Winter Studio 2019 is in full swing! How to cheer up in the cold wintry weather? 20 MAS artists have the answer. They arrive bright and early on the first Monday of the week for 10 weeks starting on the first week of January. The group signed up in the Fall to paint together in the hall of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Madison. Each week, three artists design a still life setup for the artists to paint. Some prefer to paint from their own photographs. With soft music in the background, perfect lighting and coffee perking, these MAS artists begin to create their new masterpiece. After a short break for lunch, the artists return to finish their paintings. A critique follows, where fellow artists admire, instruct and gently critique each painting. An exhibition and sale of their paintings is planned in the near future. Open enrollment for next year’s session will be in October.