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Robbinsville, NJ

1079 Washington Blvd
Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Robbinsville, NJ Painting with a Twist Blog


Creative Uses for you Paintings

In the last few months we have started offering more surfaces for you to choose from in some of our classes. We now have real wood boards which when you see that means three or four boards nailed together, we have composite or particle boards and canvases. We occassionally offer wine glasses, too. By choosing to paint on different surfaces and allowing yourself to use your paintings in less traditional ways, you'll soon begin seeing possibilities everywhere. One of our wood board paintings could be propped up among other objects or plants on a covered front porch (you might want to spray your piece with polyurethane to protect if from dampness) or indoors on a shelf or even the floor. Use removable hangers to put paintings on door or even in windows to creat privacy. Consider paintings that would go in different rooms of the house or hallways. Pick up an easel at a craft store and display your paintings on it. Check the internet for ways to use your painting as the background for a collage by attaching photos. When looking at our calendar, consider painting something that someone you know would like as a gift. Paint Your Pet is an exceptionally thoughtful gift for someone who loves their pet and we can do all kinds...dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, you name it. 

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Category: Decor and Design

Painting looks hard, how can it be relaxing?

We get lots of feedback from our customers and the top two things we hear are that it was super fun or very relaxing. The vibe you get from the paint experience has something to do with the time of week you come in and also what you are expecting. Every paint session has music and an instructor, those are standard. The most relaxing sessions to attend are weeknights and Saturday or Sunday afternoons. Here's how we take the stress out of painting even if you are a complete beginner. First, our paitnings are cleverly designed so that simple techniques are used so that you feel comfortable, but slightly challenged at times. Unless it is a 3-hour painting, not too many tiny details are involved. Our paint instructors have lots of experience and know how to break it down for you! The level of concentration needed to learn the techniques, mix your paint and get it on the canvas are just enough to push all the other daily details from your mind. By the end, our painters usually say they felt they'd had a chance to forget their cares and unwind. Does it seem like going out on a weeknight is too much effort and you won't get to rest up for the next day? Take the plunge into painting with us. Be refreshed in a new way.

Category: Spreading Good

Have you painted your pet yet?

Show your love for your fur baby by creating a keepsake piece of art all about them. Wonder how you could do it even if you aren't a painter...even if you have no experience? We do it all the time with people just like you! Here's how it all works...find Paint Your Pet on our calendar (we usually offer it once a month on a Saturday or Sunday). Register for the event online and then email us a photo close-up of your pet's face. We know you probably have more than one lovely pet, but we can only do one at a time. It will take the whole three hour paint session just to complete one image, so you can come back and do the rest of the "family" at another session. Once we have a photo, our artist will creat a charcoal sketch of your pet on a canvas. That will be ready for you when you arrive. The artist instructing the session will direct eveyone to pick out a background color and will show you some simple paint techniques to ad some texture to it if you want. Then they will show you which colors to use to paint a base coat for your pet's fur. Then the fur it self. Finally, the details of the face will be added under their direction and amazingly, you will have your pet to take home and display. This is a wonderful gift to do for someone else...what a great surprise that would be. 

A three-hour session is a bit of work, but it is worth the effort when you see the results!! 

Category: Art Spotlights