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Painting Music with Our Hands

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Painting Music with Our Hands

...At first I hesitated getting my hands really into the paint, but then relaxed and went with it. Within a minute I started feeling nothing less than ecstatic. It felt like painting music!

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New Craft Parties and Creative Workshops in September

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New Craft Parties and Creative Workshops in September

We're expanding our offerings for September to introduce some inventive and wild new events! We'll still host classic BYOB painting parties of course, plus regular open studio hours.* In addition, we're starting: - a series of Creative Workshops, at noon and 7pm Wednesdays. These include "seeing like an artist", drawing cartoon faces, soul mapping, and basic shading. - a series of Throwback Thursday BYOB craft parties (for adults) that will feature Shrinky Dinks, fingerpainting, pasta art and wood clocks paired with fabulous playlists of disco, old school punk, The Beatles and '80s pop. AND, we have Art Games for adults:...

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Introducing the Painting Challenge: a fun-as-hell Art Game for adults!

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Introducing the Painting Challenge: a fun-as-hell Art Game for adults!

Painting Challenge is a fun-as-hell Art Game for adults! 1) Pick a subject out of a box. 2) Close your eyes and choose 3 random colors. 3) Paint that thing! Anyone who completes the challenge gets a free beer at BeerCo, a few doors down (restrictions apply). All materials and supplies are provided, including acrylic paint and 12"x12" canvas. Bring your own wine, beer, or cocktails. You can also bring something to munch on if you like, and we provide light snacks. $20 Coming up: During ArtWalk (Sat. July 29) Sept. 9, 2017 Examples: The Challenge: "a campfire." Colors: black,...

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Take Home a Painting

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Take Home a Painting

In keeping with our motto "Art is for Everybody," we have a wall in the studio where we offer paintings for sale or free. You can pay whatever you like (a lot, little, or nothing), put it in the locked box, and take a painting home to enjoy. Payments are anonymous -- we empty the box only periodically and will never know how much was paid for a specific painting. That wall is getting crowded, so we're moving paintings outside for the community to enjoy, even if they don't enter our studio. If anyone likes it, they are free to...

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Art is for Everybody! The thinking behind our “pay what you choose” events.

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Art is for Everybody! The thinking behind our “pay what you choose” events.

The thing we love about the exploding popularity of “painting parties” is that people are taking art over. Everyone can be an artist now. And why not?? Art is a universal human activity and need. Art belongs to all of us! Art shouldn’t be the exclusive property of fancy galleries and the few who can afford high prices. You don’t have to be a rare and special genius to make it. Those are lies told by those who want to keep it expensive and get rich off it. It’s scummy marketing for investors chasing maximum profits. So why do we...

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