machineThis year for the first time we are offering a “Sewing Camp” for Kids at The Studio on Monday and Tuesday, July 29-30.  I learned to sew when I was very young.  My grandmothers and mom taught me first and then when I was in school my Home Economics teacher took me to the next level.  This is something that I have used my entire life and is a skill that all kids, girls and boys, should learn.  Why you might ask?  Sewing not only helps you to produce something useful and creative but it teaches other skills too….like math skills, problem solving, self-control, how to focus as well as patience.  (That last one I might have missed.  LOL)  If you have a young person, ages 7+, we have a great two day session planned.  Click here to register.



Lots of beautiful pet portraits yesterday at The Studio.  Marvelous!  I especially  love it when families come to paint together. The next Pet Portrait Paint Party will be on August 17th.  Click here to register.

Oh the excitement!!!  Bob Ross exhibit coming to Purcellville in just a few weeks.  Can’t wait!!!  Take a look here.111111111111BR


Today we wish Lincoln a Happy Adoption Day.  He has brought lots of smiles and joy to us and those who have gotten to know him.  And he has adapted to his new “work” at The Studio with enthusiasm.  I recently saw what a friend wrote about his mixed breed dog and loved it….so from now on, because Lincoln is such a funny looking little mixed breed and I get asked a lot what is he mixed with…I will say “PERFECTION”!


Yesterday our young artists finished up a barn painting that they started the day before when they finished their cow paintings.  And then we had time to paint these amazing Roosters.  Great work by our Art Campers.  There are just two sessions left this summer….one for painters and one for sewing.  Don’t let your creative kids miss out.  Register now!

20190715_202937.jpgYesterday we started our Farm Animal Art Camp for young painters ages 5-7 and we painted COWS!  What a great job these young painters did on these.  And they were such good listeners that we started another painting so if all goes well we finish it and another today.  Stay tuned.



Last week we shared a trip that we made to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley where we saw two wonderful exhibits.  You can see the Steinlen Cats here.  Today it’s about Tiffany.  This beautiful exhibit will be there until September 1st and it is worth the trip to get over to Winchester to see it.  Here is just a few of the glass masterpieces.