Friday, August 8, 2014

Introducing our newest teacher, Joyce Danko!

We are very excited to share the news that we have a new teacher on board!  Her name is Joyce Danko and she is a professional Colorist/Artist from Bethlehem.  Joyce is a lifelong painter who, for the past four years, has been closely involved in the traditional atelier method of art training. This reflects the recent movement in the art world towards a revival in the classical approach to training and technical proficiency. She also has an impressive background in color theory (she is a strong advocate of the Fletcher color system), and is a professional color consultant for interior design. Her paintings were included in a number of recent juried exhibitions, and she is also a noted award winning canine painter.

Joyce is very excited to share her knowledge, and we are just as excited that she will be joining our studio! Here are some links to her work:

Saturday, August 2, 2014

"The road to success is always under construction" -Lily Tomlin

Since our last post, things have been moving at lightning speed (including the money out of our checkbook!). Our contractors have been hauling ass and getting lots of things done.  Here's what's been going on:

* The downstairs bathroom, which had to be enlarged to be handicapped accessible, has been framed out and the handicap ramp built.

* The upstairs bathroom, which also had to be enlarged slightly, has been framed, dry walled, and all of the flooring and fixtures purchased and ready to be put in.

Where Tom does some of his best thinking.

* The darkroom is almost done – the lightproof door has been installed and new drywall put up and primed and handicap door installed. 

* Last but not least, the “deep, dark room” which is used for unloading film and has to be absolutely pitch black, has been built, primed and painted, black of course.

In other news, our gallery sign has been printed, looks fabulous, and just needs to be hung.

Whew!  I'm tired just writing about all we've been getting done!  Stay tuned...lots more to come!