LET'S MAKE A MESS!
Create, Explore, Share
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On this site you'll find information about upcoming classes and events, as well as details about how to book or host a painting party. I have something for everyone, from children to adults, from individuals, to families, to businesses! In addition, I will typically blog once weekly and give tips and tricks about activities you can do with your kids, where my inspiration comes from, and more! Take a look and contact me with any questions or requests.
WHAT I DO
Perfect for Children
These classes generally run for 4-5 weeks. My classes are usually broken up into three different age-ranges: 4-5yr olds, 6-8yr olds, and 9-12yr olds. Class descriptions are detailed in the "classes and events" section.
Perfect for Adults
My special events include: seasonal workshops, parent/child painting events, adult-only painting events, and other 1-2 day classes. See "classes and events" for more details.
Perfect for Parents
Looking for something different to do for your child's birthday or your sister's bridal shower? How about a church get-together? Book a private event! You provide the space, I provide the supplies and instruction. Alternatively, I can host the party in my studio. Perfect for groups of 5-20 of any age.
Something for Everyone
I offer classes in a number of different mediums, for all ages. Aside from my classes and Paint Nights, I do private party events, such as birthday parties or family get-togethers.
See something you like, but can't make it to a class? Ask me about private lessons!
TIPS FOR PARENTS
How to "art" with Kids
There are things you can do to encourage creativity in your children even if you are not artistic yourself. Creativity is all about imagination, exploration, and expression. Here are a couple tips for parents, and more can be found in the "Blog" section.
Give your child some simple art supplies and encourage them to express their feelings through art. This is particularly therapeutic when children can get their hands messy, with finger paints or clay for example. Talk to your children about what they are creating and try to appreciate their art without guiding them too much.
KEEP IT CHEAP
You don't have to break the bank to do art. There are many things you and your children can do together with supplies you probably have or can get from the dollar store. See my "Blog" for ideas on cheap and easy crafts and projects to do.
Be careful when correcting your children while they explore their artistic capabilities. You can offer guidance without making them feel like they are doing something wrong. In addition, don't be too hard on yourself, especially around your children. We are all continuously learning and growing.