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Paint Your Pet at Pup Plaza

September 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Paint your pet at pup plaza.

Join us to create your own, one-of-a-kind acrylic pet portrait on canvas, done in a colorful style inspired by American Pop Artist Andy Warhol. No artistic experience is necessary!

We begin with a short lesson about painting techniques with 3 different brush types. Then, we’ll walk you through each step of the process – from transferring your pet’s image to the canvas with graphite to painting the background to painting the main features of your pet, to the final finishing details. We will use vibrant, non-toxic acrylic paints. All art materials will be provided.

Before the class begins, we will need you to email us a high-resolution digital photo of your pet. Uncropped, full-body shots or face shots with uncluttered backgrounds work best. Also, pictures with good contrast work well. Please email if you have any questions about photo choice and guidance, Mai is happy to help you.

About The Instructor:Phuong-Mai “Mai” Blasich is the founder artist of P.M.B.Q. Studios, a graphic and panda arts studio in San Jose, CA. Mai’s creative career began in 1993 as a comic artist in Antarctic Press’ series, Ninja High School. She has done work with Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics, and went on to self-publish her action-comedy comic Tea Club. You can also see Mai’s public mural work in downtown San Jose at the “First Street Panda Cafe & Bakery, a 180-foot-long mural stretching around the corner of North First and San Fernando Streets and also at Pup Plaza! Her work focuses on cheerful animal characters doing everyday things, striving to remind us to stop, enjoy and appreciate the simple things in life.

The event takes place indoors at Pup Plaza and is limited to 12 participants.

Proceeds from activities at Pup Plaza support Silicon Valley Pet Project’s (SVPP) life-saving work. SVPP is a nonprofit organization, tax ID number 47-2361690.

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September 9, 2023
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Pup Plaza
14408 Union Ave.
San Jose, CA 95124 United States
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(408) 641-8745

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