Welcome to

The Graceful Artist

Contentment smWouldn’t it be nice to curl up in your pajamas on a comfy sofa after your day’s work is done, let the cat lie in your lap, and study under cutting edge and respected instructors. All that is now possible with online learning. Our instructors generously share their talents, offering an extensive variety of topics in one forum. You “come to class” whenever it is convenient, for however much time you can spare. The best part about our online classes is the interaction with your fellow students in a community setting. You will enjoy lots of extra time in the workshop schedule to finish your project. You can repeat a lesson as many times as you like for the duration of the workshop. Pause your session for a cup of tea or for an entire day or more – you decide! Then, when you have finished your product, you can show it off to our online community and see other people’s creations for inspiration. Who doesn’t like show & tell!

Come and Join Us!

We are so glad you are here and hope you will join us for creativity, faith, and fellowship.

The Graceful Artist is a unique experience as we blend our faith with our creativity.

How do they affect each other? What is the outcome!

Workshops are in video format and include interaction between the students and the instructors.

Upcoming Workshops

Jan Silvious

Fool-Proofing Your Life

with Jan Silvious Open August 15 – October 30, 2014     If anyone has ever raged at you with loud, ‘in your face’ verbiage or  laughed at you with ‘you’re silly’…

Wind and Honey Creations

Siamese Cat in Tinted Charcoal

with Elizabeth Gyles Johnson Open June 6 thru July 31, 2014 That sweet face.  Those beautiful blue eyes.  Fur so real you can almost feel it. Join Elizabeth Gyles Johnson as she…

No ordinary moments with Judy Johnson

No Ordinary Moments

A Needle-Felted Shore Bird with Judy Johnson Opens Sept. 5, 2014   In this workshop with Needle Felting Artist, Judy Johnson, she will share a journey with you while creating a charming…

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Prayer Pouch Necklaces

with Amy Smith  Open May 16, 2014 – October 30, 2014 Join Amy Smith as she guides you step by step through the process of creating a hand-painted Prayer Pouch Necklace. Amy…

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Artful Prayer

with Elizabeth Johnson Open March 7, thru October 30, 2014   Do you feel inspired by the idea of keeping a prayer journal but never stick with it for long?  Do you…

Paint From Your Soul with Aimée Wheaton

Painting From Your Soul

with Aimée Wheaton   Open April 4, 2014 – October 30, 2014   “Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.” ~Andre Gide…

Stacy Lee

Digital Art Trading Cards

with Stacy Lee September 13 – October 30, 2014     What are artist trading cards (ATC)? Art trading cards are miniature artworks.  They are 2.5 x 3.5 inches in size.  Many…

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Recent Posts
No ordinary moments with Judy Johnson

Get to Know Judy Johnson

We are excited to let you know about Judy Johnson’s new class, No Ordinary Moments- Needle Felted Shore Bird, opening on September 5.  The class is perfect for beginning or seasoned needle felters….

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Grace That Is Sufficient

The Story of a Table   We have a round oak dining table.  It is larger than average at 52″ in diameter.  And it has 6 legs held together in a circle. …

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Matisse Derivan Paint Giveaway from Jerry’s Artarama

 In celebration of the opening of my  Prayer Pouch Necklace Class, our awesome sponsor, Jerry’s Artarama is once again helping us with a prize give away.  I am blessed to live within driving distance…

Instructors

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Amy Smith

Amy Smith is a mixed media artist living and working in a sweet little resort town in North Carolina. She creates vibrantly colored, soulful two dimensional art as well as funky wearable…

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Jan Silvious

Jan Silvious has been reaching out to women for over 25 years, helping them to live fully and to embrace an intelligent attitude toward life. As a featured speaker at Women of…

Aimée Wheaton

Aimée Wheaton has been a creative and professional graphic designer and visual artist for more than 14 years. Her love of art began when she was a young girl where she explored…

J Elizabeth Gyles Johnson

J Elizabeth Gyles Johnson has been creating art for most of her life and has been helping students to discover creativity and their hidden artistic skills since 1999.  She has a passion…

Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson

Judy Johnson began her sculpting career at 6 yrs. old in Pennsylvania.  It all started with a miniature dog out of modeling clay.  As she grew into an adult, she followed her heart…