"The only unique contribution we will ever make in this world will be born of our creativity."

~From "the Gift of Imperfection" by Brene Brown

Color theory

for Watercolorists

w. terri kottas


Saturday September 23rd


Friday September 29th 


watercolor cards

w. lori lambert

wednesday september 27th


*special event*

mrs. buttersworth

w. sonja caywood

saturday september 30th


We are so pleased to welcome back renowned acrylic artist SONJA CAYWOOD!  Many of you have fallen in love with her lovable renditions of cows and have even painted your own version with us here at CLS...Meet, Mrs. Buttersworth!  Acrylic on canvas; all supplies included. 

*special event*

impressionist window

w. carolyn thayer

saturday september 30th


An unique event hosted by Carolyn Thayer.  Windows for purchase @ $25 each, or bring your own rustic window for no extra charge.  Acrylic paint on glass; painting supplies included.

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Color is a powerful tool.  Color has an affect over how we feel, behave and react. Color theory is a guide to color mixing and the visual effects of specific colorcombinations.  Join Terri Kottas to play, learn, experiment and discover fun facts and practices about color and color combinations using watercolor paints.

*special event*

chasing the light

w. kira fercho

saturday september 23rd


"'Chasing the Light' is a study on neutrals, shadow shape and light source." - Kira Fercho

As incredible as this painting is, YOU can create your own version under the guidance of renowned impasto artist KIRA FERCHO! Crooked Line Studio is excited to host Kira Fercho once again and her events fill up fast!! Impasto oil painting; all supplies included.

watercolor string art

w. lori lambert

wednesday september 20th


In this class you will play with Dr Ph. Martin’s Hydrus  Watercolors.  They are extremely concentrated, brilliantly intense fine art quality watercolor in a glass bottle.  They are lightfast, transparent and can be blended and intermixed while still maintaining the transparency and luminosity of the colors.  Play with this exciting product while creating a fun, loose landscape using string and a brush.

Keepers of the sun

w. carolyn thayer

friday september 15th


saturday september 16th


Acrylic on canvas; all supplies included.

Create several small, beautiful and fun pieces of art on 5 in x 7 in cards made from high-quality watercolor paper using a product you may never have heard of before – Dr Ph Martin’s Hydrus Watercolors.  These are highly pigmented watercolors already mixed with water to the correct concentration so you have the perfect combination right out of the bottle!  This saves time, guesswork and ensures a consistent color every time.  Lori Lambert will show you several easy techniques using saran wrap, a plastic needle work canvas, drywall tape, wet tissues (spit wads!) and more.  This is a great class for absolute beginners as well as experienced water color artists looking for new techniques.  Class includes the cards, envelopes and plastic protective sleeves.  They can also be easily and inexpensively framed.

grandma's window

w. carolyn thayer

friday september 22nd


Acrylic on canvas; all supplies included.


w. susan bryan

saturday september 9th


Impasto style oil painting on canvas; all supplies included.

Tole painting is the folk art of decorative painting on objects and furniture. 

Tole is often referred to as “one stroke painting”.  Two or more colors are loaded into the brush to produce the highlight, body color and shadow of each element of the design and then painted with one stroke of the brush.  This method is much quicker than adding each color separately.

Join Janice McGarvey to learn this fun and beautiful method of decorative painting.  Bring your own objects to paint – wood, metal, stoneware, etc.  You will have plenty of time to complete 2 or more pieces.  This is a great class for beginners and a refresher course for those who may have tole painted many years ago.

Class runs from 9 am – 4 pm, with a break for lunch noon – 1 pm. 

Pack your lunch, schedule delivery, or try one of the eateries downtown.

*Special event*

tole painting w. oil workshop

w. janice mcgarvey

​saturday september 16th



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