Archive for March, 2014

CAM06931-1The boys painted a very nice landscape yesterday at art class.  Take a look!  And remember we have classes for young people on Thursday from 4:15 – 5:15 each week.  Why don’t you sign up your young artist to come paint with us?

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Pats Portrait 1The students in the adult art classes all work on different subject matter.  I like for them to paint what they want so that in the end they have a painting that they will enjoy or that they will give to friends and family.  Pat is one of my students that paints many things for her family members and has done many wonderful paintings for them.  Recently she completed this fabulous portrait for her daughter and she recently sent this photo showing where she hung the work.

CAM06677Now Pat is on to another wonderful painting – Daisies!

Nice job Pat.  I know your family has a long list of things they want you to paint for them.  Keep up the good work!

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Puppy cocoon 2I couldn’t do a baby cocoon based on a pup (see yesterday’s post) without doing one like a hound dog so here it is!

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CAM06836I have been crocheting baby things again.  I have several friends expecting babies so I have been working on gifts plus items to stock the baby section at Delilah’s.  This little “Terrier Puppy Cocoon” is made of a soft baby yarn and measures 17″ long and 12″ wide and has an opening flap at the top.


Mamie Eisenhower Walker

Mamie Eisenhower Walker

I am making several others but this one was inspired by Mamie!

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CAM06556For all the Dr Who fans out there we are having a “Paint a Tardis” Paint Party this Saturday, March 22nd at 3 pm at the Blue Ridge Arts Council.  Please tell your friends so we can get enough painters to join us.  Contact me to sign up.

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March Paint Your Pet Portrait Party

March Paint Your Pet Portrait Party

We had so much fun at yesterday’s “Paint Your Pet Portrait” Party.  The paintings turned out terrific.  Great job everyone.  Come paint with us again!

The next Paint Party is Saturday, March 22nd, for all you Dr. Who fans.  We will be painting the Tardis!  Contact me today to sign up.

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"Van Gogh's Chair"

“Van Gogh’s Chair”

Maybe if we talk about Summer Art Camp all the bad weather will go away and Spring will arrive.  Well, maybe not but at least it gives us something to look forward to!  The schedule for this summers Art Camp is set.  You can Flyer for Kids Summer Art Camp Final 2014.  

Art Camp with Waffle

Our Rodrigue’s with Waffle!

This year we are adding a session where we will paint from the students photos:  their pet, their home, etc.  More information is coming as we get closer to the date but we wanted you to have the schedule now so you can start making plans.  Hope to see your young artist this summer at one of the following sessions:

Art Camp Session 2 Day 1 - 2

Our version of Georgia O’Keefe

June 30 – July 1, 2014    Famous Painters (Warhol & Manet)

August 11 – 12, 2014   Post-Impressionists ( Matisse & Van Gogh)


Ages 8 – 13  (9 a.m. – Noon)   $150 per session

June 23 – 26, 2014  –  Impressionists (Monet, Manet, Renoir)

July 7 – 10, 2014  – Famous Painters (Matisse, Cezanne, Warhol)

July 21 – 24, 2014 – Local Flavor & Paint Your Own Pet Portrait and House

August 4 – 7, 2014  –  Famous Painters (Cassett, Van Gogh, Manet)


Ages 14 – 18  (9 a.m. – Noon)   $75 per session

July 17 – 18, 2014  – Paint from your own photos (Pets, House, or Favorite Scene)

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IMG_20140313_233530We did a lesson and study in silhouettes yesterday with the kids.  Didn’t they do a terrific job?!  Super work boys and I am proud at how well you are controlling your brush work.  You both passed the test with flying colors!

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CAM06675-1A few weeks ago I did this painting as a demonstration for a kid’s art class (see that here)  but I finally went back to it yesterday to finish it up.  It will be at Delilah’s if you want to see it up close.  🙂

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CAM06638Several days ago I posted about an organization, Comfort for Critters,  that encourages volunteers to make blankets (knitted, crocheted, or fleece) for shelter animals.  Read that post here.   This is a great way to use up all those partial skeins of yarn you have lying around.

I have made a couple of blankets to take out to our shelter to donate.  The Julia Wagner Animal Shelter has been added to the list of shelters participating in this program so if you knit or crochet or if you enjoy making fleece blankets consider making a few for our shelter and support those animals that are there seeking forever homes.  🙂

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