Paint Parties Fun- Raiser    Effective: 2018

Interested in a creative group fundraiser idea ?  To reserve your party, contact us online to discuss your needs. Simply put, we will set up the majority of the fundraiser, so you don't have to worry about much accept selling tickets, and having a volunteer help with set up / clean up of event. When individuals, organizations, or companies choose  Urban Easel to raise funds for a charity, you'll  know we'll be partnering with local restaurants/ pubs to help you organize the event so you don't have to.

We offer to donate up to  25 %  based on the amount  of tickets sold. Success depends on you.  So it is up to you & crucial that you be vigilant with getting the word out early & often  to sell tickets.  We can take a maximum of  75 painters depending on the venue. To make things easier for you, tickets can be purchased online thru us, or at the venue.  


A $35. non-refundable party fee is required for all parties. At time of contract, a $120. non refundable cash deposit is also due, and will hold your party time/date.  Fundraiser will run the risk of being cancelled if a minimum of 10 tickets aren't sold. (Deposit reserves date / time of event, and ensures minimum ticket requirement is meet). 

We understand your position when fundraising. We will often waive deposit at our sole discretion.  By working together on this you agree to provide a minimum of 1 volunteer from your organization to assist with set up & clean up of event, in lieu of deposit.  On average it will take approximately 40 minutes prior to &  20 minutes at end of event, depending on number of ticketed guests.


While the paint party  is the main event itself, you could also choose to have a fundraiser within a fundraiser. For example,  While guests at the fundraiser certainly had the chance to paint with us, you could have the option to hold raffle baskets and bags that they could win, and that were also generously donated by companies  and individuals to raise funds. This would be your solely your responsibility, but we can point you in the right direction.


An instructor and all art supplies are provided. One the day of the event, we'll set up prior to start time. And when it comes time to party we'll have a local art teacher guide your group step by step thru painting. Fun for the absolute beginner, to the seasoned artist. Party is structured around a specific painting. Refreshments are not typically included in the ticket, unless otherwise noted.


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Possibly the best pet-lover gift possible, a hand painted pet portrait made in in USA, by one of our talented artist.



How its done:

1st notifiy us and let us know you are interested in having a pet portrait commisioned.  You'll need us a few pet photos. Preferably taken in daytime without a flash, and at your pet's eye level.  Head & torso shots are great! 

With the visual aid of several pet photos, we'll hand paint your pet portrait on canvas with acyrlics.  Usually this will take 4 weeks and perhaps longer based on work load. Price is based on canvas size, complexity and background chosen.


A simple portrait background is included with painting. This can be chosen to compliment room decor. A pictorial background can be based on your photo or suggestions can be added at additional fee to enhance painting aesthecially.


After I approve your photo(s) as a basis for portrait, a contract will be sent to you. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve a space on my commission list, payable by check or money order only.


As work continues on your portrait, you will be notified with progress updates, so you can see how painting is coming along. You will receive one with the preliminary sketch, plus another one after painting begins.  Reasonable alterations can be made while work is in progress.


When painting is complete, we'll email a copy to you prior to shipping out.  After reviewing the final piece, if you decide you want to continue with the purchase, send us your approval along with the remaining balance, plus quoted shipping charges.  Portraits will be shipped in a sturdy padded, insured container, US address only. Delivery will go out once your payment has cleared. We are located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Local pick up is available at no charge.


Memorial Portrait


If your pet has passed away, a portrait is a beautiful way to commerorate your friendship. We'll need a few photos taken at eye level, in the best day time light possible. 


Gift Certifcates are availble 





Preliminary Sketch

Commissioned Pet Portraits