Yes. I really do think you can paint. Painting is a skill that can be taught and practiced. AND it is really stinkin' fun once you do away with all the judgement you're placing on yourself. Embrace the process, don't judge yourself, take a sip of wine, and relax into a creative outlet.
Absolutely. While there is wine available, it is not required in the least to have a blast with your painting. There is no age limit to my classes, so anyone is welcome to join.
I also offer kids classes, and grown ups are encouraged to join in on those as well.
Great question! The name was chosen based on a combination of things.
The first was Golden Girls, when Blanche was describing a complicated emotion to Dorothy. It was a particularly vulnerable moment for that character, and gave me an "in" of language for my own emotional state through a very difficult time in my life. It stuck with me.
The second is that magenta is unique because it's not actually a color in the light spectrum.
"This purplish-red-crimson color, located between red and blue on the color wheel, is extra special as it is not found on the visible spectrum of light and there is no wavelength of light that corresponds to that particular color. Rather, it is physiologically and psychologically perceived as a mixture of red and blue. So technically, magenta doesn’t exist." - the article listed below
Even though the color doesn't technically exist, we can still observe and even enjoy it (unless you're Blanche). There's something a little magical about being human that we can experience these colors and these mixtures of emotion in such a vivid way, and share them with each other. That's the goal of Paint with Magneta - to bring people together in a uplifting community of artistic expression and solidarity.
I partner with local vineyards, wineries, and businesses. I am always looking for new places to host classes and create community connection. If you are a business owner of any kind, I'd love to partner with you. I've even done things like art trades, chalkboard art, and free crafting tables for partnered businesses. Or if you have any suggestions of businesses that are looking for artists or more diverse offerings for their customer pool.
You can also spread the word to your friends if you attended a class and really enjoyed it. I would love to hear your feedback and positive reviews - it's so encouraging to hear when someone had a great experience.