3/12/22: An update to our masking policies: With the end of LA County’s & LA City’s mask mandate for indoor activities taking place in youth environments, we have made some changes to our masking policies for children as of March 12th. Please CLICK HERE for our COVID- and facility-related policies for all sites.

We have been thrilled to welcome you and your children back into our art room to paint. We ask you to please read our COVID- and facility-related policies carefully before planning your visit. We hope to see you soon. 🎨


Messy Art Booking Options: You can book just one visit, or any combination of available dates at our new Messy Art scheduler. The single-visit Messy Art cost per child is $20 (with a 10% discount when you book 4-7 admissions in one transaction; 20% when you book 8 or more).


WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE


We are generally limiting the capacity of the art room during each block to 4 families with 1 accompanying adult each. We may increase this number slightly if conditions permit. If you would like to bring along your non-mobile baby (in a car seat or carrier), or an additional adult (with proof of vaccination) we will simply need you to request this upon registration so we can insure that the overall number of people in room remains low. Please do not bring any people with you other than the participants you have registered. (More information on siblings participating together is below.)


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IS MY CHILD OLD ENOUGH FOR ART AT PLAY?

The recommended age range for Messy Art at this time is 2-6 years. For Messy Mixed Media classes, the range is 3-5 years. (Kids 2.5+ may register in Messy Mixed Media, but we recommend trying Messy Art first.)

WHAT SHOULD I NOT WEAR IN THE ART ROOM?

…anything white, suede, or anything you or your child loves dearly. We will still be providing smocks for both children and adults during this time; however, smocks are not required and if you prefer to bring your own smocks, aprons, or art shirts (any oversized shirt from home that can double as a smock) we encourage you to do so, as this helps us reduce laundry.

As always, the tempera we use is washable, but even “washable” paints occasionally stain. In Messy Art, how messy you get is really up to you (within reason). Painting is much more fun for both children and adults if there are no worries about clothing.

WHAT ABOUT STROLLERS? WHAT ABOUT SHOES?

We don’t allow strollers in the space, but we’ll lend you a bike lock if you want to leave it out front, and there is ample space for locking it up. We’ll ask you to remove your shoes in the art room.

*EVERYTHING BELOW THIS POINT REFERS TO OUR “MESSY ART” HOURS FOR AGES 2-6, OFFERED ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY MORNINGS.

For info about session-based Messy Mixed Media classes (ages 3-5), please click HERE.

WHAT WE OFFER DURING MESSY ART HOURS

We offer 1-hour blocks of Messy Art: unstructured parent/caregiver-and-child painting time in our art room.

Your easel will be set with tempera paint, paper, and brushes. After your child has had a little time with these materials, we will offer collage materials (which will be different each week) and/or different painting tools. Our art facilitator will assist you as needed with hanging paintings, refreshing paints, and offering materials; however, much of what you need will already be at your easel, and our facilitator will give you space to enjoy making art with your child unless you need her assistance.

On Tuesdays & Thursdays, blocks are available by appointment from 9:30am-10:30am & 11:00am-12:00pm. Once your hour is up or your child is finished painting, we’ll ask you to exit the building via the art room exit door.

There is a 30 minute break between the two scheduled blocks, during which the space is cleaned and the art room reset entirely with new paints, materials, and tools.

Art room

PRIVATE CLASSES

If you would like to book a private hour of Messy Art (ages 2-6) or a private Messy Mixed Media class (ages 3-5) for your group, please contact us.

PAYMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS

Once you have booked your Messy Art spot, your payment is non-refundable. However, you may SWITCH your booked spot to another open day/time, provided that you contact us by email at least 24 HOURS prior to your originally booked time.

If we need to cancel your appointment due to under-booking or for any other reason, we will notify you by the day prior and refund your payment for that visit in full.

If you have a CLASS CREDIT on file and would like to use it toward Messy Art, please contact us and we will assist you.

Unfortunately, due to added expenses during this time, previously issued PLAY ART CARDS are not valid for Messy Art at this time. As soon as we are able to expand our services back to pre-COVID capacity, we will begin accepting PLAY ART CARDS again. Thank you for your understanding.

MAY SIBLINGS PARTICIPATE TOGETHER?

Yes, as long as they are within the 2-6 age range. When attending with two children, you may bring a second adult. (If you are comfortable and confident attending to both children by yourself, you may forgo bringing a second adult.) If you would like to attend with three siblings within the age range, you will need to bring at least two adults. (Please email us with any further questions about this.)