Pinot’s Palette Offering Project Pet Classes for National Pet MonthPinot's Palette
Just in time for National Pet Month in May, Pinot’s Palette is giving pet parents the opportunity to honor their furry, feathered, or finned friends in a very special way. Pinot’s Palette, the premier paint and sip studio, is hosting Project Pet —entire classes dedicated to helping people paint a portrait of their pet.
Research published in the Los Angeles Times shows that just looking at our pets causes our brains to release oxytocin, which makes the human brain feel joy and decreases stress hormones.
Barbara Streisand recently cloned her dogs, so she could continue looking at them. If people can’t afford that $50k price tag, cloning a pet on canvas at Pinot’s Palette is the next best thing!
Chris & Jill Shaw from Pinot’s Palette Gilbert explain to FOX 10 Phoenix, “People love painting their pets! Our pets nowadays are our family. Why not immortalize them in a painting?”
Project Pet — How it Works
- Participants pre-register and submit a photo of their pet.
- Pinot’s Palette transfers the photo onto a 16”x20” canvas.
- The night of the class, the talented artists walk pet painters through the steps to bring the portrait of their pet to life — from customizing the right colors to capturing the gleam in their eyes to accentuating every strand of fluff.
It’s a fun way to honor your pet and the joy they bring to your life. Many people also find Project Pet to be a deeply meaningful way to memorialize a furry family member who has crossed the rainbow bridge. Many Pinot’s Palette studios even donate a portion of the profits to help local animal shelters.
Want to see it in action? Check out this video:
We Love Our Pets
- Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017–2018 National Pet Owners Survey.
- Ninety-five percent of pet owners surveyed in a Harris poll think of their dogs and cats as members of the family.
- Forty-five percent of pet owners say they’ve frequently or occasionally bought birthday presents for their pets.
- Three in ten (31 percent) say they frequently or occasionally cook especially for their pets.
Pawparazzi — Five Stops to the Purr-fect Pet Pic
Want to prepare for a Project Pet class or take better pics of your pet? We have five tips to help people take paw-some pics of their pets.
- Clamp a binder clip on top of the smartphone to hold treats.
- Don’t use the flash. Natural light works best.
- Find a contrasting background. Light pet — dark background. Dark pet — light background. Move distracting objects out of the way.
- Get close. Stand four feet away or closer.
- Be happy and relaxed. Your mood will rub off on your pet.
We put the tips together in this fun video!
See what more studios are doing for Project Pet:
Pet Portraits at Pinot’s Palette – The Santa Clarita Valley Signal – April 29, 2018
Pinot’s Palette Las Vegas & KSVN-TV Las Vegas – May 1, 2018
Pinot’s Palette Prairie Village & FOX 4 Kansas City – May 6, 2018
Pinot’s Palette Elk Grove & ABC 10 Sacramento – May 10, 2018
Pinot’s Palette Spokane & KREM-TV Spokane – May 16, 2018