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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 !

Joan Fullerton Workshop – Tues., June 2 – Fri., June 5, 2020


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.
Easel Society members will be able to register on Dec. 1. Other students begin registration on Jan.1, 2020. A deposit of $200 holds your place; the balance of $220 is due in April. If you decide not to participate, after paying your deposit, you are responsible for finding a replacement. Then your deposit will be refunded. We usually have a waiting list to draw on.
Hope you will join us for this special workshop experience. Remember that our summer workshops are our major fundraiser for the school.
Please mail entries to:
Jane Winders Frank
3040 McVitty Forest Dr., #207
Roanoke, VA 24018

Make checks payable to The Studio School.
On a separate piece of paper include:
Your name
email address
phone number
This is very important for communicating workshop info to you for the Joan Fullerton Workshop at the Studio School.


Beginning Drawing Classes- Gina Louthian-Stanley

I have been teaching an Absolute Beginner’s Drawing class for the past 6 weeks. I wanted to share these image from some of the students.

For most, it is their first attempt.


Vera Dickerson and Yupo

Here are a few images from the day one class, Abstractions on Yupo!