Incredible Me Institute Incorporated was established as a non profit organization so that I could seek out grants. My intention has always been to offer adults a release for stress by focusing on something creative; bringing about some peace of mind and joy to the heart for the least amount of $ possible. We often paint FL landscapes in oil at the Safety Harbor Museum and paint a variety of things at the Greenbriar Clubhouse; not far from Countryside Mall, in acrylics. Watch for announcements of scholarships for students 55+ - that's usually who I can get grants for!
I am an organizer for 3 Meetup.com groups: Greenbriar Clubhouse Beginner Painting, Beginner's Oil Painting (we don't just do oil but I can't find how to change the name!), and Safety Harbor Senior Art Club (not just for seniors; 16 years and up ok).
I have been teaching beginner painting classes for 12 years now. The Safety Harbor Museum Director tells me my classes are the most fun! I call it "serious fun" because the intention is to learn the basic skills & methods of creating Fine Art and have fun at the same time!
The Instructor Caroline is an awesome painting teacher!!! She takes her time to explain each step in creating a beautiful painting that students will take home at the end of class. She is personable, welcoming and talented!
Great group of people. Can't beat the price. Centrally located. Loads of fun.
A BEGINNER CAN LEAVE WITH A COMPLETED PAINTING WHICH IS A REAL ACCOMPLISHMENT.
Teacher caroline's patient and friendly atmosphere.
All our classes are presented so that a first time painter can learn the basic skills of creating fine art. We all paint the same picture; I guide the student every step of the way from start to finish in a 2 hour workshop.
I studied drawing in pencil and charcoal from the University of Art in San Francisco and at St. Petersburg College in Clearwater, FL. I started taking oil painting classes at Michaels at 45 years old, which is where I enthusiastically discovered that Fine Art can be learned! From there is sought out painting classes from many teachers in the Tampabay area. Learning with the intention of teaching is an excelerated learning experience (learning with a little pressure!); and I have been teaching these classes now for over 10 years.
Classes are usually $20 - bring your own canvas. Or $25 and I supply the canvas. The Safety Harbor Museum charges $25, so I supply everything there too.
Artists of all levels come to class! Many students have never, ever picked up a paint brush before. Some students have been artists for years but don't have a studio at home or are snowbirds with no art supplies here...seasoned artists tell me its much more fun to paint with a support group where they often also make new friends. We, me included, all have something to learn from observing each other's work!
Check out 100s of pictures from years of fun classes on Facebook! A picture paints 1,000 words!