Way back in February on the only day during my 3-week trip in New Zealand that I was able to go online, I made a bid on Gayle Rappaport’s in-home art lesson for eight. See, I love KVIE even when I’m on the other side of the world. When I returned to Sacramento, I happily learned I won! I finally hosted the party yesterday. It was AMAZING!!!

She is a wonderfully talented artist, not to mention an extremely nice lady. Many of us had never held a paint brush before. It’s safe to say there was a lot of apprehension in the room before we started, not to mention fear and ego to combat. But she told us to follow her instruction and we couldn’t fail. She was right! My tree actually looks like a tree. So did everyone else’s.

This was an extremely enjoyable event by any measurement. Great for a group of friends, certainly, but I also felt the team-building potential would make it perfect for a staff retreat or company social gathering. Our holiday party is already planned for ’13, but I’ll definitely call upon Gayle for 2014.

~ Clayton Whitehead, CTP, CITM
Vice President, Sports Leisure Vacations, Sacramento, CA

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