pine bough and ornament.jpg
pine bough and ornament.jpg



Instructor: Donna Ebert
Ages: Adults and mature teens 16+
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Date: Saturday, November 17 2018 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Donna Ebert specializes in decorative painting, and can coach anyone through the process of creating this winter inspired painting.  

Learn techniques that will enhance your decorative and fine art painting abilities.  How to faux white wash the background, sketching and painting branches, how create the illusion of depth with highlight and shadow, and how to make your paintbrushes "do the work for you" will be demonstrated. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to create all the delicate pine needles on this painting with little effort. Painting the bulb with perfect highlight and shadow is also very easy. The base coat of the bulb can be applied with your finger instead of a brush. Once Donna demonstrates where to place highlights and shadows, you'll be able to paint any round sphere such as grapes, oranges, or bubbles with ease.

We will be using acrylic paints reclaimed pallet wood lovingly deconstructed, cut and sanded to perfection by Donna's husband Steve in their shared home studio. Each student will go home with a finished pine bough and ornament painting that would make a lovely gift or addition to your home. The unique, long slim format of this painting is also easier to display than a larger traditional canvas. 

Many of Donna's previous students have stated that what sets her apart from other beginning or step-by-step acrylic painting instructors is her ability guide students to an end product they are actually proud to hang in their homes. Donna makes a focused effort to help students learn techniques that they will be able to use again and again in future paintings. All her classes are designed to instruct and instill long-term painting skills in a fun and relaxed studio setting.

Donna promises to make it "easy-peasy." All materials and step-by-step instructions will be provided. Wear comfortable old clothing, something you won’t mind if a little paint happens to jump on.

***Please read our class cancellation policy before registering by clicking  here.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

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