Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost?

Seats in our events are between $25 and $50 depending on the featured painting and project. You can view event costs by visiting our website calendars. Seating fee includes all the fun and everything you need to create a one-of-a-kind painting in a 2-hour period. (Funny and entertaining artist included too!)

What Should I Expect?

A typical event at Mix It Up is an event like no other. You will be instructed to paint a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in a super fun and judgmental free environment! The atmosphere is representation of the artists participating! Expect to sing along to great music, maybe have a dance party or just relax and zone out without an outside care in the world! Our first priority is to show you a GOOD TIME!

Do I Need to Bring Anything?

All you need to bring is yourself! We provide everything: paint, canvas, brush, apron and a really talented and funny artist to entertain you while you paint. Come to the studio 10-15 minutes early so you can grab a drink and seat. We have a selection of beer, wine, soft drinks and water for sale at our in-studio bar! You can bring in any NON-alcoholic beverages or food and snacks to enjoy. We are not a BYOB establishment. Seating is first come, first serve (like the movies used to be!)

What are Mix It Up's cancellation policies?
Due to the custom nature of our parties and classes, refunds are not issued for reservation cancellations. Should you need to reschedule your reservation and provide at least 48 hours’ notice, your reservation will be transferred to a studio credit that can be used only for a future paint party reservation. Please email us at if you need to cancel. NO SHOWS” will not be issued a store credit or refund. No exceptions!! No Shows will NOT be rescheduled. Please plan accordingly or contact us at least 48 hours in advance if you are unable to attend.
What are the age requirements for the adult evening parties?

Many adult paintings are too difficult for children under the age of 14. We ask parents accompany and assist children under the age of 14.

What should I wear to the event?

Mix It Up is a great place for a night out! Although aprons will be provided, please dress accordingly. For example, white pants are not the best option at our studio. Which is such a bummer because if you can pull off white pants, by golly, you should wear them…just not at our studio. Let’s face it…SPLATTER happens! We use acrylic paint and once it’s on your clothes, it really likes to stay there! 

Where are you located?

Mix it Up Studio is located at 2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 11, Terrytown, LA 70056.  We are located in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center.

Do I have to have had any painting or art training?

Classes are designed for the inexperienced painter. This is about having FUN! No prior experience is required.

What are the sizes of these classes?

The class sizes vary between 8 to 30  people. We have a maximum number of guests allowed in each class. If we are sold out for that event we will put you on a waiting list in case there should be cancellations or you may choose a different paint night. Private events must have 10 guests.

When are the classes held?

Classes are scheduled at various times throughout the week. Review our calendar to see the different times for the classes.

What time should I arrive?

Please arrive 10- 15 minutes early to allow time to check in and find your seat.  Our class will begin on time.

How long do the classes last?

Our regular classes are between 2- 2.5 hours approximately. The calendar indicates what the class duration is.

What are your prices?

Please refer to our calendar for pricing specifics. Event pricing varies by the duration of the party or type of event.

Can I bring my own wine?

We are a licensed ArtBar featuring popular wine and beer selections offered at exclusive Happy Hour prices for our guests. No outside beverage of any kind is permitted into the studio, including water. Drink purchase is not required, and we do offer soft beverages, soda, bottled water, and coffee as additional options. Visit the home page for complete bar menu. Free water cups are provided upon request.

Do you sell food or snacks?

We have a limited supply of snacks such as potato chips and cookies for sale. You are welcome to bring any food or snack. Please keep it small and portable. Also, please bring your own plates, utensils and condiments as we do not carry any food-service items. We cannot guarantee a food table during our weekend events. If you require a food table, please email the studio in advance.

Live Model Painting FAQs

Can I get a refund on my deposit?

Unfortunately $200 booking fee is non-refundable. Once your booking fee is paid, the production company book this time, model and venue, preventing us from booking another event.

Do we get to keep our drawings?

You can take your drawings with you, or we’ll happily collect them and post them to you free of charge.

Can we photograph the model?

At the end of the class there will be a photo session with the model. Should you wish to take photos during the class, we ask that you hand the camera to the teacher, who will happily take the pic for you. This is how we ensure our model feels comfortable.

Are there any age restrictions?

Yes, you must be 21+ due to the nature of the event.

How do you pay or your guest pay for the event?

After we receive your $200 non refundable booking fee, we will send the host a private link and passcode for each of your guests to register and pay.  All payment must be registered online, payment at the door is not allowed for this event.

Is the model completely nude?

He will be. However if you feel it will make you more comfortable, we can convince him to wear a swimsuit

Is there a minimum or maximum group size?

There is no minimum or maximum number of participants. However there is a minimum charge, which is the equivalent of a group size of 15. All tickets need to be paid no later than 48 hours before the event. Please remember the $200 booking fee is not refundable.

Will it just be us or do other groups participate?

If you are booking a private event It will only be your guests. However, we do offer a public class the last Friday of each month.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

In order to secure your date you will need to pay a non-refundable booking fee in the amount of $200.

Are the models really, really cute?


What happens during the class?

As the class starts, fun music will be playing and a waiter will provide you with some wine or champagne. Throughout the class, our professionally trained teacher will run fun activities that allow the group to relax and find their inner-artists. There is a break midway through the two-hour session, which is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the complementary finger food.

What is figure drawing?

To get technical and arty, figure drawing is “a study of the naked form in its various shapes and postures”.

Do you only do Bachelorette parties?

We love hosting groups that find any occasion to celebrate. Girls Night Out, Birthdays, Anniversary, or any special events.

Does it matter if we can't draw?

No Experience neccesary! It’s not about being Picasso – just expect to learn a little and giggle a lot.

When do you run classes?

We can accommodate classes any day of the week. However Friday and Saturday early evenings are by the far the most popular times, so
we recommend booking for these times as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

2112 Belle Chasse Highway, Suite 11
Gretna, LA 70056
(504) 912-7410