Also With the start of the Summer season, I was inspired to participate in a Mason Sunflower Painting class at Muse Paint Bar.  Muse Paint Bar recently added Mason jars, wine glasses and vase painting to their curriculum.  I was excited when I received an email for a Mason Jar painting class. Details of the class were to paint two 16 ounce mason jars with sunflower details.

Of course, Summer season is in full bloom with pop and sun drenched colors.  Furthermore, the sunflower plant is turning heads in a big, colorful and enticing way.  Sunflowers are showing up in gardens, floral arrangements, apparel, accessories, home décor and paintings.   The different sizes, shapes and colors that make up this flower made it fun to paint.

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When I arrived, the class was set up in various tables.  I participated in a prior paint class so I had familiarity with the class lay out.  In front of your assigned seat were two mason jars, three paint brushes, a can of water, paper towels, rubbing alcohol towelette wipes, paper plates and a small container of rubbing alcohol.

On the walls were two painting of sunflowers and completed mason jars.



Karrie Brawn instructed the class and had two other assistants throughout the night – (tall) Julia and Kate.   Also a monitor was an addition from the last time I was there for a class.  No matter where you sat, you could look up at the Monitor and follow along.  In addition the Instructor went around to show the glass she was painting.

Mason Sunflower Painting


Sunflowers are fun flowers.   Colors that I used to create my painting were:

  • Brown
  • Red
  • Black
  • White
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Gold

I used the brown and yellow to create an orange for the center on the flower.  Also, I used gold to highlight the sunflower coloration.  In addition, I like having the rubbing alcohol to erase any mistakes I made.

After finishing the jar, we let the paint dry or used a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.  Once dry, we put the jars in a bag.  In addition, instructions came to put the jar in an oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Mason Jar Usage

Now that my two mason jars are complete, I  am looking forward to using them.  Additionally, some great ways to use a mason jar are:

  • Organize supplies
  • Desk usage
  • Cocktail container
  • Ice cream sundaes or parfait
  • Bank
  • Fresh herbs
  • Small Dried Flower arrangement

Have you participated in any paint classes at Muse Paint Bar?  What have you made?