Elizabeth VanHoutan, Paint Classes

September & October 2013 Classes at “The Perfect Pair”

Now that the kids are back in school and the summer is fast approaching it’s end (though it doesn’t feel like it this week), we have several classes on our calendar for the next two months.  We have some couples classes that are perfect for a date night or even fun to do with a best friend or a mother daughter class.  We have a couple kids tote painting classes as well.  Beki will be even teaching a new class on how to paint with the VanGogh paints.  Our popular windows and frames classes are on the schedule too.  See below for the details of each class being offered and the calendar of dates they are being offered on.  🙂  We hope you can join us for one or more of our classes!

Class Descriptions

Canvas Class:  “Lonely Birches”       Instructor:  Elizabeth Van Houtan

Details: Couples will work together to create 2 canvases (16×20) that can be hung together, vertically or horizontally. “Lonely Birches”   is heavily textured and ‘painted’ with cardboard. This canvas uses tiny glass beads, metallic silver and gold, and white, gray and tan paints. Perfect for just about any decor! A perfect date night class!!!

Cost: $80.00 – a $25.00 deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due the evening of class.  Spots Available: 6 Couples per class.

Date/Time: Wednesday September 11, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Class: Create a Tote with Me Kids Class       Instructor:  Wanda Timmons

Ages: 5 and up with parent supervision

Details: Each child and/or parent, will create a tote of their own design. The possibilities are endless, as to what you can come up with.  It is the perfect way to create fun memories with your children, grandchildren, nieces, and/or nephews.

Cost: 1 Tote for $25.00 or 2/$40  – a $10.00 deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable. One Child per tote. The remaining balance is due the day of class.  Spots Available: 10 Children accompanied by adult per class.

Date/Times: Saturday October 19th – 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Class: Windows & Fancy Frames       Instructor(s): Wanda Timmons

Details:  If you love Pinterest, and the projects you see pinned for cool windows and frame ideas, you will love our Windows & Fancy Frames classes.  For your window you have your choice of creating dry erase boards, chalk boards, mirror windows, cork boards, even cool windows that can be turned into serving trays, and wine glass holders.  The possibilities of what you can turn your window into are endless.  As for the frames class, you can create a chalk board, dry erase board, cork board, ribbons and/or hair accessories holder for your little girl, and so many other cute projects!  Please note, you will need to provide the window or frame for this class.  You can either bring one in you already have or else come out a few days before the class to see what we have for sell in our warehouse.  All windows must be prepped and ready to go before class.

Cost: $75.00 each class for windows/frames up to 3’x3’ (an additional $15.00 fee per window/frame that exceeds the 3’x3’ size).  Sign up for both windows & frames class on the same day and save $25.00.  To reserve your spot a $25.00 deposit is required at sign up and the remaining balance is due the day of class. Spots Available: 8 spots per class.

Dates/Times: Wednesday September 4, 2013 – 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (Frames) & 11:45 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.(Windows)

Saturday Ocober 5, 2013 – 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Frames) & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Windows)

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Canvas Class:  “Fifty Shades of Fall”       Instructor:  Elizabeth Van Houtan

Details: Couples will work together to create a 2 piece abstract painting with lots of texture and fall colors that can be hung together. This is a perfect date night class!!!

Cost: $80.00 – a $25.00 deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due the evening of the class.   Spots Available: 6 Couples per class.

Dates/Times: Saturday October 19, 2013 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Paint Class: vanGogh Chalk Paint Collection Workshop 101

Instructor: Beki VanMeter of Paint Junkies

Details: Learn the ins and outs of creating fabulous Shabby Chic finishes.  This technique, in the French Province Style is easy and fun! In this workshop, you will learn how to use “chalk paint” to layer colors, distress and wax on samples to reproduce on your own furniture pieces, picture frames, garden ornaments, etc.  vanGogh Chalk paint sticks to almost anything!  You will go home with four wood samples and a picture frame chalkboard ready to hang on your wall! Best of all, you will have gained the knowledge and expertise to redo that old rocking chair, dining table, crown mould, kids furniture, and so much more. Sandwiches for lunch will be provided.  Please bring a drink or snack if you would like.

Cost: $125.00 – a $50.00 deposit is required to hold your spot and is non-refundable. The remaining balance is due the evening of the class.   Spots Available: 8 spots per class.

Dates/Times:  Saturday Sept. 7, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.                                                                       Friday Oct. 18, 2013   –  10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Call us at The Perfect Pair – (217)-672-8822 or e-mail us at: theperfectpair01@gmail.com if interested in any of our upcoming classes.

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Beki VanMeter, Paint Classes, Wanda Timmons

A Different Kind of View

Last Tuesday, we hosted our first Pinterest Inspired Windows class here at the Perfect Pair. It was such a hit and a truly great time. The ladies showed up with their windows all prepped and ready to unleash their creativity on their latest project.

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Each of the ladies picked out the paint colors for their windows. They decided if they wanted to create a chalkboard, mirror, dry erase, or cork board. Hooks, knobs, handles or stencils?!?! It was up to each of the ladies just how they wanted to make their window project.

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As you can see, no two windows were alike. Stencils and lettering were quite popular, but each lady chose something different, which always makes teaching these classes even more fun!

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Wanda even created a fun serving tray out of her window before the class started. How fun is this and a unique way to give an old window a new and different use! Super creative and fun! For the class she sat out fresh fruit, cheese, and cracker. Image And what goes better with fresh fruit, cheese, and crackers, than wine! Check out the awesome hanging wine glass rack Wanda also created out of an old window. Talk about a conversation piece! I absolutely just love it. Who would have thought an old window would find such a cool new use!

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At the end of class we had lots of smiling beautiful ladies, with their new window creations to hang in their homes! So much fun seeing these windows from a different kind of view!

Looking forward to the next Pinterest Inspired Windows class on Tuesday August 6th. It is sure to be another great evening! The class cost $50.00 and is from 5:30 to 8:30. You provide the window we provide the paint! Call us at 217-672-8822 to register.

Wanda Timmons

Grandma & Me Kids Class: Let’s Make A Tote

This past Thursday, we had several little artists in the classroom, showing off their artistic skills with their Grandma’s and an Aunt.  We held our second kids class for our summer kids class sessions and this time, we decided to create awesome designs on some tote bags.  Wait until you see the creative designs below.

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Hard at work on their tote designs!

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What makes these creations even more special is they were able to design these totes with their Grandma’s.

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Memories in the making at The Perfect Pair.

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Cute designs and sweet smiling girls!

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Now that is A-R-T!!!

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The lovely ladies showing off their finished totes.  What a fun night for all.  🙂

More kids classes coming soon!  So be sure to follow our blog or check us out on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news and information on classes at The Perfect Pair.

Beki VanMeter, Paint Classes, Uncategorized, Wanda Timmons

2nd Pinterest-Inspired Windows Class in August

Wow!!!  We have many clients and friends, who are as captivated by Pinterest, as we are here at The Perfect Pair.  🙂  With an overwhelming response to our first Pinterest-Inspired Windows class that filled up in less than a week, we have decided to offer up 2nd class.  All the same details apply (which you can read about below).  So, if you missed out on the first class, mark your calendar for Tuesday August 6th from 5:30-8:30 pm., because we will be hosting another class.  It is sure to be a fun-filled evening for all who take part in this class.  Space is limited to only 8 spots, so don’t delay and sign up today!  Call us at 217-672-8822…now for all the details.  🙂

The sign-up fee for the class is $50.00 and you must provide your own window or frame. During the class, you can create your own mirror, chalkboard, or dry erase board or even a mirrored window with hooks, like in the sample below. Hooks are not included, but if you would like hooks, please buy prior to class.

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These are just a few different ideas we’ve created with old window frames.

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Mirrored window with sentiment (vinyl lettering/sentiment not included in class price, but can be purchased at Hobby Lobby prior to class).

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Sample with the chalkboard. All windows and frames must be cleaned and ready to go prior to class. You can bring in your own window or frame if you already have one, or stop out and see what we have for sale in our windows section at The Perfect Pair.

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And we have even more than that to choose from!

Details:
  • Cost of class: $50.00 due when you sign up for the class (you provide the mirror or frame).
  • We need 48 hours notice of cancellation in order to refund your money.
  • All windows/frames must be clean prior to coming to class on Tuesday August 6th.
  • Students must bring a hairdryer
  • Space is limited to 8 people per class.
  • Wear clothing you do not mind if paint gets on them. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • The cost of the class is for you only, no guests or children will be allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Call today at: 217-672-8822 to sign up for your spot or if you have any questions.
Beki VanMeter, Paint Classes, Wanda Timmons

Pinterest Inspired Windows Class

I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours on Pinterest. I never really mean to spend that long on there, but it is like you get pulled in and before you know it an hour or two has passed. So, if you’ve been on Pinterest, you’ve probably seen the cool things people create with windows and post on there!

Well, The Perfect Pair is here to help you create one of your very own. We are offering a class on Tuesday July 16th, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm. The sign-up fee for the class is $50.00 and you must provide your own window or frame. During the class, you can create your own mirror, chalkboard, or dry erase board or even a mirrored window with hooks, like in the sample below. Hooks are not included, but if you would like hooks, please buy prior to class.

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These are just a few different ideas we’ve created with old window frames.

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Mirrored window with sentiment (vinyl lettering/sentiment not included in class price, but can be purchased at Hobby Lobby)

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Sample with the chalkboard. All windows and frames must be cleaned and ready to go prior to class. You can bring in your own window or frame if you already have one, or stop out and see what we have for sale in our windows section at The Perfect Pair.

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And we have even more than that to choose from!

Details:
  • Cost of class: $50.00 due when you sign up for the class.
  • We need 48 hours notice of cancellation in order to refund your money.
  • All windows/frames must be clean prior to coming to class on Tuesday July 16th.
  • Students must bring a hairdryer
  • Space is limited to 8 people per class.
  • Wear clothing you do not mind if paint gets on them. Wear comfortable shoes.
  • The cost of the class is for you only, no guests or children will be allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Call today at: 217-672-8822 to sign up for your spot or if you have any questions.
Kid Classes, Paint Classes

Kid Class on Saturday June 15th

Just a couple weeks out of school and have you heard “I’m bored” already from your kids?  If not at least once, but more like a dozen times or even more!  We at The Perfect Pair,  have a fun way to entertain your kids for a couple hours.  We are offering a Hand Painted tie or handkerchief class for kids.  This class is also being offered at the perfect time, since Father’s Day is just a week away.

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We are offering your child their choice of painting a tie or handkerchief. It’s a couple hours of some great fun and possibly a treasured one of a kind gift for their Dad this Father’s Day.  See below for all the details.  Spots are limited, so get signed up asap!  🙂

  • Cost of the class is $15.00 per tie or handkerchief and per child.
  • Class is Saturday June 15th from 3:00 – 5:00 PM at The Perfect Pair in Warrensburg, IL
  • Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult and have adult supervision while completing the class.
  • We only have 8 spots available, so call or email to reserve your spot.
  • For those who are painting please wear clothes that you do not mind if paint gets on them.
  • Please bring a hairdryer if you have one available.
  • Call today at: 217-672-8822 or e-mail us at theperfectpair01@gmail.com to sign up for your spot or if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing what the kids are able to create.  It will be a lot of fun!  🙂

Elizabeth VanHoutan, Paint Classes

June Canvas Class by Elizabeth Van Houtan

We are listening! Due to the overwhelming request for a smaller, less ‘serious’ canvas painting class, Elizabeth Van Houtan has put together a class  that we will be hosting here at The Perfect Pair in the art room,  on Tuesday June 11th from 6-8 pm.

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 Tthe Perfect Pair”  is located at  266 N State Route 121  in  Warrensburg, IL .
This canvas is entitled “Bird Song” but may be customized to be butterflies or dragonflies instead of a bird.
Details:
  • Cost of class: $50.00 due when you sign up for the class.
  • We need 48 hours notice of cancellation in order to refund your money.
  • Students must bring a hairdryer
  • Space is limited to 12 people per class.
  • The cost of the class is for you only, no guests or children will be allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • Call today at: 217-672-8822 to sign up for your spot or if you have any questions.
 For the Tuesday night classes ( which will most likely be every Tuesday night)  students MAY bring beer or wine.  We will provide cups, ice and plates for your drinks and snacks. You MUST be 21 and with a valid photo ID if you have beer or wine.
The cost of the class includes all materials, the canvas(size: 18×18)  and 2 hours of studio time with Elizabeth VanHoutan. Check out Elizabeth’s blog here.