Another Without a Net Workshop

To Eat the World's Due     16" x 20"     Oil on Board        2014

To Eat the World's Due     16" x 20"     Oil on Board        2014

Sign up now for another Without a Net Workshop with Dori DeCamillis. Kindle creativity, innovative thinking, and courageous introspection in this one-day Creativity and Self-Awareness workshop with instructor Dori DeCamillis. Held Saturday April 29, 9:00am to 3 pm, students will learn to break through artist blocks and self-criticism while savoring the joy of being creative. This day of awakening your curiosity, stretching your imagination, and welcoming self-honesty will enliven any area of your life that needs a spark. For more info click here.

Without a Net Workshop

Like the Ocean Be         16"  20"         2013          Oil on Board

Like the Ocean Be         16"  20"         2013          Oil on Board

Dori DeCamillis is excited to be holding her first Without a Net Workshop, for creativity and self-awareness, at Red Dot Gallery this Saturday, February 25. The offering will be available in the future, possibly at various venues. Here is more information.  Please contact the gallery to receive more information about future workshops. 

A Brush with Casey

Please join us at the first solo exhibit of the oil paintings of longtime Red Dot student, Casey Lancaster. The opening reception will be held Friday, January 27, 5-8 pm. A Brush with Casey will run through February 27. 

Diaper Thank You

Thank you to all who donated during our December Diaper Drive to benefit the YWCA's domestic violence shelter. We created quite nice work of art at the gallery with them, and the New Year will be seeing a lot more dry bottoms when they are delivered.  

Our New Video

Enjoy our new promotional video starring Red Dot instructors and students. Made by budding videographer Hunter Davis of Birmingham, AL.

Neighborhood Open House

Graphic design by Dori and Annabelle DeCamillis

Graphic design by Dori and Annabelle DeCamillis

Join Red Dot Gallery for the Open House coming soon. Enter the drawing to win a free six week art class! Eat treats and buy holiday gifts! See you then.

Photos for Student Reference

Red Dot painting and drawing students often use photos taken by Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis as reference for their work. Check out new images from a recent trip to Colorado.  Dori's Blog

Kid Class Offers Portfolio Help

Annabelle DeCamillis teaches the Red Dot Kid Class Tuesdays at 4:30. In addition to teaching kids 8-12 basic through advanced art skills, she also helps them ready their portfolio for Alabama School of Fine Arts. 

Zoo Painting on Billboard

Red Dot owner Dori painted a commissioned work for the Birmingham Zoo's ZooGala promotional material. It appeared on a billboard over the Red Mountain Expressway for several weeks. The piece sold at auction on September 16th.

Your Chance for Stardom

Be featured in Red Dot's promo video filming this Friday night from 5:30 to 6:00 at the gallery. View new work by students and gallery owners Scott Bennett and Dori DeCamillis. Wine and refreshments offered.

Kid Class Returns

Kid Class is back at Red Dot Gallery. Taught by instructor Annabelle DeCamillis, the class will teach classic drawing and painting skills to 8-12 year olds. Held Tuesdays 4:30 to 5:30. For more information click here.

Weekend at the Ashram

Lotus Temple, Yogaville, VA

Lotus Temple, Yogaville, VA

Red Dot owner Dori DeCamillis gains inspiration for her paintings through trips to monasteries of various religions. Read her blog post about her trip to Yogaville, VA. 

Charlotte Manning Exhibit

Join us for the opening reception for Charlotte Manning's upcoming exhibit of oil paintings next Friday, May 27, 5-8 pm. Charlotte has been a Red Dot student for 6 years. The exhibit runs through the end of June.

Marina's Special Painting

Red Dot oil painting student, Marina Ceyedo recently finished this large painting. She is from Uzbekistan, and started taking classes about 6 months ago. Her talent and skill is remarkable, considering she's never taken a painting class before. This painting held a special place in her heart and inspired me and the rest of her classmates. She lost her daughter Camilla, above, 10 months before starting this painting, when she was 14 months old. She came to Red Dot to take a class to help her with her grief. It was obvious that the process of finished this piece was healing for her in many ways, and it touched all of us who watched her work on it with great care. I am always humbled and honored to get to share in the personal, creative journey of all my students. 

Student Paintings

Check out new paintings completed by our talented Red Dot students on our student pages. Above, from top to bottom, Beverley Phillips, Casey Lancaster, Joyce White, Marcia Amason, and Pat Conrad.