IN NEED OF THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS…

I received word on Sunday that Debbie Garrison passed away Saturday evening. She had been fighting cancer for quite some time. She is now healed and pain free. Her visitation and funeral arrangements are listed below.

Visitation DEC 10 & 11 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM (CST) DEC 12 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Funeral DEC 12 1 p.m.

Gilbert Funeral Home 610 N. Broadway St. P.O. Box 546 Portland, TN, 37148

https://www.gilbertfuneral.com

PRUDY VANNIER SEMINAR

Prudy Vannier will be coming to Middle TN Artists on April 23rd thru 25th, 2020. Price per day for members is $50, non-members is $65. Please be aware that classes are limited to 25 students so register early. You are not registered until deposit of at least one day is paid. You will receive prep instructions and line drawings upon payment of each day.

You have the possibility of painting on any surface you choose. Debbi Weston has already checked on the bakers box kit. It is $25 unassembled as long as we get at least 20 to purchase. This includes shipping. It is $25 assembled and $20 shipping if you want it that way. This bakers box surface has been discontinued but JB Wood will cut it for us.

Just an update on the Shovels and Baker’s Box – I have sent off an email to find out the minimum they will accept. Not everyone is interested in those surfaces especially since they can be painted on anything. The Baker’s Box painted design is only 12″ x 6″ tall. How Elve’s Make Snowpeople is 8 1/2 x 9″ and Magic Broom Ride is 9″ diameter round box. When I spoke with Prudy she stated any of these designs could be enlarged to fit on any surface you would like. She prefers that you NOT reduce them. Please share this information with anyone you know who is not on Facebook. Thank you all for your patience.

Thursday Elf Baker Box 12 X 6

Friday Elves Building Snowman shovel 8.5 X 9
Saturday Magic Broom Ride 9 inches round

JANUARY WORKSHOP

This workshop will be held after our January meeting. It will be part of our Ways & Means Fundraiser for MTA.

  • TEACHER: BENITA RHODES
  • PROJECT: BUNNY BAG
  • DATE: JANUARY 18, 2020
  • TIME: 12:00 – FINISH
  • PLACE: SAM DAVIS MASONIC LODGE, SMYRNA, TN
  • COST: $20/INCLUDES BAG
  • SUPPLIES: BASIC ACRYLIC SUPPLIES, WATER BASIN, PAPER TOWELS, PALETTE PAPER, ETC.

You may send payment for this workshop to Melissa Fox, 59 Spencer Drive, Beechgrove, TN 37018. Please make check out to MTA.

BENITA BUNNY BAG CLASS

WAYS & MEANS PROJECT

  • Teacher: Betty Hooper
  • Project: Canvas Tote bag with Snow Lady design
  • Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Place: Sam Davis Masonic Lodge, Smyrna, TN
  • Cost: $20 includes bag
  • Supplies: Bring normal acrylic supplies – brushes, water basin, paper towels, palette paper, etc.

Cut off for registration is November 23rd.

Please send check made out to MTA to:
Melissa Fox
59 Spencer Drive
Beechgrove, TN 37018

If you would like to sign up using square, give Melissa a call at 931-394-3828 (home)

Sign up soon for this great MTA fundraiser.

Betty Hooper Snowman Bag Class

DON’T FORGET…..

Please bring all finished Christmas ornaments to the meeting on Saturday. Craft shows are starting and we want our ornaments to be in some of those shows. We are supporting Ways & Means, which supports the painting group. Thank you so much to those that have already painted and turned in ornaments. Your time, talent and hard work are greatly appreciated.

Ways & Means is also offering lunch for after the meeting on Saturday as well. We will be having Subway 4″ cold cut sandwich, chips and fruit for only $6 (you may pay at the meeting). I am personally loving the meals that are being served after our meetings because it is one less thing I have to worry about. Our Ways & Means chairperson, Vivian Karros is doing a fantabulous (I made that up) job of coming up with ideas for raising money for our paint group. When you see her on Saturday, please give her kuddos on a job well done so far. (We are trying to get her to continue next year, so the more encouragement the better) LOL!!!

Also, if you would like some of your painted pieces to be on display at the Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro, please bring those pieces to the meeting on Saturday as well. Those will go to Laurie Coates and she will be getting the pieces to the library. I believe that this is a fun and amazing way to display our talents and also to possibly get more people to join our painting group. Thank you to Laurie for this great idea.

It is also time to turn in retreat projects at the meeting on Saturday as well. If you plan to teach a class at retreat, please bring your project along with a color photo and the form (filled out) that was in the newsletter. Projects will be turned in to Betty Hooper, retreat chairperson.

Don’t forget, if you were saving toilet paper inserts for Sandee Lemons to bring those to the meeting as well. Sandee will also be teaching our workshop after the meeting. Get those pieces basecoated with desert sand before coming to the meeting. The line drawing and instructions will be handed out at the meeting.

I am sorry this post is so long but we have lots going on for this meeting. I hope you all don’t mind the reminder. Melissa

WAYS & MEANS FUNDRAISER

Ways & Means will be having some very nice fundraiser classes to support our painting group. We will be painting tote bags, 4 total. All different designs and different colored bags as well to coordinate with the bags. We have 2 classes scheduled already. Info is below.

Teacher: Cindy Overpeck Moore
Project: Tote bag with Dots pattern
Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Thompson Station Kroger – Conference Room
4726 Traders Way, Thompson Station, TN 37179

Price: $20 includes the bag which is a large heavy canvas bag. Basic supply list coming later.

CUT OFF DATE TO REGISTER IS OCTOBER 1ST.

Please mail checks to Melissa Fox, 59 Spencer Drive, Beechgrove, TN 37018. Please make check out to MTA. If you would like to use the square, give me a call at 931-394-3828 (home)

Sign up soon to support MTA!!!

CINDY MOORE BAG CLASS FOR WAYS & MEANS

Teacher: Betty Hooper
Project: Canvas Tote bag with Snow Lady design
Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Place: Sam Davis Masonic Lodge, Smyrna, TN
Cost: $20 includes bag
Supplies: Will have at a later date

Cut off for registration is November 23rd.

Please send check made out to MTA to:
Melissa Fox
59 Spencer Drive
Beechgrove, TN 37018

If you would like to sign up using square, give Melissa a call at 931-394-3828 (home)

Sign up soon for this great MTA fundraiser.

BETTY HOOPER’S BAG CLASS FOR WAYS & MEANS

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP

SEPTEMBER WORKSHOP INFO

Teacher: Sandee Lemons

Project: Jesus is the Reason plate

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019

Cost: $8 class fee + $2 palette fee = $10

Place: Sam Davis Masonic Lodge, Smyrna

Original piece is painted on a round metal plate but can be painted on surface of your choice. Actual pattern is 7″ round and was painted on an 8″ round plate. Paints, picture and instructions will be furnished. Contact Debbi Weston to sign up for this workshop.

BRUSHES: #6, 8, 10 flat, #00 & #2 lines, #4 or #6 round, a mop and/or sizes that work best for you.

PREP: If using a metal surface, wash with vinegar and water. Dry thoroughly – even overnight might be necessary –you don’t want any water drops in crevices or hidden areas.

Spray with 2-3 coats of white or grey primer, front and back. Dry well between coats. Base with Desert Sand. The back can be painted either with Desert Sand or Black or color of your choice.

Line drawing and painting instructions will be given out at the meeting.

OCTOBER FRIENDSHIP WORKSHOP

This class will be taught by Joyce Shelton from Knoxville. Class date is 10-19-19. Cut-off date for registering is 10-4-19.

Supplies: kneaded eraser, .01 permanent ink pen (Joyce uses a Micron) and a board at least 10×12 inches. Joyce will furnish the paper that the project is on.

Please contact Betty Hooper to register for this class. Cost of the class is $25. Class will be held at the Sam Davis Masonic Lodge in Smyrna.

UPDATE…

The teacher’s list has been updated here on the website. Click classes at the top of the page and you will be taken to the list of teachers. Thank you to all who submitted info. A special thank you to Sally Harren for calling, emailing and gathering the information to make this new list possible.

JULY 20 WORKSHOP


Christmas Tree Dotting Project
Cindy Moore’s workshop

Cost is $8 for class and $4 palette fee which includes your surface and all paints. Total cost is $12 for this class. If you haven’t signed up yet for this fun class it is not too late but Debbi Weston needs to know by Sunday, July 7th. You may pay at the meeting but need to get your name on the list ASAP.

Supplies:
Dotting Tools – I will be providing these for the class with the option to buy after the workshop. If you have the Dotting Tools already – please bring them
Styluses – I will be providing these with the option to buy after the workshop
Light (Battery powered if you have it)
Plastic Palette (8 to 10 wells) Cheap $1.00 one
White Graphite
Paper Towels
Water Container
Q-tips
1/4″ angular brush (cheap one to lift dots off)

I am providing paint and 8″ x 10″ canvas prepped and ready for the workshop as well as the tools.

Contact Debbi Weston at dweston@elyandwalker.com to sign up.

CINDY MOORE’S JULY WORKSHOP