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Human Canvas White Shirt and Magic Marker Paint Dance Party

Hi Fun Dance Party Friends!

Our first Human Canvas Party was wonderfully successful! Well over 100 people signed up over several Meetup groups and we had a total blast! Everyone kept asking when is the next Human Canvas event? So we decided for the summer, we will have them more frequently :)  The next one will be on the first Friday of August!

This is a fabulous event for singles!

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Be a part of the Human Canvas Project! The next generation of Paint Dancing. The Human Canvas Paint Dance is destined to become the next International rage of fun Paint Dancing events!

Paint Dancing began in Seattle's very own Gasworks Gallery in 2006 and now has grown to NY, LA, San Francisco, London, Vancouver, Miami, Chicago and several other cities around the world!

Here’s how the “Human Canvas” project works!

Put on a old white shirt or visit the local thrift store and buy one. Toss it on and let EVERYONE at the party use you as a Human Canvas while we dance and hang out! If you are really feeling adventurous, wear some white pants, hats, gloves, shoes, accessories, you name it. Feel free to wear as much white you like! :)

Here are a few important items about the event:

1. If you have a phobia about people touching you, this might not be the right event for you :) Writing on someone's shirt is much like writing on a piece of paper. You hold the paper with one hand and you write with the other hand. At this event, both men and women are going to be drawing on your clothes.

2. This event is for mature and thoughtful adults. Trust is the most valued attribute you can bring to the party. Think of it as both a family friendly and highly respectful environment when you draw on others.

3. We have high expectations for the men that attend this event. We expect the men to be of their most gentlemanly behavior and to treat the women (and each other) with utmost respect and honor.

4. This is not a couple's dance. At Paint Dancing events, we encourage everyone to draw and dance together as a group. Do you remember the last scene of the hit movie Foot Loose? Everyone was dancing together as a group because they were all great friends! There was no one left out of the group fun. This is the environment that we desire to create. If you like someone, you can always contact each other through Meetup and get together another time :)

5. People on dates are always welcome to our events. Please know that a lot of other people are going to be writing on both of you, so you might want to ask your date if this is something they would enjoy :)

The cost of this exciting new event is only $10 per person.

The non-toxic magic markers we use are safe and fun. They wash off your skin and hair with soap and water. They will stain clothing, so please dress with that in mind. Imagine how cool this party will become when we turn on the black lights at the end of the evening while everyone is dancing in their freshly created white art clothes.

Crayola non-toxic magic markers are a blast!

We will have a table full of non-toxic magic markers for you to play with. You are welcome to bring your own box if you would like to be guaranteed a broad selection of colors. Crayola makes a dozen or so boxes of washable markers. They are available at all department stores and most large grocery or drug stores.

Please do not bring permanent magic markers or Sharpies. They are are hard to wash off  :)

This event is open to adults 21 and over. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine or other beverages to share with everyone. We will have lots snacks available. Other theme oriented events will be released as project “Human Canvas” unfolds.

We're going to open the garage doors to bring in fresh air and expand the space!

We are thrilled to announce that the wild new evolution of Paint Dancing, will be greatly enhanced by a recently installed mega watt sound system in the studio warehouse. The speakers alone tower to nearly 7 feet! No worries on the volume, we have free ear plugs for anyone wanting to dial down the volume. Hold onto your hat, there’s a new dance club in town :)

There are several groups promoting this event. We are planning well over 100 to attend.

This event is guaranteed to become the photo opportunity of a lifetime! Don't worry if you can't find the right outfit in time. Just grab a white T-shirt or anything white and join-in on all the crazy fun of the Human Canvas White Shirt & Magic Marker Paint Dance!

Rock on!

Matt Jones


Visit the Paint Dancing website and click on Seattle to see more upcoming events:

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A portion of the proceeds from this event will help deliver food to local food banks.

Important Note: The studio warehouse is located behind Gasworks Gallery and across the street from Dunn Lumber. The address is 3816 Latona Ave. Please come direct to the studio on Latona. The Gasworks Gallery entrance on 4th will be locked.

Here’s a map to the Gasworks Gallery complex.

REGARDING PARKING - There are several parking spaces in our private lot just north of the studio warehouse. We have also been given permission to use Ivar's furthest east lot. Plus tons of free street parking is always available.

Please share this fun event with all your Facebook friends! 
They will thank you! :)


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    Surprisingly fun! Didn't know what to expect, but I enjoyed the eclectic mix of people, feel of openness and joy of getting messy. Definitely coming to the next one!

    August 4, 2012

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