Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Donna Downey Teaches


March 1st & 2nd

I am so excited to have Donna back to teach 4 new ah-mazing classes.  Last year was such a treat and Donna has so much to share with us this year.  Donna's trademark word is "Inspire" and that is just what she is going to do for you!  Here are the Ah-Mazing classes she is bringing to you.....

Friday March 1st  -  4 pm to 9 pm

Want to paint but don't know where to start?  You will create your very own 16x20 canvas in this awesome 5 hour workshop.  Donna will walk you step by step from start to finish and guess what?  NO  SKILLS  NEEDED!  Can I get a deep sigh of relief?  Using stencils (lots and lots of them) and acrylic paints you will learn how to use color to create depth and texture.  Then you will learn how to isolate pieces of your background design to build your design in the foreground.  You will leave this class Painting Like an Artist!

techniques in COLOR
Saturday, March 2 - 9 am to 11 am

Love color?  Afraid to use it?  Fear no more!  In this 2 hour workshop, Donna will teach you how to work with multiple mixed-media layers of color.  You will learn a bit of color theory and use lots of cool products to create a beautiful mixed-media canvas.  You will use gelatos, pastel pencils, PITT big brush pens, PanPastels and more!

PanPastel Painting
Saturday, March 2 - 12 pm to 5 pm

Learn how to use PanPastels to create 3 12x12 Pastelbords in this 5 hour workshop.  Whether you have dabbled with PanPastels or have just thought about it, you will learn a few tricks.  All you need is the desire to create and play.  Donna will bring samples of her very own PanPastel art to use as models for your own creation.  She will teach you about the tools, as well as demonstrate how to sketch, draw and transform simple designs into dynamic and colorful pieces of art.  No previous PanPastel experience is required.  Get ready to learn a whole new way of expressing your inner artist!

"she is strength" poppy collage
Saturday, March 2 - 7 pm to 10 pm

This 3 hour workshop is designed to guide you through the multi-layers building of an original mixed-media 6x18" canvas.    A simple color palette, tags, modeling paste, gesso, tapes, fabric, and paper elements will be used to create a beautiful, textural piece of artwork celebrating strength and beauty.  Tap into your inner artist and watch your blank canvas transform into an amazing collage!

Registration Details

You can register by email ( or by phone (405-509-6788).  Registration is not limited at this time.  If classes are too large for our classroom or an empty space in the shopping center, I will find a place nearby that is large enough.  Donna is happy teaching 5 people or 100 people.  Prepayment for classes is the only way to reserve your seat in the classes you want.  You will receive a PayPal invoice by email within 48 hours after notifying me about the classes you want to take.  Please take the time to complete the transaction as soon as possible.

Out of Town Students
There are a number of quality hotels within 2-3 miles of our location.  They include all of the Marriott properties, Hampton Inn, Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and La Quinta.  If you are booking online, look for hotels in the "Quail Springs Shopping Center" area (northwest Oklahoma City).

I am truly excited about these classes.  I know you will enjoy them and learn an enormous amount from each one of them.  

That's it for now.....  Until next post..... Happy Creatin'!  

1 comment:

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I can't wait! Is there a supply list for this class yet? thanks