Saturday, March 3, 2018

Oriental Brush Painting Workshop, 2018

Day 6 has been added at no additional charge to the students that take the full workshop from August 13-18, 2018

****NEW Just Added** Day 6 on Saturday, August 18, from 10 am- 3 pm will be a wet mounting class.  Followed by Award Ceremony awarding each student with a certificate of completion and Party!!!. Friends and or loved ones are invited to attend.

Soft Brush Studio is now accepting registrations. You may email at all queries.  Workshop fills quickly. First come first serve. 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Loft Gallery of Occoquan, VA

Loft Gallery in Occoquan, VA is now accepting new artist. You can call Susan Norman at 703-887-1011 or go to . Pass the word on to your fellow artist.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday night Oriental Brush Painting class

Sorry for the Short Notice. Need some students for Thursday night (March 1) from 7-9pm for 6 weeks session of oriental brush painting classes in Alexandria, VA, at Soft Brush Studio, taught by International award winning artist Darlene Kaplan. For information about the class you can go to or 703-922-4175

Please share with all your friends.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

New oriental brush painting session starting

New 6 weeks session of oriental brush painting starts Feb 28, 2018 in Rose Hill area of Northern VA.. Classes are held on Wed & Fri. for the 6 weeks duration.  You will learn the difference between the brushes and paper for those of you that are new and for the other students it will be a beneficial reminder while you create your own masterpiece with all the strokes that you will learn or have learned. You will love the classes.For registration form or questions go to


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Best Painting Award

Darlene Kaplan came in 4th place in the DC, MD, and VA area for one of the Best Painting & Drawing Teachers in Washington DC, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Art Exhibition

You are invited to Springfield Art Guild's reception at Franconia Government Center & Police Station, 6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310

Reception is this Saturday, Jan. 20th from 11-1pm.
Come see all the 65 + wonderful local artist paintings of the members. Join us for fun, food, choose your favorite painting for the peoples choice award. and FREE parking. 
All pieces of art are for sale.  See you there.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Koi painting

Sold "Sweethearts" on Wednesday to a private collector. This year is starting off with a bang!!! Thank you Linda.  I titled this oriental brush painting  Sweethearts   because the tails of the two fish create a heart shape.