We believe that teaching children how to be thoughtful, respectful, and creative are some of the most important things we can do as role models. By interweaving themes of teamwork, communication, and imaginary play throughout our classes, we strive to help nurture a more conscious and creative generation of kids.
Mama & Me recognizes the importance of all parenting roles and family structures, which is why we welcome all moms, dads, grandparents, caregivers, and other extended family members to participate in our classes with their little ones.
Mama & Me has made a commitment towards becoming a sustainable business leader, and is currently in the process of certification. We made a conscientious choice to go green with our studio design by installing a floating cork flooring and using no VOC paint throughout. These design elements contribute to a healthier, more hypoallergenic, indoor air quality for our families and little ones.
Additionally we print our brochures on recycled paper, with veg/soy based inks and use recycled paper products whenever possible. We've installed a 16 foot plexi-glass wall, to reduce the amount of paper used in our art classes.
We are a shoe-free studio! We would like to keep our environment as clean and sanitary as possible for the little ones. As you enter our studio, please slip off your shoes and leave them in our mud room, immediately as you enter on the right. We recommend that your child wear some type of rubber soled sock or slipper during class for traction.
Due to the number of children with food allergies, we ask that you please refrain from providing snacks to your child within our studio. Instead we recommend that you visit one of the lovely places to eat downstairs (ULA Cafe or Bella Luna).
We ask that you arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before your scheduled class, and leave no later than 10 minutes after your class has finished. This ensures that our teachers have adequate time to prepare for classes and clean up afterward. We host open play times (creative playspace) throughout the week for those who wish to come and play and enjoy our space.
Art Classes & Paint
We use washable and non-toxic paint for all of our art classes at Mama & Me. However, depending on the color and fabric of your clothing, the paint may not wash out entirely. As a precaution we advise both parents and children attending our art classes to wear old, dark colored clothing as our paint may stain.
Parent participation is a crucial part of enhancing your child's learning experience in our classes. During class, we ask that you focus on supporting your child and engaging in the class activities. We ask that you limit your adult conversations within class and save longer conversations until after your class has finished.
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT
Methods of Payment
We accept check and Visa or Mastercard payment in studio.
We offer a flexible approach that acknowledges the realities of busy families, offering a mix of drop-in programs and multi-week sessions. There is no need to register in advance for our drop-in classes, with the exception of our Sunday Paint Playground classes. You may register for our multi-week classes either in the studio or online.
Mama & Me
Jamaica Plain Brewery Complex
284 Amory Street (Floor 1)
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Directions Within the Brewery
Enter the main building at the Brewery Complex (by ULA) take the elevator on the right to the first floor. As you exit the elevator, take a left, and follow the long hallway immediately to your right. Go up a small set of stairs (or use the elevator lift), and take the next left. Mama & Me is on your left hand side. We are located just before the Tony Williams Dance Studio.
Strollers may be parked outside of our doorway, on the left hand side of the hallway. Please be sure to place then neatly in a row, so that we do not obstruct the hallway for others. Please do not leave strollers down by the elevator lift, as it blocks handicap access. If you need assistance please call us at: 617.477.3432.
We offer FREE parking at the Brewery Complex. Please observe the parking regulations in our main lot. Please do not park in the 15 minute parking spaces when attending our classes or you will most likely be towed. These designated 15 minute parking spaces are located immediately on your left hand side, as you enter the parking lot from Amory Street.
We are located just a short walk away from the Stony Brook T Stop on the MBTA's Orange Line. At Stony Brook station you will exit on to Boylston Street, take a left, walk 1/2 block to the first intersection, take a right on to Amory Street. Continue walking approximately 2 blocks. The Brewery complex is on your left hand side.