Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Christmas canvas class... the jolly snowman.

Some of you might recognize Pam from my art retreat earlier this year.  She is the chick in the lime green, right beside the girl in the foreground in the lime green. 
 Pam called me a few weeks ago and wanted to know if I'd be wiling to come to her church and conduct an art class for her women's group.  It is a church that is out in the country, and I would have TOTALLY gotten lost had I not followed her the whole way there.
 I took three different options.  Each one of them was based on a very simple circle shape.
 The ladies could choose between a snowman, an ornament, or a Santa face.
 Because I was the single teacher of the class, teaching 14 women, who chose three different subjects for their paintings, I had to take along step-by-step instructions for drawing and painting the cute subjects.  That way, I was available to walk around and help each one of them as they came to a point where they needed help or just got stuck.
 I LOVE to hear people in the beginning sounding all doubtful and all that they will be able to complete the project.  Trust me... they could've been a bit intimidating!  They were pretty cute!
 I asked Emery at the studio to make my samples since I was pretty jam packed with meetings and coaching clients all week long.  OH!  And of course, my sweet patients!
So here was the first option... this one will be offered at mojoystudio over the next couple of weeks.
 This was another option.  I am offering this class next Tuesday night.  Today, there were already 8 signed up, so this class is filling up fast!!  If you are interested, better go to and get registered!!  It will be at 6:00pm and will only cost $25.  It is a 16x20 canvas, so it is what I'd call a great deal!
 And finally, this will also be a class on a Tuesday night in the next three nights.  The dates have been set, and can be found on the website.
 So, as the evening progressed, the snowman snobs isolated themselves to a table in the back of the room!  ha.   Actually, I think they just enjoyed working together step-by-step and staying on task together.  See the directions on the table?!
 They were busy little bees.  And are you ready to see a few finished products?!
 Look at what these three elementary teachers ended up producing!!   There were stencils made to use for the JOY.  And would you believe that a charger (you know... the kind that sits under plates on a fancy tables cape?) was used to start both of these projects?!
 In fact, it was actually used for all three of these subjects!!
 I enjoyed working with these ladies... women of all ages who are bound by their love of God and friendship!
 Miss Gail was a ROCKSTAR!
 Tada... More snowmen! I LOVE how his little twiggy arms are toward the sky!  See how one of the ladies below wrote "Praise!" in the star?!
 And Miss Pam, the hostess with the mostest, painted "Hallelujah!" .
 Jill ventured on out on her own and changed the colors so it'd work better in her daughter's room at Christmas.
 These sisters surprisingly chose different subjects for their paintings.  I think they both did an excellent job though on their canvases!  Don't you?!
 There's always that one!  ha.  This was a teenager, who I think just felt a need to exercise her independence.  And so I let her!
 And finally the pastor's wife finished up her masterpiece!
If you would like to be led in painting any of the above paintings, (with the exception of the black star one), just go to and click on the canvas that lights your fire.  Each class is a special price of $25 because I want everyone to have the opportunity to paint one to use in their decorating and to be able to say they did it all by themselves!  I mean, come on... did you see even ONE painting in this blog that wasn't great?!  This class, full of all different types/ ages/ styles/ etc of women, worked relatively independently on their paintings, and  they were ALL really awesome! OH!  They'd make a really great gift too!!  Come to one for yourself and come to the next one and give as a gift!!  Just sign up through the website so we'll have a headcount.  And bring a friend!!  The more the merrier!



Amy K said...

They all did fantastic! Beautiful creations, ladies!

nss said...

How about you facetimeing a class!!! I would LOVE to make one and my stick in the mud husband says I can't fly in "just" to take your class.. FUDDY DUDDY!!

nss said...

btw/ this is Nancy in KC