We had a wonderful Sunday afternoon of paint parties today. We celebrated a 66th birthday and had a baby shower back-to-back. We were so busy, today’s painting a day #4 is a little late to post – but here it is. This seahorse was inspired by the under-the-sea theme of today’s birthday and uses a tissue paper textured canvas and some sponge painting with a little shimmer of metallic gold at the end.
It’s so much fun for us to help you celebrate special occasions with a paint party and we heard more than once today how painting together not only is a memorable way to celebrate, but there’s always the painting as a keepsake to remember special times with friends and family.
Call us at 251-343-2423 to schedule your own special paint party with us.
Tonight (10/3) is Date Night Adult Open Studio – $20 per person to paint. And with this fall weather we’re having – it’s feeling like football season so we’re getting in the team spirit with our Painting a Day #3. This one is for a good friend who is a die-hard Alabama fan.
Among our staff artists we have Alabama, Auburn and LSU fans – so we can help you paint no matter what your team.
So after today’s afternoon games, there’s time to come in tonight and paint something to show your team spirit (or whatever you choose). Call us at 251-343-2423 to save your seats.
The weather turned to Autumn quickly in the last couple of days so here’s a fall-inspired floral for our ARTober Paint a Day #2. This includes a little bit of heavy body acrylic on the petals – the background was a mix of paints that were left over from another painting – lots of oranges, yellow and browns mixed together.
We’re always saying in the studio “Acrylic is very forgiving – if we do something we don’t like – we can always paint over it.” Even the kids have picked up on that saying! This painting is an example of that – I painted the stems at another angle and it just wasn’t working for me so I went back over them with the background colors and did them again until I got them in a position I liked.
This is part of the painting process and why we like using acrylics at Paint Party Studios. It allows us to get a do-over if our painting starts to go in a direction we don’t like!
We are always looking for new painting ideas at Paint Party Studios and we usually have at least 20 new gallery images each month – but for ARTober we are going to focus our efforts and try to post a painting a day to our blog.
Some of these will be introduced into our Open Studio gallery while others are us trying some experimental techniques for upcoming classes at our Midtown and Daphne studios later this month. We’ll be using materials not available in Open Studio sessions as we experiment with new textures and painting mediums.
Today’s painting is an experimental technique which starts with a base of tissue over the canvas and incorporates heavy body paints for the flower and metallic paints to give the background some shimmer. For more information about upcoming classes like us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.
We’re getting into the Halloween Spirit with some new spooky gallery images and great ARTober specials including a $25 Turkey Door Hanger Night this Friday 10/2; a $10 wood pumpkin picture frame, football picture frame and wood helmet ornament painting event for kids on Friday 10/23; all-day Halloween special pricing; and a 20% off Open Studio newsletter coupon.
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We’ve updated our gallery to show some of the new paintings that have been painted in the studio during the month of September. Click on the Gallery link on our website to browse all the new images. We’re always adding new designs – we just uploaded 25 more just this month.
Pick a painting from our new gallery images, pick an old favorite from the gallery or bring in your own image and we will work with you to paint it in Open Studio on Friday nights from 5:30-10:30pm and Saturdays noon-10:30pm. Or get 6+ friends together and book a Private Paint Party any day of the week!
Call 251-343-2423 for reservations at our Midtown Mobile location or our Old Town Daphne studio.
Come uncork your inner artist today at Paint Party Studios in Midtown. We’re open from Noon-10:30pm on Saturdays.
Today is a family day for Open Studio – Kids (ages 6+) and Adults welcome. If you’ve never been to Open Studio – here are some pictures from last Saturday – lots of fun with BYOB Date Night Open Studio. Beginners welcome – we sketch your canvas for you and get you started with the paints and you have fun creating your own unique masterpiece. Check out our gallery to pick what you want to paint or choose when you arrive.
Come early for our Saturday Noon-3pm special of $20 any size canvas – walk-ins welcome. After 3pm it’s $25 for 11×14″ canvas and $30 for 16×20″ canvas. Student/Teacher/Military get 10% discount on our after 3pm pricing. Call 251-343-2423 for reservations or walk-ins welcome.
Last week in our After School Mixed Media Art Class at Azalea City Center for the Arts we continued our study of Paul Klee and his famous quote “A line is a dot that went for a walk.” We took our dots for a walk with some abstract lines and then filled in with some watercolor blending. The students practiced their blending to the side so they could work on making their own custom colors.
This week we learned about lawyer-turned-artists Wassily Kandinsky and worked on our own oil pastel versions of Kandinsky’s “Squares with Concentric Circles.”
Next week we’ll be painting again so stay tuned for pictures.
There are still seats available in the Mixed Media Art Class that meets on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm at the Azalea City Center for the Arts (Dauphin & I-65).
Call 251-343-2423 for more information or to register.
If you have said you are “going” on our Facebook Date Night Event but have not yet called or emailed to reserve your seat, please email ASAP or call us Friday morning for the last remaining seats. We will honor the Date Night pricing on Friday night (and you can still see the game).
If you have not yet committed to Saturday night on Facebook, mention this post and get Date Night pricing for Friday night.