I organize painting, modern calligraphy and brush lettering, hand embroidery, jewelry making, and other crafting classes and paint and sip events all over the city. You can check the calendar of events at my Meetup group Creative Juice for all upcoming classes and workshops. I also teach at CraftJAM, Michaels Art Stores, and different venues all around New York City, including parks and other outdoor spaces when the weather is nice. Whether at a place where drinks are sold or at space where BYOB is welcome, students enjoy unwinding and socializing while expressing themselves through art, hand lettering, and other crafts and creating their very own masterpieces.
Classes include all the necessary art supplies, be that watercolor paper, pre-sketched canvas or other surfaces, unlimited painting, hand lettering, and crafting materials (brushes, watercolors, acrylic paints, palettes, dip pens and other calligraphy supplies, and miscellaneous tools), painter's smock, table easels (when required), and a take-home bag to protect the artwork. All students need to bring are an adventurous and curious spirit to have fun and relax while creating art, socializing, and making new friends.
Be sure to check the CraftJAM calendar of events for all the fun classes I teach there such as Watercolor Florals, Embroidery Wall Art, Embroidery Patches, Paint and Pot Succulents, Watercolor Brush Lettering, Modern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering, Pompom and Tassel Jewelry, and more! Use code JamMasterJSx11 for 15% off your first class.
I teach acrylic and watercolor painting techniques at Michaels Art Store in Chelsea. Painting kits for both mediums can be purchased at the store and include plenty of paint, brushes, a palette, and substrates that can be re-used for future classes or independent projects but feel free to bring your own supplies if you have it. Register at www.michaels.com/classes and choose the Chelsea location at 675 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10010. Alternatively, you can register for the class directly at the store. Just come a little before 6PM and pay at the register before class starts. Classes are held on Thursdays from 6 to 8PM. Check the class schedule for dates and which medium will be used, as well as a sample of the projects we'll be painting.
If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. (Van Gogh)
Classes are perfect for all levels - beginners through advanced are all welcome. Students learn the basics of painting such as preparing a surface, mixing colors, blending, shading and highlighting, and a host of easy techniques, all the while enjoying a fun and relaxing experience. The results are amazing and students leave with a painting project they're proud to display or give away as gifts.
I'm also available for private events, fundraisers, birthday parties, girl's night out, team building, date night, bachelorette parties, mommy and me classes, and private lessons. Simply choose a venue and I will come to you with everything necessary. You provide the willingness to express yourself artistically and I'll provide everything you need to do so! #artforjoysake