I never knew that I had such a heart and passion for teaching until I opened my first retail store in October of 1994 – The Stencilled Garden, located in Fresno, CA.
I had been decorative painting for about 5 years when I decided I wanted to open a place where I could share my love of stenciling with others. Over the years in which I offered my decorative painting services, I had many customers/clients indicate that they would love to learn what I did. This set my mind in action – that not everyone could afford to hire an artist to come paint for them – but there should be a place that offered supplies, specialty products, stencils and classes – so that anyone could learn and paint something beautiful in their home!
So I opened “The Stencilled Garden” to provide a place to buy stencils/products and learn the art of stenciling so you could do it yourself!!! I started offering classes on the art of stenciling as soon as I opened my studio/store and found that I “loved” teaching others to stencil.
Many people believe that they have no artistic talent and to see someone’s face light up when they start creating with a stencil and how artistic they truly can be – is a Joy and Blessing for me! In the 18 years that my studio was located in Fresno, CA – I think I taught just about everyone in town to stencil 🙂
My studio quickly evolved into a decorative painting studio – where someone could buy products for just about any project. I started offering classes in Faux, Plasters, project classes and just about anything related to painting!!!
Well, I moved my studio January of 2013 to Southern California – can’t say I had much of a plan (other than I was ready for a change and my kids were all settled at college)! I once again opened up a new studio in Huntington Beach, CA – a creative place to inspire others to paint something! My studio offers many different products from stencil brushes and acrylic paints to specialty brushes to create a full wall finish – I’m a decorative painting studio that has everything for your projects, furniture, floors, ceilings, walls, and cabinetry.
I still find JOY in teaching others – whether it’s beginner holding a stencil brush for the first time or a fellow artist looking for new inspiration. My place is open to all – newbies – beginners – advanced decorative painters……you will always find the products you need, the advice to complete the project, the training to know what to do with your project from start to finish.
My classes are listed on my web site and private lessons are always an option too!!! www.artisticpaintingstudio.com/classes/
What else can I say – I LOVE to teach painting – share my talents and knowledge with others………Be Blessed!