This is where it’s safe (and you’re encouraged!) to ditch your to-do list. Ignore the laundry. Shake off perfectionism. And create for the sake of creating.
Everything we do is rooted in kindness and being a good human. The community is a place to feel inspired, supported, and accepted.
The Get Messy community is a digital open art studio.
Come in with your mug of coffee, wearing your paint stained clothes, and unpack your bag full of art supplies. Pull up a chair, open your journal, and chat as you create. Share your work, celebrate and be celebrated, ask and answer questions, and share your favourite art supplies.
OUR MESSY VALUES
As a community, we believe in …
That we grow through play, learn through practice and that creation comes from embracing the beauty of the messy middle. The only thing not invited to this party? Perfectionism. Leave that guy at the gate.
That the starving artist myth needs to die (kindly but quickly), and that quality comes through quantity. That to do our best, we need to be willing to do the work, hustle and turn dreams into habits that we action every single day.
CONNECTION THROUGH COMMUNITY
Being a creative soul can be lonely. Which is why we believe in support and supporting you through every stage of your artistic journey. Because we know that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
We might eat donuts as we dabble with paint palettes, but we’ll only ever consume (and provide!) the type of high-quality creative inspiration that feeds our motivation and fuels our art into action.
Being creative isn’t a curse; it’s a gift. And we are so grateful that we can make art. (C’mon, it’s pretty darn cool, right?) Which is why we’re unapologetically enthusiastic – and slightly nerdy – about learning and growing as artists.
This is a community genuinely and authentically rooted in kindness and compassion. We believe, first and foremost, in being a good human and in taking care of each other through the chaos and craziness of life.
UBUNTU + GIVING BACK
We believe that change doesn’t come by chance, but with a commitment to caring for everyone in our global community – artists and non-artists alike. Which is why we donate 10% of all our GM income before profit to charitable causes.
Our past causes
2015: Justice & Mercy International
Together we helped build a school in the Amazon Basin.
2016 – 2018: Art Feeds
Together we helped provide free therapeutic art and creative programs for children across the USA.
Our current cause
Together we supported endangered children and adolescents and helped promote awareness of diversity.
Use this Community to Build your Creativity
When you have questions about what is the best brand, how to use a new medium, are stuck on a page, need some creative accountability but your In Real Life (IRL) friends don’t get it -we are here for you.
We cheer each other on from novice to professional artist
Maybe you’re putting your first mark on a page or maybe you’re the headliner at a gallery show in Paris. No matter where you are, we are here to cheer you on as equals, as artists.
We operate on the pay it forward mantra
What you share will come back to you tenfold. When you come to the community to ask a question consider answering a few questions from others – so you take a little bit and you give back.
We are a gloriously diverse community.
We celebrate art that reflects who the artist is. The beauty of Get Messy being an online community is that we are from all parts of the world and we believe in accepting all cultures, art and experiences that reflect that.
Your vibe attracts your tribe
That saying is all over Pinterest and throw cushions everywhere, but it’s true.
Have you ever told a very long story about how beautiful and smooth your new oil pastels are only to be met by blank stares and an awkward conversation shift?
But not here.
Here, we RAVE about art supplies, understand having too many ideas, and know the pains of an artist block.
Get Messy is your type of people.
How to get the most from the community
You’re an expert of your own experience and that is just as valid as being a professional.
Community Vibe Killers
We’re here to facilitate an amazing community experience in your art journey. That being said, we’re here in order to protect this safe space. We’re fierce mama bears. If you break these guidelines or commit community vibe killers, we reserve the right to cancel your membership at anytime, without refund.
If you ever see something that doesn’t quite match our community guidelines or is killing the vibe, please reach out to us directly.
Here’s a list of vibe killers that we obviously encourage you not to do and will be reaching out if we or other members notice:
No self-promotion, such as linking to your website / shop / etc anywhere besides the self-promotion forum (where we’re super excited to celebrate with you).
We encourage people to share useful resources, but sharing of competitor information, get rich quick schemes and snake oil selling is prohibited. Duh.
In the Get Messy Zoom room, you must show who you are. You can do this through video and audio (the default). If you are unable to use your microphone or webcam, you MUST make sure that you say hi and introduce yourself in the Zoom chat within 15 minutes of arriving. If you do not do this, you will be kicked out of the hangout. This is for the safety of the entire group.
The main purpose of Get Messy is art and community. Get Messy should not be used to replace the care of a health care professional. Do not rely on the site, its members, or teachers for diagnosis or treatment. It is recommended that you visit a qualified health care professional for individual and personal attention.
Unreasonably negative tone.
This probably won’t apply to you, because you’re awesome. But we need to put this here cause our lawyer told us to.
- You may not use, share, copy, sell or create derivative works from any Get Messy content, including but not limited to, courses, media, content, tutorials, and photos. You may not claim any Get Messy content as your own.
- We retain the right to remove any comments or content we feel are inappropriate, without explanation. Get Messy is not responsible for any comments or content you upload on the Website or through the Service.
- Please use good judgement and common sense when sharing confidential information within the group. You are responsible for the information you share and the interactions you have with any other participant.
- Get Messy Art UG (haftungsbeschränkt) is not responsible for the actions, behaviors or practices of any individual, group, or company that is involved in Get Messy or mentioned by a member in the community.
- Get Messy’s logo, branding, imagery and photos are all owned by Get Messy Art UG (haftungsbeschränkt) and should not be removed, used or claimed without express written permission. All of Get Messy Art UG (haftungsbeschränkt)’s ownership in its trademarks, trade dress and copyright is strictly enforced.
We love this magical community
You guys are what Get Messy is all about.
Community and creativity are the greatest gifts we have received and are so grateful that we get to experience it all together with you. Thank you for sharing your artist journey with us. We love every single art achievement you reach and every single splatter of paint you splatter.
Kindness is the backbone of our group. We all need encouragement and support from other people. It’s our mission to provide this amazing space for awesome people just like you.
Thanks for reading through this entire page. If you have any questions, please reach out. We’re so happy to have you as part of our tribe and we look forward to watching you grow in your artistic journey.
Also, know that we love gifs.
Art and love
Caylee + the Get Messy Team