Painting classes are sweeping the nation, but those who have yet to participate may be a bit confused or uncertain of what to expect. At The Paint Place, we take pride in offering a relaxed, comfortable environment where people of all ages and skill levels can gather to have some low-stress fun. Paint Your Pet is a particularly fun choice for newcomers and regular visitors alike.
What Is Paint Your Pet?
Paint Your Pet is a monthly activity that allows you to, as the name suggests, paint a portrait of your dog, cat, or other animal companion. It is a great way to honor your pet, and you can frame the result and hang it on your wall. The class is designed to foster new friendships and bonding experiences, and many people develop lasting ties with fellow pet lovers.
Do I Need Painting Experience?
Absolutely no painting experience is required. Our expert artists have the skills and experience to lead you through creating your masterpiece. The focus is on fun and camaraderie, not perfection. We will take care of the details as you sit back, relax, and enjoy your class.
Is This Event Suitable for Children?
Paint Your Pet is a family-friendly event suitable for all ages. As the mix of age ranges is typically diverse, we just ask that kids be mature enough to sit and work on their painting or engage in reasonably quiet conversation. If your kids are very young or boisterous, they might feel more comfortable in one of our designated children’s or parent-child painting classes.
What Do I Need to Provide?
The Paint Place provides almost everything you need. We will supply an apron, a 16 x 20 canvas, an easel, and all of your brushes and supplies. We ask that you wear old clothes that you do not mind getting paint on. In addition, we will need a digital photograph of your pet in advance, so that we can prepare your custom canvas.
To successfully turn your photo into an accurate portrait, it is important that the photograph be clear and of high quality. The lighting should be crisp, with minimal shadows and no washout from over-lighting. Take a close-up, with your pet centered in the shot. Make sure the photo is not blurry. For best results, take a high resolution digital photograph of at least 500 x 500 pixels. More pixels are definitely better in this case!
While our Paint Your Pet class is designed as an open group experience, we can also customize it for your private event. Whether everyone in your group wants to paint the same animal, or each person wants to paint an individual beloved pet, we can make it happen. From kids’ birthday parties to girls’ nights out to corporate team building events, we are happy to host your special occasion in our studio. If you prefer, we can even send an artist to you!
Call us to learn how we can develop a special event that you and your group will never forget. Please note that a minimum number of participants will apply for any custom event, and that number may vary depending on the day and time that you select. We will go over the specifics with you before you commit.
The Paint Place Experience
The Paint Place is dedicated to providing a relaxed, low-stress environment where anyone from any background can connect with their inner artist. We are a kid friendly studio with plenty of options for families and groups of all ages. We offer a dedicated team of professional artists with excellent teaching skills who will put you at ease and help you to shine, even if you have never picked up a paint brush.
With a dedicated and caring staff of professional artists The Paint Place is dedicated to bringing a love for art to those who never pictured themselves as artists. We strive to create a noncompetitive and relaxed atmosphere that focuses on self-expression and building relationships. We invite you to give us a call today at (212) 799-0112 for more information or to book a seat in an upcoming class.