Established in May 2014, Social Art was the first of it's kind to the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
We believe that each person has artistic ability which can be brought out in a fun, relaxing atmosphere which we seek to create at each and every Social Art event. From paint nights on canvas and wood, to wreath classes and jewelry making workshops, we love to dive into all different ways of creating art! We offer public events and private events, which can take place online, in a local venue or in your home.
Tricia & Stephen Preston are the current owners of Social Art. They have captivated audiences in schools, libraries and churches using story, art, and music through their Funtastical Studios ventures! They have also facilitated art camps and schools. Tricia has been an instructor with Social Art from the very beginning. Her whimsical visual creations inspire communities of artists and her art marries perfectly with Stephen’s music and humorous poetry to foster an atmosphere of fun and joy!
Lisa has been with Social Art for the past 6 years. She has been the host of On The Canvas with Lisa Braun on Rogers TV channel 20! As a child, Lisa loved drawing and all things crafty. As an adult, she dove into art in a different way by pursuing makeup artistry, both in beauty makeup and theatrical/special effects makeup. She traded in the makeup brushes for paint brushes when she discovered Social Art. She quickly became addicted to the feeling of holding a paint brush and the fulfillment of creating something beautiful on canvas. Lisa is excited to continue on the amazing service Social Art has always been known for. She loves more than anything, how this business brings people together in a new and exciting way, and how art can have the ability to encourage relationships, self-confidence, laughter and even healing.
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The Roatan Project
Steve, Lisa, and a few of the children from our first visit to the Majken Broby Children’s Home in Roatan, back in 2011.
In 2011, my husband Steve and I travelled to Roatan, Honduras while on a cruise. Before we left home, we discovered the Majken Broby Children’s Home, and made plans to visit while we were on the island. We arrived at the home in the morning, and did not want to leave! We definitely left a piece of our hearts there with those children.
Since then, we have been back to the orphanage two more times, and have stayed in touch while here in Canada. It has long been on our hearts to help in some way, and Social Art has given us the strategy to do so!
We are often asked, “What do you do with all of the paintings the instructors have painted?” Well here is the answer!! We are selling them, with ALL of the proceeds going towards The Roatan Project.
Funds will go towards basic needs of the children’s home, such as food, clothing and school uniforms, tuitions, and books, as well as general repairs and upkeep of the home. Our long term plan, is to complete the construction of a building next to the orphanage and turn it into a trade school to teach practical skills needed to secure jobs.
519 Community Collective
Social Art is also a big supporter of the 519 Community Collective, a grassroots, 100% volunteer run organization in the KW region. This group advocates for and helps the most vulnerable people in our community. They do this by providing emergency food, hot and frozen meals, basic items for those getting off the street or out of a shelter into housing and so much more. Our extra paintings also get donated so here so that people just starting out in a new home can have some cheery art to add to their walls.
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Public Events: Book a group of four or more at the same time and use promo code GROUP015 to save 15% at checkout!
Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to make a scheduled event, please give us at least 24 hours notice, and we will issue a credit for the value paid to be used towards another event. We do not issue refunds. Social Art from time to time may need to cancel or reschedule an event.