Studio Tip: What do you get when you cross a paper towel roll and a saw?

I was tired of wasting paper towels in the studio or being to cheap to get a clean one, so I thought I'd try cutting a role down in the shop. By cutting the roll into three sections, I have the perfect size to clean my brushes and knives without waste! Hallelujah   Why did it take me so long to come up with this??

Cheers, Dawn

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.Hope to see you out there,

 Dawn 

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Summer travels and fall shows

My painting has taken a new direction this year and I'm happy to say, it was well received at my art shows. Above are a few of my favorites that found new homes. It's always a rewarding experience, but these, I'll miss. Time to get back in the studio!

SUMMER ON THE ROAD -  

 after spending 

much of the summer traveling, it's great to get back home and regroup. I had a wonderful time painting, learning,  making new friends and catching up with friends I only see once a year. I hit the upper Adirondacks in June and then Mystic CT, Mount Gretna PA, then on to Cary NC - and can you believe the weather was perfect?

          UPCOMING EVENTS                

Judges Choice award at the Mount Gretna Art Festival

Show Schedule

Aug 29  3 - 6 

Painting demo and sale Whole Foods Briar Cliff , Atlanta GA

Sept 26  8 - 6 

Stone Mountain Plein Air Paint Out,  

Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta GA

Sept 19 - 20

 Alexander Art Festival, Alexandria,VA 

Oct 10 - 11

 Brookhaven Art Festival , Brookhaven 

Oct 24 -25

Atlanta art Festival , Piedmont Park, Atlanta GA 

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ept dates

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Class Schedule **

Sept

 15 - Nov 10  6:15 - 9:30

Tues 

Painting Studio 

Sept 16 - Oct 21 Wed 10:00 am - 1:00pm 

Joy of Painting, T

echniques class

Oct 3 Sat 10:00 - 3:00

 Intro to Plein Air

Oct 9-11, Fri - Sun 

Painting Retreat at the Parker Ranch 

Clayton, GA

Holiday Classes**

Nov 11 - Dec 9, Wed 10am - 1 pm

 Painting Techniques

November 14 - 15, Sat & Sun 10 - 3 

 2 Day 

Color Confidence  

Workshop

Dec 1 - Dec 15,  6:15 pm - 9:30pm 

Tues Painting Studio 

**classes held at DawnArt Studios, 180 A 11th St NE, Atlanta GA 30309, unless noted.

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Hope to see you out there.

Happy fall, Dawn

Studio Tables are in the Works







 I decided to build the studio furniture for my classes out of reclaimed wood. I love the idea of boycotting plastic and having hand built tables the really match the style of the studio.   Decided to go with a distressed blue and white color palette that goes with the venetian plaster and the white molding in the rooms. I think it'll give the space a warm and inviting feel. Hope my students will love it as well!

Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           


                            

Sept 28  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks  Callanwolde

Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill 


Contact Dawn with any questions dawn@dawnart.com or 404 399 0853


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Work in the Studio

Now that I'm home for a few weeks it's time to get to work in the new DawnArt Studio! I'll start offering classes an workshops here in September. I can't wait to be in this space.  First step is getting the carpet up and the floor somewhat clean. Next I'm going to build work tables for the students and maybe if time  and YouTube allow, I'll build a few easels as well. I'll keep you posted with the progress.

Happy painting,

Dawn

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Studio Tables are in the Works






































 I decided to build the studio furniture for my classes out of reclaimed wood. I love the idea of boycotting plastic and having hand built tables the really match the style of the studio.   Decided to go with a distressed blue and white color palette that goes with the venetian plaster and the white molding in the rooms. I think it'll give the space a warm and inviting feel. Hope my students will love it as well!



The bulk of the work is finished and I'm ready to start offering classes in my new studio space.
Despite all the thunder storms this week, I was able to finish my studio project. I set up a tent in the back yard to be able to keep building and then used the front porch for the finishing work, mainly the sanding and painting.
Classes start on September 23 and I needed furniture for the students, mainly tables to hold their supplies. I decided to build my own out of reclaimed wood to match the feel of my cottage styled studio in Midtown. I made each table a little different, all about the same height, but I played with the pattern of the wood and made a few full-sized tables as well. I want it to be inviting, a place that students can feel comfortable and creative! So here it is ...6 days, 10 palettes and 9 tables later.

I hope my classes love the new space !

Dawn


Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           


                            

Sept 28  Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Oct 1   Wed Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 - 6 Weeks  Callanwolde
Nov 2 - 9 Splash Week, Elizabeth City, NC . Week long painting event Plein air & Studio****More info soon****
Dec 13 Capture the Light Spruill 
See more paintings at www.dawnart.com
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.

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Studio Tables are in the Works







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I  decided to build the studio furniture for my classes out of reclaimed wood. I love the idea of boycotting plastic and having hand built tables the really match the style of the studio.   Decided to go with a distressed blue and white color palette that goes with the venetian plaster and the white molding in the rooms. I think it'll give the space a warm and inviting feel. Hope my students will love it as well!