I have taken in all your feedback and I am letting it resinate in my heart and mind. And as I am doing that I have come to realize there are 2 types of classes to be taught. One is decorative painting where you paint a design on an object and the second is canvas painting or (fine art). Although I am rooted in decorative painting , my heart and mind loves the challenge of a good canvas painting.
The knowledge is basically the same for both, only the first uses the object as the background and the second needs a background painted around it.
So I am coming to some conclusions to start with:
#1 Putting together a self published book of designs/patterns with drawings to trace and paint in, with instructions on decorative painting.(for purchase on my website)
#2 Having my studio open once a week (saturdays?) for painting on canvas workshops (art class) focusing on rose and floral still life.
#3 The second idea of an art class once a week could lead to the DVD idea.
#4 I will also consider women to come from afar for a weekend painting seminar as things evolve and I get my guest room finished.
Please feel free to keep giving me your thoughts, it's all preliminary thinking! XO, Christie