meet your instructors:

Deb Drager is a professional graphic designer and illustrator, Master Faux Effects Artisan and GOLDEN Artist Educator with 40 years experience of providing art services and creative inspiration!



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Book a Private Painting Party with 6 of your Friends...

                    (maximum 12) for an intimate hands-on experience

choose from our sample selections or let us design something special just for you and your group! Easy step-by-step class includes all materials.

Cost is $45 - $125 a student depending on what you want to create!

Host a Party at your space, or 

>The VENUE on the lake


Cat Lamb


With a lifetime of creating in many mediums; print and paper-making, watercolors, silk-painting, along with developing Children's Art programs, Cat brings her creative energy and ART to The VENUE marketplace.


Mary Lou Christie


Owner of Wearable Art, Mary Lou not only creates one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and sells at The VENUE & beyond in fine art fairs across the country...she takes time to share her craft with a "Jewelry Making Series" classes, offering: Mixed Metals, Engraving

and Enameling

Gaye Grant

    (Textile Artisan)

Owner of 3 Penny Studio; a mixed media & fiber artist. Gaye calls Monticello, Illinois home but makes several trips to Oklahoma to share her talents with us! Formerly from Santa Fe, Gaye has been involved with art services in many genres; from acting to visual arts to providing basic paint and decorative designs. Enjoy her collaboration of fabric, paints and plasters!


Learn the art of:

> Advanced Acrylics

> Collage

> Decoupage

> Encaustic

> Faux & Decorative


> Foiling & Gilding

> Print Making

> Stamping

> Stenciling

> Water Colors > Waxing

Book a Private Jewelry Making Class with Friends...

                    (maximum 8) for an intimate hands-on experience

for Jewelry Making with Mary Lou

She offered Mixed Metals, Etched Metals and Enameling

classes held at The VENUE at Taylor Ferry or in the artist's studio only

Mother/Daughter Class


To celebrate Mother's Day 2020, a group from Porter, OK arranged a custom class to paint "Companionship" of Bonding Elephants.

Deb had painted a couple versions for her niece and Dawn saw them in the store and asked if I could make a class for it... 

Inspiration photo for the original paintings...

Deb prepared the canvases with a pencil drawing of the elephants and each participant choose a desert or a pasture background. The guided easy step-by-step layers produced amazingly unique versions of the bonding elephants. 

Class started around 6:30 and everyone was leaving by 9:30. They brought dips & sips & snacks...a fun time for all!

Happy Mother's Day!

The possibilities are endless...