Interview with Charcoal Artist Emily Nelligan

April 3, 2015 Uncategorized 7 Comments

It is a thrill to have had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite charcoal artists, Emily Nelligan.   It…

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A NIGHTat theART STUDIO charity event hosted by Pastimes for a Lifetime

A Night at the Art Studio • Fundraiser for Whole Planet Foundation

March 31, 2015 Art, Blog, Uncategorized 4 Comments

It was a pleasure and privilege to have hosted A Night at the Art Studio fundraiser benefiting Whole Planet Foundation. Their…

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2015 Winter Student Art Showcase

February 27, 2015 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Many thanks to Andrea McLain, owner of the lovely M Street Coffee Bar & Gallery for graciously hosting Pastimes for a…

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Meet Watercolorist Karen Faulkner

February 12, 2015 Uncategorized 2 Comments

As an art teacher, I am fully aware of how tricky watercolor pigments can be to handle without muddying. Some simply…

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Product Review – Art Knives

January 23, 2015 Uncategorized 4 Comments

Art knives may be used instead of paint brushes to mix and apply acrylic and oil paint to a surface such…

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Solène Le Van Interview

My students, family and friends know I am a champion of under represented composers whose authentic and exquisite works need to…

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Ruby Vickers • Student of the Month Interview

Pastimes For A Lifetime is launching a Student Interview blog series honoring dedicated art and piano students who make the creative…

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John Salmon, Pastimes for a Lifetime Blog

“Add On Bach” • John Salmon on Taking Liberties with J.S. Bach

I first learned of Professor John Salmon of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, back in June 2014. He emailed…

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Student Artists Create Paintings for Peacock Foundation

Earlier this month, my fellow Rotarian and friend Lisa Peacock asked me for a special favor with a tight deadline. Here’s…

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A Night at the Art Studio, fundraiser for CoachArt

A Night at the Art Studio • Supporting CoachArt, Helping Chronically Ill Children & Their Families

September 8, 2014 Art, Blog, Featured, Uncategorized 1 Comment

Pastimes for a Lifetime Art & Piano School is proud to announce its first annual fundraising event for CoachArt, an organization…

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