Love is in the Air…Happy February!

February is Here

It’s February and we know that there are a few types of people out there this time of year. Well, we’re happy to say that Stickman is here for all your Valentine’s or Anti-Valentine’s or simply just no interest in Valentine’s Day needs and wants!

We’re offering a wide variety of painting classes this month, and we definitely hope to see you at one!

Click Here to be redirected to our full schedule of classes.


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Facebook Live Events

We love these events because they’re great for A.) anyone who doesn’t want to leave their house on these cold February nights but who still want to paint with us and B.) anyone who wants to paint with us but isn’t in the area!

Facebook Live events offer the same great classes we provide in person but they’re from the comfort of your own home. You’ll get a two hour, in-depth class taught by one of our great instructors who will be answering questions and providing feedback all along the way.

Our next one is happening February 7, so book your spot now!

If you want to sign up or need more information, Click Here.


Giving Back

Stickman Painting Studio loves giving back to our community. We are so thankful for all the great opportunities to give a little something back.

Our Paint Your Pet nights offer us exactly that!

These are a great experience and a great way to give back to your community as well. Portions of proceeds from each sign up for these nights go directly to the charity specified on the sign-up link. You get to take home a beautiful creation of your special furball all while helping other animals in need. If you’re looking for more information or to sign up:
Click Here

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Australian Bushfire Relief Charity Event

Another great thing that we here at Stickman are doing is a fundraising event happening next month March 11 to raise money for the Australian Bushfires. We are sending 1/2 of all our proceeds from this event to a relief fund in hopes of helping the wildlife recover from the fires that have been burning across Australia.

This is a great event for a great cause. If you want to sign up to ensure your spot,
Click Here.


Private Parties

We love booking private parties and offer easy and quick booking for events. Take a peak below to see what we offer.
We also can set up a special event just for you. Whatever your needs are, we are sure that we can meet them!

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Click Here to be directed to our booking page.


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“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.” – Bob ross

 

Get to Know the Team: Ashley Hain

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted a blog post, but we’re happy to be back with a new one this week!

Recently, we’ve started introducing our team on here, starting with our awesome CEO Stacey Ball. This week we’re moving on to introducing another member of our team: Ashley Hain who is our Social Media Expert. She answered a few questions so that you can all get to know her a little better.

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1. So, what exactly does a Social Media Expert do?

I work with Stacey to find ways to help her business grow and reach new people through our social media platforms that include our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You also may have guessed that I am the one who writes the blog for Stickman, which I do! I also travel to some events throughout the month and take photos that I share on our various social media platforms.

2. What made you want to become part of Stickman Painting Studio?

I’ve known Stacey for a while now, having worked with her at my day job for about a year. So, when she approached me about joining her team, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. She created a position for me, and I am forever grateful to be a part of this great team!

3. What do you do outside of Stickman Painting Studio?

I work full-time at Starbucks and also work as an independent contractor. I went to school for a conglomeration of writing, editing, and publishing, so I am always looking for new opportunities in my field. I also hope to publish my own novel and collection of poetry at some point in the (hopefully near) future. As well, I’m slowly getting into photography and run my own travel blog + instagram that I update not as frequently as I would like. Photography, traveling, and writing are passions of mine, and I’m glad that Stickman Painting Studio recognizes my talents and allows me to work on things I already love doing.

4. What is your favorite part of working for Stickman Painting Studio?

Stacey is an awesome manager to be working under, but mainly my favorite part is that working for Stickman is just downright fun. There’s always something new and interesting to post about and Stacey always puts on great events. Attending them, writing about them, and promoting them doesn’t even feel like work. It’s a great company to be a part of.

5. Are you an artist or artistic in any way?

Not in the way that Stacey and her team are, but writing and photography are artistic in their own ways. Still, I have been taught by Stacey that anyone can paint! It is true that even if you think you can’t draw a stick man to save your life, you can actually paint much, much more! I’ve painted more than what I thought I was capable of with Stacey as an instructor.

6. What are you looking forward to in the future with Stickman Painting Studio?

I am looking forward to watching Stickman continue to grow as more and more people learn that we’re out here and that signing up for a class with us is just downright fun. I’m excited to learn more and new ways to help Stacey promote her business and more ways that we can reach people to let them know that we’re here and ready to teach you how to paint.

7. What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy writing and photography as previously mentioned, but I also really enjoy traveling. I’ve been to nearly 40 states and 11 countries, many more than once. I love getting out and experiencing new things. I also love hiking and enjoying nature. There are some really great hiking trails in Wisconsin and I’m happy that it’s getting warmer out again so that I can get back out there. I’ll try just about anything once and am always looking for new adventures.

8. Did you always know you wanted to be working in this line of work?

Not at all. I was a child of many dreams jumping from wanting to be a teacher, to an actress, to a doctor, to a singer…the list was endless. It wasn’t until I was 17 when my life goals really started to become clear. I wanted to be so many things, and I ended up finding a passion that would be able to let me be anything I wanted. I don’t mean this in the literal sense, but choosing the path of being a writer has given me opportunities to explore and experience so many things. I get a little taste of everything without having to choose just one path. There’s always something new around the corner, and I’m excited to see where this continues to take me in life.

9. What do you like most about the Stickman Painting Studio?

I love the team. They’re all so incredibly friendly and have a desire to actually teach people how to paint. I always feel inspired when I work with Stacey, as well as the team, on new projects. There’s constantly something new to learn and experience. The Stickman Painting Studio run awesome classes that are so much fun to attend, and I love seeing people coming out and joining them. There’s always a smile on my face when I’m doing work for Stickman, and I don’t think there’s much more I could ask for out of a company that I’m working for.

10. Why would you recommend Stickman Painting Studio for people looking for something to do on a weeknight or weekend?

There’s never a dull moment, and the Stickman Team will always bring out the best in you. Even if you think that you can’t paint, I can assure you that Stacey and Her Team will make sure that you realize you can. Plus, not only do you get to come and enjoy a night or afternoon of painting, you get to take home your piece to remind yourself that you can do this! It’s always a fun atmosphere, and I honestly cannot recommend Stacey’s studio enough. And, I’m not just saying this. I was a customer before I was an employee and there was always something that kept me coming back for more. I think any person would feel the same way after their first experience. There’s always something new and fun going on to experience here at Stickman, and I want you to be a part of it!


We hope you liked learning more about Ashley. We’ll be back soon with something new to talk about or another Staff Member to introduce.
And as always we encourage you to contact us with any questions or book with us. We always love seeing both new and returning faces at events!

 

Quotes from Bob Ross We Love

Everyone seems to love Bob Ross. After all, what’s not to love? He’s sweet, understanding, and just wants everyone to try their best. The team here at Stickman Painting Studio is no exception. So, we thought we’d share ten quotes from Bob Ross that we’re absolutely nowhere short of in love with.

These quotes are not only great advice for painting but they’re just generally excellent as life advice in general. Bob Ross always knows the right thing to say to make you feel a little bit better. a little bit brighter, and a lot bit happier.

“In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage.”

“Look around. Look at what we have. Beauty is everywhere—you only have to look to see it.”

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“It’s hard to see things when you are too close. Take a step back and look.”

“You need the dark in order to show the light.”

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“Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”

“We don’t laugh because we feel good, we feel good because we laugh.”

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“Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it.”

“This is your world. You’re the creator. Find freedom on this canvas. Believe, that you can do it, ‘cuz you can do it.”

“The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”

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And, of course, who can forget the best one of all? I’m sure you already know which one it’s going to be. But, how could we leave it out?

“There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”

Tell us your favorite Bob Ross quotes in the comments! We want to know what inspires you in your creativity and in your every day life.