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MorningGloryArt Decorative Painting 2005 - Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
(Western Pennsylvania area - Butler County - near Pittsburgh PA)

Decorative Painting Acrylic Classes - 2005




Decorative Painting - Bunny Duet

Bunny Duet
© Marcia Brown
Beginner/Intermediate Class
Two Separate Projects in 2 sessions
First of two projects is a painting of two sweet bunnies on a prepared 10" heart-shaped mache box. Learn to Float color to create dimension, stippling, and color washing among other techniques. (Second Project below.)
BRUSHES you must bring:
1/2" Filbert Rake; 5/8 Angle; 1/2" Angle; #0 Liner
Click to see a 1/2" Filbert Rake Brush that will be needed for both projects.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, March 2 and 9, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $30 (includes 1 stipple brush and both Bunny Duet and Cute Chickie Projects)
If a third class becomes necessary, add'l cost is $5. Class Limit of 9 Students




Decorative Painting - Cute Chickie

Cute Chickie !!!
© Marcia Brown
Beginner/Intermediate
Two sessions - 2 projects
This cute realistic chickie is about to greet the world - just in time for Easter! The painting will be on a rusted lid of either a heart-shaped or square box. A Great gift for any age and easy to duplicate. The Four BRUSHES you must bring are same as listed above for Bunny Duet.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, March 2 and 9, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: See Bunny Duet above.
Class Limit of 9 Students




Decorative Painting - Just Duckie

Just Duckie !!!
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Meet a swell little bird who looks like he feels life is "Just Duckie". He's painted on a nice quality-crafted wooden basket with a hinged handle and leather-hinged lid. The pattern allows for room to write a special message to the left of the duckie. Lovely stroke-work tulips can quickly be painted around the side of the basket.
Click here to see tulips on side of basket.
BRUSHES you must bring: 5/8" Angle; 1/2" Angle; #4 ROUND; Small Stippler; #0 Liner (opt.-1/2" Filbert Rake).
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Time: 6-9:30pm
Total Cost: $18
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - BumbleBee's Delight

BumbleBee's Delight
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Painting on a 6" rose clay pot is fun to do! The sunflowers are painted using strokework and stippling techniques. The Worker Bumblebee is a sample of trompe l'oeil (fool the eye) painting. This is a great pot for planting herbs and other flowers in as they can enjoy a deep root system. BRUSHES you need to bring: 5/8" Angle; 1/2" Angle;
Small STIPPLE; #4 ROUND; #0 Liner.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $16
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Tulips to Welcome You

Tulips to Welcome You !!
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
This painting will bring a smile to visitors... the colors are happy and the Pink Sulphur Butterfly atop the leaf is simply charming as he appears to be meditating in the sunshine of life. We'll hopefully complete this large 10x20" prepared slate (with the necessary holes predrilled) in one class session. The slate can be hung indoors or out during nice weather. BRUSHES you must bring: 5/8" Angle; 1/2" Angle; 1/2" Filbert Rake; #4 Round; #0 Liner PLUS a 1 Foot PLASTIC Ruler.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $26 (if a second class becomes necessary - nominal $2 charge)
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Merry Magnolia

Merry Magnolia
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Magnolias are Spring's welcome sign and are surely a southerly icon; the Red Damselfly was added for harmony and luck. This is one of my favorite projects this season! The 9.5x10.5" frame will be washed in a very neutral color to match any decor; it will hold your favorite 4x6 photo. The frame can be used in either portrait or landscape position. (Instead of a frame, you may paint on an 8X10" masonite board that you frame, but I MUST know well in advance- same cost). Can't wait to paint this one with you!
Click here to see close-up of Red Damselfly.
BRUSHES you must bring: 5/8"Angle; 1/2"Angle; #0Liner.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $18 (If 2nd class is necessary, then add'l $5.)
Class Limit of 7 Students




Decorative Painting - Market Cafe

Market Cafe
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 2 sessions
Ooooh La! La! or Mama Mia!... we're going to paint a cafe scene on a large 12x21" Paddle- We'll be doing washes first, some detail work, easy flower impressions, stonework, writing, antiquing, etc. If you would rather have your building be gray, let me know in advance - and your object d'art can be French, Italian or even American - just by changing the names on the buildings... This one is French with a little wine cafe and flower shop and written on the top band: "Wine Lover". Italian translations will be available at classtime. You, of course, may bring your own favorite sayings. After completion, you may or may not choose to antique it.
Click to see closeup of upper portion of project.
BRUSHES you must bring: 5/8"Angle; 1/2"Angle; #0Liner; Small Stipple; larger basecoat brush for applying antiquing if desired.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, April 27 and May 4, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $28
Class Limit of 7 Students (unless someone prefers painting on a masonite board that can be framed, then more seats will be available)




Decorative Painting - Black-Capped Chickadee

Black-Capped Chickadee
(at DeLucca's Craft Shop)
© Marcia Brown
Beginner/Intermediate Class - 1 session
This little Chickadee will be painted on a prepared 8X10 masonite board that you may frame. The little bird is resting on a pine bough waiting for the snow to stop falling. BRUSHES you MUST bring: 1/2"Angle; #4 Round; #0 Liner and Small Stipple Brush.
Where: DeLucca Country Crafts - Butler PA
When: Thursday, May 19, 2005
Time: 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Total Cost: Only $16
Class Limit of 7 Students




Decorative Painting - Foxglove

Foxglove
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session (possible 2 sessions)
Foxglove has a legend about how the spots came to be part of the flower. Tasting the nectar of the Foxglove is a Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Our lovely painting will be on a long 18"X4.5" wooden plaque that can easily be used in any room decor. BRUSHES you must bring: 5/8"Angle; 1/2"Angle; #4 Round; #0Liner.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $16 (nominal fee of $2 if a second session is needed)
Class Limit of 9 Students




Decorative Painting - Believe in Christmas

Believe in Christmas !!
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - 2 sessions
This beginner class project of Santa will be painted on a 7"x24" wall plaque with lovely molding. During this session, some of the processes taught will be the floating technique, stippling, washing, dry brush, simple fur and beard technique, some color theory and antiquing if time permits (the santa pictured here is not antiqued) - LOTS to learn! If you are new to my classes, please contact me well in advance of the first session to get additional information.
Acrylic BRUSHES Needed: Small Stipple(#1); Angle brushes (5/8 and 1/2); Liner brush (#1); larger older brush for antiquing.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, September 21 and 28, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30 pm - Studio closes at 10pm
Total Cost: $32
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Whoooo's There

Whoooo's There ?!?
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
This sleepy owl project on a 10"x13" tray will be great for serving the Halloweeners that come knocking at your door! It will be done in plenty of time for Halloween, but because of the subject matter, could be displayed well before and even after the holiday. Our painting will feature creating sleepy eyes, washing color and some mixing of color. BRUSHES Needed: Angle Brushes (5/8" and 1/2"); Liner (#1); (optional: Small filbert or flat or round)
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $18
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Blushing Roses

~ Blushing Roses ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Strokework roses/buds and leaves will be painted on a beautiful Key Holder Box (which can also be used as a Dresser Box) and a Pencil Holder. We'll be using Paint Extender to insure a delicate look. Both items are well-constructed woodwork - Perfect for gift giving for that special boss or relative or a special shower gift. The strokework roses/buds will be repeated a minimum of four times on the boxes, so you will have the opportunity to gain a lot of experience. These are just beautiful pieces!
BRUSHES: MUST Have a 3/8" Angle Brush; Also needed 1/2" Angle Brush (optional 1/4"Angle) and a Liner (#1)
Click Here to see Close-Up of Rose.

Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $20
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Autumn Leaves on Marble

~ Autumn Leaves on Marble ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Our project piece is a heavy wire basket with a wooden lid that has a handle. The basket can easily hold candy, potpourri or even soaps among other things!! A great gift!! In this class we'll learn to create faux marble in a step by step process; then we'll do a mini study of maple and oak leaves; and finally we'll top the handle with an acorn. This class will teach you enough that you will be able to return home and begin "making marble" on your own!!PLEASE NOTE: This is a MONDAY Class.
BRUSHES Needed: Angle Brushes(5/8" and 1/2"); Liner Brush(#1); Optional - Small Round Brush
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: MONDAY, October 17, 2005
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $16
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Squirrelly Kinda Frame

~ Squirrelly Kinda Frame ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Squirrels and Oak Leaves adorn this charming wooden frame (holds a 4x6 photo). Because of its muted tones, it will look great in just about any decor surrounded by leaves, candles, nuts and gourds. The process we'll learn is an easy fur technique for the squirrels and a mini study on oak leaves.
BRUSHES Needed: Angle (5/8" and 1/2"); Liner (#1); Small Stipple Brush
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $15
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Boudoir Rose Tray

Boudoir Rose Tray
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 (possibly 2) session(s)
Trompe L'oeil is a french term meaning "fool the eye". Our romantic painting will be on a charming wood and metal tray with wrought iron feet which will be perfect for the bath or bedroom or even her study; and can be used in a myriad of ways or simply just displayed. I am quite proud of this project as it was originally designed and created as part of a contribution to raise money for a project in our community. During this class you will make your own lace, complete with wrinkle, a Don Juan Rose and a lovely pearl necklace with a red gem (It WILL NOT be a RUBY as in the photo).
BRUSHES Needed: Angles (5/8" and 1/2"); Liner (#1); Larger Stippler Brush
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $18 (If second class becomes necessary, a nominal $5 charge will be added to cost)
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Light-Up Your Night

~ Light-Up Your Night ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
Two charming Nightlights with on-off switches will be painted. Using our decorative talents, we'll create the expected sheep leaping on one lampshade; and a second nightlight will be painted with a Holiday glowing candle. These are perfect gifts for anyone anytime of the year. When the nightlights are off, they'll be a warm accent; and when your nightlight is turned on, it will become a cozy beacon.
BRUSHES/ITEM Needed: Angles (5/8" and 1/2"); Liner (#1)
AND A Pigma MICRON #01 Archival BLACK Ink Pen (easy to find at craft stores)
Click for close-up of Holiday NightLight
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $18
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Victorian Santa

~ Victorian Santa ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Advanced Class - 1 session
The Victorian Santa project is hung by a wrought iron Christmas tree that we will enhance to match the painting. The background for our Santa will be Lace, and Santa's hood has a halo of greenery - very Victorian!! The palette of colors is exceptionally warm - perfect for the upcoming holiday and perfect for all Santa lovers. I love this project! BRUSHES Needed: Angle Brushes; Liner; Small Stipple; (Opt: Small Rrake)
Click for Close-Up of Santa
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Time: 6 - 10 pm
Total Cost: $18
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Merry Partridge and Pears Door Crown

~ Merry Partridge and Pears Door Crown ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Advanced Class - 2 session
The 7"x32" wooden door crown that you'll be painting in 2 sessions is a beautiful project. Adorning our piece will be the proverbial partridge, pears, berries, greenery and ribbon in hues of red, teal, gold and green with some touches of blue. To obtain a warm, antique look, we'll do some speckling and maybe glazing. It will be complete in plenty of time for the holiday; and you'll have a painting your family will treasure for years to come.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be a Wednesday and a MONDAY class due to the holiday. BRUSHES Needed: 5/8 and 1/2 Angles; Small Stipple; #3 or #4 Filbert; Small Liner; Old Tooth Brush
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, Nov 16 and MONDAY, Nov 21, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $33
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - SnowBuddy Welcome

~ ! SnowBuddy WELCOME ! ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate/Advanced Class - 1 (or 2) session(s)
These two buddies will tickle everyone that comes to your door with some of the fun details in this 13"x18" painting on a wooden plaque. For instance, there's a Penguin on the stump on tippytoes and his snowbuddy who's painting patterns on the snow letters along with the names of the paints. You'll be able to leave this up indoors or out(if under roof) all winter long! I'm looking forward to this one!!
BRUSHES Needed: Angles (5/8" and 1/2"); Liner (#1); Stipplers ; Round Brushes
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $20 (If a 2nd session becomes necessary, an add'l $5 will be added to the cost.)
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Reindeer Light the Way

~ Reindeer Light the Way ~
© Marcia Brown
Intermediate Class - 1 session
This Candlestick project that has a painting of a reindeer with a wreath and harness is a great addition to your Christmas decorating. Pine trees with snow will also be painted using a small fan brush. Some of you who painted the Santa Candlestick from last year will recognize this candlestick that uses a tealight. The reindeer candlesticks can be displayed together or alone; in fact, they'll look great with your Santa Candlestick from last season. A great project and a great gift, too!! You will be receiving two candlesticks, but only one will be painted in class - unless you are a very fast painter.
BRUSHES Needed: Angles (5/8" ;1/2" ; 3/8"); Liner (#1);Small Fan Brush; Small Stippler Brush.
Click here to see how the Reindeer Candlesticks look with the Santa Candlestick that was painted last season.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Time: 6 - 10pm
Total Cost: $15
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting Oil Classes - 2005




Decorative Painting - Butterfly Beauties - Monarch

Butterfly Beauties
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - 1 session
These wonderful 4x6 paintings x2 (see second butterfly below) on prepared masonite boards are first penned in with permanent black ink and then rouged in with oil paints. It's great fun to do pen and ink style art with this EASY method and the results are stunning. A permanent ink pen is included in the cost below. There is a limited number of gold-tone frames available (at cost) on a first come first serve basis- see prices below - you must let me know when you sign up. OIL BRUSHES you must bring: #2 Flat and #0 Liner.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $25 WITH two frames OR
$22 WITHOUT Frames
Permanent Ink Pen is included in the Total Cost.
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Butterfly Beauties - Clouded Sulphur

Butterfly Beauties
© Marcia Brown
Beginner Class - 1 session
This is the second project of Butterfly Beauties - Above is a Monarch and this butterfly is a Clouded Sulphur. These lovely little specimens will brighten any room in your home or perhaps a gift for a special friend. Rouging is an easy way of applying paint to the project after the inking is complete. If you have any questions about this new style, please just ask - you know I love questions.
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $25 WITH two frames OR
$22 WITHOUT Frames
Permanent Ink Pen is included in the Total Cost.
Class Limit of 10 Students




Decorative Painting - Portrait in Blue - Bluebird

Portrait in Blue
© Marcia Brown
Beginner/Intermediate- 2 sessions
The Bluebird's portrait was inspired by a photo taken by a young photographer, Steve Nanz, that I met while birding at Hawk Mountain in PA. You can see the original photo at his site if you like by doing a Google search on his name. This painting will actually be more a study in leaves/berries as no "feathering" is necessary on the bluebird. We'll have fun mixing several shades of green and even make wonderful bug holes in the leaves as well as painting a Pink-edged Sulphur Butterfly that seems to be piquing the bluebird's interest. SABLE OIL BRUSHES you must bring: Winsor-Newton #4 & #2 Brights and #0 liner (also a small painting knife).
Where: Marcia's Art Studio - Butler PA
When: Wednesdays, May 11 and 18, 2005
Time: 6 - 9:30pm
Total Cost: $26
Class Limit of 10 Students




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