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" .