Welcome to the First Day of Summer! I hope that this summer finds you with a brush in your hand and a painting in your mind's eye.
I've just come back from an amazing 10 days at the Jansen Art Studio in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Sixteen Heritage Educators from around the world were gathered together painting, creating and writing new material for you! This summer will see the publication of 3 brand new E-Books.
After such an exciting time I've come home raring to share all of the new things I've learned! I've decided to run Wednesday 'Casual' painting classes here at the studio.
Wednesday, June 29
Wednesday, July 6
Wednesday, July 20
Wednesday, July 27
Wednesday, August 17
Wednesday, August 24
Classes will run from 10am - 3pm. Please pack your lunch and all of your regular painting supplies. Cost of each session is $25. We will be using Heritage Multimedia Acrylics that you may purchase or pay a dipping fee and use some of the studio paint.
I will be teaching you Casual Florals using the Paint it Simply techniques. These classes are perfect for all artists ~ from the first time painter to the seasoned painter. The technique uses only 6 tubes of paint and 1 brush! How much easier could it get? No sideloading!!!! This technique depends on the use of tones! It is so much fun I can't wait until September to begin teaching it, so we're starting NOW! Laughing
You may paint on any surface of your choice (we have lots of plates in stock if you feel inspired!) just check with me ahead of time to make sure it is prepared properly.
Each day's lesson will begin with a talk and demonstration about a flower's shape and structure. After that you will be encouraged to paint your very own creations. Perhaps you have pictures from your garden that have always inspired you? Bring them in and I'll teach you how to put them into a lovely design. This open, casual studio atmosphere will allow you to learn from what your neighbour's are doing too!
If you are interested in reserving a seat in any of these sessions please email us at:
Seating is limited so don't delay! Barrie is beautiful in the summer, why not visit and paint with me! If you have a group and would like a special lesson let me know and we can schedule a special class for you.
Heritage Education Coordinator
88 Letitia Street, Barrie, Ontario