The Greater New Orleans Chapter 
of the
Society of Decorative Painters 
     We are a non-profit organization that was formed in March of 1976 as an affiliated chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters (www.decorativepainters.org ).  Membership includes New Orleans Metropolitan area and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  Our members range from beginners to those who are very experienced.  All types of mediums are used including (but not limited to) acrylic, watercolor, colored pencil and oils.  The mission of our chapter is to stimulate interest and education in the art of decorative painting in a fun and enjoyable environment.
     G.N.O. provides monthly paint-ins, workshops and an annual weekend painting retreat.  The paint-in programs are usually on the 4th Sunday of the month after a brief meeting.  These paint-in/meetings are full of creative ideas, art work, and "how to's" to inspire you.  Several times a year we have two day workshops with teachers brought in from around the country.  They guide us through a painting, sharing their techniques and tips to expand our painting skills.  Last but not least is our annual retreat.  A weekend of good ole downright fun, plenty of delicious food, friendly people, beautiful grounds and tons of painting.  Retreat offers 12 classes over two days and a variety of make-it/take-it projects.
     If you enjoy creating art or think you may, come visit us and we teach you how.  You can be our guest for up to three paint-in/meetings before deciding to join.
Everyone is welcome!!




Kathie George Workshop - November 3 - 5, 2017


*Monthly painting projects at every meeting
*Monthly show-n-tell of art (great for inspiration)

*Several seminars per year to paint with national teachers

*An annual painting retreat weekend that offers a variety of classes with local teachers, camaraderie, food and fun!
Click on the link in the sidebar to get your form to become a member and have some painting fun!


Tami Curtis Workshop held September 10th & 11th, 2016


Meeting Project - May 19, 2013

These are mix media gift tags (made from a deck of cards) that were painted at our May meeting. Thanks to Lita Ducote for teaching (especially under short notice!) and thanks to Kelly Hoernig for sharing her wonderful designs.

Goes to members Mary Walther, Lita Ducote &
Marlene Kinghorn for awards received on
April 28th, 2013 at the West Bank Art Guild Senior
Art Show:
Mary had an honorable mention under glas (watercolor)
Lita had a blue ribbon for Professional under glass.
Marlene had a second place under glass (mix media) & an honorable mention not under glass (oil)