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Open Studio in Solvang, Fall Kids Art Camp & Paint and Sip Events

 

 

A little note & family update from us…

When Maria and I opened the studio our biggest goal and purpose was to create COMMUNITY. We want to get back to that now that we’re finally coming out of the COVID fog. A few months ago we were thrown a bit of a curveball in our personal life and have found it really difficult to operate business as usual. We were given the surprise of a lifetime and had the privilege of opening our hearts and our home to our daughter’s newborn twin brothers, quite unexpectedly. So, as you can imagine, that has been all consuming and a bit overwhelming as our family of 3 expanded to a family of 5 overnight. As we come up for air, we are taking a minute to reflect on our business and remember why we opened the studio in the first place.What we realized was that, ultimately, our biggest goal is to build community and create a space for all of us to be enriched by art. Our aim is to make art instruction as accessible as possible and, hopefully, in the process, introduce more of our Valley residents to the studio. As far as we’re concerned–the more people making art the better! As a result of those conversations came a few different offerings that we want to share with you.

We’ve made it our goal is to offer the following once a month:

  • $15 drop-in classes to anyone 16 and older–work on whatever you’d like–bring your own art supplies or purchase/rent supplies at the studio that night. Reservations are required as space will be limited. (starting in November)
  • $45 Paint and Sip nights–all supplies included. BYOB (starting in November)
  • A kids art class for $15, ages 7-12 (starting in January)

And, the following once a quarter:

  • $15 Kids art class for ages 5-7
  • $20 Toddler art playtimes for ages walking–4

We have dates on the calendar through the end of the year and are beginning to plan next year, so stay tuned! Please scroll down to see the dates and sign up! 🙂

 

Fall Break Kids Art Camp Registration is OPEN!
November 21-23, 10-2
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November Paint & Sip

Nov 18, 6-8:30pm

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December Paint & Sip

Dec 29, 6-8:30pm

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November Open Studio Night

Nov 29, 6-8:30pm

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December Open Studio Night

Dec 15, 6-8:30pm

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Fall 2022 Classes & Events

 

 

It’s been a minute since we have checked in and we want to make sure you are in the know for all of the upcoming fun. We are back in our studio once again and have some exciting new courses that run for the whole season scheduled for adults and kids of all ages! Check out what we have coming up for you and be sure to scroll the full email to learn about the great new locations we will be hosting painting events at this Fall! Whichever and whatever you choose, we look forward to seeing you soon!

Upcoming in Studio Classes

“LITTLES”
EXPLORATIONS IN ART COURSE

(Ages 5-7)
Tuesday’s, Sept. 13–Nov. 15
3:30-5pmExplore various mediums & techniques while learning the fundamentals of color theory & composition. Supplies and Materials included.
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“BIGS”
EXPLORATIONS IN ART COURSE 

(Ages 8-12)
Wednesday’s, Sept. 14–Nov. 16
3:30-5pmExplore various mediums & techniques while learning the fundamentals of color theory & composition. Supplies and Materials included.
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ADULT
EXPLORATIONS IN ART COURSE 
Wednesday’s, Sept. 14–Nov. 16
6-8pmExplore various mediums & techniques while learning the fundamentals of color theory & composition. Supplies and Materials included.
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ADULT
OPEN STUDIO COURSE
Monday’s, Sept. 9-Dec 12
10am-12:30pm
Designed as a workspace for all artists that have taken a class series with us previously (be it watercolor, acrylic or otherwise). Work with your choice of mediums & subject, while receiving feedback & guidance as needed and warm up lessons to help you grow as an artist.

Upcoming Plein Air Events

In addition to the upcoming classes, we also have a few painting events in the coming months at all new locations as well as some old favorites! Enjoy some watercolor fun at Koehler Winery, a full sensory guided painting experience at Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm or some plein air painting at the idyllic Kaena at the Ranch, the infamous Kalyra Winery or the ever beautiful Ca’Del Grevino Vineyards.

AUGUST

 

Watercolor in the Vineyard at Koehler Winery
Aug. 8, 11-1pm
Enjoy the afternoon sipping delicious Koehler wines and capturing the beauty of botanicals with watercolors on the gorgeous upper terrace at the Koehler Winery.

SEPTEMBER

 

Painting at Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm
 Sept. 3, 10-1:30pm
Engage all 5 senses while sipping on a glass of bubbly, during this guided painting event at the Santa Rita Hills Lavender Farm!
 

Painting in the Vineyard
at Kaena Winery
Sept. 24, 10-1:30pm
We are excited to announce a Painting in the Vineyard at the all new Kaena at the Ranch location. Experience the beauty that can be found in every direction, while enjoying a glass of Kaena wine as you are guided in painting the view before you.

OCTOBER

 

Painting in the Vineyard
at Kalyra Winery
Oct. 10, 11-2:30pm
Join us as we once again return to where it all began more than 7 years ago! Enjoy a full tasting at Kalyra Winery while also being walked through each step of painting the vineyard view.
 

Painting in the Vineyard
at Ca’Del Grevino Winery
Oct. 22, 10-1:30pm
We are excited to return once again to the vineyards of Ca’Del Grevino winery for wine tasting and a guided painting of the inspiring views surrounding you. If you missed our previous events at Ca’Del Grevino you certainly need to secure your spot today!

Looking for more ways to have fun?

 

Create your own private Painting in the Vineyard event! 
 

Let us help throw your next child’s birthday party, “Art Spot” style! 

 

Gather a group & customize an art course around your interests and schedules!

Calendar

New Art Classes for Kids and Adults Listed

Still holiday shopping? Please consider gifting an experience this year...and helping a local small business in the process! We need your support this year more than ever. Please check out our new class offerings below for the new year and consider signing up or gifting a class. For more information on any of the new upcoming classes, click on the links below.

We also offer Gift Certificates and art supplies as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-Week Drawing Class for ages 7-12
Tuesdays from 3:30-5pm starting January 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-Week Drawing Class for ages 12-15
Thursdays from 3:30-5pm starting January 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-Week Intermediate Acrylic Class
Thursday Evenings from 6-8:30pm starting January 13

 

 

 

 

 

6-Week Beginner Watercolor Class
Tuesday Afternoons from 11am to 1pm starting January 11

 

 

 

 

 

6-Week Beginner Acrylic Class
Wednesday Evenings from 6-8:30pm starting March 2

 

Check out the Shop for Gift Certificates and More!

Painting in the Vineyard at Ca’Del Grevino & New Art Class Announcement

Paint in the Vineyard at Ca’Del Grevino

Please join us at the picturesque Ca’ Del Grevino in Santa Maria to grab a glass of wine and a paintbrush! This winery is not generally open to the public! You’ll spend the afternoon sipping delicious wine and capturing the beauty of the vineyard on canvas. Don’t be intimidated, we’ll guide you through the whole thing, step-by-step. Grab a friend or two and come paint with us! For more info or to sign up, click here.

 

ATTENTION LOCALS!

If you’d like to learn to paint on your own, we have a class starting soon that has your name ALL OVER IT! Click here.

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Art Spot on Wheels

Hi Dear Friends-

We are writing today full of announcements and optimism. As the world around us continues to change and evolve so must we. And for us, that process came with beginning to further educate ourselves on racial, cultural and social justice as well as choosing to make a few necessary changes to our business–both in name and plan. There is much to share, so we broke it down by subject below, to hopefully help you navigate easier.

The endless support, love and especially patience, that we have received during this ever changing time have been so, so appreciated. We cannot wait to work with you again in whatever capacity that looks like. Please stay tuned as we continue to bring you new content!

Now on to those business pivots we mentioned above…

1. We Changed Our Name

Let’s start with our our name, ‘Gypsy Studios.’ Moving forward, our business name will be “Art Spot on Wheels” or “Art Spot” for short. Some of you may have heard this from us last month when we shared on our social media, but if you, like us, try to avoid social media then you may have missed it. We are listening and learning more every day and have decided that since we now know better, we will do better. “Gypsy” is a derogatory term used to describe the Romani people. We never meant any harm with our name but realize that regardless of our intentions, our name can be offensive and hurtful and that is the absolute last thing we would ever want. “Gypsy” had always signified a “free spirit”… “wanderer”…. “traveler” to us and in an effort not to further the normalization of the use of this culturally offensive term, we are making the change.

If you would like to learn more about the Roma people please click HERE

2. We Have Closed Our Studio & Are Creating More Online Content

As this new world of “social distancing” continues to shift with each passing day, we made the very hard decision to close our brick-and-mortar studio and shift gears toward more outdoor custom private events, classes and online courses. We are taking this as an opportunity to become more accessible to those who otherwise might not have been able to enjoy our physical studio location. We currently have a few guided painting courses available on our website HERE and soon will have more expansive classes and varying courses online at your fingertips, no matter where you are located!

3. We Have Returned to Mobile Only & Added More Services

Interested in an in-person option? Well don’t worry, you will still be able to book a private painting party or lesson but now with more services available for all ages and interests. We take your health and safety seriously, as well as our own, and will create events with you that allow for proper social distancing of groups coming together from different households, as well as always keeping a mask on our faces.

From PRIVATE PARTIES for corporate events or family reunions, to KIDS PARTIES or ‘pandemic pod’ KIDS PRIVATE ART CLASSES, we are here to adapt to your needs. If you have something you would like to book or a question about options, please let us know and lets make a custom service just for you! Simply reply to this email or call/text us at (805) 325-8092. We are also a Heartland Charter School approved vendor.

4. We Have Created a New Online Store

Last but not least, we are excited to share that we have created an online shop to keep art supplies and projects available to you. Our online store is still being updated and project kits are coming soon but please check out what we have available today HERE (for pick-up or local delivery only). We will continue to update the shop (and you) with new merchandise and project kits soon, but please check back often.

WANT TO PAINT TODAY?

Enjoy one of our FREE* online guided painting tutorials HERE

*Many painting tutorials are free, but if you are able, please consider making a donation to help us continue to make these videos accessible to all.

VENMO @art-spot-on-wheels

October At A Glance With Gypsy Studios

We are so ready for you! Now that our community art studio (that we’ve dubbed the ‘Art Spot’) is officially open we are excited to share what we have on the calendar for October! Aside from being open 5 days a week for you to just come and create in whatever art medium you fancy, we have some classes starting! We have pushed back our Beginner Acrylic Painting series until Oct. 9 and on the Oct. 11 we have a figure drawing night! Information on Painting in the Vineyard events in October, and more on the above classes and the Art Spot is below. We sure hope to see you soon and if you have any questions please let us know! We love to hear from you and can’t wait to share this space with you!

6-WEEK BEGINNER ACRYLIC PAINTING COURSE | $210

Wednesday’s beginning Oct 9-Nov. 13, 6-8:30pm

Choose your subject matter, bring your favorite bottle of wine and learn to paint with focused instruction and guidance from our trained artist. This six-week painting with acrylics series is for beginner painters and will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory, leaving you with a completed masterpiece created by YOU!

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FIGURE DRAWING EVENING
$65 (materials provided) | $50 (bring your own materials)
October 11, 5:30-9pm

Enjoy an evening appreciating the beauty of the human form. We bring you an experienced nude model and provide light instruction to help those of you new to figure drawing to get started in this super fun and interesting charcoal medium! Materials and supplies provided but participants are
encouraged to bring any other supplies they would like to use, as well as any beverages you would like to enjoy during the event. This event is for guests 18 and over.  Click the photo for more info!

ART SPOT
Community Art Studio | Art Supplies | Family Memberships

A new take on a community art spot. We welcome you to come by and find yourself again through one of the many mediums available. Offering art classes, workshops, hosting guest teachers, art supplies, and most importantly a space for YOU!

ADULTS: We have classes for those who have never touched a paint brush to those wanting to expand their knowledge base. Not looking for a structured course but would like to try out a new medium? We are open for you! Looking for a place to set up your own easel but don’t have the space at home? We are your spot!

PARENTS: We have classes for your young ones too, as well as drop-off times (for school-age kids) when you want to leave them and drop-in times (for all ages) when you’re looking for something to do for the whole family! As a member you can also enjoy a quarterly kids night at the studio. So make your dinner reservations and leave the kids with us!

COMING SOON…. Preschool process art at the Gypsy Studios ‘Art Spot’!

 

September Classes

The studio is officially open and ready for business! Are you looking for your place? Your place to create, your place to make a mess without pause, your place to connect with an art community? The Gypsy Studios Art Spot is open and here for you with our easels set up and waiting!

Adult Acrylic Painting Course

Wednesday evenings starting October 9 & ending November 13 (6:00pm -8:30pm)

Join us at our studio location in Solvang for this six-week painting with acrylics series for beginner to intermediate painters. This class will equip you with basic techniques and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory. We provide the lessons, inspiring studio space, and encouragement; you provide your art supplies (list below), willingness, and favorite bottle of wine (or beverage of your choice).

Art Spot members receive 20% off all Gypsy Studios Art Spot workshops & classes 

Kids Painting Class Ages 7-13

Wednesday afternoons starting September 18 thru October 23 (3:45pm -5:15pm)

This six-session series aims to equip students with basic techniques of acrylic painting and fundamentals of composition, perspective and color theory. Choose from 5 animals allowing participants to paint something they’re interested in and will receive focused instruction, encouragement and guidance from our trained artist team.

All supplies provided.

Art Spot members receive 20% off all Gypsy Studios Art Spot workshops & classes 

Want to maximize your experience and take advantage of all the open studio time available and get extra discounts? Check out our special introductory membership packages below. Or call us to talk through what might be the best fit for you. We’re friendly and happy to help shape your best experience!

Whether art is your passion, a new hobby, or you’re looking for a space to connect & create with others, Gypsy Studios Art Spot in Solvang is the place for you.

Gypsy Studios ‘Art Spot’ is opening Sept 3!

The wait is over! Whether art is your passion, a new hobby, or you’re looking for a space to connect & create with others, Gypsy Studios Art Spot in Solvang is the place for you. Opening the doors next Tuesday, September 3 for you to “Drop-in” during any open studio hours! You will find an open canvas of opportunities for all levels of art-making. All you need to bring is your unique self and a spirit for creating. Make an appointment, drop in, take a class, or even sign up as a member for easy access whenever creativity strikes.

OPEN STUDIO HOURS:
Tuesday: 3pm-8pm
Wednesday: 10am-9pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-3pm

You will experience an open and inviting environment, assistance and encouragement as needed from a Gypsy Studios artist as well as access to supplies for your project if needed.

Want to maximize your experience and take advantage of all the open studio time available and get extra discounts? Check out our membership packages here. Or call us to talk through what might be the best fit for you. We’re friendly and happy to help shape your best experience!

Check out our introductory special pricing below!

What does Mom love just second to you? Wine, of course 😉!

Mother’s Day & Memorial Day

May events for you to enjoy with those you love

MAY PAINTING IN THE VINEYARD EVENTS

We Do Private Events Too

We know that time is precious and options are limitless, but let us help you keep the celebrations and time together special and unique. If you have joined us for an event before (as many of you have) you know how much we love what we do and strive to make each event memorable and special for all. This May, let us share Santa Barbara wine country as only Gypsy Studios can!

If you are looking for something unique to do in wine country with your friends or family on a date we don’t have an event listed; let us create an experience for you, unlike any other you’ve had in wine country. We’ll make all the arrangements at a local Santa Ynez Valley Vineyard–all you need to do is bring your creative spirit and a few friends.

Santa Ynez Valley is home to some of the most beautiful and world-renowned vineyards in California. Imagine you and friends, surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of the Santa Ynez Valley with a paintbrush in one hand and a glass of estate wine in the other. This is a perfect, stress-free environment that will both inspire your creative spirit and indulge the wine-lover in you. You’ll even walk away with a masterpiece of your own to commemorate the occasion.