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"Painting with Susan" Classes offered by Spring Hill Parks and Recreation
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 OILS
Creative Spirits painting classes meet one day each week and cover a new topic every month. In September, we'll study brushstrokes using traditional oils.
Class meets at 10am on Thursday morning and meets 4 times each month. Class lasts about an hour and a half. We will meet September 6, 13, 20, and 27.
In September we'll study BRUSHSTOKES using OILS.
In Creative Spirits class, students bring their own supplies (for the remainder of 2018, we'll be painting with traditional oils), and a list is provided of items you'll need. Class fee is $99 per one month session (4 classes) and you can take one-, two-, three- or as many months as you like. And plan to join us for lunch! Most weeks the morning groups 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!!
Starting in September, we will be entering a unit on "PAINTING WITH OILS." A Supplies list will be provided. However, if you don't want to invest in oils, I will provide basic oil colors for you. You'll still need to bring your own canvas, brushes, paper towels, 2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids, and paint thinner (either Gamsol or Odorless Mineral Spirits).
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!
Join us and unleash your Creativity!
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.
September 13 at 6:00pm "Cades Cove Church" (palette knife) $50, with all supplies included and 16 x 12 pre-sketched canvas
September 17 at 6:00pm "September Sunflowers" $50, with all supplies included and 16 x 12 pre-sketched canvas
**Private Paint-Along Parties may be scheduled at your location with a minimum of 15 students. Great for Church Groups, Book Clubs, Reunions, Team Building for the office. All supplies and instruction are included for $50 per student. 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 two students are painting different paintings. For three or more students, fee is additional $50 each. Call 615-668-8263 to reserve your private lesson.
4. PET PORTRAIT WORKSHOP SEPTEMBER 23 at 2pm
Come paint as special painting for yourself or someone you love. What pet owner wouldn't be thrilled to be surprised with a portrait of his beloved pet? This is a truly personal and sentimental gift that will be cherished for a lifetime. And you can paint it at the Pet Portrait Workshop scheduled for September 23 at 2pm in the Winchester Facility, lower level, at 563 Maury Hill Street, in Evan's Park behind Spring Hill Elementary.
Workshop fee of $99 includes all supplies, plus your canvas will be pre-sketched with the basic shape of the pet. To register, call 615-668-8263 and then email a clear photo of your pet to firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the workshop.
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.
The new season of classes begins September 6.
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.
4. KIDS & KIDS AT HEART PAINTING CLASSES
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
September 17 at 5pm "Ice Cream Cone" $20, with all supplies and instruction included 8 x 10 pre-sketched canvas
1. TEACHING AT THE TPRA 2018 CONFERENCE, KNOXVILLE, TN
I'm thrilled to be asked to teach a painting class at the Tennessee Parks and Recreation 2018 Conference in Knoxville, TN, on October 11. Many people only think of sports when they think of their city or county Parks Department, but public Parks Departments usually cover both Sports and Recreation. Hopefully, I can inspire these Parks Program Directors to add more Art classes to their list of programs.
2. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW with the CUMBERLAND RIVER COMPACT
The Cumberland River Compact Show is slated for October 11 through November 9,2018. New this year, the paintings are available online (Click here.) Paintings will be of landscapes, animals, and plants anywhere in the Cumberland River watershed, which is basically any where in middle Tennessee. Something for everyone!!
3. CHESTNUT GROUP ART SHOW at the PARTHONON, NASHVILLE, TN
This show is so exciting. It will be held in The Parthenon in Nashville, TN, at the end of May, 2019. Just one year away!!
4. 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!!
AUGUST CLASS PHOTOS
Photos of precious smiles I got to see while painting in the July 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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