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Elly’s 2018 Schedule

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“Better Than Therapy – Elly’s New Watercolor Support Group”

Canton, Georgia 30115

Watercolor enthusiasts will soon have an opportunity to participate in a regular commitment to paint and to “paint their own thing.”  There will be no assignments, but you will have a supportive group and lively camaraderie of fellow watercolor “addicts.”
Each participant in the Watercolor Support Group will bring their own personal painting project to the sessions – what you are inspired to paint, along with their supplies, energy and ideas.

Elly will be available to provide personalized feedback, guidance, objective advice and suggestions to support your inspirations – she may pull a helpful book from her watercolor library or an article out of her file, or a new tool for you to try - suggest a new color or give you a squirt of paint if you don’t have the right color.  If you are working on a new direction, she has a wealth of resources to get you started.  If you are stumped for a project, she has tons of reference photos or a file of past Paintgroup projects you might use.
Bring a sack lunch .  She’ll have snacks and a pot of coffee brewing or hot water & teabag !

Support Group will be in session on the first Wednesday of each month from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm and/or the first Saturday of each month from noon to 4 pm.  Therapy will take place at Elly’s home studio.  To reserve a space [space is limited] or get directions, drop Elly an email at

2018 Dates:
2018 Sessions include
January/Feb./March/April/May/ July/Aug./Sept./Oct./Nov. 2018
The first Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month.
Wednesday session:  10:30 to 2:30
Saturday session:  noon to 4 pm     Space limited.
Reservations essential by email:
For more information:



Handpainted and Batik Silk Scarves


“Firm Foundation in Watercolor”
and “Fresh Florals in Watercolor”
group workshops [3 –day or 5 – day] are available in your location. 
Contact Elly at or 678-880-2903.



“You teach exactly the way I learn best...explain, demo, suggestions and then hands on.........”

“Your class has opened up a whole new world for me. Having never done or been exposed to much art, I was very intimidated at first.  That lasted about 5 minutes in your class due to your easy style.”

“The title “Florals” is correct but there is so much good information that someone with any other watercolor aspirations will find this course valuable.”

“Elly is a wonderful instructor.  I thought I knew something about watercolor, but Elly really changed my life…she went to great lengths to make the class rich.”

“Elly has patience and willingness to share knowledge and techniques.”

“A patient entertaining instructor who unfailingly encouraged all of us…demonstrated everything…worked without a net…sometimes led her to correct mistakes in front of us – a great lesson…transforms her flowers into joyous settings…loved the course.”

“Inspired so much passion and inspiration…changed my life – truly.”

“Instructor was a master at making students feel at ease while at the same time encouraging them to work until they achieved their expectations.  Very enjoyable class dynamics.”

“Many tips and pearls generously shared.”

“I have taken many art classes and this is one of the best I have ever taken.”

“I learned more than in any other previous watercolor class.”

We call Elly's approach to teaching - "EDUTAINMENT !"