Piñata ? Art ?

Piñatart. Our outrageous, character driven piñatas are uncanny to their inspired humans and are made from recycled phone pages that once reincarnated can be hung in your fabulous flat or Frank Lloyd Wright inspired home. Cleverly hung in a cozy nook or dangled as a classic soon-to-be smashed candy filled wonder. Brilliant!

Whether it is for a party, a gift or something to admire from a far, our piñatas are 100% candy holding friendly and a papier-mâché “smash” at your next shindig. Our piñatas are Frankenstein-d with paint, glue, glitter, pop culture and a lot of sugar-filled love.

We exclusively create caricatures of famous folks, your favourite fictional characters and even someone you know! Your loving pet, too!!!! If a personalized piñata is your calling, email us and we’ll get you started.”How can I possibly smash my beloved personal piñata ?”, you ask. That’s the beauty of commissioning us to create your piñata. Think of it as a piece of art to love and cherish.

The artistic genius behind this mad-science is the one and only Kat Munro. Kat is a Vancouver Film School alum and has spent over 10 years perfecting her artistic craft through various mediums. Previously, she was one of the coveted drawing artists working for Walt Disney Canada, working on favourite childhood films such as sequels to Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Peter Pan.

A seasoned animation expert, she currently teaches classes within the “Classical Animation” program for the Vancouver Film School. Kat also loves to teach young children the importance of using art as inspiration in their lives and most often finds that the children are the teachers and Kat is the student. Kat’s artwork style and piñata inspirations draws from collage, assemblage, painting and animation drawing.

Kat’s inspirations: Tim Burton, Brian Rutenberg, Marie Louise Gay, Marjorie Priceman, Matthias Malzieu, Nicoletta Ceccoli

These magical papier-mâché works of art are one-of-a-kind and created with a lot of TLC and a lot of time. If you’re thinking about having one created, email us with your anticipated delivery date. Creation begins with your idea. Kat works from that thought which becomes an image on paper. Actual building and drying time takes 6 days as each layer needs a day to dry. Once that is complete Kat gets to work on bringing your exquisite pinata to life. Total: 7 to 8 days. Total: average 18 hours

Prices range from $100 on up depending on size and complexity. Most of our customers have ordered their pinatas to be used as props, photo ops & keepsakes to honour their special occasions. 

Curious to know more, but not quite ready to commit? Email us, and we would be happy to ease your worries and put your piñata fears to rest. We would also be happy to provide you with additional portfolio photos of other piñatas upon request.

email: itsapinata@gmail.com

IG @itsapinata