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Flag quiltWe had a fun sewing session at The Studio yesterday.  Here are two of the quilts well on their way to being finished.  Great work Nicole and Shelly!

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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!

 

 

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20170611_181718Here is the result of the Leaf Casting class that I told you about yesterday.  It turned out great!  And it was so much fun learning something new.  We used sand to support the leaf and then used Thinset to mold it and finally Rapidset for the strength layer.  After it set over night we peeled the leaf off and here it is!  Now we have to wait for it to cure and then we can paint it.  Can’t wait!

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Yesterday I took the morning off to take a class in Flint Hill at Mullany Art Studio.  They offer a variety of exciting classes and I have wanted to go to one forever but seems I am always working when they offer them.  But when they offered the Concrete Leaf Casting I wanted to give it a try. Kerrie and Candace did a great job explaining the process.

Here are some photos from what we accomplished in class.  We go back this afternoon to complete the process.  It was great fun working in a different medium.  Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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The very first Paint Party ever at Capon Springs was a HUGE success!  The painters were terrific and did a fabulous job creating a beautiful work of art featuring the Band Stand at the Resort.

Capon Springs is an all inclusive family mountain resort …. and while it is only about 32 miles from Front Royal it seems a really long way away.  It’s like going back in time.  I told my friend who went last night to help with the Paint Party that it is “32 miles and 6 decades away”!  It’s wonderful.  You can learn more about it here.  We had a grand time enjoying dinner there before the Paint Party.  It was delightful to see all these multi-generational families sitting together passes plates and bowls of food around the table and having conversations while dining.  I am thrilled that Jonathan, one of the owners of this gem, has invited me to come back and teach again.

I’ll be back for another Paint Party and we will also be offering a multi disciplined Art Week in the Fall.  Stay tuned for more info soon.  You will definitely want to plan to go for a few days.

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I took a Bob Burridge workshop on Saturday at Art of the Carolinas.  Here are some scenes from that afternoon.  Bob is all about working fast and loose…no small brushes…he uses paper towels and his fingers.  I love the effect!

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pk-hydrangeasYesterday it was hydrangeas that I painted using the knife.  (This one is SOLD!) I am loving this method.  Can’t wait to get home and really spread out and do some of these on larger canvas.  We leave today after having a really great time at Art of the Carolinas.  I have two friends who came with me and they have had some interesting classes as well.  It is so much fun to be the student for a change!

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