Get an early start on your Thanksgiving week shopping....take advantage of our pre-Christmas Stuff Your Stocking Sale. There are many Christmas tutorials on special at a 40% discount, and a broad selection of wood at a 50% discount. And for you multi media painters, we have a 60% discount on the DecoArt Media Fluid acrylics. Don’t delay...the sale is for in stock items and some supplies are limited. Shipping will begin on sale items the week of December 9 due to travel schedule.

Brenda is cleaning house making room for new items and a new direction. There will be some closeouts posted by mid December. We are also out of room to store painted samples, so watch the web site for posting of some of Brenda’s original paintings.

Tutorials, Wood, and DecoArt Media Fluid Sale

New Release - Toymaker Santa

Being released for publication today, The Toymaker Santa tutorial. Some of you have been waiting on this for a while. . . it may be a little late to get him painted for this Christmas, but it is never too early to start painting for next year! He is painted in DecoArt Americana Acrylics, and includes a pattern, instructions and two 8 X 10 color photos, one being a step-by-step progression. The frame and inner panel will be available soon, however Santa can be painted on many different surfaces.

The Toymaker Santa Tutorial: $14.00

The hard copy version is available on the web site now.

The E-Tutorial version is available of the web site now


 

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

Join us for a Seminar in 2020

Spring Acrylic Seminar
March 26, 27, 28, 29, 2020
Watercolor Day: March 25. 2020

Seminar Information:
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.

Colored Pencil Seminar with Amy Lindenberger, CPSA, CPX

November 6, 7, 8, 2020
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.

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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