Since my education is in art education, and I am a former high school/junior high teacher, I am really passionate about providing creative activities for young people. I have offered teen paint nights several times in the Foothills area in the past year. It's something new and different! I think the word is starting to get out about it too.... and the more shares on social media and "buzz" about it, the more teens will get to participate! I thank my friends, family, and customers for this!
I know that adults love paint nights. It's a great way to relax with friends and create something in a social environment. It's a night out where people feel like they "did something!" I want teens to have this same experience - minus the alcohol. This is why I began hosting teen nights last year. They are a fun, social environment that is safe, but still a night out! It is not at all like a school class -and I can guarantee this because I used to teach school! Kids are allowed to chat, eat, drink, laugh, and just be themselves as they create their masterpieces. We rock out to popular music and have hilarious conversations as we paint. As in all of my paint parties, I encourage individuality and going "out of the lines." Young people seem to be less inhibited by this notion than adults! (In my experience.)
Teen nights have been slow to catch on for ticket sales, but I feel that they are worthwhile so I keep at it. The kids that have come for the experience always have a good time, so I hope they will share with their friends. I encourage parents to invite their teens and pre-teens to these events, and teens -if you haven't tried it... do it! You'll be amazed at what you can do! The main goal is always fun, and EVERYONE can be successful at painting.
I hope to see more teens out at the next event, which is Feb 3 at 1906 in High River -a great venue as we will have the restaurant side to ourselves. Come try it out!
Tickets are on my events page. Ages 10+ are welcome (anyone who is able to sit for two hours and paint in a relaxed environment may come, even if they're younger than 13.... parents, you know your kids! If you think they'd enjoy it, sign em up!)