Is your refrigerator covered in your child’s paintings and doodles? Do you have a playroom or craft table littered in paint, glitter, glue, and other art supplies? If you have a child with a creative spirit in need of an outlet, check out Art Beyond Crayons in Morgantown. This art studio and party venue will inspire aspiring artists, young and old alike.
Pop-up Paint Parties and More
Mrs. Judy Wells is the educator and artist behind Art Beyond Crayons. She has taught art in public schools for years, and now offers parties and private lessons in her studio. Students rave about her patience, skill, and encouraging teaching methods, so even newer or more anxious artists will feel comfortable in her classroom.
Mrs. Wells hosts open paint sessions in her studio open to anyone. Check her website or social media to keep tabs on upcoming opportunities. These classes may focus on acrylic painting, or branch out into other media, such as faux stained glass work or pottery.
Looking for a more focused, private experience? Art Beyond Crayons also takes on students for individual art lessons with Mrs. Wells. Classes are $25 per hour and students can learn drawing, painting, ceramics, and more. Homeschool groups can also book classes. Please note that ceramics classes require two 1.5-hour sessions to complete your project.
Private Parties for Birthdays, Showers, and More
Art Beyond Crayons offers birthday party packages, for $15 per child. Bring your own snacks and gifts, then let the studio handle the activities and resulting mess! Choose one of Mrs. Wells’ canvas painting options, and she’ll lead your birthday child and guests step-by-step through the painting process. Canvas painting classes are also perfect for baby and wedding showers, bachelorette parties, group date nights, adult birthdays, and more.
Need a gift for a young artist? Send them a heART gram from Art Beyond Crayons! These boxes come personalized with the recipient’s name and are filled with crayons, glue, scissors, a canvas, acrylic and watercolor paints, scrapbook paper, How to Draw booklets, and more. A small box is $25, while a large box costs $40, and each can be customized to fit the creative interests of the child.
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Tuesday/Thursday: 5:00 pm-8:00 pm
Wednesday/Friday: 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm*
*Open until 3:00 pm on 2nd Saturdays of the month.
These hours do not include scheduled events and parties, which may be booked with more flexibility.
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59 South Marion Street