Apple Tree Studio was established in May 2001 in Bedford, Kentucky. Having moved to Kentucky from Atlanta, Georgia in 1997, Vickie Eldridge began teaching art in grades K-3 in a nearby school district. “I love working with the children and can’t imagine a week without them, but I was missing the interaction with adult art students”.
Vickie assisted in reorganizing the Trimble County Arts Council where she discovered a number of adults who were interested in Oil Painting and Drawing Classes. “I also wanted a place to paint, draw, and create handmade books."
The studio has grown over the past 16 years to two Oil, one WC and several children's classes where Vickie guides students in a variety of techniques to suit the media being used. She also teaches color theory and the principles of design to create a successful composition.
"Not only are the students creating beautiful artwork, but they are also able to slow down the pace a bit as they create, visit, and talk about their artwork with others who share the same interest. There is so much value in the creative process"!
For those who desire to express themselves creatively, but cannot attend weekly classes, we offer special workshops throughout the year to include: “Handmade Paper” Quilts, Drawing Portraits, Beginning Drawing, and Beginning WC. Traditional Baskets are taught by Diana Sharber. These workshops are perfect for a "Girls' Day Out", Family Reunions, Birthday Parties, etc. Click "workshops/events" for info or email us if you want to book a special art workshop for your family or friends.
Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Scatter Joy!”
We do just that at Apple Tree Studio!
Click on Vickie's artwork below to view her gallery...........................................