Category Archive for: ‘Flo Blog’

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    Autumn in the Arts

    “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” This quote from Albert Camus, the French author and philosopher reflects the love that many people have for the autumn season – the gorgeous leaves against the deep blue sky; the colorful and cheerful …

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    Ready for Autumn Art

    It’s almost the end of September, the time when many summer activities begin to wind down.  One place that is definitely not winding down is Florence Thomas Art School. The schedule for the next few months is filled with diverse and interesting workshops.  If your …

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    Creative Women

      Last month, I had the pleasure of attending the Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts.  This special event, hosted annually by Florence Thomas Art School is exactly that – a celebration of women in the arts. It was truly stimulating to hear …

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    Celebrating

    It’s August and a beautiful tradition continues at Florence Thomas Art School as they host the 5th Annual Corey Anne Celebration of Women in the Arts.  The celebration will consist of four events: a special exhibit Opening Reception, a concert, a Symposium, and an Expressive …

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    I Must Go Down to the Seas Again. . .

    Warm weather, sunshine – it’s that time of year when the coast calls to many, and the great exodus to the beach is well underway. With its ever changing color, light, and moods the sea has inspired writers and artists for centuries. The title of …

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  • Born in the USA

    Yes, I’m borrowing this title from a song by Bruce Springsteen!  Since we are celebrating Independence Day around this time, I thought it might be fun to find some enjoyable facts about a few American artists, some well-known and others maybe not so much. So …

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    Keep Calm And Paint On

    Before I walked in, I took a deep breath. I had been in this building many times, for receptions, artist talks, exhibits and the like. This time was different. I was here at Florence Thomas Art School for an all-day beginning acrylics workshop. We were …

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    More than Workshops – Much More!

    I had the pleasure of attending a very informative, entertaining and educational program the other evening at Florence Thomas Art School. It was part of the series, A Mixed Palette, a monthly evening program hosted by the school, and features a variety of topics in …

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    Never Too Late- Grandma Moses

      “It’s not how old you are, it’s how you are old.” ~Jules Renard   Have you ever wanted to try something new or resume a hobby but figured it was too late, or you were just too old?   Anna Mary Robertson Moses first …

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    Take it Outside

    “I prefer every time a picture composed and painted outdoors. The thing is done without your knowing it.” ~Winslow Homer We’ll start with a miniature language lesson.  En Plein Air or Plein Air painting is a phrase with French origins.  Loosely translated it means open …

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