Saturday, April 28, 2012

Yes! "Koi" and "Path to the Beach" in watercolors

We all painted gorgeous "Koi!"

Beautiful results from "Path to the Beach!"
The day started with Steve teaching these beginner watercolorists how to paint the beautiful colors of Koi in a Pond.

Painting fish is one thing. Painting fish underwater is another challenge! But these participants were as young as 6!

Some of the morning participants  stayed and some new students came aboard for the afternoon class of "Path to the Beach." The results speak for themselves! Several parents came and painted alongside their children and will have some great memories from today!

You've seen them so now, what's holding you back?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Private Party exposed!

What did we expose at this private party??

 A GREAT time! :-) 

Steve and I joined so enjoyed teaching this group of friends and co-workers at our Wake Forest location!  We call them "Private Parties" but of course with co-workers they are a TEAM art party!
They painted individual paintings but a group can also test their organizational skills by having one final image in mind but needing all the individual pieces (paintings) to complete the final vision! A great one to hang on the wall of your office! (the concept is like a quilting bee except all the parts interact!)
So last night the ladies brought in their wines, their cheeses, assorted crackers, shrimp, brownies.....oh and then we started to paint! We reminded them that the key is to not dip your paintbrush into your wine glass so a few brought tall, easily identifiable wine glasses to avoid that small problem :-)
Final view!

 A Collage of the group view!

Contact us for YOUR team party!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Paint Koi and the Beach in Watercolor! 4/28

We have two super classes coming up this Saturday April 28! Learn to paint gorgeous Koi goldfish in lovely, transparent watercolor from 10-12!  In the afternoon session from 1-3 we'll focus on painting a "Path to the Beach" in watercolor!
Watercolor is a challenging medium but many of you are repeat painters and have expressed a love for watercolor that we love to encourage!

Better yet, learn how you can carry a few watercolor art supplies with you to paint your own vacation scenes at the beach!

Steve will be teaching these classes while I (Theresa) am at the "Heart of the Artist" art show being held the same day around the corner on the grounds of the Wake Forest Seminary.
We will be painting something very similar but adding our beach fencing!

 With Path to the Beach we will have some options of adding our coastal beach fencing.

And with Koi in watercolor your patterns and configuration can be your own!
Join us!
Learn to make these colors with Steve!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Amazing Paint your PET! event

April 21 "Paint your Pet" fundraiser for the Apex Arts Council

Lovely day! Great event! And check out what these beginner students did under our tent at the Artists for Animals Faire at the Cloer Family Vineyards location in Apex, NC! More photos coming!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Cows and Pigs and sheep..... oh my!

Simply beautiful paintings by our students. All ages, all abilities! This collage shares their efforts and individuality! 

The more they come, the better they get! Check out the colors being used now!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

What we do for Painting inspirations

Learning to paint by watching us, learning our tips and techniques and seeing the finished results are just one part of your painting journey!

 In all of our classes, our participants will hear us say things like "When you painting you are sculpting your image!" or "look at the lights and darks on your subject!" or "You will never look at clouds the same way again after this class...."

We do that because sometimes we get so involved in our day to day activities that we forget to look at the very things we want to paint. A waterfall, a butterfly on a flower, the soft eyes of a favorite pet.....everything deserves more than a fleeting glance!

So make a point of spending some time each day really looking at something beautiful! Then when we paint it, you'll have a finished vision in mind!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A few more terrific "Monet" painters!

Betty painted two in two hours!
 A few more photos from Saturday's class! They were up to the challenge as you can see by these images of their paintings!
Father and daughter have become regulars!

A great job from Rebecca!

Betty stayed for the second class!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Paint Like Monet Success day!

Never let it be said that our students are not up to a challenge! With two classes n April 7, they successfully painted a Monet favorite "Water Lilies" and then diligently completed the challenging, "Lady with a Parasol!"
A group collage of talented painters!

Students from from Wake Forest, Holly Springs and Raleigh and some of their individual images appear further below!

Remember to check our calendar  for our next classes! Hint:An April 11 "Paint your PET" in Wake Forest!

 More coming next post!
Eileen, pleased with her final results

Kim did a terrific job!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Artists for Animals Faire FUNDRAISER!

Here's the write up for our biggest yet Paint your PET class! This is a fundraiser so no vouchers, etc BUT think of what your donation will accomplish all around!. April 21 in Apex, NC

PAINT YOUR PET at the ARTISTS for Animals Faire
Saturday April 21!
You know M Theresa Brown and Stephen Filarsky of Art Student Academy as the ORIGINAL Paint your Pet instructors and we'll be doing it again on April 21 at the Cloer Family Vineyards in Apex   at the huge and exciting  ARTISTS for ANIMALS FAIRE!

Your Donation proceeds will benefit several wonderful animal rescues   so we know you'll understand why these fun classes, designed for ALL ages and abilities, are not coupon or discount classes!

So join professional artist M Theresa Brown in one (or more!) two hour classes and PAINT your PET! ALL art supplies are included in your $30.00 donation. All you bring is an image of one of your pets on 8.5 x 11 computer paper. It can be any pet.....a guinea pig, dog, cat, iguana or pony.  Make sure the photo is the best that you have of your pet.  In just two hours you will have painted a portrait of your favorite pet that you never thought you could paint! You do NOT have to feel that you need a special talent to do this! All you need is enthusiasm, a desire to paint and your pet's photo!  All ages, all abilities! Our classes are great bonding opportunities for families and friends. A  Parent will need to join us if your child is under 9 years of age.
Not only does your $30.00 donation support these worthy animal rescues but you leave with an amazing painting and that wonderful feeling of accomplishment! It just doesn't get any better than that :-)
Advance sign ups! Convenient online reservations necessary
Select your class and time!

10:00-12:00   PAINT YOUR PET- You will paint a realistic looking painting of your pet!
12:30-2:30  POP ART PETS-You will paint a fun, funky painting of your pet!
3:00-5:00 PAINT YOUR PET-You will paint a realistic looking painting of your pet!

Pop Art Pets