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Doing my best Oprah imitation, let me exclaim, "It's my B i r t h D a y!! It's my birthday! It's my birthday!! And You are getting a gift!!!
That was fun. But seriously, I do have a little happy for you on February 5.
For the past couple of months, I've been curating my painting notes and creating paintings to illustrate the five steps to painting. My new eBook "Learn to Paint in 5 Steps: And Unleash Your Creative Spirit" is now available on Amazon. If you would like to have your own copy, visit Amazon.com on February 5th and purchase a copy for $0. You can read the book on your phone, tablet or Kindle reader.
A paperback version of the book is also available but it is not free, due to the expenses to create it.
Whether you paint regularly or have never picked up a paintbrush, "Learn to Paint in 5 Steps" will help guide you from your first brushstroke to final signature. It also has a section with ideas on how to subsidize your painting habit by selling your paintings or prints of them.
With the release of this eBook, I have the potential to share the joy I feel from painting with people all over the world!!
In addition to the eBook, I've started recording my canvas while I paint. These painting demonstration videos are available on my YouTube Channel. Please subscribe and see how easy it is to paint!
Spring is just around the corner. In the meantime, stay safe and warm, and keep those brushes wet!
PS. Please forward this newsletter to a friend and share the fun!
* Monthly Calendar: A few of these dates and locations were tentative at time of newsletter publication.
For more information on classes and workshops, call or text 615-668-8263.
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Join us for Painting with Susan and attend painting classes offered in acrylics at our Winchester location in Spring Hill. Learn a new skill, have some fun, make new friends, and create a colorful legacy!
Beginners are welcomed. No need to have any painting experience. I want to help every student discover his or her inner artist and learn to enjoy the process of painting
Whether you choose a one-time class or the on-going weekly lessons, I'll guide you through the steps to create a painting you'll be proud of. Anyone can paint. All it takes is a knowledgeable teacher with a heart for students and a little practice. You'll get both in any of my classes.
Painting classes are offered in the lower level of the Winchester Building located at 563 Maury Hill Street behind Spring Hill Elementary in Evan's Park. Please call 615-668-8263 to register or for additional information.
1. CREATIVE SPIRITS CLASS in ACRYLICS OR WATER-SOLUBLE OILS
Creative Spirits on-going classes meet from 10am to 11:30 one day each week and cover a new topic every month. Choose either the Wednesday section or the Thursday section. In February we'll be learning the COLORIST APPROACH for more beautiful paintings. The Wednesday section will meet February 7, 14, 21, and 28. The Thursday section will meet February 1, 8, 15, and 28. Please note: the Winchester Facility is not available on February 22, so WK 4 will be a combined classed on February 28.
In Creative Spirits class, Students bring their own supplies, and a list is provided of items you'll need. Class fee is $99 per one month session (4 classes) and you can take as many or as few sessions as you like. And plan to join us for lunch! Most weeks we either go out to a local restaurant or plan a pot luck meal at the studio.
On February 1, we will enjoy a pot luck lunch at noon. Contact Dianne Tant at 615-300-5206 to RSVP and get suggestions on what dish to bring. Students from both Creative Spirits classes are welcome.
*In March we'll start a new unit on Landscapes. Tell your friends.
You have FUN AND CREATIVE FRIENDS you haven't even met yet!!
2. PAINT-ALONG "MAKE & TAKE" CLASSES
The Paint-along Classes are perfect for the novice and advanced student alike! It's a 2-2.5 hour class where we paint step by step through the painting process to create a beautiful painting you'll be proud to display or to share. There is no room for nerves or judgements, Painting with Susan Paint-along classes are safe zones for creatives to have fun, make new friends and to learn a new skill. Join us!
Please note: Students find it helpful to bring their phones or iPads to photograph the reference painting or pull it up on Facebook. Class size is limited so students have a better view of the reference painting and will get more individualized attention.
February 10 at 1pm "Spring Chickadee" $50, with all supplies included 12 x 16 stretched canvas
February 19 at 6:30pm "Cherry Blossoms" $50, with all supplies included 12 x 16 stretched canvas
February 25 at 2pm "Cow" with palette knife $50, with all supplies included 12 x 16 pre-sketched canvas
**Private Paint-Along Parties may be scheduled at your location with a minimum of 12 students. Great for Church Groups, Book Clubs, Reunions, Team Building for the office. All supplies and instruction are included for $50 per student for 12 x 16 canvas painting. Please call 615-668-8263 for more information.
3. PRIVATE PAINTING LESSONS
Never painted before? Not sure which class is best for you? Want more individualized instruction? Scheduling a private lesson may be the choice for you.
Private lessons are taught in Spring Hill at the Winchester Studio. Students bring their own supplies and reference photo. You'll enjoy personal assessment of your work and specific instruction for improvement. Private Lesson fee is $99 for 2-hour lesson and may be shared with one other person as long as you both are painting the same reference material. OR $149 if you both are painting different paintings. For three or more students, fee is additional $50 each.
Call 615-668-8263 to schedule your private painting lesson.
4. MINI-MONET PAINTING CLASSES FOR KIDS, ages 7-12
Mini-Monet Painting Classes for Kids is an on-going painting class that meets on Thursday afternoons at 5pm. The Mini-Monet class will teach the basics to painting in Acrylics with a new topic covered each month. Students will bring their own supplies for this one hour class each week. A supplies list will be available to those who register and supplies can be purchased at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, or Michael's.
In February we'll meet on February 1, 8, 15, and 22 at 5pm.
Class fee is $80/month (4 lessons). No prior experience is necessary, just a love of art and color and fun.
Call 615-668-8263 to reserve an easel for your child.
For Kids of ALL ages, Kids & Kids at Heart Open Studio classes will be offered at the Winchester Community Room of Spring Hill Parks. Though designed for children ages 5 to 12, this class often attracts adults who would like to paint with us, and you are welcome. The class is offered for $20 per student with all supplies included. Registration is required and payment is due at registration to ensure an easel and supplies for you or your child. Supplies include a pre-sketched canvas and acrylic paints that wash up easily with water. Please call 615-668-8263 to register or for additional information.
**May be used as a fundraising opportunity for your child's school, ball team, youth group, or scout group. Please call 615-668-8263 for more information.
WINCHESTER COMMUNITY ROOM, SPRING HILL
January 29 at 5pm "Groundhog Day" $20, with all supplies and instruction included 12 x 12 pre-sketched canvas
February 12 at 5pm "Chinese New Year" $20, with all supplies and instruction included 12 x 12 pre-sketched canvas
February 19 at 5pm "Cherry Blossoms" $20, with all supplies and instruction included 8 x 10 pre-sketched canvas
1. NEW eBOOK "Learn to Paint in 5 Steps" FREE on FEBRUARY 5
Visit Amazon.com on February 5 to download my new eBook "Learn to Paint in 5 Steps" for FREE!
2. NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL FEATURES PAINTING VIDEOS
Visit my new YouTube channel to see time lapse painting demonstrations of some of my recent paintings.
3. LAURA LANFORD DEMO AND WORKSHOP, March 22 and 23
Laura Lanford Fine Art
Painting from Photographs…..Anything Goes Workshop
March 22-23, 2018
Laura Lanford is a highly sought-after painting instructor, and we are so fortunate to host her in Spring Hill for an evening demo and one-day workshop.
Laura is a representational artist who is inspired to capture the drama of light and shadow. She loves capturing scenes from ordinary life using dynamic color and energetic brushwork. She paints in several genres including cityscapes, landscapes, still life and figurative work.
She has always had a love of art and studied graphic design/illustration at Auburn University. Laura has studied with gifted artists: Joan Tysinger, JoAnn Williams Walker, Guido Frick, Bill Davidson, Nancy Franke and Anne Blair Brown. However, she considers James Richards to be her professional mentor. Laura teaches oil painting at J. Richards Gallery as well as professional workshops around the Southeast.
“Painting from Photographs….Anything Goes Workshop” will begin with a Thursday night demo. Laura will demonstrate her process of how to capture light and shadow with six simple values. On Friday, Laura will work individually with each student to help expand their knowledge of painting from photographs. Students can paint any subject matter from life or a photograph that interests them. Learn how to manipulate photos and prevent the pitfalls that photos cause in painting. Composition, value, temperatures, color, texture and edges will all be addressed. Some painting experience required. Professional Level Beginner to Intermediate.
Offered by Spring Hill Parks and Rec, the workshop fee is $150. Students bring their own supplies and a list will be provided. Contact Susan Jones for more information or to register, 615-668-8263. Space is limited.
Coming up in April 2018 is the “Honor The Earth” art show and sale to benefit the Warner Parks. Scheduled for April 20-22, 2018, the art show will be at the Nature Center located at 7311 HWY 100, Nashville.
Now encompassing 3,187 acres, Warner Parks is truly one of Nashville’s treasures. Chestnut Group members are busy painting the beauty of the scenes in preparation for the show.
5. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW with the CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT
It's a little early to planning to attend the Cumberland River Compact Show scheduled for early November 2018, but not to early to be painting for it if you are a member of the Chestnut Group. Paintings will be of landscapes, animals, and plants anywhere in the Cumberland River watershed, which is basically any where in middle Tennessee.
6. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW with THE CONSERVANCY FOR THE PARTHENON
This show is so exciting. It will be held in The Parthenon in Nashville, TN, at the end of May, 2019.
7. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW at RADNOR LAKE
The Chestnut Group partners with Radnor Lake every other year for good reason. It continues to be one of the biggest and most popular of the Chestnut Group shows. We will be painting there for the next year and the show will be in the autumn of 2019.
SHOPS AND GALLERIES
While on your many adventures, please stop by the shops and galleries that sell my work and tell them I sent you....
Quincy Avenue Arts, Seaside, Florida
Bowery Art Gallery, Apalachicola, Florida
Rippavilla Plantation, Spring Hill, Tennessee
Loblolly, Columbia, Tennessee
My French Chateau, Atlanta, Georgia
And always on the hunt for more!! Recommendations welcomed!!
Photos of precious smiles I got to see while painting in the January Classes, Workshops, and Private Lessons.
These paintings and many, many more are for sale through Daily Paintworks. If you are local and purchase a painting, please let me know so I can adjust the shipping fee. To see the paintings for sale, click here.
CLASS/WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY
Class sizes are limited, so we ask you give us 48 hours notice if you need to cancel. Cancellations should be made by phone or text, 615-668-8263. This provides us the opportunity to fill the space. No refunds are available, however class fees for reservations canceled at least 48 hours in advance may be credited to another class.
For inclement weather, announcements on canceled classes will be posted on Facebook. If in doubt, please call us before traveling in bad weather. Canceled classes will be rescheduled.
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