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Seminars and Workshops
Traveling to Your Area

     The teaching fee is $400.00 - $500.00 per day, depending on the circumstances, plus meals, hotel lodging and transportation expenses. When I fly to you, I must add on the cost of gas to drive to the airport as I am a two-hour drive to and from the airport. Approximate cost of gas at todays prices will be about $75.00. When I drive to your area, I will charge 45-50 cents per mile, depending on the price of gas. If you are further than a day's drive, I usually will fly to your area.

     Class hours are 9 AM to 4 PM with a 30-minute lunch.

     I appreciate offers of home lodging, but must politely decline in favor of motel lodging as I have found I rest much better this way.

     A seminar class size can be from 1 to 10 students. Individual attention and correction on their piece given to each student if so desired.

     For each student over ten, there will be an extra charge per day of $25.00 per person, preferably not to exceed 14 students.

     A workshop class size may be up to 50 students with limited individual verbal attention (no painting on students' piece). Usually workshops consist of demonstrating techniques with students painting along. Larger clubs often request a workshop instead of a seminar to be able to accommodate more members.

     The length of either a seminar or workshop is of your choice from 3 to 6 days, depending mostly on subject matter, size of white porcelain chosen for the project, or if extra embellishments are desired on the piece. Most people choose a 4-day or 5-day seminar to have a medium size completed piece.

     I carry books, studies, brushes, paints and white china. It is not necessary to buy any of my supplies in order to attend. Please feel free to bring your own brushes, paints and white china. It is not necessary to buy any of my supplies in order to attend. Please feel free to use any of your own items.

     You may call, write or e-mail for information about dates available.


Seminars at Paula's China Shoppe

     I am located in western Kentucky in the town of Marion, on US Highway 60 & 641. The studio is in a renovated old historical building on the courthouse square. Marion has a small town southern hospitality atmosphere with several restaurants within walking distance, as well as several antique shops, gift shops, a quilt shop, and a very interesting mineral museum that houses thousands of the finest fluorite specimens in the world.

     Painters enjoy being able to take walks before or after class on the "Mayberry" streets. A short drive into the country finds an Amish community with shops and working farms, which visitors enjoy also. Another short drive and you can take a free ferry ride on the Ohio River, which links Marion with southern Illinois. A half hour drive south finds you in the lovely "Land Between the Lakes" State Park area with boating, camping, shopping and some very nice restaurants, among which is the renowned Patti's Settlement Restaurant, a favorite with the painters. Paducah, known as the Quilt City and host to a large international quilt show every April, is an hour's drive to the west and offers visitors quite a number of unique attractions as well.

The teaching rate is $400.00 per day. Class hours are from 9 am to 4 pm with a 30 minute lunch. Individual attention given to each student. Class size is your choice from any number between 1 to 10 students. The teaching fee is divided among the number of students. Private and semi-private classes are the same fee per day.

The length of a seminar is of your choice from 3 to 6 days, depending mostly on the subject matter chosen, size of white porcelain chosen for the project or if extra embellishments are desired on the piece. Most people choose a 4 or 5 day seminar to have a medium size completed piece. I carry books, studies, brushes, paints and white china. It is not necessary for you to buy any of my supplies in order to attend. Please feel free to us any of your own items.

The Blue Room

Bed and breakfast lodging for the students is on the second floor of the studio and can accommodate up to 10 students. A service elevator is available for those who have problems walking up stairs, but the bathrooms upstairs are not handicapped accessible.

The Green Room

There are three bedrooms with two twin beds and two bedrooms with a double bed in each bedroom. There are three bathrooms which everyone shares and a kitchen/lounge area with a refrigerator, microwave, sofas, TV, VCR, etc.

The Yellow Room

The price is $20.00 a person per night if you share a room, $40.00 a night if you request a private room.

The Pink Room


For breakfast, the kitchen is stocked with coffee, tea, milk, juice, cereal, fruit, muffins, yogurt, etc. which students help themselves to at their leisure each morning. Any special dietary requests for breakfast can be accommodated easily.

For a convenient lunch, we usually eat at Thom's Sweet Shoppe, next door to the China Shoppe, which has a tasty and reasonably priced menu with terrific ice cream and desserts to boot! For supper there are several restaurants nearby, also reasonably priced, which are favorites with the students as well.

I do not have a seminar schedule for you to sign up for a class, but schedule seminars at the studio when contacted by a group or individual with a certain time they would like to come, according to the dates available at the studio. If you are an individual without a group and would like to join a seminar already scheduled, call me for information as some groups welcome an extra person to keep their costs down.

For those of you flying in for a seminar, the nearest airports are:


I will pick you up from the airport and take you back if you prefer not to rent a car. A pick up fee will be charged to cover the price of the gas.

If you or your group are interested in coming to the studio for a seminar, call, write or e-mail for available dates.

-- Paula

 

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