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!
I selected the Meet Me in the Rain canvas for my party. Isn’t it pretty? I thought all of the girls would enjoy painting it.
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.
Everyone worked at pretty much the same speed so we were able to talk about upcoming steps and ways to complete current steps. All in all it took us about 2 – 2 1/2 hours to finish.
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.
This social artworking party was a great excuse to get the girls together!
Eating, chatting, and being creative – is there a better way to spend time with friends?
I can’t wait to host my next party!
Monday 30th of May 2016
What a great idea!! I will have to host a craft party!!
I'd love it if you shared this at my weekly link party:) http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-009/
Sunday 29th of May 2016
What a fun idea. I don't know if I want to go to all the work of setting one up, but if one of my friends invited me to one, I'd definitely attend.
Thursday 26th of May 2016
I love the idea of this. I need to find some crafty friends to do this with!
Wednesday 25th of May 2016
I just love how you can order everything to host your own party! The artwork came out great!
Tuesday 24th of May 2016
love the party idea this is great thanks for the tips will be checking this out have a great week