Frequently Asked Questions



Studio Address
Lovejoy Creations Studio
2690 Historic Decatur #201
cross streets: Historic Decatur /Dewy

Across from Ace hardware, Slater 50/50 & Con Pane

What is your class size?
At my studio Max 10, average 6-8
I cap the classes at 8 students
The min number of students for a class is 4, If it is less than 4 the class will be cancelled and the seats rescheduled

At your location up to 60
min of 6 people for private events

Can I bring food, wine?
Yes, please be responsible
bring  glasses, cups, plates & utensils
I have a wine opener @ studio

Can my friend come & watch?
Only paid students are allowed in class, unfortunately my studio is not able to accommodate extra guests, most of my classes are at capacity with paying students.

I want to fix or paint over something in my painting, what can I do?
Grab so acrylic paint and brushes and paint over what you want.
recommended supplies click here

If I come to your studio will you still donate to the San Diego Humane Society or another organization?
Yes!, For any of my regular classes @ Liberty Station. Put the San Diego Humane Society as the referral, and I will make the donation on your behalf.

I want to frame my canvas, what do you recommend?
Go for it!. When purchasing your frame let one of the store employees know, so they can show you the extra hardware you need ($2) to accommodate the width of the canvas

Can kids attend the class?
Kids 8-13 can attend class with an adult. Both must purchase a seat and both paint. With this age range the kid needs to have this experience with you.
No exceptions,  You CAN NOT sign your kid up and watch while they paint, my studio & classes are NOT set up for that.
Kids 13 and older are welcome to attend the class by themselves, though I do recommend  taking the class together as its a fun memory you both will always reference

Do you offer private instruction?
Yes, more info here or email


The Value of your Class?!?!
The Paint Your Pet class is a $250 workshop value that you get for $65.  I understand that people will not do something because of the price tag, especially if they find it intimidating.  I have taught this class for the last 5 years in San Diego, with over 4000 pets painted (and counting) I have witnessed my students come in scared and nervous , and when they leave they are ear to ear smiles and have gained a new confidence.  
One of my goals is to bring the "Joy of Painting" to the everyday folks in this world who really need it, like YOU!

During class YOU will realize that you :
1-  Needed a break from reality
2-  Are more creative than you realize
3-  Need a creative outlet  
4-  Actually enjoyed the process of stepping outside you comfort zone (this can be said after the completion of the class)

48 hr cancellation policy?
You can  get a refund or switch your date (up to 2 times) 48 hrs prior to the date of your class. Please email with your order number and date you want to switch to.  I understand that emergencies (death, illness, car accident, etc..) happen, please email me as soon as you can. 
These classes are usually at capacity (8-10 students) A last minute cancel means that someone else, could of taken the class, so again email me asap so i can fill your spot.
I am aware that art is an elective fun thing for you, but for me, this is my business and the policy is in place to protect my business and your commitment.
Lovejoy Creations is run by a SOLO business owner/artist. 

FOR MY SUMMER TIME STUDENTS - You will not get a refund an hour before class because: you (or 1 in your group) would rather go to the beach, take a nap, or don't really feel motivated to paint.  Please don't even bother emailing me this question.

Can I switch my date?
Yes, You can switch 2 times before the 48 hr deadline.

My coupon is not working?
Please double check that you have entered the code correctly & if it has expired
You may only use 1 code @ a time
Email  if it still doesn't work

What is your refund policy?
 You must email before the the 48 hour mark to receive a refund or switch dates

How do I schedule a private event?
Please check my calendar for availability, I can schedule before or after another event. A non-refundable deposit of $100 holds your date

Where are the San Diego Humane Society classes?
Please check your SDHS class, classes are offered at multiple locations. Classes are held in San Diego, Escondido, Oceanside & Liberty Station

Pet/Animal Classes

Can I paint more than one animal/pet on my canvas?
Given the time frame of the class, I recommend 1 pet per canvas. You are more than welcome to paint 2 pets.
-If both pets are in the same photo - NO extra charge
-If I have to combine 2 photos it is an ADDITIONAL $10 (bring cash to class)
* I don’t want you to feel rushed, please keep in mind that I also run monthly open studios, you are more than welcome to bring your painting to one of those to finish

What kind of photo should I send?
Photos need to be clear, in-focus & good lighting. The best photo will be chosen. If you have a preference please let me know when you send the photos

Can I bring my pet, it’s an Emotional Support animal?
Given that my studio is so small, and with my lease requirements, I’m not allowed to have animals in my studio.  You are going to be focused on painting, a pet would be distracting, especially if everyone brought their pet.

Can I bring my child to the class?
You are more than welcome to purchase a seat for your child to paint their pet.  I recommend kids 12 & older for attending a regular class..  I do not have room for extra people in my studio other than paying students. Please make arrangements for your childcare during the class, so you can concentrate on painting.

Can my friend come & watch?
Only paid students are allowed in class, unfortunately my studio is not able to accommodate extra guests, most of my classes are at capacity with paying students.

How long does it take you to pre-sketch our canvases?
With all the reference materials & sketches I prep for each person; I spend about 45 mins for every 10 people in class

Can I bring my own brushes?
Yes, please do

Can you sketch a canvas for me that I can work on at home?
Yes, for the full set
11x14 canvas + sketch +  reference materials = $15

Will you work with an organization or animal shelter I am affiliated with?
Yes, Please email


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What type of paint do you use?
Acrylic paint - water-based

What type of paint do you recommend that I purchase for myself
Liquitex basics are a good student brand to start with. The consistency is similar to what we use in class. You can purchase @Micheal's, Blicks & online