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
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January and February Workshop
March 2 Workshop
Pamela Varricchio will be teaching a Distlefink or Irish Hex Sign.
Irish Hex Sign
The elements of the design are symbolic of many things. The Distlefink depicted on this sign is the good luck bird of the Pennsylvania Dutch: two will bring you double good luck. The shamrock represents good luck as well, while the alternating strokes completing the outer band wish you smooth sailing throughout life.
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.