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FINE ART CAN BE FUN!

Are you looking to explore your creativity, but you don't know where to begin? We offer fun and relaxing painting classes. Our main medium to paint in is oil, but we do offer acrylic classes too. Our goal is to help make painting fun for everyone.

If you haven't tried (oil or acrylic) painting, you should. It is so much more than creating a piece of art. It's art therapy!!! Therapy for the mind and soul. The peacefulness of mind escape from the everyday stresses. It is a healthy outlet of creativity that you may not know you have. Anyone can paint. No experience necessary. We build on skills that can be learned one brush stroke at a time.

We hear people say, "Oh, I can't paint. I can't even draw a stick person." Well, the instructor can't draw very well either, but she can teach you how to paint. How can someone who has never painted before have a successful painting . . . one brush stroke at a time. Join us for a fun-filled class of entertaining art instruction. Darla will give you step-by-step instructions on how to paint clouds, trees, mountains, lakes, seascapes, flowers, pumpkins, etc., using the wet-on-wet painting style.

There is a cost to attend a painting class. Most classes are $75 which includes: use of the oil paint, acrylic paint, various mediums, thinner, brushes, palette knives, easel, napkins, wet wipes, and a pizza type box to safety take your canvas home. Most classes are four hours. To reduce no show students, you need to reserve your seat by prepaying from the website link. If you are concerned about prepaying, we do have a refund policy. Most painting classes (in the area) are on a prepay system to reserve your seat.

Each person will leave with a completed painting that can be framed and proudly hung in their home or be given as a gift.

Upcoming events (4)

NEW - SCREEN ART Painting Class - Flamingo

Hobby Lobby

Meetup has changed the way the pictures show up. Please go to www.paintwithdarla.com to see the full version of the painting project. New Screen Art Painting Class - Flamingo This is a 3-hour class. We might go over because I don't like to rush anyone, especially if they need help. This is a great class for beginners. Everyone leaves with their completed masterpiece. This is more of an arts and crafts painting class. We will first put the paste on the outline of the flamingo, sun area, and water area. While that is drying, we will paint the frame. It shouldn't take longer than 20-30 minutes for the paste to dry. Students will learn various techniques using a palette knife and various brushes. Each step of the process is discussed and demonstrated. We will be using acrylic paint or this project. Cost: $50 which includes all the supplies EXCEPT THE SCREEN ART CANVAS (FRAME) and the acrylic chalk paint to paint your frame if other than white. The frame size is 10x20. The other supplies are provided - easel, paint, brushes, knives, napkins, baby wipes, trash bags, table cloths, and the instructor's time. To reserve your seat, go to www.paintwithdarla.com. Click on the painting classes link and reserve your seat using PayPal. Please don't RSVP to this class on this meetup page.

Oil Painting Class - Seashell

Coconut Barrel

Meetup has changed the way the pictures show up. Please go to www.darladonleyart.com to see the full version of the painting project. Students must reserve their seat at least two days prior to the class. This is a four hour class. We might go over because I don't like to rush anyone, especially if they need help. This is a great class for beginners. Everyone leaves with their completed masterpiece. Students will learn various techniques using a palette knife. Each step of the process is discussed and demonstrated. Cost: $50 which includes all the supplies - easel, canvas, oil paint, brushes, knives, napkins, baby wipes, trash bags, table cloths, cardboard box to take painting home safely, and the instructor's time. To reserve your seat, go to www.darladonleyart.com. Click on the St. Augustine classes link and reserve your seat using PayPal. • What to bring All the supplies are provided. If you want to bring a lunch and something to drink, that would be great. We do take a 30 minutes lunch so if you need to run out, you have time. • Important to know Please wear painting appropriate clothing.

Painting Class - Christmas Lantern (use for your greeting card)

Meetup has changed the way the pictures show up. Please go to www.darladonleyart.com to see the full version of the painting project. SPECIAL CLASS: You can take a picture of your painting and upload it online to have your very own personalized Christmas cards. This is a five hour class. We will be done no later than 5 p.m. This is a great class for beginners. Everyone leaves with their completed masterpiece. Students will learn various techniques using brushes and palette knives. Each step of the process is discussed and demonstrated. Cost: $75 which includes all the supplies - easel, canvas, oil paint, mediums, brushes, knives, napkins, baby wipes, trash bags, table cloths, cardboard box to take painting home safely, and the instructor's time. To reserve your seat, go to www.darladonleyart.com. • What to bring All the supplies are provided. If you want to bring a lunch and something to drink, that would be great. We do take a 30 minutes lunch so if you need to run out, you have time. • Important to know Please wear painting appropriate clothing.

Painting Class - Pink Besties

Hobby Lobby

Meetup has changed the way the pictures show up. Please go to www.darladonleyart.com to see the full version of the painting project. This painting is in a 10x20 canvas. This is at least a 5+ hour class. We might go over because I don't like to rush anyone, especially if they need help. This is a great class for beginners. Everyone leaves with their completed masterpiece. Students will learn various techniques using brushes and a palette knife. Each step of the process is discussed and demonstrated. Cost: $75 which includes all the supplies - easel, canvas, oil paint, brushes, knives, napkins, baby wipes, trash bags, table cloths, cardboard box to take painting home safely, and the instructor's time. To reserve your seat, go to www.darladonleyart.com. Click on the St. Augustine classes link and reserve your seat using PayPal. Please don't RSVP to this class on this meetup page. • What to bring All the supplies are provided. If you want to bring a lunch and something to drink, that would be great. We do take a 30 minutes lunch so if you need to run out, you have time. • Important to know Please wear painting appropriate clothing.

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