Early in my career as an artist, I was taught to make donations of art to worthy non-profits. This is just one of the ways that I have turned my art into a service This is a list of a few of these non-profit organizations I support:
Austin Dog Alliance, 1321 W New Hope Dr, Cedar Park, TX 78613
Brookwood in Georgetown, 905 N Church St, Georgetown, TX 78626
The Williamson Museum, 716 S Austin, Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626
Key 2 Free, Austin, Texas
Leander Presbyterian Church, Leander, Texas
Be a Hero – Texas Humane Heroes, 2 locations in Leander, Texas and in Killeen, Texas
Keep The White Space:
Keep The White Space is a Method of learning how to paint with watercolor.
When I teach, I look across the room of people after they have begun to paint. I see peace all around and a quietness we don’t expect with most activities. When you are painting with my Keep The White Space, (KTWS) booklets you are in creative thought. Encouraged to play with water and color, painting lines and shapes, this allows you to loosen up before starting to paint a picture. Giving the opportunity to take our mind off of the cares of this world. Circumstances & worries begin to drift away. Our mind becomes receptive to new ideas, new solutions. Creative time opens the door to find solutions and make decisions. Creative time opens the door to self-nurture and healing. It is productive to learn creative activities. Learn about classes.
Together We Stand
Kathleen McElwaine – Beginners Watercolor Teacher
Austin Texas early in the year 2007 Kathleen McElwaine became known as The BusPaintings Artist with Original Texas Whimsey at her fingertips.
This title came about by an article in the Austin Statesman because of buzz created during my commute time each day to and from my job at The University of Texas on the Leander Express Bus. I had invented a palette easel, I called a lap palette, it set on my lap during my commute from Leander and provided a way for me to watercolor paint sitting in my seat on the bus. During the years riding and painting on the bus, I learned my fellow commuters wanted to learn to paint like they saw me paint. Bright colors and easily controlled brush strokes forming into playful animals or Texas wildflowers became the purpose of learning how to paint.
I stopped working at the University of Texas in 2011 and began teaching beginners to paint each day. Now, 6 years later I have introduced Learn to Relax and Watercolor Paint, Keep The White Space® method, by KMcElwaine® to paint with watercolor to literally 1000’s of people.
Now I have taught students for the last 6 years how to Learn to Relax and Watercolor Paint, Keep The White Space® a method to learn to Watercolor paint. I have introduced my method of learning how to watercolor to literally 1000’s of people. Join me by purchasing a ticket and attending one of my classes listed below.
If you would like to see a great representation of my art please visit the gallery at this link kathleen-mcelwaine.pixels.com