Current Events & Workshops


Hope In Art Studio, 144 Mill Street Canandaigua. (behind Main Street in Canandaigua)






Women’s Day Retreat

~Serendipitous Opportunity for Art & Renewal~

September 22, 2018

9:00 am-5:00pm


Canandaigua Inn on the Lake

Autumn is a perfect time to reflect and renew. What better way to welcome the transition of seasons than sharing a day of relaxation and creativity with like-minded women.

Meet your hosts

*Sherri Welser artist, jewelry designer and owner of “WildHeart Art Studio~Vintage ~Gifts” 92 South Main Street  CDGA NY

Sherri’s creative style is Boho with a twist of inspiration and  whimsy. She has been featured over the past 5 years in over 10 major magazines a handful of times , has taught at national art retreats, hosted her own art retreats on Folly Beach SC and teaches at her studio/store. She also shares her love of creativity at local breweries, restaurants, wineries ,Ladies Night out and events. She has been a featured artist at the Beehive Brew Pub and White Springs Winery recently also.

Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan Artist, Teacher and Owner of Hope In Art Studio and Gallery, 144 Mill St, CDGA NY

Lesley is an Artist, Teacher and Vocalist.  She has been teaching art for 30 years and is the President of the Rochester Area Colored Pencil Club.  She currently teaches classes at Pat Rini Rohrer Gallery in CDGA.  Lesley also offers classes in acrylics and colored pencil at her studio and loves to work with beginners.  She leads monthly “Paint n’ Sips”, Mother/Daughter Paint Nights, Family Workshops and Women’s Workshops.  In addition Lesley goes out to teach private paint parties for birthdays, girls nights, corporate groups etc.,


9:00 Meet n’ Greet with coffee and snacks


9:30 – 10am Morning Tai Chi YANG Style Short Form  Barb Conti-Boehly is the owner of Empire Therapeutic Massage Center in Rochester NY and an avid student, practitioner and teacher of Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  Barb will ease into our day with a gentle warm up designed to move all joints and maximize the flow QI, life’s basic energetic force.

Tai Chi image


10:00 -11am Jewelry Making with Jeannine Boyd-Corsaro Owner of Basement Arts Jewelry, Fairport.  Jeannine is a very talented Artists and will teach us how to make a beautiful pendant that is not just an accessory but a reflection of your spirit using sterling silver, semi precious stones and crystals.

                                                                                             Sea Glass necklace

11:00 – 12pm “Bless the BridgesAn inspirational hour of life changing messages  Sherri Welzer and Chris Pridmore-


12:00-1pm Lunch and a chance to visit our Vendors


1:00 – 2:30pm Scarf Painting with Alcohol Inks – Sherri Welzer  will lead us through painting a unique scarf of your own choosing your own color and using alcohol inks.  You will be amazed at the ease of this gorgeous scarf you will create.

2:30 – 4pm Meditative Drawing – Lesley Shakespeare-Brogan.  Lesley will introduce us to meditative drawing for mind, body and spirit. Drawing induces relaxation using both sides of the brain and can be very meditative.  It is about the process not the end result so no stress here. We will use repetitive patterns to create a mandala that reflects our own life energy.

zentangle mandala
4:00 – 5:00pm  *Special Guest Nate Coffey ~Nate Coffey a multi instrumentalist is looking forward to bringing his acoustic Guitar to Canandagua to perform his unique blend of classic songs by Beatles ,Santana Bob Marley and Spanish songs as well as cool originals to uplift and supply a powerful positive vibe throughout the afternoon.

and last but not least………….Canandaigua’s own

                       ***Beer tastings with Twisted Rail Brewing Company and Clarky’s Twisted Sauce***

                                                 *5pm~ Grand Prize Give Away and time for Goodbyes

                                       Our VENDORS will be available throughout the day for purchases.

Questions?   email Lesley at

to register :
TUSCAN SUNFLOWER PAINT N’ SIP – September 27th 6pm $25 pp All materials and instruction


COLORED PENCIL CLASS – brilliance of autumn-  Wednesdays Sept 26th thru October 24th 1-3:30pm    $100

held at Pat Rini Rohrer studio – register at

fall botanicalsFALL LEAF OAK CP