Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kim Barrick Still Life Workshop in May

Kim Barrick and I spoke today finalizing plans for a workshop on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 5-7. Class will be from 9-4 (1 hour break for lunch) each day.  We are planning a get-to-know-you social Wednesday from 4-6 with wine and cheese for class participants. This workshop is focused on still life.  If you've seen Kim's work, you know it is wonderful.  I've heard all great reviews on her teaching style too!  She will do a short demo at least 2 days, critique on Friday after lunch. Cost is $350.

Class supply list can be found at

Monday, March 15, 2010

Northshore Night Out - Happy Birthday to Us!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 22nd from 5-8pm....there is lots going on! We'll be opening an art show with new and favorite artworks to celebrate our 1st birthday on Frazier and 3rd year in business!!!! YEAH! Please come by and register to win a Wet Canvas party for 6 adults valued at $210.

The Northshore Merchants will be running specials, giveaways, contests and more! We're all supporting the Northside Neighborhood House on Thursday night and donating a percent of sales. N2 shoes is also having their 1st birthday! Epiphany spa is having their grand opening. And I think, Nell's is having their grand opening too!

Riverview merchants are also Whoop Dee Doo-ing that night and weekend. So, make sure you hit both neighborhoods. They're less than a mile apart! Joe at the Clay Pot always has something fabulous going on for the spring event!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Summer Art Workshops/Camps for Children

We are scheduling painting workshops for children now for the summer. Our workshops run from Tuesday - Thursday from 9-12 and are $125 (10% off for sibling), which includes all supplies. We use only quality art supplies and create works on stretched canvas, canvas board and occasionally wood. I encourage a thoughtful approach to painting. So, the children are asked to sketch before painting. I work with each child to ensure success, which is why I only take up to 8 children at a time. They will be asked to complete some particular paintings from life, but they are given ample opportunity to explore their own ideas too. In 3 days, they'll usually complete somewhere in the range of 5-12 pieces (depending on the age group). They always complete at least one 16X20 piece. Generally, the children haven't painted quite this big before and it is lots of fun!!!

To sign up your child, please give me a call. I've found it works best if parents have a group of 4 to 8 children in the same age range and let me know what weeks work best. It is hard for me to create schedules around the many other camps and vacations. I schedule on a first come basis.

Please call me for particulars and questions. 423-648-0533. Thanks!

Wet Canvas - Painting Party with a Palette Knife

Grab your friends, family or come alone & create a masterpiece with step-by-step instruction. I'll walk you through painting one of the pre-selected pieces with a palette knife. This is a fun way to try the palette knife. No painting experience necessary!

You can schedule a private party with 5-12 participants. Periodically, I'll schedule "open" painting times so call to sign up! For 11x14, $35 per person, supplies included. For 16x20, $50 per person, supplies included. Other paintings include a cupcake, which is fun for a teen party. Call me for more information!