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!

December events

Barbed Wire Browns Art Studios at LeRue will have regular holiday shopping hours in our gallery December 1- 22nd.
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
We will be open Saturday the 16th and 23rd from 9-3.
Enjoy Sweets, Treats and Tea while you shop as well as live music on Saturdays!
133 W. Bay Ave Historic Longwood
little elves

Our most joy filled event of the year is our little elves workshop! Kids can come for one, two, or all three days. We will make 2-4 gifts each day and wrap them for loved ones and friends. This picture is from last year- Space is very limited and if you want more than one day sign up early!!

$35 per person per day and choose either session 1 or 2.
Session one-mornings: December 20, 21, And 22 9-11am
Session two- afternoonDecember 20, 21, And 22 3-5pm
Email the session, days, children attending names and ages to
January Classes
adult Watercolors for beginners
Monday 8, 15, 22, 29
$80 -4 weeks
No refunds for missed classes
Email to register
Homeschool Art -4 week’s. January 10, 17, 24, 31 $60 1-2:15
Email to register

Friday, November 3, 2017

Grand Re-Opening

 We have moved our studios to 133 W. Bay Street in Historic Longwood. Come see our new place November 18th.  We will have an open studio in conjunction with the All New Longwood Fall festival that weekend.  Barbed Wire Browns will also have a booth at the festival with great local handmade arts and crafts.  Regular hours will posted for the month of December as well as our upcoming classes!  Can't wait to see you!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Homeschool Art- October

Homeschool 4 week session- October 4,11,18,25 1:00-2:15pm. $60. Ages 6-16 email

Monday, August 28, 2017

September Events

Art Classes
Botanical Watercolor Workshop-Friday, September 15th 10-12 $30
This workshop is suitable for all ages Adults and accompanied children. We supply plants and flowers so you can work from real life.  All skill levels are welcome.  This is a space to experiment with watercolor painting of simple subjects.

Make a Repurposed Vase filled with Origami Flowers in this hands on simple workshop for adults and supervised children 10 and up.   September 30th 10-11:30 $20

Friday, July 14, 2017

summer sabbatical closing

Barbed wire Brown will be open 9-2 Monday - Friday July 10-14.  Then we are taking a month Sabbatical!

The term sabbatical actually is derived from the biblical Sabbath which serves an ancient human need to build periods of rest and rejuvenation into a lifetime.

We will be spending this time seeking renewal, refreshment, inspiration, quiet, and disconnect from the busyness of our daily lives and connecting deeper as a family in Nature.

We look forward God willing to an exciting and creative fall with you.  If you do not get our monthly newsletter, sign up today on our blog page and you wont miss our class and event list as soon as we announce them! Look for the link on the right of the page asking if you want to receive our newsletter.

We are sorry if our closing brings inconvenience to you in anyway.  We feel it essential to prioritize  Faith, Family and Simple Slow living before our business and that in turn -we will be a better business in serving our local community!  If you need a card or gift we have a few things available at the Wild Hare, just a few doors down from our shop! Happy Summer to you from The Browns!

We will reopen in Mid August with classes, events and ways for you to connect with other creative people in our laidback Historic Longwood Art Studio!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Barbed Wire Browns Summer Art camp/classes

Morning Sessions $100 - Each session runs 5 days and goes from 10-12. It is for younger students 1st grade and up.
Afternoon Session $145- The afternoon is for older students 3rd grade and up or those who would like a longer class with more work time. 1-4 for 5days. If you have siblings we suggest keeping them together if you like in either session. and the ages are just suggestions, you are the best judge of your child's interest and ability.

If you are interested in a session email us with the camp name and session as well as your childs age and name and if we have spots still, we will send you an invoice via email. If you cannot pay in full you can stop in the shop to discuss options.

June 5-9 Art Master Camp- Campers look at artist such as Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Matisse, Chagall and then create or copy these masters to create their own work. Pastels, Paint and Drawing will all be included.
Master morning session 10-12- $100
Master afternoon session 1-4 - $145

June 12-16- Drawing Camp- Campers will learn and practice basic drawing skills with a focus on use of line, shading, perspective and drawing what they see.
Drawing morning session 10-12 $100
Drawing afternoon session 1-4 $145

June 19-23 Dogs and Cats and more Camp- A week of fun animal inspired art with lots of different materiels.
Animal Morning Session 10-12 $100
Animal Afternoon Session 1-4 $145

July 10-14 Special Masters Camp
5 Days of a little art history and alot of Creating Art for serious students who love art! We will discuss Great Works and their creators.
10-2- bring a sack lunch and drink. $175

email for info or to register and we will email you an invoice.
refunds will be given up to 14 days before camp. Missed days will not be refunded. We limit our camps to very small sizes.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

April classes and workshops

April 22 Re-purposing Workshop w/ Amy Huber

Barbed Wire Browns

Simple Color Wheel Class
Make a color wheel and learn some basics
4/1 Saturday 10-11
All Ages  $5

Watercolor Bird Workshop                                   
4/15 Saturday 10-12 
Ages 10-adult $20
Earth Day Re-purposing Workshop
With Amy Huber 4/22 10am
Turn an old book into a birdhouse
$30 Adult/teen

Homeschool Art
4/5 4/12 4/19 4/26
$60 for four weeks
10-11:15 great projects and principles
Want to Sign up?  Send us an email with the class name and # of spaces you would like.  We limit our classes to around 10 participants so we will notify you if there is space and send you an invoice.  Then just pay online.  Super Simple

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March and April Workshops and Classes

Our Shop at 317 N. Ronald Reagan Blvd. Longwood Florida

We offer Art Opportunities for Almost Everyone at BarbedWireBrowns but we Especially love to be a multi-generational
Art Center.  If our classes say 8 and up then bring the kids, the adults, the grandparents, and enjoy making art and memories together.

March 11    10am-12pm Is our abstract Art Class where we provide the Canvas, Paint and Supplies and you create a original painting through experimentation and exploration.  This is a easy, fun, creative, and free form class- Be Brave and give it a try. $20 per person- Ages 8-adult.

Three Week Watercolor class:  3/15 3/22 3/29.  10-12  This three week class cost $90.
The Class ends at 12 but students are welcomed to stay longer and use our library and have more open studio time to complete work.  You may want to bring a hairdryer to speed your drying time. Beginner friendly and ages teen-adult.

Watercolor Owl Class- March 18 from 10-12 This fun watercolor workshop will guide you to create a beautiful watercolor owl painting.  Ages 8 and up so bring the family! $20

Homeschool Art Session 4/5 4/12 4/19 4/26
$60 For four weeks.  10-11:15
school age kids.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

February Classes and events

Abstract Painting Workshop- Tale a line for a walk and use this as your start to an intuitive approach to Acrylic painting.  Be Brave and come give this a try!  February 4th 10-12.  all supplies includes, dress for mess with the class name to register. ages 8-108

Abstract Acrylic Giraffe painting.  February 11th 10-12. $30
 all supplies includes, dress for mess with the class name to register. Ages 8-108

Abstract Acrylic Owl Painting February 18th. 10-12 $30
 all supplies includes, dress for mess with the class name to register. ages 8-108

Homeschool Art Classes February 1,8,15,22. 10-11:15. $60 for four weeks.
 all supplies includes, dress for mess with the class name to register. School age kids.

Monday, January 2, 2017

kids and adult classes

Homeschool Art Classes
email for more info or to sign up online!
February 1,8,15,22. 10-11:15 am

January Classes
Three week Watercolor Session January 11, 18, 25 10-12

Make your own deodorant and leave out Aluminium , Parabens, Propylene Glycol, TEA & DEA, Triclosan, FD&C colors and Talk. Participants will make and take a small jar of Essential oil scented natural Deoderant.  January 6 10-11am or  January 14 10-11am. $14 per person

Asian Origami Flowers and Vase Workshop
Chinese New Year-January 28 10-12. $16 each
We will make and take a super cute vase full of flowers made from old book pages.  ages 10 to 100.  bring a friend, your mom, your sister, your daughter and come make a memory, make something beautiful!  

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