Ron Thurston Workshop 2019

The registration sheet to sign up for Ron’s workshop is now posted at Studio School. Easel members who have paid dues for 2019 have the month of December to enroll before this is open to the public.

You will find the information on the final page of our Winter class brochure and on the web site.

Ron has a strong sense of design, describes his philosophy about workshops on his web pages, and does terrific painting.

Vera’s Color Painting Class

The work – similar or same subject, one cool, other painting warm… each with contrasting temperature for interest.

Vera’s Color Painting Class


Jane Ellen Barbe


Angell Pasley


Keith Bullock


Susan Gring

Nancy Stellhorn





Joan Fullerton Workshop!

A great week was had by all!

Here are some of the workshop images and some of the work produced from the participants!





Encaustic Printmaking!

Jodi is melting encaustic pigment onto a ‘hot box’. She will then move the wax along the plate using various shape making tools. Once she is satisfied with the design, she will them print the image onto the paper creating a monotype, or a one-of-a-kind print.

Another image of the printmaking plate, or ‘hot box.’






Several examples of the monotypes! What a great class!

Vera’s Icon Class

What a fantastic class. The participants chose an icon important to them and then translated the idea into a beautiful piece of work!

Vera’s Class demo!

Celeste Tethal……icon to Pele, remembering when Celeste and family lived in Hawaii.

Angel Pasley…….her grandmother’s hand painted pitcher.

Jean Dodson……a cemetery angel.

Cathye Edwards holding 2 from her production line of 7 works.

Spring Road Trip!

Spring is the time for road trips and artists are no exception.Friday, April 13 was a lucky day for several people in Vera’s watermedia classes. They car pooled for a midday stop at the Art Box in Lynchburg where many first time visitors were amazed at the luscious variety of supplies. Manager David Eakin also gave the group a tour of the artists’ studios upstairs at this long time art business.

After doing their bit to help support local business, the next stop was at Woodruff’s Pie Shop in Monroe for a late lunch and some of the best pie ever! 101 year old Mama held court and entertained everyone with her stories while we enjoyed the home cooked food.
Then the drive home was the best of a beautiful Spring day. Thanks to David for suggesting this outing. And you don’t need David to follow the footsteps and do the same.

Annual Studio School Exhibit 2018 North Cross School

Hope you will join us! The work is outstanding!

Sunday April 2 from 2-4 pm

North Cross School School

The Studio School Moves To Towers! Upper Level

Oh, this feels so good! We hope you are as excited about our new space as we are!!!!

It is taking shape!!!





North Cross School is hosting the Studio School’s Faculty and Student Show 2018

A special thank you to North Cross School for hosting the Studio School Faculty and Student show!

Our reception will be April 8th from 2-4 PM.

Come by and take a peek……you will be astounded by such amazon works! 

The Big Move!

While this has been in the works for several months, finally by the 1st of April we will have moved!!! Our spring quarter classes will be

held at out new location on the upper level of Towers Mall. We are located in the old Ram’s Head space, just past Wildflour!

I can not tell you how excited we all are!

Hope you will stop by to check us out and see our beautiful new location!!!