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The Makery Art Studio in Bulverde: The Perfect Place to Rediscover Your Inner-Artist

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Tucked away in the heart of Bulverde, Texas sits the historic Old Village in Downtown Bulverde. A bonafide artist commune, smack-dab in the middle of an area formerly known only for its rodeos and agriculture, The Old Village in Bulverde is like an oasis to creatives and those who enjoy a quirky shopping and eating experience. Among the most interesting of the spaces at the Old Village of Bulverde is The Makery Art Studio.

The Makery is a working art studio that offers a variety of hands-on workshops in such things as metalsmithing, textures, and mixed media. Specializing in jewelry-making, The Makery offers visitors a chance to create a memorable piece of art while reconnecting with their inner-artist. When you enroll in a workshop at The Makery, you’ll come away from the experience with, not only a new piece of art, but also a new-found confidence in your own artistic abilities and a new friend (or two).

The Makery Workshops and Hand-Crafted Goods

The Makery

Photo: Jenny Webster Jurica

The brainchild of Bulverde residents, Nick and Francesca Watson, The Makery is unlike any other studio in the Hill Country. Located in the historic burg’s former 9-pin German bowling alley, The Makery is equipped with all of the tools and supplies that anyone from the creative-averse to the seasoned artist would need to come home with a delightful new piece of art or jewelry.

Not a Traditional Art School

Inside The Makery

Photo: Facebook/MakeryArts

Francesca Watson boasts that The Makery isn’t a traditional art school. Her hope is that people will attend workshops at The Makery and come away having made important connections. One thing that Watson prides The Makery on is its focus on hospitality. From opening her own home to the traveling artists who teach workshops to giving students at The Makery an all-inclusive experience (with gourmet lunches provided by local eateries), Watson thrives on cultivating a sense of community that comes from hosting these workshops.

Perfect For a Girls’ Weekend

Girls' Weekend in Bulverde
Photo: Facebook/MakeryArts

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