ABCs of APC (American Paint Company paints & finishes) and a BONUS 4 oz paint!


Looking for the right paint for your next DIY project?

American Paint Company all-natural chalk & clay paints are what I recommend!

  • Right out of the can the paint is thick and luxurious, so you can dilute to the fluid consistency you want.
  • Any look can be achieved: distressed, modern, vintage, two-tone, shiny, matte, layered, stenciled, driftwood, crackle…
  • No VOCs or toxic odors, so painting indoors is easy!
  • 28 regular-line colors, and special limited-edition colors to make your project really pop! Plus, endless color-mixing options.
  • All-natural sealers (Clear Wax, Dark Wax, Top Coat, Hard Coat) increase the durability and sheen enhancements of your painted piece.
  • Shimmer Micas, Metallix paints, and Glaze overcoats allow endless tonal adjustments to get the look you want!


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From now till July 4th, purchase a quart of paint in any color from Serious Fun Art Studio,
(6710 E. Fowler Ave. Temple Terrace, FL)

and get a BONUS 4 oz. paint in your patriotic color choice of:

Fireworks Red (true red)

Born on the 4th (navy)

Uncle Sam (pure white)

Happy Painting!!!

New shimmer metallic paints from American Paint Company

Sneak peak at the new METALLIC PAINTS by #AmericanPaintCompany! They are coming soon to Serious Fun Art Studio (Sheer with one coat, can layer over any APC paint to change the sheen/tone. More opaque with multiple layers) Top to bottom, one coat shown here on pine block samples.
Serious Fun Art Studio Metallic Paints American Paint CompanyGold, Copper
Pearl, Champagne



Cognac, Gunmetal, Oyster

Furniture Painting Workshops this Saturday!

Serious Fun Art Studio Furniture Painting 101 Paint Your Furniture Workshop


Bring your own furniture to paint!… An excellent hands-on introduction to American Paint Company’s all-natural products. Bring a small end table, stool, or plant stand that YOU can carry, and turn tired, brown furniture into something lovely! You’ll learn all the basics and get to apply them immediately! We’ll cover single-color painting, distressing, & top-coat finish.  There is no prior class needed to sign up for this session. 10% off paint & brushes purchases in-class. $125 includes use of paints, brushes, & topcoat to accomplish your project on site. Snacks & aprons provided.

Saturday, October 3 … limited spots remain, register soon!

9:00 am -12:30


Serious Fun Art Studio Artistic Finishes chalk clay paint


Add the gorgeous finishing touches to any painted piece! This class teaches step-by-step how to get great results with American Paint Company’s mica shimmers, dark wax, glaze, Top coat, Hard coat, crackle effect, American Grit, and gilding paste. This is a perfect class to take after you’ve had Furniture Painting, an APC basics class, or previous experience painting furniture (with modern chalk/clay paints). You’ll complete several technique boards to keep for creative inspiration… 3 hours & lots of fun!

$60 includes all supplies to gain the know-how to turn average painted pieces into spectacular!

2:00-5:00      Saturday, October 3        ~your spot is still open, sign up soon!




Where are classes held? 
Serious Fun Art Studio, 6710 E. Fowler Ave, Temple Terrace, FL.  1,200 square feet with comfortable teaching areas, having enough space to spread out for creativity. Class sizes limited for individual attention.

How to register?
Click the SHOP tab above to register online with a credit card, or stop in the studio to use any form of payment in person. Registration is complete with payment, reserving your spot in a workshop or class series.

Summer Art Fun! New classes & workshops for adults / kids

Serious Fun Art Studio Go Fly A Kite
Monday, June 1 7-9:00 pm. Go Fly A Kite acrylic 16 x 20 canvas. $40 per person.

Sketchbook: People & Pets

Creative Doodling

Watercolor Basics & Group

Paint Night ~ adult sessions & kid’s Paint & Pizza Saturdays

Paint Your Furniture

Chalkboard Make & Take

Artistic Finishes

Encaustic Memories

Private Art Technique Coaching

APC Furniture Painting: March, April, May

Furniture Painting classes

No sanding, priming or stripping necessary!

Furniture Painting classes with all-natural clay/chalk/mineral paint by American Paint Company.  Learn techniques for beautifully painted furniture in small group sessions to fit your schedule. Or, book your own private class. Wear painting clothes and expect to have fun! Pre-payment registration required. [WARNING: This paint can be addictive]

Paint Made Easy

 BYOF! Bring your own furniture… An excellent hands-on introduction to American Paint Company’s all-natural products. Bring a small end table, stool, or plant stand that YOU can carry, and turn tired, brown furniture into something lovely! You’ll learn all the basics and get to apply immediately! We’ll cover single-color painting, distressing, & top-coat finish.  10% off paint purchases in-class.THERE IS NO PRIOR CLASS NEEDED to sign up for this session.$125 includes use of paints, brushes, and topcoat to accomplish your project on site.  Snacks and aprons provided.Saturday, March 1, 1:00-4:30
Saturday, May 3, 1:00-4:30

Painted Frame

Bring your own wood picture frame (or choose one from my stash) for this mini-version of Paint Made Easy. 16 x 20 frame or smaller, preferably textured and in solid shape. You’ll learn single-color painting, distressing , and top-coat finish. Gather some friends and enjoy learning a new art together! The techniques you learn here can be used as you tackle larger projects with American Paint Company paints & finishes.

$45 includes use of supplies to accomplish your beautifully painted picture frame. Hang in your home or give as a gift!

Monday,  March 17, 4-6pm (St. Patrick’s Day)

Custom Color

Create endless shades of gorgeous colors with APC clay/chalk/mineral paint, mix-ins, and finishes! Learn color theory and the keys to color balance in home decor. If you’re looking to color-match something specific, bring the curtain or pillow and we’ll experiment to find your personalized paint blend. You’ll learn all-natural paint basics and more, making sample boards and a color recipe booklet to take home. Class covers mica shimmer, dark wax, and glazes too! $75 for 2 hours. Contact me to schedule this individual or small group class.

Ultimate APC

Learn all the techniques we use and the secrets to getting great furniture painting results! Replicate high-end furniture and home decor finishes to turn drab items into fantastic! This workshop is a hands-on immersion into American Paint Co. all-natural products to create antique, French, and shabby-chic looks. You’ll complete several sample boards and learn basic to advanced faux finishing & terminology. No previous experience necessary. In our 4 hours, we’ll cover smooth paint application, dry brush, mica shimmer, two-color vintage, wet/dry distress, American Grit, image transfer, crackle, stencil, decoupage, topcoat, glaze finish, wax application, leafing, milk paint demo. Technique workbook with recipe sheets included. Sign up with a friend and spend the day being creative! $150 includes catered lunch and all supplies. Contact me to schedule this comprehensive class.

Open Studio Time

If you enjoyed working in my studio during a class and wish to continue, I have open studio hours on Tuesdays! You can bring in a piece of furniture (small enough to easily carry),
picture frame, or other small project and use my brushes and space. I’ll be available to answer questions and give advice as you progress. You purchase the paint & finishes needed for your item.alumni only. $15 per hour, please pre-schedule.