Team building painting session

Today I secured 2 team building painting sessions for 2 separate teams, for two completely opposite reasons

1. New team – Professionals from various departments and locations in the company, that will be working very closely together on a new project (20 people) This team will be doing a traditional step by step instructor led Painting session. Will happen at the studio.

2. Old team – Team that has been working together for a few years but have a new manager. They are all work work work… He would like for them to relax and have some fun together. Their focus will be on Team spirit, fun and motivation (40 people) Their manager chose the Musical Canvas Painting session – just like musical chairs but with paintings! This one is going to be a lot of fun! Taking the big speaker and microphone for this one! Happening in their warehouse.

How cool is this?

Want to book a team building session for your team Contact me today!www.zealousart.com

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Photo from a team building event Christmas season 2017

Art Lessons for Kids

Kids Ages 7 – 12 Art classes

Tuesday  and / or Thursdays 3:30 – 5pm

Cost will be $100 a month one class a week, $180 a month two classes a week

Check back often for short course sign-ups and further information.
Tuesday classes starts October 1st.

Lunch ART Learn

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. ~Plato

 

Location:The Hilton Whistler

Client: Automattic

Number or artists: 45

Event type: Once a year all staff (more than 400 of them) from all over the world meetup in one location for their annual A GM (Automattic Grand Meetup)

We provided the table coverings, easels and all the art supplies.

Our artist, Freda guided the group for two hours step by step in creating their own masterpieces. A custom painting was designed for this group from a few photos Kathryn Presner provided. 

Everyone, whether they have painted before or not did a great job in creating their own masterpieces!

Everyone is always excited about the group photo!

Book a  Lunch ART Learn event for your group today.

Types of events available

1 hour Lunch ART Learn 9 x 12 Canvas

2 hour Lunch ART Learn 12 x 16 stretched canvas

3 hour Lunch ART Learn Team building Collaborative painting / Musical chairs (minimum 8 artists) Max 100!

 

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Lunch Art Learn is a division of Zealous Art

My story

 

I walked about a 1km to get to this interview. I was a little nervous, but when you talk about something you love and with someone so good at what she does,the interview was a breeze! Thank you Adera – You can get to who Adera is and watch more of her videos here.

Painting pARTies have become pART of my life and I love it.  I love what it does to others and I love how it makes me feel to see other enjoy it sooo much.

If you would like to book your painting pARTy fill out the form on my contact page and we will get you all set up for your pARTy.

~freda

#zealousart May winner

Congratulations to our May Winner Instagram user  @amberly_mom2twins

 

Congratulations!

You can win to! Remember to add #zealousart when you post your photo of your painting session with Zealous Art & Painting parties The winner is announced in the first week of every month.

Contact me for your $25 gift voucher 💕

**conditions apply  please email freda at zealousart dot com to claim your prize

 

Zealous Art & painting pARTies is a FUN ART STUDIO in Downtown Langley that also offers a top class mobile art pARTy service. Zealous Art can bring the pARTy STUDIO to you.

Zealous Art will transform your space into a pARTy STUDIO when you are ready to book your paint party!

We offer a high quality service that your guests will love! A FUN ART event that is great for Team Buildings, Birthday celebrations, bridal showers or just a girls night in!

 

#zealousart April winner

 

 

 

Congratulations to our April Winner Instagram user  @grapevine1967

 

Congratulations!

You can win to! Remember to add #zealousart when you post your photo of your painting session with Zealous Art & Painting parties The winner is announced in the first week of every month.

Contact me for your $25 gift voucher 💕

**conditions apply

 

Zealous Art & painting pARTies is a FUN ART STUDIO in Downtown Langley that also offers a top class mobile art pARTy service. Zealous Art can bring the pARTy STUDIO to you.

Zealous Art will transform your space into a pARTy STUDIO when you are ready to book your paint party!

We offer a high quality service that your guests will love! A FUN ART event that is great for Team Buildings, Birthday celebrations, bridal showers or just a girls night in!

Paint Your Pet Paint Nights at Zealous Art!

Paint your Pet Paint Nights!

I will be hosting Paint your Pet Paint Nights at my studio in downtown Langley!!

Tickets are on sale and it is going to sell fast!  Come join the FUN!

The cost is $50 (unless otherwise indicated ie wine nights! )  and includes up to 3 hours of individual art  instruction. All art supplies are provided.  Please send us a photo of your pet (to reach us at least one week before the event) We will draw your pet out on the canvas for you!   This is not a traditional paint night or paint a long where an artist leads in front. Each painting is unique and for that reason we will have artists walking around giving individual guidance.

Find our events on our events page here

We look forward to having you at our studio!

 

A first timer’s guide to paint night at a pub!

Let’s go to a paint night they said… it will be fun they said…

I thought I would do a blog post on what to expect as a first timer at a pub paint night.

Firstly and most importantly:  EXPECT nothing, no paint pARTy is the same and if you have never done it before, expect even less. Just go with an open mind and ENJOY! You are doing this for pure entertainment. Make that your mantra for the evening!

As a paint party instructor, I often hear lines like “Good luck gettin’ me to paint that!”, “I can’t even draw a straight line with a ruler!” or “I can’t even draw a stickman!”  Well, at a paint party there are no rulers in the house, a stickman would probably not be the subject and you will be painting not drawing!  Feelin‘ better yet?  Thank goodness!  No drawing, no lines and no stickman.  Just painting.  Phew! Right? …or as in the case below, maybe no relief yet

I have actually seen this happen; A first time paint party attendee walks in and there in front of them they find a BLANK CANVAS.  There is no picture, no outline, no nothing!  It is pure. It is bright. It is white. It is A BLANK CANVAS! …Pupils dilate, jaws drop and brows lift..Overwhelmed… I actually love that look, because what is about to happen is beautiful!

It’s beautiful because you will fall in love with art!  Sorry! But it is true. Once you are over being overwhelmed and the instructor has taken you step by step through the process of creation, you will have discovered something about yourself. You will go home with a painting you may or may not think is very good (30 other people think it is great!) but the one true thing is that you will look at art differently now that you have actually painted.  Often people will share with me that since they went to a paint pARTy, they now go to galleries more, they enjoy viewing art with new perspective and many say: “We should drink and paint again! When can we do this again?”

Some things that are going happen at a pub Paint Party are:

People are going to judge your art. Yup, it happens. Strangers will come right up to you and tell you… ‘That looks amazing!’ and you are going to think – ‘What have you been smoking??’ But step away from your own project for a minute and go see others’ projects.  You will find their work amazing and you will tell them you think so and by the time you return to yours… you might just see what they see!

People will jovily mock the instructor ‘jaaast liikkkeee that,she says’.

Most people will look like an experienced painter to you and so will you to them…

Sometimes there will be a real artist in the room to show off their skills (this happens more often than you think)  Should said artist make eye contact with you after seeing your painting, just nod and paint on… You got this.

There will be regulars – The regulars love giving advice. Listen to them… they’ve done this before and they love telling everyone how many paintings they have painted.

The lights are going to be inadequate . There is no other way of putting it. Bring a flashlight.  No don’t, people will point and laugh, while they use their phones to light up their canvases. You don’t need bright lights to see what you are doing. I promise.  It is for entertainment only, remember?  Most pubs/bars/restaurant will have low lighting to create the right ambiance for a dinner… you should come early for a dinner. That is always a good idea!

Everyone will paint the same painting!  Well everyone is directed to and it starts out that way but there are those that go completely rogue and paint their own thing and that is ok too!

The instruction is going to be minimal. Don’t expect a fine art lessons. These are FUN art lessons!  Entertainment, remember.  They will tell you which brush to use, how much paint to pick-up, which colour to pickup and even show you how to pick it up Have fun and explore the inner artist that is about to burst out!

DO NOT hand your brush to the instructor, these people are art-addicts you might never get your brush back!

There will be paint splatter. Don’t wear your Versace, Dulce and Cabanna or Burberry to a paint pARTy. You might be a reserved tamed artist, but you have NO IDEA who sits next to you. That friend of yours that dragged your ass to the pARTy, might just be reserved quiet and the best accountant in town, but at night she is a Jackson Pollock  (famous splatter painter – Remember this name, you can use it at the Paint Night… ) Keep your belongings out of splatter reach!

Your food plate will go on your lap!  With the easels, water jar, palette brushes and drinks on the tables… there might not be space for the food. Your lap is now the table. 

Someone is going to drink the paint water!

Someone is going to dip the brush in their drink!

Someone is going to hold all their brushes in one hand!

You will learn who Bob Ross is, just in case you don’t know who he is.

You might run into your mother there! Everyone loves paint pARTies!

A painting is never done, it is just abandoned. True, right? Right??..Sort of…

*The event will have a start and end time… you can not paint to midnight. People want to go home… Sometimes you just have to put the brush down and take your masterpiece home.

We will see you soon!

 

Wine glass painting in the Fraser Valley

Are you social when you paint or do you ‘get in the zone’ like me?

 

WoW! What a season!  Christmas 2017 was my busiest season with more than 1 000 people painting with us since our first Christmas themed painting pARTy this season.  Isn’t that crazy!

In 2011 when I started to do mobile paint pARTIes there was no ‘Paint Nite’ in Canada only after doing some research,  I found US based businesses like Canvas and Cocktails doing paint pARTies. These pARTies were known in the states as ‘speed painting lessons’ and they did them in various locations like schools and restaurants.  About a year or so after I started doing the pARTies did I see local artists and even non artists see the great business opportunity and started offering mobile art pARTies and then Paint Nite entered Canada and wow, now you can pARTy everywhere.  To tell you the truth I love going as much as I like facilitating these pARTies, and I often do. I do find that I am not the greatest person to go with… not that much fun, I get so involved with the painting I don’t socialize. I forget to drink something and if I would order food, I bet it would go home in a take out box!   Are you social when you paint or do you ‘get in the zone’ like me? Let me know…

Something that we now do almost as much as canvas painting is wine glass painting.

The wine glass painting sessions are very different to the canvas painting sessions. We still provide all the art supplies the difference is… if you change your mind on a brush stroke… you just wipe it off and go again… a little easier than a canvas where a few more steps are required to make a change!  I love how creative everyone gets as this is mostly self paced session with an artists around to give basic technique instructions and some guidance. Very social fun event and everyone goes home with a keepsake from what is always a fun event.

You can have a wine glass pARTy  in your home or at your office or you can join a local event.  All you need to do is set up a table like you would for a dinner and we will do the rest. So phone a few friends fill out our contact sheet and lets make your 2018 your most creative year yet!

I would like to wish you and your family the very best for 2018

~freda

Team building Transport Canada Vancouver

After some consultation it was decided on doing the musical chairs painting, but they also wanted to do a collaborative painting… So we did both!

Theme: Transport
Team building session: Collaborative & Musical chairs painting!
The team: A fairly new team ‘Coordination and Policy” for Transport Canada. They are all analysts of some sort…

Fabulous bunch of people!

Trusting the process we started off with the 8 canvases with simple lines on it… The photos tells the rest of the story!

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I designed a scene and drew it out over 8 canvasses. 

The team got right into painting and it was exciting to see the canvases with the first splashes of paint! 

Cheers!  Is this going to work out??

 

#trusttheprocess  She had a great time taking over other’s canvases…  That is Trevor …the story has a happy ending.  Final touches…

Million dollar signature 

#Tadaaa

Brock standing in for Chris that had to have a quick meeting with another team member… 

Such a great team effort!

 

 

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh