Past painting nights I've asked teachers for $2 to cover the cost of canvases. I always buy from Michael's when they have their awesome 5pk/10pk sales, and they figure out to $2 or less! This time though...my principal found some funds to cover the canvas costs. I provided a variety of sizes for teachers to select from...but that's not always the case. Ya get what ya get and ya don't throw a fit! ha ha
I provide the acrylic paint. Most of my acrylic paint I've received through donations, or I've purchased using extra funds from the $2 a teacher thing. I always organize by color so teachers don't have to hunt. Time is limited, and I want them to be able to select their own colors!!
I do cut out a variety of tracers for the teachers if they are "afraid"...but I don't pre-do their canvases. I'm there to encourage, help out, and challenge....not do their work for them. That is what separates our paint nights from one of those Sips & Strokes(oh..and...the sips have to be school appropriate! ha ha). I pull up images on the projector to help give them ideas, but it is up to them to create them!!
TREATS!!!! What is a fun time together without some food! My wife made these yummies for our teachers & purchased the fun napkins!! She's the best!