When it’s time for a night out with friends, a special someone or the folks from work, it seems we often look to the standard dinner out to relax and enjoy the company of others. Rarely do we find a social activity that’s a fun and creative learning experience that everyone can do – at least with the right mentoring. Paint The Coast painting parties are just this kind of activity. And the mentoring couldn’t be better. Paint The Coast was founded by Kathy Schumacher, an award-winning local artist. Kathy and her daughter, Krista Schumacher, also a talented artist, will guide you in successfully completing your masterpiece. And while painting, you’ll find yourself relaxed, have the opportunity to visit with others, and have a glass of wine if you like. You’re painting becomes a memory of the event as well as art to brighten your home or office.
Focal Point eSolutions is happy to announce that the Paint The Coast website has just launched. The site is a one-stop shop for someone interested in seeing what painting classes are scheduled, register and pay for a class, or even email a special someone (or several special someones) a gift certificate for a painting class. Do you have a group you’d like to host a private party for? You can send Kathy a request for a Private Party from the site to get the event rolling. Scheduled classes are available at Café Liquid in Niceville or The Pancakery in Destin but you can select your own venue for your private party if desired.
It was wonderful getting to know Kathy Schumacher while working on the website. I’ve admired her artwork for years at ArtsQuest. What a very creative, lovely lady! You can view her professional work at Schumacher Fine Art where she uses a palette knife technique that results in textured paintings that are a cross between painting and sculpture, having almost 3D attributes. She uses rich colors that provide depth to her paintings. It’s not surprising that this richness of color is also featured in the paintings she offers in her painting parties. Krista is available to teach Emerald Coast painting parties during the Summer months. Her vibrant oil paintings are done with a unique alla prima style infused with realism and impressionism. You can see her portfolio at Krista Schumacher Art.
Register for a Painting Party today! You’ll have a great evening of fun and make a memory for many years to come. Here are just a few of the paintings you may have available to choose from when you register: