On-Location Classes

Don't Forget Your Sunnies!



Keeton's Art & Office Supply
Bradenton, FL
Saturday, August 11th; 9am -12:30 pm
Please Call 941.747.2995 to Register
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Y'all, it's HOT! August, in Florida, at the beach, can make it seem like we’re living on the surface of the sun! There are a few well-known tricks to make it more bearable and one of the biggest is having a good pair of sunglasses to cut the glare. Cold drinks, hammocks in the shade and waiting until the end of the day to try walking on the hot, hot sand are a few others!

This project is all about shapes! From the shape of the glasses to the shape of the highlights in the lens to the shape of shadows, if we can get the shapes down, we’re on our way to a fun page in our journals. (Tracing paper makes it easy-peasy.) Add a few bright white highlights and we have 3-D looking glasses sitting in the sand.

Hope you can join me for this August (inside, in the air conditioning)!! Come and join me at Keeton’s Office and Art Supplies in Bradenton, FL to learn more about creating your own pair of sunnies!

The cost of this class is $35. To register for this class, please call Keeton’s at 941.485.2533

Hope to see you there!

Coming In September!

We're gonna get messy, but gosh, we're gonna have fun! Details to come...



Future Dates for Keeton's for 2018
There will be on class at Keeton's in October as I'll be in France! Wanna come with me?! Click here and here!
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Art Coming!
(Please note this class is the FIRST Saturday of the month rather than the second Saturday!)
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Art Coming!
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Beach Art Center
1515 Palm Avenue
Indian Rocks Beach, FL 
727.596.4331


Beach Treasures: Catching A Wave!
Bradenton, FL
Thursday, July 26th; 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Please click here and scroll down to the correct date for more info (it may not yet be available)

Waves are great fun to capture in our sketchbooks whether we’re sitting on the beach or in the cool air conditioning! Capturing water and all the reflections of the environment around it is always fun for the artist, and maybe, a little bit intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! 

While we will be working from a photo, we’ll discuss how to actually capture a wave that’s in constant motion, create convincing reflections, how to make our work more appealing to the eye as well as learn to work with horizon lines and creating the look of moving water that is not a wave.

Future Dates for the Beach Art Center for 2018
We'll be working on filling the pages of our art journal with treasures we find at the beach on the following dates:
Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Black-Neck Stilt!
Saturday, August 25, 2018 - Art Coming!
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - Art Coming!
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - Art Coming!

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At a recent class at the Beach Art Center: Sea stars, beautiful stars, everywhere! It was quite exciting to see the individual stars emerge as we created our pages. Everyone did a super job (and there were even donuts—YUM!).

At a recent class at Keeton's: It's always so much fun to see everyone's interpretation of the class project and the Colorful Art Journal class was especially amazing! Take a look at some of these fabulous journals:

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What Students Are Saying: 

"You're the first art teacher that has taught me I could do this on my own rather than only when I'm parked in a classroom and you've inspired me to try!" - SF 
"Thank you for teaching me. You did not just show me, you explained the steps to me so I could understand why I was doing something. Thank you!" - RA
"Easy to follow [project], fun class and great presentation. Laure was patient and encouraging! I'll be back."- CL 
"I had no idea what I was doing as a first time student and I could not be more thrilled with my flamingo! This was fun. I cannot wait to try new subjects." - NS 

Past Classes:
Saturday, September 24th: So many gorgeous seashells!
It always amazes me to see all the different interpretations of an page you get when everyone starts off from the same starting place. Color and pattern choices along with varying page sizes gave everyone's final page a very unique look but all were filled with fabulous seashells! If you can, please come and join us next time!

Saturday, July 23rd: You should have joined us for Ice Cream and Stencils!
Oh, wow, what a fun class! Here are three of the ladies from class and their sketchbooks. It was fun to see what everyone came up with and no two turned out the same. I hope you can come and join us next time. 
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