Saturday, March 31, 2012

Summer Art Camps for kids!

With summer coming and our busy schedule we are setting up at our Franklinton area studio for the summer art camps!
In a nutshell, there will be two camps. One will specialize in Painting and the other in Sculpture.
With both camps, we'll work both inside and out and develop new skills, abilities, confidence and above all.....we'll have fun!

Painting Camp: 

June 11-15
A great opportunity for kids to explore watercolors, acrylics and oil paint, paint a still life and a self portrait, and study a famous artist’s techniques.
Ages 8-11, 9:30 am-12pm $130.00
Ages 12-15, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm $130.00

Sculpture Camp:

July 23-27
A fun week working in 3 dimensional sculpture where we'll work with Sculpey clay, air dried clay and molds, duct tape, textures and metallic patinas to create unique works of art!
Ages 8-11, 9:30 am-12:00 noon $130.00
Ages 12-15, 1:00 pm-3:30 pm $130.00
Taking it outside!

Working inside the studio

Join us and register online!

Friday, March 30, 2012


After the grays and browns of winter, Spring and summer invoke feelings of needed color! And it is so easy when you pick up a paintbrush and let your colors flow!

2 special and colorful classes this Saturday can bring in the sunshine and colors!

Both will be in acrylics:

Join us from 10-12 for Colorful Macaws 

and 1:00-3:00 for Songbirds of the South!
Colorful Macaws

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Look what we did with Watercolor!

 On a wet, stormy Saturday, more than a dozen participants gathered to paint glorious morning glories in watercolor!

People enjoy Steve's easy going style of teaching and the end results were incredible sparkles of color on a gray day!

Wonderful job and wonderful memories!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Woo Hoo the Red Cardinal!

Happy Students!
Another great class with some amazing results! This crowd painted the Cardinal in the Dogwood Tree" and as you can tell from this collage-the results were wonderful.

Several brought their own wine and generously shared it with other students and it's always fun when friends get together over a painting class!
Happy students, happy painters... we raise the bar on what you think you can paint!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Irish CASTLE!

What an amazing job these ladies did in class today. Our 10-12 found us painting Ross Castle in Ireland. 

What did one of the students email to me?

"Hi Theresa!
We loved our time painting this past Saturday. The Irish castle was a hit! Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with us. We all walked away more confident in our artistic abilities than when we walked into the studio. Here are some photos to enjoy!"  ~Stephanie
Ah, makes me feel warm and fuzzy when people achieve that "art" feeling!

For two solid hours and these beginners  were lost in the art zone :-). But their resulting paintings are spectacular!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Brave watercolorists!

A few of the Students from the Class!
Watercolor is a difficult medium and nothing says "I tried" like painting pears backlit by the sun! Great job with the students and their interpretation of the scene!

Next classes Saturday, March 17-St Patrick's Day where we will paint an Irish Castle and an Irish cottage!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Watercolor class March 14!

Steve just finished several great classes while Theresa taught a PanPastel workshop at the Appalachian Pastel Society in Asheville, NC. Pretty,but long mountain drive!

This Wed., March 14 we'll again bring out the watercolors and paint "Pears on a windowsill"Sign up here:
6-8 pm. Yes you can BYOB!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Painting History: Tobacco Barns

Some students who painted "Tobacco Barns"
Tobacco barns are an integral part of North Carolina's past and many communities grew as a result of "tobacco money." For many, the hard work in the barns and fields was the only good paying job and listening to the stories is a step back into a not so distant time!

The barns remain scattered across the state in every form from log construction to cinder block but the appeal and memories are timeless. 

What an amazing job these students did working from a painting that Theresa created while at her parent's farm outside of Greenville, NC.  Stephen Filarsky taught the class.