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Bird Silhouettes with Anne Marie

One of the most rewarding components of this job is leading the anxious painter to a successful outcome. Several guests at Anne Marie's party had some artistic experience, while several did not.  A few of the inexperienced painters were feeling a little anxious about painting together. I was confident that I could help them create a successful painting. Hopefully they would gain confidence through the process, and enjoy the journey too!

Our process began in Anne Marie's sunny kitchen, serenaded by a cassette tape of George Strait, and we were kept awake by a counter top full of homemade treats. As we applied the different background gradients, I gave extra attention to the beginning painters. I noticed that they gained confidence and began to make independent choices for their artwork (always a delight for an art teacher to witness.) As we painted in the branches and silhouettes, each painting took on it's own personality and the painter's style began to shine through. As our session came to a finish, I was delighted to witness everyone creating something they were proud of. Each painting was successful, personal, and I could tell the painters enjoyed the artistic process!

Check out their paintings! If you want to paint with your friends, email me at: letspaintcolorado@gmail.com and visit my website: letspaintparites.com

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The Tozer School Paint Party!

It was such an honor to put on a paint party for the Tozer School staff. Tozer has a special place in my heart because I used to teach art there.  I also attended Tozer as a student, and my son went to preschool there last year too! The Tozer staff is one-of-a-kind. Truly the most caring collection of teachers. We used to joke that walking into Tozer is like walking into one giant hug.

Anyway, back to the party. This was my largest party yet with 32 painters! Luckily, I had my lovely sister-in-law, Liz, to help. I led the staff through the flower wine glass painting lesson and was impressed with the outcome. Each wine glass painting was unique and reflected the different personalities in the room. They were all quite beautiful and creative! Check out the pictures.

It was an honor to celebrate the end of the year with the Tozer staff and I hope they were able to celebrate at home with a tall glass of wine in their painted glass!

If you want to paint with your co-workers, family or friends, check out my website and email me: letspaintparties.com/ letspaintcolorado@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

-Elizabeth Dolton with Let's Paint!

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