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Acrylic Painting Class at Tower Hill

Painting by Suzanne Foxwell
Celebration of Color At Tower Hill in Boylston, MA
Thursday, July 20, 10am-1pm OR Sunday, August 6, 1-4pm

Member $45, Non-member $60 per class – (Includes all Materials)

Instructor: Suzanne Foxwell

New to acrylics as a painting medium? If you always wanted to try a painting class, but were put off because you could not draw a straight line, this program is for YOU! Suzanne will guide you with fun warm up exercises and expert step-by-step instructions designed to show you how to capture the shapes, textures, forms and colors of the flowers and foliage of Tower Hill’s summer gardens.
Suzanne Foxwell has many years of painting experience and has trained at the Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester Art Museum and with private instructors. Her work has been featured in galleries on the Massachusetts South Coast and locally.
She has always been attracted to color and has never met one she did not like!
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER – No Previous Painting or Drawing Experience Necessary!!!

To Register for this class, contact Tower Hill










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Finger Painting at Shrewsbury Library

On Saturday, June 17, I presented an interactive Finger Painting Program at the Shrewsbury Public Library.   We had about 16 attendees where everyone had an opportunity to join me at the easel in an introduction to Finger Painting techniques.  We eliminated paint brushes entirely giving us an opportunity to approach our subject matter from a fresh perspective.  Whether we used one, two, or three fingers for modeling the paint along with other techniques, we were able to obtain a specific texture for our composition.  It was fun and allowed us extra freedom for artistic self-expression.  Thanks everyone for your participation!

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Different Strokes Painting Party for Staples

On May 4, 2017 I was invited to present my Different Strokes Painting Program at the Staples Loss Prevention Department’s Annual Meeting held at Wentworth by the Sea in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Following lunch,  23 students joined me as we picked up our paint brushes and began the process of creating our own original paintings of the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse.  Refreshments were served through out the program and, at the conclusion, Yolanda’s painting won first prize.  She did a great  job, and I am including her picture and others taken during the program.  These will make wonderful keepsakes of their time spent in Portsmouth!

Suzanne helping Staples student
Suzanne critiquing student’s painting
Staples painting students
Yolanda’s Winning Painting


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Working with Tower Hill on Upcoming Programs for 2017

I have been in conversation with Tower Hill Botanic Gardens in Boylston MA about presenting my painting programs to their guests in July and August.  Will let you know when exact dates are firmed up but right now we are looking at a morning program on July 20 and an afternoon program on August 6.  Summer is such a beautiful time of the year for gardens, so we have decided to harvest some blooms from their gardens and capture the colors and shapes on canvas with step by step instruction from me.  These classes will be geared to the beginner painter and will be perfect for anyone who has always wanted to try their hand at painting, but never did.

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Adding New Sand Art Terrarium Course to Different Strokes Programs

With the wind howling and the snow falling at the rate of 3-4 inches per hour, I thought it would be a good time to hunker down and develop a new program for Different Strokes.  This one was a very popular class that I offered to my clients at the Doubletree and I hope you enjoy it as well.


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Painting Party for Charity

Suzanne Foxwell presenting at a painting party

There was a great turnout for the Painting Party last night for the benefit of Kids Connect in Natick.  The event was hosted at the home of Pam Harris and the Painting Party was presented by Suzanne Foxwell of Different Strokes Painting Program.  Refreshments were served and then attendees got down to business painting a tropical scene with beautiful blue waters and a palm tree.  Great job everyone and thanks for attending!

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Donation for Fund Raiser by Golden Paints

We were delighted to learn today, that Golden Paints is going to make a donation of Fluid Acrylics for a fund raising Painting Party February 2, 2017 in Natick.  The Different Stokes Painting Party will be held to raise funds for Kids Connect, Inc. located in Natick.

Thank You Golden Paints!  Their website is

Will post information after the event.

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Easels for Painting Parties

Stephen has been busy for two days straight, designing, cutting, and assembling wood for 20 new easels for an upcoming painting party.  It sure is getting dusty down there in the workshop!  Almost done though and will take a picture to post later.  Thank goodness for his woodworking skills!