Painting with Prayers Art Class

Deby Dearman gives you permission to play again . . . to escape the chaos of this world and recall the joy of sitting down with a new box of crayons and
manila paper;

to use your fingers and paper towels to make messes, and then with a few simple techniques, transform your messes into masterpieces.

This class takes the fear out of painting and allows you the freedom to explore, take risks and have some good ole fun! 

We begin class by lighting a candle while I pray a prayer, then we enter into the world of creativity where there are no rules or limits. 

Class Info:

Feel free to contact me if you have questions or need more info:

The art room is on the 2nd floor of the Westhaven Resident's Club, 401 Cheltenham, Franklin, TN. 
 (615) 791-6740 to reach the Resident's  Club front desk.

When you enter the clubhouse - walk past the front desk and staircase.

Turn right to go down the hall.

The elevator will be immediately on your right. Take elevator to the 2nd floor. When you exit the elevator go to your left.

The art room is at the end of the hall on your left.

We meet from 10:00 to 12:30.

We go to lunch each week at Oscar's Taco Shop, just down the street. It's a great time to get to know each other better. Please consider joining us.

Supply List

Don't worry about having all of these, because we share until you have everything you need.

Table easel - can get one at Hobby Lobby or Michaels - about $8.00 - some of us are painting flat on the table and not using an easel at all

Water bottle (so you’ll have a drink on hand)

Spray bottle (med to large)



Canvas to paint on (small or medium) might bring several

Metal palette knives (2 or 3 sizes) I like the kind that dip down from the handle.

Paint brushes (2 or 3, small to medium) Flats, filberts or brights eventually you'll want an egbert! You'll also want a very tiny liner brush for painting small detail.

Acrylic paints  - a cool and warm in each color - most of us are using *Liquitex Heavy Body Paints that can be found at Michaels and Hobby Lobby - suggestions below:

RED - cadmium red and alizarin crimson

BLUE - cadmium blue or cobalt and ultramarine

YELLOW - cadmium yellow and orange yellow



*The more expensive paints are easier to paint with, however use whatever your budget allows.

A few of my favorite colors from Liquitex (These are not necessary, but fun, if your budget allows.)

* Quinacridone Magenta

* Green Gold

* Light Blue

* Yellow Oxide

* Burnt Amber

* Dioxazine Purple


I hope to see you in class! Please message me to let me know you're coming: