Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Registration is open for our annual trip to Paris

The Impressionist's Paris
Experience Paris from an artist's perspective!
April 20-27, 2012

Join us for a multi-dimensional, multi-generational week of art appreciation in Paris. We'll look, learn draw, and paint - and engage all of our senses as we immerse ourselves in the works of the Impressionists and the city that inspired them.

For a registration form or for a detailed itinerary, contact Karen Kane, at 800-430-5436, or karen@parisbydesign.com.

For art-related questions, contact Teresa Davis at info@davisstudiovt.com

What's special about this trip:

  • Our small group of students and adults will step off the beaten path and back in time as we follow in the footsteps of Monet, Degas and Cassatt. This trip is best for students between the ages of 12 and 18 with an accompanying adult. If you are an enthusiastic yet unaccompanied adult or student, talk to us - let's see if this experience might work for you. Our explorations include Paris highlights, guided visits to museums, gardens, markets and artists' studios - as well as time on your own to reflect and create.
  • You'll receive your own travel sketchbook. Our structured writing & drawing activities, as well as work with watercolors and collage, will help you record your experiences. No previous artistic experience is required.
  • We'll prepare you before the trip with workshops on art history, French language, and culture; we'll help you keep the trip alive once we're home.

What's included:
  • 6 days and nights in Paris
  • A room with a view in a centrally located, family-owned hotel
  • Daily breakfast, three inspirational lunches, and two fantastic group dinners
  • Museum visits, focused drawing activities, and guided walks that get you off the beaten path and
    allow you experience art in many forms
  • Your own travel sketchbook
  • A personalized notebook, including additional Paris addresses of particular interest that will help you discover arts venues, restaurants, shopping, and more
  • Paris museum pass that provides fast and free entry to the city's best museums
  • Paris m├ętro pass that lets you navigate the city like a native
  • Recommendations for and help arranging optional activities
  • Three preparatory classes at Davis Studio focusing on French culture and art history before we go; optional workshop after we return, to help you create a painting from one of your sketchbook pages

Cost and registration details
Cost is $2,820 per person, double occupancy, if registered before June 15, 2011.

Cost is $2,920 after June 15.

Single room is available for an additional $300.

Price does not include flight. Registration is on a firstcome, first served basis, and we expect this trip to fill
quickly. Minimum group size is 7; maximum is 10. A depositof $500 per person will reserve your place in The Impressionist’sParis. Remaining payment can be made through installments,and is requested by Feb 15, 2012.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Creative Escape, this Sunday.

South End Studio and Davis Studio present "Creative Escape"
a mini-vacation to refresh and re-energize

Bring your friends and join us for a day of playful art and expressive movement. Even if you haven't danced or painted since you were a child, we welcome you to join us in a safe, encouraging and accepting environment.

Activities will include: Gentle Yoga, Mixed Media Art Session, Nia Dance Class & more!

Come to 1 or all 3 of our Sunday Creative Escape Days
Sunday, March 20th | Sunday, April 10th | Sunday, May 15th
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
Davis Studio, 4 Howard Street, Burlington &
South End Studio, 696 Pine Street, Burlington

Costs only $75.00 and includes $60.00 in Coupons!

First Time Attendees will receive the following:
* 2 free class passes to South End Studio (value $26)

* 1 free Saturday Sampler Class at Davis Studio (value $24)

* $10 gift certificate to the Spot

Looking for child care?
Davis Studio will provide art activities and child care for children
ages 5 and up for $10.00 per hour. Breakfast muffins, juice &
a Healthy Lunch provided by the Spot

Register on-line at southendstudiovt.com or call 802-540-0044

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fundraising Opportunity for Children

Davis Studio has once again teamed up with two great organizations in our community, Vermont Children’s Trust Fund, & The Humane Society of Chittenden County, and is offering a unique way for your children to participate in some fun and fabulous fundraisers. We have been doing these fundraisers for several years and they have always been a highlight of the year. We encourage as many of you as possible to participate to make this another
successful year of fundraising for both of these great organizations that do so much good in our community. The painting classes are coming up quickly so sign up right away.

Here is how it works:
1. Sign up for one of the painting class sessions
described below.

2. Your child will paint 2 paintings. You choose one to keep and one to donate.

3. Donated paintings are auctioned off and 100 % of the auction proceeds go to the specified organization.

4. You are, of course, welcome to bid on your child’s donated painting if you wish to do so, but there is no obligation.

Vermont Children’s Trust Fund (Benefit)
(students ages 5 – 13)
Instructor: Teresa Davis
Saturdays, 1 – 4 p.m.
April 2nd & April 9th
2 week class
Create colorful acrylic paintings on canvas and participate in a unique fundraising event in partnership with the Vermont Children’s Trust Foundation. VCTF raises money for statewide prevention programs for children and families to help give
all kids a fair chance at success. The funds are granted to after school programs, preschool programs, literacy initiatives, parenting education, mentoring programs, substance abuse prevention programs, etc. Examples of grant recipients include,
Tunbridge One Planet, Start with the Arts, and Prevent Child Abuse Vermont. The Art of Giving event will take place Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn. Participating children’s paintings will be auctioned off at this event. All profits from the sale will go to support prevention programs statewide. http://www.vtchildrenstrust.org

Pet Portraits (Humane Society Benefit)
(students ages 7 - 13)
Instructors: Kaitlyn Barr & Diana Cilenti
Fridays, 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Session 1: April 8, 15, 29
Session 2: May 6, 13, 20
3 week class
Cost: $125
Paint pet portraits and participate in a unique fundraising event in partnership with the Humane Society of Chittenden County. There will be an on-line art auction sponsored by the Humane Society featuring original art painted by the children
in this class. Students will paint 2 pet portraits in acrylic on large sized canvases. Select one painting to take home and the second painting will be donated for the on-line auction to be held in September. 100% of the auction proceeds will go to support the work done on behalf of the animals at the Humane Society. A reception for the artist’s will be held as a kick off for the auction (date to be announced, usually held in early September).