10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THE ORANGE DOOR

What is the Orange Door? Why would an art workshop be called this? So many questions, so little time. 

The quick answer is: It's happiness in the form of an art workshop that I get to host every Friday and two Saturdays a month! 

I made you a video about the Orange Door throughout the years. Watch out for tips that every person needs when they create art.

 


"YOU BECOME UNAFRAID OF BEING WHO YOU REALLY ARE." 

-Donna Blachford, Orange Door Artist

Now if you're looking from the outside in, here are 10 things you should know about the ORANGE DOOR:

  1. The Orange Door began in 2011 as "The Art Getaway."
     
  2. My art workshop for busy people started when two women at church asked me about art classes. I created a workshop that I would've wanted if I was just starting out.
     
  3. "It's more than a workshop. It's a real community of people learning about art."
    - Sandy Belmont
    "There's a real sense of cameraderie (mutual support and encouragement)."
    - Barbara Horowitz, Jere Tannenbaum, Diane Maller, Jane Yarian
     
  4. "Being here gave me the strength and confidence to go for it - whatever it may be."
    - Donna Blachford
     
  5. The four pillars of the Orange Door are: Community. Cheering. Creativity. Carpe Diem.
     
  6. You come as you are and will not be judged at the Orange Door.
     
  7. The Orange Door is a symbol for your creative possibility AND my front door is really orange.
     
  8. Cappuccino is always served at the Orange Door. We make sure to enjoy life as well!
     
  9. The Orange Door gives back. A part of the workshop proceeds helps fight modern day slavery. For more info on this charity go to: exodusroad.com
     
  10. "It's the best day of my week." - Mari Daetwyler
     

BIG PICTURE SUMMARY

The Orange Door is more than an art workshop. You learn the basics of drawing and painting and you get to experiment without judgment. It's a place where you're free to be yourself. 
As Donna said so beautifully: Become unafraid of being who you really are.


YOUR ONE ACTION STEP

What's one thing you would love to see added to the Orange Door? Comment below!