I began painting furniture & walls from murals to “up-do” renovations as a freelance artist many years ago after I moved to Minnesota, occasionally teaching others the art of using paint to enhance their spaces. To further my interest in sharing my tips & techniques, I began instruction for Watch Me Draw, an after school program offered through community education in many Minnesota districts. I learned quickly that adults have lost the ability to take time to “play” & thought this was an important element to incorporate into our lives, no matter the age. So, I created Tracy Giza Design to teach, facilitate & coordinate colorful, creative painting “play” for adults. From Canvas & Coffee, Canvas & Cocktails, Team building & parties of any theme, I create memorable experiences that ignite your creative sense of self!I
I create lesson plans for with every person in mind from the beginner painter to the seasoned artist, the adventurous painter moving at their own pace to the fearful painter eagerly hanging on every word & movement of my instruction. Whether you are a beginner needing to feel safe that the art won’t be too difficult, a confident painter looking for a challenge, or some variation in between, you will be participating in the most creative and exhilarating adult play!
Canvas & Cocktails Whether held at a local restaurant, pub or someone’s home, Canvas & Cocktails events allow guests to relax and discover their inner artist in a fun and casual environment Guests can sign up with friends or come solo and make new ones! Enjoy a fun-filled, artistic evening learning to paint, step by step, and take home a beautiful piece of artwork of your very own. So let your creative juices flow! (Date Night, Couples Therapy, Ladies Night ART, Cocktail Parties)
Canvas & Coffee events can be a fantastic start to your morning or end to your evening as they offer creative relaxation over a cup of hot coffee or tea.! Usually held in a local coffee house, cafe, church or other local venue, these events are an innovative and exploratory way to paint & take home your own masterpiece. Sip your coffee as we take you on a colorful journey, step by step, teaching you tricks and techniques that will build your confidence as a new or returning painter! (Church groups, community members, civic groups, book clubs, networking, etc.)
Canvas & Corporate Unique & interactive team building activities that reflect the mission of our clients and the style of their brands is an absolute specialty of Tracy Giza Design! Understanding a company’s needs & determining the best fit for their focus is how a customized team building event is created, executed & delivered. We will ensure the event is innovative, interactive and as unique as your company is! Large or small, we’ll rejuvenate your team by adding spice to your meetings, turning retreats into memorable experiences infusing motivation and team spirit that live long after the event is over! (Team building, Executive Staff Meetings, Department Activities, Special events & holiday parties)
Canvas & Memories Made to order art pieces will spice up your party or celebration! Your party will be complete with a canvas creation created special for your event with your guest of honor in mind. The canvas art will specially created with areas for each guest to write in their well wishes, special notes and signatures. This is not only a great icebreaker, party activity and attraction but also serves as the best gift to give to your guest of honor as a send off! Any size, style and theme!
Lesson To Go Paint at your own pace & in your own space! Here is your chance for the beginner artist to paint in the comfort of your own home, follow along to my step by step simple lesson plan, practice, paint & play! Lesson packs include all the tools & instruction for you to paint your own masterpiece! Delivery or shipping right to your door!
Private Parties No matter the occasion, let's plan a paint party in the comfort of your home, office or favorite local establishment! 10 of more of your friends or family can enjoy a fun & creative paint experience with all the personal touches that will make this time a colorful blast they will remember for years to come! Family Reunions, Ladies Night, Birthday Parties, Retirement, Engagement, Bridal Parties, Baby Showers & more!