Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint with Janis Post
Thursdays in June: 6/3, 6/10, 6/17, 6/24 | 6-7pm | Deadline to register: June 1
$120/person | Ages 14+, or younger with a parent involved
When you were in kindergarten, I bet you were completely confident that you could paint. The sad fact is that many of us lost that confidence along the way, and for some of us, that made us afraid to even try. Maybe we were afraid of looking foolish, making a “bad” painting, or even just trying something new.
Have you ever wished you could try painting, but didn’t know how to start, and were anxious about being in a room with other people who might be “better” than you?
Join Janis Post, for Painting for People Who Think They Can’t Paint – a four week virtual, synchronous painting class. Paint from your own home, and be part of a supportive group of people just starting on their creative journey. Using acrylic paints and paper, we’ll paint together and rediscover the joy of painting without judgment or the expectation of a specific outcome.
To get the most out of each class, please be prepared to paint during class! Here are the minimum supplies you’ll need. I’ve looked online and found options at Blick for good prices – if you have any of these items already, don’t feel compelled to go out and buy new!
- 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, 18 in. x 24 in. – at least 8 sheets
- Acrylic paints – minimum of white, black, red, yellow, blue
- 1 roll painter’s tape – ¾ – 1 in. wide
- At least 2 brushes
- Pen, pencils, crayons or oil pastels
- White glue
- 2 containers for water (32 oz yogurt containers work really well!)
- Rags or paper towels
- Palette paper or disposable plate or other flat surface to use as a palette
- Newspaper to cover your work surface
About the Instructor:
Janis Post loves to share the joy of creating. She strongly believes that all people are creative, and benefit from actively participating in creative activities. Janis’ goal is to make painting accessible and un-intimidating, and for each participant to have fun and feel successful. Janis has been leading creative painting workshops since 2017
Previous participants have said:
“I liked the clear instruction that teaches without restricting what is possible. The process is very clear and forgiving for the person new to art and very expressive and open for those with experience.“
“I just love how you teach painting. You make it feel so accessible and free… you teach with so few rules, and so much room for creativity. I LOVED the overhead cam so we could see what you were doing!“
“I found (this class) a ray of sunshine in my pandemic winter landscape. It’s awesome!“