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.
hours are 9 AM to 4 PM with a 30-minute lunch.
appreciate offers of home lodging, but must politely decline in favor
of motel lodging as I have found I rest much better this way.
seminar class size can be from 1 to 10 students. Individual attention
and correction on their piece given to each student if so desired.
each student over ten, there will be an extra charge per day of $25.00
per person, preferably not to exceed 14 students.
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
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
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.
may call, write or e-mail for information about dates available.
at Paula's China Shoppe
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.
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.
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.
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,
is $20.00 a person per night if you share a room, $40.00 a night if
you request a private 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.