Project Pet Classes for National Pet MonthPinot's Palette
Sit. Stay. Paint. Just in time for National Pet Month in May, the local Pinot’s Palette, the premier paint and sip studio, is hosting Project Pet — an entire class dedicated to helping people paint a portrait of their pet.
Project Pet gives pet parents the op-paw-tunity to honor their furry, feathered, or finned friends in a very fetching way.
Corey Beth from Pinot’s Palette Memorial City explains to CW39 Houston, “When you come in we’re going to help you do the background however you want, and then it’s pretty much a paint by number. We show you how to mix the colors for your pet, and how to create the type of fur your pet has.”
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 capture the gleam in their eyes to accentuating every strand of fluff.
Want to see it in action? Check out this video.
It’s a fun way for people to honor their pets and the joy they bring to thier 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.
We Love Our Pets
- More than 183 million families own a dog or a cat, according to the 2017–2018 American Pet Products survey.
- The same survey shows pet lovers in the United States spent $72.56 billion on their pets in 2018 – reflecting a 4 percent increase over 2017.
- 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.
Paparazzi — Five Stops to the Purr-fect Pet Pic
Can’t make it to a Pet Project class? The experts at Pinot’s Palette 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:
Pinot’s Palette Kenwood & FOX19 Cincinnati – May 3, 2019
Pinot’s Palette Gilbert & Good Morning Arizona – May 6, 2019
Pinot’s Palette to celebrate National Pet Month – The Spokesman-Review – May 7, 2019