My name is Haena Chen Biton, and I am the Founder/CEO of Painting Picnik.
I’ve been painting since childhood. Now I earn my living doing it. And my work has been displayed in museums and galleries for years now.
But I had an epiphany in 2000.
It suddenly occurred to me that painting wasn’t just for “artists.” Instead, I realized it was for anyone wanting to get in touch with his/her “inner artist.” Anyone wanting to explore wherever their emotions and their creativity and their hands and their paint-brush might take them.
Anyone who simply wants to get in touch with their creative side…through art, in a free-flowing environment without judgment and without criticism from “experts.” And anyone who just wants to have fun while trying something new.
And so, Painting Picnik was born!
I founded Painting Picnik out of a pure passion for people. Our goals, our ambitions, and our inspirations have all come together to form a truly amazing company of which we’re all proud to be a part.
Since opening back in 2000, we have become masters at our craft. We try to go above and beyond your requests, to keep you coming back for more. Explore the rest of our site to learn more about what we offer. And please feel free to get in touch with any questions.
Painting Picnik is a 1-3 hour activity that gives you the space to freely express yourself – and discover your inner artist – with no fear or constraints. The goal as we paint is to be unconfined to conformity, and to be connected to “your own set of canvas.” Because when one is inspired to paint what they feel rather than what they’re told to paint, he/she starts on a path of joyful self-discovery!
Painting Picnik brings together nature, art, and meditation. And the combination of guided meditation with nature creates a peaceful, zen-like mood for a painting experience unlike any other!
Now includes Pavlik Ouparov studio. Amazing works and teacher.
My daughter learned so much and enjoyed the one on one lesson. Highly recommend!!!
Great teacher fun atmosphere great concept
Chen is a living exciting teacher that brings joy and true peace with unconditional love that shines through her dedicated classes, thank you for making art such an enlightening experience!
I had a wonderful time with Painting Picnik at Acqualina Resort. She had plenty of supplies and easy set up. She was very professional and she helped create and abstract piece for my bathroom. I look forward to my next session! 🤩
I’ve been working as one of teaching artists for this company for almost a year. This is best job and happiest place to be at! It’s so much fun to work doing what you love and educate people of all ages through a fun inspiring art activity.