A friend and I went to Painting with a Twist to check things out. Neither one of us are artists - she's a 5th-grade math and science teacher, and I'm an SLP who draws stick figures. But we were interested in making a Cracked Monogram, and here is a rundown of our night.
The instructor, Brad, first made us feel welcome and assured us that even if we weren't artists, he would show us how to use the supplies to make something great. The first step was pretty easy - painting a black border around the edges:
We took a break to let everything dry. Brad asked us to think about what kind of letter and style we wanted while he got out chalk. Cool, I thought. They are going to letter for us, and we will just fill it in. Oh, no. It didn't work that way. We got to draw our own letters in chalk and paint over them. And I learned that D is a boring letter compared to my friend's H.