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Creative Classes at the Blue Giraffe!

Creative Classes are at the Blue Giraffe! The creative classes offered this month are Power of Journaling, Trash to Treasure and Paint Like a Rockstar.

Power of Journaling
Author and Christian Life Coach, Miriam Ezell, will lead this class where you will learn the benefits of journaling, create your own journal that resonates with your soul, and practice journaling by answering powerful, thought-provoking questions. All supplies are included but feel free to bring meaningful cards, quotes and photos to personalize your journal. Class fee is $55 and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.
May 19th 10am-noon OR 5-7pm
May 20th 10am-noon
Trash to Treasure
Join Tammy of The Moore Family Folk Art and make your own unique work of art from upcycled and salvaged materials. Choose from several different designed projects or create your own. Tammy will have all kinds of materials to choose from including weathered woods, antique metals, vintage soda cans, bottle caps, driftwood, and much more. She’ll be there to guide you in this free flow workshop where you can make as much stuff as you want in the 2-hour class time! Class fee is $55 and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.
May 30th 5-7pm
Paint Like a Rockstar
Have you ever wanted to learn to paint with complete freedom? Do you want painting to feel as natural as breathing? The answer is by learning to paint like a rock star! Local artist Aaron Sutton (BFA, Texas Tech U.) can teach you a simple formula that will erase any hang ups you may have about painting. You will learn to paint quickly, and with more confidence. There will be only 4 students at a time to maximize personal attention. 16×20 canvas and all materials are provided. Bring ripped jeans (optional) snacks, water, caffeine (also optional) and a positive attitude. Class fee is $175 and pre-registration is required. Click here to sign up.
May 11th  9am-noon

An Update from Artist Joan Vienot

Plein air painter Joan Vienot is displaying 3 paintings in the exhibit of New Zealand paintings by artists who traveled on Plein Air Magazine’s Publisher’s Invitational Trip in February. The New Zealand show is at On The Waterfront Gallery in Apalachicola, FL, with an opening reception from 4:00 to 6:00 pm Saturday May 6. 35 works by 12 artists will be shown through May 26, 2017.

Hobbiton, 8×10, oils on linen panel, painted en plein air.

Explore Creativity with Justin Gaffrey

The Justin Gaffrey Gallery will be participating in Art Week with a Family Art Day “Explore Creativity with Justin Gaffrey” on May 18, 2017 at 12pm to 6pm.

As part of the South Walton Art Week events; you are invited to explore your inner artist and watch Justin bring his works to life during live painting demonstrations at 2PM and 5PM. Kids can make their own Masterpiece with Justin and the gallery crew. Supplies are included in this free family day at the Justin Gaffrey Gallery. 
Many of you know that Justin used to be a chef and owned a restaurant. Justin will be preparing a special food menu for all to enjoy. The Justin Gaffrey Gallery has outdoor and indoor exhibits to experience. So Save the Date to Explore Creativity with Justin Gaffrey!

An Update from Artist Kay Richoux

Kay Richoux has 2 pieces in Emerald Coast Theatre pop up Gallery second floor at 560 Grand Boulevard Miramar Beach, FL “Garden By the Sea” and “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”! Pieces are for sale and a portion of the sales go to help benefit the ECTC.

Also Kay will hang her piece “Don’t Give A Hoot” in the Take Flight exhibit put on by the CAA and the Foster Gallery on May 1. It is a stained glass and resin piece in a 150 year old window.

And Kay is leaving to go to an artist’s retreat in Scotland! On May 8 she will arrive and get to create art with 24 artists from around the world until a May 16! She will be painting on this trip as she revisits the filming and historical sites associated with the Outlander series’.

Then in June, July and August her series “Bea You” series will be on exhibit. It features paintings with short stories and poems!  You can see these pieces at the South Walton Coastal Branch Library. Pieces are for sale.

Private Lessons taught by Betty Pinkston

Betty Pinkston will be taking a break from teaching acrylics at Cultural Arts Alliance for June and July, returning in August, date TBD.

In the meantime Betty Pinkston has several openings for private lessons for anyone interested during the summer months. Lessons are offered in watercolor, acrylics and mixed media. 

Contact Home studio viewings by appointment.