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'Distinctively Beautiful Shelf'
October 13 [prep night] - 16, 2016


'Distinctively Beautiful Shelf': Holiday Inserts


Holiday Inserts; closeup

'Distinctively Beautiful Shelf': Floral Inserts

Floral Inserts; closeup

Floral Shelf Design background options

16th Annual

Distinctive Brushstrokes Home Seminar

October 13 [prep night] - 16, 2016

Dear Painting Friend,

We would love to invite you to join us for our 16th Annual Home Seminar team taught by Judy Diephouse and Lynne Deptula!


We’ve designed a Distinctively Beautiful Shelf with inserts, exclusively for our Home Seminar ladies , that features two sets of 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 will have some specialty brushes available for sale, but would like you to bring your favorite painting brushes and supplies to class.


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.


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 with our fabulous Snack Fairy Terri, plus a selection of beverage choices throughout the day. 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 13, Thursday 6:00p.m.- 9:00p.m. 

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


Distinctively Beautiful Shelf

October 14-16, Friday thru Sunday 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

The Distinctively Beautiful Shelf measures 28” long, 13” tall, and the top shelf is 6.5” deep. It is a substantial shelf and with the addition of knobs can be useful in a foyer, hallway, bedroom, or any place you need a little touch of magic.  We include 6 inserts with each shelf. We will paint on one side of each insert which leaves the opposite side for additional designs of your choice. The enclosed pictures show two different knob selections, both purchased at Hobby Lobby, half off I might want to mention, and we leave the selection of the knobs up to your personal preference. Hobby Lobby has a very large selection of unique knobs and the store is within 5 miles of the Home Seminar Hotel if you do not have one in your area.


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 Holiday Inn Express. The hotel is located at 5401 28th Street Ct. S.E., Grand Rapids , MI. Telephone: 616-940-8100. We have reserved a block of rooms for the seminar so please mention Distinctive Brushstrokes to receive the Seminar pricing of $84.00 per night with a pre or post extension option which will allow you to view the Art Prize event. To receive the pre or post pricing extension, please as for Hannah and mention Distinctive Brushstrokes.


We will be holding the seminar in the 3rd floor Meeting Room. Although the hotel is not that large, you may want to request a room on the third floor to accommodate your after dinner painting. If you are flying in, Holiday Inn Express does offer a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport which is only 5-10 minutes from the hotel. 


Directly across the parking lot from the Holiday Inn Express is a Country Inn and Suites Hotel, Telephone: 616-977-0909. This hotel is also very nice and includes a complimentary breakfast. The cost of a hotel room for 2 people ranges from $89.00 to $120.00 per night. Hotel costs are not included in the Seminar Fee.


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 and at the SDP National Convention in early May.


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 July 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


Lynne Deptula: Telephone: 616-940-1899

Judy Diephouse: Telephone: 616-874-1656

Website: www.distinctivebrushstrokes.com





2016 Distinctive Brushstrokes   

Home Seminar Form




Street Address _________________________________________________________________________


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Seminar Fees:


__________ [$250.00] 3 Day Seminar Fee


__________   $85.00 [Distinctively Beautiful Shelf with 6 inserts]


__________ 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