After living in New Zealand three years, and starting a small business there, and teaching small groups Of people how to paint and their own piece of furniture in their own “taste” and style, It was then I realized how many people, have such a desire to chalk paint and more, however just don’t know where to start or a little bit scared. The class is a very detailed, and throw and laid-back. We usually take about seven hours so the coat dry in between, take a break, I enjoy preparing gourmet snacks. Every single Person that I’ve helped teach, has walked away at the end of the day thrilled, and some with happy tears in their eyes, because they didn’t think that they new or were capable of doing so. Person that I’ve helped teach, has walked away at the end of the day thrilled, and some with happy tears in their eyes, because they didn’t think that they knew or were capable of doing so. 90% of the time, when the day lesson is over. They walk away with their special piece of her and she painted and designed and take it home the same day. Along with valuable lessons. It’s not like going and painting a blank canvas instructed with certain colors or designs at a studio art. It’s their furniture, their vision, and the final product.
The look of self- accomplishment And sometimes often a big “wow” factor. When they see what THEY were able to do themselves with instruction, and especially to a sentimental piece of theirs. It makes my heart smile from the inside. also, knowing the fact that they walked away with enough guidance and hands-on work to start doing something at home if they choose. I also enjoy reaching out to them or them to me if needed for any advice afterwards, complementary .
The lack of it is once I arrived to the class. The fact that I was able to do it with my mother, however many were there that we’re all alone. Before the day was over it felt like we were all good friends. I learned so much and was thrilled that A family heirloom, was designed to actually family match my home and decor. Leah was so wow! He cares, and it shows
Making sure from beginning to end that they feel very comfortable, educated, and I’m at their right hand to help talk them through or answer any questions as we spend the day painting and designing their favorite pieces. Not rushed or prim and proper. Laid-back, and I have boodles of energy, so I am willing to share some of that too. They will go away with their special unique piece, any of their leftover paint, and enough confidence to start a project at home .
Associate of Arts, Over 15 years of personal and occasional custom order designs and study. Over 15 years of personal and occasional custom order designs and study. However six years of hands-on training and mentoring others.
If a group of five or more people are scheduled for one day ( maximum is typically eight, because I want to make sure they receive one on one attention throughout the day) The cost is $110 apiece.(approximately a 6-7 hour day of fun :) And everything is included except the paint that they choose, and I help make sure that’s ready for them the day of the class .
In New Zealand. I started doing it from my home as custom orders, then I met a wonderful lady. Home owned a very unique boutique and included a few classes a month in the studio.She unfortunately Could no longer do the classes due to terminal illness. I travel to three different locations up and down the North Island of New Zealand and absolutely fell in love with doin I traveled to three different locations up and down the North Island of New Zealand and absolutely fell in love with teaching, And I became my passion, especially watching each student walk away with a big smile on their face.