'Brella Studio began for me (Alyssa) like so many great ideas
- desperation intersecting with a mistake. I have a difficult time
making decisions, and choosing my favorite thing to do is a daily
struggle. I love working with children and having creative "jam
sessions". I adore the wonderful artwork made by children. I also love
making art on my own. I also love cupcakes. And colors. And paint.
So eventually I stumbled upon an idea that my husband lovingly and stubbornly urged me to pursue: an innate desire to create a safe place where making a mess is okay. That's now become our brand and mission!
"I discovered art at eight years old upon my arrival at Walt Disney World for a family vacation. I promptly decided that I wanted to be an artist. I made plans early on to become an Imagineer and spend my days designing, planning, creating, and playing.
I moved to Athens, Georgia and completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts at The University of Georgia. I couldn't get the dream job. I failed more than I'd like to admit. I got up, dusted myself off, and tried again.
Now, I spend my days making and teaching art, planning children's events, and serving the needs around me. Sometimes failure can be an opportunity to learn what you really care about. :)
When I'm not being a professional scribbler, you'll find me quoting Disney films, training to become a Jedi knight, or tap dancing in grocery store aisles. In a sense, I'm fulfilling all the duties of an Imagineer but without the dreadful humidity that is the Floridian climate. I consider my circumstances to exemplify God's sense of humor and I'm constantly keeping watch for His subtle wonders in everyday life."
– Alyssa LJ Fowler, Creative Director
Here's a pretty tidy summary about us in case you need a brief but comprehensive report. Please feel free to share it with your boss/spouse/director/decision-maker!
is a local, micro, family-run, woman-owned business in Athens, Georgia. We just
opened a new art studio location on the Athens Eastside in 2023 but we've been operating
art truck since 2018.
What's an "art truck"? Our art truck
is a retired transport step van that Brella's founder Alyssa Fowler converted
into a mobile mess-making space. With it we're able to bring art
projects and messy activities on-site to public community events, festivals and fairs, and private parties. We're happily serving over 1,200 families per year with the art truck!
We've booked events in Athens, Watkinsville, Downtown Atlanta, Roswell,
Sandy Springs, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Winder, Monroe, Statham,
Jefferson, Houschton, Commerce, Colbert, Madison, Greensboro/Lake
Oconee, and Social Circle. We're always excited to travel somewhere new!
We use washable paint, non-toxic glue, and biodegradable glitter
for our projects. We're on a mission to
create a safe place for mess-making where families need not worry
about ruining clothes or cleanup.
Pricing: If you're curious about our pricing for events in/around your neighborhood, you can play around with our online booking request form which gives you an event quote in real-time as you plug in event details.
Samples: See some great photos and project samples from past events on our website at https://brellastudio.com/art-truck