frequently asked questions
What is a pop-up art studio? We are a mobile art studio that leads hands-on projects for parties, events and classes.
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 have art projects for ages 18 months to adult and specialize in working with mixed-age groups.
What kinds of projects do you do? All sorts of things! Check out our gallery page to see examples of some of our favorite projects or simply contact us to discuss options. We are happy to email additional photos.
We try to keep our materials as eco-friendly and natural as possible - wood, clay, paper, glass, cotton, twine, rocks, shells, chalk, etc. and make every attempt to seek out resources that are recycled/recyclable/compostable. These materials are a joy to work with and make for a party that hosts and guests can feel good about.
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 supply? We supply all of the art materials, patient art teachers, project tables in assorted heights, pop-up tents, 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.
Do you do themed projects? Working with your theme is one of our favorite parts of the planning process! We offer a variety of tried-and-true projects that can be customized to suit ANY theme. (Literally.)
How much does it cost?
A La Carte Project Stations: 90-minute, single project stations start at $295 for 10 guests (+$15 for each additional guest). This cost applies to most of the projects we currently offer. If you have a custom project in mind, prices will vary based on the project and will be subject to an additional $100 planning fee.
Whole-Party-Full-of-Art: This package includes three projects done over 90 minutes and starts at $450 for 10 guests (+$20/each additional guest). If you have a custom project in mind, prices will vary based on the project and will be subject to an additional $100 planning fee.
Large Events (50+ participants): Get in touch with us and we can discuss the details of your event and provide a custom quote.
How do I plan the party and reserve my date/time? Give us a call at (310) 947-4300 or email Julie at 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 reserve it. For events for more than 50 participants, we instead take a 25% non-refundable deposit.
What forms of payment do you accept? The easiest way to place your deposit is via secure online credit card payment processed by Square and sent to you through email. If this doesn't work for you, let us know. The remaining balance is then due on the day of the party.
What happens next? 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 because they let us know the lay of the land - but they are not required. Tips for where to 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.
We 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.
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