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Please get in touch with your requirements so we can put together a bespoke package just for you.
We offer tailored services specific to your event including lucky dips, party favours and much more!
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The Portrait Machine has been created by Artist/Illustrator Amy Pennington it is inspired by her love of drawing, performance and fun. Standing inside the machine Amy interacts with the audience as people queue, wait and smile – she draws their portrait. Audience members receive a receipt while Amy makes lo-fi SFX and their portrait is delivered out the side of The portrait machine (via Amy's hand). People are offered the opportunity to be drawn singularly, in couples or as a group.
On average a individual portrait (with fun banter) takes 3 to 4 minutes this works out as 15-20 portraits per hour – couple's and group portraits will take longer.
Fear not my friend! We have devised a lucky dip scheme which can be used as wedding favours ...and the best bit... it's a great talking point round the table.
The portraits will be instagramed and facebook'd by Amy when she is in The Portrait Machine she can hastag your wedding to for example #paul&rebecca2015. This can be put on The Portrait Machine so your guests can upload photo's too and see all the portraits.
We are based in London.
Our standard package is charged at £500 this includes 2 hours of machine time, set up set down, drawing cards, photographs of portraits instagram'd with your personal hashtag, vintage 'admit one' tickets, and travel included within a 8 miles radius of central London.
Yes we do please get in touch if you would like a quote for travel, the travel costs subsidise van hire, petrol, and time.
Hell yeah! We have been at festivals, halloween parties and lots of weird and wonderful places we are happy to be at weddings, birthday parties, bar mitzvah's, corporate events, and much more.
Idle time is where the machine is set up but it is not in operation. Idle time is charged at £45 an hour
Yes – for additional we charge £130 per hour. Through experience we have found that 2-3 hours is enough time for the guests to enjoy The Portrait Machine.
No but you can hire one of our assistances for £85 who will interact with your guests and take photographs of the guests and their portraits.
We can make you package as bespoke as you want it to be! Feel free to send us an email and we can talk this through with you and come up with some exciting ideas!