Friday, January 31, 2020

February Events

Barbed Wire Browns is a family owned and run Artisan Studio and Gallery run by the Brown Family.
We are deeply committed to promoting the arts, local artisans and creative community as well as the preservation of the historic Le Rue house built in 1884.  Classes are held in our carriage house and the main house is filled with local Pottery, Watercolors, Jewelry, Woodworking, Paintings, and Textiles all available for sale.  Our hours are not as regular as other businesses because we have no employees.  
Generally we are open Monday-Friday 9-5.  But you can call before you come, make an appointment or just chance it and drop by!  407-619-7858.

February 28 6-8:30 pm  and February 29 9:30-12.  Come to Care2Sew and learn to sew and help us make Quilts! Care2Sew is 100% volunteer-based so we would love you to join us. No experience is needed, just come willing to participate.  Visit CARE2SEW.ORG to learn more about the mission and the local and international charities that benefit from the quilts we make.

homeschool art class
February 6,13,20,27.  1-2pm $60  Homeschool Art is a weekly art class taught by Christine Brown, who holds a Bachelor Degree in Studio Art and Design from Towson University.  This class introduces and reinforces the principles and elements of Art in a hands on Creative environment.  Enriched with Classical music and a work space dedicated to creating- We inspire your children to think, create, and appreciate the visual arts.   March 12,19 $30.

watercolor workshop

Feb 15th 10-12.  Watercolor Botanical Workshop.  Beginner Friendly workshop to experiment and practice painting with watercolors.  All Materials are included.  Come enjoy a spot of tea and a place at our creative table.  Brings some friend and go out to lunch after! $30 per person. email to register and we send you an invoice to pay online.  Your payment secures your spot.  No refunds for "day of" cancellations.  Sorry.

Friday, January 3, 2020

We are open Most Monday- Fridays 9-6
or by appointment 407-619-7858
133 W. Bay Ave Historic Longwood

Classes and Events:

Homeschool Art- January 9, 16, 23, 30. $60
February 6,13,20,27 $60
March 12,19, $30
This weekly art class is geared for school age homeschoolers. It familiarizes students with elements, principles and concepts of art while making fun projects. 
Emaiil for info or to sign up!

Care 2 Sew
January 10th 6-8:40
January 11th 9:30-12
learn to sew or come and use your skills to create quilts to benefit some great charities!  Bring your machine if you have one!

Care 2 Sew January 10th 6-8:30
Bring your sewing machine if you have one! Come learn to sew or use your experience to help create quilts to benefit the charities we support.

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 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
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  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 to sign up.  Include names and ages of kids.


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

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….

November and December Events

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

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 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

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


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:

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:

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:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

September Events and Classes


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:

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.

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