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Messy Palette Art Studio Rockford

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Messy Palette Art Studio
2127 Broadway
Rockford
IL
61104
Tel: 8156088082

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The Art Attack will happen at 421 Warren Ave in Rockford, Illinois!

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Art is such a fun way to stay creative, and being creative lets you express yourself in so many different ways! You can just be yourself with some paint, pencils and paper.  What would you draw today?

Messy Palette Art Studio introduces kids to the techniques and materials used to create beautiful works of art, and they ensure there are a limited amount of spots in the class so they really get a great hands-on, and attentive teacher.

Perfect for kids aged 18 months (along with a parent or guardian) up to 13 years, they also get free time to explore the art supplies, and reference books, as well as the more structured lessons.

Each lesson is age appropriate and includes various artistic elements such as texture, color, value, line and form - to enhance their already natural talents.

They can run wild with their imagination and create whatever they choose!

At the studio, it's not about the product, but the process.  Kids often begin creating as soon as the crayon hits the paper, but here they will become more away of the whys and hows, as well as the whats that they are creating. 

Because of the small class sizes, the kids natural talents can be focused and developed to really allow them to shine.

Parents, don't worry - they also offer adult art classes too!  They have 4 - 6 week sessions to allow you to express YOUR creative side, and then you can spend your days collaborating and creating with your family at home!

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Keep an eye out for the kids gallery nights, family art nights - and don't forget they can host birthday parties! .

What people are saying?

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    I went there with my BF on a Tuesday night for a Google City Expert event. The venue has two floors with a bar on the first floor. We had two instructors floating around giving us tips and advice on the different type of effects we can do on our canvas. It was a really cool experience to free flow art with a bit of wine and upbeat music playing in the background. I'm not a very artistic person so when I first started, I had no idea what to do. The instructors were super helpful and it turned out to be a very fun time. Who knew painting could be...Read More

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    Visited this spot for the first time last night -- this place is quirky and fun. The staff is incredibly helpful and fun to talk to. The atmosphere is light-hearted and inspiring. Super bonus points for delightful beer selection. I'd recommend as a fun way to unwind on a weekday evening.

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    Easels line the graffiti art covered walls in this underground-feel art space. Unlike most sip and paint places, there is no structured lesson. Although this was a bit daunting I was glad to have the opportunity to paint whatever I wanted (tip: I took a picture of what I wanted to paint with me and stuck it to the wall with tape).
    "Art facilitators" are on hand to help as much as you need. For example I got advice on dry brushing to add color depth and how to vary my brush stroke to make better contrast in my painting.
    And they have every tool...Read More

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    After vetting numerous activities and venues to host a bachelorette party, a friend and I settled on ArtJamz for something different, but fun.

    Everyone loved it, including the bride. The girls who work there were SO helpful in getting the 9 of us situated with painting materials and drinks (mimosas, because, what could be better for a Sunday afternoon of painting with your girls?)

    To start, the atmosphere in ArtJamz was great, full of creative energy. Even the most novice of painters (me) can feel like Picasso. When it comes to choosing the size...Read More

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    Attending the Google City Experts event at ArtJamz was an awesome experience. I painted “Just Art” with a mixture f colors that turned out looking amazing. I was a little skeptical but painting at the event was such a fun activity. I've never painted on a real canvas before, but it was fun and you get keep your painting as a souvenir. I would advise anyone coming here to be prepared to stay awhile... time spent depends on what you decide to draw/paint. I came in a little late but from the time I walked in the door, I was treated like a true...Read More

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by Allison Lu

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I went there with my BF on a Tuesday night for a Google City Expert event. The venue has two floors with a bar on the first floor. We had two instructors floating around giving us tips and advice on the different type of effects we can do on our canvas. It was a really cool experience to free flow art with a bit of wine and upbeat music playing in the background. I'm not a very artistic person so when I first started, I had no idea what to do. The instructors were super helpful and it turned out to be a very fun time. Who knew painting could be so fun and relaxing! I def recommend this spot whether for a date or group activity.

by Camilla Peterson

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Easels line the graffiti art covered walls in this underground-feel art space. Unlike most sip and paint places, there is no structured lesson. Although this was a bit daunting I was glad to have the opportunity to paint whatever I wanted (tip: I took a picture of what I wanted to paint with me and stuck it to the wall with tape).
"Art facilitators" are on hand to help as much as you need. For example I got advice on dry brushing to add color depth and how to vary my brush stroke to make better contrast in my painting.
And they have every tool you can imagine: brushes of all sizes, sponges, paints, mixing palettes, rollers, stencils...even glitter!
In summer it can get hot in there so try and position yourself by the air conditioning/fans and dress appropriately!

by Janelle Rucker

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After vetting numerous activities and venues to host a bachelorette party, a friend and I settled on ArtJamz for something different, but fun.

Everyone loved it, including the bride. The girls who work there were SO helpful in getting the 9 of us situated with painting materials and drinks (mimosas, because, what could be better for a Sunday afternoon of painting with your girls?)

To start, the atmosphere in ArtJamz was great, full of creative energy. Even the most novice of painters (me) can feel like Picasso. When it comes to choosing the size of your painting, how long you'll paint, etc. ArtJamz has a ton of packages available as well as a la carte pricing. For instance, we purchased a few of the packages that provided 1.5 hours of paint time (more than we needed), two small canvases and a bottle of wine from their pretty extensive list.

We'd booked a private session, so we were set up on the bottom level with a staff member there to help us with whatever we needed - clean brushes, direction, advice, etc. They even played whatever mix of music we requested.

In all, our bride-to-be had a memorable experience, we all had a great time and left with evidence of our fun and creative abilities. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to host an event that's out of the ordinary or someone who's just looking for a fun, creative way to spend an afternoon.

by Mady Jatta

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Attending the Google City Experts event at ArtJamz was an awesome experience. I painted “Just Art” with a mixture f colors that turned out looking amazing. I was a little skeptical but painting at the event was such a fun activity. I've never painted on a real canvas before, but it was fun and you get keep your painting as a souvenir. I would advise anyone coming here to be prepared to stay awhile... time spent depends on what you decide to draw/paint. I came in a little late but from the time I walked in the door, I was treated like a true guest of the store.

Their staff is amazing in every way and explains each and every steps of the canvas painting process. The paintable items were in large supply and variety of colors to choose from for the entire Google City Experts attendees. The staff continually makes sure that you are enjoying your experience and they will help you with any question you may have so your item will turn out exactly as you want it to.

Only problem was that the AC was out and the place was a bit hot. The staff pulled through and brought in some fans which made a huge difference. Overall I would totally come back here, and also recommend my friends to this location!

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