We had a winter storm recently and I ended up staying in the house for 3 days. But I was prepared. I had my colored pencil supplies with me and a computer full of cat photos. So I curled up on the couch with my cat photo, my paper and pencils, and a cat or 3 posing for me. And just had fun creating.
Join us for a day of batik adventure. Feb 3, 10a-3p.
Choose a batik pattern from those available at the studio or order from Kathie George, our batik guru, directly. All levels of experience are appropriate.
Wax pans, wax, wax brushes provided.
My Snowfall class is now on Creative Workshops! You can register for it now and the class goes active Feb 6th.
I really enjoyed learning how to create the misty snow effect and the depth in this painting and look forward to sharing with you.
The class includes 14 videos, 10-15″ in length where I talk you through the entire painting as I demonstrate. You receive photograph, written instructions, and pattern. I will repeat any of the directions as many times as you would like to rewind me.
Classes on Creative Workshops are available on line 24/7, and do not have an end date.
Join me for some painting fun. Liz
And we’ve had our first postponed class before we even got started. But that’s what happens in a NC winter.
Our Tue evening Cary class will begin next week instead of this week. So there’s still time to join us in painting the Winter Skies. Register now.
Keep a check on the schedule for any changes through out the winter.
Liz Miller CDA
NC weather in the winter is always unpredictable and this weekend has turned out so iffy that I am going to cancel the Back to Painting Party.
I just don’t want anyone out on the roads if it is not safe and rather than have to make a last minute decision, I have just made one.
No Party this Sunday, Jan 8. Don’t come to the studio. I won’t be here.
Let me know if you will be coming to one of our classes. You can register on the web site and I’ll send prep. I’ll look forward to seeing you next week!
Liz Miller CDA
Welcome to 2017! I hope you had a holiday season filled with family, friends, and holiday fun. And now it’s time to look forward to the new year with all it’s possibilities.
2016 was a busy year for us filled with lots of new painting techniques and creativity in our weekly classes and workshops. We had four seminars with wonderful instructors bringing us various new ideas and techniques, and bringing students from around the state and beyond. We’ve stretched our abilities, tried new concepts, succeeded and failed, and learned from all.
Did you see our pictorial review of 2016 on the blog?
At Artful Endeavors I’ve had 3 weeks off from class that have sped by all to quickly. I’ve worked on the web site, updated schedules, explored some new painting ideas, and taken some needed time off for family and relaxing. And now I’m preparing for our 2017 classes.
This year at Artful Endeavors we have some exciting exploration planned: more acrylics of course, more watercolors, learning about new products and their possibilities, pushing our artistic and painting knowledge, and just having fun with our art and fellow artists. We are scheduling some time for painting scarves, batik, portraits, pet portraits, and original “paint your own” projects. And more seminars with Ros Stallcup, Mark Polomchak, and Kathie George! Be sure to keep checking the schedule for updates.
As you know our winter weather in NC is somewhat unpredictable so watch the blog for class changes due to weather. Our painting time is important but more important is keeping our painters safe and off the roads if the weather conditions are unsafe. I’ll post any class postponements that day and schedule adjustments as needed.
Let’s get ready for some painting in 2017!
We’ve had a great year of painting and friendships at Artful Endeavors this past year. It’s been fun to look back at some of our accomplishments.
Enjoy. And get ready for more exciting painting in 2017.
Paint Your Kitty!
Date: Fri, Dec 2, 2016 6-9p at Artful Endeavors with Liz Miller
Class cost $40/participant
All supplies and surface will be provided.
No experience needed.
Bring your own wine and snack to share
I’m teaching a benefit class for Purr Partners Feline Rescue. Help us support our cats rescued from the NC county high kill shelters. More information about Purr Partners.
Come join us for an evening of fun where you will paint the face of your own cat on an 8×10” canvas. Don’t have a cat? Purr Partners has many kitties who you can paint. No experience is needed, just the desire to enjoy the experience with friends.
Bring a photo of your cat face for coloring. We’ll use a pattern for the face so no drawing is required. All supplies and surface are provided.
And we’ll party, so bring a bottle of wine and a snack to share.
Proceeds from our workshop go to Purr Partners Feline Rescue for the benefit of our cats.
Beginning our painting Safari with a herd of Giraffes. Do I hear a herd of Zebras on the way?
Dry brushing with DecoArt Acrylics. Original design by me.