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Paint with a thankful heart

watercolor-brushwork-floral-notes -laure-paillex  "The world has changed," we hear people lament. Most of us don't like change.  We like the "known", the predictable, the comfortable. It's too easy to fall into a rut of gloom and despair.

Free Online Classes in June!

Join Lauré & friends in our new online studio/classroom using ZOOM on your desktop computer, tablet, or smartphone! Simply download the ZOOM app onto your device, set up a free ZOOM account, and log in to our classroom using either the direct link or the ID and passwords sent to you via Invitation Email. Join us for an hour of instruction, inspiration, and encouragement!

TUESDAY @ 10:00 AM (through June 30, 2020)

FRIDAY @ 7:00 PM (through June 26, 2020)

Explore ArtWeek 2020 - May 1 - 10

This is my happy place - colorful brushes by Laure Paillex Explore ArtWeek  #ArtWeekAtHome is the reimagined format replacing the original ArtWeek that would have featured almost 800 creative events in over 170 communities across the state, including many free events for families, children, residents, and visitors. On May 1st, originally slated for the canceled ArtWeek 2020 festival kick-off day, ArtWeek event hosts and partners will post links on social media to their online content including tours, concerts, at-home activities, or other creative programs while tagging #ArtWeekAtHome and @ArtWeekMA.

Easter Greetings

Easter blessings to my sweet painting peeps! 

Staying Connected While "Isolating"

It's a marvelous age we live in...

Every decade, every century in the recorded history of mankind has had its challenges and trials to face. Wars, plagues, economic collapses, natural disasters and combinations of turmoils are not uncommon, they are facts of life in this broken world.  Somehow, it seems more personal when these events interrupt our twenty-first-century daily lives.  No toilet paper!  Social "distancing"!  Three weeks stuck at home with a house full of kids - or a retired husband!  Why is the internet so s-l-o-w! 

12 Days of Christmas

Merry Christmas and Happy New YearTradition holds that Christmas is a Season of joys celebrated beginning on December 25th and continuing to January 6th - the Epiphany, as it is called, when the three Magi found the young child Jesus and presented Him with their gifts (Matthew 2:11).

Winter Storm Class Cancellations

Silly Snowflake Face by Laure PaillexOld Man Winter seems to have arrived early this year!  The temperatures have been unseasonably cold, and tomorrow promises rain, sleet, and snow - and it's only the 2nd of December!  So, with tomorrow's class cancellations, I thought it would be a good idea to review our class cancellation announcement system.

Fall is in the Air

Hello Fall image Laure Paillex Art and Design blog post 2019September has arrived with its promise of cooler weather, colorful autumn hues, and all the delights of the fall season! 

It's time to get back to school for the kids, and back to art and painting classes for the young at heart!  Here in the Cape Cod and southern New England area there are so many exciting local and regional arts and crafts events being offered, it's a challenge to choose among them.  I'm sure it's the same in your neck of the woods, too - harvest fests, arts and crafts fairs, vintage and antique shows, gallery openings, walking tours, and don

Summer is for Painting

Laure Paillex  acrylic painting class at ECHO wareham MATuesday, June 4th was the first day of our Summer 2019 Painting Classes at ECHO in Wareham, MA.  I'm delighted that both the morning and afternoon classes were filled with happy, enthusiastic painters who worked on projects that included mermaid ornaments, personalized local village signboards, a small furniture piece and a vintage picnic basket!  Every one took time to browse the gift shop to appreciate the handmade works of other local artists on display.  Inspiration was everywhere!

 

 

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