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 Scroll down for 2022 Teaching Schedule and to view                Full Collection of 21 Christmas Ornament                                 and website featured Painting instructional packets.

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  • Mail to   The Magic Brush, Inc   P. O. Box 1123 Lockhart, TX 78644        
  • Download Wishbook PDF - complete listing of all packets available not shown on this website by Sherry C. Nelson  and order form -- copy and paste order form into a email to                                                   Or Print order Form and mail to                                             The Magic Brush, Inc.                                                                P.O. Box 1123, Lockhart, Texas 78644                                        or call 512/398-3277 with your order and talk to Sherry or Deborah directly.


Painting Seminars with Sherry - for 2022!  

Scroll down to see all the exciting pieces Sherry will be teaching this coming year.

 Exciting year ahead … would be delighted to have you join us … you won’t want to miss the MAY and October seminars with Sherry C. Nelson, MDA from Texas classroom - "the Green Barn” … send your deposit to reserve space.

                Contact : Sherry C. Nelson. 512.398.3277                                            Email

Please note that all designs and photos are copyrighted by Sherry C. Nelson  and may NOT be used for any purpose other than viewing and for ordering.

Seminar Schedule for 2022

  • January 25, 26 and 27, 2022 -Fredericksburg Inn & Suites, Fredericksburg, Texas  …  An exciting in-person painting retreat hosted by the Society of Decorative Painters. call 316-269-9300 to sign up.                    For more information:  

Take a break from winter - come paint with Sherry in Fredericksburg, Texas.    Never taught before pieces to tempt you…and in addition Sherry and Deb will have an in-classroom booth with lots of goodies…  If you haven’t been to Fredericksburg, we can promise you a wonderful time in this historic Hill Country town with serious shopping destinations, wineries and more.                                    

January 25 class:  Red-headed Woodpecker  

9” x 12” panel, for the entry level oil painter:  

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 January 26 and 27:  Noble Leafwing Butterfly and Rose of Sharon, 16” x 16” panel.       For the intermediate to advanced oil painter.

  •  January 11-12 and February 8-9 — Zoom Classes in Tokyo!    Sherry will be teaching on Zoom January 11-12 (Samantha) and February 8-9 (Vintage Vase with Calla Lilies) for Sun-K Co. Inc.  Contact Sayuri Ogata for more information.                               Email:                                       
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Samantha with Butterfly  - January 11-12,2022

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 Vintage Vase with Calla Lilies.  February 8 - 9, 2022

  • April 4-9, 2022.   Come paint with Sherry in Delaware!   Painter’s Paradise, Claymont, DE.  Contact Jo Lutness:     (302) 290-4131 or  (302) 798.3897;  Email                                           

Postponed twice for Covid-19, we are looking forward to painting with you at the classroom at Painter’s Paradise, located only 20 minutes from the Philadelphia airport.  Aptly named, this business, owned by Jo and John Lutness, has a hoard of painting goodies, zillions of supplies and unlimited backgrounds to tempt your brush.                                                                                                                                To sign up for any or all of Sherry’s classes shown below,                                      call Jo at (302) 290-4131 or (302) 798-3897.                                                           Or email:     See you there!!

Jo Lutness April Seminar Schedule


  • May 11-19, 2022  Woodpeckers of the Americas.               (Likely last time to be taught) Workshop to be held in Sherry’s home classroom, The Green Barn, a lovely rural setting outside of Lockhart, TX.                               Fly in:  Austin, Texas   Come enjoy the pleasant Spring temperatures and perhaps a late Bluebonnet bloom.        

              Have a yen to master the complexities of painting birds?                      This seminar is for you, with Sherry teaching all the skills you need to master painting these striking creatures.  Maximum class size 8 or less, with live demos on TVs right at your table.  Deposit:  $150.00.                                                        Balance due after deposit:  $475.00 for the 8 class days.                               Nominal fees for materials, palettes and background prep not included.  Backgrounds are 6” x 24”, 16” x 24” and 9” x 24” as shown below.

This seminar will allow time for every single bird and accompanying floral element to be taught in depth.  The rich, rainforest backgrounds will be prepped for you before your arrival, allowing you to concentrate on mastering important painting techniques.  We’ll paint for 4 days, break for a day, then paint for another 4 days.  Break day can be enjoyed as you choose:  a bit of touring with Deb to show off the famed Lockhart courthouse, a chance to see Texas Longhorns up close - or just some relaxing hours to catch up on your painting.  Don’t miss this opportunity - likely the last time I will be teaching this stunning set of paintings.

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  • August 19-29, 2022- Join Sherry, and the POSSE for this popular annual workshop held each year at the Notre Dame Retreat Center in Canandaigua, NY.  Fly in:  Rochester, NY.                                        Lodging and classrooms both at Notre Dame.  Save the dates!    Contact Barbara Fragale for room reservations info at Notre Dame:  (585) 414-6866;  

Contact Sherry at for information or call 512.398.3277 to sign up and to confirm your place.                      Deposit:  $150.00.  Total seminar fees less deposit, $780.00, which includes the 10 full class days, a break day on August 24, with continental breakfasts and great lunches included in the fee structure.  Rooms are basic but pleasant and quiet, and classroom large and roomy with lots of space for all your painting needs.  The acres of landscaped grounds overlook beautiful Lake Canandaigua, and offer pleasant after-class walks.  It’s beautiful, it’s peaceful and we often have the entire complex to ourselves.  Come vacation and paint in the beautiful Finger Lakes wine country.

We will be painting the final panel in the Birds of Paradise set (see below) for the first several days of the class, and finish up our time together with the beautiful Oriental Lotus with Mandarin Ducks set. (Photos below) The lotus blossom designs and Mandarin ducks may be arranged to fit a variety of surface sizes, as we did for the Birds of Paradise.  When you have paid most of the fees for the seminar, you will receive the designs so you can plan your backgrounds.

Barbara Fragale, the Sheriff of the POSSE will as always, be our on-site information source for room assignments and reservations, airport details and so forth.  Once we have received your deposit, I’ll send the contact information that you will need.                                                                                      Panel sizes:  15” x 35”.  Pieces may be divided for smaller panels for framing.

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Magnificent Riflebird and Blue Bird of Paradise   15” x 35”

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Oriental Lotus Blossom Screen - 3 panels

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 Panel 1 -Oriental Lotus Blossoms with Mandarin Ducks

15” x 35"

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 Detail of Mandarin Ducks from Oriental Lotus Blossom panels.

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Panel 2 - Oriental Lotus Screen, Mandarin Ducklings 15”x35"

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Detail -Oriental Lotus Screen, Mandarin ducklings, panel 2

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Panel 3 - Oriental Lotus Blossom Screen,  Common Kingfisher 15”x35"

  • October 12-17, 2022  Learn to Paint from Photography Join Sherry for the fall Green Barn seminar.  Fly in on the 11th and fly home on the 18th and in between retreat to our home classroom in the rolling hill country of Central Texas.  Relax and paint - while enjoying the country quiet and the sumptuous lunches made just for you by resident chef Deborah Galloway.

We’re just 40 minutes from the Austin airport and 5 miles from Lockhart, which boasts the best BBQ in Texas but is also notable for the historic courthouse and charming downtown square.  

The 2 main projects for this seminar will be animals painted from photography.  This is your chance to learn all the skills needed to create spectacular painting from a line drawing and the provided photographs.  Sherry will be painting right along with you, on hardboard surfaces prepared for those attending.                                                                   Remember, in each seminar we’ll paint from all-new photographs so background panel sizes as well as animals chosen, will vary.  If time allows, a new bonus one-day project will be offered as well.

Deposit:  $150.00.  Balance due after deposit, for the 6 day workshop:  $400.00, payable in in 2 additional payments.  Nominal fees for materials, palettes and background prep not included. 

Below are samples of previous classes’ work.                                 Completed projects done from photography in previous classes:  elephant, giraffe and lion.

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African Elephant - 20” x 14”

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Giraffe - 12” x 20” 

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African Lion - 18” x 14"

Upcoming possibilities:                                                                         water buffalo, white rhino, baby elephant, leopard. 

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You won't want to miss joining us in Texas!                                                      Contact : Sherry C. Nelson. 512.398.3277                                                          Email                                                              Send your $150.00 deposit to reserve space.                                                  Address: The Magic Brush, Inc., P.O. Box 1123, Lockhart,Texas78644

Painting projects and Sherry C. Nelson Instructional Materials:

  • 21 Christmas ornaments Now in Full Collection

4 - Ornaments to add to your collection :            Christmas Camel,    Snow Leopard,         Nubian Donkey with Bell,  and Reindeer in the Snow. Each wood cutout is $5.00 and each packet of instruction is $5.00.  

  • Christmas Camel - wood cutout $5.00 and packet of instruction $5.00
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Snow Leopard - wood cutout $5.00 and Packet of instruction $5.00

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Nubian Donkey with bell - wood cutout $5.00 and Packet of instruction $5.00

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Reindeer in the Snow - wood cutout $5.00 and packet of instructions $5.00

  • 4 more wood Christmas ornaments — Red Panda, Panda,  Black Bear Cub, Lamb           ( $5.00 for each cutout and $5.00 each for instruction packet)
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Pony, Kitten, and Peacock                                            (previously published in Painting World magazine October, November, December issues)                                                   ornament cut-outs $5.00;                                         Instruction Packet  - $5.00 each 

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The WildLife Collection of 6 cut-out ornaments (Blue Jay, Rabbit, Squirrel, Cedar Waxwing, Chickadee, Owl) … each $5.00 for woodcut and $5.00 for instructional Packet

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Cardinal ornament                                                                                                  wood cut-out $6.00 and instruction Packet $5.00

Fox, Dove , Deer                                                                         Wood cut-outs $5.00 each.  Instructional packets $5.00 each

(Formerly available only in “The Decorative Painter” )

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For more information or to order:                 call 512.398.3277                                      email

 19 painting packets not in pdf Wishbook-- check them out "More Packets”.

  •  A complete oil painting 6 lesson course taught by Sherry C. Nelson, MDA, on a single DVD."Learn to Paint in Oils with Sherry C. Nelson"Originally published in 2013/2014 Paintworks magazine, this series is now available on high quality DVD for your personal and private use, and for your permanent collection. A professional series of step-by photos in each 6 lessons, as well as thorough and complete written instructions to go along with them, inked line drawings - everything you will need to learn to paint in oils. $29.95 + $5.95 shipping.  Order now… call 512- 398-3277  or 520-558-2285 or email:  


If you are interested in sponsoring your own private group seminar in your location or in Sherry's Classroom with Sherry C. Nelson as the instructor, please contact Sherry for details.       PO Box 1123, Lockhart,TX 78644;  (512)398-3277 ;                Email      


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