Sculpting a Mermaid in POWERTEX

Powertex Workshop –  THE MERMAID

The forecast on Saturday was for “hot and muggy” weather but not in the air condition studios of Romantic Designs it was comfortable and productive. . Students in the Sculpting a Mermaid in Powertex Class were busy building and painting their outdoor sculptures.

adding seaweed

Adding seaweed to the fins.

beginnings 2016

Smooth sculpting the base for mermaid

good pic sideview

Positioning and deciding the pose.


Every Students favorite part ….the dry brushing.

drybrushing 2016

NEW CLASSES – Decorative Painting added for 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be adding DECORATIVE PAINTING in our Summer and Fall lineup of classes this year.   Romantic Designs Artist Studio is proud to be featuring the designs of  WENDY FAHEY, renown Decorative Artist and Author.

As with all of our Classes – we will supply everything you need to complete these wonderful paintings.  Just bring your imagination and enthusiasm.  Here is a sampling of just a few of our upcoming classes……


WHISPERING GRACE – Acrylic and Mixed Media Saturday – July 23 9am to -5pm


SOMETHING TO BUZZ ABOUT – Acrylic Wednesday August 31 10am to 4pm

Carefree2 400 cc

CAREFREE – Acrylic Saturday , September 10 9am to 5pm


ROBIN IN THE HOOD FESTIVAL – Great way to start off the summer Festivals

This was Romantic Designs first year participating in the Robin in the Hood Festival in Elmira and it was a wonderful weekend. We had beautiful weather and great crowds but the best part of this Festival has to be the venue. Gibson Park is a perfect fit for this themed Festival and the grounds are spectacular.  Can’t wait for next year.

2016 Poster of Robin in the Hood Festival


Romantic Designs set up

St. Thomas Boasts of another Art Success Story

The Appreciation of the Arts just concluded their 30th Art Show and it was one of the best ever.tin manWith only standing room on Opening Night (Wednesday, May 4th) and a full parking lot, the attendance this year was a “WIN”.  The selection of art mediums included everything from a sculpture made of garden pots to exquisite needle point and magnificent paintings. Featured Artists were recognized in the fields of both visual and music. Also new this year were the live art demonstrations throughout the day on Thursday and Friday.

“We had people through every day.  Everyone kept calling us St.Thomas’s best kept secret.”

” I live in Ingersoll and I heard about this Art Show through a neighbour of mine. She said once I attend I will make it a yearly destination….she was right!”

” What an all inclusive show this is. Not one piece of Art is displayed poorly. Congrats to the organizers.”

“A pleasure to view.  Makes me proud that St.Thomas has something to boast about.”


Committee members are already planning for next year.