Let It Snow Santa

An exciting painting experience is coming your way . . . Cindy Harrison’s first Artful Webinar Live Interactive Convention, March 16-21, 2021. You may download a catalog now or order a print copy from Amazon soon. Registration opens on November 27th. Join me on Friday, March 19 from 3 PM until 9PM EST to paint Let It Snow Santa Banner.

This fun class captures a colorful and festive Santa and his little snowman buddy. The class is a study of repetition and balance of color and design elements that create unity throughout a painting. Learn the basics of adding little touches that take a composition from ordinary to extraordinary. The lesson tutorial also includes a smaller, faster project that features just the snowman and the stenciling on an ornament. The tutorial for the class includes patterns, amplified instructions, two videos, and 8 pages of photographs.

Santa is painted on a canvas banner with wood header and footer. The total banner measurement is 7” X 21.5”. The wood snowman ornament measures  4.5” X 6.75”.  A banner kit, including canvas, wood header and footer, two stencils, and a small jar of texture paste will be available. There will also be some items sold separately, including the snowman ornament. 

Please click HERE to see photos and prices.

Items will be available for purchase on November 27, after registration opens.

CLICK HERE for Artful Webinars LIVE Interactive Convention catalog and more information

Coming in November 2021

So excited about participating in Cindy Harrison's Artful Webinar Ornament Club. We will be painting Tuckered Teddy. Hope you will join us! Can't wait!

Webinar Information: Click here for Artful Webinar Ornament Club

Newly Released


Irish Eyes is painted first with values (grisaille in warm brown tones), and then glazed with color.

Flow Blue and Paperwhites is a single stem of paperwhite flowers in a small flow blue vase.
Irish Eyes

Flow Blue & Paperwhites Watercolor

We are now stockng the DecoArt Premium Acrylic paints and Mediums

We are offering them at a reduced price for a limited time.

Retail $4.48  
 Our Price $3.50

Retail 4.48  
 Our Price $3.50

Click here or on the photo to purchase

Colored Pencil Seminar with Amy Lindenberger, CPSA, CPX

November 5, 6, 7, 2021
Two Projects

We are excited to welcome a new teacher, Amy Lindenberger, to our 2020 Colored Pencil Seminar Program. Amy teaches workshops on a variety of subject matter and colored pencil techniques. She is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Akron, OH, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Drawing. In 1990 she became a charter member of the Colored Pencil Society of America (CPSA) and in 2013 she was awarded Signature status by CPSA in colored pencil and mixed media works (CPX). She is a firm believer that colored pencil has brought her tremendous opportunity and artistic fulfillment.

I took a seminar from Amy in early 2019 and was impressed, not only with her work, but also with her teaching style and the amount of information that she shared. Amy shared background info about various types/brands of colored pencils, as well as her project planning swatch chart and techniques. I have asked her to share that information for our seminar as well. She also put us through some warmup techniques and practice exercises. The students in the class had varied colored pencil experience, and she was able to help each one at their level.

I requested that Amy do a portrait on a dark background and a small still life. I was looking for different types of paintings than those we have offered previously.... both in subject matter and style. The plan is to spend two days on the portrait (including warm up) and one day on the still life.

We hope you will join us in 2020 for our annual colored pencil seminar. I believe you will leave having added to your colored pencil knowledge and skills!

Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. You may register online or complete the mail in Registration Form and mail it to Brenda Stewart, along with your deposit to secure your seat.

The seminars are held at the Best Western Historic.

Join us for a Seminar in 2021

Spring Still Life Seminar
April 8, 9, 10, 11, 2021
Watercolor Day: April 7. 2021

Seminar Information:
This is our annual still life seminar. The Pears and Pewter image shown above will be our primary project. Brenda hopes the teaching time will permit her to introduce another still life painting that includes a tall pitcher with a single pear and some grapes.

Many watercolor students have been requesting a companion piece for Carsanna’s Lily that we painted several years ago.  Brenda is now developing two smaller paintings that will be nice companions to the lily. 

Orientation begins at 1 PM on Thursday afternoon. Following the short orientation, you will prepare your seminar surfaces.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday are spent painting the seminar projects. There is a full day of painting on Sunday. The classroom is open at 8 AM and class begins at 9 AM.

Christmas Extravaganza Seminar 
September 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021
Watercolor Day: September 15. 2021

Due to popular demand, Santa Claus is back for our fall seminar.  You won't want to miss this one!

Updates will follow on the watercolor day, but it will be Christmas related.

To register online and read more about seminar accommodations and travel suggestions, click here for the Williamsburg Seminar Page.

All seminars are held at Best Western Historic.

New flight and ground transportation options

If possible, we suggest arriving the day prior to the first seminar day and scheduling departures for the day following the completion of the seminar. The last day of seminar includes a full day of instruction. 

The best airports to fly into are Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport - Patrick Henry Field (PHF) or Richmond International Airport (RIC). 

Because ground transportation costs from either the Williamsburg/Newport News and Richmond airports have escalated in recent years, we have been investigating lower cost options for our seminar students. Click on the link below to review the options we have found. The prices and information below was collected for general information and comparison. These prices may have changed.

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Informative Videos

Masterson Palette

Fine Line Work

Side Loading a brush

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