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!!