Potomac View Decorative Artists of the Society of Decorative Painters

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Do you wish to learn more - come paint with us - contact Donna Phillips, VP Membership at phillipsrondon@verizon.net.
Info on classes and paints-ins contact Mary Steingesser at artzmary@mac.com and/or Fran Schmitt at rschmitty@verizon.net.


What is Decorative Painting?

According to the National Society of Tole and Decorative Painting now known as the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP)(www.decorativepainters.org) decorative painting is an art form that uses a variety of techniques to decorate functional and non-functional surfaces. The use of patterns and freehand designs give a high degree of success without formal training or any inherent drawing ability. With creativity, and practice, decorative painting enables artistic self-expression and creative satisfaction.

You are welcome to drop by any PVDA Chapter meeting and check us out.  See PVDA's calendar of events below.  Click PVDA Commitee News Section (titles on the side-bar) and then click on the Paint-In and Meeting Project Information link  for more information.

Beginners are encouraged to join in and we guarantee you will learn a lot, have a good time painting and will enjoy the fellowship of new painting friends. Non-membes are encouraged to attend our events - you may attend 2 times per year without joining the painting chapter.

Whether you are an experienced artists or just discovering your hiddent talents, PVDA will provide opportunities to learn and paint, as well as develop new friendships.


October 11, 2014 - Paint-In w/Mary Steingesser - Cat and Pumpkin design on wood key surface.

November 8, 2014 - Elections and 3/4 Hour Class w/ Mary Steingesser - Joy House Ornament

December 13, 2014 - Christmas Party - Installation of Officers, Silent Auction and Annual Raffle Drawing

Seminar Committee News

PVDA will not schedule a Seminar in 2014 to encourage members to participate in the World of Color Expo at the Washington Dulles Hilton in November.