The Color Wheelz Brings the Party and Art Supplies to You!
Creativity lives in all of us and there is much joy in art, which is why The Color Wheelz has become such a big hit in the Tampa Bay Area. Offering mobile art parties and painting classes, The Color Wheelz brings the party to you and hosting a fun event has never been easier! Just supply the space and the snacks and The Color Wheelz brings all of the art supplies and the instructor. Add some friends and let your creativity take over for a couple of hours! The Color Wheelz travels throughout Tampa Bay bringing art parties to homes, clubhouses, schools, recreation centers, office break rooms and even park shelters for a plein air-style lesson.
Kids love The Color Wheelz! Adults love The Color Wheelz! Everybody loves The Color Wheelz! The Color Wheelz is perfect for creative birthday celebrations, unique corporate team building events, couples get-togethers, and girls’ nights in! Plus, The Color Wheelz is available for after school art programs and has offered 4-week programs at several schools in the area including Classical Prep, Countryside Montessori and Lutz Prep.
Owner Jennifer Houston is a busy mother of four who started her business, The Color Wheelz, just over a year ago. With four kids close in age, this busy mom impressed her husband and her friends with her amazing ability to corral the kids into a group and keep them completely absorbed in painting, gaining confidence in their own creativity with every stroke of the paintbrush. Soon, word got around that Jen had a real talent for teaching art to kids – she had the skill, the patience, the supplies – and she started getting requests from friends to do birthday parties.
What started as a hobby and a way to keep her own children and their playmates happily engaged and occupied turned into a small business and The Color Wheelz has been gaining popularity ever since, and not only with children. Adults wanted in on the painting party fun too! Moms who saw their kids blossoming into little artists started asking Jen to bring The Color Wheelz to their houses for a Moms Night!
Kids Love The Color Wheelz!
Jen says that parents are amazed at what their children learn in only four weeks with The Color Wheelz after school art program. It includes one hour of instruction each week for 4 weeks, 16x20 canvas, use of aprons, easels, paints, brushes and drop cloths. Children learn through step-by-step instruction how to complete their own masterpiece using acrylic paint. They learn to mix colors, practice proper brush techniques, while using patience and learning to pay attention to detail. Painting a complete picture gives them a sense of accomplishment and in the safe, fun environment that The Color Wheelz brings, kids find the courage to explore their own creativity. Jen usually has the children incorporate their handprints into their painting making it extra special for parents who know too well how fast those little fingers grow!
Birthday parties are a huge hit with kids. Jen says, “I have a lot of parents tell me, ‘Wow, this is the most relaxed party ever!’ The kids really stay focused on their paintings.” Kids always get a break midway during the parties for food and snacks and cake is usually served at the end while the paintings dry. Parties for children aged five and over include one-and-ahalf hours of instruction for up to 10 painters, 16x20 gallery wrapped canvas and the use of easels, aprons, paints and brushes.
Specially designed for preschoolers under 5 and “mommy & me” events, Color Wheelz offers unique classes which include a 12x16 canvas that the children paint the background on and then the parents help paint their handprints or footprints and finish the painting while the tots get their faces painted. Kids’ parties are $200 for parties of ten, with an additional $20 for each extra child.
The Color Wheelz is a participant in the Wiregrass Rancher Kids Club, which provides free fun activities for pre-school aged children at the Wiregrass Mall. Check the event calendar at www.theshopsatwiregrass.com for the dates of upcoming events.
Adults Love The Color Wheelz!
Great fun for girls’ nights, moms’ nights, bridal parties, birthdays and just for no reason at all except to have fun painting with friends, The Color Wheelz may have started out as a business focused on children, but the adults in the neighborhood said, “Move over kiddos, it’s our turn!”
The Color Wheelz has a gallery on its website with many great designs to choose from that are simple enough that everyone can create their own masterpiece. If you don’t see something you want to paint from the gallery, Jen will listen to what you and your group want, and will come up with a unique design just for you. “Our gallery is continually growing, but I always give customers the option and I’ll be happy to paint something new for them,” says Jen. “I’ve had people who have wanted a particular color scheme to match a room. Really the sky is the limit.”
In addition to paintings on canvas, The Color Wheelz also teaches classes in painting wine glasses. Wine goes so well with painting parties, and now you can create your own hand painted wine glass!
The Color Wheelz Loves Community!
Jen has found several ways for The Color Wheelz to give back to the community. The Color Wheelz has donated art supplies on two separate occasions to St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and also was there for Christmas in July. Jen says, “Thirty patients came down to paint with us!” The Color Wheelz donated supplies and instruction for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Color Wheelz recently partnered with Havana Dreamers restaurant in Longleaf to provide a very special evening for a man who was a Hospice patient. Jen shares, “It was really special. He was able to spend time with his daughters and his wife doing something he loved.”
During the summer months, The Color Wheelz partnered with the Hillsborough County Libraries to provide art programs for kids and we were at capacity every time,” says Jen. “There is definitely a need for art that kids aren’t getting.”
The Color Wheelz is unique and fun. Jen’s passion for art is contagious and above all else, she wants to make sure her customers are having fun while creating!
Book your event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jen at 352-584-1396. The Color Wheelz travels throughout Tampa Bay; there may be a small travel fee for locations requiring travel beyond 25 miles. Log on to www.thecolorwheelz.com for more information and to view the gallery.