Brush with Color
Why Brush with Color?
This program is designed to bring together artists, designers, and teachers in our decorative painting industry for the promotion of decorative painting. By working together, we can create lessons that attract new painters and give them the foundation that they need to enter the decorative painting market. Here is the problem. We receive emails, letters, and phone calls everyday from people who want to learn to paint. Unless there is a shop or teacher in their area, there really is no way for these people to learn from a co-ordinated system of education.
In the decorative painting industry today, there are very few books, patterns, and lessons designed for beginners. Many popular books from years ago that helped build the decorative painting market are no longer in print. There is a shortage of lessons for beginner painters. This is one of the many problems facing our declining industry.
Heritage Educational System attempted to address some of these problems many years years ago by launching the Jansen Art Traditions Teacher Program. This Program was highly successful at training thousands of teachers in many countries; however, the number of teachers actually teaching is very low. The lack of teachers combined with shops closing, creates new problems for attracting new students and renewing our market. Basically, there is no place for a new student to learn the art of decorative painting. Where do they look and how do they begin? The basic problem revolves around the fact that our core of shops and teachers are now gone. As an industry, we need to rebuild the student base which will someday develop into new teachers who, in turn, will broaden our decorative painting industry.
Over 2 years ago, JansenArt/Heritage Art set out to address some of these issues. In the summer of 2010, teachers from Asia, Europe and North America came to Pennsylvania to discuss the industry's problems and to address the education of new painters who desire to enter the decorative painting field but who do not have a teacher or shop near them.
For the success and growth of our decorative painting industry, we need to work together, to create new beginning lessons and to cross promote those lessons to new painters.
Brush with Color;
Common Lesson Plans with Co-ordinated Education.
We welcome all teachers, students, and publishers to join us in this common goal. Contact our Educational Co-ordinator Georgia Dawbon, for more information...