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Some good news from Vera!

My painting, Blue Gown Waltz, was awarded bronze medal, 3rd Place, in SWS annual juried show.

Like all other spring exhibits, this one is virtual this year. Entire show will be on their web site on May 12.

To Our Students, Supporters, and Art Lovers

To Our Students, Supporters, and Art Lovers

During this uncertain period, non-profits are working hard to remain financially viable, while our doors are closed. The Studio School has operated for thirty years and provided art instruction to thousands of students of all ages. Our faculty is comprised of professional, working artists who bring knowledge, skill, and enthusiasm to their students. We love our students and look forward to seeing them in one of the exciting classes we are eager to start, as soon as the coronavirus is behind us.

Please consider making a donation to our school to help us weather this time. Any amount would be appreciated. We are a 501c3 non-profit.

Click on the front page to make a donation.

Studio School Summer Workshop with Joan Fullerton

As many of you are aware, Virginia is a state adhering to the social distancing policies and folks have been asked to shelter in place.

Due to this Jane has been working with Joan to consider a September date for the workshop.

If you have questions, please contact Jane.

Thank you for your support!

Colorado artist Joan Fullerton returns to our school for another workshop. She is a talented, dynamic, and entertaining teacher. The title of this workshop is Intuitive Acrylic and Mixed Media.


Joan Fullerton Workshop

Vera’s Greens Demo Example

Talismans. “These dented old brass pockets hold bits of magic for warding off the evil eye. Moroccans also use the Hand of Fatima, or raising their own hand to ward off bad wishes.”


Art Happens!

While we are all social distancing, art is happening!

I know most instructors are finding ways to teach online! Hope you will consider looking into an online class.

If there is something you are interested in, just let us know!

Be sure to email or contact the instructor of choice for info!



Jane Frank and Gina Louthian-Stanley for bein lurid into The Academy Center of the Arts 2020 National Juried Art Exhibition in Lynchburg!

Good Luck!!!!

Jane Frank’sGhost Images, watermedia, 36″ X 28″

Gina Louthian-Stanley’sMarsh Mist 12″ x 12″

COVID 19 Response for Studio School Classes

The safety and well-being of The Studio School’s students, faculty and the community at large are of top priority as we make plans for Summer classes.

In view of the worsening COVID-19 crisis and the president’s declaration of a national emergency, we might have to make difficult decisions over the next few months involving our Summer classes and workshop. As classes do not start until June, we are hoping for the best and that we can go ahead as planned. However, we will reassess as time passes to do our part as we adhere to the guidelines set forth by the CDC and The Virginia Department of Health. Changes might become necessary as guidance continues to be updated. We will keep you posted on our website of any changes regarding the school.

We encourage you to reserve your space in one of our exciting Summer classes. Please rest assured that in the event it becomes necessary to cancel classes, refunds will be promptly issued.

Please feel free to contact any instructor by email if you have any questions or concerns.

We look forward to seeing you in the better days ahead and wish you all the best!

Stay healthy and keep painting!

Valentines Brunch! Art is good for the HEART!

February 15th was indeed an amazing day! The Studio School oped its doors to host a brunch for the amazing artists that come together to create at the Studio School. Art is good for the HEART! Here’s just one of the comments that were a reflections of the day:

“Thank you all for the delightful brunch.  The food was delicious and it was great visiting with old and new friends. The Studio School has been and continues to be a very important part of my life.




Winter 2019 Newsletter-The Easel Society

Click Here to read the Easel Society Newsletter Winter 2019

We hope you enjoy the Easel Society Newsletter. In 2019, we added several guest artists and we were able to offer many new creative opportunities. We hope you will enjoy what we have planned for 2020! A heartfelt than you to all of you who have helped support the Studio School, by volunteering or donating to the school store. Without you, many of these opportunities would not happen.

One of the biggest highlights was winning the Perry Kendig award. This year the Studio School stood out in the Arts Community. Again, thank you!

May 2020 be full of creativity!

Logan Gallery at North Cross hosts The Studio School Exhibit!


Logan Gallery at North Cross hosts The Studio School Exhibit!

Open November 5th through January 28th 2020.



Art Blast 2019 Come check us out!

Vera was on Daytime Blue Ridge !