About Paisley Grace Makery
WHAT WE ARE...
Paisley Grace Makery provides DIY Workshops that help everyone create artwork for their lives so they feel comfortable and successful. Since 2015 we have had over 10,000 makers walk through our doors of all ages. We believe that everyone was created to create and that there is an artist in everyone. We take the guess work out of it and provide patient and fun loving instructors combined with high quality materials and processes to help create a beautiful piece of art for your home that uniquely represents your style. We have events from all ages from Toddler time, to family-friendly Open Paint during the day. Our evening workshops (ages 16+) are perfect for get together with friends or date nights when you need a creative night out!
We make a commitment to our makers to always be coming out with new designs and new projects to make decorating your home or giving a gift easy and fun!
We also have designers on staff to help bring YOUR visions to LIFE! If you have a custom design, a special quote, or an idea in mind that you have been pining over on Pinterest to create, please let us help! We are here to be YOUR local making spac
WHO WE ARE...
Heather is a maker at heart that started PGM when she was 8.5 months pregnant when the MLM Company she worked for suddenly closed its doors. With nowhere else to turn to, she went back to her roots of art and teaching and combined it with the party plan business model she had lived in for the past 5 years. The company was born out of her garage, with the help of her husband, Matt. After a year of countless mobile parties, the time had come to take a leap of faith and open a studio! With two young children, it wasn't long before she realized it was time to build a team of amazing instructors to help guide the vision. The studio opened in March 2016, and the team has grown with key managers and instructors at the helm. In 2019, PGM moved into its current studio on the island and expanded into Open Paint Hours and additional projects. We still keep our mobile parties as an option as it is part of our roots, however; we are able to offer many more projects in the studio! Our team is passionate about helping others find their inner artist, while relaxing in a fun and laid back atmosphere.
WHAT WE BELIEVE...
Paisley Grace Makery was founded on the belief that people are made to be makers and can find satisfaction in turning raw materials into their vision.
We are Family
Our staff and our customers are our family and are the backbone of Paisley Grace Makery. Since we are all wonderfully-created beings, each with our own unique gifts, experiences and needs, we always want people to feel important, loved and cherished at every touch-point with our company. No one will ever feel like “just a number” when they walk through our doors. Instead, they should feel like welcome friends to our safe zone of happiness and creativity.
If there is a situation that calls for an extension of kindness, we will make sure that our kindness lights the way. Of course our company has policies – but we do our best to pay it forward, brighten someone’s day and when people are kind, we act as the mirror to have light reflected back to them in return.
Everyone is created to Create
We believe that all people are creative in some way, shape or form – sometimes they just need someone to light the path to help them discover that and get over their fear of creating. When customers get comfortable, they try new things, think outside the box, they feel empowered and gain confidence to get their hands dirty and put their unique stamp on the world.
Meet the Staff
Meet the Owner
Hi! I'm Heather Bennett. Thank you so much for taking the time to check out Paisley Grace Makery! I am a maker at heart, and almost feel lost if my hands aren't messy! I still can't believe this dream of helping people find their inner artist has lead to all of this amazingness, but I couldn't do it without my amazing team (pictured below) and the support of my family. The handsome hunk next to me in my husband Matt. He is the biggest supporter of my dreams, but still helps me keep my feet on the ground! And do you see that cute little blonde to the left of me? That's Paisley Grace! She's our name sake and a passionate and spitfire little girl who has a passion for gymnastics and all things dirt and nature. The cutie to the far right of the picture is Tucker! He's my sweet spirited son who has never met a stranger and loves to entertain everyone he meets. When I'm not in the studio I love to spend time reading and traveling with my family. I believe experiences are the best gift of life and I plan on soaking up as many as possible!
Meet the TEAM
These wonderful people (and some not pictured) are what make Paisley Grace Makery what it is! Each staff member brings a unique experience to Paisley Grace Makery, but the one thing in common is they all have HUGE hearts and patient souls and a passion to help you find your inner artist!
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no studio fee to come to Paisley Grace Makery. Your cost is only based on the project you choose! Our mini boards start at just $15!
We believe every child is an artist, so we certainly have opportunities for kids to paint in the studio! All OPEN PAINT sessions are family friendly, so all ages are welcome. We even have Kids Paint FREE on Wednesdays and Toddler Time on Thursdays! (subject to change- please check our schedule to verify dates).
During our EVENING WORKSHOPS we only allow guests that are 16+ to maintain an adult-like atmosphere for our guests.
We have over 500 project options, so some of our makers find it easier to pre-select their project and register ahead of time! However, this is not required.
Our OPEN PAINT sessions are completely flexible and you can walk in anytime between the hours we are open and select your project and work at your own pace. (last project starts 1 hour prior to Open Paint close). It's easiest to think of open paint like a restaurant where people come and go on their own timing.
For our evening and scheduled workshops, advance registration is recommended to guarantee your seat, however if you arrive 10-15 minutes prior to the workshop start time, you can certainly pick a project and join the workshop as long as seats are available! Our evening workshops are much like a movie theater. Instruction starts all at once and seating is limited.
When registering, Please be sure to double-check your spelling and information to ensure your project stencil and materials will be ready for you at the start of each workshop. After your order is submitted there will be a $10 re-cut fee if anything needs to be changed or you have changed your mind on your design.
Since each design is prepared to order and your seat has been reserved, registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to make it, please email us or call us and we will set your design aside. You can come paint it at any of our public workshops with seat availability, during any open paint, or we can package it as a take and make option for you to complete at home!
We will hold your project for up to 6 months. After 6 months, your registration fees will be forfeited and your project will be discarded due to space restrictions.
Our Open Paint hours are coded as "retail" hours, therefore during OPEN paint you can have two people working on one project. However, during our evening workshops, since seating is limited and we are coded as an "event hall" in our liability, only ONE GUEST per project is allowed unless it is specified in the description that it is a 2 guest project (example- our Couples Lyric Workshop). No outside guests are permitted into the studio during a workshop without a paid reservation.
Yes! You may certainly bring in outside food and drink into the studio. We also allow beer and wine for our guests over 21 years old. We have a wine opener, glasses and a beer bottle opener available for your convenience. We do have limited water, soda and coffee available for purchase in the studio if you happen to forget to bring your own.
Absolutely not! Your creativity is encouraged and we want you to be able to hang your pallet in your home! We have In this workshop, you'll be able to customize your project by picking from over 35 non-toxic paint and stain options.
On average our workshops last between 1.5-2.5 hours from start to finish. Occasionally for build it workshops or reversible workshops more time will be allowed. Example: During pick your project workshops, we typically begin at 7pm and will close the doors at 10pm. Most of our guests are finished between 9-9:30.
Private parties have the following time allowance:
Mini Board Birthday Party- 90 minutes
Pillow/Bag Birthday Party-90 minutes
Squares/Planks Birthday Party - 120 minutes
Private Pick your Project Workshop-150 minutes.
OF COURSE!! There is no assigned seating here! You can leave who you'd like to sit by in the comments section of your order, or arrive a few minutes early and move your boards around to be by each other! Coming alone? Don't worry! We've found that crafting brings out the fun in people and many people have met new friends in this studio!
YES! Mobile parties are where we got our start, so they will always be a part of the PGM brand! However, due to a busy workshop schedule and staffing, our date offerings are limited. If you are interested in a mobile party, please reach out to us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on our Facebook Page and we will work with our staffing to accommodate your request.