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  • New! NEW! 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:  

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  • Seminar Schedule for 2017
  • March 4-5, 2017Charleston Decorative Painters, Charleston, SC / Contact:  Bonne Seymour, seminar chair:  843.871.9347 or email;  2 day workshop:  Projects :  Blueberries and Old Lace; (8" x 10");  Chipmunk and Cream Pitcher (8" x 10").  
  • March 6-11, 2017The Very Pleasant Painters, Susan Pleasant, 104 Riley Drive, Summerville, SC. 29483   (843) 209-4127.  Projects for this class:  Crystal Decanter with Orchids,  14" x 20".  Gorgeous still life set on white marble, lots to learn and lots to enjoy!  Contact Susan for more information.
  • March 13-14, 2017Azalea Coast Decorative Painters, Wilmington, NC.  Charlotte Novak, (910) 253.9135.  Projects :Floral to learn how to Unitfy a Color Scheme (10" diameter plate; for entry level painters); Eastern Bluebird for 1st Time Oil Painter (8" x 10").  

  • March 17-22, 2017Painter’s Paradise, Claymont, DE.  Contact Jo Lutness:  (302) 798.3897;   Go to website to see projects:
  • May 17-20, 2017  45th Annual SDP National Conference, SDP, 1220 E First St, Wichita, KS 67214. (316) 269-9300.  Oceans of Color in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Sherry will be teaching Tangled Butterfly (8" x 10") and White Ibis (11" x 14") as well as the Special Oil Event entitled The Beach Bum with Cheri Rol.  The Magic Brush, Inc., will also have a booth at the trade show.  Come see us at this exciting international show!
  • May 22-27, 2017Take a Post-convention Retreat with Sherry C. Nelson and Cheri Rol.  The two will be teaching a joint seminar, 3 days each, of gorgeous new still life pieces.  Check back here for more info in just a few weeks.  Retreat will be held at the DaySpring Episcopal Retreat Center in Parrish, FL, 40 minutes from Sarasota.  A gorgeous location with all meals included, relax, enjoy kayaking and hiking on the grounds, take a dip in the gorgeous pool…. and paint up a storm with these two internationally known teachers.
  • May 29-June 2, 2017Tropics of Trinidad Table - at long last Sherry will be teaching this sought-after occasional table (still available) at the DaySpring Episcopal Retreat Center , Parrish, FL-  Reserve these dates and watch this column for more info or email Sherry at 
  • June 17-21, 2017 - Paint with Sherry at the Cheri Rol Studio sponsored by Rol Publications.  Sherry will be teaching the Crystal Decanter with Orchids,  14" x 20".  Gorgeous still life set on white marble, lots to learn and lots to enjoy!  For photos and more information, click here:
  • June 23-25, 2017 - Music City Oil Guild, Contact:  Carol Winslow, 615.497.5767. Nashville, TN Projects : 3 days - Crimson-rumped Toucanets.  See home page header on for photo of the piece.  
  • July  6-13, 2017 Sherry’s Order of Birdpainters (SOBs), La Quinta Inn & Suites, Tucson Airport, AZ. Sherry Nelson: (520) 558-2285.   Email Sherry for photos of the projects to be taught: An Array of Flycatchers (final 4 birds with flowers); Chestnut-backed Tanager (8 x 16), Crimson-rumped Toucanets (14" x 18").
  • July 15-16, 2017 -Tucson Guild of Decorative Painters, Contact:  Jo Clark, Chair.  (520) 743-5205   2 day workshop:  Projects: Cardinal cut-out ornament for a wreath (10") and a Red Squirrel cut-out Christmas ornament 8".  
  • July 17-23, 2017  PALS Advanced Workshop:  Learn to Paint from Photography; Africa Subjects.; Classes held at La  Quinta  Inn and Suites,Tucson Airport, Contact: Sherry Nelson: 520.558-2285. Email Sherry for photos of the projects to be taught: zebras, oxpeckers, cheetah and antelope… fabulous projects for the advanced painter.
  • August 26-27, 2017 -  Flower City Decorative Artists, Rochester, NY.  Contact:  Barbara Fragale:  (585) 414-6866;  Classes to be held at the Notre Dame Retreat Center, Canandaigua, NY.  Projects to be listed here when chosen by the host chapter.
  • August 29-Sept. 4, 2017 - The Fabulous Pheasants:  Indian Peafowl, Silver Pheasant and Rink-necked Pheasant.  A six day workshop that will see most students completing their dramatic and gorgeous pieces.  To be held at Notre Dame Retreat Center, Canandaigua, NY Contact Barbara Fragale for room reservations info at Notre Dame:  (585) 414-6866;  Contact Sherry at for information about signing up. 
  • Sept 15 - 17, 2017 - Brush and Brag, Chapter of SDP, San Angelo, TX. For more info contact: Nevie Lacy,      Email:    or call ( 325) 374 - 0204. Projects : Eastern Bluebird w/ Butterfly Flad (8" x 10"); Eurasian Bullfinch with Great Tit (10" x 20", a 2 day class).  
  • Sept 26 -28, 2017 - Oile Painters of Redlands, CA:  Seminar chair:  Joyce Field:  310.542.4228, email:  We will be painting an African Lion from photography, for the advanced painter.  14" x 20"
  • Oct.16-21, 2017The Second Oklahoma City Painting Palooza; Sheraton Midwest Hotel.  Sherry will be teaching and have a  booth.  Projects submitted:  to be announced. 
  • Nov. 7-12, 2017 -  Country Floral and Gifts, Udall, KS.  Contact:  Barbara Williams:  620.262.1896 or 5620.782.3455; Still Life with Wrenlet (8 x 16); White-tailed Ptarmigan (11 x 14), Chestnut-backed Tanager(8 x 16), Chapae Moon Moth with Orchids (11 x 14);  Check with Barbara for more information and cost of class.  

Seminar Schedule for 2016

  •  March 5 & 6, 2016 - Charleston Decorative Painters, Charleston, SC. Contact : Bonnie Seymour (843)810-9021 Projects : Chestnut-sided Warbler & Golden-winged Warbler.
  •  March 7-12, 2016 - The Very Pleasant Painters, Summerville, SC. Contact : Susan Pleasant, 104 Riley Drive, Summerville, SC 29483. (843) 209- 4127. Projects : Woodpeckers of Costa Rica. Contact Susan for more information.
  • March 15-20, 2016 - Painter's Paradise, Claymont, DE . Contact: Jo Lutness : (302) 798-3897 Projects: see website          Contact Jo Lutness for more information.
  • May 1-8, 2016 - Hummers/ Cave Creek Canyon, Portal, AZ . Contact:  Sherry C. Nelson  (520)/558-2285 or (512)/398-3277 .
  • June 6 - 11, 2016 - SDP Conference, Town & Country Conference Center, San Diego, CA.  Contact: Lisa Curry/SDP  (316) 269-9300 ext. 104   www.
  • July 7-14, 2016 - Sherry's Order of Birdpainters (SOBs), classes held at LaQuinta Inns & Sites, Tucson Airport, AZ . Contact: Sherry C. Nelson  (520)/558-2285 or (512)/398-3277. Project: Fabulous Array of Flycatchers - 8 birds with floral elements.
  • July 16 &17, 2016 - Tucson Guild of Decorative Painters, Contact: Jo Clark, Chair. (520)743-5205             2 day workshop: Project: E. Bluebird with Butterfly Flag (iris), Ruby-throated Hummingbird with Columbine.
  • July 18-23, 2016 - PALs Advanced Workshop : classes held at La Quinta Inns & Suites, Tucson airport, AZ . Contact: Sherry C. Nelson  (520) 558-2285 or (512) 398-3277   Project : Painting from Photographs - African Wildlife.
  • August 12-14, 2016 Syracuse Dec. Painters. Contact: Rosanne Guidera to sign up and to receive more information  (315) 656-3542
  • August 16-24, 2016 - English Cottage Garden taught by Sherry C. Nelson at Notre Dame Retreat Center, Canadaigua, New York. Contact:  Sherry  (520) 558-2285 or (512) 398-3277 ;    to sign up and for photos of project.        For local room arrangements contact Barbara Fragale: (585) 533-9203 
  • August 26-28, 2016 - Buffalo Snowbirds Decorative Painters. Contact: Melodie Stein (716) 283-9144 ; ; 197 57th St. Niagara Falls, NY 14304 .
  • Sept. 16-18, 2016 HOOT Retreat Seminar, Columbus, OH . Contact: Jan Pohlman   (419) 286-2353
  • Sept. 26 - Oct.1, 2016 OKC Painting Palooza , Oklahoma City, OK. Contact info:  Cheri Rol (812)972-1424  Reed Center-Sheraton Hotel.
  • Oct 4-6, 2016 Redlands Oile Group, Redlands, CA. Contact: Joyce Field (310)292-1332
  • Oct. 17 - 22, 2016 - Udall Decorative Painters, Udall, KS. Contact:  Barbara Williams  (620)262-1896


If you are interested in sponsoring your own private group seminar in your location or in Sherry's Studio with Sherry C. Nelson as the instructor, please contact Sherry for details. PO Box 1123, Lockhart,TX 78644;  (512)398-3277 or 520/558-2285; Email  

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