Meraki Art Studio New to Auburn

11/08/2017
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Article by Dave Kurtz | KPC News | November 7, 2017 
 
AUBURN — Jami Paulus was looking for art classes for her daughter, Hydee, 5.
 
When she could not find what she wanted, Paulus decided to provide it herself.
 
Paulus opened Meraki Art Studio last week in Auburn Plaza on West 7th Street, next to the new, temporary location for Eckhart Public Library.
 
“I thought it would be cool to have a place where kids could have instructional classes,” Paulus said. The classes are three-week increments where they get to make one project over the course of three weeks.”
 
Last week she launched the first sessions of Little Creators for ages 4-7 and Creative Kids for ages 8-13.
 
The studio also will offer instruction for adults and date-night sessions.
 
“We have a splatter room that allows you to get messy, have fun and create Jackson Pollock-type work,” Paulus said. “It’s something unique that we do that differentiates us from other art studios.”
 
Paulus holds a degree in education, she said.
 
“I’ve just always loved painting and loved doing art,” she said. “I realized that I had a knack for painting and doing a lot of watercolors … and have tried to take as many classes as I can to grow that talent.”
 
An Auburn native, Paulus lived in Fort Wayne during her school years and recently moved back.
 
“It’s home,” she said about the location for her new studio.
 
The name Meraki, she said, is a Greek term that means “you put a piece of yourself into your artwork.” 




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