My name is Emily and I own U'Paint N'Party, a small family owned business located in Newport News, Virginia. I have been teaching art and craft parties in several different time shares in Williamsburg, Virginia. for the past 20 years.
I left the resort industry and started my own company, but I wanted it to be different than your standard bar painting party. I travel to the comfort your home, worship center, or school so that you can hold a function at a time and place that is convenient and affordable for you. I also realized that there were many people who don't like to go to bars, don't want to hang out with strangers or that may want their children to join them in a safe setting. You cant do those things at a public painting party. To keep your costs down I do not charge an additional amount for the convenience of traveling to you as other local companies do. It seemed like a great idea.
Much to my surprise this idea was a gold mine. Starting my own business has also allowed me to pursue my life long dream of competing in gallery contests and shows as a full time professional studio artist. I also currently teach at the Charles Taylor Arts Center, teaching portraits and advanced pastel techniques. Check out my inter-national award winning art at www.emilychristoff.com I am doing what I love, and I hope that you will love painting with me!
Emily Christoff - Flowers received her bachelors in fine arts degree from Bowling Green State University and has been working as a professional artist and art teacher since 1984. She does commissioned portraits and her paintings are shown at shows, galleries and national competitions. She lives with her husband, a cat named Sophia and a 70 pound pit/lab puppy named Albus Dumbledog in Newport News, Virginia.
Serving the Newport News, Virginia area
A Painting Party on Wheels
We do not teach in public but meet privately at your house, worship center, school or workplace.