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
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

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
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
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
And if you want to take in some history here’s a walking tour of buildings on the National Historic Registry
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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