Painting on canvas classes at Claytopia

I have some exciting news – I’m going to be teaching painting on canvas classes at Claytopia in Erie, PA!

Shortly after I moved here, I met Gretchen from Claytopia. She invited me to teach painting on canvas classes there. I did a practice class last Friday, and it went really great!

The classes will be standalone (not in a series) and each class will focus on painting a particular painting step-by-step.

For the practice class, I did a painting of owls on a branch.

Here I am showing how to paint the branch in a wavy line.

And here, I am describing how to paint the shapes of the owls (my special trick!).

Here are the students hard at work painting their backgrounds :)

My Aunt Stacy and my cousin Jake came too!

Here I am with all the students holding their paintings!

I think they all turned out great, and they were each very different and unique!

My next steps will be planning out the painting classes – I have a lot of ideas! Pajama night, girls night, boys night (dragon painting?), and storytime + painting with kids. After I plan the classes I want to teach, they want a month to advertise it before I actually hold the class. The first class I do will probably be the same as the practice class though, since it is something I’m already familiar with. I will post updates as more stuff happens with this!

5 thoughts on “Painting on canvas classes at Claytopia

  1. Ohhhhh, this looks like such amazing fun! I love the ideas for the future classes! “Dragon Night” and “Pajama Night” would be my favorites!
    Everyone’s paintings came out so wonderful! I can see they had a very talented teacher!

  2. Hi Heather,

    That is wonderful, congratulations on your new teaching adventure. I loved seeing your class and students…their finished pieces look wonderful. Looking forward to hearing about more of your teaching adventures.


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