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art class

Paint like VanGogh, Picasso or Gauguin

art class

Paint like VanGogh, Picasso or Gauguin

12 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Paint like VanGogh, Picasso or Gauguin

art class

Paint like VanGogh, Picasso or Gauguin

12 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You'll arrive at my studio where supplies and will be set up. Please come with an open mind about what constitutes art, and a spirit of unbridled fun. We'll chat about the famous artist featured - but remember artists are not usually choirboys and my stories will be those you never heard in school (where stories are sanitized). If the artist was a tad risque or a bit bawdy you'll hear it - all intended to enhance your understanding of the artist's motivations and inspirations. You'll get a personal photo of the select artwork to use as reference. (I'll feature a painting like one that sold for $106 million.) I'll demonstrate color mixing, brush work and offer tips when you feel stuck. Throughout, you'll walk in the eccentric sandals of a famous artist who painted during an era from late 1800s Impressionism to the pop art scene of the 1960s! You'll take your artwork home, painted on your choice of substrates - stretched canvas, flat canvas board or rollable canvas paper, whichever travels best! Over 21? BYOB - we have 30 area wineries with charming tasting rooms - you'll pass a few on the way. I'll provide wine glasses and a corkscrew. Please let me know if any minors are in your group.

Your host

Learn more about Jackie

Jackie

I'm a high-energy, unabashed art teacher who loves the crazy life stories and creative styles of quirky famous Masters. In a party setting you'll playfully paint a Picasso, Frida, Gauguin, Matisse, or VanGogh ... and hear entertaining little-known anecdotes that can be a bit edgy - artists are rarely choirboys. I hold a Fine Arts Degree in painting and a Masters in Adult Ed. I've reviewed art shows for an entertainment mag, led group tours at a huge art center, taught crafts in a psychiatric hospital and teach art workshops at a local college. My painting parties are fun and you leave with your version of a museum masterpiece ready to hang and a fresh outlook on a famous artist!

What's included

Food
Over 21 year olds are welcome to bring their own adult beverages. Water is provided.
Equipment
All supplies are provided

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Where you'll be

We will paint in my B&B art studio - or outside when weather allows - where everything you will need is available. I am located on a main road in charming Suttons Bay village, at the doorstep to 30 wineries and right across the road from a Lake Michigan bayfront park. My adjoining sunlight-filled solarium is filled with succulent plants, a tile fountain, and the sink you can use to clean your brushes and wash your hands when you finish.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. My little dog Sassy lives in the studio. She will welcome you wagging her tail and likes being petted. Eventually she will get bored and go to bed.

What to bring

I provide aprons. Casual dress is typical.

More tips

Some participants travel by plane so I provide a choice between stretched canvas, canvas board, or canvas paper (which can be rolled). We'll use slightly smaller size canvases so packing is practical.

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Jackie
Paint like VanGogh, Picasso or Gauguin
12 reviews
$71/person
12 reviews
$71/person