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Mary Svenson, CDA
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Fall 2014 - the class painted some nutcrackers. Here are a few.

Marilyn has been very busy. She painted all three of these.

Ginny Has been very busy too!


Carved Santa painted by Pat Flanagan

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The Lexington Arts and Craft Society host "The Many Faces of Decorative Arts" exhibit.
I was asked to be a guest exhibitor with artwork featuring American and Europian Decorative Arts,
February 15-27, 2011.


to all who are New England Traditions 2010 Art Show Winners!

Carol Howard takes first place in Folk Art, second in Holiday, and People's Choice Award.


Carved Santas  recently painted in the studio and inspired by designs in the Decorative Arts Collection Book.

Gayle Oram design painted by Carin Vela

Sherry Nelson design painted by Dan Allen (acrylics)

Phyllis Tilford design painted by Donna Lewis

Cheri Rol design painted by Mary Shannon (acrylics)


Jo Sonja design painted by Ginger Kelly

Adaptation of Betty Caithness design by Dan Allen

One of the many projects painted by students at the studio in 2006 were tea sets inspired by designs of Jo Sonja. Thanks to one of my students, Kay, who researched, bidded, and collected tea sets from ebay, yard sales, and flea markets, everyone had their own unique tea set to paint. First, the pieces need to be sanded. We were fortunate to have someone that sand blasted them for us. Next they were painted with two coats of JS All Purpose Sealer and allowed to cure. Color selections were made in order to personalize each set to each individuals desires. This was followed by hours of inspiring and enjoyable painting.The results were fantastic and I wish to share the excitement with these pictures. As an extra bonus, all the tea sets have been invited to be on display at a "tea" for a church in Billerica, MA on Sept. 16, 2006.



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