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Cost

$32 per painter for an 11 x 14 or 12 x 12

$46 Wood Signs with 3-D letters (5 letters included-3 store bought, 2 handmade with option to purchase up to 4 more letters).

$36 Wood Signs (approx. 11 x 14) with stencils and paint

For Birthday parties, please scroll down to “Birthday Parties for Children”. 

For Fundraisers please scroll down to “Fundraisers” for more information. 


What makes my Art Parties different from others?

  • The artwork we make is always successful because I don’t use just paint. Along with painting, we collage papers on which not only adds interest, but makes it almost fool proof.  Some art also incorporates stencils, gelatos, stamps and more for a more “mixed media” approach.
  • The artwork that we make is the hostess’ choice
  • The artwork doesn’t have to be a cookie cutter copy of my sample. You are free to change and add to your heart’s desire! People often comment on how different and unique everyone’s art is.
  •  I can teach children’s, teen or adult art parties.
  • I am a certified art teacher with over 20 years of experience and will give lots of individual help when needed!

Where

All parties are held at Maureen Marks Art, 103 Sunset Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17112. It’s a large space with a waiting room for parents and party food!


Cancellation Policy

An individual refund will be issued if a cancellation is requested 5 days before the party. As fees are incurred as soon as payments go through, the following fees will be deducted from your refund:  $1 for events costing $5-$10, $3 for events $11 to $25, $4 for events $26 to $99, and $5 for events over $100.  If the request is made after the 5 days ahead of class I do not offer refunds or transfers, but you are welcome to find a friend to take your place.  The Host reservation fee is not refundable (fee is 1 ticket which varies by party), but can be applied to a future party if you need to cancel your event or don’t meet minimums.  If the event is cancelled by me a full refund will be given.


Canvas Size

Paint Night art is created on a ready to hang 11 x 14 inch canvas or a 12 x 12 canvas depending on the art choice. Children’s Art Parties are created on an 8 x 10 inch canvas (smaller parties of 6 or less can do an 11 x 14). Fundraisers are either 8 x 10 or 11 x 14.


What you need

Wear old clothes (acrylic paints DON’T WASH OUT!) ,an open mind, and a smile! I provide all the art materials, an art smock, lots of individual help and a sample to follow.  


Public Parties

These are scheduled by me and held at Maureen Marks Art Studio, 103 Sunset Ave, Harrisburg, PA 17112. All ages are welcome.  Please email me at artgirl1965@gmail.com if you have questions about age appropriateness for the art. Click the Public Party tab for lots more information.


Private Parties

If you want to host a group of your friends, co-workers, scout troop, church group, etc. contact me for more information or to schedule your event. You need 5 friends plus yourself to schedule an event. 

Hostess benefits:  For Canvas Art, If you have 9 people attend, you’ll receive a coupon for a half price future Paint Night of the same or lesser value. If you have 11 or more guests you’ll receive a coupon for a free paint night of the same or lesser value.  Wood Parties-receive a $5 off coupon with 10 guests to use at any future wood sign or paint night.

Payments: Private parties can be set up to be paid for by each individual or as one group payment.  All payments are due 5 days in advance.  No refunds or credits given after 5 days before the event.

How to make a party reservation: Deposits to hold a date are NOT REFUNDABLE. Click the red Private Parties tab above and fill out the form under Private Parties. Visit my Gallery page for art choice ideas.  For adult parties, there is required deposit of 1 ticket (price varies by party depending on art choice) to hold a date and is not refundable if you cancel event or do not have enough participants.  Birthday Parties are a $30 deposit.

EXCEPTION: Nov 10-Dec 31 are my busiest times so a deposit of 6 tickets is required to hold an event during that time period.  This deposit is not refundable, but if you have to change the date I will transfer it to another party date if 2 weeks notice is given.

Custom art:  If time allows I can help create a custom art for your event for an additional $25.  You can factor the cost in to each guests cost or pay for it as the host.  Please keep in mind that I have my own style and way of creating art so if you find something on the internet it will not be an exact copy of what you see. 

Multiple art at one party:  Often private parties want a choice at their parties.  Some art is easy to set up this way so please contact the studio at artgirl1965@gmail.com to discuss it.  There is an additional charge of $5 per guest to do 2 different artworks as it involves extra prep and set up time.

Minimum # of Participants

For Private Parties: 6 minimum, 30 maximum

For Children’s Birthday Parties:  10 or $177, 20 maximum ($15 each additional painter above 10)

For Fundraisers:  12 minimum, 32 maximum (8 x10 Canvas)

                            10 minimum, 30 maximum (11 x 14 Canvas)

For Private Wood Signs:  6 minimum, 16 maximum


 


Birthday Parties for Children

Want a unique children’s birthday party?  Cost is $177 for up to ten painters at Maureen Marks Art Studio. This gives you a 2 hour party: about 1 1/2 hours to paint, and then time to eat cake, open presents, etc.  Additional guests are $15 each.  Parties with less than 10 children still cost the minimum of $177. All money is due 5 days in advance. Additional painters can be added up to 1 day before the event and paid in cash the day of the event.   Art for Birthday Parties is on an 8 x 10 canvas and can be selected from the “Birthday Party” gallery on my website or contact Maureen for other options. All parties are drop off parties (or they can stay in the waiting room) with room for just the Birthday child’s parents to stay in the party room.


Fundraisers

I offer fundraisers for churches, sports teams, charities and other non-profit organizations. 

One fundraiser a month will be offered a month and is called “A Night of Giving”.  Please email Maureen at artgirl1965@gmail.com to see what months are available for booking.

1. How much money can I raise for my charity/team/etc?  Below you can see a breakdown of costs and how much is profit for your charity.                        

8 x 10 Canvas Art (1 1/2 hour party) $25 per person, $10 profit for charity

11 x 14 Canvas Art (2 hour party) $38 per person, $13 profit for charity

Watercolor Paintings ( 1 1/2 hour event) on 9 x 12 or 8 x 8 $25, $10 profit for charity

Wood Signs (limited design choices-please email Maureen at artgirl1965@gmail.com to discuss) $50 per person, $15 profit for charity.  Most classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Kids Drawing Class (1 to 1 1/2 hour class)  $22 per person, $10 profit for charity

2.  Raffle tickets:  You can also sell $1 raffle tickets the month before and on the night of the event for a chance at a free paint night (valued $32 or less) and you will receive 100% of the raffle money.