WICHITA, Kan.—The Society of Decorative Painters (SDP) will hold its 40th Annual Conference and Expo May 14–19, 2012, at Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kan.
Painters from all over the world will congregate in Wichita for five days of painting, learning, and fun. SDP’s anniversary event will commemorate four decades of the organization that was formed in 1972 by Priscilla Hauser mda in Tulsa, Okla. Over the past 40 years SDP has taught thousands of people to paint, helped to engage with the creative spirit, and fostered friendships that have lasted decades.
The Conference will include more than 100 painting classes for painters of all skill levels and styles as well as many special events. The art supply Expo is free and open to the public, and will include vendors from around the country offering a wide variety of products for artists.
Classes and events will be held Tuesday, May 15, through Saturday, May 19. The art supply Expo will be open to the public 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 18; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
Classes are available for everyone, from the casual art admirer to the professional painter. Teachers will instruct in acrylics, oils, watercolors, colored pencil and more. Specialty classes for teachers and business owners will also be offered.
On Saturday two classes will be offered to the general public for $20 each. These classes are designed for beginners looking for their first introduction into decorative painting. Both classes will be taught by SDP teachers, including SDP Founding Mother Priscilla Hauser! For more information and enrollment, contact Lisa Curry at firstname.lastname@example.org or (316) 269-9300 x104.
The world’s finest brush, paint, and surface suppliers will be at the expo offering fantastic specials on their products. At the expo you’ll find great deals on a variety of supplies and learn about the top new products in the painting world.
SDP international headquarters is located in the heart of Wichita and will open its doors to show off the SDP Foundation Permanent Collection on Tuesday, May 15, and Thursday, May 17. In addition to the collection tour, Conference artist Sherry C. Nelson mda, tda will demonstrate her painting techniques at SDP headquarters 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.