Category Archives: adults

Patti Kelley’s Fast Paintings

                                   Patti Kelley took the challenge to do 30, 5×7 fast (15 minute) studies of the subjects of her choice. The exercise is to take as long as you want to draw the image, mix the paint and think … Continue reading

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FREE Demonstration – Fun with Gelatin Printing

Linda Germain is  back with a free demo to teach us about Gelatin Printing. See Flyer below for more information. Please call or email to save a spot.   Thanks for reading and I sure hope you can make it … Continue reading

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Large portraits on Chuck’s Facebook

                                I recently finished painting a series of large portrait’s of people I am crazy about. My husband, Chuck, put them on his Facebook page. I love and appreciate that he wanted to celebrate me and the work … Continue reading

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Sketching on location–with Sandy Turner

Sandy Turner has always loved to sketch on location. Have you ever been outside and wished you could just sit down and draw what you see? Well, if you take Sandy’s sketching class on Saturday mornings starting April 1st you … Continue reading

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New Class Drawing for Painting

Rob Brun has been teaching our watercolor classes and sees that most of his students need to learn that drawing for painting is different than drawing for something like illustration. So he came up with this new class, “Drawing for … Continue reading

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Abstract Water based Mixed Media Demo was a Big Hit

Wow, I am still so excited from yesterdays demo with Gerry Willging. Below are some of the photos. She was her usual delightful and extraordinary self. She touched on the underlying structure of painting whether it be realistic  or abstract. … Continue reading

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Abstract and Water Media DEMO Presented by Gerry Willging

It is my absolute pleasure to let you all know that Gerry Willging is coming back to teach a 6 week class. Gerry is really expert in composition and design – not to mention energetic and enthusiastic. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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Sharon Bignell showing at the Firehouse

Sharon Bignell, a former student of the Artists Playground, is showing her most recent work at The Firehouse Center for the Arts In Newburyport. January 4, 2017 –January 29, 2017 Some of you will remember Sharon from the Tuesday night … Continue reading

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Watercolor or Coloring—You pick

We have a watercolor class with Rob Brun and a coloring class with Sandy Turner, both starting in a couple of weeks. Let us know if either one strikes your fancy. You can read more about Sandy or Rob by … Continue reading

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Outdoor Drawing & Perspective Class

Last Saturday was pretty with the sunshine and fall leaves on the ground but it was quite chilly, especially for the students who forgot to dress warmly. Even though they tried to find little bits of sunshine the cold and … Continue reading

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