"Thank you for helping me to find my inner artist again, she had been lost!"
"Being creative is hard to do in everyday life. Having a blank canvas, tons of brushes, paints and friends all around gives creativity it's time to shine! Jackie brings the party to you!! Canvas, paints, brushes, snacks, instruction and inspiration! Feel yourself breath deeper, expanding into antother realm. Grab some friends or strangers, call Jackie and open up some magic. Take time to let yourself glow!"
" Jackie is a rare teacher who reads her students well; providing instruction and encouragement as needed, but also giving the student the opportunity to explore their own creativity. I would recommend Jackie to anyone; from beginner to advanced painter. You will be educated, entertained, and find that her calm and upbeat demeanor is contagious."
"None of us are artists so of course we're anxious not to make fools of ourselves, and still try to have fun. Jackie set the tone perfectly--the only rule was 'no complaining about how bad we are.' A few simple instructions to set the stage, then turned us loose. She gave us a straight forward project to copy, alter or ignore. Bits of advice along the way--no right or wrong--just do it, like Nike says. Lots of fun."
"Art parties are for every age! I've hosted them for people from age 7-68 and everyone has loved it and wanted to do it again! Brandt said he wanted to throw paint at a canvas... Jackie helps an artist create their vision. You can tell her what you're hoping to achieve and she teaches you how to do it. She gives you ideas as a prompt but doesn't limit you and won't do it for you. She made me, someone who has never developed any artistic skills, feel proud and accomplished! I'm hooked and if I can help open the creative door for others, I feel even more successful!"
"The Art Party allowed me to become more confident. I wasn't very outgoing when it came to art and when I was introduced to Jackie, she allowed me to create a masterpiece that I absolutely love! Also the way Jackie taught us was very helpful. If you had an idea and needed help executing it, she wouldn't just take over an do it for you but showed you on another canvas and then allowed you to actually create it on your own work. I also had a fun time with friends and getting to show off the talents that everyone had. All in all, it was a great experience and I am so thankful that Coach Karen made it possible for us to do it."
"I've never thought of myself as artistic ... but what a great experience! Jackie takes away all the uncertainty and anxiety, and has a great way of encouraging and teaching you. It was so much fun that I've started painting at home. If you have the chance, don't miss having a lesson with Jackie."
"I cautiously entered into a series of art lessons with Jackie...I was pretty sure I had no inherent talent but have always wanted to give it a try. Jackie is talented and passionate about art. She takes real pleasure in spreading the joy of art and encourages me all along the way. She has tremendous knowledge and is quite technical in her instruction. the process has been fascinating and enriching!"