Paint your pet at Furry Fanatics

Published: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 10:36 AM.

Bern scans the picture and draws a grid on top. A matching grid is chalked onto canvas, which makes it easier for novice painters to navigate.

Participants are also welcome to bring wine to the class, if they think it will help unleash their creative spirit.

Bern said most arrive saying they don't have a creative bone in their body and they can't even draw a stick person. So, she came up with the idea of a grid to simplify the process.

A background color is selected, along with appropriate colors for the pet, and the fun begins.

"It can be challenging to teach so many people at once instead of one-on-one, as everyone is painting something different," Bern admits, as she travels from easel to easel helping all who need help, and answering questions.

And quicker than each new artist thought possible, the project is complete and pictures are snapped of the proud owner and his or her creation.

"Once they are able to let go of their fears and begin, they are surprised at how good it turns out," said Bern.

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