Author: sjstudio

6-Week Drawing & Painting Class for Kids

Winter Classes Drawing and Painting Jan. 21 – Feb. 25 ~ Thursdays 4:30-6 pm $130 member / $160 non-member We will develop skills in rendering flora and fauna, landscape, perspective drawing, facial proportions and more using a variety of media from pencil and pastels to watercolor and acrylics. The class is taught by Jean, a […]

Big Brother Big Sister Events

We hosted two special paint events for 10 matches each for Big Brothers Big Sisters Twin Cities last month!  The premise was to have each “match” , (a big sister/brother and little sister/brother), create a painting on canvas together as a unit. The canvas was illustrated with images that represent who they are as individuals […]

Fundraiser for Rob Ayotte

Our amazing new employee Rob Ayotte started working with us for our Comic Book Summer Camp, then stayed on to work int he studio part-time. He has brought so much creativity and enthusiasm into the studio and is a great addition to the SJ staff! Unfortunately on September 17th, (while Rob was thankfully working at […]

Jardin Magico

I spend my days surrounded by this garden themed studio with flowers hanging from the ceiling masquerading as chandeliers, towering poppies in the party room, a cobble stone pathway that leads throughout. Everything, every surface is covered with color! Budding artists often comment, “I don’t want to leave!” I am honored and humbled to have […]

Painting Field Trips for Teachers

Kids often come into the studio and get excited when they see one of our knock off paintings of the masters. They tell me about their great teachers and how they did “Starry Night” in crayons or learned about Seurat’s dots in the classroom. In May I wanted to honor a couple of special teachers […]