As much as I’d love to be, I am really not an artist. I wish I could paint or draw, but I’ve never really excelled at either. Because of this, I was a little nervous to take part in a Paint Your Pet event with Wine & Design. But since it was a fundraiser for the group I foster with, Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue, I couldn’t really say no.
I’ve only done one other wine and painting event and the combination of my poor artistic skills and a couple glasses of wine resulted in a less than stellar painting. This time I decided to focus more on the painting and less on the wine and the result was pretty good! I also had a great instructor, Natalie (who also fosters with COPR), who helped guide me through the process.
Tada, Roscoe in his full glory!
In the interest of full disclosure, you do send them a photo and they print out a black and white version that you paint, which makes it much easier than painting it all from scratch. The instructor also provides a lot of tips and tricks to ensure the painting turns out well. All of the paintings turned out really well in our group and would definitely be worthy of hanging on the wall! It was such a fun event, I am looking forward to going back and painting Hunter next. Anytime you can get a group together and drink wine and look at cute pet photos is a good night in my book!
Paint Your Pet is regular occurrence at Wine & Design and other painting places throughout Cleveland. And, if you work with a rescue group or non profit you can organize a Paint Your Pet night to raise funds for your group.
Here are some places around Cleveland that host the events:
Wine & Design Cleveland, Rocky River – The group hosts regular paint your pet nights, check out their calendar for more info: https://wineanddesign.com/calendars/cleveland-west
We contacted them about hosting a fundraiser Paint Your Pet night for Central Ohio Pomeranian Rescue and they were very accommodating, even fitting us into just a regularly scheduled Paint Your Pet when we couldn’t get enough people to host our own event. Typically you need at least 12 people to host a fundraiser, but they can accommodate up to 30.
Artists Uncorked Lakewood – Next event is July 5 http://artistsuncorkd.com/events/paint-your-pet-in-lakewood-27/ They also host fundraisers, email them for more information.
Painting with a Twist, Avon – The next one on June 25 is sold out, but you can get on their waiting list to find out about upcoming Paint Your Pet events here: http://www.paintingwithatwist.com/events/viewevent.aspx?eventID=1177024
Wine & Canvas in Strongsville also has “Paint Whatever You Want” nights and opportunities to host fundraisers at their facility. You can find out more here: https://www.wineandcanvas.com/fundraising-cleveland-akron-oh.html
Now I just have to decide where to hang this Roscoe painting….