ARTY PARTY How to Celebrate (remotely) in lockdown

‘I organised an Arty Party for 10 of us. It meant so much to feel like we were all in the same room together. And not just talking about the virus like we have been doing, but laughing, having a drink, being silly, like we normally do. And we were all chuffed with our paintings, I never thought they’d turn out that well’ – Sarah Evans, MasterPeace client

With certain lockdown measures set to continue for the foreseeable future, many are seeking ways to celebrate a birthday, hen-do or other special occasion while in confinement. Since restrictions came into force, MasterPeace, London’s first mindful art studio, has brought creativity into UK homes with the launch of its At Home Art Kits.

Now they’re branching out to offer virtual art parties – great for kids birthdays, family get-togethers or as a small business team incentive. 

It’s a mood booster too. There’s proven wellbeing benefits to be had through creativity* – not to mention the inevitable feel-good factor of connecting with friends and loved ones in a fun activity.

Here’s how the new art parties work:

  • Choose from 8 contemporary art works to paint (viewable on the website) – there’s more being added all the time
    Invite up to 15 family, friends or colleagues to order the same kit
  • Within days, MasterPeace will send the kits directly to everyone’s door. The kits include a pre-sketched canvas (8”×10”), a painter’s palette, handpicked acrylic paints, brushes and a sponge. There’s also a picture of the artwork with step by step instructions from the artist 
  • Agree a time with your party for a live virtual class (on Zoom), which is hosted by the professional artist who created the artwork

For groups of four or more, MasterPeace will waive the £80 private class fee, enabling your group free access to a private tutorial with a professional artist. The classes last around 45 minutes.

For those preferring to paint solo, it’s possible to order a kit (£25) and join one of the scheduled group virtual classes, or a pre-recorded class on the MasterPeace app. For details and to order your At Home kit visit https://masterpeace.studio/