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 Marilyn Tracy mtracy4104@comcast.net  or  Fran Schmitt at rschmitty@verizon.net.

September's class with Shirley Turner has come and gone and now we are ready to paint with Ann Gibbons on October 13, 2018 - Jill Fitzhenry's Candy Cane patterns on a surface of your choice.

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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.

For Seminar Information, CLICK ON: PVDA Committee News Section (titles on side-bar)- then click on Seminar Committee News.

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. Classes are taught in a "paint along" style.  Instructors will guide you step by step as you create the featured project and before you know it, you will have created your own piece of art.  Absolutely no experience is necessary to have a great time. 

Non-membes are encouraged to attend our events - you may try us out twice before you join 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.




Seminar Committee News

PVDA'S 2018 SEMINAR HAS BEEN COMPLETED AND WE ARE LOOKING INTO NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2019.

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Bah Humbug

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Candleglow Santa

2018 ANNUAL RAFFLE ITEM - A MARK POLOMCHUK ORIGINAL WATERCOLOR "THE BICYCLE" DONATED BY MARILYN TRACY. TICKETS ARE CURRENT ON SALE.