SDP partnered with CRE8TIME, a consumer awareness campaign designed to encourage creativity, to host its first ever Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 16. The event offered an inventive space for adults and children to use art as a vehicle for bonding, creative expression and pure fun.
Over 30 parents and children participated in crafting activities donated by Darice, Plaid Crafts, Twisteewirez and Wikki Stix. Also, SDP members and Family Fun Day attendees participated in make it take it classes taught by Erika Joanne of Erika Joanne Designs and Darla Foreman of Turtle Hollow Artists.
“SDP is opening the world of painting to young adults, teenagers and children. We want to show them the joy of making something with their own hands and expressing themselves with color,” said Pat Marler, outgoing President of the Board of Directors. “Family Fun Day provided a creative outlet for people of all levels of artistic ability, from skilled painters to those who have never painted before, to learn new skills and have some fun!”
Family Fun Day took place on the last day of SDP’s 43rd Annual Conference & Expo, which ran from May 11-16, 2015. This year’s Conference featured over 100 painting classes, representing oil, acrylic, watercolor, colored pencils, plus a variety of other mediums for all skill levels. The Expo featured 37 vendors selling a variety of paint supplies and finished goods. Over 400 individuals from nine countries attended and enjoyed the show, which was sponsored by Michaels Store.
Check out pictures from Family Fun Day below to see what our next generation of artists made! #CRE8TIME