No skills? No problem!
At Crafted Palette we want you to have a fabulous time, without worrying about how your Masterpiece will come out. Bring your friends or family, grab a drink and get started! We also have a light menu to snack on, while you get your paint and sip on! Who could ask for more?!
The Crafted Palette is only as artsy as our artists! We are so proud of the local people we bring in to teach our clasess. Each are so unique and have their own style to their craft. Here you can learn a bit more about the artists and their backround. We wish to create a culture and hub for local artists to show case their talent.
My above mission statement might tell you a little bit about me. I love quotes and I feel this one is appropriate for my bio, I am a firm believer that it is important to learn and try new things throughout your life for personal growth. After all life, is a Journey so Live it and Love it!
As one of the artists at Crafted Palette my goal is to make art fun and non intimidating to people that have never explored their inner artist and just make it an entertaining night out with friends and family to go home with something you are proud of.
As an art instructor, I love to encourage students to step out and TRY.
Art is therapy. The learner has to be vulnerable and open to possibilities that lay within.
I see creativity as a spiritual experience. My training in theology (a seminary graduate) helped me to love and see the beauty in everyone, and the work of the hands as a blessing waiting to blossom. My favorite subjects are trompe l’oeil (optical illusion), seascapes, and animals. I also like to combine food and art (my kitchen is also an art studio!) and sometimes get lost in that “zone” – where I’m enjoying the process and time flies. If you’ve ever wanted to paint, but don’t know how to go about getting started, let Crafted Palette be your “kitchen with a studio” where you can nurture skills in a delicious environment. But, most of all, come enjoy yourself and have some fun!
I got my positive attitude from my parents, who said I could do ANYTHING.” David studied theater and arts in college and instructs/coaches locally at Take2 Performer’s studio. His acting skills were put to use in his one-man show, where James Sullivan of the San Francisco Chronicle noted: “Like his idol, Hayes ‘did it all’ in his 90-minute tribute.” He currently teaches drama and produces performances with the students at a local high school.
Emily Devine is an artist and designer from Austin, Texas. She dabbles in woodworking, clock-making, sculpture, sewing, photography, ceramics, and all things artistic. Although she received a degree in graphic design from Texas State University, she loves to paint and she cites her mother, Linda D’Elia, as her greatest artistic influence. “Growing up, my mom encouraged me to try as many new things as possible, but the most important thing was to be different and unique.
Jennifer is a Vivacious Vegan with lots of positive vibes, she loves art and teaches the painting classes strictly for fun alone! Her art style is whimsical and she loves everyone to create their own version of her art!
The only thing you need to bring to the classes is yourself! Of course you can always bring a friend along too!
Holly Carson started her creative endeavors as an early age, namely with magic markers and her left arm. After many ruined outfits, and outburst by her parents she went on to a specialty arts high school in Little Rock, Arkansas and was classically trained as an oil painter, among many other techniques in the field of visual arts. Holly had her first gallery exhibition at age 23, also in Little Rock, Arkansas and went on to open her own art gallery in her late twenties in Lake Tahoe, CA. Currently she is creating, teaching and pursuing a masters degree in facilitating arts expressive therapy at Sophia University and living in Reno, NV. She enjoys abstract expressionism (gestural painting), psychedelic explorations, and esoteric illustrations. Her main artistic influences are Frida Kahlo, Wassily Kadinsky, Alex Grey, Chuck Close and Jackson Pollack.
Carly Courtney graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor's of the Fine Arts in 2016, and has spent the years since working as a writer and painter. Over the last couple years, Carly has taken up flying and has fallen in love with aviation. Many of her paintings reflect her love of flying and freedom!
She is now preparing to join the Navy as an officer in hopes of becoming a Naval Aviator. Carly's goal is to become the youngest woman to pilot the new F-35 jet aircraft, but for now, she is loving every second she gets to spend painting and teaching here in Reno!