Secret Garden Studio's

What Is Secret Gardens All About?


Hi, my name is Denise Harvey, I am an artist of many mediums and I have been an artist all of my life. When I was in my twenties my mom would see my art and she would always say she could see me having my own little shop, my dad would sit and teach me how to draw, my stepmom was one of my greatest fans. They are my inspiration, the seed was planted long ago and now together with my angels in heaven we shall make this garden grow. This was a dream that started over thirty years ago and today I can say my dream has come true.

Secret Garden Studio's is a place where you can come and relax in a peaceful atmosphere and get creative. We are located on 23 acres of Brush Hill Farmland right here in Middletown, CT. We will have a shop where artists can sell their work. We have a 30 foot deck which is covered by a large canopy where we will be holding all of our workshops, yes right outside in the garden. Their is a small waterhole that is shaded by a big old maple tree, I love to just listen to the frogs that reside there. It is peace, it is beautiful and it is my happy place that I would love to share with everyone. It is not a huge extravagant building, It is not a huge corporate business, It is a place to come and enjoy the beautiful atmosphere and brush up on an art, perfect an art, try a new art, sell an art or even teach your art. It is about enjoying life.

Secret Gardens will be holding workshops of all types and mediums from painting in many mediums, photography, poetry, build a dream catcher, meditation, smudging, getting familiar with the power of crystals and these are just to name a few.

What makes S.G.S. different from other 2 hr. paint parties you have attended? The first thing is that S.G.S. is promoting therapeutical art workshops. The workshops are held in a serene and peaceful environment. A workshop in which you will sit and relax, look around at the acres of farmland or the wildflowers that blow in the field. The number of attendees will be kept at a smaller number so that we can give one on one attention and we will not be rushing through things. It will be relaxed, that is the key. We will have many painting workshops but for those of you that are not familiar with things like color mixing, composition, drawing, color theory, and so on and so on we will be teaching all of these workshops in very small groups. I will have you practice brushstrokes, color mixing and everything you need to know to master the art of painting a picture on your own. We will also have other artists besides myself who will be heading workshops that they specialize in so we will have a wide variety of workshops. Something for everyone! This includes people of all ages, we will be holding after school art workshops for children and summer art camp workshops.

Leading Your Own Workshop

Do you have an idea for a workshop? Would you like to share your knowledge with others by teaching them your skill? Would you like to make money, choose your own pay, choose your own hours all in a relaxed outdoor setting? If you have answered yes to any of these questions then we should talk. Short version, you teach the art of your choice, you tell me when, how much you want to make per person, you supply all of the supplies needed so it is up to you to add this in your price and of course your time but please keep your pay per person to a reasonable expense as I will have expenses to cover also. That's the basics, if your interested please call me so we can get you on the calendar!!!

Selling Your Products In Our Shop

Short version, show me what you have, tell me how much you would like to sell it for, I will then add on to the price to cover my costs and profit.

Please call for more info at: (860)778-7529 check us out at or email us at:

Thank You and I hope you will be a part of my Secret Garden!!!

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