My Saturday as an Artist

Saturday isn’t my Day Off

Saturday is one of the two days every week I volunteer at ArtSLAM studio. I work the afternoon shift, and then, on the last Saturday of every month, I stay after closing for a paint party.

So my day will look something like this.  I leave my house around noon, stop at the store and pick up snacks for the paint party, and then head for the studio.  The studio is right next to Michael’s, so I will stop by there to pick up any paints or canvases I need for the party.

My shift at the studio will start at 2:00, while I’m at the studio I’ll look around and see if anything needs cleaning, after doing whatever needs doing, I’ll be free to paint, which I will do most of the shift unless customers come in, and when that happens I’ll greet them and help them with whatever they need.

Towards the end of my shift I’ll set up for my painting party.  Get out the easels, unwrap the canvases and brushes, and lay out the snacks.  I’ll wait to distribute paint until class is about ready to start, so I don’t have to worry about it drying on the pallets.

Then I’ll teach my class, take a few photos of the fun, and when everyone goes home I clean up.  My husband is there helping through every step of the class, including the cleanup after.  We close down the studio, lock everything up, and then go home.  I get to bed as early as I can afterward because we have church in the morning.

And that is my Saturday.

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4 Responses to My Saturday as an Artist

  1. What a nice way to get involved and help others with their creative process!!

    • Oh, I hope I didn’t mislead anyone. My shift at the art studio was volunteer, I get paid for the class though, I get 65% of what the class brings in, minus the cost of supplies. 🙂

  2. Volunteering your time is a great way to spend a Saturday. Plus, I’m sure it helps build exposure for you, as an artist. And it’s super awesome that your hubby is there to help you out.

    • Oh, I hope I didn’t mislead anyone. My shift at the art studio was volunteer, I get paid for the class though, I get 65% of what the class brings in, minus the cost of supplies. 🙂