1. How does it work?
Live Portrait: To have the station operate as efficiently as possible. We take a photo of the guest(s) and have them return later to pick up their completed portrait. That way, they guests can enjoy the party! We kindly ask that the guest provide a long table and 2 chairs for the artist and assistant. We'll bring the rest of the materials!
Live Lettering: At the Live Lettering station, we can letter anything from the guest(s) names, live mantra, or favourite quote! When guests visit our station, they let us know what they want, pick their favourite colour(s) and we create a beautiful watercolour calligraphy piece for guests to keep.
2. How long does it take?
Live Portrait: Our watercolour portraits are painted on pre sketched templates of the pose you request or we illustrate from bust up Custom Portraits with our signature sleepy eyes. Time varies slightly depending on the individual's details but it usually takes 5-10 mins per individual.
Live Lettering: Depending on what the guests wants, it takes anywhere from 1-3 mins per piece. Tip: For parties with a large guest count, live lettering may be more suitable if you do not have other entertainment/stations.
3. What if I have a big guest count, would you be able to do one for each guest?
Live Portrait: We will do our very best to illustrate as many as can in the given time frame.
Live Lettering: Live lettering would be a more suitable option for large parties.
4. Can families or couples do this together?
Live Portrait: We accept group portraits at request (especially for baby birthday parties) but please note, each guest can only get one portrait. For example, if the guest is in a group portrait, they cannot get another one just for themselves. We created this one portrait policy to be fair to the rest of the guests. Tip: Individual portraits are recommended if each person would like to keep their own.
Live Lettering: Same rules apply as the above for live lettering. If we go through all of the guests and there is additional time allotted, we'd be happy to create "seconds" for returning guests.
5. Can I add more time if I need to?
Both our Live Portrait and Live Lettering has a 2 hour minimum booking policy. If you'd like to increase the time slot the day of, we add a 25% surcharge (1 hour max add time.) If we do not have another event lined up, we'd be happy to stay a while longer. Tip: If you think this could be an option, please let us know in advance so we can plan accordingly. Increased time slot must be paid the day-of the event by check or cash.
6. How do I book?
To book us for your event, we require a 50% deposit to reserve the date and the remainder to be paid a week prior to the event. If you're ready to book, reserve your date by filling out our LIVE ILLUSTRATION FORM.
If you have additional questions, please visit our Live Art Page or send us an email.