Open Studio

Walk-ins ALWAYS welcome

Just wanna come in & paint?  Ofcourse you can!

  • Fall/Winter Open Studio hours:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 11-5pm.  Thursday, Friday & Saturday 11am-9pm!  Sundays 1-5!  *We close 1 hr. early if no painters are present!!!
  • No reservations necessary, just give us a heads up for large groups of 8 or more!  Pottery Wheels, Homeschool  or Sip & Paint classes are the only thing that require advance registration
  • Walk ins are ALWAYS welcome at HOT MESS
  • You don't have to take a group class, come in during normal studio hours and we will always be available to assist you!
  • ALL projects are available to complete anytime.  
  • Enjoy DIY canvas painting, pottery, clay, mosaic, wine glass painting and more!
  • If your group needs assistance in pre-sketching a canvas give us a call BEFORE you come and we can take care of that for you!

Group classes & Project events, scroll past the calendar! Enjoy!

Sip & Paint: 

At HOT MESS we do things a little bit differently..

We offer Sip & Paint artist led classes on Fridays & Saturdays, pre-registration required.  


You can also come in on Sip & Paint nights and paint anything you want!  DIY canvas, pottery, clay, mosaics, wine glass painting, bottle slump painting  and coming soon glass fusion & frit design w/glass slumping!

Wine & Snacks are welcome, you can also pop in next door to Fire & Spice Gournet wine bar & grab a bottle to share.

Foodtrucks come by ALOT, give us a call and we'll let you know when we're expecting one!

GROUP PAINTINGS:  If your group would like a private instructional time with one of our amazingly talented Studio Artists, that can be done!  Just pick out what your group will be painting, they can each choose their own canvas size, and we will do a step-by-step instructional canvas or wine glass class.  Our gallery surrounds us inside the studio, so stop in and take a peek.  Or, if you have a favorite pic just send it to us, we love to make new creations!

Homeschool ART class

  • Middle/High school 11-12:30   4 wk .series
  • Elementary School 12:30-1:30  4 wk series 
  • Toddler/Pre-K/K Paint-A-Story 12:30-1:30
  • Click on the HomeSchool Menu link above for details 
  • Reg:
  •  Call to let us know you're coming (910)386-7699

Watercolor Class:  Thursdays 6-8 or Saturdays 7-9. 

Registration Required, call (910)386-7699.

Family Paint Specials

​You bring the kids, we clean up the mess!

  •  Sundays 1-5 
  • Kids Paint for *FREE with adult purchase of $20 or more.  1 free item per $20 purchase
  • *KIDS FREE items includes Kids Shelf pottery   (excludes wheels)
  • Ask a Studio Artist for details prior to starting your project!
  • Kids/Beginner & Family Wheels on Saturdays & Sundays.  1hr. sessions.  Call for details  Reservations only for Wheels! (910)386-7699  sorry no walk ins for wheels

Story time has become so popular we ask that moms pre-register before coming to make sure we have allotted enough space and enough pottery to paint!  (910)386-7699 or

  • Thursdays 12:30 -1:30
  • Toddler/ Pre-K & K
  • $8/pre-registered or $10 Walk ins.  
  • Call to let me know you're coming (910)386-7699!

Upcoming Events


kids stuff:

  • PAINT-A-STORY...Thursdays 12:30-1:30, Story time & Painting..Pre-K Please pre-register (910)386-7699 
  • KIDS POTTERY WHEEL:  Saturday & Sunday reservation only call (910)386-7699


is featuring the art of Tracy Whichard:
Here is a lil somethin' 'bout her- 
"I am an experienced children's mixed media artist and the owner of Fearless Kids Art in Edenton, NC. I love to share my passion for art, animals and nature with children through creativity, intuition and self expression." 

  • *We will be having two sessions on Sept. 16. 
  • First Session 11-1
  • Second Session 3-5
  • *Suggested Ages 4-12
  • *Limited to 12 Kids per session - so sign up asap!!
  • *Pre-Registration Required - sorry no walk ins!! 
  • ****Visit or (910)386-7699****
  • *Children will sketch & paint an 11x14 canvas in their choice of Pig or Fish and will paint their choice of a Lil Fish or Lil Pig Pottery. 
  • *Cost is $40/pp and includes all painting & studio supplies, Feature Guest Artist instruction, canvas, pottery & a snack! PHEW! (how cool is that??)

adult stuff: 

Follow us OFFSITE..The Mobile Mess is on the MOVE!

  • SIP & PAINT...Weekends or Anytime, BYOB 7-9pm.  Call for large groups or specific design options.  
  • SIP & SPIN...Fridays 7-9pm.  Adults only, BYOB.  Reservation Only.  
  • The Mobile Mess: PINTS & PAINT...Hopsail Island Taproom.  FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR NC AQUARIUM for the Vaquita! Aug. 31  6:30-8:30, $35/pp Beverage purchase & Pre-Reg.​ required.
  • The Mobile Mess: BARN & BRUSHES....The Sour Barn,  Wine glassPilsner/Stein painting, $20/pp 2 drink min. Pre-Reg. required!
  • The Mobile Mess: OGDEN TAP ROOM.... Themed wine glass/Pilsner/Stein painting.  $20/pp  Food/beverage purchase required. Reg. required.
  • The Mobile Mess: THE DAILY GRIND 2.... Pottery Painting Travel Mug!  $25 Surf City NC, 6pm
  • The Mobile Mess:  TORTUGA'S NEST...Sept. 10 3-5pm. (910)386-7699 to register
  • Cake & Paint:  includes wine glass & cake decorating.  Cakes made by Gluten Free By The Sea *Type-O on calendar Cake & Paint is on Wed. June 21 not June 22
  • Watercolor Series for Adutls:  Thursdays 6-8  or Saturdays 7-9pm.  

Have a business such as a taproom, restaurant or bar and wanna join the fun?  Call me and we will give you all the details about how to host your very own Hot Mess Paint Nite!   (910)386-7699 or  (ask for Andrea)

Register for all events by calling (910)386-7699 or


Ladies Night

​Thursdays 6-8pm

Ladies can enjoy drink specials at Fire & Spice next door & watch for FOODTRUCKS!

AND...20% OFF Whatever you paint!

Sip & Spin:  Let's get a lil' dirty & have a lot of fun!  Adults 21+ BYOB.  FRIDAYS 7-9PM

Registration Required, call (910)386-7699 


On your special day!  Add some fun with a customized Signature Canvas or Platter  hand painted at Hot Mess!

Kids Club

Kids Night Out!  Arts & Crafts, Painting & More!

  • TBD

  • Ages 8-12

  • 6-8pm

  • $22 per child

  • Includes Special Themed Art Project, pizza, popcorn & drink!

  • Reservations required:  (910)386-7699​

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