Paula Leopold Seminar Special Note:
I’ve been told by several sources that colored pencils are currently in High Demand due to the popularity of Adult Coloring Books. Below is the list of colored pencils for Paula’s seminar classes. If you plan on taking her classes, below are the pencils you will need. Hopefully by sharing the lists now, you will have plenty of time to order yours, just in case of backorders.

Strawberries & Cream
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils – Please no brand or color substitutes!
White, Yellow Chartreuse, Yellowed Orange, Apple Green, Carmine Red,  Dark Green
Crimson Red, Ultramarine, Black Cherry, Black, Colorless Blender, Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 70%, French Grey 10%, 20%, 30%, 70%, White Gelly Roll Pen

Orchids & Antique Pitcher
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils – Please no brand or color substitutes!
White, Powder Blue, Cream, Blue Violet Lake, Hot Pink, Copenhagen Blue
Process Red, Indigo Blue, Mulberry, Cool Grey 70%, Dahlia Purple, Cool Grey 90%
Celadon Green, Gold Mettalic, Limepeel, Marine Green, White Gelly Roll Pen

Etched Silver & Peony
Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils – Please no brand or color substitutes!
White, Mulberry, Goldenrod, Lilac, Mineral Orange, Lavender, Hot Pink, Dark Purple
Greyed Lavender, Imperial Violet, Cool Grey 30%, 50%, 70%, 90%
White Gelly Roll

Please note:  Prismacolor Color Pencils are in short supply.  If you need any colors for this seminar, please try and find them now, do not wait until the last minute.  Also, you may contact Carol Winslow to see if she has any colors available.

PRAYERS NEEDED…and other items

I just found out today that one of our members, Mary Lou Gentry, had a heart attack.  She is currently in ICU at St. Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro.  Please keep Mary Lou and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Don’t forget that our “2 Much Fun” paint day is Saturday, June 11th starting at 8 a.m. at Matthews Memorial United Methodist Church in Madison. (our regular meeting place).

Supplies for color pencil project: Prisma Colored Pencils-white, cream, hot pink, carmine red, magenta, pomegranate, crimson lake, dark purple, sap green lake, spring green, dark green. White graphite paper, clipboard for backing, pencil sharpener dusting brush and eraser.

Supplies for acrylic project: Regular acrylic painting supplies, brushes, water basin, paper towels, graphite paper, palette paper etc.

Lunch menu:Chicken Salad – chicken, mayo, celery, grapes, pineapple, onion, salt & pepper served on croissants with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, carrots & broccoli served with ranch dip, Buttermilk Sheet cake with Vanilla frosting


Other news: Hey Painter friends!! Robin Raymond has a 200 bottle spinning paint rack for sale…$20.00 if anyone is interested . Call or email


Friendly Reminder:

If you haven’t sent in your registration for retreat, you’d better hurry.  If Melissa doesn’t receive by Feb. 1, you’ll be missing out on all the fun at Retreat & we’ll be sad to miss you.  Last chance…hurry, hurry, HURRY!!!

Bratt & Carol

MTDA March Workshop

March Meeting Workshop
Taught by Betty Hooper
Design by Janice Miller
Class fees:
Member fee$11.00
Non-Member fee $18.00
This cost will include the paint, paper, color photo, & lesson plan.
Students should bring to class:
Bring a board (stiff surface) that you can tape your your water color paper on. Bring a .25 or .30 black permanent marking pen. Bring normal painting brushes along with a 1/2″ angle brush.



Hello MTDA members,

I  recently received an email from SDP stating that my member number has changed.  Please check your emails for this note from SDP.  Remember, you will need to get with Fonda Kopski and let her know your new number.  It might be helpful if we all brought a copy of the email to the Christmas party to give to Fonda so she can record the correct numbers.

Also, remember to renew for SDP before December 1st to avoid the $5 late fee.  When you register, you will be taken to the Craft & Hobby Association website for payment.

Thank you,




Last Fundraiser for The Year

Break open the Piggy Banks
Bring Your Checkbooks

Only 5 days left to get your Lunch Containers Painted

Invite Family and Friends
(be sure to bring an extra painted container for each person)

We have some great Art Pieces For Silent Auction

See you September 19th


Dear Retreat Committee Members,
I just wanted to send out a friendly reminder that all teacher requests/projects are due by the September meeting (Sept. 19) and we will hold a meeting to make the class selections on Sept. 20th at 1:30 pm.  I will be sending out full directions to our meeting location with the next reminder closer to the meeting. Thank you all for being on our Committee. We really appreciate all of you!!!
Bratt & Carol


Arlene Linton will be coming for a seminar in October on the 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2015.  Class fee is $50 for members $65 for non-members.  Please contact Cindy Moore at or 615-218-6000 to register.  Hurry and sign up today.

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Thursday – Floral Fantasy and Lace 11×14 black oval mat (design inside the oval is 6.5×8 and 11×14 wood board.


Friday – Victorian Needlepoint and Lace – Surface shown is discontinued. You will need to find a surface for this project.  The design fits perfectly in a 12.25 x 7.5 inch area.


Saturday – Winter Wreath – Surface is 5.5 inches square.  You will need to find a surface for this project.


Below are all the supply lists for our Round Robin event for this Saturday, August 22nd, beginning at 8 a.m.  Please get in touch with the teacher if you have any questions.

Debbi Weston’s Glass Class:

If any of you have your favorite nail polish colors you can bring those. Also a large disposable plastic bowl, such as a large cool whip bowl. If you don’t have either of these items don’t worry – we will be fine.
You do not have to bring one single thing to my class. We are going to play with a couple of items. For starters we will use Oil Based Paint Sharpies on glass. Then we will be using coffee mugs with Nail Polish. Next I have a couple of items just for you to experiment with. Great stress free start to the day.

Bernie’s Strokework Class:

Good Round and Flat brushes — size 3, 4, or 5.
Good Liner Brush
Tracing paper 3-4 sheets (to be used for practicing strokes)  Basic painting supplies, paper towels, water bucket, palette.  Bernie has the clipboard base coated and patterns drawn on – so they are ready to be painted with our lovely stroke work!

Connie’s Zebra Class: 

10/0 liner or your favorite liner brush
#1 and #3 Round Brushes
#4 and #12 Flat or Angle Shaders (whichever you prefer)
Worn out #3 Round or equivalent for Dry Brushing

Bring your normal Acrylic supplies: Water Basin, Paper Towels, Palette Paper or Styrofoam plate (your pattern will be transferred to your canvas board when you arrive for class), Pencil, Eraser, Etc.  You will finish this little painting in 2 hours or less!

Fran’s Watercolor Class:

You will need usual watercolor supplies: 2 water containers or a double sided one and paper towels or old towel plus the following brushes: flat about 1 inch, small round and a script liner or rigger. If you don’t own these brushes let me know and I will try to bring loaners for you .