What’s In A Name?

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Being an entrepreneur and creating that unique company name is a challenge.

But that’s only the beginning.

Then you have to take time and apply an enormous amount of dedication to develop and create the brand or image that you want to be known for and that you dream will one day be recognized by everyone in the community where you laid your roots. And then you dream even bigger – that your brand will be widely recognized across the state, the nation and the entire world.  Okay, maybe hoping for world-wide recognition is pushing it a little far … but an entrepreneur can dream, right?  

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Indiana Bastille Day 2013

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July 13, 2013
Landmark Park
Fortville, IN

We are happy to announce a new activity at this year’s Indiana Bastille Day: “Paint in the park” classes!

This year, Ten West Center for the Arts is partnering with The Paint Cellar, a local painting class, to offer the chance for anyone to paint a beautiful picture of the Eiffel tower to take home with them for a small admission fee. There will also be a few artists taking their own inspiration from the town and painting their own creations on-site.

“Paint in the Park” classes will definitely add a French dimension to Landmark Park by recreating an authentic Montmartre-like scene right in Fortville!

Montmartre is a hill in the North of Paris. With its many artists setting up their easels each day on the main plaza, it is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the mecca of modern art. Many penniless painters, including Picasso, Dali and van Gogh, used to live there.

Come experience our own “Montmartresque” atmosphere, right in the heart of Indiana!

Paint In The Park Session Information:

Sessions available every hour from 5:00 to 8:30 PM


$10 – 5×7 Canvases

$15 – 8×10 Canvases

$20 – 11X14 Canvases


5-6PM        Ashlie Teaches Paris Lights
6-7PM        Trent Teaches Paris Lights
7-830 PM  Margie Teaches Paris Lights



Fun Arts & Crafts for the 4th of July

The 4th of July brings fun celebrations for families across the country. Families and friends get together to barbecue, watch fireworks,fireworks-flag and go to weekend celebrations in their hometown. This year in addition to these festivities, celebrate by making special memories together at a painting party. You can have your own private party to paint “Fireworks Flag,” “Flower Fireworks,” or any other painting from The Paint Cellar’s collection.
Need some quick food ideas? How about some 4th of July yogurt pops? Just fill some popsicle molds in layers, using strawberry, vanilla, and blueberry yogurt. Put them in the freezer for at least 4 hours before serving. You can mix some blueberries or strawberries into the yogurt before filling the molds to make them even yummier! For more fresh berry fun; use a star-shaped cookie cutter to cut out pieces of watermelon. Put one watermelon star onto a wooden kabob stick, then add blueberries, strawberries, and/or raspberries onto the stick. Use another watermelon star as the final piece on the end of the stick—they are pretty and taste great!
For a non-berry treat, melt some chocolate bark in a microwaveable dish. Stir it every once in a while so you will know when it is finished (and never melt it at full power.) Roll a large rod-shaped pretzel in the chocolate, and then roll the pretzel in 4th of July colored sprinkles. Let the pretzels set on wax or parchment paper in your freezer until the chocolate hardens. Then you can move them to your refrigerator until you are ready to serve them. As a refreshing drink you can mix: sprite or 7-Up, lemonade (regular or carbonated,) and your choice of berries. Blueberries, strawberries, and/or raspberries work well. If you want to make this an adult drink, use white wine instead of pop.
4thtableclothNow that you have the refreshments planned, how about decorations? For your table you can find cute wrapping paper to use as a table cover. It is less expensive than buying a fabric-4th of July patterned table cloth. Some patterns you might find include blue and white stripes, red and white stripes, or a solid colored background with stars. Have a little more time to work on your table cloth? Buy some blue and red streamers. Create a criss-cross pattern on your table by interweaving the different colored streamers. You can attach the streamers to a white plastic tablecloth before putting it on your table, or just lay out the streamers on your table using scotch tape to hold it down.

There are so many fun and creative food and decoration ideas on Pinterest. Take a look at our Pinterest site for pictures of these ideas and more. From all of us here at The Paint Cellar, we hope you have a fun and safe 4th of July!


Kids Painting Classes

Our CANvas Club is great for ages 5 to 17.  If your child is under 5 they are welcome to come paint too!  We just request that an adult stay and paint with them.