What do Successful Artists Say About Getting Started in the Arts?

At Life With Paint, we've helped over 54,000 delighted students realize the beauty and joy of painting. We've delivered over 2,180 classes at 17 locations across Australia and New Zealand. We are thrilled to be Australia's largest social painting company, an organization that is spearheading the group painting movement in Australia. Occasionally, we notice that some...

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Trying Something New with Alice Springs Group Painting Classes

Do you ever find yourself getting bored out there in the wilds of Alice Springs? Ever wake up on your day off and have no clear idea just what on earth you are going to do with your day? Maybe you’ve already been to the Alice Springs Desert Park, the Telegraph Station Historical Preserve, ANZAC Hill, the Ilparpa Swamp Wildlife Protected Area, etc. Don't get us...

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The Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Painting

When we think of paintings and the art of creating paintings, we might remember paintings we’ve seen, artwork we’ve admired, paintings we’ve purchased (or longed after). For the vast majority of us who are not already highly skilled artists, we equate painting(s) to the artwork of others that we see and appreciate. We might even equate the art of painting to the...

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Rekindling the Inner Artist with Group Painting Classes

A lot of times, people find it challenging to take that first step into a hobby or activity that they've wanted to do for some time. Most of us have felt this way at some point in our lives. We want to do something so badly, but we are hesitant, nervous, even fearful to take that first step. In a lot of ways, that's pretty silly. Why? Because every single person who...

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Private Event Painting Classes for New Years

Are you excited to head into the New Year? Ready for a new revolution around the ol' Sun? We sure are! It's been a fantastic year of offering hundreds of group painting classes, private events, and themed painting parties to thousands of guests all across Australia. We aim to finish the year with a bang, and that's why our artists at Life With Paint are offering...

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Private Event Painting Classes for Indian Holidays

Holidays are a great time to get out and about and enjoy one's city. We often don't have to work on holidays, so such events are like an additional "free" day that we might not have been expecting. But when these holidays roll around, what's one to do? Rather than just sitting in front of the television all day, why not get out and about and do something? Why not...

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Private Event Painting Classes for Christmas

The holidays are here! And our instructors, guest artists, and support staff at Life With Paint are excited for the most creative, joyous, and loving time of the year. This is the time of year when we offer Christmas-themed group painting classes in Melbourne. We have a full list of Christmasy example paintings that you can choose from. We can teach students how to...

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Private Event Painting Classes for: Valentine’s Day

Looking for a fun activity to do this upcoming Valentine's Day? Trying to schedule something that will really "WOW!" your significant other? Looking for a V-Day activity that's different from the usual humdrum, (e.g., brunch, flowers, and chocolates)? Enter in Life With Paint, a social painting organization that's helped thousands of couples enjoy unique, private,...

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Painting Classes as a Great Idea for Various Japanese Holidays

Australia is a beautiful melting pot of cultures and ethnic groups. Every year, families from dozens of different countries emigrate to Australia to live a life down under. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, there were 7.3 million migrants living in Australia as of 2018. That represents about one-third of the continent's population....

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Melbourne’s Art Heist – Looking Back

As crime goes, Aussies are proud to have very little of it. But an art heist from almost 35 years ago is again making headlines today. Why? Because authorities still don’t know who perpetrated the crime. What’s the story? Picasso, Melbourne, and Australia’s Most Memorable Art Heist A September, 2019 issue of ABC News Australia (good spot for an outbound link {link...

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Life With Paint! – Trying Something New in Sydney

Visiting Sydney and looking for something fun to do? Want to enjoy the Harbour City in a fun, memorable way? Rather than just taking pictures of Sydney attractions like everyone else does, why not paint those attractions? Thanks to Life With Paint social painting classes, you can now create real, fantastic artwork of anything and everything you love about Sydney. No...

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Life With Paint USA – Frequently Asked Questions

Life With Paint, it's a great way to spend time with friends and meet new people! Finally, a fantastic opportunity to get a little artsy on your night out! A host artist will deliver a social painting class to you, your friends, and others. The artist will provide instructions and guidance, helping each student in the group create a 16×20 reproduction painting of...

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Life With Paint USA – About Us

Are you getting bored with the usual weekend activities? Thinking about trying something different? Considering rekindling your inner artist? Social painting may just be the hot-ticket item for you! And what is social painting, you ask? Think of it this way. Remember back in kindergarten when you and your classmates would get together and make finger paintings? Your...

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Changing it Up with a Group Painting Class in Sydney

Do you ever feel like, when it comes to recreational activities in Sydney, that you’ve just done it all? That you’ve explored all the exciting attractions that the city has to offer? That you're at a loss for what to do next? And does that leave you feeling bored, maybe stressed, maybe a little depressed that you’ve possibly “done it all”? Luckily, there is a...

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Diving Into a New Hobby in Gold Coast

Whether you hail from Gold Coast or Southport, Broadbeach, Merrimac, Robina, Carrara, Benowa, Ashmore, or one of the surrounding communities, odds are you’ve had a weekend or two where you felt pretty bored. Maybe you had nothing to do, and perhaps that made you feel stressed, lethargic, depressed, or just generally grumpy. Gold Coast is often thought of as “Party...

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Getting Started as a Beginner Painter

Have you always wanted to paint? Always wanted to create beautiful pieces of art? Always wanted to take what's in your mind's eye and replicate it on canvas? Some people think that painting is a natural-born talent. But in reality, anyone can learn how to paint. But how do you get started? Where do you start? Maybe you've always wanted to paint, but you don't know...

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Giving Life With Paint Classes as Gifts This Holiday Season

Did you know that you can give Life With Paint class passes out to your friends and family members? That's right, this Christmas season, consider giving your loved ones gifts that will really mean something, gifts that are memorable. We even have two recent testimonies from happy students who bought or received Life With Paint classes as gifts. Debra Rillo said she...

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Group Painting Classes vs. Clubbing

Set the scene. It's a Wednesday afternoon. The workweek is at the halfway point. You have your eyes set on the weekend. You and your friends are trying to figure out what to do to make this weekend memorable. One friend mentions going to the bar. Everyone sort of groans. Not the bar again. Another night of spending too much money to drink too much alcohol, only to...

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Less Paint and Sip, More Paint and Create!

Paint and sip. Here is an activity, one could even call it an industry, that is rapidly growing. Paint and sip consists of group painting lessons accompanied by the consumption of wine or other alcoholic beverages. Since 2007, the number of "paint and sip" franchises has increased rapidly. Just in the U.S. and Canada alone, there are about 1,000 paint and sip...

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A Memorable Hens Night Thanks to Life With Paint

You and the ladies are sitting down to plan the best hens night possible for one of your favorite gals. She’s getting married, and you and the hens want to plan the best send-off ever! And you’ve probably heard about all of the usual options. Drinks from dawn till dusk, limos, bars, fancy restaurants, and maybe even a male stripper? Yeah sure, but everyone does...

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6 Steps You Need to Take to Get Started in Art – From Playing it Out in Your Head to Putting it Down on the Canvas

If you’ve considered getting involved in the arts, you likely have artistic ideas in your head, concepts that would look fantastic on canvas. But perhaps you’re not sure how to get started, how to go from inspiration/imagination to a completed work of art. Luckily there are steps to this, a clear pathway to going from having ideas and dreams to being a competent and...

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5 Things You Must Do to Correctly Choose Your Art Medium

Choosing an art medium can be challenging, especially when you are new to the arts. And as technology has advanced and the world has become more connected, the number of art mediums has multiplied. Why? Because now people can share ideas on an international platform. For example, Australians can now learn how art is created on the other side of the globe, and vice...

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