Appreciation of The Arts Show May 4-7

Quilting

QUILTING -EMBROIDERY-CROSS STITCHING

living Mirror by Crystal Designs

LIVE ART

ALL-ABOARD

SCULPTURES IN CLAY, STONE, PAPER, FIBER AND METAL

Art as far as the eye can see

PAINTINGS AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE………..

Every year THE APPRECIATION OF THE ARTS in St.Thomas, celebrates Artists and Artisans of all mediums. This year marks the 30th year and the show promises to be even more spectacular than before.  Guests can browse through rooms of Art that include Quilts, Woodcarvings, Watercolour, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Ink, Pencil, Sculptures in Clay, Stone, Metal and Paper.  The first night; Wednesday May 4th, offers a program of music with featured Artists ranging from 8 years old to 90. All of this with FREE ADMISSION!  The show runs from Thursday May 4 to Saturday May 7.

LOCATION: The Church of the Latter Day Saints –  436 Elm Street,  St.Thomas

TIMES OPEN:

Wednesday  7pm to 9pm

Thursday 10am -9pm

Friday 10am – 9pm

Saturday 10am to 3pm.

 

 

 

 

Watercolor Workshop – THE HIBISCUS

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Ibiscus_darkWATERCOLOR WORKSHOP    – GARDEN FLOWERS -THE HIBISCUS

BRING ON THE SPRING!   Why not start by painting this beautiful Hibiscus for your home or as a gift for someone special. In-house Artist, Daniel Brassard will lead you through the steps of creating this wonderful watercolor painting over a one day workshop. Best of all you only have to bring two things…..your lunch and enthusiasm.

 

 

RAILWAY CITY ARTS CRAWL another success story at Romantic Designs Artist Studio

Well they came out in “packs”!

havin fun

Husbands, Wives, Mothers, Sisters…..everyone was having fun

more havin fun

Each little painting was an original

During the Annual two day Railway City Arts Crawl , Romantic Designs Artist Studio saw over 300 visitors. The free “make and take” was also a “winner” with over 50 little alcohol and ink Paintings being produced.

What was really amazing was the distance that people had traveled to take in the local Arts Crawl. Romantic Designs Studio had visitors from London, Byron, Alymer, Woodstock, Brantford and Ingersoll. We asked how they heard about the event? ” We saw it on Facebook or the Internet.”

Sharon talking to visitors

Sharon Brassard ( in house Artist) talking to visitors about the Studio concept.

Clifford Crabe

Clifford Crabe – Pencil Crayon Artist was just one the five Artists that joined us for the weekend.

Henry one

Henry Komarek – Acrylic on Stone Artist

Wow! I guess promoting on the web really works.

Beautiful weather

Everyone loved the spacious free parking and the beautiful weather.

No OPEN STUDIO February 25

Arts Crawl 2014 spring This weekend is THE ARTS CRAWL – the St.Thomas Studio Tour and Romantic Designs Artist Studio is getting ready to host 5 visiting Artists as well as Dan and myself.  We want to look our best as we expect the turn out to be just as good as last year …if not better.

So we have cancelled our regular OPEN STUDIO for this Thursday.

Feel free to join us next week when we continue to have Open Studio from 1-4.

Sculpting the GARDEN LADY

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A big thank you to all our Students that came out to the sculpting a  GARDEN LADY IN POWERTEX workshop this weekend from London, St.Thomas and Guelph.  Once again we had some amazing results and fun was had by everyone.

Messy but lots of fun

Dressing the sculptures

Who Cares

Who Cares Anyways.

riding a bike

Riding my bike

 

Garden 2016

Dressed in her Sunday Best

Sharon demonstrating

Sharon demonstrating

Garden Lady 2016

Enjoying a summer afternoon on the porch

Cathy working on her sculpt

Cathy touching up

Romantic Designs Closed Feb 2 to Feb 15 for Renovations

Were doing a little fixing up at the studio..so we will be closed from Feb 2 to Feb 15.

Getting all nicely polished for the THE ARTS CRAWL coming up Feb 26 and 27. You won’t want to miss dropping by and trying your hand at our “make and take” which is

PAINTING WITH ALCOHOL AND INK

and catching some of the Demos from our visiting Artists Cheryl Garrett-Jenkins and Judy Ross.  Also new in the Gallery are Artists: Henry Komarek and Clifford Crabe.

We have big plans for this event – so common in and ” GET YOU CREATIVE ON!”kittykat small