Painting Playground

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From time to time I host painting playshops for curious painters and absolute beginners.

It’s a relaxed and no-pressure place to explore a variety of painting techniques, play with fun and exciting art supplies, and dive into your unique creative flow.

If you’d like to be notified of upcoming painting fun send me a note via the contact form at the bottom of this page.  Please put “Playshop” in the subject line and I will add you to my list and let you know when the next playshop is happening.


“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” ~ Scott Adams


What’s included:

-All supplies will be provided for use at the studio (except for the varnish brush).

-Snacks and beverages.

-Delightful conversations and friend making.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3111″ img_size=”350×197″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3110″ img_size=”350×197″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3109″ img_size=”350×197″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse


I don’t currently have any playshops on the schedule. But here’s what they typically look like.


What: Painting playshops

When: Typically on a Saturday

Where: At my personal painting studio near 151st and Murlen

Time: 10am to Noon

Cost: $75

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I’ve never painted before, can I attend the playshop? Yes. No painting experience is required. Just a willingness to try something new.

I’ve been painting for years, can I attend the playshop? Yes. Everyone will be painting at their own pace and everyone is welcome.

Will I need to bring my own supplies? No. And yes. All supplies are included in the class (with the exception of a varnish brush). However, if you have items from home that you want to use in class you are welcome to bring them.

Will you provide a painting smock to protect my clothes? No. Please wear clothing suitable for painting (because… paint!). I do have a t-shirts you can put over your clothes, but I can’t guarantee the will keep your clothing paint free. In fact, I can probably guarantee you will get paint on them.

Will I have a finished piece to hang on my wall at the end of class? It depends. Some folks finish a painting in one session. Others come to multiple sessions to finish their work. It really depend on when you (the artist) call it done.


Refund Policy:  I don’t offer refunds. In the event you must miss a class you will receive written materials for that lesson for study on your own.

More questions? Give me a shout via the contact form at the bottom of the page. Please put painty in the subject line and I’ll get back to you ASAP.[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Rave Reviews”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]“I have wanted to paint for a long time. So when my friend invited me to attend one of Trish’s painting classes, I said yes.

I had never painted before. At one point I got frustrated with my painting and Trish was right there to offer direction and advice. It really helped, my painting turned out great, I love it! Also the food was awesome.”   Nancy Hamele[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3629″ img_size=”275×275″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3628″ img_size=”275×275″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]“I’m an artist, I paint every single day. I thought attending Trish’s class would be a fun way to spend an afternoon- painting and having fun with others.

Trish did a great job with explaining what we were going to do, and took time to make sure that everyone felt relaxed and comfortable as they painted.

Supplies were plentiful so we had everything we needed to create, and when someone needed extra support she was there to offer tips and encouragement without pressure or expectation.

It felt good to move and mediate a bit before getting started, plus the food was beautifully displayed and delicious too.

If you want to spend an afternoon with some really great creative souls having fun and slinging paint you should definitely go!” – Gina Elbrader[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]”What I liked about Trish’s class was that we received instructions on how to create an abstract painting, but we weren’t all painting the same picture. We got personalized input, coaching, encouragement so we felt comfortable to just go ahead and start playing with the paint.

The breathing and stretching at the beginning was nice because it felt really good and helped my brain turn off so I wasn’t worrying about whether or not I could paint something that would look good.

I love my painting! I can’t tell you how happy I felt coming away with such an awesome piece that I created myself. It is one that will definitely hang in my home as art that I truly love to look at and am so proud of.” – Peggy Newham[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”3630″ img_size=”275×275″][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]