Welcome Spring Zoom Webinar

It is never too early to get a "jump" on next years Spring projects. In addition to painting the bunny, there will be a discussion on how to develop and coordinate elements within the painting and designs for additional surfaces on your painting. 

Seats are still available for this one time webinar.

The class includes 4 videos, four 8 X 10 color photo pages, as well as the pattern and the usual amplified instructions.

Zoom Webinar with Artful Webinars
August 21, 2021 @ 11 AM Eastern

11:00 AM to 3:30 PM Eastern Time
8:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time
4.5 Hours

Price $45.00



Let It Snow Santa

Let It Snow Santa Tutorial has just been released!

Paint this new wood and canvas banner to add to your Christmas collection.  Let It Snow Santa  was taught for the first Artful Webinar Virtual Convention earlier this year and has just been released for purchase. Santa's little snowman friend is also perfect for an ornament. A larger pattern for the snowman is included in the tutorial. The wood and canvas banner kit is available and the snowman ornament is sold separately.

The Video Enhanced tutorial includes: E-Tutorial PDF download instructions with 11 pages of instructions, 3 pages for patterns, and ten 8 X 10 color photo pages. The video units include prep, applying the stencil and treatment of the header and footer, Several basic instruction videos are included.

Video Enhanced Tutorial
Wood/Canvas Banner Kit
Snowman Ornament
Stencil Set

Let It Snow Santa is painted with DecoArt Americana acrylics

Happy Christmas Santa

Ta Da . . . . Happy Christmas Santa Tutorial has been released

Brenda taught two classes of Happy Christmas Santa for the Artful Webinar program last fall, but some of you were still unable to get a seat and have been waiting for it to be released. This Santa may be used in various ways and painted on many different surfaces. The original was painted on a large ornament which can be a “stand alone’ piece or used as a center piece in a garland or tucked in between greenery on a table. Brenda has also painted him on one of our 7” X 9” panels. The stars are also included in the tutorial and may be used with the Santa or as separate ornaments. All wood pieces and the stencils are available on the web site. Remember...it is never to early to start painting for Christmas!

Happy Christmas Santa is painted with DecoArt Americana acrylics

Click here for purchase of tutorial and links to surfaces

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

Colored Pencil Seminar with Amy Lindenberger, CPSA, CPX - Will be taught in person in Williamsburg

November 5, 6, 7, 2021
Two Projects

Amy’s seminar in 2020 had to be rescheduled for this year...but however delayed, we are still very excited to welcome her to the 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.

There are still some spots for you to join us in 2021 for this wonderful colored pencil seminar. I believe this seminar will give all of you the opportunity to add 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

Christmas Extravaganza Seminar - Will be taught in person in Williamsburg
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.

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.

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). 

Pears and Pewter Still Life Seminar - Zoom Class

Seminar Information:
This is our annual still life seminar. The Pears and Pewter image shown above will be our primary project. Our planned ZOOM class for the Pears and Pewter plate project has been delayed again. 

We also plan to offer a free ZOOM class to give those who are unfamiliar with ZOOM an opportunity for an entry level experience. This will be a shorter, simpler class. Seats will be limited so watch for the announcement of this event. Those already registered for our spring and fall seminars will have first option on seats.

Study in Yellow -  Watercolor Zoom Class

Over time, many watercolor students requested a companion piece for Carsanna’s Lily, so Brenda designed two smaller paintings that will be nice companions to the lily. The Beach Marigold and the Yellow Coneflower will also be taught on ZOOM. The watercolor classes will not necessarily be scheduled at the same time at the Pears and Pewter.

We are now stocking 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

Informative Videos

Masterson Palette 

Fine Line Work

Side Loading a brush

Ruling Pen

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