Creative ideas, like fireflies, flicker brilliantly at eyelash level for a mere moment before flitting off into the darkness, where scientists believe they are eaten by fairies. Capture your visionary visions before they escape with today's Groupon: for $99, you get $200 toward a private art party at Marmalade Skies.
Marmalade Skies' helpful staff, extensive project selection, and comfortable crafting space provide an artsy nest for the newly inspired. The brainchild of studio owner Debbie Tawse, Marmalade Skies marries education and creativity with parties focusing on do-it-yourself art such as mosaic, decoupage, glass painting, and more.
Kids' birthday parties launch children to stratospheric levels of glee with an hour of interactive masterpiece crafting followed by 30 minutes of having cake and eating it. Opt into one of 10 possible projects—Level 1 ($145 for up to eight people, $18 for each subsequent person) features beaded jewelry, decoupage, and basic painting, and Level 2 ($180 for up to eight people, $22 for each subsequent person) offers mosaic making, pillowcase painting, and picture-frame design. In addition to the satisfaction of aging a whole year on one day, the birthday person also receives a special present.
Private adult parties ($20–$45 per person for at least eight guests) are customizable and encourage guests to dabble in paint, jewelry, collage, and more while sharing spirit-filled libations with friends. Whether celebrating a milestone or replacing Thursday-night strip bridge, an art party allows for a casual evening punctuated by a handcrafted, take-home creation.
Community Impact has featured Marmalade Skies:
- During the summer, Tawse opens her shop late a couple nights a week to accommodate event schedules, such as ladies’ nights or kids’ birthday parties. “Kids can choose their activities, and then come make a mess at our house,” Tawse said. “Parents just need to bring the cake.” – Darcie Duttweiler, Community Impact