Sunday, July 25, 2010

32. Acrylic Painting Classes at Michael's -- Anyone Can Be An Artist!


Michaels Arts and Crafts Stores are offering fine art classes hosted by Graumbacher, a leading brand in American manufactured paints, and they have asked me to to be their instructor to lead you through the basics of starting and completing a painting you can hang on your wall.  Join us for 2 hours of fun-filled creativity. Choose between a lovely landscape painting or a fine floral painting.  Just $27 per class + supplies. Register at one of the stores below and receive your supply list!

The landscape (above, left) and the floral painting (below, left) are 9x12's and are examples of the paintings we'll be creating. Click on images to enlarge. 

Classes and demonstrations by Bob Bickers will be at the following Michael’s stores (click on them for maps and directions):

3759 William Penn Highway              
Monroeville, PA  15146                              
412-856-6040

1030 Village Center Drive
Tarentum, PA  15084
724-274-3708

Michael’s  (behind the Westmoreland Mall)
5280 Route 30, Suite 6
Greensburg, PA  15601
724-837-4540

•► FREE DEMO AUGUST 14-15! Come and meet the instructor! Watch, ask questions and see if this is the right class for you.

    Painting Demonstration:
Saturday 8/14/2010  10:00am-12:00pm : Michaels in Monroeville
Saturday 8/14/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels at Pittsburgh Mills
Sunday   8/15/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels in Greensburg
    Landscape Painting:
Saturday 8/21/2010  10:00am-12:00pm : Michaels in Monroeville
Saturday 8/21/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels at Pittsburgh Mills
Sunday   8/22/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels in Greensburg
    Floral Painting:
Saturday 8/28/2010  10:00am-12:00pm : Michaels in Monroeville
Saturday 8/28/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels at Pittsburgh Mills
Sunday   8/29/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels in Greensburg
    Landscape Painting:
Saturday 9/11/2010  10:00am-12:00pm : Michaels in Monroeville
Saturday 9/11/2010   2:00-4:00pm : Michaels at Pittsburgh Mills
Sunday   9/12/2010   2:00-4:00pm : Michaels in Greensburg 
    Floral Painting:
Saturday 9/18/2010  10:00am-12:00pm : Michaels in Monroeville
Saturday 9/18/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels at Pittsburgh Mills
Sunday   9/19/2010  2:00-4:00pm : Michaels in Greensburg

I look forward to seeing you there. You will be surprised to find that painting with acrylics is easier than you think, that you are more creative than you may think and that you could have so much fun!  


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

31. Acrylic Painting Classes at Michael's


I have been asked by Chartpak, Inc. to be their Grumbacher representative and teach beginning acrylic painting classes beginning in August, 2010 at Michael's in Greensburg, PA, Monroeville PA, and in Tarentum, PA at The Village at Pittsburgh MillsGrumbacher is the maker of fine artist products including Academy line of acrylic paints.  Unlike oil paints, which use turpentine or mineral spirits as a solvent, acrylics are mixed with water and are much less messy.  I am looking forward to this opportunity to teach art again (I used to teach an Bill Alexander oil painting class for JoAnn's a few years ago).  We will begin with a class on painting a simple landscape and a second class painting flowers.  Check back here for dates, times and more information in the coming weeks!