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Paint Nite: Cactus Collection II


  • Ages 13 & up
  • 2 hours
  • Language: English
  • Promo codes/Vouchers not accepted for this event

$15 per person
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The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist

These events are presented live through Zoom. So, pour a drink, grab a snack, and get creative! Links will be emailed to you within 24 hours of the event. Any age can participate in virtual events listed as 13+ with adult supervision. You will need to paint your canvas black at least an hour prior to this event!

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Supply recommendations:

Paint: For most projects, you can use any kind of ACRYLIC paint in colors red, yellow, light blue, dark blue, black, and white. I also highly recommend burnt sienna for this painting! Liquitex Basics Acrylics and Artist's Loft Acrylics are popular brands and available at many retailers. For most paintings, the average person will only need 1 - 1.5 ounces of white paint, and .5 - 1 ounce of every other color. This means your paint purchase will last for many projects!

Canvas: Canvases can be found online at Michael's, Jo-Ann, Walmart, DickBlick.com, a resale store or a local shop near you. I use a 16 x 20 Artist's Loft canvas from Michael's. You can use any size you wish, you can use canvas boards, wood panels, cardboard, or re-paint canvases you already have. Just be sure to give it a coat or two of white paint or acrylic primer before we start if you're repainting over an existing painting! You will need to paint your canvas black at least an hour prior to this event!

Brushes: There are LOTS of different brush choices, and every artist has a unique preference. Ultimately, I recommend a large 1" flat brush, a medium filbert, a medium round, a medium flat, and a tiny brush. This is the set that I personally use for each of my events: https://www.dickblick.com/items/06223-9155/

Easel: "Tabletop easels" are available online for $10 and less through Michael's, Walmart, Target, and DickBlick. An easel is optional, because you can prop your canvas up against something or paint with it flat on the table.

Other supplies you will need:

a cup for water

a paper towel, cloth, or rag

an apron or old piece of clothing you don't mind getting messy

a plastic or reusable tablecloth, trash bag, or newspapers to keep your table clean

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Yaymaker Host Allison Nickens located in Harrisonburg, VA

Allison has a deep rooted passion for the arts and has now joined Paint Nite to share the love with you! Allison has a BFA in Studio Art with a concentration in painting and drawing from James Madison University. Throughout college she was a member of Kappa Pi, JMU's honors art fraternity, and participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions around the Harrisonburg area. After graduation she began live painting at music and arts festivals and at local shows, and still continues to show and sell her work around Harrisonburg. Allison uses her art to explore her inner-self and believes in the artist in everyone. Come join her for a fun, relaxing evening at Paint Nite! To view some of her original artwork, please visit www.allisonnickens.com or facebook.com/allisonnickensart

Host Reviews

4.5 out of 5 (43 reviews)
Verified Paint Nite Guest

She has a painting there that she has done herself and she very clearly guides you through it . A pleasure.

Verified Paint Nite Guest

The host was very patient and helpful!

Verified Paint Nite Guest

Super friendly and easy to follow! Also very understanding for those who are slower painters. Would recommend to anyone and will be joining her again soon.

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