Category Archive for: ‘Flo Blog’

  • Winslow Homer   By The Shore C.1870

    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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  • So Much More

    So Much More

    I have decided to jump in with both feet.  Translated, that means that I am looking at the upcoming schedule of Florence Art School workshops and deciding which ones to sign up for. When the word “art” is mentioned, the image of a painting hung …

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    Give Art a Try!

      We all know the saying, “March winds bring April flowers.”  Here in Ashe County, April brings something else wonderful too. “First Friday” workshops at Florence Thomas Art School begin in earnest starting in April and continue through November. They are perfect for both the …

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  • Blue And Green Music 1919 1921 Art Institute Of Chicago

    Did You Know?

    From time to time this blog will feature a few tidbits about a well-known visual artist.  It might even include, at times, a composer or another type of artist.  Our hope is that you will want to learn more about these legends and go searching …

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    Beyond Pancakes

      I have March 18 marked on my calendar, along with a note the day before to set an early alarm.  Why an early alarm on a Saturday?  Easy answer – I want to be among the first to arrive at the Florence Flapjack Fundraiser.  …

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