About Odonata

Hello, I’m April Small and I started Odonata July 2013. My mission is to bring communities together in a creative, fun, positive atmosphere! The artistic services include Paint Parties and Fundraiser Events and also other craft classes. These services include all supplies and step-by-step instructions. You get to choose from over 100 of my paint night options and I am also always open to suggestions. Wine/beer glasses, wood items and many other options are always a possibility!

Custom orders including jewelry, hand painted wood items, custom paintings and pet portraits are welcome!

Check out my work and business reviews on Facebook!


You may be thinking Odonata is a strange name, I get asked frequently where I got the idea. Odonata is the scientific word for dragonfly, which has great symbolic meaning.The dragonfly symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.

– See more at: http://www.dragonfly-site.com/meaning



When I started Odonata I was on the career path in a typical eight to five white collar job doing stressful work. I couldn’t have imagined a few months later that I would be starting my own business and doing something I truly loved. Painting and teaching painting has brought me so much happiness and has taught me so many valuable life lessons. Paint nights can be used for so many different purposes like team-building  for businesses, getting the community together, spending time with a group of your family and friends and therapeutic art sessions with people that are in facilities (elderly housing, assisted living, long/short term care), or groups. Also, it has given me the opportunity to help fund-raise for so many different causes which is another piece of my business that is very important to me.