Thursday, November 1, 2018

November Events

November Events
Visit our booth at the Longwood Fall Festival on November 17 & 18. We will also be having an open house at the Le Rue House 133 W. Bay Street! The festival got a makeover of sorts last year and was Really awesome and I bet it will be even better this year. This is a great time to shop for the Holidays and support local artisans and enjoy community festivities.
Homeschool Art continues November 1,8,15,29.  1-2pm. Email for details at
Looking ahead to December, We will be having our Elves Workshops Dec 19, 20&21 form 10-12 and December 22 1-3. Come to one or all $20 per day. We have been doing this each December at is is such an enriching time. the kids create beautiful gifts, wrap them and make tags, So they are ready to go under the tree and are awesome! We do a variety of mediums and it’s always so fun. Ages 6and up. Email to register, we send back an invoice and your paid invoice saves your spot!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

October events

October Events
Jewelry Workshop- Earrings. October 6 10-12. Come make up to three pair of beaded earrings. $30 Per person. Register by emailing
Watercolor Birds October 4,18,25 10:30-12:00 $60 All supplies included. Beginner Friendly. Come and explore watercolor painting in our Carriage House. Register by emailing

Asian Brush Painting and Chinese Tea Mini Retreat. Break out of your routine and try something new in this hands on experimental retreat style workshop. Soft Music, Warm Tea And Rice Paper Watercolor Painting. October 20th 10-12 $35 each.
Family Art Night Out October 26th 7-8:30
Pastels+Pumpkins! This will be a bit messy but come make expressive Pumpkin
art with Soft Chalk Pastels! Sketching with soft pastels is easy, super fun and very creative! $10 each. Bring the whole family or make it a Special Parent and Child Date. We will start on the Porch with Pumpkin Treats and Cider, then move inside the carriage house to make some Fall Holiday Art! register by emailing
Foundations of Art for Home-schoolers. This weekly art class combines hands on projects with elements and principles of art as well as Art history. Taught by Christine Brown who holds a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art from Towson University. This class will enrich your student. Art adds so much beauty and value to our lives and cultivating an affection for it in our youth is an important part of their education regardless of their career path. Classical music plays gently while your child works! Thursdays. Register and Pay Monthly, Thursdays 1-2pm
October 4,18,25 $45. November 1,8,15,29 $60
Email to register at
Homeschool Art
The Longwood Fall Festival is November 17&18. Barbed Wire Browns and Well Red Designs will share a booth space near the intersection of Wilma and Bay. PLEASE come out and support this community event with local artists. We will also have an open house at the Le Rue House featuring Pottery, Paintings, Jewelry, Woodworking and more. This is the perfect opportunity to shop for Christmas and be a Patron of the Arts!

Monday, September 10, 2018

140th Birthday of Historic Longwood

Saturday is the 140th Birthday celebration of Historic Longwood as well as the much
Anticipated re-opening of Reiter Park.  We will be open from 10-4 to join in the festivities and you are welcome to park at the Le Rue House space permitting and walk down to the park for music, food, booths, Contest, cupcakes etc.  Check the website for the City of Longwood
And if you want to take in some history here’s a walking tour of buildings on the National Historic Registry
here’s a review of Historic Longwood in case you have never stopped there:

“This small historic town is very walkable.  The historic homes, many of which have the dignity of names,  are easily identified by metal plagues by the doors. The Bradlee-McIntyre house c1883 is a Museum, The Le Rue house, c1885  on Bay street houses Artisan studios and a gallery with local pottery, woodworking, jewelry and paintings.  Down the street another historic home, the Inside-Out House is a long running boutique, a toy shop lays a few steps further and dolls in yet another quaint setting. Some other shops include The Wild Hare Organic grocery, Nu Natural with Bath and Body products, Clean Eats with grab and go Healthy Foods, Barbers, Coffee Bar and more. The smallness is the appeal here, A handful of shops, a nice walk, a picnic at the park and you have a lovely diversion for a few hours!
The newly renovated Reiter Park has many ammenities including a splash pad, walking trail, pond....and is a straight walk from the sunrail on Church Street, then three more historic streets parallel Church for you to meander along. Check he Historic Museum' hours to take a peek inside the Bradley- Macintyre House c 1883 and this town frequently closes the streets and hosts car shows, chili cookoffs, farmers markets and the highlight is a two day Fall Festival generally held the weekend before Thanksgiving. “

Sunday, August 12, 2018

September Classes and Events

September Classes and Events

September 7&8 Care 2 Sew Charity Quilting Event


We host this quarterly event and it is always so much fun.  Basically if you want to learn to sew you can come and if you know how to sew you can come!  We all work together to make quilts for various charities.  If you have a sewing machine, please bring it along.  You can come for an hour or  more and see what its like.  This is a great opportunity for school age children to learn basic sewing skills. Suggested Donation $5 per person
September 7 6-9pm
September 8 9:30-12
For more details email Dawn Bradley

Botanical Watercolors- 4 Weeks $80 Thursdays- September 6,13,20,27.  10:30-12 all supplies included.  Email to register at   Beginner Friendly.  Although supplies are included you are welcome to bring your own.  This benefits you because you can use the same supplies at home and get more familiar with them.  This class will introduce materials and cover basic technique but mostly will provide you with the time and space to practice!

Foundations of Art for Home-schoolers.  This weekly art class combines hands on projects with elements and principles of art as well as Art history.  Taught by Christine Brown who holds a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art from Towson University.  This class will enrich your student.  Art adds so much beauty and value to our lives and cultivating an affection for it in our youth is an important part of their education regardless of their career path.  Classical music plays gently while your child works! Register Monthly and Pay Monthly:  September 6 13,20,27 1-2pm  $60   October 4,18,25 45 1-2pm and November 1,8,15,29 $60 1-2pm  Email to register at 

Family Art Night September 21!  Come have a family date in our charming carriage house at the Le Rue house.  We will make air dry clay owls that you can take home that evening.  6-8pm Finger food included.  Cost:  $7 per person.  This event will be limited to 14 participants.  Email to register

Thursday, April 26, 2018

may events

Adult Watercolors- 3 Week’s May 7,14,21 $60 10:30-12
Register by email-
Homeschool Art Wednesday’s May 2,9,16 $45 1-2:15pm
Please visit our website for summer camps and for adult events including rustic sign making, boho brackets, earrings, and miniature acrylic painting events!
Please tell your friends about us too

Friday, April 13, 2018

Summer Camps

the Carriage House Studio
2018 Summer Camp Schedule
email to register with names, ages and session you want.
About our camps:  Barbed Wire Browns camps are held in our carriage house.  This seats a small number of students so they will fill up quickly.  Each camp is led by Christine Brown who holds a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art from Towson University.
  Classes will expose campers to a wide variety of materials, Elements of Art and Design and themes and styles of art. Parents can relax on our front porch or drop off and return later.  Morning sessions are geared for younger artists and afternoon for older students.  These camps are especially delightful to artistic, creative kids who enjoy longer projects and work times.  We do not have recess and other fillers....we make art!
If you have multiple aged children pick the camp that works best for your family and send the all to it.  We love siblings and families staying together! Kids are welcome to bring snacks and drinks.
June 4-8
morning session 10-12 $125
afternoon session  1-4pm $175
June 20-22 (3 days)
morning session Wed-Fri 10-12  $75
afternoon session 1-4 $110
July 16-20 Smith Prep Academy
Summer Art Camp 10-2 $150
Bring a lunch
July 23-27
morning session 10-12  $125
afternoon session 1-4 $175
Because the Adults need art too we are offering these events:
Sign painting night on reclaimed lumber Sat June 2 1-3 prices vary depending on wood selection $10-$40
Come with a word, phrase, verse.  We provide everything!
Jewelry Making Night- Boho Braclets
Come make 1-2 bracelets- all material provided  June 1 7-9pm $30
Jewelry Night: Earrings Friday June 22 7-9pm $30 teen-adult
Miniature Acrylic Paintings
Paint a mini June 9 1-3 $20 All Ages
kids must have a participating adult to supervise them
Free stand- all materials included
Dress for Mess!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Earth Day Gardening Event

We are hosting an intro to Central Florida Vegetable Gardening tips and secrets Workshop at our "Yarden" at our home, not the Le Rue house Art Studio, on Earth Day, April 22 from 2-4.  Bring you hat, camera and a notebook.  We will also have a seed swap table so bring some seeds to share or pick some up to take home.  

Topics discussed will include What to grow when, busy life solutions, watering, composting, seed saving and more....Please email us if you are interested in coming. 

 There is no set cost for this event, donation jar will be present! 


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