Posts Tagged ‘The Studio for Learning’

Kathy with her Llama painting in Wednesday morning class

Kathy with her Llama painting in Wednesday morning class

Leah's first painting in the Thursday evening class

Leah’s first painting in the Thursday evening class

The adult classes have students producing terrific art every week.  Each person works on the subject matter of their choice.  I don’t always remember to get a good photo of their finished products but from time to time I do.  Kathy and Leah both did really nice paintings in this week’s classes.

Adult Art Classes are Wednesday from 10:30-Noon or 5:30-7 or Thursday from 5:30-7.  Come join us!

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January 2015 1st Saturday Paint Party

January 2015 1st Saturday Paint Party

The 1st Saturday Paint Party yesterday was painting fruit in miniature.  And boy, did everyone do a great job!  These turned out so good.  We worked in acrylic on 6″x6″ stretched canvas.

Each month on the 1st Saturday we have a Paint Party where we try something different each time.  The great part is that all supplies are included so all you need to do is make a reservation and show up.  Then after a couple of hours you will go home with a wonderful completed painting!  Why don’t you join us next time – February 7th at 3 pm?

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20141110_061235Skating Santa embroidered pillow.   I am so glad that I rediscovered embroidery this year thanks to my friend and a wonderful teacher Sandra Charles.  When we offered the “Learn to Embroidery” class at The Studio I decided to take it.  I hadn’t done embroidery since I was a teenager.  And I LOVE it!

If you still have someone on your Christmas list that you need to buy for consider a Gift Certificate to The Studio.  One can be emailed to you so that you can have it in time for Christmas gift opening.  Just email kwalker@doubledogdesigns.com with your Gift Certificate request.  We know there is someone on your list that would love to discover their creative side in 2015!


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"Lilly and Bella"

“Lilly and Bella”

We had a fun Pet Portrait Paint Party yesterday with wonderful portraits created.  I can share a few with you today but others will have to wait until after Christmas as they are going to be wonderful presents for friends and family.

Everyone did fabulous work.  Martin was painted twice by this sweet girl and her mom.  They did great paintings.  And Rebecca and Vivian did beautiful paintings of their sweet kitties.

Good work everyone!


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Our Monkeys

Sock Monkey 1

Begin with socks and directions

Sock Monkey 22

Starting with legs

Sock Monkey Class 3

Body complete

Sock Monkey 4

Wonderful old Singer

Sock Monkey 2

Hat, Arms, and Mouth


Rebecca and Sandra

Last night I took a class at The Studio (instead of teaching one!) and we made a Sock Monkey.

He is so cute.  Sandra Charles taught us and boy is she good.

Thanks Sandra for being so patient and making it so much fun!  I can’t wait to try it again…this time it will be a “Sock Puppy”!

Learn more about the classes coming up at The Studio by clicking here.

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Collage WedI mentioned yesterday that I had a few ladies come into The Studio for a collage class.  It was spur of the moment but we had a great time working together and these are the unique pieces that they created.  I think they were very pleased with them.

Collage is such a personal medium…especially when collecting the pieces to include.  It can be very meaningful to the creator.  I am hoping to do more with collage and paper painting in the very near future.

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Sandra Charles Sample

Sandra Charles Sample

Kit provided for class

Kit provided for class

Practice piece for stitches we are learning

Practice piece for stitches we are learning

Art comes in all forms.  This week I began a piece of embroidery in a class that I am taking at The Studio.  I love the possibilities of working with thread and muslin.  You can make any design that you can imagine.

We worked on learning different stitches as well as started a small little sampler where we are practicing the stitches we learned.  Sandra Charles, our instructor, is a wonderful fiber artist and has so much patience helping us get it right.

This is the her sample of the piece we are doing for class.  Hopefully I will have mine to share after we finish our last class next Monday.  We’ll see.

And don’t forget that we have so many creative classes at The Studio.  It’s not just painting!  Check out the calendar here on our website for the most up-to-date information on upcoming classes.

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