Monday, July 15, 2013

We recently held the Georgia O' O'Keeffe and Emily Carr One Day Art Workshops. Wow - did we have a fun day in the studio and the work produced by beginner and experienced as well as out of practice painters was absolutely stunning! Have a look at the photos - the florals ( tulips or poppies are inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe's  love of large scale florals)- these are big canvases - either 24 X 30' or 30 X 40" and bigger!
The Landscapes are inspired by Emily Carr's love of trees and the  magic, mystery and colors of the west coast . Sizes vary, some large, some smaller depending on the artist's choice.
 These workshops will be offered again, so watch the website for future dates in August and September or call/email to inquire and/or register - because of the scale of work we do, space is limited to 6 students per workshop and spaces fill quickly. I didn't want the paintings to go out the door - they were so gorgeous and students were shocked at what they could achieve in ONE day! I love it ! I am so proud of everyone who came and painted their hearts out!  But you know , ....Go big or go home -  I always say! :))
Maybe it was the cappuccino/chocolate chip muffins we had at coffee break!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Current Course Schedule

 2013 Course Schedule: 
*Registrations are now being accepted
If you are interested in any of the  classes, please email or call Penny to reserve your spot. Classes fill quickly as space is limited.
We offer small, intimate classes with lots of individual instruction and all  materials ( some exceptions apply).

What's New? 

*Adult Acrylics Class 
* Fun Fridays For Teens
* Fine Art Masters ( children)
* Drawing ( Adults)
* Art Workshops for Men
* One Day -Weekend Workshops

* Private Instruction -( Adults & Youth) Days, evenings & some weekend times available, depending on the studio course schedule.  Fee: $25/ hr

* The Painter's Circle

 ( This is an independent work period, not a traditional class but a supportive studio environment for painters with various backgrounds and experience.)

Please see "course " tab for full descriptions of each course as well as fees. Courses run when registrations are confirmed and dates/times may be changed.If you are interested in a course but need a different day/evening, please email me and perhaps I can accommodate you. Once courses have started, the schedule is set for 8 weeks. Registrations are taken for the following sessions at any time.

PLEASE NOTE: Open Studio times are for casual /drop-in students but must be prearranged as this is also a time used for Private clients.

Monday           Tuesday          Wednesday        Thursday       Friday          Saturday
9:00 - Noon     9:00 - Noon      Studio Closed      9:00 - Noon   9:00 - Noon   Workshops
Open Studio     Open Studio     For Artist In the    Open Studio   Open Studio
                                                Schools Program                                              
Studio Closed                                                                                                  
Monday afternoons                                                                                          
                        1:00 - 2:30  pm                           1:00 - 2:30 pm    2:00 - 3:30 pm
                        Painter's Circle                            Painter's Circle    Fine Arts
                       6:30 - 8:30 pm     6:30 - 8:30 pm         6:30 - 8:30 pm     6:30 - 8:30 
                       Acrylics Painting   Art for Men            Drawing              Fun Fridays  
                       Adult                                                    Adults                 For Teens

   NEW   NEW   NEW             

OK guys, I know the name of the studio is "Island Girl" Art Studio, but here's the rub - its me,  I am the Island Girl.........and you don't have to be one to take classes here!
So I just want to put it out there that you are welcome. FYI -  men do  attend classes ( those brave, creative, fun , souls).......but we need more of that intelligent, creative,  male energy in the studio and I have something to offer you in return, sound fair? Alright, then let me ask you this -
 So what skill is it that you've always wanted to learn? Don't have a creative outlet but always wanted one? Need to relax? Need a hobby to take you  into retirement? Let me tell you something, you've come to the right place. Here's the deal -  I promise you'll have fun, learn a lot, be challenged, and wonder how it is that you never caught the "art bug" before now! Check out these new classes designed especially for you .........oh, yes, and if you're a little nervous about all this creative art stuff .......bring a friend ( you know, for moral support, strength in numbers and all that!)
If you ladies out there are reading this, maybe you've got a guy in your life who needs to relax or get a hobby or get back to drawing or painting ( like he says he has always wanted to) ..........send him along, he'll have a great time and there will be show & tell when he gets home!

Drawing : Men who can't Draw stick-men ( but want to)Learn about artists pencils, charcoal, graphite,and more. The fundamentals of drawing are taught  in this fun and informative class which takes you  where you are, meaning there's no previous experience required. Leave with new skills and  with a portfolio of work. All materials included.

Painting the West Coast Landscape ( acrylics):Learn the fundamentals of landscape painting and the beauty of acrylics. All materials included. We'll learn about some great landscape artists along the way. Leave with at least one finished painting. No experience required.

Drawing the Female Form:Some drawing experience preferred but not required.( How about the first class, or any other drawing class) Learn about the human figure ( girls have more curves ,so we'll start there). We explore materials, composition and  some basic anatomy .Note this is a Life drawing class -that means a female model will be in attendance for some classes.
Classes start Wednesday nights - based on adequate registration. Call or email Penny for more info. Courses are $ 150  for 8 weeks, class is from 6:30 - 8:30 pm


so true !!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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