Publika is a new shopping mall that recently opened at Hartamas. We went there to have a look - actually to eat at their non-halal food court. Lots of shops were still not opened for business though.
There's a new branch of Gymboree Play & Music, MPH bookstore, +wondermilk, Marmalade cafe, Ichiban Boshi, Boost juice and Artis Kids Store. Artis Kids Store is a concept store featuring a few mini arty crafty stores. They are currently giving free trial classes for kids during the weekends until next week.
Evan attended a class at Reart where 'junk' is used to create 'art'. Marissa tagged along although she's too young for the class. They both made a bracelet out of a mineral bottle, newspapers and paint.
After that, Marissa attended Toddler Workshop which is more age-appropriate for her. She handcrafted a fish out of a paper plate and color paper. She could follow all the instructions and had no problems with painting. She really enjoyed the class, I must say.
Five mini studios under one roof.... on the left - it's art workshop where kids learn about canvas art/painting/drawing etc.
On the right, Toddler Workshop and Clay Art are beside each other. Space is quite cramped so classes are kept small - which is all the better.
Teamo Kids Bake Lab is beside Reart. My friend Joyce is the owner of Teamo. We met while attending Wilton's Basic Cake decorating course at ICCA in April. At that time, she was in the midst of planning and setting up her quaint little bakery. She offers classes for kids e.g. baking, cookie decorating, cupcakes etc. I wish I have my own little bakery like this too!
Artis Kids Store charges a membership fee of RM40 (one time payment). Then you can choose any of the programs offered by the various studios at a discounted rate. They also offer kids party packages.
If you are going to Publika for a visit, don't forget to go to the food court : EAT and B.I.G.'s grocery store.