Looking for something fun to do with Mom this Mother’s Day? We have just the thing! Paint a beautiful nighttime scene with a Mom and Baby owl perched on a Cherry Blossom branch. You and mom will use two canvases to create one scene, while you and Mom sips on a free glass of wine. Our ArtJamz Instructors will take you through the steps and Mom will leave with a whimsical scene to take home. Owls not your mom’s thing? Try one of our other jamming classes happening in May HERE.
At the ArtJamz Academy we creatively enable everyone from first-time painters to aspiring and established professionals at our guided art classes in Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. Select the program that fits your artistic level and start expanding your artistic horizons.
ArtJamz Academy classes provide guided instruction but we still encourage adding an individual (or team) twist. We typically focus on a specific artist, technique or genre and explore it, offering an example for reference and inspiration, but encouraging serendipity and originality.
Wait in line for a restaurant and sit crammed next to another couple while pretending not to overhear their conversation? Stale popcorn at a movie? Really?
Yep, you can create your own painting, or, for the more adventurous, you can try sharing the same canvas – but this is an advanced paint and sip date night move: swim at your our risk! Just joking, we’re here to help you.
A paint and sip date night can range from $15.00 to $50.00 per person depending on how long you paint, which canvas size you choose and if you enjoy beverages or not. For pricing information visit our menu.
There are two options for dates reserve a freestyle sessions or take a guided class together.
The canvas size or surface option you choose is up to you. And what you paint is up to you, so let your imagination flow onto the canvas and the wine flow into your glass. Our team of art-trained creative enablers are always on hand to provide guidance and encouragement.
ArtJamz has been proudly serving as one of Washington DC’s most fun and creative date destinations for expert painters, total beginners and everyone in between since 2010.
Now is the time to see what all of the buzz is about. Reserve your spot for one of sessions and don’t forget that our art-trained Creative Enablers are always on hand to provide tips, guidance and direction for your painting … but, not your relationship.
Mix romance and creativity on Wednesday nights.
When purchasing your tickets online use promo code DATENPAINT to receive $10 off any Wednesday Freestyle Session booking.
Valid only for Wednesday freestyle sessions.
Brookland: Expires 12/31/2016
DuPont: Expires 12/31/2017
Crystal City: Expires 12/31/2018
1 code per customer.
Thinking about making your night extra memorable? Email email@example.com to inquire about a more private and customized paint and sip date night.
Everyone loves a good deal. We do too. Some of our ArtJamz discounts rely on using promotion codes but others are already included in the ticket pricing. All of our deals are for online only. When purchasing your ticket online for an upcoming ArtJamz session, guided class or pop-up, enter the promo code below during checkout and receive your ArtJamz discount.
Guided Class Discount: Use promo code ARTJAMZCLASS to receive 10% off any Guided Art Class booking.Take your artiness to the next level with a guided paint class.
Freestyle Discount: Use promo code DATEANDPAINT to receive 10% off any Freestyle Session booking.Take your artiness to the next level with a guided paint class.
Afternoon Freestyle Sessions: Pre-pay online and receive 20% OFF 1.5 HR STUDIO PASSES for our All Ages Freestyle Sessions (before 6PM). 1.5 HR Studio Pass are normally $20 but you pay only $16. Online only offer. No code needed!
Want to book kids paint parties? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online request form.
Looking for an impromptu, fun and unique activity the whole family can enjoy? Come to ArtJamz during our weekend all ages sessions from noon to 6PM! You can walk-in; however, online reservations via our event calendar are recommended.
ArtJamz can range from $25.00 to $50.00 per person depending on how long you paint, which canvas size you choose and if you enjoy beverages or not.
For pricing information, visit our menu .
ArtJamz kids paint parties with and pizza and art are unique, fresh and insanely fun idea. How many times have you been to pizza places, pool parties, or bowling events as the go-to pillars of the kid’s birthday party canon? Quite a few too many, we suspect … enter ArtJamz.
Start with Studio Time: Choose a 1.5HR Studio Pass
Pick Your Canvas: Sizes range from 8 x 10 to 12 x 16 stretched cotton canvas.
Add Pizza: Our pizza comes from a variety of pizza vendors. You can choose to have all cheese pizzas, or half cheese and half pepperoni. Please ask if you would like to see a list of available toppings. Just let us know what you’d like and we’ll take care of the rest! Plates and napkins are included.
What do you get? KidsJamz include studio time, canvas and easel per child plus unlimited acrylic paints, art materials and brushes, markers, pens, guidance and support from our art-trained Creative Enablers and lively age-appropriate music.
Stumped over goody bags? Each kid gets to keep their original artwork.
Worried about getting clothes messy? We provide smocks…Rock the smock! Plus all of our paints are water-based acrylics.
Can I decorate the space and bring a cake? No problem. Bring some decorations to spice up the space and bring cake, candles, cookies and cupcakes; however, it will be your responsibility to set-up and breakdown the decorations.
Can I bring in food? You can bring cakes and cupcakes, but we can’t allow cooked or raw food into the studio as per our business license.
How do you handle RSVPs? This is awesome — you can create a private ticketing site that you can send to all the attendees. You can choose to pay for everyone, or set it up where everyone can buy their own ticket. The site has lots of information about parking, what to expect, what to wear, nearest metro, and a google map, etc.
What kind of music do we play? We use Spotify and can find any type of music you like! Just send us a list of preferred tunes ahead of time, including the birthday boy/girl’s favorites, and we’ll play them. Really. It’s that easy.
What do adults do? Wait for it …. we have a bar and serve wine, beer and champagne. As the party organizer, you can opt to allow your fellow parents to sip drinks and relax in our Artist Lounge while the kids paint under the watchful eye of our creative enablers. You also can opt to not have the bar open.
Can adults paint too? Yes, they can. It’s the same price.
How do I reserve? Fill out our online in the “How it Works” section or email email@example.com.
Is there a minimum and maximum? Yep, there is. You need at least 8 painters to reserve a private group. You must meet this minimum and we ask for a $150 deposit.
What days and times are available for private kids events? Monday to Sunday 10AM to 5PM. You can choose any two-hour period.
More questions about hosting a kids paint parties? Go to our FAQ page.
Spice up your next get together with these arty office party ideas and tips for an artful and interactive event.
Choosing between an afternoon and nighttime event sets the stage for the type of vibe your corporate event will have. People tend to be more restrained during the day, especially if they have to head back to the office. Nighttime ArtJamz sessions feel more social.
Location, Location, Location
You can have an ArtJamz at your office or at our studio. Each has its pros and cons. It’s easier for people to get to a party in the office, but they might feel less like unleashing their inner artists at work — so you may want to throw the “corporate office feel” to the wind by having your event at one of our studios.
Also note: pop-ups offer a smaller selection of paint and art materials. Having an event at the ArtJamz studio means people need to travel, but the DC studio has more materials, and can get messier.
Think About Food and Drinks
It’s fun to create, but it’s even better to eat, drink and create. We’re fans of liquid inspiration, and a glass of wine or two helps the creative spirit. Food should be easy to eat and carry around. Things like pasta and rice don’t work well, but falafel with pitas or pizza slices work great. Typically there is not enough room for everyone to be able to sit down. Find food that people can munch on while standing.
Dress The Part
Make sure to let your team know to dress casually. Painting can get messy. Plus, casual jeans and clothes also lead to a less stuffy environment. We do provide smocks, but they don’t cover shoes and all clothing.
Go Freestyle or Guided?
Choose between a session where people paint whatever they like or a session where there is an instructor guiding everyone to paint the same thing. Both have their place. Freestyle lets people express themselves and allows individual personalities to come across. Guided will enable everyone to take home a hangable painting, but can seem a bit like work.
Deconstruct / Debrief and Explain
Plan for 30 minutes at the end of the session for each person to talk about their work and share thoughts on their process. A lot of office and workplace parallels can be drawn (pun intended) from having people talk about experiencing the creative process.
To Theme or Not to Theme?
Some companies like to have the group paint their interpretation of a specific company concept, project or motto. For example, perhaps the company is focusing this quarter on moving the business “to the cloud.” They ask each person to visualize what this means. Or another company has the motto, “Safety, Accuracy and Innovation” and asks each person to paint their impression of that motto.
Split into Small Groups
Some teams have chosen to split their group into small teams of 3 or 4 and have them work together to paint one canvas on a particular theme. Afterwards, each group talks about their work.
Consider Event Length
Most corporate team building events last for 2 to 3 hours. Generally, having more people, food, and/or structure means you will need more time. Two hours is perfect for a freestyle session with light catering for 15-20 people. Guided classes with heavy catering and a structured debrief would need 3 hours. Typically, adults will paint anywhere from 1 to 2.5 hours. This includes time for the canvas to dry.
Plan to Take Canvas With You
The canvases you paint are yours to take home. Plan ahead. Ask the ArtJamz team for a box to put all of the dried canvas in so you can bring it back to the office, or let everyone know that they should be prepared to take their canvas with them. We can also arranging shipping if needed.
The ArtJamz Studio is a blank canvas. Decorate it as you wish and make it feel like home. Also, think about music. We can help create an unique mix.
Ready to Book?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our EVENT REQUEST FORM.