Monday, October 31, 2011

"Through the Garden Gate" painting class Nov 1

Through the Garden Gate (copyright SFilarsky)
We keep raising the bar in your artistic performance! 

Who would not want to paint this lovely image of a garden entrance?

Join us Tuesday evening, Nov 1 from 7-9 at the Twisted Vine Wine Shop and experience what art and relaxation are all about!

A painting for yourself or as a gift for someone special!

Register online today!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

1 day 2 classes-amazing results!

Field of Pumpkins class October 29, 2011
 "Field of Pumpkins" was a delightful class that had participants scurrying into the warmth of the Wake Forest Frame Shop from the cold, pelting rain that dampened Saturday morning!
All ages created beautiful, realistic pumpkins from our painting and even examined a real pumpkin to get the feel of the shape and ridges. The results speak for themselves.
This morning class ran from 10-12:00 and we worked in acrylic paint.
Colors of Fall class, October 29

The afternoon class, from 1:00-3:00, "Colors of Fall" was also a big hit! Working from our original painting, students embraced the bright colors of fall and their amazing paintings of a  maple tree by a lake were stunning!

Our students rock! We raise the bar on your creativity!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Painting Sunflowers in Acrylics

"Field of Sunflowers class Oct 26
What a great time we had in our "Painting Sunflowers" class. We like to think we raise the bar in our classes and the results of these intrepid painters proves just that!
Sometimes you just have to go for it and they did! Wonderful job by all.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Painting Halloween

After school class creating Halloween Tote Bags
Nothing is more creative than giving kids paint, a fabric bag and a few ideas about Halloween and letting them run with it!  
The Tuesday class did just that (both age groups) and loved the idea of creating their own "trick or treat" bags or just something cool to put stuff in!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Results from the Red Door class

It was a lot of fun!  I never knew I could actually paint.  :)
 A beautiful setting, friends, a few glasses of wine, a paintbrush and canvas and......beautiful results from all of our participants in the "Red Door" class last night at the Twisted Vine!  Melody said it best with  ".....I never knew I could actually paint!"
Join us! We raise the bar in group art lessons!

A few of the students painting "the Red Door" at the Twisted Vine location!

Steve was the instructor. Join us tonight (October 26) at the Wake Forest Art and Frame shop to paint "Fields of Sunflowers!"

Sunday, October 23, 2011

So what are we painting at our class at the Twisted Vine Wine Shop in Wake Forest this Tuesday night, October 25 from 7-9 pm?   How about this beautiful "RED DOOR" in acrylic paint? Join us!

All supplies included as usual for this fun class! You may purchase wine by the glass or the bottle if you'd like from the sommelier and follow along with Steve while he shows you how to create a painting just like this! All ages-all abilities!

Interior of the Twisted Vine location!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Oct 19 Watercolor class-an evening of fun!

We had a great time at our Watercolor class last night! The full house consisted of all ages and friends came with friends and a mom came with her son...... and frankly, no one says it better than someone who was there! Read our client's comments about our class in this link

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Drawing Exercises


Colors of fall
Drawing from life
The after school classes have been hard at work learning to see, really see, their subjects! After drawing their subjects today...and what else, pumpkins, they then enjoyed working the same subjects in pastels! Are they good or what?
working on the subjects

Monday, October 17, 2011

Welcome AmazonLocal students!

Welcome new students! We can't wait to see you in our classes and to share with you the ways and means to open up a whole new world of art! For those who have just joined us through the AmazonLocal promotion,  visit our website, fill out the form with your voucher number, then scroll down to see what our next classes are! Regardless of what location you signed up for, YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR ANY SINGLE CLASS AT EITHER LOCATION in Wake Forest! That's right. You are not confined to just one or the other. We want you to select a class that you feel would interest you. We have plenty of them scheduled :-)

 The joy of what  we do is that we're not limited to  just one age or one group of students. Our students are every age, every ability and they all have one thing in common.... They want to paint. 
Now we know that all parents encourage their children to explore new avenues and abilities and they would not dream of labeling their offspring as "un-artistic." But you would be amazed at how many adults believe that they "have no artistic abilities whatsoever" so we love to prove them wrong!

   We will see you at one of our classes!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Painting from life with oils!

 Steve's students spent 4 hours on October 8 painting from life! The beauty of a still life is that it is real, 3 dimensional and a challenge to those used to painting from photos.
The paintings with the coffee cup are a few examples of what our more experienced students created and they were ecstatic with their results!

 This landscape was a quick oil study created in the final 45 minutes of the class!

Of course the fancy French name is "plein air" painting (plane air) which is "from life" and for the artist new to this time honored technique, the feeling of accomplishment is priceless!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

The "old Porch" in oils!

October 8th will be a unique class for all of those who have asked us to show them how to paint in oils!
Steve will show you how to work on a simple still life (from life!) and a landscape at our Franklinton Studio. This special 4 hour class is the same investment as if you purchased 2 of our 2 hour ones at $45.00 so if oils are what you want to know then this class is for you!

Please bring whatever oils you may have (most of our inquiries have been because they DO have the supplies!) but we will have  supplies as well!