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! 


Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April Events

Its time for Care 2 Sew 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.
April 20 6-9pm
April 21 9:30-12
For more info : Dawn Bradley

Watercolors- 4 weeks $80 April 9,16,23,30. 10:30-12 all supplies included. email to sign up at teen and adults. Beginner friendly!

One day watercolor workshop- Painting a still life. April 14 10-12am $30 email to sign up. Multi- Generational opportunity

Kids and Parents process art on Saturday April 28 10-11:15. $10 each (sibling discount available)
Create with your child in this unstructured exploration of art materials! Adults are encouraged to participate! email to register

Homeschool Art- 3 Classes $45. April 11,18,25 all school aged children welcome
email to register. 1-2:15

Summer camps will be posted ASAP
We are working on several camps including exploring printing, master artists, folk art around the world....and more!

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

March Events

March Events
Homeschool Art Class! 4 Weeks $60.
March 7,14,21,28 1-2:15.
email to register at
Come paint a BARN QUILT Workshop. Bring a quilt block you want to paint or decide when you arrive. March 17 1-4pm $35 email
One day Watercolor Workshop- Birds
Celebrate Spring with a mini art retreat in the carriage house.
March 31st. 12:30-4:00. Tea and light snacks provided. Email to register $35 each.
April - Adult Watercolor class. Monday April 9,16,23,30. 10:30-12 $80 for a 4week class. No refunds for missed classes

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Birthday Parties

Party Arty Celebrations.
We provide a teacher led art project for 8 (minimum) to 16 (max) artists.  You are welcome to invite more people who will not be completing art but want to celebrate with us.  We provide all supplies and most projects take  approx. 1 hour to complete,  you are welcome to stay another hour and have drinks and cake that you provide.  
the pricing is $16 per artist.  

$16 per artist (doing a project) Minimum of $128 even with less guests
2 hours at BWB
pay at the start of the party in full.

Projects will be tailored to the ages of your guests and usually involve painting with acrylics or watercolors. Thanks again!

Christine Brown

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Why Art Matters- Part 1

You have heard the phrase "the art of__________". Lets fill in the blank with "the art of storytelling". We understand this to mean the storyteller has worked at his craft, he practices, he improves, it is an art form that requires effort on his part and is learned over time.

This can apply to whatever we set our hand to.  The Art of it comes with practicing and considering how to do it well, to do it beautifully, in a way that benefits others and engages us.  Dante made a point like this- Art is inherent in every true vocation.  Creativity is at the essence of the human capacity to work, to be productive and to serve society.

Art classes, of course, give children space and tools to make art, to explore mediums, to learn a visual language, but even more is happening, it is space to practice creativity and decision making, it helps them express ideas, emotions, to have a deeper understanding of their world.
Art helps them think critically,to persevere through difficulties and practice resilience. Art helps kids learn from mistakes or disappointments and take a chance again and again,  Children loose a sense of time when they create, they are fully present, which is crucial in a world of distraction.  Make space for creativity in your home, in your school in your lives.  It is such a important part of healthy living and work. Skills can be developed and success in art is a result of hard work and that is a great thing to learn young!

Think creativly through practicing art and let it spill over into every other area of your life too!

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