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MorningGloryArt Decorative Painting 2003 - Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
(Western Pennsylvania area - Butler County - near Pittsburgh PA)

Decorative Painting Acrylic Classes - 2003




Decorative Painting - Hearts in Style

Hearts in Style
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - One Session
Small Wooden Tray and coordinating Nightlight Lamp are decorated with Folk Art Springtime Stripe. Learn to make "stroke roses" in 5 steps/strokes. If you like, your painting can be predominantly red or blue rather that the green shown here. The painting should be done in one class- if anyone wants to come back for another session, the cost will be an additional $5. There's enough trays for six people only! BRUSHES: 1/2" Angle; #8 Flat (for the roses); #4 round; a fine script liner.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Monday, February 10, 2003
Time: 6pm - 10pm
Total Cost: $21.00
Class Limit of 6 Students




Decorative Painting - Flowers in the Round - Carnations

Flowers in the Round
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Beginner Class - One session
This is a lovely type of folk art painting (similar to one-stroke painting) that will be done on Two 7" round wooden wall plaques that may be used in traditional, cottage, country or even contemporary decorating. Carnations and Tulips will be highlighted in this class (pictured at left and below). You will learn to make multi-colored flowers, leaves, etc. by double and triple-loading your brush. BRUSHES: regular acrylic brushes (For most of the painting, I used a #4 Round Robert Simmons and a #0 Script Liner.)
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Monday, March 3, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $23.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Flowers in the Round - Tulips

Flowers in the Round
(Continued From Above)
© Marcia Brown
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SEE ABOVE for DETAILS
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: See Above
Time: See Above
Total Cost: Same as above
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - This is for the Birds

This is for the Birds !!
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - One session
This class is for those of you who asked for quick stroke lessons. This charming wooden birdhouse has rounded sides and will be a lovely addition inside or outside - Keep it or give it as a gift! We'll learn to crackle-paint the roof, 'stone' the walls, stipple a wreath around the door opening, create a candle glow in each of the three oval windows and wisteria vine. We should easily get it done in one evening. BRUSHES: I use a #0 script liner, good chisel edged 1/4" angle or #8 flat, stipple brush and a 1" basecoat brush for adding the crackle medium.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Monday, March 10, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $22.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Cherries Jubilee

Cherries Jubilee and Bunny Galore !!
© Marcia Brown
BEGINNER Classes - Two Projects (THREE sessions)
- Second Project is Below -
We'll start this session with base-coating and sponging a little wooden chest (perfect for matches, q-tips, desk items, tealights, etc). Then we'll go on to basecoat in blue a 6" flower pot (see picture below). The little chest will be painted with cherries and ladybug: and the flower pot will have a painting of a bunny being showered with flowers.
- More Information is Below -
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: All Wednesdays, March 12, 19, and 26, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm each class
Total Cost includes all three sessions plus a small stipple brush: $47.00
Class Limit of 9 Students




Decorative Painting - Bunny Galore

Cherries Jubilee and Bunny Galore !!
(Continued From Above)
© Marcia Brown
BEGINNER Class - THREE sessions
FIVE ACRYLIC SYNTHETIC BRUSHES YOU MUST PURCHASE PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS: #0 Script Liner, #4 round, #12 Flat Shader (or 1/2" Angle), #8 Flat Shader (or 1/4" Angle) and a 1" or 1-1/2" basecoating brush (ie, Loew Cornell, American Painter, Robert Simmons, etc). If you like, another nice brush to add (but not necessary) to your collection is a #4 Filbert Brush. I will provide you with a small stippling brush that is included in your class cost.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: SAME as ABOVE
Time: SEE ABOVE
Total Cost: SEE ABOVE
Class Limit of 9 Students




Decorative Painting - Beneath Monet's Pond

Beneath Monet's Pond
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate / Advanced - 2 sessions
This painting is of my pond fish on an 8" clay pot w/saucer. First we'll paint the sky, water and bottom of pond around the pot. Then watch the three koi come to life as we add layers of color washes and realistic bubbles. The fish will be in different color patterns and poses; lots of detail. We'll add a water lily to the rim of the pot; if time permits, we'll rouge in the color on the water lily with oils. Be sure to sign up early and let me know which date is better for the second session. BRUSHES: Basecoating brush, small liner and small angle/flat and all basic acrylic brushes.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
1st Session: Monday, March 31, 2003
2nd Session: Class consensus of either Tues, April 1 or Wed, April 2.
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Cost for one Session: $22.00 (2nd session is an add'l $5.00 (or total of $27.00)
Class Limit of 9 Students




Decorative Painting - Gingerbread Welcome

Gingerbread Welcome
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 2 sessions
Very detailed acrylic painting on a wooden cutting board of a charming gingerbread family standing on a rolling pin in front of a lace-covered tray. The painting is predominantly green, but may also be painted in blues. We'll do most of the basecoating and creating the lace at the first session along with some details; and finish the piece at the second session. BRUSHES: all regular brushes plus fine script liner, 4 or 6 round, good flat or angle for shading, tiny sea sponge.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Tuesdays- April 15 & 22, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $26.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Flowered Straw Hat

Flowered Straw Hat
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - 1 session
So! Ever think about hanging a lovely, flowered straw hat on your door instead of a wreath? This project is impressionistic, but very easy to accomplish as there is no floating technique involved and no pattern is necessary. BRUSHES: I did the entire hat with a 1/2" flat brush, but you may want to bring Filbert and Liner Brushes along with you.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Monday, May 5, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $21.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Stoned Birdbath

Stoned Birdbath
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Advanced Class - 2 sessions
The stoned birdbath, 10" x10.5"high, is painted on a french clay flower pot and large 10" saucer. The stone is added in a step by step process and is time consuming, but easily accomplished during the first session. During the second session, we'll add lily pads, frog, dragonfly and, if time permits, waterdrops. I'm looking forward to adding this project piece to my garden - how 'bout you?? BRUSHES: Small Stipple brush plus all regular acrylic brushes.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Tuesdays, June 10 and June 17, 2003
Time: 6 - 10:00 pm
Total Cost: $32.00 (No add'l charge if a 3rd session becomes necessary)
Class Limit of 8 Students




Decorative Painting - Tricks or Treats

Tricks or Treats
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Beginner Classes - Three Sessions - TWO Acrylic Projects
During the first session, we'll basecoat the two pieces, transfer patterns and begin learning the "floating" process. The little galvanized pail has painting on both sides (just click the ghost picture to the left to see the opposite side). It will surely give a smile to your favorite little one (or maybe you for your own candy stash). Then we'll go on to paint an elegant poinsettia on a 6" flower pot (see picture below). Any beginners in the class will paint a poinsettia with fewer petals so that those of you who are more experienced will be able to continue painting while I teach the floating technique.
- More Information is Below -

Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, September 10, 17, and 24, 2003
Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm (studio closes by 10pm)
Total Cost: $46.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Elegant Poinsettia

Elegant Poinsettia
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Beginner Classes - Three Sessions - TWO Projects
FIVE ACRYLIC SYNTHETIC BRUSHES YOU MUST PURCHASE PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS: #0 Script Liner, #4 round, 1/2" Angle brush, #4 Flat Shader and a 3/4" - 1" basecoating brush (ie, Loew Cornell, American Painter, Robert Simmons, etc). If you like, two add'l nice brushes to add (but not necessary) to your collection are a #6 Filbert Brush and a 3/8" Angle Brush. Don't hesitate to contact me if you can't find them.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, September 10, 17, and 24, 2003
Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm (studio closes by 10pm)
Total Cost: $46.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Peppermint Lace

Peppermint Lace
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Beginner/ Classes - Three Sessions - Two Projects
During the first session, we'll basecoat the two pieces, transfer patterns and begin learning the "floating" process. The little bentwood box (pictured at the left) will be a Trompe L'oeil painting... It will look like you could just pick up the piece of candy that's resting on the lace doily (click on the picture to see the entire box). Then we'll paint lovely Jingle Bells on a 6" flower pot (see picture below). Any beginners in the class will paint fewer bells, so that those of you who are more experienced will continue painting bells around the entire pot while I teach the floating technique. ***You WILL need a small pouncing brush for Jingle Bells class, and I will have one available for you at classtime for add'l $2.00.***
- More Information is Below -

Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Thursdays, October 9, 16, and 23, 2003
Time: 6:00 to 9:30 pm (studio closes by 10pm)
Total Cost: $46.00 plus $2 add'l for Pouncing Brush
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Jingle Bells

JINGLE BELLS !!
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Beginner Classes - Three Sessions - TWO Projects
FIVE ACRYLIC SYNTHETIC BRUSHES YOU MUST PURCHASE PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS: (Please contact me if you can't find these brushes.) #0 Script Liner, #4 round, 1/2" Angle brush, #4 Flat Shader and a 3/4" - 1" basecoating brush (ie, Loew Cornell, American Painter, Robert Simmons, etc). Two add'l nice brushes to add to your collection (but not necessary) are a #6 Filbert Brush and a 3/8" Angle Brush.
Click for Picture of Brushes
***You will need a small pouncing brush for this class and I will have one available for those who need one at classtime for add'l $2.00.***

Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Thursdays, October 9, 16, and 23.
Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm (studio closes by 10pm)
Total Cost: $46 plus $2 add'l for Pouncing Brush
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Silver Bells

Silver Bells
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 to 2 Sessions
The song Silver Bells has long been a Christmas favorite. We'll learn to paint lovely blue velvet ribbon and the silver bells. You may paint this project on the 8" pot/saucer (as shown) or on a piece of 8X10 masonite panel or a piece that you prepare. Cost will remain the same. If you want to paint on something other than the 8" pot, I must know well in advance of the class. Brushes: Angles, small round, a liner, and a small stipple brush.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Tuesday, October 14 (and 21 if necessary), 2003
Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm (Studio closes at 10pm)
Total Cost: $20.00 for one day and $24.00 for two days
Class Limit of 10 Students - (minimum of 5)




Decorative Painting - Merry Christmas Banner

Merry Christmas Banner
© Sharon Holt
Intermediate/Beginner/ Class - 1 session
Please welcome a fellow teacher artist, Sharon Holt, to Morning Glory Art Studio! She will be teaching the beautiful 15 x 21 wall hanging that you see here. The project is on vinyl with a scalloped edge along the bottom and comes with dowel rod and cord for hanging in a special part of your home - or it's a wonderful gift! All participants should have had at least one prior beginner class or be familiar with floating shades and highlights. Brushes: Flats / angles for basecoating and floating, liner brush and sea sponge OR stipple brush
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $18.00
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Starring St. Nick

Starring St. Nick !!
© Marcia Brown
Advanced/Intermediate Class - 3 sessions
St. Nicholas is a star known around the world! - he taught us about the gift of giving! This happy project is painted on a 13" X 18" oval board and will have cording available for framing the outer edge. This will be a wonderful hand-me-down family heirloom for the holidays. If you would like to paint St. Nick on something of your own that you purchase (class fee remains the same) or if you'd like to try painting on slate ($5.00 more), you must let me know either way ASAP!! We'll learn to paint St. Nick's velvety suit, the fur trim; his soft beard; we'll pay close attention to the facial detail ; and learn to paint some easy fancy lettering. BRUSHES: all your regular acrylic brushes; Basecoating brush; 5/8" Angle; Liner; #4 Flat; larger Stipple brush (I have some available for $3.00- first come, first serve); and you MUST have a 1/2" Filbert Rake.
Click for Picture of Filbert Rake Brush

Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Mon, Nov 3; Wed, Nov 5; Mon, Nov 10, 2003
Time: 6 - 9:30 pm (Studio closes at 10pm)
Total Cost: $46.00 (if you want slate- it's $5 extra)
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting Oil Classes - 2003




Decorative Painting - Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee
© S.Nelson, Rendition by Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - 1 to 2 sessions
This sweet Chickadee oil painting is on an 8x10 prepared masonite board which you may add to your own frame. It is a companion picture to the "Snowbunting" painting that we did previously. We'll learn to make individual feathers with the chisel edge of our brush. BRUSHES: Red Sable Oil brushes sizes #2 Bright ; #4 Bright ; fine liner and a small mop (#6 Bright is NOT necessary, but may be handy for larger areas).
Click for Close-up

Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Mon, February 17, 2003
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $21 for 1session (add'l $5 if there is a second session)
Class Limit of 7 Students




Decorative Painting - Wild Purple Violets

Violets Three
Wild Purple Violets
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 2 or 3 sessions
A trio of Violets to create a lovely wall treatment. Three different Violets will be painted on 5x7 masonite boards that you may add to your own frames. Wild Purple Violets (first session), White Violets (second session) and Freckles Violets (third session) are the three species that we'll be painting and learning about. BRUSHES: Sable oil brushes including a small mop.
White Violet and Freckles Violet can be seen in the next two sections.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Two - Three Sessions- Tuesdays, May 20 & 27; June 3, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Cost: $34 for first two sessions and only $8.00 additional
if you also attend the third session (Total $42.00).
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - White Violets

White Violets
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 2nd of 3 sessions
This is the second of three violet paintings. All three paintings have the same background color so that you will easily create a harmonious grouping. BRUSHES: Sable oil brushes including a small mop.
Freckles Violet can be seen in the next section.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: See Violets Three Above
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Freckles Violets

Freckles Violets
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 3rd of 3 sessions
Yes, there really are violets with purple freckles!! My garden is full of them and now you can have them, too! This is the third violet that will be painted in oils on masonite. BRUSHES: Sable oil brushes including a small mop.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Tuesday, June 3, 2003
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: See Violets Three above
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Chickadee-dee-dee

Chickadee-dee-dee
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - 1 session
Beginner Oil Project of Black-Capped Chickadee at reduced rate for Town and Country Decorative Painters club. If you'd like to learn a little about the wonderful world of oil painting, now is your chance to do it for a very nominal fee - you can purchase the three necessary oil sable brushes that you need with the money you save - #4 Flat and #0 Liner and a mop brush. Go Ahead !! Give It a Try !! If you have ANY questions, don't hesitate to email Marcia at the above address.
Where: Winfield Hall, Cabot PA
When: Sunday, June 1, 2003
Time:10 AM until approx 3PM
Total Cost: $15.00
Class Limit of 12 Students




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