Art studio hosts Halloween themed painting event

Wild at Art provides space for children to share creativity



“We’re not walking them through the painting brushstroke by brushstroke,” Donald Sanziano said. Wild at Art will host the Kids, Cocoa & Canvas event at 10 a.m. on Saturday Oct. 26.

MADYSEN MCLAIN, Evergreen reporter

The Wild at Art studio opens its doors for a Halloween-themed event including cocoa, treats and painting at the Kids, Cocoa & Canvas event on Saturday.

Donald Stanziano, co-owner of Wild at Art, said he will create a step-by-step template that participants can follow while painting.

“We have a saying: ‘going rogue,’” he said. “We encourage people to be independent.”

Stanziano will talk to guests about how he created the template and what techniques he used.

Participants can also enjoy Halloween-themed treats, music and cocoa, Stanziano said.

Tickets cost $25 for one person, $45 for two and $15 for each additional participant after two people, he said. Those interested must purchase tickets on the Wild at Art website prior to the event.

The event is open to everyone, whether someone has kids or not, he said. Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult, but they don’t need any painting experience to come to have fun.

“We’re not walking them through the painting brushstroke by brushstroke,” Stanziano said.

Joan Hofmann, co-owner and Stanziano’s wife, created Wild at Art in 2005 after she wanted to give her three children, who were not interested in sports, something to do, Stanziano said.

Hofmann previously owned a pottery studio in California, Stanziano said.

Wild at Art hosts private canvas, glass and pottery painting parties. The studio has held parties for WSU sororities, Merry Cellars Winery and an alpaca ranch, as well as public events like Kids, Cocoa & Canvas, he said.

The Wild at Art studio in Moscow, 118 E. 3rd St., will open its doors at 9:30 a.m., and painting will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 26. When the event on Saturday is finished around noon, the studio will open to the public for anyone who would like to paint, he said.