It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce that our physical location is now closed.
We will, however, remain in business through our online store and mobile operations and remain optimistic in regards to re-opening in another venue when the time is right. Please take a few minutes to watch the following message and skim the related F.A.Q. section below.
We thank you from the bottom of our glitter-encrusted hearts for 6 years of colorful memories, and we hope you'll stay tuned for what's to come.
Melissa Mudd, Ross Comer,
and team makeme
Frequently asked questions
Why are you closing your physical studio?
Like you, we’ve suffered significant losses during these last few months. Our doors have been closed since mid-March as it’s been illegal for groups of 10 or more to gather. We’ve had to cancel numerous birthday parties, workshops, and events. We haven’t yet received any grants or the support we requested and we’re hoping for from our landlord. Though we’ve pivoted to providing kits, it’s become increasingly clear that even with the addition of this alternative income stream we won’t be able to recoup our losses.
We had hoped and prayed to ride it out until the summer but can no longer absorb the costs associated with keeping the doors of our 2,000-square-foot space open—not without support (what would this mean to your clients?) and a path we have confidence in moving forward. We thought “things would be figured out” by summer, but as May flies by, it’s becoming ever more apparent that this is not the case. We’ve talked to many of our customers and understand and empathize with their concerns about sending their children out into this “brave new world.”
Businesses such as ours are still restricted as scientists and government officials hash out the safest path forward—especially as it relates to the safety of our kiddos. Preliminary phases of re-opening will likely include operating at 25% capacity, maintaining distancing measures, and sanitizing the heck out of everything constantly.
But, have you ever been in an art room? Have you ever been around children? We love ‘em, but you know they’re squirmy and germy (as well as wonderful). To successfully adhere to these requirements, we’d need to hire more staff just to keep up with cleaning procedures alone—on less than a quarter of our normal income
It’s just not sustainable. Even if it was, where would we find a reliable supply of disinfectants? We love our community too much to allow our business, and the children and adults we host, to become guinea pigs. And we love our family too much to put them through the financial hardship of incurring additional debt just to keep the lights on. So it’s time for us to think about what’s next.
What's next for the studio?
What can I do to help?
Will you still have kits available?
Will you still host parties or teach classes?
Yes! Even though we will be without a physical location for at least the next several months we can still teach! In fact, our crafty camper (Miss Clementine) is the PERFECT “venue” for small gatherings. She comfortably seats 8. We can also set up mobile art events in a location of your choosing. With 15 years experience and 350+ parties under our belt you can rest assured that we’ll keep pARTyin’! Drop us a line to let us know your event idea!
What about summer camps? What are “camp crates”?
How do camp crates work?
We’ve designed “crates” (boxes) which include supplies and activities for each camp theme. Each lesson will be connected to instruction (most with video) which guides your kiddo through the process of artmaking.
What about cancelled classes or parties?
What about gift cards?
All remaining gift card and studio credit balances will be forwarded to our online store.
Are you getting rid of any supplies or fixtures?
We will likely be downsizing significantly and will be looking to let go of several things. We will post items for sale and donation on our facebook page, so be sure you follow us there.
Are you selling any original artworks or class examples?
We will be selling many class examples and original artworks. They’ll be listed here as they become available.
I have a question that isn’t listed here - how do I contact you?
We implore you to send your inquiries via email for the most timely and accurate response.