Happy Halloween! I hope you are enjoying a spooky sweet day that’s filled with terrifyingly tasty treats and creative fun! My favorite way to celebrate any holiday is with good friends, family, and crafts, so when I heard Caravan Classes was having an Artist Halloween Party, I made plans to attend this fun event with my mom. Caravan Classes is an amazing local business that offers art classes, parties, events and custom art projects for both kids and adults. They have a studio by the Noblesville, Indiana courthouse square and also a vintage camper which serves as a traveling art studio on wheels. Erin Goodman and Deanna Leonard are the creative geniuses behind this artistic endeavor and two of the sweetest, most talented and inspirational women I know. I’ve gone to several of their events over the years, and celebrated my birthday in May at their studio with a fun wood block painting project. Visit their site to learn more about them and make sure you follow their Instagram for creative inspiration. And if you live in Indiana, please make plans to visit them!
The Artist Halloween Party was a fun and free event open to all artsy adults. Several of the Noblesville Makers attended, local artists instrumental in growing the arts community in Noblesville who regularly get together for meetups. Everyone brought snacks to share and was encouraged to dress like their favorite artist, work of art or type of maker. At the last minute I decided to go for a classic French painter look and wore my costume to another Halloween party on Saturday too. I got my scarf, beret, smock and shirt on Amazon and bought paints, a wooden palette and paintbrushes at Michael’s to make the artist palette. Erin and Deanna dressed like each other, which was both hilarious and confusing since their costumes were so convincing! They even adapted each other’s mannerisms. I voted for them in the costume contest because it was all just so perfect! My other favorite costumes were Kat dressed as Frida Kahlo and Rebecca dressed as The Girl with the Pearl Earring. Rebecca won the costume contest. I was so impressed with her Goodwill finds and how much she looked like the painting!
There were two photo booth backdrops Caravan Classes made – an intricate yarn spider web and a backdrop from the painting The Scream – that made for endless creative photo opportunities at the party.
I absolutely loved the make and takes at the art party: pipe cleaner spiders, spin art pumpkins, spooky little paintings, skeleton plaques made from pasta and popsicle sticks, and yarn pumpkins made with glue and balloons. The skeletons made from pasta are a fun and inexpensive activity kids can do. I especially enjoyed the quick and easy spin art pumpkins. The yarn pumpkins were super fun and I would like to make more of those in the future; the first one was a learning experience as they take a lot of glue and patience. You pop the balloon and remove it after letting it dry for a couple days. Mom wore her pipe cleaner spider she made at the party as part of her spider Halloween costume on Saturday; she put it in her hair by attaching it to a bobby pin.
Needless to say, this fangtastic party was my Halloween Highlight of 2017. Leave a comment below about how you are celebrating Halloween this year and share any festive craft projects, costumes or pumpkin designs you did! All the best witches for a Happy Halloween!
Thank you to Caravan Classes for providing some of the photos used in this post.
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