|Jackson Pollock feet during a 4Cats Splatter Party|
A few Saturdays ago, I got the chance to participate in a 4Cats Splatter Party with some of my blogger friends, as part of a Parent Bloggers Unite (look for #PBUYVR on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram to see what we all got up to). I brought the entire family along to the Capitol Hill location: Brontë slept through the entire thing, Oliver watched & Linnaeus unfortunately refused to participate with me.
A 4Cats Splatter Party is pretty much what it sounds like--a fun get together where you splatter paint. It's one of the many kinds of classes offered by 4Cats, full of age-appropriate artist information & hands-on techniques so participants can make art inspired by the artist focussed on during the class.
|Working on the communal canvas|
Though my son didn't want to participate, the other kids had fun splattering paint everywhere & getting it all over themselves. From 18 months old to adults, a splatter party is a fun way to celebrate a birthday or other occasion. 4Cats has locations all over Canada, the USA, Australia & Mexico--there's probably one near you!
For more info on 4Cats Splatter Parties or other workshops, visit their website, or follow 4Cats Capitol Hill on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
*I'd also like to mention that I did get paint on my jeans, but it washed out completely. I wouldn't wear new, light-coloured clothing to a splatter party, but if you get some on you, it won't likely be permanent.
Here's a short video that gives you an idea of what the workshop was like, shot by Noel Blain Videography:
Disclaimer: I was given a free workshop by 4Cats but was not otherwise compensated for this post. Thanks also to Cob's Bread Kensington Square for supplying after-painting goodies, Be Coconut water for keeping us hydrated. The East Cafe for prizes, plus Eschelle of Mumfection & Ricky of DaddyBlogger for organizing the whole event.
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