I am delighted to share my art with you. I moved to Dunnellon from Southeastern Pennsylvania after retiring as a professional horse trainer with my own farm.
I always have had art in my life. I am inspired by the amazing color of animals, wildlife, and landscapes.
As a calligrapher, I learned from one of my teachers in fourth grade and became fascinated with pens, inks, and letters.
I have a studio at my home on a beautiful lake. I dedicate most of my day to creating art and to my picture-framing business.
You can find me at my website: www.bridgethanleystudio.com, or visit me on Facebook and Instagram. I am grateful for your appreciation of my creations.
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Take Bridget's April Classes
Calligraphy is easy when you learn the basic tools to create beautiful letters. Students will learn basic strokes, drills, and how to form any letter with easy, step-by-step instruction. No experience is necessary. Students bring a notebook, pens (recommendations are ZIG, Tombow, or chisel nib pens), ruler, pencil, eraser, and tracing paper. Some materials will be available to try.
Mon., April 12. 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Bridget Hanley. Cost $35.
Plein Air -- the Beauty of Painting outdoors. Students will sit by the lake at the instructor's home and choose subjects from nature. Learn how to capture lighting, composition, color, or a detailed study. Learn how to see water as a simple subject to paint and learn how to capture clouds. No experience needed. Students bring paint of their choice, watercolor paper, brushes, chair, hat, and sunscreen. A materials list will be emailed before class.
Sat., April 17, 9:30 a.m. - Noon. Instructor: Bridget Hanley. Cost $40.
Learn how versatile Gouache is! Experience the flow of watercolor and the brilliance of acrylic all in one. Students bring a set of gouache paints, any brushes, watercolor paper, and any reference photos they may like. Some materials will be available to try. No experience needed.
Mon., April 26, 4:30 - 7 p.m. Instructor: Bridget Hanley. Cost: $40.
Take Bridget's May Classes
Learn how to paint a Landscape with a very versatile and fun medium! Gouache combines the personality of acrylic with the versatility of watercolor. Students bring a set of gouache paint, brushes, and watercolor paper. Some materials available to try also!
Mon., May 10; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Instructor: Bridget Hanley; Cost: $40.
Calligraphy is very easy and you do not need any experience. This class will cover techniques with a flat nib pen or marker (Zig, Pilot Parallel Pen or Elegant Writer). Learn basic letter forms, create your style, and learn how to layout a simple phrase. Students may bring any pens they have. Size 2 mm or 3 mm are good for learning. Bring paper, ruler, pencil, and eraser. Some materials are available to try.
Mon., May 24; 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.; Instructor Bridget Hanley; Cost: $35.