Draw - Paint -Dessert








Join us for a delightful evening of creativity, connection, and dessert at our Draw, Paint, Dessert Art Workshops designed for mothers and daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters, aunties and nieces and daughters and the significant women who shape their lives.  This enjoyable art workshop blends the fun of creation with the delight of shared moments – all over delectable desserts.  Suitable for ages 5 – 90!


Please email workshops@portsmoutharts.org to be added to the Waitlist

Time: 6 – 7:30PM

Tuition:  $20 per couple

Location: Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth

Mother Grandmother Nights, Portsmouth Arts Guild
What to Expect:
  1. Artistic Exploration: Engage in drawing and painting activities suitable for all skill levels.
  2. Bonding Moments: Strengthen your connection through the joy of creating art together.
  3. Sweet Treats: Indulge in delicious desserts while unleashing your artistic flair beginning with cupcakes!
  4. Guidance from local artist and educator Paula Desano Santos: Receive guidance from Paula and experienced Guild artists who will help you bring your desserts to life.
Paula Desano Santos, Portsmouth Arts Guild

Artist Statement:  “What we create and form today opens the door to what becomes real tomorrow.”

I think I was born with a crayon in my hand; all my childhood memories centered on coloring in coloring books, enjoy watching my grandmother paint, and watch my uncle paint different parts of animals and fish in his taxidermy shop.  From there to adulthood with classes in pastel painting and oil painting at Don’s Art Shop with Kathy Kittell and Bill McLane.  

My painting compositions in oils are very broad;  they include still life, landscapes, portraits, allegories, cityscape, seascapes, boating, abstracts, and mandalas.  I use this medium with my personal expression from the depth of my subconscious when processing through the expressive arts and use a multitude of various mediums with clients in the expressive arts process as well.  My paintings have been shown in various art galleries, museums, and local establishments to include, the New Hope Art Gallery in Cranston, RI, the Bristol Art Museum in Bristol, RI, the Portsmouth Art Guild in Portsmouth, RI; Angelina’s Café, Alta Luna Art Gallery, and Hope Art Gallery.  In 2013 I was the featured artist at Sandra Desano Studio, Gallery Night, showing my mandala series based on the expressive arts and subconscious expression (a Jungian practice).  

I currently teach Homeschool Art and Art History classes as well as oil painting in my home studio .