The Thirsty Painters Club of SW MI
Hello, my name is Susan Appleby. Aside from being a Thirsty Painter, I have two boys, three including my hubby ;), I travel a lot to see family, and I'm also a part time manager at the Strand Theater in Paw Paw.  I was an art teacher for grades 1-8 until I became a stay-at-home mom 13 years ago. I loved teaching, but my dreams to run my own art related business persisted. With my youngest in full time school now, and a barely touched degree in Art, Art Education & Business, I'm in the perfect position to spread my creative and professional wings. That's how the Thirsty Painters Club came about! I can't think of a better way to get my creative fix, teach art, work for myself, meet lots of fun people who enjoy being creative, and still have plenty of family time!​

I am the sole painting instructor. My painting gatherings are purposefully small. My goal is to provide a fun gathering where participants feel well attended to and happy with what they create.