Art and Soul Art Studio
Art and Soul: Paint Your Own and/or Order Custom Painting
Julie Hart, owner Art & Soul
I view painting as an escape. With our busy lives, painting at Art & Soul provides a “get-away” from it all. Unlike the movies, one can visit with friends and family while engaging in a fun activity. Many clients tell me how therapeutic painting is. It is a chance to escape the stresses of everyday life and let your mind just go. Everyone needs a place to just relax and let your mind go. It is a special treat that allows your mind to go other places than your “to do” list.
I believe painting is an opportunity to embrace one’s originality. If a painter stresses over their piece not being painted “perfectly”, I express to them that perfection is not the goal. Perfection is what is purchased on an assembly line. Original work, where the piece is painted with imperfections and all, is truly a “one and only” – nothing else like it. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Go for being different. Paint outside the box. Why does a piggy bank always have to be pink? Again, using your imagination leads to the most creative painting.
I love not having to think but to create; to just allow myself to put ideas, designs and colors together, and be inspired to paint it. I like to have pieces that are practical. In other words, plates are great, but at home, I started running out of places to hang them. I like to paint design items that are functional (tissue boxes, cookie jars, plant holders, etc.) and I want my customers to have the same variety of choices available at Art & Soul.
I love painting custom work because I know that my customer will have that piece in their home for years. I think about the little prints that are on the pieces, and I know that years from now, the parents will forever cherish those tiny prints of their college-age children. I realize that I am painting sentimental memories that families will treasure for a life-time. It inspires me to take my time and paint each piece to my best ability.
At Art & Soul, you can paint your own design or we can paint it for you! We offer a large array of pieces to paint including pizza plates, iPad holders, chopstick bowls, animal banks, ringholders and more. Our paint is all non-toxic. All items are fired in a kiln and are food-safe. At Art & Soul, there is no studio fee! We play great music at Art & Soul too – you must have great music going when you are painting.
Should you need custom artwork, we paint for numerous occasions including school auctions, teacher gifts, coach gifts, anniversarys, birthdays and all holidays. We can custom paint school, college, and company logos as well. We also paint freehand messages for free. This includes any freehand text such as name(s), scripture, birthday dates, saying or phrase. We paint thumbprint, footprint and handprint designs as well. Art & Soul has three large portfolios of colorful designs to choose from. Or, you can bring in your own ideas! We also paint ice chests and ice coolers for any sport, team or event. Just contact our artist for details.
Plan your next birthday party or other group event at Art & Soul
We host birthday parties, team building events, Scout meetings, field trips, bridal showers, baby showers, and more! Just give us a call for more info.
Once again, there is no studio fee. The cost of your unpainted piece includes all of your paint, glazing and firing. Your piece will be ready for pick-up a week or less. Allow approximately two weeks for custom-work (seasonal). Relax and enjoy embracing your originality!
At Art & Soul, we welcome walk-ins of ages! No appointment required. Come by and check out our inviting environment where you will find a huge variety of idea books, stencils and other tools. Our staff will assist you with painting tips and tricks. We hope to see you soon!