Our Next Meeting is July 18, 2020

 (The afternoon painting session will be Memory Boxes.  Thelma’s Challenge will be held at this meeting.)

As the country and world are experiencing Covid-19, we are all anxious about what is happening and if things will ever get back to ‘normal’.  Our hearts go out to those who have been directly affected by the virus.  Even if you are not directly involved with someone who has gotten the virus, with all the ‘social distancing’ requirements and ‘stay at home’ directives, everyone’s nerves are on edge.   Though you may not be able to be in direct contact with family and friends, we hope you have been able to stay in touch by phone / internet.

HOOT had planned an exciting year of meetings and seminars for 2020.  Having hosted our last convention in 2019, our members still want to learn techniques and meet with our painting friends.  We had seminars scheduled along with our meetings in March, May, July, and September.

Our March meeting/seminars came at the beginning of the epidemic and we had to reschedule those until June.  With the 15 days guidelines, we hoped that our May meeting/seminars would be able to go on as planned.  Now that the guidelines have been extended to the end of April, we are still hoping that our May events will work out. But should the guidelines be extended again, we will of course follow them.  We will post any changes as soon as possible here on our website along with on our Face book page.

We want to thank all the first responders, medical personnel, government workers and the ‘essential’ workers (grocery store staff, truckers, etc.) that are working daily to keep us as safe as possible and supplying the items needed to keep us going.

Our May meeting project and seminars  (gourd painting) with Jeanne Collick has been rescheduled to May of 2021.

Our June meeting project and seminars with Jill Fitzhenry will be rescheduled – date to be announced.

Any questions may be emailed to our HOOT email:

Our meetings are held on the third Saturday of alternating months, beginning in January. Guests are welcome to attend a meeting in January – September. After the hospitality “hour” from 8:30 to 10:00 am., we hold the business meeting. After lunch, members and guests who have attended the business meeting, may stay and paint the project of the day. Our November meeting is a “Members Only” meeting. A guest may attend one meeting before joining our organization.

If you would like to be a guest at one of our meetings, please visit our  “Contact Us” page for the phone number and e-mail address.

We have Special Seminars throughout the year. We invite nationally known educators to be our instructors. The seminar is held on Thursday and Friday at the HOOT office. The educator will also teach a project at our group meeting for that month.

Read your Newsletter for all the details. It is essential to be able to paint at our meetings, you pre-register.

The meetings and seminars are held at our office address:

Heart of Ohio Tole, Inc.
184 Heatherdown Drive
Westerville, Ohio 43081

Directions to the office


2020    Meetings and Seminars

January 18, 2020 – Meeting – Memory Boxes – Dana Blankenship, Sandy Ford, Cheryl Young

July 18, 2020 – Meeting – Memory Boxes – Thelma’s Challenge Contest will be held at this meeting.

September 17 & 18, 2020 – Seminar – Cindy Estes – Traditions

September 19, 2020 – Meeting – Cindy Estes – Traditions

October 15 & 16, 2020 – Seminar – Vilma Fabretti – Oils

October 17, 2020 – Meeting – Vilma Fabretti – Oils

November 21, 2020 – Meeting – Deb Welty – Tube Acrylics