FREE Virtual Painting Classes Hosted by JOANN Stores

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Get ready for FREE virtual paint nights hosted by JOANN stores! Spend an evening with the kiddos or make it an inexpensive date night at home with your significant other! Just head on over to YayMaker to claim a free spot.

These free classes are a great way to stay entertained at home while social distancing – plus, you’ll end up with a beautiful painting to keep or give as a gift! Mark your calendar for Monday, March 15th, and Tuesday, April 20th, for the next upcoming free options.

In addition to the free classes, JOANN is also offering several other painting classes for only $10 each and after the class, you will get a $10 reward to spend at JOANN. Sweet!

Check out these two FREE classes…

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Note that crafting supplies are not included. These events are recorded and will be available to watch for 30 days after the original airing.

Register for these $10 classes and snag a $10 JOANN Reward…

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  1. Amy

    Dollar tree regularly has decent sizes of canvases. Would be a nice, cheap project that way! I’m definitely doing this. Thanks 😁

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      GREAT idea, Amy! Thanks for the suggestion!

  2. Seana

    I signed up. Thank you for the post! I love to paint and have tons of acrylics. A word of advise to those that sign up, pretreat your canvas with a coat of gesso. Coats the canvas so when you go to paint it covers well.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      You’re welcome! Thanks a bunch for the helpful tip! Good to know!

  3. Ashley

    Thanks! Love these!! Did a couple free yaymaker events in the past.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re so welcome, Ashley! Glad you have enjoyed these before!

  4. Jennifer L.

    Love this! We could all use more art in our lives these days ❤️ Thank you!

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      You’re very welcome!

  5. Carrie

    Thanks! My teen daughter has been painting through the pandemic, so I asked her about these sessions and she is very excited! She is going to try one of the free ones and if she likes it we will sign-up for a few paid sessions. We were unaware these sessions were available until we read this post! Many thanks!!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh perfect! You’re welcome, Carrie! Hope she enjoys the classes!

  6. Becky

    Our daughters were excited about these classes. We registered for the free classes and also for the paid classes. We had 2 free classes that nothing happened. The free classes are recorded and the company just needs to turn it on. We waited for an hour and nothing happened. We then registered for a few paid classes. Some of them were good. But the host did not show up for one paid class. We waited for 30 minutes and no one showed up. I contacted the company but no response from them. No phone number from the company either. I had to email them 3 times asking for a refund and still no response. I had to contact my credit card company to report the issue. The funny thing is the company sent me a link asking for tips for the class that the host did not show up. I later looked at their facebook page and found a lot of bad reviews. Most of them are similar situation I have.
    Please do not register for their paid classes.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh no! SO sorry to hear about that, Becky. Thanks for the warning and for sharing your experience. Hoping it goes more smoothly if you decide to try out the free class options this time.

    • Carrie

      My daughter will be very disappointed with a no-show. Hoping for a smoother rollout with these new offerings. Thanks for the head-up however. We will wait to see how the free class goes before deciding on a paid class. With your experience, we will know not to wait around if no one shows within 10 minutes of the start time. Thank you.

      • Ashley

        It’s important to look at the time zone too. I’ve had to wait 5 minutes for it to start but never more than that. These free events at 7pm eastern 6 central.

  7. Stacy P.

    Thank you so much. What a great Mommy/Daughter night. My 1st grader is obsessed with painting.

  8. Kara

    This is great! I signed up for me and my teenage daughter. Not so sure how it will turn out but it sounds cool. Can’t wait!

  9. Stacy Denton

    These look like fun. There are also a TON of free tutorials you can watch on YouTube or through Facebook. One of my favorites is Keeping it Colourful with Jesse Robertson, she releases 2 free tutorials each week that are available for 1 week but you can also “tip” $5 to have it forever and some of them are already on YouTube for free. She is very thorough with instructions and tries to keep the colors to a minimum, and shows you how to mix those colors into new ones so you end up with what you need.

  10. ~Ann

    Lavender falls event is ‘sold out’ but supposedly they send a video link to be able to watch it after the event.
    Did anyone register who might be willing to share the link after the event?
    If so please email me mascaret at I know the event isn’t for another month lol but if I wait until then to ask no one will see this. Thanks!

  11. Katie

    YouTube has tons of art tutorials you can start watching whenever you want!

  12. Nancy Harris

    Signed & received ticket for lavender oak but lost it when I clicked on the falls. I’m 70 & not fantastic with computers! Tried to check back in history. Sights showed in tabs but nothing came up when I clicked on them.

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