Paint Your Cat Portrait at the Edmonton Cat Festival, presented by YAYMaker!

At the June 1, 2019 Edmonton International Cat Festival, sponsor YAYMaker will be offering two Paint Your Cat Portrait classes at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., with 100% of proceeds donated to this year’s cat rescue recipients!

For this exclusive YAYMaker event, purr-ticipants will receive a canvas with your cat pre-sketched and ready to turn into a customized masterpiece! Leave the hard work to YAYMaker and go home with a truly meaningful piece to hang proudly on your wall! You get to customize everything and our Master Artist will be there to guide you along the entire time, all while allowing your own creativity to shine!

Paint Your Pet Portraits by YAYMaker typically cost $40 per person but we are excited to offer this class at a discounted rate of $20 per person for the Cat Festival, with 100% of proceeds donated to local cat rescues!

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Your Paint Your Cat Portrait ticket includes all of your painting supplies and personalized instruction from our master artist Natalie Bryson! Please note tickets do not include artist gratuity.

The 11:30 and 2:30 classes will run approximately 1.5 hours each.

NOTE: You will need Cat Festival admission in order to participate in the Paint Your Cat Portrait session. 

Please pre-purrchase festival admission at this link or buy at the door, however you must have admission to the festival in addition to a Paint Your Cat ticket, in order to purr-ticipate. 


Limited spots are available per class. Once you purchase your Paint Your Cat Portrait ticket, please email a photo of your cat to [email protected]. The best paintings come from pictures of a single cat, head-on (or as head-on as you can get the little furball) without the entire body in the photo. If you have more than one cat feel free to bring a partner or save them for another event, because there will be more! If you’re unsure whether or not your photo will work, feel free to send Liz ([email protected]) a few examples and she can let you know which one will work best!

Photos for Paint Your Cat Portrait must be submitted and received by May 27, 2019 at the very latest,

or you will not have a pre-sketched canvas at the event–no one wants that!!

*** Please note that YAYMaker manually customizes each canvas, so YAYMaker is unable to offer refunds once your cat’s photo has been submitted and sketched onto a canvas. While YAYMaker loves all furbabies, please leave cats at home when you come to paint them with us ***



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Edmonton-based artist Natalie Bryson will be leading the Cat Festival Paint Your Cat Portrait classes! 

NOTE: Paint Your Cat Portrait Classes at the Edmonton International Cat Festival is a ticketed event, in addition to your festival admission. 100% proceeds from Paint Your Cat Portrait Classes as well as Cat Festival admission will be donated to Edmonton-area cat rescues. LEARN MORE.

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