Category Archives: painting

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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After School Art Classes Ending Until September

Next week is the end of the after school year for most of the classes. My granddaughter, Kate Carter, is going to hold one more set of classes (3:30 to 5pm) on 3 Mondays starting June 5th to June 19th. … 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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Openings in the Little kids class on Thursdays

I am happy to announce that  we have a couple of openings for little kids (5-7) in the Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. art class starting April 27th. Some of you know that it is not often that we … 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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Extras for Creative Reuse

Look at all the art supplies Wendy picked up at Extra’s. They are an Arts & Crafts Store in Peabody, Massachusetts (see info at bottom of this blog) or check out their web site: https://www.facebook.com/ExtrasforCreativeReuse/  Extra organizes and offers to … 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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Newburyport Wet Paint Auction Saturday night.

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you all know some of my students, Sandy Turner and I will be painting outside tomorrow and our paintings will be up for sale at The Newburyport City Hall tomorrow night. The … Continue reading

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