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'Distinctive Patio Table'
October 11-14, 2018


Memories of Christmas

Sea Shells by the Shore

Patio Table Surface:
Available from IKEA in Green [similar to DA Arbor Green], Yellow [similar to DA Yellow Ochre, or White

Seminar Information


18th Annual

Distinctive Brushstrokes Home Seminar

October 11-14, 2018

Dear Painting Friend,

We would love to invite you to join us for our 18th Annual Home Seminar team taught by Judy Diephouse and Lynne Deptula!

 We’ve designed a Distinctive Patio Table with inserts, exclusively for our Home Seminar ladies , that features two inserts to be painted during our three day event.


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 experien

 In early August, we will send to you a Seminar Packet which includes; brush and supply list, tracing patterns, basecoat color choices for the Memories of Christmas Wreath and the Sea Shells by the Shore.

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!


Prep Night Party

October 11, Thursday 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. 

The weekend will begin with a 'Prep Night' on Thursday, when you will basecoat your canvas inserts, transfer your pattern and join all of your painting friends for a Wine and Appetizer Party!


Distinctive Patio Table

October 12-14, Friday thru Sunday 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

With the help of our Seminar Ladies, we have chosen the Gladom metal patio table from IKEA. It is available in Medium Green [close cousin to Arbor Green], Soft Yellow [close cousin to Yellow Ochre] or White. The Gladom table is available for purchase at IKEA or online. You will be purchasing your own tables.

We will be painting on two round canvas inserts of pre-primed floor cloth or Roc-lon, your choice. The slight texture on the Roc-lon or more texture of the floor cloth makes it fun to paint on as shading and highlighting works so well on texture.

We have designed two distinctive designs. The first one, Memories of Christmas, depicts a wreath of all our favorite Christmas elements, woven together with a pretty ribbon. Judy has painted this design on a dark green, with an additional choice of a softer green background.  The second design, Sea Shells by the Shore, is a soft collection of shells, beach grasses, and coral to remind you of the serene qualities of the beach lifestyle.

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 $105.00 per night with a  pre or post extension option which will allow you to view the Art Prize event or sight see in 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

2018 Home Seminar Form





Street Address_______________________________________________________________



City, State, Zip Code: _________________________________________________________


Telephone ________________________________ Fax ______________________________


E-Mail ____________________________________________________________________


Seminar Fees:


__________ [$250.00] 3 Day Seminar Fee


__________ $20.00 Canvas rounds [2]. Please select your surface below:

                      _____ Roc-lon

                      _____ Floor cloth Canvas

__________ Total


Please make your check payable to Distinctive Brushstrokes or provide your Credit Card Information below:

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Expiration Date ___________________________ CVC code ________________________________


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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