Business event lets people become artwork
BY DENISE M. BARAN-UNLAND Correspondent July 10, 2013 3:30PM
Jordan Favero of Wilmington and her son Jaxon, 3, enjoy a special painting and photography session in which the participants become part of the finished canvas. | Supplied photo
If you go
What: Painting session
When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 12 and 13
Where: Cards By Lori, 2280 S. Carbon Hill Road, Braceville
Etc: Reservations required; call 815-634-2565
Updated: August 12, 2013 7:13AM
Can’t draw a straight line with a pencil? No worries.
For an upcoming unique painting session and photo shoot at Cards By Lori, a Braceville business, one shouldn’t think “art.” Think “messy.” Think “food fight.”
“I recommend you wear white because we want the paint to show up, as you are also part of the canvas,” said Lori Cora, owner of the custom printing and photography studio.
On Friday and Saturday, Cora will offer 20-minute painting session packages for an individual and a second person (child, best friend, significant other, sibling). Additional people may be included in the session for an extra fee.
“I think it would be a fun engagement shoot,” said Jordan Favero of Wilmington, Cora’s niece, an artist, who will be assisting with the shoot.
Cora said, “I actually have a pregnant mother coming with her little girl and they’re going to paint her belly.”
Cora will provide the canvas backdrop (which the customers keep), six paint colors (customers’ choices), brushes and an 8-by-10 print (additional sizes and prints cost extra). Another option: Cora will mount the canvas with an 8-by-10 collage from the photo shoot.
“We have a family with teens and they each picked out their own colors: red, white, blue and black,” Cora said. “Each of them will have their own color. It will be like making a family collage.”
Bring a change of clothes, a towel and a relaxed spirit of fun. A hose and child’s wading pool will be available for after-shoot clean-up. And clean-up will be needed, Cora promises.
“That’s why I’ll be shooting outside,” Cora said.
Favero and her son Jaxon inspired the event. Favero had asked Cora for an unusual photo package for Jaxon’s third birthday.
As an artist, Favero often paints professionally, but for this occasion, she just wanted to enjoy collaborating with her son.
“I started sloshing him with paint and then he realized he could do it to me and we went from there,” Favero said.