"Painting with Potter" was nothing but sheer joy! Katie was an excellent instructor allowing for each person to put their own personal touches into their works of art. She was able to relay techniques through words and her own personal painting she does right there in front of everyone. Katie's sidekick, Huckleberry, even put in her two sense now and again. The folks in attendance have been asking non stop when the next event will be. We can not wait to have her back and plan on making it a monthly event!
Owner - Tumbleweed Bookstore and Cafe Gardiner, MT
Hiring Katie as the leader of our Corx and canvas was one of the best decisions I have made as a business owner. Not only is she an excellent artist she brings a comfort and ease to the room for those that are nervous about painting for the first time in many years. Katie's helpful, positive demeanor creates an environment that encourages people to let loose and have a great time.
From a purely business standpoint, Katie is a delight. She shows up on time every time and is incredibly easy to work with. She comes prepared, professionally dressed and even helps set up and take down.
The joy I have seen come over people while learning to paint from Katie is almost unexplainable. People come in expecting to struggle and fight with their painting- Katie takes that fear and anxiety away almost instantly. As people settle in and Katie introduces herself you can literally see a group exhale occur- realizing that their teacher will confidently and effectively lead them through one of the best paintings of their life. Katie's ability to effectively teach and encourage others to have fun is a wonderful thing to watch. The way Katie works individually with each attendee is a beautiful thing to watch. People leave Katie's class feeling accomplished and in love with their painting- which is a GREAT thing to see!
After each class Katie has done for us we have received multiple compliments about her and the way she teaches. Katie will forever be a wonderful asset to our business and the art world as a whole.
Owner- Corx Winery Bozeman, MT