Everybody in (washable) Paint!


This post is sponsored by GapKids. Check out all the fun Shine On activities at your nearest Gap store. For event dates and locations, visit Gap’s Facebook page and join the conversation on Twitter with hashtag #ShineOn.


Last Saturday, Lenny, The Robeau and my niece Janet (who is a very talented art student) headed to the Eaton Centre to try our hands at some art at the GapKids Shine on Saturday event.  I was immediately struck by the fact that this felt like the Saturday mornings of my youth, crafting and creating art projects at the library. But with better lighting. And the option to shop!

The staff set us up right away with our supplies and Lenny didn't waste any time getting in there.

Up until this point, Lenny's medium of choice has been crayons, but she was so taken with the paint and all the different ways she could mix the colours.  Colour Blocking may have been the order of the day, but this kiddo was all about the blend.  

Everyone got in on the act, but this was really Lenny's masterpiece.

The Artist at work.

Someday, Janet will teach Lenny about the colour wheel.
The Robeau took a turn!

As for me?  I had so much fun, I immediately ran out and bought paint and brushes and a canvas so that I can try my hand at some geometric art!  I'll share some pics when I finally make the time to do it.

And here is Lenny's finished product, soon to be framed and hung on our dining room wall.  Thanks GapKids!

This month, select GapKids stores in stores in North America will host Shine On Saturdays events.  There are still two events in the GTA on the following dates at the following locations:

Saturday, August 18th - 10am - 1pm
GapKids at Yorkdale 
3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Saturday, August 25th - 10am - 1pm
GapKids at Square One 
100 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, Ontario

Let me know if you make it out. I'd love to see your masterpieces!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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