Host a Social Artworking Party (a paint party) out of your own home!
At the beginning of the year I threw a Social Artworking party for some of my friends and family! What is a Social Artworking party? Fun. It’s a LOT of fun! You gather your friends together and paint and chat and eat. At least that’s the way we did it.
I invited some of my girlfriends and family members to come over one evening. Instructions? Bring their favorite snack – enough to share. I supplied the beverages, plates, napkins, etc. I also supplied each lady with all the items she would need to complete a painted canvas that night.
How did I pull off such a stunt? Through the Social Artworking company, a division of DecoArt. They have hundreds of themes and designs to choose from. Each design will tell you all of the supplies needed to complete the canvas. The Social Artworking Party Planner will allow you to select a design, plug in how many people will be attending your party, and will provide a list of all of the items needed, including canvases, paint, easels, brushes, and more!
This particular design came with canvases, tabletop easels, paintbrushes, transfer paper, reusable pattern, and painter’s tape as well as enough paint for everyone to use. We also received an image of the finished canvas, step-by-step directions, and a sheet of tips for painting techniques.
I hosted the party up in my craft room. I went ahead and set up all of the easels with the canvases and all of the supplies provided minus the paint, reusable pattern, and painter’s tape which we would all share. I added paper plates, plastic cups half full of water, and paper towels to the supplies for paint palettes, cleaning brushes, and wiping up messes.
I scanned and printed copies of the directions and painting tips so that each girl could have a set to work from, as well as extra copies of the completed design.
When all of the girls arrived, their paint stations were set up and ready to go. We stocked up on snacks and drinks and got to work!
I think the girls would tell you that it was a toss up between the “rain” and painting the silhouette that was the most difficult part of this particular painting. You really couldn’t go wrong with the rain, and it was fun to see how far it would drip down the canvas.
Painting the silhouette ended up being a lot easier than I initially anticipated. The image was traced on the canvas with transfer paper so we didn’t have to worry about drawing it freehand.
This is my completed canvas, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I do have plans to add some 3-D elements to the canvas to make it unique to me. But this is going to look fabulous hanging in my bedroom.
Eating, chatting, and being creative – is there a better way to spend time with friends?
I can’t wait to host my next party!