New Kids Class Times for Summer

Kids Painting Class Carmel Summer is finally here! With school out there’s more time for the little ones to participate in fun activities that can help them stay active and creative. We’ve added additional kids class times at our studio in Carmel for the summer! We now have kids painting classes on Wednesday and Saturday mornings as well as early Friday evenings.

Unlike most studios, we welcome parents to stay and paint alongside their kids and they even get pay the same price. These classes make the perfect parent/child date!  BUT if you just need some time to run errands or something where you can’t stay and paint with your child feel free to drop them off.   You can drop off kids 5 years or older and pick them up when class is over – just don’t forget them at the studio!

If you haven’t already heard, we also have a great opportunity to for your kids to immerse themselves in art with our Kids Summer Camps June 15-19 and July 13-17. You can view our kids painting class calendar by clicking here. Continue reading

Carmel’s Street Statues

If you’ve been to Carmel, then you’ve most likely seen one or many of the statues by artist J Seward Johnson Jr. Known as the Normal Rockwell of American sculpture, his realist sculptures in Carmel depict everyday characters who you might see on the street.

Johnson was a painter before he moved on to the medium of sculpture. The picture shown to the left is titled “The Right Light”. The painted sculptures are in fact castings of real people. Johnson’s work can be found across the world. At 83 years old, he continues to sculpt and contribute to the art community.

Take advantage of the warm weather and head to Carmel to view these fantastic sculptures. Make a day of it and register for a painting class at The Paint Cellar. Want to create a painting depicting one of the sculptures? Join us for Open Studio 12 – 4pm on Fridays!

Credit to Zach Dobson Photography for the image.

Painting At The Chateau

chateau thomas logoPainting at the Chateau is fun for everyone!  Chateau Thomas is a charming little wine bar located on 116th Street in downtown Fishers. They have a variety of dry, sweet, and fruity red and white wines fit for anyone’s palette – anyone over 21, that is! On the weekends they host live musicians, and neighborhood folks bring food in (or have it delivered from nearby Marco’s or Wild Ginger) to enjoy both the wine and the music. One of their favorite musicians is Josh Kaufman, who just won Season 6 of The Voice. He will probably be too busy to play a gig there again, but he was great to listen to on a Friday or Saturday night – and many of their musicians are of the same caliber as Josh! It has a super laid back atmosphere, and the staff is very pleasant and helpful – almost feels like Cheers, with many of the same customers in attendance on the weekend nights. Continue reading


Indiana Bastille Day 2013

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July 13, 2013
Landmark Park
Fortville, IN

We are happy to announce a new activity at this year’s Indiana Bastille Day: “Paint in the park” classes!

This year, Ten West Center for the Arts is partnering with The Paint Cellar, a local painting class, to offer the chance for anyone to paint a beautiful picture of the Eiffel tower to take home with them for a small admission fee. There will also be a few artists taking their own inspiration from the town and painting their own creations on-site.

“Paint in the Park” classes will definitely add a French dimension to Landmark Park by recreating an authentic Montmartre-like scene right in Fortville!

Montmartre is a hill in the North of Paris. With its many artists setting up their easels each day on the main plaza, it is a reminder of the time when Montmartre was the mecca of modern art. Many penniless painters, including Picasso, Dali and van Gogh, used to live there.

Come experience our own “Montmartresque” atmosphere, right in the heart of Indiana!

Paint In The Park Session Information:

Sessions available every hour from 5:00 to 8:30 PM


$10 – 5×7 Canvases

$15 – 8×10 Canvases

$20 – 11X14 Canvases


5-6PM        Ashlie Teaches Paris Lights
6-7PM        Trent Teaches Paris Lights
7-830 PM  Margie Teaches Paris Lights


NEW! Teen Class Calendar

teensNow introducing a calendar for the teens!  We’re expanding our Kidz Canvas Club and will be offering more classes just for our older young fans.  This doesn’t mean you can’t attend other Kidz classes but these are created just for you.  If you’re 13-17 and you love to paint or just want a new place to come have fun with your friends doing something different.  Just ask your parents if you can sign up for a class with us!  A combination of music, art, and amazing instructions  for 2.5 hours make for a fun time.  Check out the calendar here.

 *All supplies included with every class!