Summertime is the perfect season to indulge in a few fun, artistic, creative activities. If you’re surrounded by kiddies that enjoy a little adventure mixed with a little drawing, coloring, and painting, have you ever considered engaging in (or hosting) a “Paint Club?” Sounds like fun? ABSOLUTELY! Here are four (4) tips on how to start your own summer paint club with friends.
We enjoy painting at home more-so in the summer months because we have much more time daily to explore different art materials, try different paint processes & finishes, and expound on each project. During regular school days, we’re often rushed to move on to the next subject or pack up to literally move on to the next event away from home. Plus, there are more daylight hours in the summer.
If you’re interested in creating a paint club with family and friends during summer months, there are several places to meet each other, multiple ways to get inspired, various themes to consider, and many materials to paint directly onto. Here are a few ideas we’ve enjoyed over the years
1) LOCATION INSPIRATIONS
If you’re seeking inspirations on what to paint (or draw), try taking your art materials to these locations around town, set up shop, and be inspired to recreate the world around you.
2) THEME INSPIRATIONS
If you’re seeking something more specific for all the members of your club to think about painting together, like a theme or topic, here are a few themes to consider. You can pre-determine the “theme of the week” before you meet in order to give your creative juices a jumpstart.
3) MATERIAL INSPIRATIONS
So, you’re tired of drawing or painting on regular paper. There are many items you probably have on hand and hadn’t thought of using, or items you can easily access. Here are a few of our favorites and mediums we enjoy using with each.
We're calling it a "paint club," but it can also be extended into an overall art club. Here are a few other tools you may have on hand but hadn't thought to include during the creation of your many masterpieces, and that are easy to carry along with you.
Now that you have your group of friends that have agreed to meet with you periodically over the summer, all you have to do now is choose a gathering location, select your theme of the week, mix and match your materials, bring along a nice snack to share, and VIOLA! You’re off to a great summer filled with artistic expression.
Remember, little ones enjoy being creative just as much as older kids. Just have fun…together!
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