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A Little About Me!

Hi, my name is Christie Hawkins owner of The Social Easel and also the founder of The Social Easel Online Paint Studio where I teach hundreds of students every month how to paint. I am so thrilled you are here to learn more!

So, just a little about me so we can get to know each other. I am a busy working mom with a wonderful husband and three beautiful girls! I grew up in a family of artists and have painted since childhood! With years of college experience and a passion for creating, I opened The Social Easel my local mobile art studio 5 years ago.

Over that time, I have taught thousands of students just like you how to paint with no experience at all! In fact, over 95% of the people who come and paint with me have never even picked up a paintbrush before? Maybe that’s you?!

I have taken my own painting experience and developed a style of teaching that is simple and easy to understand. I thought about all the ways that my favorite teachers taught me and the ways that some of my not so favorite ones did. Out of that came up with my own unique method of teaching!

Art and painting is my passion and I absolutely LOVE that God created me to share this passion with you! I am so excited to bring my classes online so I can share my joy of painting with you too! I love hearing the success stories of my current students and encouraging them along the way in their journey! I can’t wait to do the same for you!

I am going to take you step by step through this adventure in art! I am going help you learn how to find the confidence in your own art, relax and have fun! My goal is to help you in whatever way you need no matter your experience!
Trust me when I say, absolutely NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! 

AND…it doesn’t matter how old you are either!! Some of the greatest artists in history didn’t start until later in life! It is NEVER too late to learn something new!

I am beyond blessed and thankful for the opportunity to teach you and do what I love everyday! You are going to love being in our Tribe! I can’t wait to welcome you!

Latest Blog Post

The Importance of Art for Kids!

I have found through teaching kids the last six years is that they desperately need and most importantly want it! They may not even know it yet! But the joy that I see when kids start painting is unexplainable.

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Still Life with Filbert Paint Brush

Episode #5: The Filbert Paint Brush

Today we are going to talk about Filbert brush. This is the final episode in my paint brush series! I’m going to show you how to paint some flowers and big thick leaves in this painting tutorial. The Filbert paint brush make these really easy to do.

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