Posts Tagged ‘Blue Ridge Arts Council’

Speaking to Girl Scouts about art

Speaking to Girl Scouts about art

CAM07245Yesterday I was asked to speak to a group of Girl Scouts about being a full-time artist.  They were a great group of girls who toured the Blue Ridge Arts Council before our session and had several questions about art.  I was working on the demonstration painting for our 1st Saturday Paint Party so they watched as I completed the flowers.  They enjoyed it so much that they want to come back and do a little painting.  So we will meet again later in the month!

I did finish the demo painting for this Saturday’s Paint Party and there are still a couple of seats open if you want to join us and paint this little geranium painting.  Contact me today.

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Katrinka's Birthday Paint Party

Katrinka’s Birthday Paint Party

We had a fabulous time yesterday at Katrinka’s Birthday Paint Party.  You all did a great job on your paintings.  I love it when the attendees come in and haven’t painted before and are a little nervous about what they are going to do but then they leave with a terrific painting.

You can learn more about upcoming Paint Parties open to everyone here.  Or book a private party for you and your friends.

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Ethan and Madeline's Daffodils

Ethan and Madeline’s Daffodils

We had a successful day at our kid’s and adult art classes yesterday.  Ethan and Madeline (a brand-new student) painted these fabulous spring daffodils.  I love the blue background and bright yellow impressionistic flowers.  Great work!

Logan's Owl

Logan’s Owl

And in the adult class, Logan finished this adorable owl.  Logan started in my kids class several years ago and then moved up to the adult group this past year.  She’s a natural!  She has picked up every tip I have thrown out and applied it to her work.  I am so proud of you Logan.  SUPER!

Nick's Peonies

Nick’s Peonies

And the peony painting is by Nicholas another adult student who began painting with me last fall.  He didn’t want his photo taken but I had to share the beautiful painting he just completed.  Nick paints meticulously and it shows in his beautiful work.

Great job everyone!

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Wed class Pat

Pat with Daisy Painting

Last night Pat completed her daisy painting that we saw her working on last week.  (Check that out here.)  It looks terrific!  Great job Pat.



Rebecca with Pet Portrait

And Rebecca, who started her painting at the “Paint Your Pet Portrait” Party a few weeks ago, came in and finished her painting of her wonderful pups.  Super!  So glad you painted these sweeties.


Remember, you can learn to paint too or improve you current skills by joining us for painting class or a paint party.  Check out more information at the Art Class or Paint Party tabs above.

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Dr. Who Paint Party

Dr. Who Paint Party

The Dr Who Paint Party was so much fun.  And everyone did a terrific job painting.  Who knew?  😉

Special thanks to Jen for bringing the music and props!

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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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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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Ethan's Kite

Ethan’s Kite

Jacob's Book

Jacob’s Book

Logan's Enterprise

Logan’s Enterprise

Three of my students finished their paintings this past week.  And boy did they do a great job.  Ethan made this terrific kite painting and Jacob did this wonderful open book painting in the Kids Class.  Kids ages 7-12 paint each Thursday from 4:15-5:15.  And we would love to have new painters join us.

Logan, who started in the Kids Class several years ago and now has moved to the adult class, completed this wonderful “Enterprise” painting.  Great job Logan with nice vision.  You are doing super in the Adult Class!

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