Paint Nite: Sailing in a Dream
The Original Paint Nite: Unleash your inner artist
Make some extra yay in your night out this week at an Original Paint Nite party! In just two hours you'll go from blank canvas to colorful masterpiece, all while you laugh and maybe share a few glasses of wine with your friends old and new. You'll be in great hands with our master artist Amanda Kinser, who will guide you through all the steps to follow, no experience necessary whatsoever! There ain't no party like a Paint Nite party - come join us at ~Amanda's Virtual Creation Station~ in Vinton this Monday night and see what all the shouting's about! Yaymaker events are always local, always creative, and always a great way to make YAY.
Amanda Kinser started her adventure in art as a toddler, drawing stick figures on her bedroom wall and letting the family dog take credit for it. A few masterpieces and "no more markers!" later, her parents enrolled her in a painting class at age five. She painted a vase of flowers on her very first day, and has not stopped painting since. In high school, she began assisting her long-time teacher in classes with younger students and gained a love for teaching. She began experimenting with multiple mediums, including ink, watercolor, charcoal, and acrylic. She attended college at Virginia Tech to study Studio Art for a while, until she ultimately chose to pursue a Masters degree in Family and Consumer Science Education. In 2011, she was placed in Roanoke for an internship and never left. Amanda now spends her days encouraging creativity in Roanoke's youth as a high school teacher. A child at heart, she spends her evenings escaping the responsibilities of adulthood by drawing, painting, and cuddling with her dog (not at the same time).