Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Here's what's scheduled at Casa de Linda Art Center, New Braunfels, Texas, for the first few months of 2012:

FOR ADULTS... Whether you want to paint on canvas, paper or glass, we've got you covered. 

BASIC ACRYLICS These are my on-going classes that let you jump in at any point and renew every six weeks as long as you want to continue to paint with me. Right now, I have openings on Wednesday mornings 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday nights 6-8:30 p.m., Thursday afternoons 12:30-3 p.m. and Friday mornings 9:30 a.m.-noon. Fee is $135 for 6 classes plus a $95 starter kit for new students.  
OIL PAINTING Gaye Sekula is back this Spring offering a 6-week oil class. The first session that starts Jan. 23 is full. However, we are now registering for Session II, which starts on March 12, meeting on Mondays 1-3:30 p.m. for 6 weeks. Fee is $135 for the 6-weeks, plus supplies (you'll get a supply list when you sign up).  
ENCAUSTICS (NEW!) For the first time at Casa de Linda Art Center, we are offering a workshop in Encaustics. This is a wax-based paint that is applied in a molten state. Laura Ann Beehler will share her love of this unique painting technique during a 3-hour workshop. Choose from 2 dates: Saturday, Feb. 4 (9 a.m.-Noon) or Tuesday, March 27 (10 a.m.-1 p.m.). Fee is $50 per 3-hour workshop, plus a supply fee of $40 to be paid to the instructor.  
WATERCOLORS We are thrilled to have Maren Phillips teaching Intro to Watercolors again this spring. The first 6-week session meets Monday nights 6-8:30 p.m. starting Jan. 23. Fee is $135 for the 6-week session plus supplies (you'll get the list when you sign up). This will repeat for Session II starting March 12.  
PASTELS Learn all about pastels from master artist Mary Johnson. The classes meet for 6 weeks from 1-3:30 p.m.on Saturday afternoons. Session I starts on Jan. 21. The course will be offered a second time starting on March 17. Fee is $135 for the 6 weeks, plus a supply fee of $25 paid to the instructor.  
GLASS PAINTING (NEW!) Shirley Bland is well known for her unique wine glasses and she's now willing to share his tips and tricks with students in 2-hour workshops. Complete 4 wine glasses in each workshop! The first workshop. "Bland's Freeform Landscapes" will be held 10 a.m.-Noon on Thursday, Jan. 26. A second workshop, "Isn't it Romantic?" is set for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m.-Noon. A third workshop, "Texas Wildflowers," will be held from 10 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, March 17. Each 2-hour workshop is $30 plus a supply fee of $20 paid to the instructor. You may take one, two or all three workshops. If Drawing is more you style, we have 3 different options this Spring.  
YES, YOU CAN DRAW! Learn the basics of perspective, proportion, line and shape during my 4-week course. I will teach you to see better so you can draw better! Session I meets on Fridays 1-3 p.m. for 4 weeks starting Jan. 13. The course will be repeated in April. Fee is $125, which includes your drawing kit and pad.  
ZENTANGLE® Think of this as doodling with a focus. Zentangle uses repeated patterns to create some of the coolest art you've ever seen. Michelle Robinson is returning this Spring to introduce more people to the art of Zentangle. Choose from 2 dates for the intro session: Saturday, Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon or Thursday, Feb. 16, also 10 a.m.-noon. Michelle will then be back in March and April for another round of workshops, but this time showing you how to introduce color into your Zen designs. Fee is $30 per 2-hour workshop, plus supply fee of $10 for a basic kit or $49 for an official Zentangle kit, to be paid to the instructor.
THE ART OF DRAWING ANIMALS Join Maren Phillips for this one-day workshop set for Monday, March 5. Meeting 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., you'll learn about drawing animals from a master! Fee is $95 plus supplies (you'll get the supply list when you sign up).

Painting, drawing...and more! Keep reading!  
PAPER MACHE Back by popular demand, my paper mache GECKO class for adults! Create a 3-foot critter in this 4-week course. Meets Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. starting Jan. 17. Fee is $125 and that includes all supplies. Get ready to get messy!
STAINED GLASS Our master glass artist Lynette Clauser is back sharing her knowledge of working with Stained Glass and more. She will start the year off with BASIC LEAD classes. Choose from Monday nights 6-9 p.m. starting Jan. 23 or Tuesday mornings 8:30-11:30 a.m. starting Jan. 24. Meets for 5 weeks and each is limited to 5 students. Fee is $225 which covers EVERYTHING including glass, supplies and use of tools and equipment. (Lynette's INTRO TO COPPER FOIL classes are set to start in March and April).  
PHOTOGRAPHY David is back this Spring teaching folks about those camera settings and giving them lots of tips on how to improve their photography. Course meets for 4 weeks, on Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-Noon. First session starts Feb. 8. The course will be repeated in April. Fee is $125, which includes use of camera during class, CD of images shot, plus a couple of enlargements and mats.  
FUSED GLASS AND JEWELRY MAKING Did you know that you can fuse glass in a microwave? Lynette will teach you how to do just that and more in this 3-hour workshop that meets 9 a.m.-Noon on Saturday, Feb. 18. Fee is $75, which includes all supplies.  
MOSAICS Learn all about turning ordinary objects into extraordinary works of art though the use of mosaics. You bring something cool to cover and Lynette will provide the rest. We will offer two, 2-week sessions in the Spring. The first will be held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to Noon on March 3 and March 10. The class will repeat in April. Fee is $95 per 2-week workshop, which includes all supplies except the object to be decorated.

To sign up, simply drop by CASA DE LINDA ART CENTER or call us at 830-624-5302.

Thursday, December 08, 2011


As you may know, David and I flew out to Miami after Thanksgiving weekend to check out some of the art shows that turn Miami upside down the first of week of December every year. While there, we visited Art Expo Solo, the main objective of our short trip, plus Red Dot and Art Miami. We arrived on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in time to take in the opening gala for the Solo and Red Dot shows. We returned on Wednesday for another visit and to walk the mammoth Art Miami. Unfortunately, we had to leave early Thursday morning, the same day that many of the other shows opened.
This Miami art phenomenon started about 10 years ago with the first Art Basel, an international, high-end show that attracts artists, art collectors and celebrities from around the globe. Generally held the first week of December, Art Basel started a trend of art shows that has grown every year, filling up empty lots with pop-up galleries and hotel rooms with hundreds of guests. (Here's a view of Miami at night from our room on the 16th floor of the Marriott Biscayne Bay.)
We were there to check out Art Expo Miami, which is put on by the same people who do the long-running Art Expo NYC every year. We want to see what it was all about and get to meet, face-to-face, with reps of the company. (David and I at the entrance to the Solo show. It was held in the same building as the Red Dot show. And I need to mention that we had a celeb-sighting of our own...Jane Seymour! Yes, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, who is also an artist. I mustered up the courage go up and talk to her as well but drew the line at asking for a photo!)
While we've done shows in NYC several times (Art License Expo International and Surtex), our objective in the past was to promote the licensing of my wildflower art. We had talked about doing the Art Expo but had not taken that step...until now. After walking the shows and meeting with the reps, we signed up for Art Expo NYC that's scheduled for March 22-25. I'm taking my wildflowers to the heart of Manhattan! We'll be in the Solo portion of Art Expo, in booth #1145. The last photo posted here is a night-time shot of one of the many palm trees draped for the Art Miami show. Look closely...these are men's, long-sleeve shirts! I just love artists!! We look forward to returning to Miami for next year's shows and to have a little more time to check out the city! Our 2-day+ trip only whetted our appetite for both. We took out a little time to walk the downtown area and spent a few hours at a market overlooking the bay. Can't wait to check out the art deco buildings and Coconut Grove. So much to little time. We will be back!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

News: Cafepress store closed

I've decided to close my Cafepress store ( This was the print-on-demand site where you could order products with my wildflower paintings, and more recently, my husband's photo images. Both David and I have been increasingly dissatisfied with the quality of the products and service. We do appreciate everyone who has purchased from the store over the years. I'll be looking for a new source to be able to offer my wildflowers on products in the future.

Monday, September 12, 2011


We've added 4 new paintings to the ART-2-Gogh Painting Party selection for October and November. Check them out and let us know when you'd like to come paint with us! Visit for the current calendar and more information!


Adult art classes in oil painting, watercolors, pastels, drawing, photography, and stained glass are starting up over the next few weeks in the studios at Casa de Linda Art Center in New Braunfels. Plus we have stained glass for ages 10-16; painting for ages 5-8 and for ages 8-12. Full schedule is available on our website.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I was recently interviewed for a business profile for the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung's monthly Business Journal and it ran yesterday! Nice write up about Casa de Linda Art Center with a focus on our ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties.

Friday, September 09, 2011


It's a busy day today getting ready for the Casa de Linda Art Center First Anniversary Open House tomorrow. If you are in the area, drop by and help us celebrate. FREE art demos, refreshments and more. Also the official opening for our fall exhibit, "Eyes of Texas," featuring photography by Jennifer Wilson, Bill Brockmeier, John Mohar, David Jacobson, Rick Tolar, Jordan Palmer, William Waldron, John Reinke, Kay Reinke and Darryl Patrick.

Monday, September 05, 2011


Just thought I'd do a quick post about this coming weekend's ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties. On Friday night, we'll be painting one of our most popular paintings: "Cactus in Bloom." I knew when I first came up with this art that it would be a hit...and it is! It's surprisingly easy to paint when you follow along with me!
On Saturday night, we are painting the Water Tower at Gruene. Of course, you can make it any watertower you'd like. We've had folks put the word "Texas" instead. You could even put your own hometown or football team (for me, I'd want to write Floresville Tigers!). The parties start at 6 p.m. and end around 9 p.m. We provide the canvas and everything you need to finish your work of art. You can bring a bottle or wine or beverage of your choice. We have complimentary water and coffee. Learn more at or give us a call at 830-624-5302.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


What brings folks to this blog varies greatly. Some of you are looking for me, Linda Calvert Jacobson The Wildflower Artist. You found me! I started this blog in November 2005. I can't believe that it's been 6 years now! When I started, I would mostly post about my life as an artist, about my wildflowers paintings, life in the Texas Hill Country and about when and where you could find me and work at various art shows and events. At the same time, I was teaching from my studio in downtown New Braunfels and would sometimes post about classes coming up.

Over the next few years, my wildflower art really took off and I made my way to several licensing shows in New York and, later, California. Signed with an agent from the UK and soon my paintings were being featured on watches being sold on TV in Europe. Many, many of you have found this blog by searching for something like: Linda Calvert Jacobson watches. Thousands of my watches have been sold over the last 4 years and am I'm honored by the fact that my art brings such pleasure and joy to so many people.

Then last September my husband and I decided to expand the studio and rent a second location where we could do more with classes and even add a gallery. That was the beginning for Casa de Linda Art Center. Many of you who happen upon this blog get here by searching for art classes in New Braunfels, or something like that. I try to keep a link in the right column that will take you right to our main business page for Casa de Linda Art Center.

This fall, we are pleased to offer adult classes in stained glass, oil painting, watercolors, acrylics, photography, drawing, Zentangle, paper mache and pastels. For the kids we have several painting class options for ages 5-16.

At the beginning of this year, we introduced our ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties. Hundreds of people have already experienced our fun evenings of painting and socializing, especially designed for adults. We provide everything you need to finish a large painting, you just come and enjoy yourself. It's a BYOB so feel free to bring a bottle of wine and even snacks. We'll provide the napkins and corkscrew, as well as coffee, tea and water. The ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties are held on most Friday and Saturday nights for open seating or can be scheduled as private parties if you have a special occasion to celebrate or just want to share the experience with some special friends.

On September 10, we'll be celebrating our first year for Casa de Linda Art Center with an open house. We are planning to have artists' demos, complimentary refreshments and a few special deals. Plus it will be opening reception for our fall show, "Eyes of Texas," a photography exhibit. If you are in the area and not already on our e-mail list, but would like to be, please click here to sign up so you can keep up with our latest news.

So did you find what you are looking for? Hope so! You can also follow me on Facebook. Click here if you'd like to LIKE my artist page. And/or you can click here for the Casa de Linda Art Center FB page.

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, August 25, 2011


As they say, better late than never! So many of my students have been patiently waiting for me to publish the Fall 2011 schedule. And here it is! It'll go to press early next week but thanks to the magic of the Internet, here's an e-version.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011


So this is pretty cool! I was interviewed for a member profile by the editor of PORTFOLIO, a magazine published by the Craft and Hobby Association. It ran in the summer issue. I joined CHA two years ago and have found it to be a great resource on so many levels. Just wanted to share this bit of news.

Friday, July 08, 2011


It's been such a busy summer at Casa de Linda! Between teaching classes, camps and our ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties, I barely have time to think some weeks...much less blog! I'll post later about what's happening my world as an artist. But for now, I want to give a quick camp update for anyone with kids in the New Braunfels area.

Art camps are in full swing and we've had tons fun so far. Still room in some camps. Here's what's coming up:

July 11-14
Ages 5-9: Fun with Photos, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-13: Clay Creations, 1-3 p.m.
Ages 10-16: Watercolor, 4-6 p.m.

July 18-21
Ages 5-9: Monsters & Aliens, 9:30-11:30
(The "alien" show here is one of the most popular projects! This was completed by a 9-year-old in last year's camp).

July 25-28
Ages 5-9: Little Princess, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-13: 3-D Oversize Sculpture, 1-3 p.m.

Aug. 1-4
Ages 5-9: Prehistoric Times, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-13: Digital Photography, 1-3 p.m.
Ages 8-13: Painting Still Life, 1-3 p.m.

Aug 8-11
Ages 8-13: Monsters & Aliens, 1-3 p.m.

Aug. 15-17 (3-day Mini Camp)
Ages 5-9: Famous Artists - Monet's Waterlilies, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-13: Fused Glass & Jewelry Making, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 8-13: Clay Creations, 10-3 p.m.

For descriptions, please visit or call us at 830-624-5302. Limited seating in all camps!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Want to learn something new this summer? How about...

STAINED GLASS with Lynette
Choose from Saturday mornings 10 a.m.-Noon (starting June 11) or Monday mornings 8:30-10:30 a.m. (starting June 13). This is a 6-week course (we'll skip July 4 weekend). Fee is $225 and that INCLUDES EVERYTHING...all of your glass and supplies and use of tools and equipment. Limited to 5 students per class.

Learn how to create a work of art from a block of wood in this 4-week course. Meets Sunday afternoons from 1:30-4:30 for 4 weeks starting June 5. Class is limited to 4 students. Fee is $160, which includes all materials and use of tools.

We have openings in the Wed night class that meets 6:30-9 p.m. plus we'll have a new Friday afternoon class forming for the summer that will meet from 1-3:30 p.m. These are on-going classes. Started kit is $95 and class fees are $125 for 6 classes. Seating is limited.

Call me at 830-624-5302 to sign up or drop by Casa de Linda Art Center, 850 S. Business I-35 in New Braunfels anytime between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Tues-Sat.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Since 2003, the first summer after I rented my little studio upstairs at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, I've been offering Summer Art Camps in New Braunfels for kids who live here or come for the summer to visit. The program has grown year after year and each summer I've added more camps and opportunities. And this year is no exception. With two locations now, the original studio downtown and our new Casa de Linda Art Center out on Elliot Knox Blvd near Walnut and I-35, our program is bigger and better! The Summer 2011 schedule is posted online and available to download from our website, Check it out and come join us!

Friday, April 08, 2011


This large painting of Gruene Hall is by Patty, a student from my Friday morning adult acrylic class. She has been working on this 30x40, palette knife painting since last September, when we first open in the new location. It is so amazing and I'm so proud to share it with the world!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


If you haven't tried one of our ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties, now is the time...or should I say April is. We are running a special for the month to entice you and your friends to come join us. Or come again! This Saturday night we are painting a scene of the Guadalupe River that was inspired by a photo I took while enjoying a drive up River Road one afternoon. We still have openings and would love for you to join us! Next week, we are painting Gruene Hall on Friday night (April 8) and still have about 4 openings. On Saturday night, April 9, we'll be painting Flower Vase, one of my newest additions to the line up featuring a whimsical and colorful flower in a vase being visited by a butterfly. See all of the images at

So what's the special, you ask?
Reg price is $39 per person or $69 for a couple. Our April super special: $29 per person or $49 per couple!

How does it work, you ask? You pick a night, invite a date or friend or maybe several friends and sign up. Bring some wine and/or light snacks if you like. We will have EVERYTHING else you need: the canvas, brushes, paints and even cups, napkins and a corkscrew! Complimentary coffee, water and tea are available. Parties are scheduled on Friday and Saturday nights, 6-9 p.m.

Again, visit for more information.

Monday, March 28, 2011


Can you believe that March is almost over? It's starting to "green up" in the Texas Hill Country and the wildflowers are popping out. I love Spring, don't you?

We had a wonderful Spring Open House and Artists Reception on Sunday. Visitors enjoyed seeing the Blooming Wonderful Art Exhibit, watching demos by Leila Reynolds (silk painting) and Lynette Clauser (stained glass), talking with artists and sipping on wine. The kids (and adults, too), had fun at the make-it-n-take-it table where they designed bookmarks and doorhangers.

Several people signed up for classes and ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties and many picked up our new, hot-off-the-press, Summer Camps-n-Classes schedule. We'll have the 2011 online soon. In the meantime, if you'd like to see what we are offering, just contact me and I'll fix you up.

April Classes at Casa de Linda Art Center, New Braunfels, Texas
If you live in the New Braunfels area and you've been thinking about taking art classes, there's no time like the present! We are enrolling adults for Beginning Lead Stained Glass on Saturday mornings, Basic Watercolor on Monday afternoons, Basic Oil Painting on Tuesday nights, and Basic Digital Photography on Wednesday mornings...all starting the first week of April.

Beginning Lead Stained Glass will meet on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-12 noon for 5 weeks starting April 2. Taught by Lynette Clauser, this class is perfect for anyone who has ever wanted to try stained glass as well as for folks who have worked with it and need a refresher...or just a place to work, use of tools and some guidance. Fee is $195 for the 5-week course, and that includes EVERYTHING you need: glass, lead, and supplies as well as use of tools and equipment.

Basic Watercolor meets for 4 weeks on Monday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. starting April 4. Maren Phillips will teach you all about using watercolors, types of paper, special techniques and more. The fee is $125 for 4 weeks. When you sign up, we'll give you a list of supplies that you'll need to bring with you to the first class.

Basic Oil Painting is also taught by Maren and will meet on Tuesday nights from 6-9 p.m. for 4 weeks starting April 5. You'll complete 3-4 paintings plus a color study in this informative course. Fee is $125 for the course, plus supplies (you'll get the list when you sign up).

Basic Digital Photography meets on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to Noon for 4 weeks starting April 6. David Jacobson will take the mystery out of working with digital cameras while teaching you about principles of photography. Fee is $125, which includes use of camera during class, a CD of all images shot plus a couple of enlargements and mats.

Students show off their projects completed in a recent Basic Lead Stained Glass class:

Saturday, March 19, 2011


We had a great ribbon cutting on Thursday, March 17, with the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce. They posted a video of it on Youtube...


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


We are thrilled to present our first-ever themed show, The Blooming Wonderful Art Show, at Casa de Linda Art Center.

WHAT: “Blooming Wonderful” Art Exhibit
WHERE: Casa de Linda Art Center
WHEN: March 15-May 14, 2011
RECEPTION AND OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, March 27, Noon-5 p.m.

Bill Brockmeier, photography
Patty Greer-McGarity, fiber arts
Joe E. Hicks, watercolor
David A. Jacobson, photography
Linda Calvert Jacobson, acrylics
Mary Johnson, pastels
Lotus McElfish, watercolor
Marilyn Rea Nasky, acrylic
Clara Newby, watercolor and collage
Maren Phillips, watercolor and oil
June Russell, wood carving
Micheal W. Smith, watercolor
Rick Tolar, photography

Also exhibiting works by:
Shirley Bland, hand-painted glass
Lynette Clauser, stained glass
Diana Dalberg, fused glass
Cindy Jennings, fired clay crosses
Kathy Perales, hand-painted glass
Leila Reynolds, fiber arts
Adrienne Speer, earthenware
Darla Thompson/Wendy Banta, decorated wood crosses

Sunday, February 27, 2011


We have the March-April 2011 ART-2-Gogh Painting Party schedule ready. Visit and click on the calendar link for more information.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Collectible Wildflower Watches on sale again

If you've been following my career as an artist for very long, you know by now that I've licensed some of my wildflower designs for limited-edition, collectible watches that are sold on TV in the UK. The latest round of these are now being featured on Bid TV. If you have bought one or more of my watches...thank you! I'd love to hear from you!

Sunday, February 06, 2011


We have been having a great time with the ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties at Casa de Linda Art Center. Just check out the wonderful paintings...

Monday, January 24, 2011


Lots of classes are scheduled for February, including Basic Digital Photography taught by David Jacobson. In this 4-week course, David will show you how to take your camera off automatic mode and understand what the various preset modes offer. Manual camera settings will also be explored in ways that will have you learn the flash, macro, ISO, exposure ans shutter speed for many indoor and outdoor situations. You'll also learn to use perspective, composition and lighting to create a story about your photo. Also learn how to properly mat your photos for presentation.

Basis Digital Photography meets on Saturday afternoons, 3-5 p.m. for 4 weeks starting Feb. 5. (The class will be repeat in April on Wednesday mornings.)
Fee is $125, which includes use of camera during class, CD of all images shot and 2 enlargements with mats.

For a complete list of classes, visit

Friday, January 14, 2011


We have some really fun classes starting in February...classes that are especially designed for SHARING!

Papier Mache Family Pet

This is similar to one of my most popular summer camps but this time adults are invited to join the fun! Bring a photo of your family pet...a dog, cat, hamster, potbellied pig, whatever....and I'll help you and your companion built a 3-D version from the ground up. That companion can be a child, age 5 and up, a teen or another adult.

Meets: Feb. 5 9a.m.-12:30 p.m. then from 10-12 on Feb. 12, 19 and 26.
Fee: $125 for TWO PEOPLE, working as a team on one project. ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.

Silk Painting with Leila Reynolds.

Using special dyes and techniques, Leila will teach you and friend (adult or child age 5 or older) how to create a work of art from silk material. Each student will work on their own creation as they share the experience of silk painting side by side.

Meets: Saturday, Feb. 5, 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Fee: $65 for TWO PEOPLE, doing a project each. SILK, DYES AND ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.

Stained Glass Windchimes with Lynette Clauser

Choosing from six different designs, a team of two will create a stained glass windchime. Your companion for this project may be another adult or a child who is at least 8 years old.

Meets" Saturday Feb. 5 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Fee: $65 for TWO people, working on one project as a team. ALL SUPPLIES AND USE OF TOOLS INCLUDED.

Monday, January 10, 2011


Looking for something new and different? Why not try your hand at wood carving? Master carver June Russell, whose work is shown here, is offering a basic wood carving class on Sunday afternoons in February. Obviously, you won't turn out a piece as advanced as this Turkey Hen, but you will get a good taste of what it takes to turn a piece of wood into a work of art. We have 3 seats open so let me know ASAP if you want to sign up! Here's the info...


Taught by June Russell. This 4-week class will cover basic wood carving techniques. Each student will complete a duck decoy. Learn how to plan and carve the design, what woods work the best, how to select and use tools and more. The fee of $145 per student for 4 weeks will cover instruction, materials and use of tools. Each class will meet for 3 hours. Students will also need to take projects home to work on between classes. Time permitting, June will also demonstrate more advance techniques.

Spring 2011 schedule:
Sundays 1:30-4:30 p.m. Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Max # of students: 4

Classes will be held at Casa de Linda Art Center, 850 S. Bus I-35, New Braunfels.
Call 830-624-5302 to enroll.

Friday, January 07, 2011


I'm thrilled to announce the launch of our newest program: ART-2-Gogh (tm) Painting Parties at Casa de Linda Art Center - New Braunfels! While the program is new, it really just combines several things I've been enjoying for years...teaching painting, local scenery and wine!

First of all, for the last several years I've been teaching "paint along" style of instructions for my children's classes, and, might I add, with great success. Everyone is always so impressed with the student's paintings, I began thinking about offering a similar class for adults.

Secondly, I've always had a deep appreciation for all things Texas (afterall, I am a native Texan), so painting bluebonnets and oak trees is just natural. Add to that Gruene Hall, the Water Tower at Gruene, the Guadalupe River, Canyon Lake and the Plaza in downtown New Braunfels and you have a great little gallery of Texas Art!

And finally, students in my adult painting classes have found that a little wine can sometimes take the stress off the day and make the painting experience even more enjoyable.


For the last several months I've been working on a series of paintings that adults would enjoy doing while sipping some wine and visiting with friends. Instead of spreading the classes over several meetings and several weeks, I've worked out the instructions so that you can finish a painting in 3 hours or less. Plus, I've set it up so all of the supplies, canvas, paints, brushes, are included. You bring your own wine or beverage (coffee, tea and water are complimentary), we'll provide the cups and corkscrew! The fee is $39 for one person or $60 for two. Again, that includes ALL of the supplies!

The Painting Parties are scheduled for Friday nights, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday nights, 7-10 p.m. To celebrate the introduction of this new program, I'm offering a 2-for-1 $39 and bring a friend for FREE! Check out the calendar for January and February posted on this blog, pick a date and make it a date!