As a mobile studio, we offer public classes at local businesses and these are promoted on our social media pages. Private parties can be arranged by contacting us with the date, time, selected artwork, and number of people that will be attending. We can come to you or we can offer location suggestions. A minimum of 10 painters are required for a two hour class and 12 for a one hour class. You can also email Stefanie@ArtfullyYoursStudio.com or call 1.859.661.0757 to discuss available dates and times
We provide all the tools you need to create your painting, including the canvas, paints, easel, brushes and an apron. And most importantly, we also provide a professional artist to explain and demonstrate each step. The artist stands in the front of the room and leads the class through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to create your painting. Everyone, including the artist, starts with a blank canvas. The artist explains and demonstrates each step, frequently checking with guests to make sure they don't need any assistance. A finished 'master' of what the class is painting is featured at the front of the room for easy reference throughout the class. You take your artwork home with you immediately following the class.
Everyone paints the same image, but each painting will be unique - you make it Artfully Yours. You can follow the instructions exactly or branch out on your own and try something different. Even if you go a direction you're not happy with, just let our artist know and they can help you explore your options. If you're interested in creating different paintings, check out our DIY On-the-Go packs or contact us about a more DIY style private party.
The length of time needed to create a painting will vary from one to three hours, depending on the selected painting. Some painters will finish more quickly and some will need a little extra time.
The major components of the painting can be transferred onto the canvas using graphite paper, which can be a helpful guideline as you paint. (It's especially helpful with tricky images or letters.) They are completely optional and not all of our paintings have them.
All ages and abilities are welcome to our classes. Our youngest painter has been 2 and our oldest 102.
There's no magic age when children are ready, so we leave it up to the parent/guardian. If this is the first time your child is taking a class, we do suggest starting with a one hour class. Our instructors are excellent with children of all ages, but we do ask that children younger than eight be accompanied by an assistant that is at least 13. "Assistants" do not pay for a session if they are just helping a younger child. However, if they paint their own canvas they will need to pay for the session.