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Creative Classes at The Blue Giraffe

5/17, 5/25 & 5/31
Fluid Art with local artist & chemist Misti Schneidewind.  “Pour your art out” and create a unique abstract piece of art of your very own.  Combine science and art to learn various techniques to transform normal paint into mesmerizing designs.  No experience necessary.  Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little or maybe a lot of paint on.  All supplies included.  12”x12” finished size.  All classes are family friendly, but those under 13 must please be accompanied by an adult. Each class is 60-90 minutes.  Call 850-231-5112 for class times and registration. $110 per art piece
5/17, 5/25 & 5/31
Join local artist “Cho” Schneidewind and create your own license plate artwork. Only $20 or 2 for $35. All ages welcome – kids love them, teenagers love them, young adults love them, parents love them, granny loves them! Walk-ups welcome.

Paint with Kathleen Broaderick

Paint + Prosecco Party: $75
“Rosemary Beach Peonies”
Thursday, May 10th  |  6-8 p.m.
Location: Mingle
(shops at 30Avenue)
12805 US Hwy 98 E. Suite F101
Inlet Beach, FL 32461

Join us for a fun night of painting and prosecco with Kathleen Broaderick, South Walton’s 2018 Artist Of The Year! Create a 12×12 pre-wired (ready to hang) canvas using only the finest acrylic paints and supplies. No experience necessary; even if you have never picked up a paintbrush you will successfully create your own masterpiece using Kathleen’s proven techniques to create your painting.




Paint at CHROMA art gallery!

CHROMA’S December paint and sip class is now open for registration. Paint “Point Washington Poinsettia” with Kathleen Broaderick on Thursday December 7th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm. All supplies are included including holiday cheer. No experience necessary.  Food and drink are welcome. Click here to register. CHROMA is the studio and gallery of South Walton’s 2018 Artist of the Year, Kathleen Broaderick. 3925 West County Highway 30a, Santa Rosa Beach.  1-844–5-CHROMA.


Creative Classes at The Blue Giraffe

License Plate Art & Pop-up Shows and Power of Journaling Workshops are the two creative classes offered at The Blue Giraffe this December!

License Plate Art & Pop-up Shows

December 22, 27 & 29 from 10am-4pm, walk-ups are welcome.

Create your own license plate artwork with local artist “Cho”. Fun for the entire family! 

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Power of Journaling Workshops

December 29 from 5-7pm, and December 30 from 10am-Noon

Author and Christian Life Coach, Miriam Ezell will help you create a journal that resonates with your soul. All supplies are included. 

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Plein Air Painting Workshop!


Plein air painting offers a fun way to quickly improve your skills in seeing and painting. Joan Vienot, winner of the 2016 Bagdad Milton Plein Air Paint-Out and the 2015 Lynn Haven Local Color Plein Air Festival Paint-Out, will present how to utilize shape-making to start a plein air painting in a way that will offer a high likelihood of success. Joan will show how to use recognizable shapes to make an interesting composition, will give tips and practice in thumbnail sketching using two and three values, and will demonstrate the initial layout of the composition using identifiable shapes. Joan will paint in oils, but the concepts also apply if using other media. This One-day workshop in Watersound Origins will immediately be followed by the two-day Flutterby festival and plein air paint-out at that same location. The recommended supply list for this workshop is at Call CAA to register, (850) 622-5970. $40 for members. November 10, 9am – 3pm. Watersound Cafe, 573 Pathways Dr Suite 101, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413 

Creative Classes at the Blue Giraffe!

Paint Like a Rock Star

Every Friday in June from 9am – Noon

Learn to paint with complete freedom so it feels as natural as breathing. Local artist Aaron Sutton 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. Be prepared for a high energy rock ‘n roll art class! 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. Pre-registration is required.

Silk Art Scarves

Every Friday in June, from 10am – 1pm

Create a beautiful silk art scarf. Ebru is the art of floating dyes onto a water surface and then using a stylus, stakes or combs to make intricate patterns with the dyes on top of the water surface. Artisans, Gary and Valerie, then stretch a 72”x14” silk scarf onto the water surface and the design is instantly absorbed by the silk. The scarf is then dragged off the water and rinsed in a water bath. The customer takes the scarf home in a baggie to dry. The designs can be simple and abstract, or more intricate, making chevron, peacock and other beautiful patterns. Either way, the scarf is always one of a kind! Drop-ins are welcome.

Trash to Treasure

June 20th from 5 – 7pm

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. Class fee is per person and includes as many art pieces as can be made in 2 hours!  This is an adult class so feel free to BYOB. Pre-registration is required.

Upcycle Art 

June 7, 9, 14, 21, 28 & 30 from 10am – 5pm

The Moore Family Folk Art team will help you create art using reclaimed wood, vintage cans, bottle caps & more. Our super creative teachers love showing you how to make cool new art out of old stuff! Our most popular workshop for kids and families to create memories they can take home. Rain or shine, on the front lawn or indoors if weather doesn’t cooperate. Walk-ups are welcome.