Robin
Arra-
Mae

ABOUT INSTRUCTOR/ARTIST

"STRENGTHEN YOUR RIGHT BRAIN ONE BRUSH STROKE AT A TIME." -RA

ABOUT MY NAME:

“MY NAME IS ROBIN ARRAMAE SMATHERS. I GO BY ROBIN ARRAMAE BECAUSE THERE ARE THREE OTHER ROBIN SMATHERS IN THE WNC AREA. THE HISTORY OF THE SMATHERS FAMILY RUNS DEEP THROUGH THESE MOUNTAINS. OUR GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER WAS KNOWN AS THE LAST PIONEER IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA. I WAS NAMED AFTER MY GRANDMOTHER, ARRAMAE. MY GREAT GRANDFATHER MOVED TO FLORIDA AND BEGAN THE SMATHERS FAMILY DOWN THERE.

WHERE I COME FROM:

WHEN I WAS 19 yr. old, I DECIDED TO MOVE TO WAYNESVILLE. I GREW UP COMING HERE, AND IT WAS CALLING MY NAME. MANY YEARS LATER, I HAD THIS STRONG DESIRE TO TEACH WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH OUR SON, ELDON. I HAVE NEVER TAUGHT BEFORE, BUT I HAD THIS GUT FEELING THAT IT WAS SOMETHING I WANTED, AND COULD DO. MY ART BACKGROUND IS IN POTTERY, AND PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS WAS JUST A FUN HOBBY. I HAD GONE TO VISIT SOME FAMILY IN FLORIDA AND WHILE I WAS THERE, MY SISTER, BRADY TOOK ME TO A PAINT AND SIP EVENT. IT WAS SUCH A BLAST THAT I HAD TO START DOING EVENTS IN WAYNESVILLE. 

MY VISION:

I WANTED TO BRING A POSITIVE NIGHT LIFE EXPERIENCE TO WAYNESVILLE, AND TO GIVE THE RESIDENTS AND THOSE PASSING THROUGH SOMETHING FUN TO DO WITH ONE OF THEIR NIGHTS OUT. WAS PAINTING AND SIPPING ON A BEVERAGE WHILE TEACHING A GROUP OF PEOPLE HOW TO PAINT MY IDEA? WELL NO... THERE ARE QUITE A BIT OF EVENTS LIKE THIS OUT IN THE WORLD, BUT IT WAS MY IDEA TO BRING IT BACK TO WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA! I WAS AT WORK, WHEN IT CAME TO ME. I SAID TO ANGELA, (THE LADY I WAS WORKING WITH), HEY... I AM GOING TO START THESE PAINT EVENTS HERE IN TOWN. I’M GOING TO TAKE A BREAK AND WALK DOWN TO THE PANACEA TO SEE IF THEY WILL LET ME HOST THEM THERE. AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I DID, AND THEY SAID YES! I WAS SUPER EXCITED, BUT IMMEDIATELY HAD TO START PUTTING THINGS TOGETHER. 
...THINGS JUST GOT REAL! :) I BOUGHT EVERYTHING I NEEDED, PRINTED OUT FLYERS AND BEGAN TO POST THEM AROUND TOWN. I CREATED A FACEBOOK PAGE AND INVITED EVERYONE TO LIKE MY PAGE AND COME OUT. THEN... MY FIRST FACEBOOK EVENT AT THE PANACEA COFFEE HOUSE HAPPENED! 

WHAT HAPPENED WHEN IT HAPPENED:

WHEN I SET EVERYTHING UP, NOT KNOWING WHO WAS GOING TO SHOW OR NOT, I HAD THIS FEELING OF.. WELL... I TRIED EVEN IF NO ONE SHOWS! I HAD SIX PEOPLE JOIN MY FIRST EVENT IN APRIL 2015. 

FLASH FORWARD- TO MANY LAUGHS, DIFFERENT PAINTINGS, DIFFERENT VIEWS, MANY PAINT BRUSHES DIPED IN BEER, AND AFTER ALL THE EVENTS I HAVE DONE; AFTER ALL THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE I HAVE MET, I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL. 

WHY I LOVE WHAT I DO:

EVERYONE’S LIFE IS A BLESSING OF THEIR OWN, AND I THOROUGHLY ENJOY THAT I CAN HOST AN EVENT FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO GO OUT FOR A NIGHT, OR PLAN THEIR OWN PRIVATE EVENT. 


SO IF YOU HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS,
BUT HAVE YET TO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT...
COME OUT, 
ENJOY YOURSELF,
ENJOY A COLD, LOCAL BEVERAGE,
AND LEAVE WITH NOT ONLY A FUN, CALM AND COLLECTED MINDSET, BUT YOUR OWN PIECE OF ART!   #TOTALLYWORTHIT :)

WHAT HAPPENED NEXT:

PAINT NITE WAYNESVILLE EVENTS TURNED INTO PRIVATE GROUP EVENTS AT VARIOUS VENUES, PRIVATE BACHELORETTE PARTIES AT PRIVATE HOMES, AND ONE ON ONE PAINTING LESSONS. THE WAYNESVILLE RECREATION CENTER HIRED ME TO HOST A PAINTING EVENT FOR THEIR CREATIVE BOOT CAMP, FOR CHILDREN. AFTER HAVING A CHILD OF MY OWN, I REALIZE I AM VERY GOOD AT WORKING WITH CHILDREN. I LOOK FORWARD TO CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAY PARTIES, GET-TOGETHERS’, AND EVEN HOME-SCHOOLER. WITH ALL THE ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES OUT THERE, I LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING SO MANY MORE PEOPLE AS I EXPAND AND CONTINUE MY VENTURE AS WNC PAINT EVENTS. 

WHAT I DO:

WNC PAINT EVENTS HAS BECOME A TRUE PASSION, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING A FUN PAINTING EXPERIENCE RIGHT TO YOU, OR YOU COME TO ME! WHETHER IT BE OUTDOORS IN A PARK OR ON TOP OF A MOUNTAIN, AT A LOCAL BREWERY OR COFFEE SHOP, AT YOUR HOME OR ANY EVENT CENTER YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE IT AT.
WNC PAINT EVENTS IS A DESTINATION PAINT ALONG SERVICE AND IS FOR ALL AGES.

THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY SITE, AND CONSIDERING ME TO HELP PLAN AN EVENT FOR YOU."
-ROBIN ARRAMAE

 
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