Picture this: a blank canvas, jerry cans of glossy bright paint and you, recklessly splashing streaks of vivid colour, and having an absolute blast doing it. If pictures could speak a 1000 words, this one speaks of chaotic fun. You too can paint the town red, blue, green and black at Expression Room in Medaf Studio, a creative art space in Uptown Mirdiff Mall. The Expression Room is a splatter room, a popular concept that’s been taking the world by storm and offering stressed-out adults a childlike escape to let loose and break rules.
Remember when your art teacher in school would insist you colour inside the lines? Ditching that instruction is the only rule you need to follow once you enter the Expression Room. The space is a literal riot of colour where paint is dripping off the walls, smeared on floors and even the ceiling. Imagine if a rainbow exploded inside a room and kept exploding, caking surfaces in layer after layer of colour…
The room is your drawing board: from flinging paint-filled balloons haphazardly in rage, or channelling your inner Jackson Pollock and delicately splattering patterns or blotting swirls onto a canvas with a paintbrush. It’s a third chaotic option that has our eyes light up: you can enthusiastically let swinging tubes of liquid paint rain drizzle you in colour!
The venue provides overalls, protective goggles, and gloves and masks so your collision with colour doesn’t rake up an expensive dry-cleaning bill. All of the paint and the art equipment are included in the price of the experience too, which is determined by the size of the canvas you choose.
Once you’re done with the trippy painting experience that lasts 90 minutes, you can blowdry the artwork and take it home. It’ll take you about 30 minutes to dry the water-based colours, but the end result is an abstract objet d’art that will be a constant cheerful reminder of the lighter, brighter side of life.
A total of 8 to 6 people can wreak creative havoc in the Expression Room at a time, which makes it a great team-building activity, an offbeat birthday celebration or even just a solo attempt at destressing and venting your feelings through colours.