“Chickadee” is LOADED with art instruction! Allow for 2.5-3 hours for this painting.
Field and Bales can be done on a long, landscape-style canvas upon request.
“Love Birds” Great for beginners.
Seen here are 2 different paintings. This is to show that these would make an excellent couple’s painting. Some art experience recommended.
Come back and look for more paintings. New ones are being created as we speak!
Q:What if I’ve never (or at least not recently) painted?
A: COME! Especially if you haven’t recently, or ever painted, let’s get you started. All skill levels welcome. Each session and each painting includes some art instruction, and with each brushstroke you will gather more skill. You may pick up a little tip here and there, even if you are a seasoned painter. *NOTE, Seasoned Painters must come with an attitude of merriment and curiosity.
Q: Will my painting look better or worse after drinking (whatever beverage I bring)?
A: YES. (confused? maybe it’s the drinking). Seriously, though, if you choose to drink, please arrange for a ride or designated driver. Also, neither Margot nor the host of the party is responsible for the drunkenness of you or your painting.
Q: Will you bring two projects so that people may choose one? Or, can I work on two projects at a time?
A: Just one painting at a time, Speed Racer! Margot’s challenge is to develop paintings that can be done in just 2 hours, and to be able to help each individual, no matter their skill level. This requires all the attention and care she can muster in that 2 hours. For that reason, only one painting will be the focus of each session.
Q: Can children attend?
A: Many events are intended for adults only*, for 3 reasons:
1. The paintings and instruction were created with an adult’s psychology in mind. Margot has instructed children’s art for many years. Children’s brains are developing and will process the information differently, so even if the child is creative and loves art, they will not be at the same developmental stage of the adults in the room. Having said that parties for kids exclusively can be arranged as well.
2. There is limited time in these fast paced sessions. There are instructions given that are geared toward adults, and would have to be changed in order to accommodate a child. Each type of instruction takes more time, which may, in turn, create a lack of time for Margot to spend with each of the other students.
3. And finally, with consideration to the other folks in the room, who’ve paid for this experience as an implied adult-only (alcohol served), we respectfully ask that children be included only after discussing the above considerations with the instructor.
*That being said, kid’s events are now available. Excellent options are “We Three” and “Proud”
Q: Can I hold a Sip of Art outside?
A: In Alberta, the answer for anything outside is “Maybe!” Subject to time of year (June is best, due to the long days) and the weather, which is not predictable enough to absolutely commit to an outdoor event, but if there is enough space inside to move due to inclement weather, then it’s possible. Please consider asking your guests to help transport tables and chairs inside in an emergency!