ABOUT COLOR AND PAINT MIXING 101– Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm Instructor: Deb Menz fiber artist Fee: $80 includes materials.   Afraid to use color? Want to know more about color? Want to learn paint mixing basics? This is the class for you! This is a BASIC class about color. You will learn how to describe a color, how to mix the “right” color and why colors do what they do. Through demos and hands on exercises you will learn to describe a color using its hue family, its value and its saturation. Next, you will mix your own colors using gouache paints. You will start with mixing tints, tones and shades of a color, then create your own value scale and learn to mix any color using 6 primary colors plus white and black. Please bring a sack lunch.

DESIGNER OF THE MONTH is LA-D-DA. This means that charts by the selected designer will be discounted 20% during the month of May, and we encourage our customers to bring in completed La-D-Da pieces for display.


ABOUT COLOR AND PAINT MIXING 101– Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm Instructor: Deb Menz fiber artist Fee: $80 includes materials.   (SEE FEATURED CLASS)

PORTRAIT PAINT WORKSHOP  Mondays, June 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th from 1 to 4 pm Fee: $140 + materials Instructor: Vera Nikiforov, BFA, MFA, Med. Examples of Vera’s work at   Vera will introduce you to portrait painting in your choice of acrylics or oils. You will discover the glorious textures you can achieve while painting a portrait during these four three-hour sessions. You will start by copying a color photograph of a portrait enlarged to fit a small stretched canvas. Demonstrations and discussions will cover the basics of color mixing, painting techniques and composition. All levels are welcome with instruction tailored to individual needs.

SEASIDE TANGLES – Saturday, June 10th from 1 to 3 pm  Fee: $25 includes materials   Instructor: Katie Butler, CZT   Escape to the sea! Nature provides us with so many artistic ideas. In this class we will use the beautiful elements of water, shells, coral, and the many creatures of the ocean, as inspiration for dozens of new Zentangle patterns. We will also use soft sand-colored cream tiles and experiment with unique ways to create and frame monotangle patterns. All supplies will be provided and students will receive a guide packet and class project supplies. A beginner Zentangle class is recommended, but not required, before attending this class.

WHAT’S NEW AT GOLDEN: MIXED MEDIA Friday, June 23rd from 1 to 2:30 pm. Instructor: Sandra Bacon, a Golden Working Artist. See samples of Sandie’s work at Fee: $10 includes free samples and a $10 gift certificate for Golden products.   Come join us for a lecture/demo on Golden acrylics and the new applications with mixed media(a range of surfaces from wood to aluminum to plexiglass, as well as using papers) We will look at the 4 lines of acrylics: Heavy Body, fluids, High Flow and OPEN, as well as looking at mediums, gels and pastes in new applications (for textures and sheen). We will also look at samples of Williamsburg oils.

MIXED MEDIA ACRYLICS Friday, June 23rd 3:30 to 6:30 pm Fee: $35 Instructor: Sandra Bacon, a Golden Working Artist. See samples of Sandie’s work at We are going to explore some interesting surfaces and fun new techniques. Join us for a class in image transfers on wood, and channeling Paul Klee with a print transfer on unstretched canvas. technique. We will explore fluid and OPEN acrylics, as well as mediums. Paints generously supplied by Golden Paints, all materials included but please bring your own acrylic paint brushes and (optional) several photocopies (the ones you get at Kinkos or Staples) of images you might like to work with.

WORLD OF WILLIAMSBURG OILS – Saturday, June 24th from 10 am to 4 pm. Fee: $80. Instructor: Sandra Bacon, a Golden Working Artist. See samples of Sandie’s work at  This all day workshop is an amazing opportunity to try an exceptional paint. Hand ground, and hand made with colors of great depth and saturation. We will cover a variety of techniques- impasto with palette knife and extending ground, cold wax, as well as using samples of amazing palettes- the cobalts and some of the Italian earths We will see iridescent and interference oil colors. Please bring your own oil brushes, and (optional)some images of landscapes you might like to use as inspiration.Included in the price will be prepared supports and paints are generously provided for by Williamsburg oils. As samples will be wet, please bring a cardboard box to transport home.


STITCHERS’ CLUB– Wednesday, June 7th from 1 to 2:30 pm and from 6 to 7:30 pm.  Stitchers’ club meets the first Wednesday of each month. Please register in advance. Fee for each session is $5.

STITCH-IN NO STITCH-IN Saturday May 20th. There will be STITCH-IN Wednesday, May 24th  from 10 am to 4 pm.   Come-and-go gathering for all on the third Saturday and the fourth Wednesday of every month. No fee or registration required.

PAINT-IN – All Thursdays in May and June from 10 am to 1 pm.   The Paint-in is an open work time for oil, acrylic or watercolor painting. This activity is held most every Thursday in Lynn’s classroom. We have installed a high efficiency exhaust fan in our classroom to provide a healthier environment for those using oil paints and others concerned about the fumes. No fee or registration required.

Pictures of some of the class projects and other work by our teachers are posted on our website Gallery page.  For more information about classes call the store at 608-274-1442.

Color wheel from Paint Mixing 101

Golden Mixed Media - Sandra Bacon