Have you ever wanted a custom painting of your dog? I have a lot of dog art around my house from artists I found on Instagram, Minted and even some pieces I DIYed. But there’s always room for another portrait of Lucy! So, I’m hosting an exclusive Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey in Pittsburgh this month.

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

The workshop is happening on Thursday, July 26th at 6:30pm at Paint Monkey’s awesomely colorful Lawrenceville studio. Lucy and I went down recently to iron out the details with Mary Lou and Joe from Paint Monkey and we got to see some dog art they already created. Click here to sign up for the workshop.

How The Workshop Works

Usually Paint Monkey hosts workshops where everyone does the same painting with the help of their staff artists, but just for us they’re going to help you paint YOUR dog! Everyone who registers will email in a portrait of their pup and one of the artists will pre-sketch it for you. Then during the event they’ll walk us all through the steps to pop-art-ify our fur babies! I’m already in the groove so I gave a pop-art treatment to the photo below!

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

Why Pop Art?

For this workshop we decided to do a pop-art style because that allows everyone to use fun colors for their portrait. Making a super-realistic painting of your dog can be difficult, but when you get to use bright colors it helps take the pressure off. You don’t have to worry about mixing the perfect shaded of brown or grey for their fur. Instead you can have fun with it and choose colors that reflect their personality.

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

Paint Monkey = Dog Lovers!

I’m especially excited to partner with Paint Monkey because Mary Lou and Joe are major dog lovers! They welcomed Lucy into the studio when we went to visit and gave her lots of love! Joe even got down on the floor to take photos and give her some extra snuggles. The painting above is one of his original works that combines lost dog flyers with a painting of Scooby Doo.

Everything is just better when you work with other dog lovers!

Pop Dog Workshop at Paint Monkey

Sign up for the workshop on the Paint Monkey website. You can also share the Facebook event if you’d like to get some friends together for this event.

A few things to note: This event is BYOB so you’re welcome to bring some refreshments. I’ll have some snacks and some beer and wine, but the more the merrier. Also, please note that this is not a dog friendly event. Trust me, your painting will turn out a lot better if you don’t have to keep track of your pup!

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