KVDA 2011 Class Schedule

February 19: Dottie Kuhl 9am-4pm – Winfield Lions Club
Elf Gourd Ornament-
Cost - Cost: $10 + $15 materials fee which includes gourd, 2oz. Quikwood, screw eye with threads, paints, extender
Student should bring:
Usual painting supplies, assorted brushes including
#4 Round 10/0 liner
¼” angle, 3/8” angle
Dome round – dry brushes
Sculpting tools
Work surface – 8x10 Plexi-glass
Petroleum hand cream
Waterless hand cleaner

March 18, 19,20, 2011 Seminar: Mark Polomchak , 10 am – 4 pm
Alum Creek Lions Club

We will paint one picture each day. Cost of 3 day seminar will be $150 for members and $200 nonmember’s
Mark will have framing supplies if anyone is interested in having their work framed the cost is $80 per painting. This is a student discount and is priced very reasonable. He accepts Visa and MasterCard.
Mark has a watercolor palette available for $12 or you can bring own watercolors his palette, they are:
Martin F. Weber watercolors
1. Turquoise Blue 2. Cobalt Blue 3 Ultramarine Blue 4. Indigo
5. Hookers Green 6. Raw Sienna 7. Burnt Sienna 8. Burnt Umber
9. Alizarin Crimson 10.Cad Red Light
Wash Brush (one-stroke preferred, mop brush will do) 3/4" flat with shaved handle
#10 or 12 round #6 script liner
Mark will have the brushes for sell
Sponges: Kitchen sponge, sea sponge soft or nylon sponge soft
Other supplies:
artist miskit (prefer Windsor Newton colorless, Grumbacher will do)
a. towel (kitchen size) b. coffee can to hold water c. butcher tray or something to mix on (small sheet of plexi-glass works well) d. #4 pencil e. red pen (ball-point)
f. spray bottle (not a mist sprayer but a plant type spray bottle) g. masking tape
h. transfer graphite (not-wax) i. toothbrush
Watercolor board will be provided for each class

April 16: Marcia Vanover, 10am – 4pm – Winfield Lions Club
A Chair for all Seasons
Cost of class is $10
The chair price is $20 each.
Both seats pieces will be $18.00
Total of $48
Paints to be supplied
We will be painting one chair with 2 seat overlays painted front and back, plus embellishments.
The 4 seats need to be based black and painting can be done at home as the table cloth, the basket are all the same on all 4.
The chair is already painted black so there is no base coating. To prevent scratching a piece of black felt is glued onto the original seat.
Supplies: Usual painting supplies, including towels, water bin, wet palette, pallet paper, transfer paper (white), a variety of brushes including a small and medium Dome Round or Bringle Blender

May 21 and June 11: Hazel Small and Marlene Grubbs, 9am-4 pm, both class will be at Loudendale Community Center

Cost of class $10

Cost of Wood ($10)

Paints to be furnished

Materials: Regular supplies: towels, water bin, wet palette, pallet paper, transfer paper (white), an assortment of brushes including, small and medium dome rounds (or Bringle Blenders), large flat and a script liner. Note Book, pencil and Camera.
Prep Instructions will be provided prior to class
September 17 & 18: Arthur Evans, 9am-4pm, Loudendale Community Center

Mill at Babcock State Park

Cost $20per day + $5 for paints
Total cost -$45
Surface: a prepared (gessoed) 11 x 14 inch surface, either canvas, masonite, tracing Paper, transfer paper,
Table Easel Brushes: palette knife, 1/2 or ¾ inch Bristle Brush, a regular #2 round, either a 3/8 “ angle or flat is optional, and a #8 Bringle Round Blender or Dome Round Brush 272.
Usual supplies – towels, water bin, wet palette, palette paper: The necessary acrylic colors for each individual painting study will be provided.

October 7th,8 &9: Glenice Moore Seminar, 9am-3:30pm, Loudendale Community Center
Bay Stallion

Cost for 3 day Seminar:$200
Materials:16x20” portrait canvas). Everyone must paint on the same size surface. Prep canvas with Black Americana paint. Use a roller for one or two even coats of paint. .
Brushes may be purchased from Glenice. Three sets that sell for $25 a set. She will sell them for $49.95 if you purchase all three sets. Other wise they are $25.00 a set. They retail for $28.95.. Palette : Deco Art Traditions Acrylic Paints will be supplied.
Note: there are some colors that you will need to pre mix I recommend pre mixing a fair size amount of these colors and storing them in a small air tight container for future use.
(Paints will be supplied)
Carbon Black DAT42 Paynes Grey Mix = 3 parts Ultramarine Blue+1 part Carbon Black
Ultramarine Blue DAT31 " Napels Yellow Mix = White +Yellow Oxide + Hansa Yellow
Yellow Oxide, DATI2
Titanium White DAT35 Brushes
Hansa Yellow DAK14 Black Gold Dynasty
Dioxazine Purple DAT23 ¾” FW
Burnt Umber DAT46 206 S No’s 4, 8, 12
Burnt Sienna DAT44 206 WV No’s 4, 8, 12
Raw Sienna DAT43 206 R No’s 2, 4
Warm White DAT36
Perione Orange DAT08 Misc Supplies
Light Grey DAT39 Viva or Blue Shop Towels, Stay Wet Palette and paper
Naphathol Red Light DAT03 White Graphite Paper
DECO Extender DATMQ2
Americana Lamp (Ebony) Black DATM02

November 12: Gabriel Hunter, 9am-4pm.
Maranatha Baptist Church, One Maranatha Acres, Charleston, WV
Bernie Gourd Gnome
Cost: $10 + $15 materials fee which includes Gourd, 2 oz of QuickWood, Paints and other items need to complete Bernie.
Bring regular painting supplies and sculpting tools
Brushes: Variety of brushes, including a #8 and #6 filbert brush, liner and #3 Round
Paint and mediums will be supplied
Prep Instructions will be provided prior to class

Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Hey, some of our members actually do check our KVDA Blog. So, I suppose I should give them something new to read. Heavens, it has been a while.
This week Marlene Grubbs, our KVDA President and Shirley Via our Second Vice President have been gallivanting all over WVa helping our members prep for our upcoming Prudy Vannier Seminar. They have been to Alderson, Lewisburg, and St. Albans. Ladies, bless your sweet hearts.
Anyway, while at St. Albans, we had Cinnamon Rolls and a wonderful soup to eat. And, some of the girls requested that I post the cinnamon roll recipe on our blog. Yea, someone does read it. So all excited about that thought I promised to do it.
Here is the Recipe:
Cake Mix Cinnamon Rolls
* 3 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
* 2 1/2 cups warm water
* 1 (18.25 ounce) package white cake mix
* 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 cup pecans
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 1/4 cup butter, melted
* 1/3 cup white sugar

* 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1/8 teaspoon salt

1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2. In a large bowl, combine the yeast mixture with the cake mix and 3 cups of the flour; stir to combine. Add the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes.
3. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
4. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a 10x16 inch rectangle. spread the softened butter over the rectangle; sprinkle on brown sugar and cinnamon. Starting from one of the long sides, roll up the rectangle and cut into 1 inch wide rolls.
5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Pour the melted butter into a small bowl and mix the white sugar and pecans in another small bowl. Dip the top of each roll in the melted butter, then in the sugar and pecan mixture, then place the topped rolls snugly into the prepared pan. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 30 minutes.
6. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until rolls are golden. While rolls are baking, beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup butter, confectioners' sugar, vanilla extract and salt. Spread frosting on warm rolls before serving.

June 20 & 21 Faux Marquetry Class With Visiting Artist - Kimberly Bennett

On June, 20 & 21, 2009, we met at Linda Conner's Studio in Charleston, West Virginia, for an adventure in Faux Grains. Visiting Artist Kimberly Bennett TT, taught various Folk graining techniques using 20th Century materials and DecoArts Non-Toxic Traditions Acrylics. All the techniques were created with inexpensive materials that you can find on hand or lying around the house. There was no need for any specialty brushes for this class. We used a variety of bristle brushes that are readily available at any hardware or art supply store.

On the first day Kim discussed the are of Marquetry and Faux Marquetry. As paart of her examples, she displayed several faux wood picture frames. Later in the class she surprised us with a random drawing for them. I won one. I love it. During this day we worked through 10 different faux techniques on primed watercolor paper. When completed and dried, the labeled instructions were applied to the back side of each piece. They were then inserted into an album (supplied by Kimberly) to use as a reference for future projects. The album contained extra pages for the addition of new faux techniques of our own. We finished all 10 faux treatments in one day. It was amazing how quickly the projects went. To encourage us to use our newly learned techniques, Kim gave each of us an unfinished picture frame.

On Sunday we began our nain project. This was a box with a Magnolia Motif, designed to look as if is was inlayed wood pieces. Kim explaned the reason and her inspiration for the Magnolia design. For this class Kimberly gave us the option to supply our own surface. To accommodae us, she supplied the pattern in various sizes. Some students painted their project on Memory Boxes for the Hubbard House Hospice Center, a few used trays and others used surfaces they had on hand. The time went to fast, bet we were all pleased with our projects. I think everyone left with lots of new ideas and exciting projects in mind. Kimberly is an excellent teacher and a lot of fun to work with. Thank you Please come again.
I also want to mention that Linda's Studio was great. It has a wonderful atmosphere, is conveniently located, brightly lite, greats accomidations, Kitchen, two bathrooms and excellent parking. Also Linda was in and out checking of our needs. Thank you Linda, you were a gracious host.

2009 Smithsonian/SDP Ornament Project

You are invited to join SDP as they help the Smithsonian Institute?Museum of Art-Renwick Gallery decorate its annual Christmas Tree. Packets will include detailed instructions and more information regarding the selection of paintings that Artist must draw from. Artrist must use the medium of their choice provided they use the wood ornament provided in the packet. You must be a member of the Society of Decorative Painters. Ornaments will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis with one ornament per artist.
For more information and order form, view the SDP Web Site.

SDP WebSite Update

Check out SDP's new Blog
http://decorativepainters.org/blog/ This is great to see activities at 2009 SDP Conference.

KVDA member Gaby Hunter is one of 9 Core Team members of the Art Apprentice Online Educational Program. These teachers will oversee and administer the development of the education programs for the DecoArt Traditions Online Art School. They will be working with the existing and new Trasitions Artists and Teachers as they progress through the program. Gaby along with the others will be available at the DecoArt Traditons SDP Convention Booth.

Tried of having to track down a copier to increase line art for patterns in your The Decorative Painter Magazine? Now every pattern in The magazine is available at 100% in the Members Only section. We started this feature with Issue 2/Spring 2009

Link to a Supply List posted on SDP Website for Conferences: http://decorativepainters.org/conference/supplylist3.htm

SDP's online Boutique accepts PayPal now. It's even easier to buy some SDP logo stuff to show the world you love to paint. http://decorativepainters.org/categories.php

KVDA Update - Kimberly Bennett has made it easier for us to post comments. Leave a comment. Did you enjoy a workshop? Do you have any suggestions? Is the posted information on the KVDA Blog useful to you? We would love to hear from you.

June-27th and 28th (Saturday & Sunday)

Faux Finish Marquetry Project by Kimberly Bennett TT
Prepare to get messy! Bring an apron or old shirt.

We will be using non-toxic Traditions Acrylics for this class. There will be no need for any specialty brushes, as we will be using a variety of bristle brushes athat are readily available at hardware and art supply stores.
Class Fee - $100
Supplies you need to bring to class:
Usual Supplies - towels, water bin, wet palette, palette paper, black transfer paper, etc.
Brushes: Large soft brush (to apply extender); 2" chip brush (Cheap general prupose varnish brush ; Soft nylon Bristle brush 3" and 2" flat paint brush, the flatter the better; 1/4" rake brush; 3/4" mop brush (bring 2 if you have them); #4 fan brush; 1/4" angle; #10 flat; #10 filbert; fine liner brush; #4 pointed round brush.
Other Supplies - X-acto craft knife, palette knife, large sea sponge, straight edge or ruler, old coumb with small and large teeth.

Driving Directions to Class Location:
From Huntington; After crossing the I-64 Charleston Kanawha Rover Bridge, take exit 58B for Us 60E toward Wee St. Merge onto Pennsylvania Ave/US-119. Turn left at US-60 Washington St. W. Turn Left at Pennsylvania Ave/US-119 ( basicly a u-turn). Continue to follow Pennsylvania Ave to the 300 block. Pass Wyoming SAt., it is the Red Brick Building on the right.
From Parkersburg and Beckly: Take exit 58B to merge onto Bigley Ave/Pennslyvania Ave./US-119 toward Viriginia St. Continue to follow Pennsylvania Ave. to 300 Block. Pass Wyoming St., Red brick building on the right.
Linda Conner's building.
For more information about this class see previous post, "Personal Message from Kim" .

May 23, 2009 KVDA Workshop

As you know, Mina was unable to teach her class. But, since we reserved “Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane, we wiused the scheduled time to paint, visit, inspire and help each other create Christmas Ornaments for our “Ways and Means Project. Members brought their regular painting supplies. and we had fun painting, and sharing with each other. Joan Mullins finished her Mound show ornaments, and was the first member to turn in her completed works.
Mr. Gene made Spaghetti Sauce for us. Betty baked rolls, Shirley had Pie, Marlene brought salad and everything was delicious. We will also had Birthday Cake for Elain Kuhl.
Sorry I don't have pictures to post, but I forgot my camera. Maybe at a later date, Elain and Sandy promised to share photos with me.

I'm leaving the directions posted. Hopefully we well have the opportunity to meet at Forrest Burdette Memorial in the futhre. The Church is beautiful as well as ideal. Thank you to the Church and to Joan Mullins for making this possible.

Directions to Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church:
Coming from Charleston – Go West on I-64 to Exit 34 Hurricane – turn left
Coming from Huntington – Go East on I-64 to Exit 34 Hurricane – turn right
Pass McDonald’s and get in the right lane, at the stop light at the Walgreen construction turn right. At the next light make a right turn and then immediately make a left.
The church is straight ahead.
2824 Putnam Ave.

Personal Message From Kim

Magnolia Box, faux marquetry, 9" x 13"x 4 7/8", acrylics on wood
©2009 Kim Bennett

I have several painting on the go. Things have been going great in the studio. I started on a cityscape and made the final touches to the faux marqutery box for the class in June. It is nice to work the right side of the brain again.

The faux wood box is a magnolia design that I have put together for the KVDA members in Charleston, West Virginia.

Along with the box, we will be reproducing some early graining techniques with 20th century materials. We will be using non-toxic Traditions Acrylics for our faux finishes.

There will be no need for any specialty brushes for this class. We will be using a variety of bristle brushes that are readily available at hardware and art supply stores. We will create an album of graining effects that can be taken home. These will be made with materials that you can find on hand or lying around the house.

Prepare to get messy!

-Kim Bennett

Mark Polomchak Seminar

November 13, 14, 15, 2009
10 a.m. Till 4-5 p.m.
We are still looking for a suitable location . Any suggestions would be appreciated. We will be painting the pictures shown in this section. But they might not be painted in the same order they are displayed.
One complete painting will finished by the end of each the day. Class cost is $50 Per Day, and limited to 30 people. Non-members are welcome. However, they will be required to pay an additional $25 fee.
The 15"x20" board surfaces will be supplied at a cost of $2 each. Mark will supply a palette of necessary paint colors for $12. Watercolor palettes must be pre-ordered When you register for this class be sure to specify that you wish to pre-order your palette. If you wish to bring your own tubes of paint, you will need the following Windsor Newton Watercolors: Payne’s Gray; Sap Green; Prussian Blue; Burnt Sienna; Sepia; Yellow Ochre; Vermilion (Holbein); Violet Diox; Cerulean Blue; Alizarin Crimson; Cobalt Blue.
You will trace the watercolor template (Mark will supply)
Brushes: wash brush (one stroke preferred, mop brush will do)¾" flat with shaved handle; # 10 or 12 round; # 6 script liner
Sponges: kitchen sponge, sea sponge soft or nylon sponge soft
Masking Fluid- Mark prefers Winsor Newton Colorless (Miskit). Grumbacher will be ok
Students will need to bring: towel (kitchen size)
Coffee can to hold the water
Butcher tray or something to mix on (small sheet of plexi-glass works well)
# 4 pencil;
Red pen (ball-point);
Spray bottle (not a mist sprayer but a plant type spray bottle)
Masking tape
Transfer graphite (non-wax) and Tracing paper.
Just wanted to call your attention to Marcia's new endeavor. She and a girlfriend decided to take the plunge and set up a small shop in a new venture called Trader Bills. Its actually an upscale flea market with seperate little shops. They have really built a beautiful building and a great roofed area for outside vendors. The main building that holds about 24 booths is all filled and they are adding 4 very large areas.
Check out her Blog "The Painted Gift".

Arthur Evans Seminar

April 18, 19 (Saturday and Sunday)
Loudendale Community Center

Painting with Arthur Evans
Using Traditions Global Paints, Arthur Evans taught a still life study with emphasis on Brass. He not only displayed his original painting, but also arranged a still life display, recreating the same lighting effects. We were able to see for ourselves, exactly how the colors played among them selves.

Arthur began the class with a quick demonstration. We moved with caution, as at first we thought, this is going to be green. But no, the pieces were brilliant, with wonderful reflections and a beautiful glowing metallic effect.

Arthur is a patient, articulate instructor.
He gives each student personal attention, answering their questions and demonstrated solutions to problems they may encountered.

Bravo, well done. Another fantastic workshop.

Painting a Winter Scene on Glass Ornament

March 21st
Cobbs Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Sod WV
taught by Shirley Crookshank
Over the river and through the woods to a fun workshop. The facilites were nice and we had a good turnout. The nice thing about our chapter is that we are more like a family of painters, who enjoy each others company, and are always glad to see new faces as well as each other again.

Shirley's class was a little different venue for most of us, acrylics painted on frosted glass. Not all of us have acrylic paints from the tube, so Shirley was nice enough to prepare an individual pallet of colors for each of us. It's interesting that we all painted the same scene, but each individual had their own special touch. Shirley was nice enough to take special orders for unpainted ornaments. The girls wanted to paint others for gifts, their trees and just because they enjoyed their finished peices. Me, well, I painted mine upside down. A tassel would correct this, but I'll do it over again. It's only paint, and the time spent painting is always pleasant.

Lunch was great. Marlene, Helen and a few others prepared a great lunch of Taco Salad, brownies, Chips, and Shirley Via shared Birthday Cake.
We really appreciate the Church allowing us to use their facilities. Everything was very nice. Thank you so much.