So is everyone sick of COVID interfering with celebrations, getting together with friends, enjoying a night out, workshops or entertainment? We haven’t had Paint Parties or Paint Your Pet events in ages, so we’re going to have our first Virtual Paint Your Pet Workshop on Sunday, October 25th!
So how is going to work? We’ll be hosting it on Zoom. During the virtual workshop, Wendy will walk you through the painting demonstrating and giving directions step-by-step, but allowing you to add your own creativity too. You can ask questions on the zoom chat! If you like, you can even have your own Paint Your Pet Party at home with family members by connecting your computer to your television or large computer screen.
You’ll need to send Artist/Instructor, Wendy Malowany your photos via email and she’ll make a light rough sketch of the composition and get eye placement and proportion drawn on your canvas. You’ll need to pick up your canvas prior to the event (or pay for shipping), and can either purchase and pick up a paint kit or use your own supplies (Wendy can provide a materials list). You’ll be emailed the Zoom link prior to the event so you can attend Live, and will be given access to the studio Facebook group where the recording will be up for one week, so you can watch the recording if you can’t make the Live event or rewatch if you want to review directions.
Ticket price options are:
$15 – for Zoom event link and Facebook group access
$30 – 14×14″ canvas with Pet portrait sketch & photo referenced printed
$5 – paint kit, containers of paint, paper plate palette, cardboard easel
$8 – paintbrush kit (can be rented and returned for a refund after the event)
About the Paint Your Pet Events:
Wendy has been doing Paint Your Pet fundraisers for a number of years now and has helped many local animal welfare organizations, such as Welland Humane Society, B.A.R.K., Beamsville 4Paw Rescue, Lincoln County Humane Society, Dreamers Dog Sanctuary, Black Goat Farm & Sanctuary, and more!
We have quite a number of rescue animals on our 8-acre property. We have a potbelly pig, a Nubian goat, dog, cats, horses, our chicken retirement home, geese, feral spayed/neutered cats, a turkey, rabbits, and other wildlife that find refuge on the property, so 50% of the ticket price will be going to caring for the animals.
Pet Portrait photo requirements:
Send several photos via email that have a good range of lights and darks. Choose clear photos that show your pet’s eyes and expressions you like which capture his/her personality. Close up head shots at your pet’s eye level are better than taking the photo looking down at your pet, and not so close that noses appear bigger than they are. A little background around pet is fine as I will crop to the proportions of the canvas, but the pet should take up approx. 3/4’s of the photo. High resolution of 300 dpi is good, but if you aren’t sure, email the photos and we’ll let you know if the resolution is good. Send your photos right after you register and purchase your ticket by replying to the confirmation email or email to: wendy [at] wendymalowany.com. Remember to include name of person who purchased the tickets, the event date. Contact Wendy with questions.
Tickets Must be Purchased In Advance to give Wendy time to crop, edit and print your reference photos, draw your sketch on your canvas, and give you time to pick it up before the event. Get your tickets now since we expect the event to sell out fast!
Get your tickets now on our Virtual Paint Your Pet Workshop registration page