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.


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.


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)


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.


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.

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.


 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.
  • 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.