One of my favorite plein air paintings

Wow, I won a sponsorship  award !!

I was almost too embarrassed to

turn mine in. Turn out it's really stressful

 painting in a competition!

The final painting, "Hard Days Work " 12 x 16 oil on panel Sold

The inspiration!!! I've learned a lot out there painting this year,

I look forward to getting out that more in 2016 and see what


Cheers, Dawn


6 Days, 10 Palettes, 9 Tables Later....Studio's Almost Ready!

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 !


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 or 404 399 0853

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My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.

Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30 Jan 13 - March 3

Tuesday Night Painting Studio 6:30 - 9:30    Jan 13 - March 3

DawnArt Studios
180 11th St Ne, Atlanta GA
404 399 0853
January 13 - March 3, Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30

This course emphasizes artistic development in a relaxed and fun studio environment with a variety of music to keep you motivated. You will work on your own projects, using any medium you choose,  You are encouraged to pursue individual interests and further develop your unique style. Self expression is the joy of painting. My goal is to help you get the art inside you on to the canvas through guidance, motivation and demonstrations of techniques. There will be class demos as well as individual assistance. Bring your painting supplies and reference materials to the first class sessions and be prepared to work. This is an on going class that offers a lot of flexibility for the students.  You can always make up missed classes. If you know you will miss a few classes, just sign up for 4 weeks and come any time over the 8 week class. 
Be a part of it, ongoing students are invited to participate in the 11 annual art show at Binders. Please contact the instructor with any questions about materials and what to bring for the first class. This class is open to all students regardless of your level of training or ability. Beginners welcome. You can leave your materials in the studio while taking classes. Tables, chairs, and storage shelves are available. If you work on an easel, you’ll need to bring your own. I do have a few extras, but I can’t guarantee one for every class.
Click on the link below to register online or pay in the first class

8 week session 240.00
4 week session 140.00

Supply list
DawnArt Studios LLC 180 11th ST NE, Atlanta Ga 30309
404 399 0853
Click on the  photo link below to register online, by email

Upcoming Classes - Happy painting!                           

Winter Schedule in the works

Feb 7  10 - 3 Color Confidence 1 Painting Workshop DawnArt Studios
Feb 20  2:00 - 5:00 Color confidence 2:00 - 5:00 AME
Feb 21 9:00 - 12:00am Palette Knife Workshop : Vibrant Sky AME
See more paintings at
My art now available to purchase online click here to go to my secure market.

Check out the class FB page Dawnart Classes