Took place on January 14, 3:00pm. EST

Paint on Your Stuff to Make Usable Art — Live with Adam Palmeter

Learn how to liven up your phone cases, notebooks, and the like with your own custom artwork!

Live stream with

Adam Palmeter
Artist / Comedian / Teacher / Author
Top Teacher

About this Live Session

Miss this live session? Check out the recorded class here!

Learn how to liven up your phone cases, notebooks, and the like with your own custom artwork!

Skillshare Premium Members are invited to join us on Thursday, January 14th at 3:00 PM EST for a live online Zoom session with Adam Palmeter all about how to create usable pieces of art and jazz up boring surfaces by painting on everyday objects. The session will run for approximately 60 minutes. Click the “Remind Me” button above to register! 

Adam Palmeter is an American visual artist, stand up comedian, author, teacher, and digital nomad currently creating in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. He’s known for creating art in unconventional places—from murals to custom-painted umbrellas—and is excited to expand your view of what art can be in his second Skillshare class. 

This live session will include:

  • An explanation of the materials you need to paint on unusual surfaces, and some inspiration for all the different things you could liven up with your own art
  • A chance to practice Adam’s unique brushstroke technique that can be used to create mesmerizing patterns on all manner of surfaces
  • A live demo of Adam painting his iPad cover to create his very own piece of functional artwork

If you want to create some usable art alongside Adam, you’ll want to get your hands on some basic acrylic paints in whatever colors you prefer, a flat or chisel-tipped brush, and whatever blank surface you want to be your canvas (e.g., a phone or tablet cover, notebook cover, canvas tote, umbrella). You’re also welcome to join along with just some paper and paints to practice some new techniques, learn what you need to know about creating functional art, and plan your project for later.

Throughout the session, you’ll be encouraged to ask questions. Feel free to add questions in advance of the event using the discussion forum below, or bring them live to the Zoom session. We look forward to seeing you soon!

How to Participate: 

  • Click “Remind Me” above to register for the live session.   
  • On the day of the event, we’ll post a link to join the Zoom call. 15 minutes prior to the start time, we’ll open up the room so you can access the event. Make sure you’re subscribed to “Updates from Skillshare” in your account settings to receive an email reminder 15 minutes before the session starts.  
  • Come with your questions, or just listen in! 

What to Know About Zoom: 

  • Zoom is a free online video conferencing tool. Download it to your device here. Note: Zoom will download automatically when you join your first call. 
  • Once you’ve joined the Zoom call, use the “chat” window to type your questions in real time. We’ll get through as many as possible! 
  • To make sure everyone can hear, we’ll be using Zoom’s “mute” feature so that audio is coming through from the teacher’s end only. 
  • You are encouraged (but not required) to turn on your camera.
  • We want to keep Zoom a safe space for everyone — please abide by Skillshare’s community guidelines throughout the session. 

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