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Art Classes


Custom Art Classes

All the art classes that I teach are custom made to fill your needs or your child’s needs.

We can start with the basics or jump right into a painting and learn as we create.

Its all based on how you like to learn, and we figure that out in our 1st meeting.

I can teach you how to paint in:

Acrylic Paints


Pen & Ink

Pen & Ink on Animation Cell with Acrylics

Mixed Media

Paper Painting

Black & White Graphite

One on One Lessons:

Personal Drawing, and Painting lessons that are tailored made for You.

Whatever you want to learn, in whatever medium you like, I am here to teach you.

Classes can be held in your home,  my studio or a designated location.


2 hour lessons- $70

4 hour Lessons $90

I supply the materials

Mommy & Me Lessons: 

Are you and your child wanting to be creative together?

Let me help you create some artwork that you can both do together.

Maybe even create paintings to decorate a room in your home.

This is an experience that focuses on the development of your child and your relationship.

We will decide on the painting you want to work on and the parents or adult (it can be a Grandma or Aunt etc.) can create a painting along side their child or work on one together using different mediums and materials.

Call me and we’ll get started.


1 hour painting lesson $40

I supply the materials

Group Lessons:

We must have a minimum of 3 people and a maximum of 15 people.

Classes can be held in your home, or a designated location.

I can create a class that is tailored made for you and your group.

I supply the materials, drop cloths & clean up.

There are 2 options for the Group Painting Lessons;

1) The students can all paint the same subject matter, I will have a variety of paintings to choose from.

2) The students all create different paintings but they are all using the same art material which we will pick before hand, and I can teach you techniques using that art material of choice.


2 hour everyone creates same painting $30 a person

4 hour everyone creates same painting $60 a person

Clubs, Parties, or Organizations:

Are you looking for a fun Party Experience~

Are you having a Birthday Party, a Girls Night Out, a Baby Shower, a Bridal Shower, or any kind of party/ event you can think off,  make it even more special & memorable by having me create a Custom Themed Painting for your party that everyone will create and keep. Plus, we’ll have a blast doing it. Talk about a great Party Favor!

I can also come into Nursing Homes, Day Cares, Home School Groups or Companies and design Painting and/or activities that will inspire, unite and teach everyone while having a great time.


2 hour everyone creates same painting $30 a person

4 hour everyone creates same painting $60 a person

Materials are included


Looking to Custom Decorate a Room.

Do you have a wall, space or furniture that you want to be transformed with a custom made painting.

Contact me and we’ll design it together.

My rate is $20 an hour. The final cost depends on the simplicity or complexity of the design.

Here is my contact information:

Maggie Weakley

cell: 352-615-4629


 Call Me!!!


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My Son the Eagle Scout

Max Weakley Eagle Scout

On September 15, 2012, at 11:00a.m. at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, Boy Scout, our son Maxfield Weakley, a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 172 in Ocala, Florida, will be honored at a very special Eagle Court of Honor for achieving the highest honor of Scouting, his Eagle Scout rank.

Max has earned 43 merit badges, including three heritage badges (signaling, tracking, and pathfinding). He has spent well over 1000 hours camping with his troop. Max attended the 2010 National Scout Jamboree in Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia and will be attending the 2013 National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. He has hiked over 30 miles with his troop and has accumulated 150 community service hours and counting.
He has served his troop in a variety of leadership roles, including; Bugler, Historian, Assistant Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, and Senior Patrol Leader. Max has been honored with several awards including recognition as a Super Scout, honoring his skills as a leader and hard worker within the troop, and he is also a member of the Order of the Arrow.

As part of his Eagle rank requirements, Max completed a two-part community service project. Working with the Marion County Parks and Recreation Services, Max created a stock photography library of local animals, parks, and events. Max took over 100 photographs of the wildlife in the parks & the special events happening in the county parks. His photographs are being used currently in publications and on the internet to help promote the county parks and programs. For the second part of his project Max lead his troop in clearing brush and vegetation from the Marshall Swamp Trail. They also replaced and installed 28 new trail marker signs along the path. Max raised $890 in order to cover the cost of materials and he organized and led a total of 229.75 volunteered hours of service. You can view some of the photos on his blog
Max is fifteen years old and attends the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute of Technology Magnet program at Forest High School as a Sophomore. He is a very driven young man, with an incredible talent and passion to become a Zoologist and Wildlife Photographer. Max started as a Tiger Cub Scout in 2005 and has continued earning every rank up to the prestigious honor of Eagle Scout. His goal is to continue to be very active within his troop and he will strive to earn the Bronze, Gold, and Silver Eagle Palms.
I am confident you recognize the importance of this achievement from this young man. To make this ceremony even more special, we are compiling letters of congratulations from honorable persons like yourself. Would you please consider sending along such a letter, and perhaps any other items you wish to honor Max’s achievement. We will present the letter and/or items received to him at his Eagle Court of Honor ceremony on September 15, 2012.
Thank you very much for taking time to help us honor our very special young man.
Sincerely, Maggie Weakley (a.k.a. Mom) 🙂
Here is the Video my husband created for Max’s Eagle Scout Ceremony.

Its a wonderful depiction of the adventures we have lived so far, can’t wait to see all the great and wonderful adventures that lie ahead!


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Happy 2012!!!!!


Happy New Year


 It’s the New Year with new resolutions and a lot of new ideas. One of my goals is to Blog more often.

My Blogs will not only consist of sharing with you what I’m currently working on,

but also some tips & lessons on the art biz world, and the techniques I use.

 The picture on the left is of my Aussie Sky and my Westie Angel ringing in the New year in style ;D

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

Oprah Winfrey

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Decking Our House

This is Christmas at our House. We have three trees that we put up every year.

The first one you will find in the entrance of our house and its the “Kid’s Project Tree”. My boys have done so many wonderful ornaments throughout the years at school that I wanted to showcase them by having their own little tree. I love this tree because there are pictures of the boys at every age and skill level. Plus the boys are very proud of it.

The second tree is in our kitchen and its our “Travel Tree”. Our summers are filled with road trips all over this great nation of ours and this tree has a collection of ornaments that we have bought in each of the memorable locations we’ve been. Its a great reminder of what fun we’ve had and wonder what the next summer trip will hold for us.

Our third and final tree is the biggy. I spend days on this one.

We have ornaments of when my husband and I were little, ornaments from Hallmark where I used to work, ornaments from when we got married and collected throughout Continue reading Decking Our House