One night, not too long ago, I invited a group of girlfriends over to paint and drink wine at my house. We sipped good wine, we painted, we laughed and it was fabulous! That night sparked the idea for Lola’s Brush. For me, this business combines my favorite things: teaching art, friends and of course, wine!
Professionally, I was a high school art teacher for 10 years in the Chicago Suburbs and I am currently a Kindergarten-8th Grade art teacher at a private school here in Champaign. I love teaching people how to paint and ENJOY the process of creating art, no matter the age of the artist!
One of my favorite things in the world is giving a paintbrush to a child and watching the sheer joy on their face while they paint. Adults, on the other hand, sometimes need a little more reassurance and maybe even a cocktail (or two) so they can enjoy painting again!
The structure of the event is very relaxed and people follow along while I paint. My classes provide plenty of artistic support and encouragement. Take chances! Use the colors you like! I want everyone to enjoy painting and take home something they are proud of! No painting experience necessary! All you need is a reason to celebrate and a willingness to try something new!
Let’s paint the town!