I love May. The light is different in May. It's clearer, brighter, warmer. Colors are more vivid in May.
Do you have a Signature Color?
How do you choose??
I find that my signature color changes with the seasons and from year to year. Mostly I love bright and bold colors, but then there are the sweet pastels. And don't forget the moody muteds.
It's like trying to choose which is more beautiful, a yellow rose or a red one?
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Join us for Painting with Susan Thursdays 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!
Painting classes will be offered in May 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.
CREATIVE SPIRITS CLASS in ACRYLICS
Creative Spirits on-going classes meet from 10am to Noon on Thursdays and cover a new topic every month. In May we’re studying Landscapes and may even touch on the equipment needed for plein air painting . The first class of the new session will be on May 4 and will meet April 4, 11, 18, and 25.
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.
You have fun and creative friends you haven't even met yet!!
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.
May 11 “Pink Calla Lilies” 2pm $40, with all supplies included 16 x 12 canvas
May 18 “American Cake” 6pm $40, with all supplies included 16 x 12 canvas
May 20 "Grace Episcopal Church" with palette knife 10am $40, with all supplies included 16 x 12 canvas
May 20 "Cotton Boll" 2pm $40, with all supplies included 16 x 12 canvas
Kids & Kids at Heart Open Studio classes will be offered at the Winchester Community Room of Spring Hill Parks for Kids of ALL ages, though designed for children ages 5 to 12. As long as there are students to make a full class, it will be offered for $20 per child with all supplies included. Registration is required and payment is due at registration to ensure an easel and supplies for 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
May 1 "Lucky Rabbit's Foot" 5pm $20, with all supplies and instruction included 8 x 10
May 15 "Bee Happy" Triptych 5pm $10 each, select 1, 2, or all 3, all supplies and instruction included 6 x 6
May 22 "Baa" 5pm $20, with all supplies and instruction included 8 x 10
Spring Hill Parks and Recreation has a special class planned for 1pm on Saturday, May 13, in the Winchester Room of Evan's Park (563 Maury Hill Street behind Spring Hill Elementary).
Join us and paint "Bee Happy" for the special price of only $5. All supplies and instructions are included. This class is for all ages and designed for you to paint a special painting for your Mother. Call 615-668-8263 to register.
2. June 3 Art Crawl, Franklin, TN
Make your plans now to attend the Franklin Art Scene on Friday evening, June 3, starting at 6pm. I'll be at Shuff's Music on 3rd Avenue North.
3. Chestnut Group Art Show at Radnor Lake November 2-5, 2017
Make your plans to visit Radnor Lake in the fall with the added bonus of an art exhibit and sale by The Chestnut Group. The Patron's Party is scheduled for November 2 from 5:30 to 8:30. The Art Exhibit will be open to the public all day on November 3-5.
These paintings and many, many more are for sale at auction 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 auction items, click here.
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.
Feed Your Creative Juices!
Don't you just love these adorable, retro-, pin-up, messenger bags for carrying some of your paints, brushes and canvas to a special outdoor cafe or park or other special place to paint away the afternoon?
Great for hostess gifts, birthday presents, or just a "happy" for yourself, they measure 12 x 11 x 3 with inside pocket perfect for iPad or canvas panels & brushes, and adjustable strap. $20. Text me at 615-668-8263 to hold one for you. Local pick-up only. I'll bring a few to painting classes this month for your convenience.
"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13:2
"I will bless you with a future filled with hope--a future of success, not of suffering." Jeremiah 29:11