Here's a Question I received this week:
Q: "We are doing a "Paint 'n Sip" in our church basement as an appreciation event. I am not planning to make this into a business because I already have a day job.
Do you have any tips?"
A: Why yes, yes I do:
- Have a sample painting prepared and know how to break it down into easy steps. Keep the sample visible throughout the class. I keep mine up on an easel.
- Practice ahead of time as if you were teaching it. Note how long it takes you to paint and add lots of extra time as your students will move more slowly as a group.
- Have enough canvas or painting surfaces and paint for each person. Bring extra-always have more of everything than you think you will need.
- Use paper plates for palettes and plastic cups for water and paper towels are a must.
- Use paint brushes appropriate for the painting you're doing and have enough for each person.
- You may need a hair dryer or two set up to dry the painting in between stages. I typically use these in my classes to keep things moving along.
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