Monday, December 2, 2019

December Events- Gnomes, open house

gnome paiting


Gallery Hours Monday-Friday 9-5 Saturday 1-5
Closed 12/3   12/6
Open Saturday 12/7  1-5  Longwood Parade 3pm
Closed 12/22-12/31 for family time!

Paint a Gnome Event 12/7 3pm
Come paint a watercolor Gnome or two and lighten up a bit this holiday season.  This purely for fun event is for all ages so bring Grandma or Grandma bring the Grandkids...$12 Each email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com to sign up today

Elves Workshop 12/20  10-2
This annual event provides al the supplies for kids to make some 
terrific gifts for family and friends  This year we will include a variety of mediums
and ideas.  $30 per school age participant.  Bring a lunch and drink.  email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
to register

Holiday Open House 12/13
All our friends and supporters are invited to stop by for fellowship, treats, and holiday shopping
between 6 and 9 pm.  The city of Longwood is also having a holiday event to enjoy!




Thursday, November 14, 2019




Homeschool Art Classes


Weekly Art Classes for the Homeschooling Community Run from September-April.  Families Register Monthly and Pay in advance.  Discount for 3+ children.  Pay for the weeks you can come but no refunds for illness or no shows.  To register email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com  November 7,14,21*  $45December 5,12 $30

Elves Workshop We will hold a one day Elves Workshop on December 20th from 10-2.  Bring a brown bag lunch and we will stay busy making truly awesome gifts for the holidays.  This is a favorite event and space is limited so please sign up early.  School Age kids 5 and older please.  $30 per child email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com to sign up.  Include names and ages of kids.

Care2Sew

The next Care2Sew Charity Quilting Event will be January 10 & 11. Visit the new website at Care2Sew.org

Please Stop by our Holiday Open House December 13th 6-9 for treats, beverages and time to visit, and Thanks for a great year!

Who we are:


Barbed Wire Browns is a family run artisan gallery and art studio run by the Brown Family.  The family is deeply committed to promoting the arts, local artisans and creativity in the community as well as the preservation of the historic Le Rue house built in 1884, Classes are held in the carriage house while the main house is filled with hand crafted art made by Central Florida local artisans.  Includes Pottery, Watercolors, Jewelry, Woodworking, Textiles and much more.  The carriage house is also available for rental to community groups like book clubs, writing groups, etc….
Barbedwirebrowns.com   barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

November and December Events





Gallery Open 9-5 Monday-Friday
133 W. Bay Ave
407-619-7858

The Longwood Fall Art Festival is November 23 & 24. We will be at Bay St. and Wilma with our booth and the studio and gallery will be open! Please come visit us and feel free to park behind our shop.






Homeschool Art Meets weekly and kids and parents love it! Thursdays Nov 21, December 5, 12. $15 each. Email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com for info or to register with names and ages of students.








Our best event is right around the corner, Elves Workshop! December 20 10-2. Bring a brown bag lunch and we will stay busy making truly awesome gifts for friends and family! $30 each school age students 5 and older please. Space is limited! Register early at barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com



Holiday Open House for all our Friends, Supporters, Neighbors, and customers!
Please stop by December 13 between 6-9pm and enjoy delicious treats, beverages, art and more! Please mark you calendar!
Our next Charity Quilting event Care2Sew will be January 10th and 11th.  Learn more at the new website:  Care2Sew.Org



Thursday, September 26, 2019

October Events

OCTOBER EVENTS AND CLASSES

Mark your calendar for the Longwood Fall art show along the streets of the historic district of Longwood. Barbed Wire Browns will have a booth at Wilma and Bay Streets.
November 23 and 24


October 19 Botanical Still Life Workshop
One Day Watercolor Workshop. ages  9-adult
9:30-12  $24 each
We will paint fresh cut flowers and greenery  from observation.
 Email for details and to register: barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

Family Fun night is back with a hoot of a project!
Owl themed art on dictionary pages!
All ages- Bring the whole family and Grandma too!
$16 each light refreshments served October 18 7-8:30
Email for details and to register: barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com



Homeschool Art with Christine Brown- Each week we learn about making art and do a project.  This is open to all school age elementary and middle school ages.  Register and Pay monthly.  When you pay you can let us know dates you will miss but we do not refund for no shows or illness. Sorry.  To sign up simple email us with the names and ages of your children.  
October 3,17,24,31 $60
November 7,14,21 $45
December 5,12, $30
 Email for details and to register: barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

September Events and Classes


OUR SUMMER ON THE ROAD

Hello!  Hope you had a great summer!

The Brown Family traveled all around the U.S. and Canada (8000+miles) in this VW camper.  We got rest, inspiration, ideas, and saw so many beautiful things.

We are ready to start back to creating a space for creative community in Historic Longwood.

Barbed Wire Browns Gallery/Store Hours this fall are:

                                            Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9-5                                                              Open Late Sept 20th till 8:30pm

We carry a great selection of Local Artisan made Fine Crafts including Pottery, Watercolors, Wood Working, Jewelry, Bags and Accessories, Cards and much more. Be a Patron of the Arts!

New Classes:

Watercolor Class September 9,16,23,30  12:30-2  $90 for 4 weeks.  Beginner Friendly Basic Intro to Watercolors with all supplies provided!         Taught by Christine Brown

Foundations of Art the Homeschool Community  Thursdays from 1-2.  Pay Monthly. 

Parents are welcome to stay and visit on the porch as always!

Payment is per month, at the beginning of the month.  Checks or cash are appreciated but we do take credit cards. The rate is $15 per week. If you will miss a week during the month please let me know when you pay and we will take that week off the total.  I cannot refund for sickness and last minute changes.  

Here are the dates and totals for the month per child.  If you bring more than two children I will discount the third and fourth... Talk to me.  

September 5, 12, 19, 26  $60
October 3,17,24,31 $60
November 7,14,21 $45
December 5,12, $30
 Email for details and to register: barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

Care2Sew Charity Quilting Event    September 20  6-8:30 * September  21 9:30-12


Time to sew for charity again! Care2Sew is a multi- generational collaborative sewing event held a few times a year and open to anyone interested in learning to sew or anyone already skilled in sewing.

We turn donated materials and donated time by volunteers into beautiful handmade quilts that are used to benefit both local and international ministries.

Some of our quilts have been used to raise funds and some have been kept and cherished by those ministries. This is easy to just show up for, everything is prepped and ready. If you have your own sewing machine please bring it along.

Suggested Donation of $10 each to help with expenses.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

May and June Events at BWB






May and June Events shop hours are 9-6 Monday and Wednesday
Thursday 12-3
Friday and Saturdays vary. Call first 407-619-7858 or take your chances
Upcoming events:
Ladies Night- Watercolors
Begginer friendly watercolor projects. Bring some friends and your own wine or beverages.
5/17 and 5/317-9pm. $20 each

Ladies night- Jewelry making. Bring your own wine/ beverage. 6/6 7-9 $25 all supplies included

Family Art night. Jewelry making 5/10 7-8:30. $16 each

All age and stage sketch time. Bring your own sketch book. $5 each. 6/3. 10am-? Children under 13 must be with a paying adult. Teens may attend alone. Drawing skills are improved by practice.  I will introduce some excellent practices in building skills by drawing from observation and from photos.  The secret to great drawings is practice, practice, practice!

To register please email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com. Please register in advance. We can not prepare and purchase supplies without proper. notice.
Thank you to everyone who came out Friday or Saturday to be a part of Care2Sew. We had such a great time. Watch for the next one in about three months! 100% of quilt sales go to Charities! Plus so many are learning to sew or contribute their sewing skills to make a difference in peoples lives!
barbedwirebrown.com

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

And it is SPRINGTIME! We had a little sabbatical trip to Britain and gleaned some great ideas for the studio, classes and events! Art is something that can foster community, unite, encourage, inspire and change us if we give it space. We intentionally structure Barbed Wire Browns to be a place of community building, a creative community for the common good! Consider your response to our invitation to come be a part of these offerings:

Art education to encourage an appreciation for the arts as well as literacy and familiarity with the arts- sign your children or yourself up for a class and tell your friends about us. Family art night is a great start! April 6 or May 10

You want to give back...join us at our charity sewing event, Do you want to grow creatively and artistically come read our art books, take a class, sketch in the carriage house....April 12&13

Want to support Artisans and Artists in your community and help them to continue creating beauty then shop our one of a kind, all handmade creations by our artists:

Amy Huber (Well Red Designs) mixed media and book art

Ethan Brown (Ethan’s Woodworking) lathe turned pens, bowls, tables, kitchen utensils and more

Genny and Jack Bach (purses and bags from recycled plastic grocery bags, custom rustic wood benches)

Jeremy Besecker (pottery)

Christine, Caroline, Claire, Alex, and Scott Brown (barbed wire browns) art, jewelry, paintings all with a recycled, repurposed and redeeming component!

Sam Whited (Walking Sticks and rustic furniture)
visit Care2Sew
Care2Sew
Friday, April 12th. 6-8:30 pm
Saturday, April 13th. 9:30-
Ages 8-80 welcome.
No sewing experience necessary
All supplies provided.
Some extra machines will be available.
Please bring your machine if you have one.
Suggested donation: $10
Homeschool Foundations of Art.
Our weekly art class for homeschoolers combines hands on projects with elements of art and principles of design. Taught by Christine Carter Brown who holds a Bachelor Degree in Studio Arts from Towson University. This class enriches your children and helps them appreciate and value Beauty. Classical music gently plays while your child works. Register and Pay Monthly. April 4,11,18 $45. 1-2pm
barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Family Fun night this month will be painting on repurposed dictionary pages.This is fun, easy, spontaneous, and exciting. The cost for this family art date is only $16 each so brings some extras like Grandma or cousins. Now we only have 14 spaces and that means only a few families can participate. Reserve your space today by emailing barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com We respond with an invoice and your payed invoice saves your spots. snacks and drinks included!
April 6 7-8:30pm
Family fun night May 10th will be jewelry making! This is Mothers day weekend and would be a great start to celebrating Mom together as a family! $16 each

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