Hear-ye, Hear-ye….Decorative Painting Classes now in Tamaqua PA!
This has been on my ‘wish-to-do list’ for a while now (but timing is everything), To create a place to gather, learn, create, share and paint together, with the emphasis on learning and sharing in an Artful place with continuing classes in our own Community!
Welcome to ‘Brush~n~Hand’ Studio at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. What better place than at our very own Art Center!
‘Brush~n~Hand’ Studio and how it unfolded
Back in 1990 ~ Every week on a Tuesday and for many years following, I took Decorative Painting classes at ‘Brushstrokes’ in Palmerton, Pa with my friend Tracy. It became not only a place to learn and share, but to grow friendships….GOD was planting seeds for my Artful journey.
During this time of learning and growing I could not get enough brushes, read enough magazines, visit enough shops, take enough seminars, buy enough books and patterns, travel enough to conventions and meet enough like-minded folks…..I became passionate and driven.
It was sad when ‘Brushstrokes’ closed its doors, I missed the every week classes to paint, learn and connect with folks. I still continued on my Artful journey creating and connecting where-ever Deocorative Painting could be found in hopes to find another place to connect with Painters weekly.
My friend Tracy has often said….’I miss carrying my painting bag’ !
The world needs more of this today ~ to slow down and take time to Gather and Enjoy and Learn….and be together.
Fast forward……the Tamaqua Community Art Center opened in our hometown, five years ago. I mean really…. this was going to be awesome (no brainer)! So off I went to present Decorative Art to the Director Leona Rega, confident with 30 years experience. We started with introducing Decorative Art thru Colored Pencil Workshops, then developed Chalkboard Art ‘Chalk and Chew’ Workshops and tossed in a few quick Acrylic Workshops too….all the while finding creative folks, them finding me, building and growing in our Community over 5 years….. needing to take the journey and scattering the seeds to grow in our Community.
It is now time to introduce Artful Learning, Decorative Painting style, in continued classes…and ‘Brush~n~Hand’ Studio was created!
Are you ready to join us ~ Tamaqua PA? Are you ready to learn skills to paint on your own? May I reserve a seat for you? Are you ready to invest in yourself?
This is hands on, at a relaxed pace, to learn ~ unlike Entertainment Art that has gained popularity in the past decade….come experience, learn skills and grow as an Artist!
Every other Wednesday beginning on Sept 13, 2017
We will begin with ‘Merry and Bright’ Cookie Keepsake Box…creating together from an unfinished piece of wood to a keepsake you will want to share (or keep)!
Imagine that…. learning to create shiny candy canes and fabric folds hands on! Learning how to read a pattern to create from many Decorative Artists!
If you are a beginner….YES, you can learn to do this!
Learning as we go about brush care, preparing a piece of wood for paint, how to use different surfaces, making it yours…..and more and more and more.
This pattern is a little different then all the others….it is written with the beginner painter in mind….with a few extra tips and advise and links to visit.
Experienced Decorative Painters are also Welcome…relax and enjoy!
If you would like to join us, drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information and a list of supplies to bring along. You can also find the information thru this link.
The paint we use is acrylics thru DecoArt. You will not find a finer bottle acrylic paint. I am proud to be a DecoArt Helping Artist!
I also have been working closely with an awesome brush Company, Scharff. They have prepared a brush link to purchase your first set of brushes! Anyone can purchase thru this link….if you want a good quality set of brushes….click below!
These classes are offered at a really good price, $20.00 per nite, it is a little way for me to give back to my Community …..I hope you will consider joining us, 5 seats remain!
Instruction, Paint ad Pattern included with every class!
…and to all my far away painting friends, the pattern will be available in September. Keep a watchful eye, I will update the blog and annouce on Facebook!
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Coming Soon ~ Creative Friends New Book Blog Hop, FaceBook Goodness, Chippy Blue Chalkboard Pumpkins, Handmade Cotton Stems, Art Play Date 2017 and Mr Creepy Sculpting and Chalk Art