20170610_064000Kids get Art Camp in the Summer and now adults have their own Camp coming up in October! Yeah!!!! We’ve been asked to teach at Capon Springs & Farms Resort from October 1 to 5, (Sunday to Thursday). You can come for one night or all four with this flexible schedule. The best part of coming is that the $99 per night includes 3 meals per day (made from scratch and some from the farm), art instruction and all other resort activities, except for golf and spa services. Bring your own art supplies and paint along. Or if you don’t have art supplies and you want to give it a try, there will be a small supply fee for the things you want to try. How easy is that?!

Capon Springs is such a beautiful place…lots of beautiful views and things to paint.  It’s like going back in time to a peaceful and relaxing place.  So put this on your calendar and contact Capon Springs right now to reserve a room. If you want to bring your spouse/partner there is plenty for them to do there too! Hiking, golf, spa services and more! You can paint in the mornings and enjoy the resort activities in the afternoon. Go to www.caponsprings.net or call (304) 874-3695 to register. We’ll see you there in October. We can’t wait!!!!

You can click this link to see the daily Art schedule. (Capon Springs Retreat Schedule final) We will feature instruction in acrylic, paper painting, palette knife painting and more…. and there will even be a demonstration one evening in spinning wool.  Try something new on these days, or if you already paint, you can work on whatever you prefer and get advice and instruction.  Contact Capon Springs now to register!



For the past two Mondays we have been Paper Painting at The Studio with Denise Kupiszewski of The Mud Peddler Studio in Shepherdtown, WV.  She is an amazing clay artist as well as paper artist.  We love it when she comes to town.  We all had a great time learning to paint with torn and cut paper as well as decorative elements.  I love my Wine themed painting.  She’ll be coming back soon to offer more fun projects at The Studio.

This weekend was Art in the Barn at Belle Grove in Middletown.  I was invited to submit a few paintings (one sold, WooHoo!) and to demonstrate on Saturday.  I was set up in the barn that morning and worked on a floral for a few minutes but I kept looking at the scene in front of me….out the door of the barn and I loved what I saw so I switched and worked on a smaller painting of the little scene out front.  I got quite a bit done and will finish it in The Studio.  You should go to Belle Grove if you get a chance.  It’s beautiful there.  I’ll be going back soon to paint again.

20170625_054420We had the Sander’s Ranch crowd back at The Studio yesterday and boy, did we have FUN!  And they created some beautiful paintings.  We had sheep, rabbit, horses, a wolf and of course, dogs all being painted.  Great work everyone!

I’ve been sharing work by the Art Campers this week but did you know we have regular weekly art classes at The Studio where adults and kid produce beautiful art.  Adults paint their choice of subjects and I help them achieve their painting goals while kids do paint alongs each week producing a beautiful work of art.  This week Lauren painted a cute little painting of her pup, Andy in the Wednesday evening class. And Brenda completed a lovely painting she’s been working on a few weeks in our Wednesday morning class.  And the Thursday kids painted DONUTS!!!!!  Their favorites!  Why not join us?  Click here for more information.


20170622_221928We had our last day of camp for this session yesterday and the kids did a fabulous job painting like Piet Mondrian.  We created his “Still Life with Oranges” from 1899.  The kids learned about color mixing, composition and about 4 different artists during this Art Camp Session.  Great work everyone!

20170621_201220On Day 3 of this session of Art Camp we painted Edouard Manet’s “Roses and Lilacs” from 1883.  Nice work everyone!