Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Blue Day

The Blue Peacock
This morning's class tapped into their abstract side and created beautiful versions of the "Blue Peacock."

This is one of those paintings that you can easily spend hours on end in the Art Zone as the embellishments that can be added are endless! You are only limited by your imagination. A great mother/child kind of class!

It was a Blue Day and later I will add images from the "Bluebird of Happiness" class,  a painting created in the realist style that requires a full about face for those painting today in both classes!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Watercolor Treat! BYOB class!

It's tonight from 6-8 pm. Watercolor class "Wine Bottle with Glass". 
Since I'll be teaching this, we're adding a different background from the one Steve painted (lol-he's out of town) Let's see, how about a Tuscany hillside? Grape vineyards?
Ah so many creative decisions......but that's the beauty of painting it yourself! Oh and feel free to BYOB!

Friday, May 18, 2012

TEAM art C0-worker events!


So what happens when co-workers come together at an art event and spend two hours immersed in the joy of painting?
See their beautiful results below!

heading off to lunch after a relaxing art class!

Group Collage

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Flower Tree brings much Happiness!

May 11 was "Art After Hours" and a gathering of friends and strangers joined together for a few hours to enjoy wine, snacks, art and the joy of art!
As much as our students love the variety of classes that we offer, they particularly love the "Flower Tree!"

It does not matter how many people start off with  the same version, as by the end of class, everyone's painting is as different as the people painting! 
So  no matter how we refer to it: the "Hearts and Flowers Tree" or "Flower Tree" we should really be calling it "The Happy Tree!" considering all the fun that participants derive from getting into the art zone to create it!

Group collage
 Now if only I could position these photos.......? :-)

Friends paint together!

Monday, May 7, 2012

PAINT with MOM! 3 classes! May 11, 12

We have 3 fun packed "PAINT with MOM" classes scheduled for this weekend! Just in time for Mother's Day! All held at the 139 S. White St , Wake Forest (27525) Remember-just $30.00 each (but bring MOM for just $15.00 more!) or  both Saturday classes for $45.00. All art supplies included. All paintings in acrylic!

Friday, May 11 is our popular  "Heart and Flower Tree" from 6-8 pm
Heart and Flower Tree

Saturday, May 12 from 10:00-12:00 is "Butterfly Medley!"

Butterfly Medley

Saturday, May 12 from 1:00-3:00 is "View through the Window"

Sign up today! Or call us at 919-880-7431

Easy, Creative line Drawing class!

Yep-it's easier than you think! 

Come on this Wed, May 9 from 6-8 and learn how you can learn to draw these fun, creative line drawings in just two hours!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rejuvenation and inspiration for YOU!

People are always asking us "How do you get your inspiration?" and often we have to think about it because it is not some amazing POP that comes to mind. It is more of a moment, a day or an afternoon of either a new location or catching the light from something familiar.

View from our window

A recent trip to the Chesapeake and a stay at the Inn at Tabbs Creek B & B sparked not only a feeling of relaxation but the tell tale feelings of inspiration! Creativity or "ideas" can strike in a moment or accumulate. Everyone has creative moments.....but not all people take advantage of them!

Is there a scene in anything we saw that our students would like to paint?  Or a subject? Absolutely!
The Iris
Our inspiration for not only our art but what we can share with our students is the subject in many of our classes. We want it to spark YOUR interest and love of painting.

We are successful when we show you HOW to take that scene or subject or abstract idea and turn it into a reality.

Now, that's inspiration!