Friday, February 24, 2012

COWS in the COW class!

"Painting Cows" in acrylics
Wed night was "Painting Cows" class and what an assortment of wonderful results we got!

Can you tell the teens who previously participated in the "Pop Art Pets" class? They took their cow paintings in a completely different direction with wonderful results!

These students were beginners who enjoyed Steve's individual instruction and were thrilled with their final results!
Next set of classes is this Saturday with "Cardinal in the Snow" (yes even though it seems like spring!) and "Hot Air Balloons!"

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Wild Ponies and Lighthouses

Wild Ponies of the Outer Banks
 These were a few of the happy participants
in our Saturday classes, "WIld Ponies of the Outer Banks" and "NC Lighthouses."

Wonderful job all

Next class Wed, Feb 22 6-8 Painting Cows!"
NC Lighthouses

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Class PHOTOS from Valentine Night!

A few of our Valentine Day evening participants!

More amazing, individual art!
A picture tells a thousand words and here you have results from just one class!

For many we also took their photos with their own phones (oh have times changed!) so if we did not get yours, email us and we'll send the individual images of you from this collage!

(email way below)
Settling in with friends and painting!
 The crowd started arriving about 6:45 and the last painter left around 9:30! What a great night!

All ages, from all over the area and from all different backgrounds, they all came together on Valentine Evening to have fun and paint and sip wine!
Steve making the rounds and helping

Pat raised a toast to finishing a beautiful painting!

Now really, it doesn't get much better than this. 32 people, 32 different paintings (no paint along here!) and the creative juices were flowing!

We were proud of the men who, with dogged determination, produced some beautiful and vivid art!

They can be proud of what they accomplished!

Pat was one of the first arrivals and while her husband, who said that he had not painted anything since 1944, and relaxed on the couch to enjoy the group, Pat went right to it and created a beautiful Valentine Tree!

More images coming later with art results from the couples!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

and the Valentine Tree fun continues....!

Painting the Valentine Tree on Feb 13
By Feb 13, we have enjoyed watching couples paint many versions of the Valentine Tree and every time we are amazed at the creativity and fun they generate while doing so!
Last night's class was large  and many took on the challenge of painting matching and intertwined trees!
 The results are beautiful!

 The historic,Twisted Vine wine shop, where the class was held, supplied a  sommelier for the group and they had the advantage of purchasing their choice of vintage wines by the glass (or bottle) 

Looking forward to tonight's final Valentine Tree class with 15 couples coming to enjoy a unique Valentine Day evening!

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Our Saturday, 2/11, 3:30-5:30 pm class
Results from two of the five classes we had Friday night and Saturday on painting the Valentine Tree!

What makes these classes so unique is that none of ours are " paint along" classes. Every art piece is unique and individual as the person painting it!
Our Friday, Feb 10 evening class!
Our classes are a nice offering of realistic and abstract. Plenty to choose from that strike your fancy on our calendar.
In all, the participants have a great time. In all of them, they leave with an amazing painting, a fun experience...and really, you can't put a price on that can you?

Just two classes and a few spots left for the evenings of Feb 13 and 14 at the Twisted Vine Wine Shop location!
Sign up online at only $45.00 per couple

"Friends don't let friends paint alone!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Valentine Tree!

AH, the Valentine Tree!
Paint your own or paint with your significant other and combine the two! Make it your own and have fun! Do something totally different than the usual :-)

We have as many as 8 classes scheduled through Feb 14 with this playful theme so join us! Only a few spots left and some times are filled. Several are BYOB classes and several are at our other location at the Twisted Vine Wine Shop!

See the classes with this link:

Monday, February 6, 2012


Our next class is this Wed from 6-8 pm and Steve will be instructing participants on "Painting a vase of Tulips" in WATERCOLOR! 

These images will give you an idea of what we'll be working with!

Want to see more of Steve's watercolors?

This is a BYOB class so come on out and learn some watercolor techniques!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Pop Art Pets AND Paint your Pet classes

POP ART PETS with Art Student Academy

What a FUN class this was! And not as easy as you might think. It can be challenging to switch gears from realistic thinking to pop art thinking!

But I would say this group did it admirably!

The second collage is a few of the earlier group who worked diligently to Paint their own Pet!
The ORIGINAL "Paint your Pet" art classes with Art Student Academy!
We are the ORIGINAL "Paint your Pet" instructors and our students create lovely original art, by hand, without painting on top of a photo! 

Check our calendar to see when these classes come back up!