On The Prairies Blog

Jun
27

Free Painting Tutorial for Kids

Here's a fun and easy free painting tutorial that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside! Don't be afraid to layer, layer, layer! Remember that when the paint is wet the colors blend into one another while when you let the paint dry, the new colors will layer brighter. You will create your very [...]
By Amber Van Ma'iingan | D.I.Y.
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Jun
24

Paint Party Fundraiser Marketing

There is no 'I' in TEAM! Marketing your paint party fundraiser is a team effort between Painting on the Prairies, you and your fundraiser support team. It takes more than just us to make your paint party fundraiser a success. It will take more than just you. The more people you can get involved in [...]
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Jun
22

What is our teaching style like?

Glad you asked! Just like there are many styles of painting, every instructor has their own teaching style. Although there really is no right or wrong way to paint there are a lot of things that can impact the way your painting turns out and one of those things is the instructions. While some people [...]
By Amber Van Ma'iingan | About On The Prairies
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Jun
22

What’s included in our Paint Parties

Paint Parties are a fun and relaxing activity that you can enjoy with very little work on your end. We set everything up, lead you step-by-step through the painting with detailed instructions and then clean everything up at the end. You just get to paint! So, what's included with a Paint Party anyway? A POTP [...]
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Jun
13

Paint Our Popular Little Fox for Free!

Now your kids can paint our popular Little Fox for free! This little guy is one of our most requested paintings for paint parties among 6-9 year old's. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions to create your very own version of our popular Little Fox painting! Free hand the fox or use the tracer provided at [...]
By Amber Van Ma'iingan | D.I.Y.
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May
29

Shake it Off and Let it Go!

If you have ever been to a Painting on the Prairies Paint Party, I am sure that you have heard me tell everyone “Before we get started I want everyone to take a deep breath and relax!” Usually I follow that up by saying that sometimes painting can feel stressful for beginners but that it […]

By Amber Van Ma'iingan | Stories to Inspire You . Uncategorized
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May
10

Gender Reveal Party

To reveal or not to reveal, that is the question! If you are expecting a wee one to join your family in the next 9 months I am sure you have been asked if you know what you are having. While some parents choose to keep it a surprise, more and more couples are deciding […]

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May
09

Acrylic Paint Environmental Effects

Just because something is “better” for the environment than the alternative or is labelled “non-toxic” does not mean it cannot have a negative impact. Consider all the make-up that we wear that is considered non-toxic but that we are now finding out cause problems in our bodies or that vinegar is better for the environment […]

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May
01

So You Want To Try Painting At Home, But Where Do You Start?

I have a lot of loyal, repeat paint partiers and once in awhile someone will tell me how attending a paint party awakened (or reawakened) a love for painting that has overflowed into painting at home. I love it when I hear that I have been able to inspire someone to embrace their creative side! […]

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Apr
22

Spring Is Here and So Is Our New Product Line of Kids Painting Kits!

  It looks like 2018 is the year that kids paint parties are set to take over adult paint parties for POTP! So, since Christmas, I have been furiously working on new ideas for expanding what Painting on the Prairies has to offer kids! You may have already seen that we are now offering Goody […]

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