Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Let's Paint Painting Party

Many of you know that I have been teaching online for the past year. I have also taught through an  arts organization many years ago. Recently I taught at a local after school program and workshop at our local school. I came across a business in the city that was teaching private parties at peoples homes, so I began thinking why not give this concept a try. I decided in the fall to have over a few friends, so I began collecting easels, paints, aprons and brushes. I had hoped to do this earlier, but the kiddos and other family activities have delayed my plans.  


We first sketched our still life onto the canvas. Tricia had not drawn in years.



Georgette and Felicia began applying their paint to the canvas.



 Theresa and Diane sketching out their still life.



Their finished work of art all complete.




We all enjoyed eating, talking and creating together!



I already had a finished painting to show them what we would be painting.

16 comments:

Becky K. said...

Very nice. Mine would not have turned out as well as theirs....I admire artists. My brother is a phenomenal artist in many genres....so I am familiar with the process just lack the talent to make it happen myself. Great job! Looks like a fun day.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great idea! What fun to get together with the girls and do something together! Whenever I get together with my girlfriends all we do is eat and shop!

Niki Jackson said...

That looks like great fun Mechelle. Many blessings for your classes. Niki x

ZudaGay said...

This looks like such fun!!! I wanna come and paint with you!

Sharon Fisher-England said...

What a great idea! Wish I could join in :)

Luella Newkirk said...

What a great idea! They all did great - you are obviously an excellent teacher.

My beadweaving began with a friend doing that for me and it has become a fun passion! I'm so thankful for her patience.

Linda Pruitt said...

Nice class! Looks like fun!

Angels and Everlastings said...

What a great idea -- recently I came across a business that hosts painting parties and does fundraisers too.

JulieandMax said...

Great work! And you made it look like great fun as well :)

luvncrafts said...

How fun!! Looks like everyone did a great job!
Christie (luvncrafts on Etsy)

bananaorangeapple said...

That sure looks like fun! I had a class like that at school the other day (the art teacher was away sick). But I had 24 teenage students! And their still life included a ladder. And it was three o'clock on a Friday afternoon! I don't know how those art teachers manage!

Aloquin said...

Wow, Mechelle! That's so great! Did they work from your finished painting, or an actual still life, or photos? I ask because everyone has the same perspective... seems as if it was a lot of fun! If I lived close, I'd definitely go to a class of yours :)

MYSAVIOR said...

How cool! You are a great teacher.

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Sue

Lorrie Esposito said...

What a wonderful idea Mechelle. Looks like everyone not only enjoyed themselves but had a finished product to take home :-)

Kathleen said...

What a fun idea! The paintings all turned out great and it looks like you all had a lot of fun.

Julia Badgley said...

Wow, mechelle! Could you get non-artistic me o paint like that?!