What participants say about our classes:

"You have truly changed the way I look at art—being free to just play with materials and let them become beautiful pieces. I'm still amazed by how many pieces came out of your class. I have framed nearly all of them."

"Thank you for opening my eyes and life to an entire new avenue of fun and creativity."

"I took your beading workshop several weeks ago and since then made some necklaces using the technique you taught us. They were much easier to make your way and look lovely. I’m so glad I took the class and appreciate the help you gave us."

Creation and Creativity: Discover Your Inner Artist

One-Day Workshops with Paula Brody (9:30 am-4:30 pm)
Thursdays at Inspirations ($85)

This fun-filled day will enable you to discover and explore the joys of color mixing, free painting, and collage. Beautiful paintings will emerge from the creative process and each participant will leave with a finished abstract work of art ready for framing. As time permits, participants can have an opportunity to "pour" an abstract painting and observe other techniques to create abstract paintings and collage. This workshop (playshop!) is ideal for those with limited art experience. All supplies are provided by Paula. Wear comfy, older clothing and bring a lunch or you can order in. Enjoy wonderful and very creative days!

Magical Metallics—A Golden Opportunity for Creative Exploration

One-Day Workshops with Paula Brody (9:30 am-4:30 pm)
Thursdays at Inspirations ($85)

We'll begin this fun day with the creation of beautiful metallic papers to use in collage using a wide variety of techniques. We'll also explore the magic of "interference" acrylics and use these splendid paints to achieve exquisite metallic effects. We will work with a variety of textures observing how metallic paints can be used with painted tissue paper, beach sand and other materials. Each participant can create their own rubber stamp to apply their unique metallic designs to the lovely abstract collage paintings that will emerge from our creative process. Paula will introduce using collage to create abstract florals and expressionistic landscapes. All supplies will be provided by Paula. You only need to bring your creativity! All levels are welcome as you can never make any mistakes in Paula's workshops. ($85pp) Please wear comfy older clothes and bring a lunch or you can order in lunch from Goldie's.

Necklace Design and Basic Beading—Bring Your Friends!

Monday Evenings (6:30-9:30 and Saturday Mornings 9:30-12:30) with Paula Brody $75
Various beading patterns and combinations of gemstone and glass bead colors, sizes and shapes will be demonstrated. Design the necklace you’ll wear home and learn the basics for creating beautiful, hand-beaded necklaces. A wide variety of beads and all other supplies are provided by Paula. Special Friends or Birthday Beading Parties are also available!! Call 239-272-7110

Paula Brody is on the faculty of the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs and teaches experimental collage painting and necklace design/basic beading there as well. To register for classes in Bonita Springs contact the Center for the Arts.