Friday, November 19, 2021









Friday, October 29, 2021

Fall and Winter events

Some of our upcoming Events:

October 30.   All hallows in Ole Longwood event- We will be open 10-5 and have a booth at the Bradlee McIntyre House which is the Longwood Historical Society Museum and is located behind our shop at 130 Warren Ave.  There will be vendors, Walking tours by City Officials, food and Drinks and Trick or Treating at Locals shops. 12-



November 12 - Yupo Night.  Yupo is a synthetic paper that has distinct differences from tree and plant-based papers.  It is waterproof, stain resistant, and extremely strong.  We will combine markers, watercolors and pencil on Yupo and experiment and explore its advantages and disadvantages.  This is not a formal class, and is extremely experimental.  Anything goes and no perfect products are expected!  Bring your sense of humor and leave home your expectations!  $10 each covers all supplies (a really great deal cause Yupo is expensive)  We have 14 spaces available but need you to sign up early so we can order the paper.  Simply email us

November 20 &21 Booth at the Longwood Fall Festival.  We will have a booth again near Wilma and Bay Ave as well as have the gallery shop open.  We look for a lot of community support during the holidays and this event starts off the season for us!  Stop by and encourage us friends!.  Well Red Designs and Care2Sew Quilts will be sharing our booth!  

December 4 -10-2 Is our annual Elves workshop.  This fast-moving workshop is all about making really awesome gifts for family and friends.  Kids 7-14 can come make unique gifts.  We encourage creating thoughtful and unique gift and being an active participant in the joy of giving! $30 per child.  Bring a brown bag lunch and a drink please. Sign up by emailing

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

September at BWB


September classes and workshops:

Homeschool Foundations or Art.  Weekly Art class that explores different mediums, elements of art, principles of design and a little art history too!  Thursdays 1-2.  This class will run through April.  You pay at the beginning of the month.  If you cannot attend a class, just let us know when you pay and we will subtract that week.  This class is designed to increase art appreciation and explore creative processes. 

September 9,16,23  1-2 pm  $45

October 14,21,28  1-2 $45

November 4,11,18  1-2 $45

Reverse Painting Workshop  This one day workshop will introduce you to the almost lost art of Reverse Painting.  A way to paint that was very popular in the Byzantine empire and a folk art in many European countries.  All supplies are included.  September 25 1-4pm  $45 Sign up today by emailing us as  

Watercolor Bird Workshop  This one day workshop for all ages and all levels is a great way to spend some time being creative together.  We will have lots of visual references, and all the supplies you need to paint a sweet bird in watercolor.  October 23 9:30-11:30.  $35.  Sign up today by emailing us as  

Gallery Hours

Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays 9-6.

133 W. Bay Ave

Historic Longwood

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Growing and using figs

Fruit trees are a delightful way to grow edibles in the Florida landscape.  Figs do especially well with little effort after they are established.  The fruit is delicious and eating a fig right off the tree is extremely satisfying,  but the leaves are wonderful as well.  They can be used in many ways and are surprisingly good! Fig leaf tea has many health benefits and taste lovely so thats what we have been making each morning in our kitchen. Curry is another great way  to use the leaves as they have a smell and taste that is similar to coconut!

TEA RECIPE:  Choose 3-4 smaller fig leaves and wash.  Cover in a saucepan with 8oz of water and simmer for 10 minutes.  Remove the leaves and sweeten with agave.  Serve hot or chilled.

CURRY:  1 jar of red curry paste, coconut milk, chicken breast, brown sugar, fish sauce, 2 large fig leaves, red chili peppers, green peppers, 1/4 cup basil leaves.  

simply sauté chicken cut in cubes in a bit of oil, add the jar of curry paste till warm, then add the fig leaves, green peppers (sliced) and the coconut milk.  Boil for 10 minutes.  Remove the fig leaves and add brown sugar and 2 Tablespoons fish sauce.  Garnish with sliced red chili peppers and basil leaves before serving 


Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dont miss our only summer workshop!


Reverse Painting Workshop

 This one day workshop will introduce you to the almost lost art of Reverse Painting.  A way to paint that was very popular in the Byzantine empire and widely used for Sacred Paintings since the middle ages.

July 10   1-4pm $45

All supplies are included even a frame! Sign up Today by emailing us at

133 W. Bay Ave | Longwood |

reverse paintings by Christine Carter Brown

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Spring Events and Summer camp dates

BWB Artisan Gallery at Le Rue- 133 W. Bay Ave

Claire Brown from Watercolor Workshop 4/17

 Please stop by our sweet artisan shop and gallery! We have awesome teacher gifts, graduation pens, mothers day gifts....and so much more!

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9-6 pm

133 W. Bay Ave.

Historic Longwood, Florida

or by appointment 407-619-7858

Just want to announce some great events coming soon.

 We have our last three homeschool art classes May 6,13, 20. $15 each (discount for multiple children)

Prayer Bead workshop and talk. Make your own set of protestant prayer beads and talk about practical ways to use them with prayer. Two identical sessions: Friday Friday, May 14th 9-11:30 or Saturday, May 15th 9-11:30 $35 per person. Sign up with a friend and take $5 off each! Ages 12 - adult.


Summer art and craft camp for kids 7-15. June 14-18. 14 participants max. and your payment holds your place! 10-1. Lunch and art prize bingo are the last hour each day, So you can pick up at noon or bring a lunch and party arty with us till 1:00. $100 per person with $10 off second, third....child.


As always if you want to join us, email We send you an invoice to pay at your convenience. Please tell us names and (kids) ages. No refunds offered for "day of class" cancellation. Sorry.

We appreciate all the support from our community!

Thank You!

The Brown Family


Thursday, March 18, 2021

April Classes and Events

On Good Friday, April 2, Anytime between 1-4 pm, Stop in and paint a cross.  All Ages, Children must be accompanied by an adult.  This is a free event but you are welcome to make a small donation to cover materials if you desire to do so.  

We are going to offer some classes in April for both youth and adults. Please tell your friends, maybe sign up together. We will keep classes small. Masks will be optional and we encourage you to remain home if you are feeling unwell on class days. When you pay for your class we will add you to our roster. This helps us to know who is committed to coming as our seating in limited. To sign up simply send us an email with your number of participant's, names and if children ages please. We will email an invoice back to you. Our cancelation policy is no refunds for no shows. If you cancel up to the day of class due to sickness we will refund you or give you a credit..

Homeschool Art Classes for any school age children. The class is on Thursdays 11-12. April 1,8,15
$45 for three classes. We will create art that improves drawing skills, incorporates several mediums, and 
encourages imaginative decision making. Bring a sibling and take $5 off the second, third, fourth child..... Classes are taught by Christine Brown who holds a degree in studio art and has been teaching and creating art for over 30 years.  To register simply email us with the class name and participants and we will email an invoice to pay online.

Watercolor Class

Watercolor class- This all ages and all levels art workshop will help you create a watercolor painting with a sweet song bird.  We will have a short teaching time followed by plenty of time to create.  Come ready to relax and play with paint in an encouraging environment. 

April 17th 9:30-11:30. 

You may finish early but we wanted plenty of time to work without rushing. $35 Bring a friend and pay $30 each.  To register simply email us with the class name and participants and we will email an invoice to pay online.

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