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The Case for (Quality) Wowessays Homework

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The link between homework and success

A narrow focus on whether or not homework increases grades and test scores in the short term, therefore, ignores a broader education goal, the development of confident lifelong learners. However, the question arises: does homework improve academic success with…


Added by James on July 23, 2020 at 7:29am — No Comments

"My Garden, June 6, 2019"

Added by Steven W. Dunn on July 8, 2019 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Mille, Easter Sunday.

Millie! ...searching for easter eggs Easter Sunday. The formality of Easter in my home state reminds me of John Singer Sargent's era. The painting "Millie" was Started with a rough color sketch & finished in the studio. I look forward to a more finished studio painting of Millie! Great fun & beautiful subject matter!…


Added by Carol W Wood on April 24, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

WNC Plein Air Painters - 2016 Membership

WNCPAP, an Asheville based outdoor painting club is accepting new menbers for 2016.
Our first paint-out will be in April. Each month (April – Oct) we plan to have one paint-out at a location in or around Asheville. A tentative calendar is posted on the website and reminders will be sent via email before each…

Added by Brennen McElhaney on February 20, 2016 at 8:28am — No Comments

WNC Plein Air Painters - 2016 Membership

WNCPAP, an outdoor painting club based in Asheville NC, is accepting new members for 2016.

Each month (April – Oct) we have one paint-out at a location in or around Asheville. Paint-outs are scheduled on Saturday mornings 9:30 – 12:00 Noon.

Membership is open to anyone who wants to paint-out with us. (There is no jurying process for membership.)


Starting this year we’re doing things a bit differently.




Added by Brennen McElhaney on January 2, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments


Greetings, I'm Ray an artist new to the Cabbarus County area. I've just moved here with my wife from Florida where I used to do plein air paintings at mostly Disney area attractions. I work in Acrylics and have been painting for 2 years. Prior to that I did mainly comic art illustration work, caricature, and cartooning. I'm very eager to start painting here in North Carolina and attending art events.
Thanks for viewing.

Added by Ray Richardson on November 11, 2015 at 8:50am — 2 Comments

Faculty and Staff Art Show at SPCC

Please, visit the Faculty and Staff Art Exhibition at South Piedmont Community College (SPCC) . M - TH 8 am - 9 pm  F 8 am - 3 pm 4209 Old Charlotte Highway, Monroe, NC (Building A)
Send me a message if you are interested in an exhibition opportunity.

Added by Alla Parsons on September 5, 2015 at 8:45am — 2 Comments

Open M Box for sale on craigslist

Hey Everybody. 

I just posted on craigslist a brand new Open M Box for sale. 

It includes:

10" x 12" palette/panel holder

11" x 14" wet panel storage unit

Cordura Shoulder Bag, Large

These items together are regularly $368, I'm selling them for $325.  If you're interested, click here


Happy Painting!



Added by Arienne Cheek on August 12, 2014 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Painting Working Boats, NC Coast

If you are into painting old working boat as I am (shrimpers, trawlers, crabbers, skiffs), the Core Banks area  is a gold mine.  Beaufort, Marshallberg, Harkers Island, and  Atlantic all have marinas with traditional handmade boats and all the colorful detritus that you see around boat yards.  Beaufort is a good home base  with colonial  homes, walkable streets, good food and reasonable rooms in the historic waterfront area.  Friend and Beaufort plein air painter, Jimmy Craig Womble, has a…


Added by Steve Hessler on July 26, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

painting peonies

 love to paint flowers from life and peonies are one of my favorites. Not only do they smell nice but they are so lovely- delicate and complicated at the same time. For the past 2 or 3 years I have been painting paintings of these lovely flowers because they are such a challenge. I had decided that every year I would paint at least one painting of peonies.

if you paint them in full bloom- there are many petals with which to involve oneself as well as their delicate coloring. The…


Added by Anne H. kiefaber on May 28, 2014 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

Spring Has Finally Arrived


A bit of escapism from the hard winter we've been having at Jacksonville Beach.  The morning light was very soft.

Then the first pastel of the season with Susan Garriques of the Toe River Valley Painters.  The woods are more complicated, so I chose a larger sheet, 9 x 12, which still needs work.…


Added by Laurel Lovrek on April 3, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Small pastel studies

 Have you ever been blocked and don't have an idea what to paint? I am sure you have- most creative people go through this from time to time. When I go through, this I either do drawings or small paintings.  I seem to have been a little blocked since the termination of my big  commission so I decided to do a few small pastels. I have not worked that much in pastels recently so I thought a few smallish ones would start the flow of ideas.

    The first one I did was " lemons". One of…


Added by Anne H. kiefaber on March 14, 2014 at 8:58am — No Comments

Plein Air Painting Workshop by Perry Austin!

Are you ready to take your Plein Air Painting to the next level?  Then you should enroll now for:

Perry Austin 3-day Workshop | Plein Air Simplified | Time: 9:00 to 4:00pm

Price: $429  | MARCH 15, 16,17 | Location: Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, Cary, NC

Nationally recognized Plein Air and Studio artist Perry…


Added by Monica Linares on January 30, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments

NC Plein Air Painters

     Thanks to the persistent attentions of Scott Boyle, Charlotte Plein Air Painters is now, NC Plein Air Painters. I appreciate Scott's generous spirit as he spreads the word about the joys of plein air paintings and pulls us painters together into cohesive community.

     It's easy to join. Just sign up.


Added by Diane Overcash on January 26, 2013 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

"Chess on a Rainy Day"

I am pleased to share that the painting I did in Blowing Rock with the Charlotte Plein Air Painters was recently accepted into the American Impressionist Society annual exhibition. In Blowing Rock,  I was not dressed for the bad weather so I did a 'plein air' painting close to the coffee pot to stay warm. "Chess on a Rainy Day", acrylic on canvas, 12" x 9".  …


Added by Jann Pollard on August 10, 2012 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

Carmella Jarvi's workshop "Artists! Improve Your Marketing Message"

I'm going to Carmella Jarvi's workshop today at 1pm at Matthews Community Center. Her  presentation on Marketing at Tuesday's Matthews Artists Guild meeting was full of great ideas. It was the tip of the iceberg and I'm looking forward to the what else she has under water.

Added by Nancy Carroll Kennedy on April 12, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Durham, NC- Exhibit of North Carolina Landscapes by Gerry O'Neill

BEYOND THE BULL CITY- North Carolina Landscapes by Gerry O'Neill

31 oil paintings from the back roads of central NC. November 2011 - March 2012…


Added by Gerry O'Neill on November 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Linville Falls Plein Air

Painting the upper falls at Linville:

Added by Jeremy Sams on July 22, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

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