You may have seen or heard the usual promise to “drink, have fun, and create your masterpiece” in a two-hour paint and sip class. Nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to creating a masterpiece in your art lessons. [Read more…] about Can you create a masterpiece painting in less than 2 hours?
Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.Mary Lou Cook.
HAPPINESS COMES FROM WITHIN
This may sound obvious, but your ability to enjoy your painting session depends on you. We see this all the time. Two friends join a casual painting session, sit next to each other, use the same paint and often drink the same wine. Yet, they may have totally different experiences. In short, if you enter a painting workshop happy, you are more likely to enjoy your time, have fun, create a painting you like and leave with a great painting and a smile. The opposite is also true. Those who are passively waiting to be entertained usually don’t do so good. [Read more…] about How to enjoy your painting class
When was the last time your kids were screaming, the dinner was burning, your phone wouldn’t stop ringing and at that very moment, you had an epiphany that would change your life? When is the last time you had a quiet moment while lying in bed or taking a hot bath or on a hike by yourself with nothing but clean air? It’s during this time that you were likely able to foster those creative ideas and life-changing epiphanies. [Read more…] about Creativity, Stress, and Distraction
Short Answer: Stay Away from McPainting Classes
Depending on the city you live in, you might have many studios to choose from. Of course, they will all claim to be the best, most comprehensive, the most amazing this or that. Wherever you go, you want to have a relaxed and fun learning experience, even if it’s just a weekend workshop. Below I have put together a simple checklist to make it easier for you to choose a studio that’s right for you. [Read more…] about How To Choose The Right Art Studio
This is a frequently asked question I get at every workshop from absolute beginners. I give everyone the freedom to choose what they want to paint. At first, not everyone likes the idea, since most of those who have been to other painting workshops were all forced to paint the same thing. Some actually have told me that this freedom is giving them anxiety. I understand that. I also know that after a very short time (about 10 minutes) they change their minds and fall in love with this way of painting. The question still remains the same: what should I paint? Here are some factors to consider before choosing your first painting. [Read more…] about First Time Painting Ideas