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Outdoor painting

Out door painting pARTies are just the best thing since sliced bread!  Something that came up recently is a conversation about the bugs and the wind, the weather. The weather does play a major role in a successful outdoor event, but I believe that if we wait for good weather or plan around the weather we won’t be doing much. 13669258_1530922496972474_8271525808724275939_o

We have had many events outside and like every outdoor event there is wind and there are bugs, but it has never been an issue ruining an event. Bugs can easily be lifted with the brush if they end up on the canvas. I will suggest keeping sweet drinks and fruits away it that might be a concern.

We don’t make use of paper plates/cups/napkins that can blow away in the wind! Our events are garbage free! We use glass jars for water, painting palettes and painting rags.

If it is very sunny and warm the paint dries quickly, but have ways to deal with that and all pARTies that we have had outside has been a lot of fun and everyone had great paintings. When it rains other than dealing with colder temperatures, it does not really affect the painting session. I do suggest having some kind of cover be arranged for shade or if it rains. Your event will still continue if it rains, except if there are any official weather warnings

We have standing easels and table easels for your convenience.

Should you require, we can arrange for bar stools, tables and catering for your event.

Don’t hesitate to ask our services are not limited to what you see!

December 20 – Christmas Special

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Gorgeous Snow scene!

Tickets are $25 this Christmas season!  Gets you a 12 x 16 canvas, use of all art supplies and 2 hours art instruction!  Painting, listening to music and exploring your creative side with friends by your side!

Painting will happen at The Loft Studios 20458 Fraser Hwy in Downtown Langley (Red door next to Forever Yours Lingerie) It is on the oneway!

December 20 3pm – 5pm

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Photos from the last Christmas pARTy at The Loft Studios

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December 2nd – Christmas Special

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How cute is this Santa

Tickets are $25 this Christmas season!  Gets you a 12 x 16 canvas, use of all art supplies and 2 hours art instruction!  Painting, listening to music and exploring your creative side with friends by your side!

Painting will happen at The Loft Studios 20458 Fraser Hwy in Downtown Langley (Red door next to Forever Yours Lingerie) It is on the oneway! 6:30pm – 8:30pm

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT!  BUT!! We have scheduled another pARTy for December 18th!  Read more here 

Photos from the last Christmas pARTy at The Loft Studios

 

 

Christmas Special

Currently running a special for November and December pARTies at The Loft Studio!

(20458 Fraser Hwy, Langley BC

Red door next to Forever Yours Lingerie)

$25 a ticket ~ that is a $10 saving!!  

Here are the dates and themes for upcoming events

November 18 (6:30pm)

Ah!  You missed this one! … scroll down for more!

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December 2nd (6:30pm)

Santa Clause

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December 18th (6:30pm)

Santa Clause

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December 20 (3pm)

Whimsical snow scene

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Ready to book a home art pARTy?

So you are ready to book that pARTy, but not sure where, when or how!

This is your ultimate guide to booking a pARTy!IMG_6086 2_Fotor

First we need to find you a date that works for both of us. Send me an email to see what dates are available. Let me know if you are booking for this month, next month or next year! Do you prefer weekends, weekdays, day or evenings.  I will reply with dates available then we can move on the pARTy business!  

Where would you like to host a pARTy?  I have done pARTies at local coffee shops, Townhome club-houses, the garden or in the kitchen.  I have teamed up with some local wineries for parties greater than 10 people which is a fantastic location for  a pARTy. I do have a space at Zealous Art Studios in Langley that is available for groups up to 22, but my service is mobile so do not hesitate to ask! I service the greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley areas!

How many people can you invite?  We don’ t have a minimum!!  The cost is $300 for up to 8 people, then an additional cost per person there after. So if you are only 5 you can still have a pARTy!!    There is no maximum!  We do require a 50% deposit for pARTies over 25 people! 10411102_1247902265274500_2551618983731435146_n

What is needed for a pARTy?  We make use of table easels so, you can have a table and chairs set up just like you would for a dinner pARTy.  We will bring the rest.

We also have standing easels available for summer PATIO pARTies!

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What to paint? You pick the design from our gallery for your pARTy, if you do not see a design you like I can design a painting just for your group! (3 week notice required)

Can we play music while painting?  YES! Play music eat snacks and drink wine!  This is a FUN ART lesson, not a FINE ART lesson!

What is included?  1 1/2 – 2 1/2  hours of FUN art instruction, table cloths, easels, brushes, palettes, water containers, canvasses aprons and painting rags!  We make use of acrylic paint, so no smell and the painting is dry by the time your guests go home!  You supply tables, chairs and good lighting.

…and finally How do I book?  Complete this form and hit submit!  I will get back to you soon!

 

 

 

Arts Alive Festival

Such a beautiful day!

We set up in the rain, wondering what the weather would do, but it was perfect. I can’t tell you when the rain stopped, but this weather was just not beach weather and as you can see by the photos… everyone knew exactly where to go!

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 Perfect day to be listening to great music, enjoy good food, art and explore your creative side!

IMG_7605I took the above photos looking left then right out of my booth! Crazy I know… so I yelled out: “Thank you beautiful people for supporting the arts!!”   (Okay, I yelled it out with my inner voice… but I wanted to do it with my outer voice… really!)

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Gone a little dotty!! I know! Nothing says pARTy like polka dots!

I missed a many beautiful people when they walked by or they left before I could grab ’em, but I did get a few to pose for a photo!

I had painting pARTies at my booth and these guys sure had fun!  It is always exciting to see how those who were pretty sure that I could not get them to paint leave with a pretty decent painting. A lot of fun was had by all!  😀

Thank you for joining me today

 

See you in 2016!!

 

Ghostly Gastown Tours

I invited a few people I know and encouraged them to invite a few people they know and so a bunch of us headed to Vancouver to listen to stories… stories about the Ghosts that find themselves in Gastown…  Nope, not sharing the stories here, you have to go and do this tour… Stephanie was our guide and did a great job at telling the stories. At the end of the tour no one wanted to go home… they were just staring at her… hanging on her lips, wanting more!  It did not feel like we just walked around for about 90 minutes, it was a great night out.

The place has a great vibe, busy and interesting. I walked down pathways and alleys I would not have walked down, well after hearing some of the stories, I don’t think that has changed! Well in a crowd of 15 or so I will! ha ha

You can read more about the tour here.

Stephanie was interviewed by CBC news and tells one of the stories in this clip

The tour costs $15 p person and takes approximately 90 minutes.  When purchasing your ticket ensure you pick the correct date by clicking on the drop down arrow.  Bring walking shoes and water and be on the lookout… you might just spot a ghost of two …. visit their website to see tour dates. If you can’t find a date that suites you, you can arrange for a private tour for small groups!

A fun way to spend the night in this beautiful city!  Here are a few photos from this fun evening!

 

 

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August 21 Painting pARTy in Cloverdale!

Painting pARTy at

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111-6385 168th Street
Surrey, British Columbia

August 21, 2015 6pm – 8pm

Local artist, Freda  will guide you step by step in creating a master piece of your own!

No experience or artistic skills needed and you go home with your painting!

 

IMG_0799Paint your own or connect your canvases!   This painting is fun for young and old!  You can pick the colours to match your curtains or just paint from the heart!

Fun relaxed encouraging environment!   Chat, paint and have fun.

Dad/Mom and daughter date night?  Girls night out?  Come and discover your inner artist while enjoying Zen frozen Yogurt and Coffee

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Limited space So ensure you arrive early to secure your spot.

At home pARTy

Once a year Linda hosts a pARTy for friends and family on her fabulous closed up deck!  It is perfect for gatherings and so welcoming with beautiful summer flowers and gorgeous art around (many painted at ZealousArt painting pARTies! lol)   There is always a lot of laughter, catching up and of course painting…enjoying good food and wine of course!  She is a brilliant hostess and loves people.

It is a celebration of so many things and I love hanging out with them for 2 or so hours while I see them fall in love with their paintings.  Some go through many emotions while they paint and they express it clearly… others quietly paint and only after signing their name share their joy and surprise that they actually did get to paint something!

 

If you would like to host a pARTy don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have!