Category Archive for: ‘Flo Blog’

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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

    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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    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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  • Plein Air with Scott Boyle (508SB)

    May 8 – 10, 2017 9 am – 4:00pm Level: All Tuition: $330 This will be a 3 day plein air workshop consisting of brief lectures, group discussions, outdoor painting demonstrations, and student painting opportunities.  The focus of Scott’s workshop will be to simplify your painting process.  …

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