In-person Paint Class
In-person Paint Class
With the pandemic getting smaller in the rearview, I’d love to take the opportunity to shift my virtual class to in-person! Here’s what you can expect:
- The fundamentals of painting / techniques in a fun & positive environment.
- The importance of mental health & healing through the arts.
- The spiritual significance / history of the Woodland Art form in Indigenous communities.
- Last but not least, artistic confidence!
P.S: You don’t need prior painting experience. I got you! :)
- Ideal class size of approximately 20-30 participants
- Approximately 3 hours (some will finish before)
- Facilitation fee: $2,500.00 + HST (lower rates available for elementary and high school workshops — contact me for details).
I’ll bring the majority of supplies, which I have listed below, and next to it is a short list of things I’ll need from you. I’ll arrive 30 minutes before the class starts to help set-up tables / chairs and get everyone's supplies ready.
The session will start off with a meet & greet while folks arrive. They’ll be encouraged to pick three colours and black and white from the paint table. Once guests are present the host will welcome everyone to the space, introduce me, and then I’ll take the reins from there. I’ll chat for a bit about my artistic / entrepreneurial journey so folks have a little more context about me.
Then we’ll get right into painting! Our backgrounds of the canvasses will be started first. They need about 10-20 minutes to dry. (This is where snacks come in handy! Local delicacies encouraged!)
Once those are dry we’re going to use carbon paper to transfer an eagle feather design that I’m supplying, to the canvas. The transfer happens when we trace over the design with pencil. I find that this method “takes the edge off” for folks that are intimidated by free-handing designs.
From there we’ll take the transfer paper off, and we can begin to paint the design, adding colour as we go. This is where the painting “zen” typically happens where folks can get really focussed, quiet, lose track of time and really enjoy the process. This can also be a time where great / meaningful conversations can happen too, depending on the crowd.
Some people will finish up probably before the 3 hours is up, but are totally welcome to hang, mingle and stick around for the group shot! (picture)
I'll bring the following with me for all participants:
- Carbon paper
- Canvasses / 9”x12”
- Assorted colours of acrylic paints
- Large & small paint brushes
- Table covers |Trays
- Masking tape |Pencils |Water cups |Paper towels
The following supplies or amenities are required for a successful paint class:
- Access to water source + water jug(s)
- Tables / chairs for all guests (a “U” shape generally works best)
- 1 table for merch
- 1 table for paint & supplies
- 1 snack table (does your town have a local delicacy?! Cause I want to try it!)