Canvas Painting on the Board ~ Special Event at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn!

Recap in case you missed it! This was a great experience! ~M

Yesterday, we were so excited to attend a special event at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn. It was called “Canvas Painting on the Board” and was located on the outside terrace of the lobby of the resort. This was the first time a painting class like this has been offered for Valentine’s Day, and being that it was Tangled themed, I really needed to go!

The terrace was filled with long tables for guests to sit and paint at. Each spot had a canvas with paint, brushes and other supplies that would be needed for you to make your own masterpiece. Also included in the event, were soft drinks and wine, plus pastries. Yes, even a Tangled sun themed pastry, which was not just cute but delicious. They also had photo opportunities and buttons to wear saying “Best Day Ever.” So cute!

Once we got settled in with our supplies and snacks, the class began. The instructor, Melissa, was sure to make us all feel comfortable and confident that we could indeed create our own Tangled painting. The concept was to create the iconic scene of Rapunzel and Flynn watching the lanterns float from the water. It’s a couples event, so each of us got our own canvas to create our own half of the painting. I honestly didn’t think we could make our painting look as good as hers, but we were bound to try. We did each part of the painting in steps, and Melissa went slow enough to answer questions as we went. It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, thanks to her instructions. They even gave us a cutout silhouette of Rapunzel and Flynn to make it easier to get the characters centered in the boat!

The last step was to add the lanterns. We were able to add as many as we wanted to, so I opted for extra lanterns of course. Once we were finished, we put the two paintings together and were so surprised to see how decent of a job we did. The Tangled scene that we painted will for sure go up somewhere in our house, we even signed our half at the bottom. I’m so glad that Scott decided to book this event, it was a perfect Valentine’s Day present!

Canvas Painting on the Board ran from 4pm through 6pm, and was $50 per person. The Cast Members took a photo of our group at the end, because as I mentioned above, this was the first time they did this class for Valentine’s Day. I was talking to Melissa afterwards, and she said that they also host wine glass painting classes at Abracadbar on the Boardwalk and canvas painting classes at Animal Kingdom. You can call (407) WDW-PLAY to find out when other classes are coming up and where they’ll be. If you get the opportunity to take a painting class at Disney, do it. Not only will you get a beautiful piece of Disney art that you get to take home, but you’ll also have the magical memories that go along with it.

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Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the books “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” “How Many Sleeps Till Disney?” and “How Many Sleeps Till Disneyland?” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 107.3 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others. ~ I enjoy writing personal perspective blogs, doing TMSM Meet Ups for our readers, and keeping the constant interaction going with others, sharing the Disney Magic to people when they can’t be at their Happy Place.

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