Market Square in Downtown Knoxville was alive with children splashing in the fountain, buskers looking for cash and a group of women looking to make their own great masterpieces at Oodles Uncorked. Wine & Canvas provided the supplies and instruction for the painting of a beach scene masterpiece with the theme “No problem”.
For each event, Wine & Canvas sets up easels, and provides canvases, paints, palettes, brushes and aprons. Wine & Canvas also supplies the art teacher who takes the budding artists step by step through the painting so that everyone ends up with a pretty good piece of art.
A very important part is the skill and communications ability of the art teacher. This evening, the art teacher was Tracey Crocker, a co-owner of the Knoxville franchise along with her husband, Rob, and another business partner. Tracey told the class which paint brush to use, how to measure distance on the canvas, and how to mix and brush the paints.
Wine & Canvas uses acrylic paints. This way, the paint is drying on one part of the canvas as the class is working on another part of the canvas. Tracey gave clear directions even on how to do the little fiddly bits of details. Tracey’s husband, Rob, took copious photos for sharing on social media and made sure everyone had enough paint and could see and hear well.
The Wine & Canvas Knoxville franchise has done a class as large as 60 students. A mid-size class would be about thirty students
Tracey became enamored with Wine & Canvas in her native Indiana. After working part time for a local franchise in Indiana, Tracey and Rob decided to become small business owners and purchase a franchise in Knoville. According to Forbes:
Franchising is an increasingly important part of the American business landscape. It already comprises about 5 percent of businesses in America and generates about 8 percent of all private sector jobs.
Tracey and Rob made sure that everyone in the class had a good time. They are passionate and enthusiastic about Wine & Canvas. They are committed to their small business and they are committed to the Knoxville area. In addition to the public and private parties, they are also doing a fundraiser for Feral Feline Friends of Knoxville and you will be able to paint your pet. Yes, you can paint a portrait of your very own pet. Check out the Wine & Canvas Knoxville calendar.
To make sure that everyone is involved in art, Wine & Canvas also will be hosting Cookies & Canvas for the younger set.
Rather than a boring bachelorette party, neighborhood block party or even a corporate team building event, think of the fun you could have with Wine & Canvas Knoxville.