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.

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