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Roses for FebWe will be painting Roses at the 1st Saturday Paint Party in February.  Join in on February 3rd at 2 pm and create this lovely work of art.  Everyone can do it.  No experience necessary.  Click here to register.

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Kids Cardinal

A great kid’s class yesterday as we painted a Winter Cardinal.  Nice work.  Kids class is every Wednesday from 4:15-5:15.  Contact kwalker@kellywalkerstudios.com to register your young artist.

Folk Art

 

One of the most FUN ways to learn to sew is to make a Rag Quilt….which is just what we did at The Studio yesterday afternoon.  Just sewing straight lines has never been so cool!!!  Look at what you can make even if you have NEVER used a machine before.  We can help you be so creative.  Why not give it a try?  We have another class coming up on Sunday, February 25th.  And the best part is you don’t have to bring anything…just show up and we’ll have it all ready to go for you.  Click here to register.

20180113_074950495727157While at Belle Grove this week I got a couple of photos of one of my favorite things there….a Nanny Bench Rocker.   “Nanny rockers” (in some cases called “mammy rockers”) are benches that have a place for the caretaker to sit while the baby lies beside her. There is a slat in front of the baby portion to prevent the child from rolling off as he or she is rocked gently back and forth.  Sometimes the slats are removable so the bench can be used by two people once it’s not needed for the baby.

True “nanny rockers” were most often made in the Windsor style and usually date to the first half of the 19th century.  The one at Belle Grove is estimated around 1820.  As luck had it there was a staff member with her baby there taking photos for their newsletter so I got a shot of how it really works.  And in the last photo you see the placement of the rocker….often in front of the fireplace.  Interesting things you’ll see at Belle Grove.

I’m excited to announce that I have been invited to show my art at Belle Grove this June along with two other regional artists. We visited the house yesterday to meet and discuss the show.  It’s the first time they are going to display local art throughout the house.  I’m so excited.

This beautiful old home is a terrific place to show art and for people to see a wonderful example of a manor house.  We will keep you updated on all the details as we get closer to the show on June 22-24, 2018.  There will be an “Meet the Artists” Reception on June 23rd as well as classes and workshops on June 23rd and 24th.  It will be a great time to visit Belle Grove.

Ice Skaters

20180110_184440263118299.jpgWe will be painting Ice Skaters at Shenandoah Senior Living to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.  Come join in on the fun.  Paint with us at Shenandoah Senior Living at 103 Lee Burke Road, Front Royal from 1-3 on Saturday, January 27th.  It’s a beautiful location with a lovely view while we paint skaters on ice. Everyone is welcome.
The $44 includes all supplies for one painting. Click here to register.