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

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

February Events

Our sweet carriage house event space!

BWB Artisan Gallery Hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays 9-5
Tuesdays closed 
Thursdays 9-3
Friday and Saturdays by appointment 407-619-7858
We will be closed February 25-March 4th.  

Family Fun night this month will be painting watercolor feathers!  This is fun, easy, spontaneous, and exciting.  The cost for this family art date is only $10 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!
February 8th   7-8:30pm

Watercolor Class for teens and adults.  Two weeks
February 7,14,21 10:30-12  $60 All supplies included.
register by email: barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

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.  February 7,14,21 1-2pm $45
barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

BWB Artisan Gallery Hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays 9-5
Tuesdays closed 
Thursdays 9-3
Friday and Saturdays by appointment 407-619-7858
We will be closed February 25-March 4th.  


Monday, December 31, 2018

Our shop will resume our normal hours January 7th - We will be open Mondays, Wed, and Thursdays and by appointment 407-619-7858.
Classes resume January 7th.

Intro to Adult Watercolor Class- 4 Weeks- Thursday’s 10:30-12 January10,17,24,31
$80 email to register barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Beginner friendly, all supplies included.
Family Art Night. this monthly event is for parents, kids, grandparent, families to come make art together in our charming carriage house. This month we will paint miniature acrylic paintings. 1/18 7-8:30 $14 each. Email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
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: January 10,17,24,31 1-2pm $60 February 7,14,21 $45 1-2pmand March. 7,14,21,28 $60 1-2pm Email to register at barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Time to sew for charity again! January 11 6-9pm and January 12 9:30-12. 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.

Thursday, November 22, 2018







DECEMBER:
HOLIDAY SHOPPING HOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT 407462-8131

ELVES WORKSHOP! OUR BEST EVENT. KIDS 6-16 CAN COME AND MAKE ART FOR EVERYONE ON THEIR GIFT LIST. THIS ENCOURAGES THOUGHTFULNESS AND GENEROSITY. WE WILL WRAP AND MAKE TAGS FOR OUR CREATIONS AND THEY WILL BE READY TO GIVE AS VERY SPECIAL GIFTS.  12/21 10-12
12/22 1-3pm
$20 PER DAY. COME ONE OR TWO DAYS.
email to register barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Adult Watercolor Class- 4 Weeks- Thursday’s 10:30-12
$80 email to register barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Beginner friendly, all supplies included.
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: January 10,17,24,31 1-2pm $60 February 7,14,21 $45 1-2pm and March. 7,14,21,28 $60 1-2pm Email to register at barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Family Art Night. this monthly event is for parents, kids, grandparent, families to come make art together in our charming carriage house. This month we will paint miniature acrylic paintings. 1/18 7-8:30 $14 each. Email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

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 barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
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 barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
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 barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com

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 Barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
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 barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
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 https://www.longwoodfl.org/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=411
And if you want to take in some history here’s a walking tour of buildings on the National Historic Registry https://www.historiclongwood.com/visit/
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. “

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