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Welcome to the Pikes Peak Decorative Painters' Website!
Brenda Stewart Seminar July 19 and 20th
Pikes Peak Decorative Painters Needs Your Response by April 1
We need attendees for the Brenda Stewart Seminar
July 19-20 from 9:00—5:00 each day
Cost: $95.00 Members -- $115 Non-members
We are excited to offer the Brenda Stewart Seminar which will feature "Lemons and Blueberries" as pictured and painted in acrylics. The seminar will be held at PPDP's usual meeting spot, Gold Hill Police Station, Colorado Springs. Brenda is a nationally known teacher and PPDP has been on a waiting list for two years to bring her for a seminar. We need more attendees and invite you to reserve your spot or get more information by contacting Madellen White at: email@example.com
The Pikes Peak Decorative Painters are a wonderful group of women who are passionate about painting. We are some of the most fun-loving, supportive people that I have had the opportunity to be a part for the past 20 years. I have learned to paint many styles and tried and true techniques that I would never have wanted to experience in any other way. As a matter of fact, it is where I fell in love with Norwegian Rosemaling and developed the confidence to be able to teach it.
There are so many internet videos out there right now that allow a person to witness different artists and their work. However, having the opportunity to try some of those things within a group of folks who "SEE" different things during their experience and can express those things to each other in an environment that is fun and supportive is more special and rewarding than I can express.
We have several Seminars a year with teachers that give us new experiences. We normally have programs scheduled at every meeting that give us the opportunity to paint together each month. We get to show what we are currently working on and then get together for the social aspects of a great group of friends. Getting to share friendship with people who love what you do is very special.
We welcome you to attend a meeting as our guest and see what we are all about! We hope that you will find opportunities with us to learn how to paint as a first-time, or early-in-your-painting adventure painter, or if you are an experienced painter, a place where you can feel the kindred spirit and share some of your techniques or views of techniques that will enhance our group.
Please join us the first Saturday of every month! Check the "Meetings and Event" tab for the schedule and location of our meetings.
Cindy Bauer, President
7th Annual Koats 4 Kids Fund-raising Party October 4, 2013
Pikes Peak Decorative Painters were the featured Artists with 25 hand-painted chairs as part of a silent auction to help raise funds for The Colorado Springs Conservatory and PPDP. $2,400 was raised from our chairs! Take a look at the chairs in the PDF linked below to see the chairs that were painted for this event!
The auction was held along with the 7th Annual Koats 4 Kids Fundraising Party on Friday, October 4th at the Mining Exchange Hotel. It was a fabulous party, and this year over 500 new winter coats for the students at Centennial Elementary in Harrison School District 2 were collected. It's a whole lot easier to learn when you're safe and warm and all the kids at the school will be taken care of with coats! Check out the piles of coats that were collected! See the chairs that we painted.
Koats 4 Kids website: http://koats4kids.org/
Our beautiful chapter logo was designed by Margaret Wehking. She was a cherished member and friend in our chapter until her death in 2003. She was a nationally and internationally recognized decorative artist, particularly in the aspect of stroke work, and designs with intricate color and detail. She was a published author and a highly sought after seminar teacher as well as a very gifted fine artist.
Having lived in the Pike National Forest for many years, she implemented the best of scenic Colorado as our logo symbolizes the varied beauty of Colorado from the mountains to the beautiful Columbines, our state flower.