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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!

David Eakin and Gouache!

The Studio School was very fortunate to have David Eakin come for a day and demo in using Gouache!

Thanks David!

Congrats to the Studio School! Perry Kendig Awards Nomination!

Congrats to the Studio School for being nominated for the 2019 Perry Kendig ward for and Arts/Cultural Organization 2019!

Well deserved!!!!


Here is a brief history of the award.

In 2013 The Perry F. Kendig Awards, an annual program that has recognized excellence in arts and culture for more than 25 years, found itself without a home, Hollins University and Roanoke College came together to keep the tradition alive in appreciation to the Roanoke region’s cultural community resources. In addition, Hollins University and Roanoke College hope that in presenting this annual program it will build an even stronger arts and culture bridge between the campus environment and community at large.


The late Perry F. Kendig served as president of Roanoke College and was an avid supporter and patron of the arts. Since 1985, The Perry F. Kendig Awards program has recognized exemplary individuals, businesses and organizations that support excellence in the arts. In addition, these awards have served as an important advocacy program for the community to realize and appreciate the vital role arts and culture play in economic development and education in our schools, while providing a focal point for celebrating and strengthening the Roanoke region’s cultural identity.

The Perry F. Kendig Arts and Culture Awards program strives to: Showcase the quality and diversity of artistic excellence throughout the greater Roanoke region, Recognize outstanding support of arts and culture, and celebrate exemplary arts and cultural organizations.

Award Categories

One award will be presented in each category only (for a total of three (3) awards).

  • Individual Artist (of all disciplines – dance, literature, music, media arts, visual arts and theatre)
  • Arts and/or Cultural Organization
  • Individual or Business Arts Supporter

Please see the FAQ section for more information on the nomination process.

*Roanoke Regional Chamber defines the Roanoke region as the counties of Botetourt, Franklin, and Roanoke, and the cities of Salem, Roanoke and the Town of Vinton.

Kudos! Jane Winders Frank!

And the Trees Began to Dance, watermedia, was accepted in The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild exhibition at The McGuffey Center in Charlottesville, VA. The show is up during Sept.

Jane Frank has 2 pieces in The Society of Layerists in Multi Media exhibition, Do You See the Arch? in St. Louis, Missouri.
Angels Under the Arches, mixed media  

Enshrined, mixed media

“Getting to know Clay Board” with Jane Winders Frank

“Getting to know Clay Board”

Here are just a few of the fabulous works from Janes class.

Obsessive Compulsive Collage with Vera Dickerson, Studio School

In Vera Dickerson’s Obsessive Compulsive collage workshop, participants immersed  in the pure color and pattern of creating collage papers on day 1, then the participants created  bold, colorful collages on day 2!


Consider This. Light!

Studio School Newsletter June 2019

Our Easel Society Newsletter is now the Studio School Newsletter. The publication will now be published on this site two times a year.

It is in hopes of adding more interesting articles and adding more content. If you have information to share for the newsletter, images from your classes at the Studio School, or other information, please submit that content to:

Gina at

Studio School Newsletter June 2019