What are Paint Your Peace Parties?
Paint Your Peace parties are a perfect collision between an art class and a fun party! I will guide & paint with you step-by-step on how to recreate the featured painting for that session. While you will learn how to create a masterPEACE you’ll be proud of, the focus is on letting go, having fun and enjoying a night out you won’t soon forget. During the class, I’m playing fun music, and you get the chance to socialize. Feeling adventurous!?! GREAT! Add your own personal touches to the featured painting or paint something completely different! Then prepare to step back from your masterPEACE, beaming with pride and say, “I DID THAT!”
How do I register for a class?
For private events: Click on the GRAB YOUR TICKETS link in your email invite from your party hostess. You will be able to pay securely by credit card or with a PayPal account. You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed the registration process. Should you wish to register by phone, simply call me at 617-462-2426 and I will process your credit card information over the phone.
For public events: Most of the At Peace Arts events are private events, but public ones are becoming more frequent! You can either click the link in the paint party flier for the event or go to the calendar on the At Peace Arts website. Click on the date and session you prefer and the site will guide you through the registration process. You will receive an email confirmation once you have completed the process. Should you wish to register by phone, simply call our studio at 617-462-2426, I will take your credit card over the phone.
Check the calendar often for Kids and Family Day sessions for children 8 years old and up and “Like” us on Facebook to stay connected.
Is your site secure for online payments?
YES! Our credit card processing and PayPal payment acceptance offers online payment options that are secure, fast, easy and will guarantee that your registration is processed immediately. Your information is safely transmitted and then processed on secure servers maintained by the leading providers of online payment transactions. If you already have a PayPal account, then we have provided another easy way to pay! All payments must be received in advance of the party to reserve your seat. In the event that you have any difficulty paying onlinehrough Paypal, please contact me at 617-462-2426 and I will process your credit card over the phone.
What is included in the price?
Everything! Kyia provides everything you will need for the class: 11” x 14″ canvas (or bag, or 2 wineglasses, depending on what you chose to paint on), paint, brushes, easels, paint palettes, tablecloths, dropcloths (if needed) and aprons. We even clean up after you are done! Want to create a bigger painting? You may choose to have 16″ x 20″ inch canvas for an additional $5.00 per person. Just let me know.
What time do I need to arrive for an event?
Please arrive 15 minutes before painting time. We do start the class ON TIME
How long is a class?
Depending on the painting, most parties run 2 to 2 1/2 hours and cost $25. It will be indicated on the calendar if a painting is a 3-hour class.
Will I really be able to paint this painting in the time allowed? What if I have never painted before?
Yes, Kyia will have your painting taught within the two-hour time frame so that you will always leave with a completed painting. Acrylic paint dries very quick so your painting will be dry and ready for transport when you are. Paint Your Peace parties were created for people without any painting experience.
What should I wear to sessions?
Wear something you feel comfortable in. I supply aprons for protection against the water-based acrylic paint that is used. When the paints dry they will not wash out of fabric easily. Wear something you don’t mind getting a spot of paint on, just in case.
What is your cancellation policy?
Public Paint Parties: You can cancel your individual registration 48 hours before the session for a refund MINUS any Paypal fees OR you can get a credit towards another private or public paint party or art print from At Peace Arts. Registration charges for sessions not cancelled 48 hours in advance will not be refunded, but can be used as a credit towards another class. You may cancel or reschedule by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: 617-462-2426. If you do not show up or do not cancel within 48 hours, Kyia will hold onto your credit and it MUST be redeemed within 90 days.
Private Paint Parties: Final payment for private, host/hostess held events are due no less than 2 weeks prior to the party. Cancellation or modifications to the party numbers must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the event for a full refund. Modifications after this date are at the artist’s discretion. Registration charges for sessions not cancelled two weeks in advance will not be refunded, but can be used as a credit towards another party. If one of your attendees does not show up or does not cancel within 48 hours, Kyia will hold onto their credit and it MUST be redeemed within 90 days.
In the event of inclement weather, Kyia will reschedule or give you/ your party a refund or credit.
May I bring a non-painting guest to class to watch me while I paint?
No, sorry. This is a “hands-on” activity.
When does the new schedule of upcoming public parties classes come out?
The calendar for the upcoming month is posted the third week of each month. But if you are thinking of a certain date for a private party, please check the calendar to see if your proposed date is available. Click that date to contact Kyia to get your party started! Once again “Like“ us on Facebook or “Follow” us on Instagram to stay connected.
Other important information:
During the session, I will take photos, including a group photo at the end of the party. These may be used on At Peace Arts’ social media sites. If you do not want your picture taken for these purposes, please let me know. Your privacy is important to me. And please take lots of pictures and share them on your social media. Share them with #atpeacearts so that I can see them too!