Get Your Craft — And Drink — On With New Hobby Prodigy

The BYOB- and family-friendly concept, where you make your own craft with help from experts, is now open at The Mall at Robinson.


Paint and sip classes — those group lessons where friends get together to paint canvases while enjoying adult beverages — have been around for a few years. Now, Hobby Prodigy is taking the concept to another level.

Founded by Jennifer Miller, Hobby Prodigy — which invites guests to make crafts while they eat snacks and drink their choice of beverage — opened Friday at The Mall at Robinson. It's the first to open in the Pittsburgh area. 

“Hobby Prodigy was created to bring out the creative genius in all of us,” Miller says in a press release. “Our desire is to help others channel their inner prodigy through crafting, our favorite hobby.”

During the BYOB-classes, groups are provided with materials, tools and instructions to create their very own D.I.Y. piece to take with them. Selections on the craft menu — which range in time and difficulty level —  include everything from glitter glass jewelry to a distressed wooden monogram sign for the home.

During each “Craft Social,” customers are able to choose a project to make from a craft menu. While instructors, in this case called Pedagogues, do not teach step-by-step classes, they are on hand during events to help with any questions or give guidance.


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Depending on the chosen craft, reservations for a Craft Social typically cost between $25 to $50 per person. The studio can accommodate corporate team building, date nights, girls’ night outs and bachelorette parties.

“Hobby Prodigy craft socials are more than a great time,” Miller says. “During our fun activities, guests connect and overcome any fears about arts and crafts and leave feeling like they have truly accomplished something extraordinary.”

(Hobby Prodigy, 100 Robinson Centre Drive – lower level, Robinson Township;


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