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Klee Alphabet 2We couldn’t be more excited about our 2016 Kids’ Summer Art Camps & Classes! We had so much fun planning out all the fun and exciting art ideas we can’t wait for summer to start. There is something for every age and our art options range from completely abstract with no rules to structured classes with pre-sketched canvases – so there’s truly something for everyone this summer. In addition to each week’s themed classes for younger kids, we will be having weekly classes for the our older artists (ages 11-adult) on Tuesday afternoons (see after the weekly themed descriptions). This will be a more advance mixed media technique class.

Also – because we know families have crazy schedules we’re offering the option of ala carte registration – in other words if only one day of that week sounds interesting to your child and/or fits with your schedule – you can sign up for just one day as long as seats are available. We’re not only planning lots of fun artwork this year, but we’re also trying to make it as convenient as possible for parents as well.

We start with a short week our first week (based on the public school calendar), have a week for teaching some DIY kid-safe paint recipes for those looking to supplement our art classes over the summer and then in Week 3 (June 15-17) we launch into our themed weeks of creative fun! We’re offering classes for younger children (ages 4-6) in June and in the last week of July (Princess Week) as well as acrylic painting sessions for ages 7-10 in the afternoons. In July we’ll start in on our double sessions for ages 6-10. Pick morning, afternoon or both. In the last week before school starts, we have double sessions for ages 4-10 in Week 10.

For each class we have indicated the dates, times, age range, cost and a short overview of what we’ll be doing. We will be posting sample art photos as we get closer to the week of the class here on our site and/or our Facebook but if you have questions, please feel free to call Courtney at 251-343-2423. We will run each class as long as we have at least 10 students registered for the class. If we have less than 10 for any class we may cancel it at our discretion – if so we will let those registered know and apply any fees towards another class option.

Kids Art TablesWeek 1 – June 2-3 (Thurs-Fri) Little Masters & Star Art Wars Week

10am-12pm Little Master Painters (ages 4-6) $15 per class or $25 for both days

Thursday – Printmaking inspired by Andy Warhol

Friday – Splatter Paint inspired by Jackson Pollock

1pm-3pm Star Art Wars (ages 7-12) $20 per class or $30 for both days 

Thursday – BB8 (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Storm Trooper (acrylic on canvas)

Week 2 – June 8-10 (Wed-Fri) Paint Recipes for Summer Fun

10am-12pm Making Your Own Toddler-Safe Paints (Mommy/Daddy & me class for ages 1-3) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

All three days will be about teaching parents how to make safe (and in most cases edible) paints at home for summer fun while we let the little ones test out what we’re making. Dress in grubbies because while these paints are safe – they don’t always wash out of clothes.

1pm-3pm Making Your Own Paints for Summer Fun (ages 3-6) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

This will cover more ideas than the earlier shift as these will still be non-toxic paint ideas – but we’ll move away from the edible options to some fun paint and other fun art recipes for the older preschool and kindergarten kids. Parents are encouraged to stay and learn the recipes with the kids while the kids test out the finished products and learn some art ideas to fill their summer with creative play. Dress in grubbies – these paints can be messy!

Kandinsky CirclesWeek 3 – June 15-17 (Wed-Fri) A Beautiful Oops! Week

10am-12pm “We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.” -Bob Ross (ages 4-6) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

With inspiration from Kandinsky, Calder and Delaunay, we will learn all about abstract designs and making oops into art.

1pm-3pm Abstract Art Week (ages 7-12) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

Wednesday – Wassily Kandinsky Circles or a Kandinsky-inspired Swirl Tree (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Alexander Calder-inspired art (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Robert Delaunay’s Eiffel Tower Poster (acrylic on canvas)

Week 4 – June 22-24 (Wed-Fri) Sea Adventures Week

10am-12pm “Fish are friends, not food.” -Bruce the shark (ages 4-6) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

All week we will be painting our favorite fish while introducing our young painters to new art mediums and fun techniques.

1pm-3pm Not Just Shark Week (ages 7-12) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

Wednesday – Royal Blue Tang aka Dory (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Clownfish aka Nemo (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Choose between a Sea Turtle aka Crush or a Shark aka Jaws (acrylic on canvas)

Matisse4Week 5 – June 29-30 (Wed-Thurs) Little Masters & Patriotic Week

10am-12pm Little Masters Painters (ages 4-6) $15 per class or $25 for both days

Wednesday – Texture Painting with Vincent Van Gogh

Thursday – Painting with Scissors with Henri Matisse

1pm-3pm Patriotic Art (ages 7-12) $20 per class or $30 for both days

Wednesday – Peter Max’s US Flag Abstract (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Fireworks Over the USS Alabama (acrylic on canvas)

Monday Blue DogWeek 6 – July 13-15 (Wed-Fri) Pets Week

10am-12pm It’s Raining Cats and Dogs (ages 6-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

All week we will be learning about artists that paint pets and doing our own drawing, painting and mixed-media artwork of pets.

1pm-3pm It’s Still Raining Cats and Dogs (ages 6-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

Wednesday – Blue Dog (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Grumpy Cat (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Pop Art Your Pet (acrylic on canvas) – pick from our samples or give us a photo on Wed for us to pop art sketch for you

*Young artists can stay all day from 10am-3pm for $45 per day or all three days for $105 – we will provide lunch & a movie between 12pm-1pm

Week 7 – July 20-22 (Wed-Fri) Zoo Animals Week

10am-12pm Put Me in the Zoo (ages 6-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

Our inspiration this week comes from children’s authors and illustrators Eric Carle and Dr. Seuss as we have a week of creating zoo animal art.

1pm-3pm Zoo Animals Gone Wild (ages 6-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

Wednesday – Flash, Judy or Nick from Zootopia (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Po, Tigress or Master Shifu from Kung Fu Panda (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Penguins from Madagascar (acrylic on canvas)

*Young artists can stay all day from 10am-3pm for $45 per day or all three days for $105 – we will provide lunch & a movie between 12pm-1pm

Week 8 – July 27-29 (Wed-Fri) Princess Week

10am-12pm Every Girl’s a Princess (ages 4-6) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

This week we’ll see a lot of glitter and gems. We won’t worry about studying fine art this week – just making sure we have fun art!

1pm-3pm Paint a Princess (ages 7-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days

Wednesday – Are you Elsa or Anna? (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Tiana (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Ariel (acrylic on canvas)

Week 9 – August 3-5 (Wed-Fri) Pirates Week

10am-12pm Ahoy Matey (ages 6-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

All week we will be working on pirate-themed art including some pirate supplies like a compass, a treasure map and more! Girls are welcome to attend this session – and costumes are welcome. There’s a great bandanna skirt idea online if girls want to get in on the fun of pirate week.

1pm-3pm Paint Like a Pirate (ages 6-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

Wednesday – Jake or Izzy (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Skully or Parrot (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Pirate Ship or Tinkerbell (acrylic on canvas)

*Young artists can stay all day from 10am-3pm for $45 per day or all three days for $105 – we will provide lunch & a movie between 12pm-1pm

MonstersWeek 10 – August 10-12 (Wed-Fri) Minions & Monsters Week

10am-12pm Monster Mash (ages 4-7) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

We’ll be celebrating the last week of summer with silly monster artwork of all shapes and sizes. Nothing spooky about these fun monsters!

1pm-3pm Minions & Monsters Art (ages 4-10) $20 per class or $45 for all three days*

Wednesday – Stuart, Bob or Kevin (acrylic on canvas)

Thursday – Evil Minion aka the purple one (acrylic on canvas)

Friday – Silly Monsters (acrylic on canvas)

*Young artists can stay all day from 10am-3pm for $45 per day or all three days for $105 – we will provide lunch & a movie between 12pm-1pm

Additional Summer Offerings:

 

Technique Tuesdays – Weekly Class for ages 11-adult

1pm-3pm Every Tuesday starting June 7 (ages 11-adult) $15 per class or all summer (9 classes) just $100 prepaid (non-refundable)

Each week we will explore a new mixed media technique either trying out new paints/inks/textures or learning to use different tools. We’ll try to have a preview of the next week’s class on our Facebook or here on our website – but be assured every week will be fun and a bit of an art adventure.

 

Kids Paint! Two for Tuesdays – Weekly Open Studio for ages 6+

3pm-5:30pm Every Tuesday (ages 6-adult) Two-for-Tuesday = Two People, Two Canvases for $25

Bring your kids in on Tuesdays (ages 6+) for our best price all week – reservations required for Two-for-Tuesdays – call 251-343-2423 to save your seats. Kids welcome until 5:30pm and then it’s Adult BYOB Two-for-Tuesday so kids need to start their paintings by no later than 5pm to be finished before the adults only evening session gets underway.

Kids ages 11+ in the Technique Tuesdays class can stay after class and paint an acrylic canvas for a discounted rate – ask at class registration.

Summer Weekday Birthday or Private Paint Party Reservations Available Wed-Thurs-Fri starting at 3:30pm

3:30pm-5:00pm Wednesday – Thursday – Friday all summer long

Whether it’s a birthday, youth group, scouts or your neighborhood friends, if you get at least 10 kids together you can reserve the studio between 3:30-5:00pm for your own private paint party. Call 251-343-2423 to book your event. Like one of the paintings we did for summer art classes? You can book your own private party to paint it. Have a theme we haven’t used yet? Ask us and we’ll help you plan the perfect paint party for you.

Rates: 10 children $180 to paint 11×14″ stretched canvas (adult small canvas) & just $18 per child for each additional child after first 10

20+ children $10 per child to paint 9×12″ flat panel canvas (school canvas) up to 50 kids in our studio – or we can come to you no extra fee

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WL7056 Queen Peacock We’re excited to add over 50 new images to our online gallery including some fun new owls and peacocks which are always popular with our Paint Party Studios guests.
Whether you want to paint your own idea or choose from our gallery of hundreds of images, we’ve got professional artists on staff to help you create your own masterpiece.

What we like about these paintings is the bold use of color in each of them. The multi-colored owl is especially fun – it looks like she painted it with neon paints but really that’s just bold colors and the black paint makes it really pop.

WL7058 Green Glam PeacockWe are often asked if everyone has to use the same colors as the original and our answer is always – not at all! We love it when our customers change up the colors and put their own personal twist on the images from our gallery!
Another fun twist is when painters add a little metalic or glitter paint to their painting. If you look closely at the green peacock, you may be able to see the shimmer of glitter that makes it pop. Likewise there’s some gold metallic paint on the gold and purple peacock.

WL7055 Purple OwlWe also have fun with swirls to add a little whimsy to paintings and make an otherwise flat space look fun and fresh. these curly swirls work well here – other times we use S swirls or polka dots or even chevrons to add a little pizazz to paintings.

WL7057 Neon Owl The important thing to remember is to relax and have fun while painting. Each of these paintings turned out fantastic, but they all went through what we call the “awkward stage” that all acrylic paintings go through. Some of the painters that were first-timers started to get a little discouraged when it hit the “awkward phase”, but were delighted when it started to come together to be the amazing finished painting they got to take home with them.

Call us at 251-343-2423 to make your reservations to paint one of our new gallery images, one of our old favorites or bring your own idea.

 

WL7048 Smug Owl

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We had some fun last week with our Wednesday class doing our art version of a Windows upgrade. Someone in Midtown was selling these old windows on Craigslist last summer and, since our Midtown studio doesn’t have a lot of windows, we thought we’d try something creative to make it seem like we had more of a view. With the help of our super artists in our Wednesday Mixed Media Art Class, we sketched out a beach theme on some unstretched canvas and went to work painting as a team.

Window Beach UmbrellaThose in charge of water did a fantastic job mixing various blues and teals together to give the ocean a more realistic look, but the most fun was when we pulled out the sponges to give the sand some texture and add clouds in the sky. For a short time a storm blew in on our umbrella painting – our artists were having so much fun with their sponges they covered the whole sky in clouds. Since we had already committed to a sunny scene, we got some more blue paints out and went back to a sunny day, covering up the sky full of clouds with sponged on blue sky.

Window Beach CrabThere was teamwork throughout the process as the umbrella painting required some coordination to pick the umbrella colors by group vote. I’m also very impressed with the team that painted the crab. One of our young artists, Ella, did most of the sketching for the crab herself as a freehand drawing after class a couple of weeks before. She then led her group in mixing reds and oranges to get the color she wanted and when he was just right, they got out the tiny brushes and outlined him in black. When they were all done, we added just a few highlights here and there.

Both paintings turned out really, really well – I couldn’t be more proud of the talented artists in our after school Mixed Media Art Class. Now that we have the canvas stretched onto the windows, we just need to get the hardware to hang them. So next time you’re in the studio, be sure to get a look at our Windows upgrade. I hope you’re as impressed with the kids’ artwork as we are!

Window Beach Scenes

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Painting With Scissors

 

MatisseThis week in our mixed media art classes we learned about Henri Matisse and how in his later life his art revolved around cutouts which he called “painting with scissors” and “cutting directly into color.” While the colors he used for his cutouts were gouache on white paper, we substituted construction paper as we too painted with our scissors.

We started out with large 6×12″ sheets of colored paper for a background, then, using as many colors as we could, we added squiggles, abstract designs and whatever other elements of interest we could think up.

Matisse3While we were working, we kept our “scrap” paper in the middle of the table as one artists scrap quickly became another artists treasure as we shared materials and ideas with our classmates. We quickly found certain students were especially skilled at cutting certain shapes and they were eager to cut extras to share with their classmates.

Among the art elements the children learn from this exercise is seeing positive and negative space. When we cut a squiggle out of paper and then cut it again, we create the background and the cutout. The cutout is the positive element. The background, which in other circumstances might be mistaken for scrap paper, can then be glued onto our art to allow the color behind it to show through showing us how we can work with negative space to create design elements in our art.

Matisse2Many of the cutout works of Matisse were abstract, so there were no rules we had to follow in creating our cutout art. However, one of our prompts was his 1947 cutout, “The Codomas (Les Codomas).”

On first glance it’s not easy to see that there is structure to this one as it can pass for purely abstract. But on closer inspection we see two trapezes (one white and one blue), two yellow squiggles representing the trapeze artists and black squares representing the net below. One of my Monday afternoon students did a very good job of replicating this one in the pink artwork on this page (with purple trapezes and red trapeze artists).

Below are three famous works by Matisse (including the far right of “The Codomas (Les Codomas)” with some of our Wednesday class art underneath. Some of our young artists incorporated markers into their cutout, some created specific images (like the flower on the left) and others enjoyed creating something abstract. Note the negative and positive space used by some students with the inside and outside pieces of swirls. Some students also got creative by adding a three dimension element to their art either folding paper for effect or not entirely gluing their cutouts so some popped off the page.

Matisse4

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Valentines WineCelebrate Valentine’s Day this Sunday with your special someone and uncork your creative side. Join us for our BYOB Valentine’s Day Paint & Sip and you and your sweetie will each have beautiful paintings to remember the occasion.

Swirl HeartFor Valentine’s Day we have an early-bird special at 2pm for $20 per person so you can paint before you go to dinner. For those who want to paint with us at 6pm, it’s $30 per person and we’ll have a complementary glass of wine (21+) and chocolates. Call 251-343-2423 for reservations.

Sunday seating is by reservation only and is limited to the first 14 couples at 2pm and the first 14 couples at 6pm.  We are also taking couple reservations for Friday night and Saturday afternoon or evening if you want to start your Valentine’s celebration early.

Paint one of our new Valentine paintings or choose from  100s of paintings in our gallery and lookbooks. Paint your own paintings or let us sketch one design on two canvases for a romantic painting together.

As always you can bring your own food and drinks to enjoy while you paint or order food to be delivered. We provide the wine glasses, openers and fridge. And yes you can bring something other than wine to enjoy while you paint (must be 21+ for adult beverages). Call or Facebook message us to reserve your seats or with any questions.

For those who are new to the BYOB Paint & Sip experience, please allow about 2-3 hours so you can relax, enjoy your food and drink and not feel rushed to complete your painting. If you know your painting choices in advance, you can let us know so we have your canvas sketched when you arrive. If this is a surprise for your date, you are welcome to pick what you want to paint after you arrive.

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Curious George

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Parade MarshallWe had such a fun day today. We walked down Old Shell Road just a block or so from our studio at 15 Upham St. and got to watch the Mystics of Ashland Place parade.

BandThis was hands-down the CUTEST PARADE EVER. And kudos to the parents not only for the great job they did on the floats and costumes, but for many to get into the spirit of things with their own costumes as they pulled the floats in the parade.
Goodnight MoonWe’re so happy to be part of this creative neighborhood full of such great community spirit. The kids in the parade had a blast throwing beads, candy, moon pies and toys as the kids watching the parade scrambled for all the goodies.

 

Ice CreamIt was just adorable! Smiles all around as everyone watching marveled at so many amazing floats and costumes! These pictures are just a few of the fantastic design effort that went into this event.

It’s special days like this that let us know we picked the perfect neighborhood for Paint Party Studios to be a part of.
Letters

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Kids After School Mixed Media Art Class

 

We had fun in our Wednesday after school Mixed Media Class this afternoon. We’re painting Mardi Gras masks – they’re drying now and we’ll finish them up with some bling and other fun details next week. The kids did their own mask sketches and then learned about painting with palette knives for the background to give it what we called a “messy” random background. They all had fun personalizing their masks with swirls and feathers. We emphasized how fun it is to make each painting unique.

The class is open to kids ages 6-10 and while we’ve welcomed many new students this month from St. Mary’s and Council Traditional School – we still have a few spots still available so call 251-343-2423 to register. Tuition is $50 per month. For those who have Girl Scouts every other Wednesday, we pro-rate the tuition to accommodate your schedule.

 

Technique Thursday Evening Class Forming

 

Parents and older siblings (ages 11+) that are interested in Mixed Media Art – we’re trying to form a Thursday evening class from 5:30-6:30pm for learning about different paint techniques like adding texture to the canvas before painting or using heavy body paints. If you are interested, please email us at info@paintpartystudios.com to add your name to the list. We’ll let you know when we have enough to start that class.

Class fees will be $50 per month or $15 per session for drop-in. We will be working with smaller canvases and other painting surfaces in order to try some fun experimental techniques and some painting mediums that you may have heard about but aren’t sure how to get started painting with. So if you’re looking for a fun class where we’re always trying something new, give our Technique Thursday class a try to get a sneak peek at how some of those art mediums are used.

 

Mardi Gras Masks

Some talented 1st & 2nd grade artists learned how to use palette knives to create an abstract background.

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MonetAfter School Art Classes

We’re having fun this month with our kids classes at schools and here in Midtown at Paint Party Studios. Last week in our after school classes we studied Claude Monet and painted our own version of his “Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge”. We learned that the Japanese garden he painted was on his own estate in France. We also learned about impressionism which translated into kids class means a sortof fuzzy painting. To get a similar effect on our own paintings, we used packing peanuts as our paintbrush. Before we painted, we taped out a bridge and then when the painting was dry and we removed the tape, we had clean white lines for our bridge where the paint didn’t touch the paper. This picture is before we pulled the tape.

Wednesday Blue DogEllas Blue Dog 3This week we welcomed some new students to our Wednesday after school Mixed Media Art Class and had fun learning about Louisiana artist George Rodrigue, famous for his Blue Dog paintings. We looked at some of his original Blue Dog paintings to see how Mr. Rodrigue’s Blue Dog stayed the same but the backgrounds changed. Then step-by-step we drew our own Blue Dogs and added our own fun backgrounds. Things got a little zany when Blue Dog became a mermaid and a disco dancer for some of our creative students! We love it when the kids do their own thing and put their imagination to work to make their drawings and paintings unique!

Ella's Blue Dog

Two of our young artists had recently visited New Orleans with their family where they had seen a Blue Dog painting on the Sheraton on Canal Street so they had a first-hand idea of what a real Blue Dog painting looked like and could tell the class about it.

 

Monday's Blue Dogs

Our Monday students also had a fun time customizing their Blue Dog drawings (picture right). As an instructor there’s no better reward than seeing students gain confidence in their ability to do what they previously felt they couldn’t do.

The Monday group is making such great progress, I’m especially proud of the young artist that drew the Blue Dog in the top right corner. He has come such a long way since August with his new confidence in art translating into more confidence in other areas of school and among his peers. He worked very hard on his Blue Dog and was the last one to finish and his attention to detail and hard work really shows in the final product.

We still have a few seats available in our Wednesday afternoon Mixed Media Art Class that meets from 3:30-4:30 at our studio at 15 Upham Street (Upham and Old Shell Rd.). Kids ages 6-10 learn about famous artists and then paint or draw our own versions of great paintings. Call 251-343-2423 to register.

School Art Lesson Paint Parties

Van Gogh Sunflowers Closeup

Close Up of Sunflower

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Van Gogh Sunflowers

Today we had a blast at a paint party with two combined classes of third grade. We learned about Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers Third Version. We painted our own version of a close up of one of the top right sunflowers from the original painting.

 

The students are studying plants and so we were looking for some art that tied into the curriculum and we’re excited to find something where we could combine art with science. The students had a great time painting with their friends and even though we were all painting the same thing, each painting turned out unique as each child put their own creative twist on it. In fact, one girl raised her hand at the start and asked if they could be creative with their painting and we said ABSOLUTELY we LOVE that!

 

Courtney in SaralandSaraland Sunflowers 3Saraland Sunflowers 2

If you would like Paint Party Studios to visit your school, just give us a call at 251-343-2423. We are happy to work with you to tie the painting into your current curriculum or we can go with something just for fun.

We had 42 young painters today – these are just a few of the finished paintings (too many to fit in one photo), but all the kids did a fantastic job – they even outlined it themselves. Such talented artists!

Saraland Sunflowers

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Mardi Gras Door WreathWe had a fantastic December with lots of fun, new Christmas paintings but now it’s January and time to paint some Mardi Gras paintings. We’ve got some brand new Mardi Gras paintings that we’ll be adding to our gallery to go with our long-time Mardi Gras favorites.

Mardi Gras DecorationsBook your paint party to add to your Mardi Gras decorations – follow our lead with one of our gallery images or change it up to make it your own unique painting.

You can choose from our Mardi Gras paintings year-round, but if you want to get one done before Mardi Gras, call us soon to book your paint party because Mardi Gras is early this year (February 9th).

During the month of January we’ll have our Two-for-Tuesdays with kids (ages 6+) welcome between 3pm-5:30pm (to be finished by 7:30pm) and adults welcome anytime from 3pm-8pm (to finish by 11:00pm or so). We strongly recommend reservations as we’ve been having some busy Tuesday nights so call ahead 251-343-2423 to save a seat.

Mardi Gras Whimsical WordsWe also keep regular hours on Friday night for Adults only BYOB Paint and Sip from 5:30pm-11pm. This is a good night for small groups or couples looking for a fun and creative date night. It’s usually a little more chill than our Tuesday night party and a good night to come in if you don’t have a group to paint with. We do take walk-ins if seats are available – but we strongly recommend you call ahead for reservations at 251-343-2423. You can pick what you want to paint when you arrive and pay once you’ve decided ($30 for 16×20″ or $25 for 11×14″ canvas) – we accept cash or all major credit cards.
Purple Green Gold Fleur de LisSaturday afternoons from 3pm-6pm are still $20 per canvas family-friendly afternoon paint party. Kids (ages 6+) and adults welcome during those hours – just call for reservations. Kids should arrive between 3-4pm so they can be finished painting by 6pm as after that it’s Adults Only BYOB.

Mardi Gras MaskAdults looking for a good deal for a Saturday night Date Night or Girls Night Out should arrive around 5:45pm to get the $20 price and be able to stay for Adults Only BYOB. After 6pm the prices go back to the standard $30 for 16×20″ and $25 for 11×14″. Saturday hours after 6pm are by advance reservation only so call if you’ll be arriving after 6pm.

Bourbon StreetTuesdays afternoons-evenings, Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons are the only times we keep regular “retail” hours – all other times are by appointment with advance group reservations.
Mardi Gras Rustic Fleur de LisDuring the week we host bridal showers, baby showers, girls night out, office parties, business team building events, employee appreciation events, school field trips, after-school art classes, art lessons at schools and many, many more paint party events both in our studio and off-site. Please call us at 251-343-2423 to book your event or to make individual reservations. While we do welcome walk-ins when we are open and have seats available, we do not guarantee any “retail” hours without a reservation so it’s always a good idea to call first before heading to the studio if you don’t already have a reservation.