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who we are

we are here to inspire


Messy Art Lab is an award-winning process-oriented children's art studio that puts creative exploration and sensory engagement first.


We offer a variety of materials and

open-ended opportunities that inspire imagination and self-expression while promoting cognitive, social, and motor skills development.


Our goal is to ensure an engaging, enjoyable, and memorable art experience for every child!

about the founder

Yoissy Thomas

founder & educator

Yoissy is an artist and educator with expertise in Process Art and Reggio Emilia approach.

As a mother of two children, she strongly believes in cultivating creativity and embracing the joyful chaos that comes with it. Currently based in San Francisco with her family, she is a passionate advocate for making art education accessible for every child. Her favorite color is rainbow, and she could live off bitter chocolate ice cream, pasta, and Triple Mushroom Arizmendi Pizza.


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