SHDA is is not affiliated with any national or international groups.
Spring Hill Decorative Artists formerly the Nature Coast Decorative Artists
2019 Board Members Welcome You
Left to right: Mary Banks, Pamela Varricchio, Linda Duff, Carol Hechler, Mary Davis and Dottie Ptaszynski
****Change to Workshop Sign-up Policy****
So that our teachers can better plan for providing packets, we are asking members to sign up for workshops no later than 1 week prior to the monthly meeting. There will be a sign-up button that will take you to a page asking for a yes/no response, your email address and your name. PLEASE respond on this form as soon as you are able. Teachers provide the packets at their own expense and making more than necessary has become costly.
October 5 Workshop
Lois Owens taught a Maureen McNaughton project and everyone did a fantastic job!
October & November Birthdays
Birthday Raffles in November
Rhonda Norton - November Marge Thompson - November Hazel Benjamin - November
Because of the Christmas party there are no birthday raffles in December.
Our Christmas Party Luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 7 from 11-3 at Bayport Inn. We will be ordering off the menu and the menu is below. Your newsletter editor can personally attest to the delishousness of the Grouper Sandwich.
We will be asking everyone to donate an item and/or a basket for the auction with the value being no less than $25. This is our major fund-raiser of the year as well as being a very fun day with our painting friends. Additionally, there will be an optional gift exchange with the value of the gift being no less than $25.
A paint-in for table favors will be held on Tuesday, 11/5 at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center beginning at 12:30. Bring basic painting supplies - towels, water bucket and base-coating brushes.
For any raffle items that need to be displayed upright, please provide an easel. Attach a tag with your name so that easels all find their way home.
For any basket donations, please include a tag itemizing the contents of the basket. Everyone likes to know what they are taking a chance on :-)
A button has been provided so that you can sign up for the party. We need to give the restaurant a head count so please respond as soon as you are able. The Christmas party committee thanks you! Stay tuned for more details of this most wonderful time of the year party.
Carol Hechler and Jeanette Seese have started our Members' Gallery at the WWSC. We hope you have had a chance to see it, but we still need more items to fill our walls. We are asking you to bring in art that you have done to show off your talent! If you want to try to sell it, that's an option.
We ask that you also provide a 3x5" note card or piece of paper that has your NAME, TITLE OF THE WORK (if no title, just write UNTITLED), the MEDIUM and a PRICE (optional). There are several shelves that can accommodate plates, boxes, gourds, miniatures, items needing an easel, etc. If we can get enough participation, we plan to rotate the artwork periodically. We hope you will contribute to a more "artistic" look to our meeting place!
SPRING HILL DECORATIVE ARTISTS meet the first Saturday of each month, doors open approximately 8:30 a.m. After a short business meeting at 9:00, we paint till about 2:00 p.m.,(or later) at: Weeki Wachee Senior Club 3357 Susan Dr. Spring Hill Florida.
Most monthly meetings consist of the following: 8:30-9:00 Coffee and sign up 9:00-10:00 Business meeting which may include a raffle, members project display, and tips or demonstration 10:00 - 2:30 Painting a class project
In December we enjoy a Christmas party at a local restaurant.
A reminder to our members: Cost of classes is $5.00/members and guests unless otherwise specified. Palette fee or other supply costs may be added. Students will be notified of this when they sign up for class. Cost of seminars with Guest Teachers are as advertised. Each member contributes $1 to WWSC. Our Mission Statement: SHDA exists for members and their guests to gather to spend time with others learning and painting decorative art. We hold a meeting and have a painting project. Coffee and snacks are provided; members bring their lunch. Whether you are a beginner, experienced artist or have never painted before, you are welcome. No experience is necessary. _
Directions: SHDA members meet at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center about 5 miles south of Weeki Wachee
Going North or South on Rt 19 in Spring Hill you will turn east on Toucan Trail (across from the Bowling Lanes. Go about 9 streets and turn right onto Susan Drive . Drive through the fence gate on the right to the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club House.