If you are interested in having a private class, please READ THIS, make sure it all sounds good to you, then e-mail me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Free To Be Art’s facebook. We will work together to set up a date and time that works for both of us.
Most people ask “What do I need to do to have a private painting class?” Since my minimum is 8 participants, the first thing to do is find 7 or more interested painters. If you have 7 adults, or kids over 10 then you have yourself the makings for a private party in your own location. You provide tables & chairs, the painters, access to water and electrical outlets. 40 painters is the maximum.
IMPORTANT! Please let your guests know that acrylic stains clothing and to dress for the mess! I bring aprons but they don’t cover everything. Acrylic permanently stains fabrics, including carpet, but comes off of tables, chairs and hard surfaces.
When planning for how many people can sit at a table, keep in mind people need more space than they do to eat (approx 2×2 ft) & also no ones back can be to me, where will teach from.
A $100 deposit is required to book your class, which can be applied toward your class cost. Most classes in the gallery are $35 per person. I require 2 weeks notice if you cancel a private class and want to be refunded. It is the host’s responsibility to collect all participants payments, subtracting the $100 prepaid deposit and pay me the balance me in cash, Venmo or Cash App the day of the class.
Other common questions, “What do I need to supply for the painting party?” and “Can we drink?” You supply & set up all the tables, table coverings, & chairs prior to my arrival so we are ready to paint. I bring everything else, including paper towels, water cups, aprons and of course the canvases, easels, paint and brushes. Feel free to offer whatever beverages you like at your private party! But please be done with all full meals by my arrival for setup. Snack all you want, I just can’t set up to paint when folks have a full meal where I am trying to set them up to paint.
I have to mention that its really important that we start the class on time & it will be your job to get your guests there so we can all start together. I have to impose a $25 fee for every half hour I am there beyond per our pre arranged class time.
I don’t charge to travel within the Portland area. I charge $1 per mile round trip to travel outside of a 15 mile radius of my home studio in Milwaukie.
The best part is that you get to choose which painting from a huge selection my exclusive gallery.
I love teaching Couple’s Classes and having Birthday Parties as well. Email me to set up your Free To Be Art class at email@example.com. Text or call 503-957-1026.
**If you are a business to a class at your location contact me via above so we can see if our businesses are a good match.
Here I am doing a birthday party, what a great experience this was for all of us!