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Bumgarner Winery Paint & Pour A Huge Success!

by Margaret Ames


Bumgarner Winery Paint & Pour Most recently, the school hosted a Paint and Pour at Bumgarner Winery in Camino, CA.  Everyone had a fantastic time sipping wine and creating a piece of fine art.  And a special appearance by the schools original founder, Douglas Pearson, Sr. otherwise known as “Daddy Doug” for his patient teaching…

New Instructor – World Renowned Artist Vanda Lavar Joins Fine Arts In The Pines

by Margaret Ames

  • Posted on June 21, 2017

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Vanda Lavar Ms Lavar’s work is eclectic in its choice of mediums.  Her ability to teach oil paintings, drawings, pastel paintings and acrylic paintings, will have you painting a masterpiece before you know it.   NO previous drawing or painting experience required. Vanda approaches each student with patience, encouragement and the belief that they are capable…

Fine Art School Receives $2500 donation!

by Margaret Ames


$2500 Donation The Fine Arts School in the Pines is a non-profit 501c3, it is donations like this that enable us to provide art lessons for all ages for our community. We would like to give a giant thank you to Mike Munoz for organizing this poker tournament event at the school. All proceeds went…

Aprons Donated to With All My Art Program

by Margaret Ames


Aprons Donated to With All My Art program We had another wonderful person, Carol Deseaux, go out of her way and make these great aprons for our program With All My Art. Her grandaughter Annabella comes to our school and is in the program making friends and enjoying her inner artist. Thank you Carol Deseaux…

Owners of The Crystal Ship Donated $500 to With All My Art Program

by Margaret Ames


Owners of The Crystal Ship Donated $500 Coming soon to join our Hangtown businesses on Main Street in Old Hangtown, the owners of The Crystal Ship, Jessica Martin and her husband John Russ, donated to our schools kids program With All My Art $500.00 dollars. This donation will help our school get supplies that are…

Friendship and Art Painting Together At Fine Arts School in the Pines

by Margaret Ames


Friendship and Art Brie Zeller and Bella Markes have been with us since November of last year. They came to our school to further explore there inner artist and what better way to do that ,then with your best friend. They like to give eachother pointers on one anothers art work. They are becoming great…

Student Prodigy Celebrates Birthday at Fine Arts School in the Pines

by Margaret Ames


Student Prodigy Celebrates Birthday Dakota Daniels has been with the school since he was fourteen years old, today however is his eighteenth birthday. He likes coming here to the school because he thinks its fun to paint. Not only is he a great artist and we all enjoy his paintings to look at in our…

Student Paints Tribute Portrait of Her Grandfather

by Margaret Ames


Student Paints Tribute Portrait Here is one of my favorite students at our school. Her name is Regina Thorson. She is painting a tribute portrait in memory of her grandfather John Alexander Thorson. She came to us because her grandfather saw her drawings and knew she had an artistic side in her. John asked her…

First Paint & Palette Class in the New Year

by Margaret Ames

New Year

First class of the new year! Come in sign up and join our paint and palette class, this is an opportunity to explore your inner artist. With guidance from our resident artist, Dennis Von Zamory. You will leave with a creative painting of your own. Fun for all ages. It’s this Friday, January 27, 2017…