From Our Editors
Signature service: Social Painting Classes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: We are here to make sure you go home with a sense of accomplishment, and a beautiful painting.
Q&A with the Owner/ Instructor
Describe a time your services really changed a client's life for the better.
I have had many people walk in before the show, view the featured painting, and say, "There's no way I'm going to paint that." At the end of the session, everyone is smiling, and ecstatic about what thy accomplished in a few hours.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
I love seeing everyone's paintings evolve from simple sketches to full-blown colorful landscapes/still-lifes. I love seeing the clients become friends in such a short time, and their interaction with one another throughout the course of the class.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
If a client is struggling with a section of the painting, I will assist them in color mixing and applying paint to their own canvas. Before each class, I have everyone hold up their glasses and "cheers" the person(s) to each side of them. It's all about making everyone comfortable and bringing out their inner artist.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Along with instruction, I play background music when they are really getting into painting. It allows them to be a bit more social during this time to talk among themselves. Depending on the song playing, I like to encourage sing-a-longs to get them "amped up" and a bit more relaxed. I also encourage clients to sit back, relax, and order food/beverages from the venue, since the class lasts about 2.5 to 3 hours.