What is a pop-up art studio? We are a mobile art studio that leads hands-on projects for parties, events and classes. Most of our events are outside but we can set up almost anywhere.
What kind of events do you do? We specialize in family friendly corporate events and children's birthday parties but love facilitating projects for any occasion, from tiny gatherings to 500+ extravaganzas.
We've done projects for staff appreciation parties, wrap parties, block parties, parent groups, kid groups, baby showers, bridal showers, school fairs, holidays, and even a very sweet memorial for a beloved great-great grandmother.
Where are you located? We are a 100% mobile studio. We serve the South Bay of Los Angeles, California and beyond.
What ages do you work with? We facilitate art projects for ages 18 months to adult and specialize in working with mixed-age groups.
Can you do a party _________ (in my backyard? in my garage? at a festival? in a classroom? at a brewery? in the park? in a conference room? at a yacht club? at the library? at a studio lot? at the beach? out of town?) Absolutely! Please note, if the event is more than 20 miles from the 90254 area code, a travel fee may apply.
What do you provide? We supply all of the art materials, patient art teachers, project tables in assorted heights, aprons, cloths for painty hands, speakers (for our playlists or yours) and we do all of the set-up and clean-up. We do NOT provide chairs but you are welcome to! For most kids events, chairs are not necessary.
How do I plan the party and reserve my date/time? Give us a call at (310) 947-4300 or email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your party, project options, and to check on date/time availability. Once your time is confirmed, we take a $75 non-refundable deposit to as a reservation. For events for more than 50 participants, we instead take a 25% non-refundable deposit. The deposit then comes out of the total due on the day of the party.
What forms of payment do you accept? The easiest way to place your deposit is via an invoice sent to you through email and processed by Square. The remaining balance is then due on the day of the party (also sent via Square invoice).
What happens after the date is booked? After we have planned the activities together, you are welcome to contact us at any point before your party with questions or updates. We ask that you confirm the headcount about two weeks before the event for staffing and project prep purposes. Then, on the day of the event, we come at least 1 hour early to unload and set up. Then, guests arrive and we have a fabulous time making art together. Then, we clean everything up and sneak out while everyone's eating cake. Then, guests go home with a goody bag of their own creations!
What do I need to provide? Pictures of the space are helpful for us before the event because they let us know the lay of the land - but they are not required! Tips for where we can unload/park are very much appreciated. In some cases, access to water (hose, sink) is helpful for certain projects. If the participants are adults and chairs are necessary, we ask that you provide them. We'll provide everything else needed for the art portion of the party.
Will the party be messy? That depends! We have project options ranging from "neat and tidy" to "not for the faint of heart." Tell us about your venue, your guests, and your personal messiness threshold and we'll make sure the projects are a good fit.
I have another vendor (face painter, balloon artist, character, bounce house....) Is that okay? Of course! Just let us know what else you have planned so we can be aware of it in terms of planning, set-up, and timing.
I'm not planning a party, do you do regular classes? Yes! We lead a variety of community classes for children and adults. Check out our Instagram page for updates. If you have a particular interest for a class that doesn't exist yet, please let us know!
I have a million other questions, what should I do?