Paint the First Stroke and live a little more in COLOUR. Connecting with your creativity is bold, playful, joyful and uplifting.

Learning how to paint may seem simple to some, but impossible to others. Getting started is often the hardest part and I love helping people to make it fun, easy and enjoyable to Paint the First Stroke.  I often hear from friends, “I can’t draw” thinking they can’t be creative. I believe that an artist lives inside each of us; that we all have talent that just needs space, time and practice to be expressed.

As an artist delighted to share my passion for art by teaching others at every skill level, I will support you to unleash your inner artist and set your creative expression free. I also make it easy by providing live demos, subject matter, all materials, setup and cleanup at a location comfortable for you and your friends to play.

Please have a look at some beginners finding their inner artist. These are some in progress photos and completed paintings.

“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  Pablo Picasso

Acrylic landscape painting

Paint Night-Eiffel Tower in progress

Top 10 Reasons to paint

Paint Night-Ski Stop in progress painting

Paint Night-Ski Stop in progress

  1. Improved Creative thinking
  2. Enhanced problem solving
  3. Improved memory
  4. Self-expression
  5. Stress-relief
  6. Beauty
  7. Increased positive emotions
  8. Improved coordination and mobility
  9.  Sense of accomplishment
  10. Connect with yourself and others

 

Butterfly in progress

Butterfly in progress, laying the base colours

LeeAnns butterfly

LeeAnn’s butterfly completed

LeeAnns Butterfly framed

LeeAnn’s Butterfly framed
Acrylic on canvas
January 2016

 

 

Students holding landscape paintings

Completed acrylic paintings by students
February 2016

Group sessions are priced at $45 for each person in a group of four or more. Individual sessions are also available.

The First Stroke Painting Workshop March 2016

The First Stroke Painting Workshop
March 2016

 

Crocus Garden in progress acrylic paintings April 2016

Crocus Garden in progress paintings April 2016

Crocus Garden completed acrylic paintings April 2016

Crocus Garden completed paintings April 2016

To Paint the First Stroke, please contact me at aebartworks@gmail.com. I look forward to creating with you.