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Paint Your Pet’s Portrait

February 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Paint a portrait of your dog, cat, or any animal that you love!

Please join Kimball Willson — an equine and pet portrait artist, founder of Corporate to Canvas, and current artist in residence at Bfree Studio — for this fun and creative art class. This event will be held right in the gallery so you’ll be surrounded by inspiring artwork as you create a masterpiece of your furry friend.

Each attendee will paint their beloved animal in acrylic paint with step-by-step instruction and individualized guidance. All materials are provided and a set of flat brushes and 12 acrylic paints are YOURS TO KEEP for touch ups or new projects!

Please note this class begins at 5pm, but you may leave whenever you feel your painting is complete (8:30pm at the latest).

NO LESS THAN 72 HOURS BEFORE CLASS: Please email 1-4 photos of your pet to [email protected]

Tips for taking pet photos: (1) The best lighting is usually outside or by a window in your house or car. (2) Get down to your pet’s level and take the photo straight-on, not from above. (3) Sometimes it’s easier with 2 people – a photographer and a handler. (4) Take high resolution photos (standard on most phone cameras) or scan images at 300 dpi. (5) Please only use photos that you took or have permission to use.

Only 12 spots available. One pet per canvas / attendee, please. No painting experience is necessary. Under 18yo must attend with an adult.


Kimball Willson is a San Diego-based oil painter with a focus on equine and animal art. Growing up on a small farm in western New York, her deeply rooted passion for animals and interest in art began as a young child and ultimately transformed into a commitment to professional horsemanship and dedication to art. After numerous career paths, she landed back at the easel to pursue painting and entrepreneurship. In addition to her fine art, Kimball owns a small business, Corporate to Canvas, where she leads company team building events and fundraising events through group painting activities.

Follow Kimball on Instagram @KimballArtist, and view her website


February 15
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Flower Pot Cafe and Bakery
7530 Fay Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037 United States
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