Inspiration can be found in many places—at Café Elie, it frequently nestles at the bottom of a mug. Part coffeehouse, part art studio, and part home for wine lovers, the café welcomes budding artists and watercolor aficionados alike to classes aimed at students of all skill levels. While practicing upon canvases, patrons whet their whistles with the studio's caffeinated offerings or sip on wines they supply themselves.
The café's owner, accomplished artist Elie Bou Zeidan, leads students through the finer points of acrylic and oil painting, imparting knowledge he's gained through his studies and travels throughout the United States and France. Zeidan regularly displays his artwork alongside that of his students, easily viewed in monthly wine tastings, regular exhibitions, and by squinting really hard through the window.
Raised by a mother who believed in each person's innate artistic abilities, accomplished brush master Tina Steele Penn harnesses that sentiment, a lifelong love of art, and a fascination with color to guide others toward their inner Monets. Within her two studios, she crafts a welcoming atmosphere where artists of all skill levels can tap into their imaginations and unleash creativity and imprisoned winged dragons. Her classes and workshops encourage students to delve into media such as acrylic, watercolor, and oil paints, whereas her private sessions guide pupils toward their individual goals through one-on-one guidance.
This store features stunning works of handcrafted art that are easy on any eye.
Pushing the boundaries of conventional artwork, this Art Glass Works Studio features one-of-a-kind pieces that will easily dress up any room.
Fill your day with inspiration and beauty when you take the time to admire the stunning works of art here.
With an eye for convenience, Art Glass Works Studio is located centrally to available parking.
At Wine & Design's painting parties, newbie painters create display-case-worthy artwork, under the guidance of expert instructors. The teachers' directions cover every brushstroke, as well as topics such as color mixing and daubing on details. The parties are versatile, too. Held in the studio or the host's home, they range from family-friendly gatherings to BYOB affairs for adults only.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Crider's Fine Art Portraiture has been in business for over 28 years. Your instructor is a second generation professional photographer and is nationally Certified by the Professional Photographer Association of America. We help you understand bit by bit the camera's technical functions.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide a hand-out that contains the information you will see on the slide presentation. We request that you bring your camera and the manual to your camera. As an added bonus we will critique 3 of your images and print them at our professional lab.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
An opportunity to provide the community with the highest quality photography, photographic prints and customer service.
What do you love most about your job?
The industry is constantly changing and evolving. The rules of fine art apply to today's photography the same way they applied to photographers and master artists over 100 years ago.