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'Summer Haven Chest'
October 3-6, 2019



Seminar Information


19th Annual

Distinctive Brushstrokes Home Seminar

October 3-6, 2019

Dear Painting Friend,

We would love to invite you to join us for our 19th Annual Home Seminar team taught by Judy Diephouse and Lynne Deptula!


We’ve designed the Summer Haven Chest, exclusively for our Home Seminar ladies. The scene on the chest reminds us of a beautiful Summer day at the lake.


Seminar Features

You will receive a complete painting pattern with multiple photographs for the seminar projects. Paints will be provided by DecoArt Americana.  We require the surface for the class to be purchased from Distinctive Brushstrokes, but please feel free to bring in additional surfaces of your choice if you are an energetic painter.


For the seminar, we will be using the video monitor system. Our ladies LOVE it...up close viewing for everyone. Every seat is a great seat and this system makes for a very enjoyable, relaxed and educational experience.


In early August, we will send to you a Seminar Packet which includes; brush and supply list, tracing patterns, and basecoat color choices for Summer Haven Chest.


Then there's the food...each seminar day will include a mid-morning snack break, delightful lunch prepared by Lynne and Judy, a mid-afternoon pick-me-up,  plus a selection of beverage choices throughout the day. Our sweet Hospitality director, Lora, makes sure you are well cared for all day long!


The hotel provides a complimentary breakfast.  You will be responsible for your own dinner, but we do arrange a group reservation for our ladies if you wish to join us. We have two terrific husbands and several generous friends who have offered their transportation services to our painting friends!




Your Seminar experience begins on Thursday night, October 3, with the following...


Prep Night Party

October 3, Thursday 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. 

The weekend will begin with a 'Prep Night' on Thursday, when you will basecoat your seminar piece, transfer patterns needed for day 1, and join all of your painting friends for a Wine and Appetizer Party!


Summer Haven Chest

October 4-6, Friday thru Sunday 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

With the help of one of our favorite seminar attendees, Sandy Dinger, her husband Roger is making this beautiful chest for each of you. The chest measures 17" length, 11" width, and 4.5" in height. It is the perfect size for a coffee table display, dresser box, or painting supplies storage.


We have designed this project to be painted in stages. First, a lovely soft lake scene, framed by nature. Second,  enhance that scene by adding walls and the open doors of a charming porch. Third, bring the eye into the foreground with beautiful porch accessories and plants. Fourth, compliment the dimensional scene with layers of borders, all selected to reflect the serene lake scene. NOTE: if the blues we selected do not fit your home color theme we also see soft grays, greens, and neutral tans as options. Just give us a call and we can help design a border palette just for you!!


Judy and Lynne will guide you through each design element...all the while teaching you with precise instruction and a lot of fun!


Seminar Housing

We will be teaching our seminar at the Springhill  Suites . The hotel is located at 5250 28th Street Ct. S.E., Grand Rapids , MI. 49512,  and is easily accessible from I96 at the 28th West exit .  It is next to Target, Costco, and Starbucks. Springhill Suites is about 1 mile from our previous Holiday Inn Express...just the other side of the I96 highway.  We have reserved a block of rooms for the seminar at a cost of $106.00 per night with a  pre or post extension option, same room rate,  which will allow you to extend your visit to  the Grand Rapids area.  Call the reservation line at 616-464-1130 to reserve your room, and please request the Distinctive Brushstrokes Block to receive your seminar pricing.


We will be holding the seminar in the 1st floor Meeting Room. If you are flying in, Springhill  Suites does offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport which is only 5-10 minutes from the hotel.


Seminar Fee

The seminar fee is $250.00 for the full 3 day seminar. Please sign up early as our one seminar this year will be limited to 40 students and advertised shortly on our website.


Seminar Reservations

You may reserve your space in the seminar by mailing or faxing the following reservation form to the address or number below. Please include the seminar and surface fees which are non-refundable unless we have a waiting list. In August we will e-mail  or mail out the Seminar Packet which includes your Seminar Preparation Instructions.


We are so very excited to offer this special seminar and hope you can join us for a painter's dream of a weekend! Reserve your space quickly...we want to paint with you!

Judy  & Lynne

Judy: 616-874-1656   Lynne: 616-940-1899


Distinctive Brushstrokes

2019 Home Seminar Form




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Seminar Fees:


__________ [$250.00] 3 Day Seminar Fee


__________ $66.00 Chest, including bun feet


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Please mail or fax your Home Seminar Registration Form to the address or number below:

Distinctive Brushstrokes Seminar

9796 Myers Lake RD NE

Rockford, MI  49341

Fax: 616-874-1656