Paint-in Adventures in Creativity

2018 PAG Summer Paint-ins


 June 11 & 25, July 9 & 23 and August 13 & 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Registration is now OPEN for our exceptionally popular PAG Summer Paint-ins! We have booked the room at Flamingo Gardens and are looking forward to a summer of great Paint-ins lead by Melinda Schwartz.

Since space is limited, pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 per session. Make your check payable to PAG or Plantation Art Guild and on the memo line of the check indicate which session(s) you would like to attend. Send your payments and contact information (phone & email) to: Ann Garfinkel, 541 SW 181 Ave., Pembroke Pines, FL 33029. You do not have to be a PAG member to attend, but each attendee must be pre-registered. 

Please note: Other than the classroom, we will only have access to the Flamingo Gardens Cafe and restrooms. Only Flamingo Garden Members will have full access to the Gardens or you may pay the full admission price.

The Summer projects are:

June 11:  Monochromatic Value Study.  Usual painting supplies & photo reference. If you can, bring a black & white Xerox copy enlarged of your photo as well.  Painting will be similar to Andrew Wyeth & Dean Mitchell. 


June 25:  What to do with old paintings?  Usual supplies & several old paintings, gouache or acrylic paints, scissors, glue (I like Elmer's clear). 


July 5:  Markers: permanent & water soluble.  Permanent Sharpie brand thick or thin.  Bic Mark it (I prefer these not so strong smelling)  

Water soluble - Elegant Writer and Papermate Flair with white X on top of cap. 

 I will bring many samples of these for people to try - don't have to buy.

Bring paper brushes & watercolor paints plus a photo reference


July 23: Clouds, fog & rainy clouds - skies.  Bring photos and usual supplies. 


Aug. 13: Water (ocean, streams, waterfalls & fountains) Bring reference photo's.


Aug. 27: Strong contrast painting:  mainly light (white of paper)medium and dark values.  I will provide a simplified version of one of Thomas W. Schaller's paintings or you can bring you own reference.  


 As always, you're welcome to "Paint-Along" with our project or do your own thing and just be social! 

If you have any questions or need addtional information, please contact Sandy Griffin (954-724-8723) at Registered participants will receive an email with our planned project, a supply list and directions/parking information prior to the Paint-ins.

PAG Paint-ins (Regular Season)


Paint-ins are held at Jim Ward Community Center on the third Monday of the month from Septemter – May (except for Holidays) from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Jim Ward Community Center is located at 301 NW 46th Ave, Plantation, FL, 33317. Every month we experiment with a new project or medium. (The image to the left is one of our recent projects.) Remember to bring your lunch. You'll have a wonderful time creating art and making friends!


Please check the newsletter or your email for the current month's project and supply list. These Paint-ins are FREE to attend. Invite your friends! Contact us at for more information.