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- $18 for Painting Under the Stars-BYOB Wine and Canvas Painting Classes 2.5 Hours for One
- $35 for Painting Under the Stars-BYOB Wine and Canvas Painting Classes 2.5 Hours for Two
A Chat with Inspire San Diego Studio
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We offer project based art classes that are family friendly and great for ages 7 - adults. Learn mixed media, calligraphy, painting, and sketching. All materials are provided so all you have to do is to show up and have a great time. Our classes are small for the best possible experience
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide all materials including paints, aprons, brushes, and pencils if needed. Canvas size is standard at 11x14 with an option to upgrade to 16x20 for only $5 more for those who are more adventurous artists.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to create a positive space for people to come together with their loved ones and express themselves through art. We want to make it as easy as possible so we provide all the supplies, professional artists to instruct and keep the classes small so people get one-on-one attention
What do you love most about your job?
I love people trusting us enough to take them on a journey and then seeing how happy they are at the end. I love seeing how proud they are of themselves for making something special.
Inspire San Diego Studio
Signature service: Social art-making workshops
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind. It's all about process—not product. We are all artists in our own way.
Q&A with Jessica Kost, Owner
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
The thing I love the most about my job is watching art works come to life by people who initially thought they couldn't make anything. It's a magical experience and fills me up with such pride for each person who comes to a workshop. I hope they leave with a sense of accomplishment and a higher self-worth.
When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?
I developed a passion for social art-making in college. I would stay up all night with my friends, making art and drinking wine. It didn't matter what we were making—it was all about being creative together. Once I was out of college, and immersed in my career, I kept looking at the art I had made and longing for a spark that would inspire me to take it back up again. After a while, I was sick of feeling guilty for having blank canvases stuck in the corner and decided to find new people I could make art, with the hope that I could rekindle my passion for art. I did, and it worked. I was finally making art again and feeling that wonderful closeness with others in my creative circle. I decided to turn this into a business to spark that same feeling in others on a larger scale.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We encourage people to be playful, add their own ideas, and create their own masterpieces. Making art is an activity similar to bike-riding or bowling. We're not expecting people to make gallery show pieces. We only ask that they try something new.