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we first came together as friends

When the nine original members, who had been painting for years (and years!), first came together in 2016, we wanted a working studio where we could paint and teach. As firm friends to begin with, we knew we'd grow and develop so much better through mutual help.  

 


Our first studio, small but charming!

Our first studio, small but charming!

Our current studio work space - plenty of room for classes!

Our current studio work space - plenty of room for classes!

everything we hoped for

Creating something from your imagination is satisfying, but nothing beats the thrill of getting support and input from like-minded artists. We grow in skill, understanding, and friendship.

 


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the importance of passing knowledge on

We feel strongly called to give of our existing knowledge to the community at large. People of all ages and skill levels can grow their artistic interests with guidance and encouragement. That's why we chose to become a 501(c)3 non-profit.

                   Cursive Writing class for children

 

                Cursive Writing class for children

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Our members love a wide variety of art mediums. Acrylic, oil, pastel, charcoal, ink, watercolor, printmaking, and sculpture, to name a few. And then there are "old master" techniques like metalpoint, where you draw with a strand of tin, lead, or silver wire. (Jan van Eyck, Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer and Raphael all drew in metalpoint.) Art is a constant source of joy and experimentation. It keeps us vigorous and wide-eyed. Trust me, there are worse ways to spend a day - or a lifetime.