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

barbedwirebrowns.com




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!


Monday, February 5, 2018

February Events

February Classes and Events
We have had a great month at the studio! We will continue adult Watercolors on Monday Mornings 10:30-12.
If you have no watercolor experience the first class February 5 is an intro for beginners, then we will meet Feb 12, 19, 26. cost for four classes is $80. Returning students may skip the first class and pay $60. email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com with the class you are interested in.
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Homeschool Art for ages 6-16. Wednesdays Feb 7, 14, 28 $45 1-2:15 No Class on the 21st!
email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com with the class you are interested in
Rustic Sign workshop- come with a quote or idea and we will help you make it happen! You pay for the wood you want and everything else is included. Wood ranges from $8-$30. 10 spaces per class.
February 22nd 7-9pm or Saturday 24th 1-3.
email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com with the class you are interested in
Many Thanks to Everyone who participated in our Care2Sew Charity Quilting Event, Stay tuned for another in April!
We are Hosting an evening of Victorian charm making Valentines and having a tea party! The Delightful Amy Huber will be inspiring us to create lovely Valentines for friends and family. Come enjoy a lovely evening in the Le Rue Carriage house February 9 from 7-8:30. This is suitable for all aged women and daughters. Think MultiGenerationally! $15 each.
Email barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com to register.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018



Carriage House at LeRue


LeRue Carriage House Community Meeting Space
Host your meeting, Workshop, Class or Retreat in a Historic Venue. The Historic District of Longwood gained recognition in October 1990 on the national Register of Historic Places for its 30+ buildings dating back to 1873-1926. The LeRue house is one of these historic buildings. Built in 1885 by staircase builder and blacksmith J.S.LeRue. The craftsman style and charm of this old house is a lovely atmosphere for small groups to meet. The carriage house is separate from the main house which is home to Barbed Wire Browns Art Studio and Gallery. The room is also available for meetings and clubs for a very reasonable fee.
Seats up to 16 people.
$40 per hour paid in advance with a refundable $20 Cleaning fee paid in cash and returned if Venue is left neat- in condition found.
Meeting/ event/ party space is air conditioned (no heat)and has a separate area to set up food, drinks, coffee, tea, etc. All supplies and food must be brought in and cleaned up. There is a mini fridge as well. Bathroom and Library area also.
Full Day Rate $240 plus refundable cash deposit of $20.






Sunday, January 14, 2018

Just added Adult Thursday Night Events- In the Le Rue carriage house
1/25/18 7-8:30pm
Make and Take Earring workshop with Christine Brown
Come design your own earrings and leave with up to three pairs in this Thursday night event. $25 with all supplies included.

As always To register simply email us with your name and class you are interested in and we take it from there!
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2/1/18 7-8:30pm
Nōtan (濃淡) is a Japanese design concept involving the play and placement of light and dark elements as they are placed next to the other in the composition of art and imagery. This use of light and dark translates shape and form into flat shapes on a two-dimensional surface. Nōtan is traditionally presented in cut paper. This simple night will focus on Design and Contemplation and Mindfulness. This event is more about the process and experience not the finished product. Come to De-Stress! $12 Asian tea and the materials are provided.


As always, To register simply email us with your name and class you are interested in and we take it from there!
barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
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Barbed Wire Browns
Creative Community for the Common Good
Art Studios at Le Rue House
133 W. Bay Street
Historic Longwood

Friday, January 5, 2018

You're Invited!
Care 2 Sew Charity
Winter Event
Friday, January 19th
Saturday, 20th.

Times:
Friday, 6-9 pm.
Saturday, 9-12 am

Location: Barbed Wire Browns.
133 W Bay Ave, Longwood, FL 32750
http://barbedwirebrowns.blogspot.com/
Need to know:
Ages 8-80 welcome.
No sewing experience necessary
All supplies provided.
A few extra machines will be available.
Quilts to benefit local and international ministries
RSVP:Dawn Bradley 407.314.7998
Homeschool Art -4 week’s. January 10, 17, 24, 31 $60 1-2:15
Email to register barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com
Hope your holidays were wonderful! The New Year brings some changes for Barbed Wire Browns the biggest being our new location and More Community focused Events! Our Gallery will be by appointment only, you can try just stopping by and we may be working but we are not going to have regular daily hours. Email for appointments barbedwirebrowns@gmail.com.

We have a carriage house available for rent to small groups/ meetings, So if you need a charming little spot for your book club, or writers group check it out!
LeRue Carriage House Community Meeting space rental
Seats up to 16 people.
$40 per hour paid in advance with a refundable $20 Cleaning fee paid in cash and returned if Venue is left neat- in condition found.
Meeting/ event/ party space is air conditioned and has a separate area to set up food, drinks, coffee, tea, etc. All supplies and food must be brought in and cleaned up. There is a mini fridge as well. Bathroom and Library area also.

Party Arty! Schedule your birthday party today. Parties include a teacher led art project in watercolors, pastels, or mixed media followed by time and space for cake and presents, 2 hour parties start at $150 for up to 10 artists. Additional artists are $10 each.

Friday, November 24, 2017

What is the LeRue House?

Longwood gained recognition in October 1990 on the national Register of Historic Places for its 30+ buildings dating back to 1873-1926.  The LeRue house is one of these historic buildings.  Built in 1885 by staircase builder and blacksmith J.S.LeRue. We fell in Love with the craftsman style and charm of this old house and decided it would make a great house for Barbed Wire Brows to expand into.  The carriage house is the perfect class and event area and we will be adding an extensive Art Library for the community to enjoy in the near future.  The room is also available for meetings and clubs for a very reasonable fee.  The first floor of the main house will hold our gallery space and the second floor will space our 2D, sewing, stained glass, and jewelry studios. We plan on offering pottery on the porch in the Spring.  We are so excited about this space and its new purpose!

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