What you'll do
With materials used to create some of local artist Journey Allen's most cherished works of art, guests will live in the shoes of a professional artist for a day as they create large scaled paintings at the artist's studio during this 3 hour experience. After being introduced to their host, "artists for a day" will travel 2 minutes away by foot to Bayou Road to explore the community where Artist Journey Allen lived and created as a child. While strolling the city's historical corridor for African American commerce and the site of the first brick paved road in NOLA, the artist will narrate what it was like growing up on Bayou Road in the 90's. During the exploration guests are welcome to browse and shop with neighboring businesses. Upon returning to the studio, guests will be guided through the creative process by Artist Journey Allen, and will be provided aprons, paint brushes and a vibrant selection of non-toxic latex paints to create their masterpieces. Each session will be culminated with the priming of canvases (unless guests elect to purchase their canvases), a photo with completed artwork and the selection of a signed print of an Artist Journey Allen original. Family friendly activity for ages 8 and up. Youth 8-13 can paint along with an adult (age 18+) free of charge. ALL are welcome here.
Your host Journey Allen is the owner, creative mastermind and lead visual artist of Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studios where she has hosted hundreds of social painting events. With a BA in Fine Arts from John Biggers Art School at Texas Southern University and over ten years of experience as an art instructor, Journey is passionate about inviting the creatively curious to deeply engage with and find joy in the painting process. Recognized for her down-to-earth instructional methods and her ability to guide even the beginner to the success of a satisfying project, Journey Allen hosts a fun and unique painting experience that walks you through her creative process as you complete a large scale composition with vibrant materials and painting techniques that she utilizes in her daily creative practice as a professional artists.
New Orleans mini- po-boys, Zapp chips and locally made praline candy. Vegan friendly options available.
Bottled water and NOLA Punch (non-alcoholic)...Wine B.Y.O.B.
Easel, Canvas, Paint Brushes, Aprons and a Vibrant Selection of Non-Toxic Latex Paints
Where you'll be
We will meet at Artist Journey Allen Studios from where we take a 2 min. walk to Bayou Road, the previous childhood residence of the artist, that now features various store fronts, a bookstore, a mural by local graffiti artist B. Mike, restaurants, a coffee shop, and a community theater. Following this narrative told both verbally and by way of a photo map composed of images salvaged from Katrina, we return to the studio to CREATE!
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
A maximum of 2 adult guests may paint together on a single canvas or separately. Full fees for each individual still apply. Each child participant ages 8-13 must paint with paid adult on the same canvas. Adult/child ratio is 1 to 2 for individual adult painters and 1 to 1 for coupled painters.
Become A Local Artist For A Day!