Celebrate Your Personal CreativityWhat does it mean to be creative, anyway? The first result in every dictionary we checked is something along the lines of, “being able to make new things or come up with new ideas.”
That’s a broad definition, but that’s part of what makes it such a meaningful word. Pretty much anyone can create new things. Pretty much anyone can come up with an idea that is, at the very least, new to them. Do you see where we’re going with this? Everyone has what it takes to be creative, because there are so many ways to be creative.
AND WE CELEBRATE EVERY ONE OF THEM.
Some of our visitors walk away from class disappointed that their work of art doesn’t look exactly like the instructor’s. But frankly, we’d feel a twinge of disappointment if any two paintings came out the same.
Whether you’re in a guided painting class or practicing on your own at home, part of the joy and purpose of practice is to discover your own style. Sloppy IS a style. So are wiggly lines, and thick outlines, and smeared outlines, and thick paint layers and thin wispy strokes. ANY style can become masterfully beautiful with practice and refinement, so never try to change what comes naturally to you.
CREATIVITY IS DIVERSE.
When you look through the class photos on Pinot’s Palette Facebook page, you might notice a couple of things. One is that while most everyone’s finished products share obvious semblance, there are profound differences in each one that make them unique to the creator. The other is that, from time to time, one or two paintings are dramatically different from everyone else’s. Maybe it’s the color scheme, or maybe someone painted a herd of goats into their picture. Maybe there was a paint splatter that gives the whole image a falling-confetti look (and maybe it was accidental, or not).
All of these differences are what we like to see. At Pinot’s Palette, you will never have your art judged, and we won’t “correct” something unless you specifically request it. Our instructors are painters themselves, and have gone through their own discovery process to find their unique style and methodology. They understand it’s important for you to be able to go through that process too – even if it’s only for one or two classes.