You don’t need any art experience.
In 2 to 3 hours you will create your own painting or project
while following along with the instructor!
Canvas (wood or bisque ceramic) & paint supplies are provided.
You just provide the tables, plastic tablecloths and chairs
as well as any refreshments you'd like to serve.
WHY HOLD A PARTY?
These parties are NOT a class, although you will learn some things about painting. They are social events where you CREATE your own work of art, CONNECT with people you love to be around, and relax while having a great time...in your own home or location you arrange.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Wear comfortable clothing that you wouldn’t mind getting paint on. Some people really get into their art! (a plastic apron is provided for each guest)
WHEN DO I ARRIVE?
At least 20-30 minutes prior to the scheduled time so you can use the restroom, get your refreshments, find a seat, and be ready to start on time.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTEND?
There is a minimum of eight painters for an in-home party.
There is a minimum of 20 painters and a maximum of 100 for a fundraiser.
HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY?
Payments for paint events such as Coffee & Canvas or Paint & Sip in-home parties, (or either of these at a venue rather than a home) are collected by the organizer with payment made out to the hostess/event organizer, who will then make payment to Canvas-connections at the completion of the party. The cost for each person ranges from $20 - $30, with most being $25, dependent on canvas size and number of painters in attendance. Contact us about pricing for your individual event. Your painters may register online by credit/debit card through the website if you choose this option, upon request, (with a $2.50 credit card fee per transaction).
Pricing on Kid's Parties vary according to the choice/difficulty of painting, size of canvas, number of children, location, and length of the party. Just "Contact Us" through our website for pricing info. We also offer add-ons like plastic paint trays, take-home bags, and more if you'd like to purchase those type items.
Paint With a Purpose. This is a great way to raise money for your favorite charity/cause. Contact me for all the specific details, as every fundraising event is different. Registration and payments for fundraisers are done online through the canvas-connections.com website, or a combination of online and ticket sales, only. This allows for an accurate count/number of people attending, in advance.
*At previous parties that have been held, fundraiser pricing has ranged from $30 to $59 per person, depending on the audience and the goal amount of money they were trying to achieve, but pricing is up to YOU!
Something you don't get elsewhere...we'll design tickets and/or a custom flyer for you to promote your event, FREE of charge, if you book a Paint With Purpose Party with us. (we'll email you the pdf files and you print them) We want your fundraising event to be a success!
WHEN AND HOW DO I SCHEDULE A PARTY or FUNDRAISER?
Since we’re not a “big-time" national painting party chain, and this is my dream-hobby, there is limited availability on dates that can be scheduled. You can submit a painting party request by using the contact form on this site. It is best to book a minimum of four weeks before your event to allow time for adequate promotion and for guests to register. Requests are accepted first come, first serve.
We also create a facebook event/group (either private or public) to help you invite guests and keep them up-to-date on what's happening with your event/party!
*We'll do our best to get back to you within 24 hours!
HOW DO I PROMOTE MY PARTY?
Personal invitation is always best, a phone call or note/card in the mail. Facebook is a GREAT way to let people know you're having a party. Ask your friends and attendees to "share it" and comment about it on their fb pages to help spread the word to hundreds of others. Contact your local newspaper to do a free press release (way in advance) or contact the paper to do an article about your fundraiser or event. People love to read about helping causes. Sometimes, a local news channel will feature you and your fundraising event.
WHERE CAN I HOLD MY PARTY or FUNDRAISER?
If your home is large enough, you can hold it there. Otherwise, you could contact a winery, VFW or American Legion, a local church, restaurant or bar. Many places will allow you to use their place free of charge as long as you purchase "their" food & drink to draw people in to their business. It's a win-win. We also have vendors in various locations that work with us providing space, as well - as long as you purchase food/beverage from them while you're there. Contact us for more info regarding our vendors.
HOW MANY INSTRUCTORS WILL BE AT MY PARTY?
For an in-home party, typically one. Sometimes two. For a larger venue, one instructor, but there may also be one or two "helpers" that area available to give additional pointers if needed. They also re-fill paint during the party and assist with set-up and clean-up.
DO I GET TO TAKE ANYTHING HOME?
Yes, you get to take your masterpiece home!
No, unfortunately, you don't get to keep the brushes or easels provided for use during the party. We need those for the next painting event! If you love your paintbrushes...we do sell them...just ask.
ARE THERE ANY HIDDEN CHARGES?
We're not hiding it, but a travel fee may apply for locations over 15 miles from Morton, IL.