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'Distinctive Patio Table'
September 28-October 1, 2017


Season's Harvest Design

Succulent Garden Wreath Design

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

Seminar Information

17th Annual

Distinctive Brushstrokes Home Seminar

September 28- October 1, 2017

Dear Painting Friend,

We would love to invite you to join us for our 17th 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 ev


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

September 28, 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

September 29 - October 1, Friday thru Sunday 9:00a.m.- 5:00p.m.

With the help of our Seminar Ladies, we have chosen a 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[ depends upon your area for this color availability]. We have pre-purchased some of these tables if you do not have an IKEA in your area, so you may choose to purchase them from Distinctive Brushstrokes. They come unassembled [took me 10 minutes to put mine together] for easy shipping home,

We will be painting on two round canvas inserts of pre-primed floorcloth as it is sturdier than the Roc-lon we are all familiar with.  It has a lovely texture for painting and lays flat in the tray of the Patio Table. We are also offering a Plexiglas top for the Patio Table. The Plexiglas will protect your hand-painted surface, and make it very practical for ‘party use’.

We have designed two distinctive designs. The first one, a Succulent Garden Wreath features clay pots filled with succulents tied to a grapevine wreath, enhanced with a wording border treatment and monogram wreath tag. The second canvas, Season’s Harvest, features all the beautiful colors of Fall. Pumpkins and gourds fill a basket with color and texture which enables you to enjoy your Patio Table into the Fall. There will be several options for borders to make your Season’s Harvest insert your own.

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.

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



2017 Distinctive Brushstrokes

Home Seminar Form




Street Address ____________________________________________________________________________________


City, State, Zip Code ____________________________________________________________________________________


Telephone ___________________________________ Fax ___________________________


E-Mail ____________________________________________________________________________________


Seminar Fees:


__________ [$250.00] 3 Day Seminar Fee


__________   $35.00 Patio Table

                                _____ Green



__________   $20.00 Plexiglas circle


__________   $20.00Canvas rounds [2]


__________ Total


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


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Expiration Date _______________________CVC code ________________________


Signature _____________________________________________________________________________

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