play area. It is home to rainbow colors, unbridled curiosity, and a menageries of beloved class pets.
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.
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 six 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 a co-author of the book series STEAM Kids.
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.
We utilize our outdoor classroom where we learn through play, create, nurture our Figment Furry (and scaly) Friends, garden, and build relationships.
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.
Part of our child-directed philosophy is play-based learning. Play is the basis of experimental 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.
Creative Preschool: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Monday through Friday — 9AM to 2PM
After School Classes: Monday -Friday 3:30 to 5:30PM
Homeschool Group: Monday – Friday during the school year — 9:30AM to 2:30PM
Mommy and Me Toddler Art Play Group: Tuesdays & Thursdays — 10AM to 11:30AM $20 per child (sibling discount available upon checkout)
Art Birthday Parties: $550 for 2 hours. Call (512)551-3244 for details or click here.
Ladies BYOB Art Nights: $35/ person — Call to schedule your group!
We also offer Field Trips, Scout Badge Workshops, Holiday Workshops, Year Round Day Camps when AISD is off, and Artist Led Workshops!
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In the Press
Awards and Recognitions
2016 Austin Maker Faire
Maker Award for Art Pinball Machine