Families bond during ‘Father’s Day Paint and Party’

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Instead of cards, or gifts, Jensen Burr and his family decided to celebrate Father’s Day by learning how to paint. As he put the finishing touches on his work of art, he said it was a different, but fun way to spend Father’s Day.

“We get to hang out with out family and have fun painting and talk with each other,” said Burr.

Father’s Day Paint and Party was held at Carnahan Hall Sunday. It gave dad’s and their children a step-by-step tutorial on how to recreate a painting. The families recreated a picture taken by the Hubble Telescope, but their creativity was not limited.

Instructor Stacy Bogan said the party offers a unique experience where parents and kids can explore their creativity together.

“It just seemed like a natural opportunity for dads and kids. You see them out shooting hoops. You see them out throwing a ball. You see them playing soccer together,” said Bogan. “Painting is something they can do together, so it just seems natural that they would get to know them in a creative way too.”

Burr’s father John said he still received gifts, but the painting party offered a different way for him to bond with his sons on Father’s Day.

“It just really gets you out of your comfort zone, and sometimes that’s a good thing to do because otherwise you’d be sitting at home drinking coffee on your deck. Doing pretty much the same old thing that you’ve always done,” said John. “So, its good to kind of break it up and do something different.”

Those looking for a different way to spend time with family haven’t missed their chance. Bogan holds paint parties for any occasion, but plans to hold another Father’s Day session next year.

Burr said he recommends it for anyone wanting to make memories with their dad.

“It was worth it. It was fun. It will be easy to remember, what I’ve done with my dad,” said Burr.

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