November Peoples Choice Painting Party

Roll your mouse pointer of the painting and select the one you want to paint on November 18th.  Clicking on an image will open up big so you can get a bigger look.

The most thumbs up’s will win!

Then register to paint the peoples choice award!

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Flower Art Made From Your Pet’s Paw Print June 25th at The Fine Arts Company

PAWquet of Flowers Painting

PAWquet of Flowers Paintin

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 25 12:00 PM – 2016, Jun 25 12:00 PM
$25.00

Use your beloved’s paw print to create an original painting!

We’ll cover your pet’s paw with non-toxic acrylic paint then press onto an 8×10 canvas board. A local artist will then use the paw print to create a flower bouquet.

Saturday June 25th from 12pm-4pm
Cost: $25 (+$3/additional color)
Donate any of the following items and receive $5 off!
Cat & Kitten Food
Milk replacement formula (i.e. KMR)
Adult & Puppy Food
Yesterday’s News Cat Litter
Kongs (all sizes)
Stuffed Animals
Plastic Rolling Balls
Cat Toys
Cat Scratching Posts
Colored Pipe Cleaners
Vienna Sausages
Bath Size Towels
Blankets
Throw Rugs
Baby Rags
Fleece Remnants

Love the idea but have a shy or crazy pet that you can’t take out in public? No worries! Stop by the store anytime after May 25th to take paint, canvas and instructions home with you. This way you can capture your pet’s paw print in a stress free environment. Then bring the canvas back to the store by June 25th so we can turn the piece into an original piece of art!

A portion of the sales and all donated items will be given to the Washington County Humane Society.

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Meet The Finalists of Our Art Competition June 11th at 6pm

Meet The Finalists

Meet The Finalists

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 11 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 11 8:00 PM
Free

Meet the finalists from the art competition!

The top twenty nine artist’s pieces will be displayed at our store for the month of June 2016 where our art collectors can buy your work. Three winners will be selected to receive selected prizes, a $25 Michael’s gift card, a $50 prize, and a $100 prize. There will also be a people’s choice award selected by the people who attend the opening and who vote starting June 1st. This artist will receive a month long solo show at The Fine Arts Company.

From 6pm to 8pm June 11th all the artists selected for our June art competition show will be here at the store to show off their pieces. The winners of the prizes will also be announced. It will be your final day to come to the store and put a vote in for The People’s Choice Award. Voting for The People’s Choice award starts June 1st and will stay open until June 11th 7:30pm. You must visit the store to vote on this award. For more information visit: http://www.thefineartscompany.com/art-competition/

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Upcoming June Painting Parties at The Fine Arts Company

Enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artist.
You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore.

Join us for a relaxed and stress-free time filled with creativity and camaraderie.
We’ll provide you with all you’ll need to unleash your inner Van Gogh.
This includes a canvas, some paint, brushes, an apron to use (even a corkscrew if you need it), and a local art instructor.

Sugar Skull Painting Party June 3rd

Sugar Skull Painting Party June 3rd

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 03 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 03 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 02 12:00 AM
Lighthouse June 4th

Lighthouse June 4th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 04 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 04 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 03 12:00 AM
City Park Painting Party Tuesday June 7th

City Park Painting Party Tuesday June 7th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 07 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 07 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 06 12:00 AM
Owl Painting Party June 10th

Owl Painting Party June 10th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 10 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 10 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 09 12:00 AM
Meet The Finalists

Meet The Finalists

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 11 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 11 8:00 PM
$0.00
Meet the finalists from the art competition!

The top thirty artists will have their work displayed at our store for the month of June 2016 where our art collectors can buy your work. Three winners will be selected to receive selected prizes, a $25 Michael’s gift card, a $50 prize, and a $100 prize. There will also be a people’s choice award selected by the people who attend the opening and who vote starting June 1st. This artist will receive a month long solo show at The Fine Arts Company.

From 6pm to 8pm June 11th all the artists selected for our June art competition show will be here at the store to show off their pieces. The winners of the prizes will also be announced. It will be your final day to come to the store and put a vote in for The People’s Choice Award. Voting for The People’s Choice award starts June 1st and will stay open until June 11th 7:30pm. You must visit the store to vote on this award. For more information visit: http://www.thefineartscompany.com/art-competition/

Mount Aetna Fire Department Fundraiser

Mount Aetna Fire Department Fundraiser

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 12 2:00 PM – 2016, Jun 12 4:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 11 12:00 AM
Sunflower Painting Party Tuesday June 14th

Sunflower Painting Party Tuesday June 14th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 14 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 14 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 13 12:00 AM
Starry Night Painting Party Friday June 17th

Starry Night Painting Party Friday June 17th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 17 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 17 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 16 12:00 AM
Walk Under the Cherry Blossoms Painting Party Tuesday June 21st

Walk Under the Cherry Blossoms Painting Party Tuesday June 21st

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 21 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 21 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 20 12:00 AM
PAWquet of Flowers Painting

PAWquet of Flowers Painting

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 25 12:00 PM – 2016, Jun 25 12:00 PM
$25.00
Use your beloved’s paw print to create an original painting!

We’ll cover your pet’s paw with non-toxic acrylic paint then press onto an 8×10 canvas board. A local artist will then use the paw print to create a flower bouquet.

Saturday June 25th from 12pm-4pm
Cost: $25 (+$3/additional color)
Donate any of the following items and receive $5 off!
Cat & Kitten Food
Milk replacement formula (i.e. KMR)
Adult & Puppy Food
Yesterday’s News Cat Litter
Kongs (all sizes)
Stuffed Animals
Plastic Rolling Balls
Cat Toys
Cat Scratching Posts
Colored Pipe Cleaners
Vienna Sausages
Bath Size Towels
Blankets
Throw Rugs
Baby Rags
Fleece Remnants

Love the idea but have a shy or crazy pet that you can’t take out in public? No worries! Stop by the store anytime after May 25th to take paint, canvas and instructions home with you. This way you can capture your pet’s paw print in a stress free environment. Then bring the canvas back to the store by June 25th so we can turn the piece into an original piece of art!

A portion of the sales and all donated items will be given to the Washington County Humane Society.

Tree of Life Painting Party June 28th

Tree of Life Painting Party June 28th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, Jun 28 6:00 PM – 2016, Jun 28 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, Jun 27 12:00 AM
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The Fine Arts Company Announces its New Adult Coloring Book Club

Every Wednesday From 5 pm to 7 pm

Coloring Book Club

Do you love the new coloring craze! Well so do we! Every Wednesday we will be hosting a coloring book club. Bring in your favorite books, or even your not so favorite and exchange them. Bring in your favorite pens, pencils, and markers and show everyone how you do it. Club starts Wednesday 27th 5pm.

We have crayons, markers, and colored pencils to use. I personally own gel pens and Raffine soft core colored pencils if someone wants to try them out. If you have created your ow coloring pages bring them in and show them off. I’ll see you there.

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Meet Julie Maynard, The Fine Arts Company’s May Artist

The Fine Arts Company would like to welcome Julie Maynard to our store for the month of May. She’ll be at our store May 21st from 6pm to 8pm for her art opening to talk about her work. Julie Maynard’s work is a form of painting with paper on two- or three-dimensional surfaces, building up layers that incorporate objects picked up along the Potomac River and city streets.

The works on paper are collages of advertisements and illustrations torn from magazines and catalogues. Found objects often add texture and shadow lines.
Many of the three-dimensional pieces begin with a shape from nature— a bird, a leaf— cut from wood. Second and third layers of wood often include one which is painted and one which is an abstract shape.

Maynard is a member of The Artists’ Gallery in Frederick. The editor and publisher of two small weekly newspapers, she lives near Burkittsville.

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The Mother’s Day Gift Your Mother Deserves

What does your mother want for Mother’s Day more than anything? Your time.

That’s why our painting parties are perfect for Mother’s Day. Have a blast together painting and drinking your favorite beverage. You’ll have a beautiful piece of wall art to always remember the fun you had together. And our painting parties are not like the others you’ve tried or heard about.

The painting you see on our website is the painting you’ll be creating when you arrive to our store. That sounds obvious, but isn’t always the case. We hand paint all our images here in the store and then photograph them for marketing. We would never pull an image from the web to advertise then have a different painting at your party.

Our store is not a dark bar. We have plenty of light and you will be surrounded by beautiful art to inspire you while you and your mother paint.

We always have three staff members working every party; the instructor, and two painting party helpers. And our helpers do more than just hand out paint. They know how to paint the paintings and will help you and give you advice. Our instructors always go around and interact with you and help solve any problems you might have encountered.

And about our instructors, we make sure they are actual artists. Even though our paintings are designed to be simple so beginners can paint them and they can be completed by the end of your night, they do take some real technique. You’ll learn color blending, perspective, and brush techniques. For the more complicated shapes we make templates to help you out so your painting looks as close to the original as possible.

Don’t wait sign up for one of our May painting parties today. Here’s a link to get you there fast: http://www.thefineartscompany.com/store2/index.php/events/

 

 

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May 2016 Painting Parties at The Fine Arts Company

Join us for a relaxed and stress-free time filled with creativity and camaraderie.
We’ll provide you with all you’ll need to unleash your inner Van Gogh.
This includes a canvas, some paint, brushes, an apron to use (even a corkscrew if you need it), and a local art instructor.

Maryland Crab Painting Party Tuesday May 3rd

Maryland Crab Painting Party Tuesday May 3rd

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 03 6:00 PM – 2016, May 03 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 02 12:00 AM
Amaryllis Painting Party May 7th

Amaryllis Painting Party May 7th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 07 6:00 PM – 2016, May 07 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 06 12:00 AM
Monet's Bridge-Friday May 13th

Monet’s Bridge-Friday May 13th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 13 6:00 PM – 2016, May 13 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 12 12:00 AM
Walk in the Fog Painting Party Saturday May 14th

Walk in the Fog Painting Party Saturday May 14th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 14 6:00 PM – 2016, May 14 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 13 12:00 AM
Lighthouse Painting Party-Friday May 20th

Lighthouse Painting Party-Friday May 17th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 20 6:00 PM – 2016, May 20 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 19 12:00 AM
Maryland Crab Party May 20th

Maryland Crab Party May 20th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 20 6:00 PM – 2016, May 20 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 19 12:00 AM
Chat Noir Painting Party Friday May 27th

Chat Noir Painting Party Friday May 27th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 27 6:00 PM – 2016, May 27 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 26 12:00 AM
Callalillies Painting Party-Saturday May 28th

Callalillies Painting Party-Saturday May 28th

18031 Garland Groh Blvd., Hagerstown, MD 21740
2016, May 28 6:00 PM – 2016, May 28 8:30 PM
$45.00
2016, May 27 12:00 AM
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The Earl Cocktail Recipe Using Our Larkin Tea Company Teas

THE EARL COCKTAIL
Preparation time: 2 Hours
Serves: 2
This cocktail brings gin and tea together, served chilled from a teapot.
INGREDIENTS
For the Earl Grey infused gin
• 20g/¾oz loose leaf Earl Grey tea
• 1 x 750ml bottle gin
For the cocktail
• 40ml/1½fl oz Earl Grey infused gin
• 30ml/1fl oz regular gin (not the infused gin)
• 30ml/1fl oz lemon juice
• 45ml/1½fl oz elderflower cordial
• 20ml/1fl oz sugar syrup
• 1 heaped tsp lime marmalade
Method
1. Infuse the loose leaf Earl Grey tea into the bottle of gin, shake and leave for exactly 2 hours. Strain and return to the bottle (you will not need all the gin).
2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the Earl Grey infused gin, standard gin, lemon juice, elderflower cordial, sugar syrup and lime marmalade. Shake.
3. Strain into a teapot packed with ice and serve chilled in teacups with a slice of fresh lemon. You could serve with ice cubes instead of sugar cubes on the side.

 

Thanks to the Larkin Tea Company for the recipe

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Submit Your Work to The Fine Arts Company Art Competition

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Submission Deadline April 30th

Art on Display the Month of June

Competition Opening June 11th 6pm to 8pm

At The Fine Arts Company

18031 Garland Groh Blvd. Hagerstown MD 21740

 

The top thirty artists will have their work displayed at our store for the month of June 2016 where our art collectors can buy your work. Three winners will be selected to receive various prizes.  Our contest is FREE to enter and up to three pieces of artwork may be entered. An image of each entry must be emailed to the following email address: rcrouse@thefineartscompany.com.

Entries not submitted to this email will not be in the contest. Please do not call about entering or bring work into the store. Send questions to the email above only.

Your image must be at least 1800 pixels along its longest dimension and 72 DPI. The file name of your image must be your first and last name, and the title of your piece, for example RoxanneCrouseTheRose.jpg. The subject line of your email must state Fine Arts Contest Entry: “Your Name”. Finally, in the body of your email, include your name and contact information.

For contest rules or more information visit: http://www.thefineartscompany.com/art-competition , or e-mail rcrouse@thefineartscompany.com

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