A 7th grade social studies teacher, published author and artist, Amy Redford is an interesting person.
Although she is a very good teacher and her books are very readable, it’s Amy as the artist that most people on the Outer Banks are getting to know her.
That’s because Amy hosts art parties. There are two kinds—the Adult Painting Parties and the Children’s Parties . . . although there are subdivisions within the Adult Parties.
About once a month she hosts a painting party at La Dolce Vita in Manteo, but she will also stop by a rental home or a house to host a party. She’s even done a couple of parties for bridal parties.
Amy has had a lot of training although she is somewhat of an accidental artist. While teaching in Germany in 2000 she took an art class. “I picked up art for the fun of it,” she said. “I discovered that I loved art.”
That love for art comes through in her classes . . . or parties. “I get to brin out the creative in people who really don’t think they have it,” she said.
Children or adults, it doesn’t seem to matter to her.
“Children are a little more demonstrative,” she said. “But I like them all.”
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Painting Party info-the basics
Adult Painting Parties
Amy will arrive 15 minutes before the party to set up the painting area. The two hour class includes the art materials and the instruction.
Adult two hour classes are $35. Adult classes are for people ages 18 or older. A minimum of 10 is required for the party/event.
The ages are 5 to 12. You and your child need to select a picture from my gallery and sign up for the 1 hour 30 minute class. The class includes art instructions and supplies.
There is a 10-child limit and $250 for the celebration class and a $20 fee for each additional child.
Books by Amy Redford (available at Amazon)