Kreeayt Art Studio is excited to offer a variety of party packages for kids and families. Each birthday party is designed as a 2-hour event with 30 min prior to the event allotted for set up and decoration and 30 min after the event for cleaning. This allows for approx an hour and a half of art creation with a 15 min snack intermission for cake, cupcakes, or other light refreshments.
Traditional Paint Party
In this 2-hour paint party, your child can pick the painting that our instructor guides party participants in creating step by step. We have hundreds of designs to choose from. Unfortunately, we are not able to use a design found through a Google search, on Pinterest, or on Etsy. In most cases designs, paintings, etc are protected by copyright and the rights belong to that artist or studio. We will however create custom designs if you are wanting to create or paint something that you do not see in our selections. Due to time restraints of staff, we are only able to create 1 free design per event.
This unique party takes place under black lights. Much like glow bowling or cosmic bowling we set an upbeat atmosphere with music and everything glowing. The painting must include neon colors. This is a 2-hour paint party with 30 minutes prior for set up and decorations and 30 minutes post for clean up. We have a 15-minute intermission for cake, cupcakes, or whatever refreshments the birthday host provides for guests. Your child can pick the painting that our instructor guides party participants in creating step by step. Paintings created on 11×14 or 12×12 canvas dependent on the design selected.
Creation Station Parties are suggested for participants ages 3+
In a creation station, the kids move through at least 3 different art stations to create freer expressive and age-appropriate art and explore creative play. These follow the time frame of a traditional paint party. This is a great option for a family party with children of a variety of ages.
Wow! I can’t even express how grateful I am for the past couple weeks. We started our Summer Camp season off on June 3rd & 4th with our Itty Bitty Art Camp. These campers ages 4-6 were such an amazing group to work with. In 2 mini sessions we completed Oil Pastel Peacock drawings, Watercolor resist turtles, under the sea 3D frames for our turtles, , mixed media Monet Waterlilies, made foam clay snakes and Ladybug canvas paintings… I know right! That is a ton of art making.
In the Afternoons we hosted our Camp BFF because nothing is better than making art with your bestie…am I right? In this camp we made tissue paper mosaic/stain glass frames, bestie caricature paintings, BFF necklaces and hydro dip monogram paintings.
On June 6th & 7th of our first week of camp we hosted our Watercolor & Drawing Camp. This camp was designed to focus on drawing skills and teach intro watercolor techniques to the campers. We learned about value in drawing and how to draw fur with our White Tiger pastels. We did a mini still life with scissors to discuss blind contour drawing, contour drawing and positive and negative space. Then the final day each student picked a bird for the Pen/Ink & Watercolor Bird pieces. These were created on 140lb Windsor & Newton Watercolor paper with professional tube watercolors because it is important for students to get experience using quality materials in art making.
A little history… back in 2009 after a short time (5 years) in the corporate world I was given the opportunity to pursue my passion of art again. I had actually started my first business when I was 21 years old and a senior in college. From 2000-2004 I owned and operated an art supply store and custom frame shop where I also had a classroom space and taught art.
In 2009 after getting out into the arts community I met Jennifer Behymer, who was currently managing a local gallery space on behalf of the building owners, and offered my assistance in the way of developing programming, teaching and helping grow recognition in the community for our programming. In 2010, we started hosting our first Fun Fridays and Summer Art Camps in the space. This was a fantastic partnership. Our first Summer Camp sold out quickly… I was so thrilled at the response of the community.
Fast forward a bit to 2011 when a non-profit came in and began renting the gallery space…this lead me to eventually partnering with the non-profit as an independent contractor and continued using the space to offer my classes and then after 5 years eventually becoming their employee. Last year after hosting over 350 children in the Summer Camp programming it became apparent that the space was no longer able to maintain the sheer volume of students interested in participating in the classes and camps offered… from that knowledge sprung the inspiration for Kreeayt. In June of 2018, my husband filed for an LLC and planned for him and our teenage daughter, who loves art and plans to pursue art education as a career, to start offering community art activities, parties, classes and camps in a neighboring community.
Which brings us to present… After speaking with a representative of the non-profit towards the end of March and being told they had been surveying the artist members and decided to change the focus of the space. That it was the decision of the Board, its membership as well as the building owners that the organization focus on the Fine Art portion of the Gallery in effort to increase art sales with some workshops intended for and/or put on by the artist members. What really impacted me during this conversation was the fact that they no longer wanted the messiness of the volume childrens classes and parties taking place in the gallery.
After hearing this news I decided to take some time to contemplate what was best for everyone. I after all, had gone to college to be an art teacher. My passion was and always will be education. My salary was also supported by the various art classes and camps I had started all those years ago. I also love connecting in our community through the various art programs I have developed. After considering all that was discussed I decided that it was in the best interest of all involved if I were to spin away and continue on separately with the business model I started back in late 2009 and early 2010…only now this business model and programming will take place at our new family owned and operated studio Kreeayt LLC.
So here we are… Kreeayt has become my full time focus. Boy has this been a whirlwind of a few weeks… I feel so blessed at the response and excited for what the future holds. At Kreeayt Art Studio our classroom is a space where kids can explore art in an educational and sometimes messy way.
I want to sincerely thank everyone who has been supportive in this change and to all of you who are continuing to patronize this business. So THANK YOU!
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton
On May 1, 2019 I took a giant leap of faith and stepped out to pursue a lifelong dream and passion. This blog will be used to document that journey and other fun info along the way. Over a year ago the idea was born of a bright and vibrant studio space that both young and the young at heart could come and experience the pure joy of creating art. out of that idea came….
Kreeayt LLC: An art studio for all ages and abilities.
Ultimately, I am an art teacher at the core of my existence…I love sharing the joy of creating with others. We are starting with a basic schedule of Summer Camps, Mom & Me classes, adult wine & painting and booking private parties, but will be continuing to add to that line up. I hope to someday look back on this first post and remember these initials days…