Society of Decorative Painters -
393 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, KS 67203-5968
Phone: (316 ) 269-9300 Fax: (316) 269-9191
Hours of Operation: 8:30 - 4:30 Central Time, Monday - Friday
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What is International Decorative Painting Month?
This years' International Decorative Painting month is going to be a truly special event, and we want as many of our teachers, chapters and members to participate as possible. We will be organizing national promotion for the events of the month, so mark your calendars and start organizing your plans soon to be involved with the beginning of SDP's biggest International Decorative Painting Month yet. For more information on planning an exhibition, read the Planning an Exhibition post on the SDP blog.
We want to come together as an international society and show the entire world just what decorative painting is all about. You have all worked for years to attain the painting skills you have, lets join together to share the decorative arts with everyone. We will be promoting this event on a national scale, so please confirm with SDP Marketing Director Matthew Clagg as soon as you have the dates set in your calendars and locations booked. Find more information in the attached documents, along with a plan of action that will you help you achieve these goals. By working together, October will be a month that millions learn about the wonderful world of decorative painting!
If you have questions, comments, suggestions, or to confirm your participating and list your information, contact Matthew Clagg at email@example.com.
How Can You get involved?
The first step is to book an exhibition for your studio, your chapter, or yourself. Contact your local library, a gallery, a recreation center, or other venue that will receive heavy traffic from the public throughout the month. Libraries have worked well for many groups, but you know your area best, so find a place that you think will provide high visibility and ask them about putting up a display of your chapter or studio's artwork on the walls, or in any display windows or cases they might have.
Along with the display, you'll need to provide information about your upcoming Learn to Paint class. This class will be designed to introduce the public into the world of decorative painting. Depending on the availability of your teachers, you have the option to hold a one time class or to hold a series of six classes over a six week period. While a longer run of classes does provide a better foundation for your students and serves to build stronger relationships, therefore increasing the possibility that those students will join your chapter or studio, a one day class can provide the initial introduction that is needed. To plan your class, use the Learn To Paint Plan. This plan details all you need to know to plan and execute a successful learn to paint class, and how to ensure that your students keep coming back.
The third event to prepare for is International Paint with the Children Day, held on October 13th. Work together to locate a children's home, hospital, school, or even a daycare that is in need of some art on the walls and work with them to set up a day that they will allow you to come in with four or five painters and paint a mural on the wall for the children to enjoy for years to come. You'll want to work with the children on the project, teach them to paint, and show them the magic that painting holds to express themselves creatively and to beautify their space.Resources:
Plan Your Exhibition
Learn To Paint Plan
IDPM Press Release
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