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Easter Egg Painting Workshop

Spring is here, and it's time to announce my first workshop of 2017! I've been looking forward to painting more eggs since last Easter when I hosted an in-studio "practice" workshop with some close friends and family. It was so much fun and hope you can join me for this year's workshop at the always adorable shop in Morton So Chic Boutique.

Click the button below for more info about the class and to register!

Pumpkin Painting Workshop Wrap-Up

Well, my pumpkin painting classes are officially over for the year! It was surprising to me how much I actually loved hosting these workshops. I've never really considered myself much of a teacher, but I've learned that most of the challenge of putting a painting workshop together is just in making sure you provide the right environment and materials. It's much less about me and much more about people having fun with paint and brushes and friends.

During the Morton classes at So Chic Boutique, people brought wine and drinks and shopped the store while waiting for their pumpkins to dry. I love the atmosphere of the little conference room Sara has designed. She really knows how to throw a party!

Everyone's pumpkins were all so unique and creative! I loved seeing what people came up with...especially in love with the black and white spider web designs.

Fae, the owner of the bakery in Lincoln, got up early to make us all homemade cinnamon rolls and fresh coffee to enjoy while we painted for this morning class. It was heavenly! I so appreciate generous business owners who are willing to partner with me to put on great events like these!

We're already planning more classes for next year including a mother/daughter cupcake-themed Valentine's Day class in January (trust me, it'll be adorable) and a few Easter egg events in February. I'm of course expecting a baby in March, so I'm trying to get the classes in before I take a few months off for a maternity leave.

Thank you to all of my lovely students for signing up for my Fall classes! It was an absolute blast- I can't wait to do more!

Registration is open for the Christmas ornament painting classes, so sign up early to reserve your seats. You won't want to miss these!

Hosting Your Own Painting Party

I've been thinking an awful lot about how much fun it would be to host painting workshops in people's homes. I'm looking forward to my first attempt at it here in the next few months. A friend of mine asked if I'd be willing to host a Christmas ornament painting party for a holiday work party in her boss' home this Christmas. I'll admit I was a little intimidated at first but am eager to try my hand at painting party hosting!

I thought I'd extend the offer to you as well, in case you're looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season with your friends, family, and/or co-workers this year that's a bit different from the holiday party you hosted or attended last year.

Here are the details for hosting a painting party:

  • Your home or space must accomodate a party of 18 or more painters, which just means we'll need plenty of table space, seating, bathrooms, and running water for cleaning brushes.
  • Cost per person is $25. Age limit is 12 and up.
  • There is no fee for hosting a painting party, but you must live within a 50 mile radius of Minier, IL. I charge $.50 a mile for travel expenses.
  • All supplies will be provided by me. (That includes brushes, palettes, paints, drop clothes, table clothes, etc.) Each attendee will be able to finish painting and take home their artwork at the end of the night. 
  • I am not responsible for spills or paint stains, although I will do my very best to insure that each student is respectful of the space provided and try to prevent any accidents from happening.
  • I'll arrive 30-45 minutes early to set up for the class and stay long enough afterwards to clean up completely. Each class will be take approximately 2 hours from start to finish. 
  • Class times and dates can be discussed via email by filling out the form below. Please keep in mind that my schedule is very busy during the holiday season, so book your party today!

Book your party today by filling out the form below.

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