Watching the weather….Feb 10, 2010

February 10, 2010 by  
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Keeping you updated about tonight’s classes very important to us…Please check back on the website and Facebook page.  A decision will be made by 12 noon regarding classes tonight….. Thanks, stay safe… what a crazy Richmond winter!

Make up classes on Feb 13 at Midlothian Studio

February 8, 2010 by  
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Winter Greetings!
Due to the inclement weather, we have scheduled make up classes for ALL students Pre-K to High School. (This includes Home School classes and students from the Chester Studio.)
Adult classes should schedule their make ups individually with their art teacher.
All make up classes will be held at the Midlothian Studio (825 Grove Rd. Midlothian, VA 23114).
Please see below for your class time:
If you normally take art on Monday or Friday, at the Midlothian OR Chester Studio, your make up class is Sat. Feb. 13th from 10-11am at the Midlothian Studio.
If you normally take art on Tuesday, your make up class is Sat. Feb. 13th from 11-12noon.
If you normally take art on Wednesday or Thursday, your make up class is Sat. .
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 804-379-2600. Please note, phone messages are not returned until the next business day. If you need to reach a teacher the day of class, please call 804-437-1104.
Thank you and stay warm!
Amy Barr-Boulch
Art Adventures, owner

We’re back!

February 4, 2010 by  
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A quick note to say that Art Adventures is open Thursday, Feb 4! Woo Hoo!

CCPS on a two hour delay means we are good to go!

We can’t wait to see you!

Art Adventures is closed today Feb. 1 2010

February 1, 2010 by  
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Hi friends! Just a quick note to say we are closed at Art Adventures today! We follow Chesterfield County Schools policies for closings. If school is closed for the ENTIRE day, due to weather, so are we… enjoy your day, go to our facebook and send us some pics of your fun SNOW DAY!

Art Adventures Photo/Video Release form

January 19, 2010 by  
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Say Cheese!

Hi friends!  To make it easier to get the word out and keep everyone current  about Art Adventures,we are sending home a yellow form with your child giving us permission to take photos and/or videos of them in class.  Basically, this makes it a much easier job of showing what is happening in art and not omitting the most important element…the kids!  Please fill out and return your form as soon as possible, and be on the lookout for new pictures.  Videos may be short instruction or just for fun! We don’t use any names with the pictures, just smiling faces and good times!

Thank you as always for your support of Art Adventures.

Happy New Year! Welcome back!

January 18, 2010 by  
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Hooray! Twenty -ten is here and it is a chance for new beginnings…We have made some changes to our creative art space…our space formally known as the Shop or the Store, is now extended classroom space. It is truly awesome!  We hope you like it!

We’ve changed a few things around the main classroom space and the clay room…see if you notice. Hmmm, we know you will and be sure to share with us how you like  it.

Ms. Amy has carved out a niche for herself at Art Adventures, making a studio in the back by the photography darkroom.  She is enjoying her new art space and making some cool artwork.  Ms. Jill is working on a small studio space where she can create as well.

Looking at an artist studio space gives a glimpse into the heart and soul of the artist.  My studio is the place that brings me happiness and nurturing as I create my silk paintings.  A studio space can be a corner of your bedroom, a garage, the dining room table….anywhere where you are comfortable to create.  We  are so proud to have you at Art Adventures learning to become artists and encourage you to create a special space at home for art.

Merry Ho ho ho….

December 10, 2009 by  
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Our staff have been having fun trying to act natural while Pam takes pictures of us for the website, they also have been busy creating art for the holidays! Jill has made these awesome clay kids called Bubbies and we know you are going to want to check them out!

Levar is a fabulous painter and is making custom drawings of your child as a favorite character!  levarcarter@gmail.comDSC05415

Marg Bucher ( Mrs. B) is doing mats and framing for your pictures as well as her fabulous house portraits, stationary and collages…you can reach her at 732-4631

Pam Connolly will be at the Back Alley Art Show in Carytown on December 12 along with other great artists peddling our wares.

Fan Holiday House Tour

November 3, 2009 by  
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It’s always fun to see how others decorate their homes and this tour will certainly showcase some of Richmond’s historic architecture as well.  It will be an excellent time to catch a glimpse of unique artwork in the intimate setting of several Fan District homes.  Here are the details:

The 47th Annual Fan Holiday House Tour, “Holiday Splendor on the Avenue”, will take place Saturday, December 12th and Sunday, December, 13th from 1PM-5PM each day.   While every holiday house tour is special, the 2009 tour will be a truly unique experience because all of the homes on the tour will be on historic Monument Avenue.   The source of pride for many of us, Monument Avenue has been named by the American Planning Association as one of the 10 Great Streets in the United States.  The Avenue is also on the National Register of Historic Places.  We are expecting a record turnout this year to take advantage of this rare opportunity to experience firsthand the beauty and grandeur of the homes on Monument Avenue.

Fan Holiday House Tour

Fan Holiday House Tour

The homeowners on this year’s tour have graciously agreed to open their homes to the community as a show of support for the Fan District Association (FDA).  The FDA is one of the largest and most active volunteer organizations in the City of Richmond, and the tour is the FDA’s only fund-raising event of the year. Participation in the Tour by homeowners and volunteers is what enables the FDA to carry out its mission- keeping the Fan District a desireable place to live for all. Proceeds from the Tour are used for neighborhood enhancements such as school projects, tree planting, park and alley refurbishments, concerts, and collaboration with the City of Richmond Police and VCU in a Party Patrol program.  The tour also provides financial support for the FDA’s community newsletter, Fan Fare, as well as the community website.

For tickets visit:

Thursdays After Hours @ VMFA

November 3, 2009 by  
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Don’t forget we have a wonderful art museum getting a facelift….VMFA is hosting it’s last of the year Thursdays after hours
Nov 19
MUSIC: DJ Steve’s Latin Dance Party- Salsa, Rumba, Cha-Cha-Cha
THEME: Viva Puerto Rico!
FOOD: Curried Chicken
ART TASTING: Art a la Carte
CREATIVE MOMENT: Salsa Dance Lessons


The opening 3rd Thursdays, from 6 to 9 pm, presents Mambo Madness with DJ Steve’s Latin Dance Party (salsa, rumba, cha-cha-cha). Quesadillas are on the menu along with specialty cocktails from VMFA’s expert mixologists.

Take a free tour. Learn to dance the salsa.

Tickets are $10 (member s $8). Tickets may be ordered online. Tickets may also be purchased at the museum or by phoning 804.340.1405. Free parking in the museum’s deck is included in the ticket price.


November 3, 2009 by  
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Young Travel Writers and Artists Contest

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Children from 5K through 5th Grade are invited to submit original stories and artwork. Cash price and other prizes from Rand McNally. USA residents in 3 grade level groups as of the contest deadline date November 30, 2009

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