Category Archive: Classes / Workshops

Acrylic WC Mixed Media Flower Workshop with Sharon Giles May 13

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Saturday, May 13 10am – 3pm (one hour for lunch)

Create beautiful abstract flowers!

Start loosely and playfully with transparent watermedia, then create a whimsical design with negative painting and your favorite mark-making tools.

Supplies:

Watermedia – bring your choice of liquid acrylics, acrylic inks, Golden High Flow acrylics,  tube watercolors (sorry, pans are too wimpy) and/or alcohol inks (the last is not permanent).

Bring one tube of white acrylic. (Instructor will bring other colors)

Your choice of mark-making tools – could be acrylic markers, regular markers (not usually permanent), sharpies (not permanent), colored pencils, watercolor pencils, watercolor crayons, gelatos or gel sticks (not permanent), graphite pencils, pastel sticks or pencils, oil pastels, etc. Bring what you have but I recommend purchasing a white sharpie.

Bring one 11×14 or 12×12 canvas or canvas board. Instructor will also supply one small sheet of yupo. You can also bring a small watercolor or acrylic painting you want to transform.

Other tools: Brushes in different sizes, water container, paper towels, and apron. Droppers or pipettes, and dipping pen or calligraphy pen if you have one.

For inspiration, bring pictures of flowers, vases and simple patterns. The instructor will also bring ideas for patterns and extra supplies.

Register by emailing sharongiles@gmail.com or calling 972-570-7565 Cost: $45 ($40 for IAA members).

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Children’s Day celebration this Saturday at the LCC

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Día del Niño

Conceived and inaugurated by the Latino Cultural Center in 2010, this edition of the Día del Niño Festival creates an opportunity for Dallas families to enjoy arts and cultural activities while celebrating our community’s diverse cultural heritage.This year’s celebration is in partnership with local arts organization, Art Love Magic. This event is FREE and open to
the public.

Activities:

Interactive Hungry Hungry Hippo game (outdoor activity)

Mini piñatas

Caricatures

Watercolor

Popsicle stick butterflies

Face painting

Origami

Pompoms

Interactive paint mural (outdoor)

Edible fondant monsters

Sketching

Henna

Mandala art

Comics

Jewelry making

Painting

Poetry

Dance

Painting with chocolate

LatinoCClogoLatino Cultural Center 2600 Live Oak Dallas, TX 75204 214.671.0045

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2017 Summer Adult Classes at the Artists’ Showplace

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The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
2017 Summer Adult Classes

Creating Art with Line, Composition, Value & Color

$145

Saturdays: June 10, 17 & 24 9:30AM-12:30PM

A perfect class for the novice or active artist who wants to review basic principles of painting! The course will cover the elements of art (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space), composition, and principles of design. Students will study examples of paintings, observe the instructor’s demonstrations, and create artwork of their own.

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Oil Painting 2-Day Mini Workshop 

$150

June 8-9 10:00AM-4:00PM

July 28-29 10:00AM-4:00PM

Learn the basics: composition, color, temperature, values, color-mixing, and aerial and linear perspectives. Students can paint any subject they wish from photographs. The instructor will help and instruct each student during the process and lead positive critiquing.

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Beginning Quilting

$175

Thursdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3 10:00AM-12:30PM

Complete a quilt in this class! Learn to cut fabric, piece a quilt top, layer with batting and backing, straight line quilt or tie the quilt, and trim and bind your quilt.

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Life Drawing Meet-Up

Every Wednesday 7:00-9:00PM

$20

To register, call 972-233-1223. For instructor bios and supply lists, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.

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The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Shops at Spanish Village

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230

Dallas, Texas 75248

theartistsshowplace@gmail.com

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Fabulous Glass and Marbling classes at Sparks Studio

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Join us for inspiring and creative classes
Please contact Suzanne with questions or to sign up for a class 817-266-3085

for a complete description, go to SparksStudioArt.com

Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012

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Spring 2017 Free Basic Classes: Spinning & Knitting and Watercolor

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The Irving Art Association

 offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is open for the 2017 spring classes.  (each class is separate)

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pmDirections

Supplies provided. Please feel free to bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


Free Basic Class on Spinning & Knitting 
Dates: May 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Ameda Holmes
REGISTER

Ameda Holmes has been knitting and working with yarn since she was 5 years old.  Her grandmother was a true master and taught her how to design as well as create.  In 1985 she decided that natural fibers were the way to go and she learned to spin her own yarn.  For the three Thursday evenings in May she will be teaching spinning and knitting.  The first night will be devoted to spinning. Attendees will be introduced to the basics of spinning and will receive a spindle and fiber to work with.  The next two nights will be devoted to the basics of knitting.  Everyone will be making simple slippers. Needles and yarn will be provided.

Free Basic Class on Watercolor
Dates: June 1, 8, 15
Instructor: Jim Duncan
REGISTER

Jim will teach you not only the basics but exciting ways to add color and design. He’ll tell you about materials that will help keep your costs down and how to correct mistakes. For more about Jim, see his website http://www.jimduncanwatercolorartist.com/

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Suminagashi Workshop April 27 – the art of marbling with inks on water

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THE ART OF SUMINAGASHI
Great New Class – with Sharon Giles
Thursday April 27 – 12:30 to 3:30

Join this repeat of a popular class. Produce beautiful marbled Suminagashi papers using the ancient Japanese technique of inks floating on water.
Supplies included in the class – Instructor will provide inks, paper, brushes and water containers.
Cost: $35
Sharon Giles – Water media and mixed media artist with awards from many local art organizations. She is the webmaster for ArtNewsDFW.com and also teaches Gelli printing.     Art website: SharonGilesArt.com

 


 

Sparks Studio Art Classes – Enjoy Life to the Fullest!

Visit SparksStudioArt.com for complete descriptions, prices and photos of each class.

Call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com for class sign up.

SPARKS STUDIO OF CREATIVE ARTS
509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com
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WINE and MONET painting classes start April 29 at Gallery 3

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WINE AND MONET
LIVE PAINTING CLASSES AT GALLERY 3
STARTING APRIL 29TH.
7pm to 9pm.
1319 W. Davis St.
Dallas, Texas.
75208
SPACES ARE LIMITED
Sign up now at this link.
Classes are $30.00 per person.
I guarantee you will take home a work of art worth hanging after one class !
pay at robbconover@yahoo.com on PayPal to reserve your spot now.
Pay as a friend or family member so there are no fees or taxes.
214-623-7790
gallery3rtshows@yahoo.com for inquiries !

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LIVE PAINTING CLASSES AT GALLERY 3
STARTING APRIL 29TH.
7pm to 9pm.
1319 W. Davis S…

 

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FBCAA: Watercolor demo/workshop with Nel Dorn Byrd April 18

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The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and watercolor demo with Nel Dorn Byrd, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Nel will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about the artist, see her website http://www.neldornbyrd.com/.

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Fall 2017 Workshops & New 2018 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace

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Fall 2017 Workshops and newly announced 2018 Workshops at Artists Showplace Gallery. For a description of workshops, see http://theartistsshowplace.com/workshops/.

Secure your spot in our workshops with a $75 deposit (non-refundable).  Register early!  Call 972–233–1223.

THE ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village

New addition!

Kathy Elliott
Cold Wax & Oil
September 20-23
$385
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FALL 2017 2018
Maureen Brouillette
Mixed Media Collage
September 29-October 1, 2017
$285

Maureen Brouillette

Cecy Turner
Oil
January 23-25, 2018
$385

Cecy Turner

Sterling Edwards
Watercolor
October 9-13, 2017
$500
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Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 21-24, 2018
$385

Jo Moncrief 2018

Bev Boren
Oil
November 2-4, 2017
$285

Bev Boren Oil

Stephen Zhang
Watercolor
March 6-9, 2018
$400

Stephen Zhang

Michael Holter
Figurative Watercolor
November 7-9, 2017
$300

Michael Holter

David Kessler
All Media Abstract
April 18-21, 2018
$400

David Kessler

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Brad Funkhouser “Photoshop for Artists” April 28 & 29 at Artists’ Showplace

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Brad Funkhouser
Photoshop for Artists
April 28-29
$200
Sign up at http://theartistsshowplace.com/photoshop-for-artists or call 972-233-1223

In this workshop you will gain confidence in the fundamental aspects of digital images, Photoshop editing and compositing.  You will broaden your creative spectrum with techniques for overlaying and mixing your physical art and digital photography with your own creative style.  You will also learn how to know with certainty what your digital colors should look like when reproduced physically.

The workshop is structured in morning and afternoon segments consisting of instruction and demonstration, followed by group discussion, then a block of time for experimentation, and, because the class size is kept small, ample time for Brad to provide one-on-one problem solving for each attendee during each experimentation session.

Topics include resolution, compression, layers, masks, selections, channels, transformations, curves, levels, histograms, filters, brushes, blends, gradients, groups, sharpening, textures, distortions, color spaces, and much more.

Brad will help you climb Photoshop’s steep initial learning curve quickly and safely, so you can confidently embark on your own personal exploration of the vast world of creative possibility that Photoshop opens up to you.

About the Instructor

Brad Funkhouser graduated from The University of Texas in 1986 with a degree in Computer Science and has lived in the North Dallas area ever since. He began using Photoshop with its initial release in 1990 and has actively ridden the leading edge in the emerging fields of digital imaging and color management, specializing in fine art reproduction services. He loves to research technologies, experiment, refine processes, and teach what he’s learned. While working with a multitude of talented artists on a wide variety of imaging projects, Brad has regularly provided individualized digital imaging consultation and training, allowing him to develop and hone his instructional skills over the years.

SUPPLY LIST

Your own PC or Mac that you can bring to the workshop with an installed and working version of Photoshop (5, 6, 7, CS1, CS2, CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, or CC), or Adobe Photoshop Elements – any version (which may be downloaded for free 30 day trial).

For experimentation:  your own digital photography files, digital images of your physical art, scans or photographs of various items of interest to you, fabric textures, bubbles, patterns, etc.

THE ARTISTS’ SHOWPLACE GALLERY

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit – April 29

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Attn: Artists!
Learn to Publish Your Own Coloring Book

Know an artist that could use additional income from their art?

One of the most astounding trends in books this century has been the boom of coloring book sales. And, according to experts and all the indicators, the sales trend is only going to continue growing bigger.

One reason for the popularity of coloring books is the expansion of art therapy and the use of coloring by stressed adults as a way to relax. So, the demand for new and different coloring books for adults is high.

Sound like something you would like to be a part of?

Now you can learn how to create and publish your own coloring book and cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century!
Join Barbara and Ken O’Toole for a 2-hour information session where they’ll show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

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Coloring Book Crash Course

Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10: am – 12:00 pm

6624 Monterrey Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76112
ken@artworksdfw.com
817-456-9452

Session Cost: $24.95

sign up at:

http://artworksdfw.com

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SWA April demo & workshop artist: Laurie Goldstein-Warren

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NEXT MEETING April 17, 2017 . The Society of Watercolor Artists meets every third Monday from September through May with the exception of January, because of MLK day.  Time: 7pm. (6:30 critique by Jo Williams) Location: University of North Texas Health Science Center, Bldg. 2 – Everett Hall, Fort Worth, TX 76107. Directions see website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/

Our demo artist for April is also the juror for our Spring International Juried Exhibit, and our workshop instructor: Laurie Goldstein-Warren.

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Juror Workshop with Laurie Goldstein-Warren, AWS, NWS

Here’s the latest news about our upcoming workshop: The Episcopalian Church that we normally use is having their roof replaced on our dates, so the venue has changed to the Trinity Arts Guild facility at 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway, Bedford, TX 76021 (inside the Bedford Boys Ranch park). There are two or three spots left, so don’t delay if you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com for more information.

To pay for the workshop you can go to www.swawatercolor.com and pay through PayPal.
Date: Tuesday April 18th through Thursday April 20th, 2017
Time: 9am-4pm
Location: Trinity Arts Guild, Bedford, TX

Subject matter: Limited palette portraits. All levels of experience are welcome.

”I am Laurie Goldstein-Warren and I live in West Virginia. I have been painting watercolors for sixteen years. Art has always been a part of my life. When I was young, ballet, tap and jazz dancing was my creative outlet. I was a dancer in the Rochester Academy of Performing Arts dance troupe until the age of 18. Later on my creative path took me to hair styling. I opened my own salon in New York and competed in fantasy hair competitions. I loved these particular shows because you had to create something never seen before, more avante garde than styles you would see on the street.

When I moved to West Virginia in 1998 and found myself in the countryside, I went back to one of my first creative loves, art. After many years of studying the art of watercolor with some fantastic teachers and mentors, I have been so fortunate to have found success in this field. My artwork has been shown all over this country and has been exhibited in Canada, China and Japan. I now enjoy teaching my workshops and jurying exhibits around the country. I found my voice in art… find yours….Create!
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Darla Bostick’s 10th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM

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You are invited to Darla Bostick’s 10th Annual Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreat in Abiquiu, NM  1-7 October 2017

Includes digital photography, watercolors/ acrylics, pencil, ink, incorporating text and mixed media work with options for plein air painting and comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). For 7 days/6 nights you can relax, enjoy, and create. Lodging and meals included at Ghost Ranch property. The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted from the local, magnificent area scenery. Visit the O’Keeffe studio/home on tour.  Space is limited to 16 participants. Bring materials you love to work with (or try something new) and join us! The workshop fee is $550. Room and board at the Ranch are not included and are their rates—which has recently been redesigned to provide the ultimate discount for those sharing a room, so bring a friend! Unclaimed rooms will be released 25 AugustCurrently there are 12 spaces left!

Come and see for yourself why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Last year each participant received $300+ in art merchandise in their welcome bag…and door prizes exceeded $800!

My website has more details:  www.darlabostick.com

Darla Bostick, 940.320.5660       Email: darlabostickart@gmail.com

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Adults

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Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting!  Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

 Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and  will teach you how (click for more information and to register)

Price: $250.00

Location: The Rec of Grapevine (9:30 AM – 4 PM)

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ArtROCKS! at NorthPark

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April 8, 2017

1 – 4PM
NorthCourt, Free Admission
Level One between Nordstrom and Macy’s

Join us as we explore the work of Yayoi Kusama, a female Japanese artist and writer, whose conceptual paintings and environmental installations often feature psychedelic colors, repetition, and polka dots. Children will enjoy art projects with local artists, as well as Bookmarks storytime, balloon art, art scavenger hunt and cookie decorating. Furniture provided by Design Within Reach.

ArtROCKS! Is a NorthPark Center arts and education initiative that fosters children’s understanding of the arts through hands-on projects inspired by some of the world’s most famous artists.

Save the dates for upcoming ArtROCKS! / Saturday, May 13 Saturday, June 10 / Saturday, August 12 / Saturday, October 14

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Sarah Graham One-Day Watercolor Workshop April 22

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This workshop is designed for all levels of instruction. Beginners with no drawing or painting experience will not be lost, and advanced artists will not be bored. It will take you through a broad range of subject matter, plus furnish you with a valuable collection of tips and tricks that Sarah has accumulated based on her classical training as an artist, her personal journey as a portrait painter, and her experience teaching art and painting on a number of different levels over the last 15 years.

Unlike most workshops, this one is a one day affair. Drive out. Have a blast. Drive home. No hassle. You will learn from a number of exercises that will help sharpen your technique and your eye, work from photographs, glean from the work of artists who have come before you and have an opportunity to watch Sarah paint a portrait start to finish throughout the day.

We hope you will join us for a chance to get away from it all, have some fun, and learn some valuable new skills!

Lunch break is at noon and Sarah resumes promptly at 1:00 pm.

April 22, 2017 This one day workshop is only $115.  Book yout reservation at http://www.paintboxonthesquare.com/instruction/sarah-graham-one-day-watercolor-workshop or contact Paintbox on the Square.

A soup and salad lunch will be provided for $10 extra at the home of Russ & Terri Reed, only a short walk from the studio in the Lancaster Historic District.  Or, feel free to bring a sack lunch.

Paintbox on the Square 

paintboxonthesquare@gmail.com 469-776-5065

171 Historic Town Square, Lancaster TX, 75146

For more about the instructor, see her website https://sarahgrahamart.com/

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How To Publish Coloring Books For Fun & Profit

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Attn: Artists!
Learn to Publish Your Own Coloring Book

Know an artist that could use additional income from their art?

One of the most astounding trends in books this century has been the boom of coloring book sales. And, according to experts and all the indicators, the sales trend is only going to continue growing bigger.

One reason for the popularity of coloring books is the expansion of art therapy and the use of coloring by stressed adults as a way to relax. So, the demand for new and different coloring books for adults is high.

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Sound like something you would like to be a part of?

Now you can learn how to create and publish your own coloring book and cash in on one of the biggest book trends of the century!
Join Barbara and Ken O’Toole for a 2-hour information session where they’ll show you how to get started with coloring book publishing.

  • Session Date, Time, Location

    Coloring Book Crash Course

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 | 10: am – 12:00 pm

    6624 Monterrey Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76112
    ken@artworksdfw.com
    817-456-9452

    Session Cost: $24.95

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2017 DFW Fiber Fest April 6-9 in Irving

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Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX
2017 DFW Fiber Fest
DFW Fiber Fest is the premier annual fiber event in the Dallas-Fort Worth community.  Held each Spring, DFW Fiber Fest is a locally focused non-profit organization that offers both vendors and classes.  We bring in a juried selection of local and regional fiber vendors (with a few who are from outside of our regional area to spice up the mix).  Educationally, we offer a slate of classes from both nationally known and local teachers in the fiber arts – primarily in knitting, crochet, and spinning.  (For more about DFW Fiber fest, see the “About” page.)

Vendor Hall is Open to the Public

Friday, April 7 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 8 – 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 9 – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$5/Day Pass or $10/Weekend Pass
FREE PARKING ALL WEEKEND

Friday Night Event Speaker

Author and Knitter’s Review Founder

Clara Parkes

Event Pass is Required for Entry on Friday Night

A few tickets remain for the Friday Night Event.
Tickets are available online until Tuesday Evening, April 4.
Any remaining passes will be available on-site from
the Registration Table at the Irving Convention Center
on Friday, April 7, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, please send your questions to: classes@dfwfiberfest.org

or call us at: 214-799-1347

 

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Lara Lenhoff Workshop April 27 & 28: Recreate and Paint Your Vivid Dreams

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“Recreate and Paint Your Vivid Dreams”  April 27-28 9 AM- 4PM. $200 for 2 days.

Harry Myers Community Center 815 E Washington  Rockwall, TX 75087

https://www.rockwallartleague.org/index.php/events/workshop/14-lara-lenhoff-workshop

To enroll and for more information contact Lara at:   laralenhoff24@yahoo.com
Lara will provide a list of supplies to bring to the workshop.

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Jane Jones Experimental/Design Workshop May 2-5

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Jane Jones has studied with over 80 of the country’s leading instructors and is in demand herself as an instructor, lecturer and juror. Winner of innumerable prestigious awards in local, regional, and national juried exhibitions, Jane is a signature member of Southwest Watercolor Society, Associated Creative Artists, Texas Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Oklahoma and Western Federation Watercolor Society. She has served as lecturer and juror for more than 80 different art organizations throughout the country.

https://janejonesart.com/workshops Contact her at janejonesart@yahoo.com or https://janejonesart.com/contact (you may also sign up for her email list.)

EXPERIMENTAL/DESIGN: May 2-5 (4 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas

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Onderdonk Bluebonnet Field Adult Workshop April 14

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April, 14th 7-9pm at the ARThouse Highland Village Gallery and Studio

Two for One Special! Bring a friend, your favorite beverage, snacks and come enjoy an evening of painting in both acrylic and OIL!

Easy to follow step-by-step guidance with our studio’s owner and professional artist, Anita Robbins.

You’ll leave with your own version of this Onderdonk Bluebonnet Field 8″x 10″ painting.

Bring a friend and you each only pay $15. 2 for 1 Special. Frame not included.

Located at : ARThouse Highland Village 6100 Long Prairie Rd., Suite 800, Flower Mound, TX

Call us at: 214-285-0084 or register online at https://studioarthouse.com/event-registration/?ee=3339

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Recycle Art Workshop April 8th with Patsi Davila

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Saturday, April 8th 12 noon – 3:00 pm

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving Tx 75061

Lets recycle outdated or old paper goods into useful items to get a 2nd life outta them. We will be using packaging, calendars, magazines, old books, printed materials, cards and more. Paper beads, matchboxes, envelopes, tags, bows, stationery, paper frames, earring cards and ATC cards are what you will be taking home.

Please sign up but no more than 10 students cause of limited equipment (3 minimum). Cost: Pay Pal, check or cash at $25 for IAA Members / $30 nonmembers. Please bring whatever you have in paper goods to make something more personal. For example birthday and Christmas cards that you’ve been saving.

We will meet from 12 noon-3:00 on April 8th 2017 Jaycee Park 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 (Home of Irving Art Association)

PS Please contact Patsi for questions patsi1954@sbcglobal.net

No previous experience required. Ages 14 and above  Limited seating. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. FLYER: Recycle Class

REGISTER & PAY by PayPAL ($25 IAA members / $30 nonmembers) – click here
OR email Patsi at patsi1954@sbcglobal.net. – pay by check or cash

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style April 28 & 29 – Open for Adults

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New Oil Painting Workshop for Adults now open for registration! April 28-29, 2017; Grapevine Texas;
Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley for 2 exciting days of oil painting! Our time together will include step by step demonstrations, one on one individual easel time, and fun exercises to learn how to loosen up and create bold, colorful paintings.

Chris uses the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and will teach you how to layer with transparent and opaque oils, and how to keep your paints from getting muddy.

She will show you how to take an ordinary photograph, and use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes, and beautiful lighting.
We will discuss…(click for more information)

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Creative Oasis Coaching Workshop at the Bath House 4/1

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Feeling intimidated to take the creative plunge?  Has ennui has gotten the better of creative-you?   Join this workshop to feel energized, inspired and prepared to continue on your creative journey using the tools and techniques you will learn in this creative exploration workshop.  Class size: 5 students minimum, 15 maximum.

The Friends of the Bath House are sponsoring the Creative Oasis Coaching workshop on April 1, 12:30-3:30 at a very reasonable price for the Friends of the Bath House.

Location:  Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lawther Drive, on the Eastern shore of White Rock Lake.

Sign-up for the workshop today at https://friendsofthebathhouse.org/workshops

Learn about Jill and Creative Oasis Coaching website here: https://www.creativeoasiscoaching.com/.

Get your muse on!

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Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School March 30

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Third Thursdays, 6-8 PM, $5, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art school is the world’s premier alt. drawing movement. Artists draw glamorous underground performers in a friendly BYOB environment (21 and up). Founded in 2005 in a dive bar in Brooklyn, Dr. Sketchy’s has now spread to over 100 cities around the world. For monthly themes and information, visit dentonarts.com

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Arts & Advocacy Family Day: Artist Stand Kick Off Event April 1

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Saturday, April 1, 11 AM – 1 PM, Free, Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
In partnership with CASA of Denton County and the Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County, families can enjoy crafts, performances, cupcake decorating, and more! Afterwards, enjoy more family activities on the Denton Courthouse Square in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Learn more at dentonarts.com  

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The Business of Art: Markets for Visual Artists April 1

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Saturday, April 1  9:45 am – 1:30 pm

Learn about different markets for visual artists and makers. Guest speakers and panelists will include:

  • Courtney Crothers, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Donald Fowler, The Nasher Store
  • Gabriella Guajardo, Wisteria
  • Julie McCullough, Make + Made
  • Tessa Mugica, Wisteria
  • Chris Unruh, Makers Connect

Tickets will be $25 for members of BCA, CAC and DADA or $35 for non-members and at the door. All tickets are non-refundable. Lunch will be included.

Location: Latino Cultural Center  REGISTER

http://dallasartdealers.org/event/business-art-markets-visual-artists/

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Join us on Saturday, April 1 at the Latino Cultural Center for the latest installment of”Business of Art:  Markets for Visual Artists”workshop series opportunities to explore the business-side of various topics facing practicing artists presented by The Business Council for the ARTS (BCA), Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) and the Dallas Arts Dealer’s Association (DADA), in conjunction with the Office of Cultural AffairsThe
Participants will learn about current markets for visual artists and makers, including retail and medical markets.  Guest speakers are:  Courtney Crothers, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Donald Fowler, The Nasher Store; Gabriella Guajardo, Wisteria; Ted Matthews, former owner of Artisan’s Collective;  Julie McCullough, Make + Made; Tessa Mugica, Wisteria; and Chris Unruh, Makers Connect.
The workshop will be held Saturday, April 1 from 9:45am to 1:30pm at the Latino Cultural Center, 2600 Live Oak Street, and tickets are available for $25 in advance for members of any of the three organizations; $35 at the door. The cost includes lunch.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-business-of-art-markets-for-visual-artists-tickets-32235114094.

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Michael O’Keefe Studio: Sculptural Abstraction and Large Scale Drawing Workshops

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Upcoming Classes at The O’Keefe Studio Center

A few spots left for the upcoming Sculptural Abstraction Seminar!
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Above: Bernini, “The Ecstacy of Saint Teresa”

Sculptural Abstraction Seminar

Movement, Gesture, Placement

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm

Participants will explore using placement and gesture as a means to create dynamic movement in figurative sculpture.  Participants will work from the model, using good observation to model a strong sculpture from observation, AND will work to utilize the abstract concepts of placement andgesture into the making process.  Participants will consider these ideas as a vehicle for symbolic content and as a means to create a dynamic visual experience within their sculpture.

Cost: $185                                                   (includes clay and firing of finished sculpture


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Above: Large Scale Drawing Marathon, Session I from this past spring.  L to R: Dawn Edelman, Katie Harris, Svetlana (model), Nona Walker, Spencer Orenstein, Linda Karns, Marianne Phelps, Byron Smith
Sign up now! Announcing two summer sessions of the Large Scale Drawing Marathon!!

 

Large Scale Drawing Marathon

Instructor: Michael O’Keefe

Session I

Friday, May 19th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Session II

Friday, July 14th, 2017, 2:00-5:00pm

Saturday, July 15th, 2017, 9:00-4:00pm

Participants will work for 9hrs from the model (1 pose) on a large scale drawing.  Participants will be encouraged to work no smaller then 4’x6’, allowing them to draw the figure at 100%, life size, also allowing participants to develop a complex composition and a well developed drawing vocabulary.  This scale will allow participants to enjoy a physically challenging approach to drawing and the powerful end-point of a large scale work of art.  Participants are also sure to develop a new understanding of the figure after working life size.  Paper and drawing boards will be provided.

Cost: $185

A $90 non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance ($95) due 2 weeks prior to the start date

Payment options for all classes, workshops and lectures:

We accept cash, credit card or check.  

Checks made payable to “Michael O’Keefe” can be mailed or dropped off in person at:

The O’Keefe Studio Center, 580 W. Arapaho, Suite 290, Richardson, TX 75080

You can call with a credit card: (972) 528 – 0309

580 W. Arapaho Suite 290 Richardson, TX 75080The O’Keefe Studio Center

 

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Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Venice, Italy

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Carnival Art Trek

Taught by Scott Williams & Niki Gulley

Venice, Italy

February 3 – 10 /2018

Photography / Plein-Air Painting Workshop

You’ve seen the images of the people with elaborate costumes and ornate masks set against the stunning backdrop of Venice. Well, now is your chance to not only be a part of this fabulous spectacle, but to also capture the festival in all of it’s glory.

Imagine working on your photography and painting skills in an environment with such visual stimulation and artistic opportunities. Join us as we take you on an journey among a cast of characters that have stepped out of a long forgotten time as they stroll amid the grandeur of the Venetian canals. Every corner brings you face to face with new subject matter and backgrounds that afford you endless possibilities to spark your imagination.

There will be walking tours through the back streets and canals of Venice as we go in search of opulent costumes and dazzling masks in a setting like no other place on earth. You will experience the sights, sounds and passion of Venice as you are immersed in Italian culture. Every time we go, we feel like a kid in a candy store!

Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into one half day outings of either morning or afternoon locations, with the other half day set aside for exploring the cultural side of the area. There will also be plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.

Scott will take the photographers on a daily walking tour, giving you the opportunity to experience the trip through your lens as he guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision. As with the painters, there will be half day destinations, with time allowances for exploring on your own.

This unique Workshop affords you the option to choose which aspect interests you, whether it is painting, photography or both. Thereby giving you an opportunity to make the most of your Art Treks experience. There will also be valuable critique sessions throughout the workshop that can provide invaluable information and feedback, as well as giving everyone an opportunity to share ideas and get to know each other.

There will also be opportunities each day to see the museums, visit the churches, go shopping and enjoy all of the things that make Venice what it is.So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Carnival with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style – or just ride along to enjoy the countryside, as artists and non-artists alike are welcome.

Admission is limited to 12 participants, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. There will also be space open for non-participating partners at reduced rates on a limited basis.

 

Work Shop includes:

  •  Roundtrip air fare, all transfers in Venice. 
  •  Lodging for 6 nights. (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  •  Private water taxi to & from the airport in Venice
  •  Breakfast 
  •  Boat trip to the islands of Murano & Burano
  •  Glass blowing demonstration
  •  Emergency Medical insurance 
  •  Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

Your cost for all of this is $4,395 and to reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $1,500 per person by 6/10/17, after that the price goes to $4,995. There also is a final application cut off date of 8/5/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare.

A second payment of one half of the remainder after deposit is due by 9/9/17, with a final payment due by 10/21/17. For those wanting a single occupancy room, there will be an additional cost of $750. We can take credit card payments, however it will incur a 3.5% fee.

There has to be a minimum of 6 people for the workshop to make. If the 6 person minimum is not met by the deadline, deposit will be refunded.

There is a discount of $350 for partners wanting to accompany participants on the trip, but not take the workshop. We will also setup optional spa tours and food, wine or cooking classes where  available at an additional cost for participants not interested in the painting/photography sessions.

In the event of inclement weather, arrangements will be made for museum visits etc. There will be no rain dates or refunds for weather or travel difficulties, we suggest travel insurance for those situations.

Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way and we hope that you will be able to join us!

Scott Williams       214-289-8512      /       Niki Gulley     214-803-5812

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Email Scott, photoguy@blind-squirrel.org  if you are interested in joining us.

Visit http://www.ArtTreks.org for more information.

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March Madness at Sparks Studio – Great classes & workshops

 

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Join us for an inspiring and creative class
Sign up today…   817-266-3085

for a complete description, go to SparksStudioArt.com

New classes are on the schedule… Faith and Fellowship, Silver and Copper Jewelry, Succulent Planting for a Garden in Your Home, Dreamtime Dot Painting, Glass Fusing, Glass Mosaics, Sumingashi and more!

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2017 Spring Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace

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ARTISTS SHOWPLACE GALLERY
2017 Spring Classes & Workshops
Painting Classes
Janice Hamilton
Tuesdays 1:30 PM – 4:00 pm
3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
$220

Jane Kahler
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5

$220

Maribeth Jagger
Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

$220


Special Interest Classes
Don Longo
Thursday through Saturday, March 30 through April 1st
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3/30, 3/31, 4/1

$145 THREE DAY CLASS


Tina Alvarez
Thursday, May 4th 10:00AM-1:00 PM
5/4

$45 + $20 Supply fee (All painting supplies included)


Spring Workshops
May 4th – May 6th, 2017
$275 + $25 for Silk & Dyes
May 23rd – May 27th, 2017
$385
NEW this Fall! 
KATHY ELLIOT – COLD WAX & OIL 
September 20 – 23, 2017
$385
ENROLL EARLY! (972)233-1223

 

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment, Dallas, TX 75248

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Sharon Giles: Dreamtime Flowers and the Art of Suminagashi Workshops

 

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DREAMTIME FLOWERS
New Classes at Sparks Studio… Fun and Colorful – with Sharon Giles

  • Thursday April 6 – Dreamtime Flowers 12:30 to 3:30

Workshop based on the fabulous style used by Australian Aboriginal artists! The methods are simple but the results are spectacular. Using basic shapes, dots, lines and much repetition, create beautiful and unique art. Materials needed – Small canvas (16×20 or smaller) or 1/4 sheet of gessoed watercolor paper, acrylic paint, assorted brushes.  Optional –  Puff paints or liquid pearls.  Instructor will bring other supplies.
Cost – $35

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THE ART OF SUMINAGASHI
Great New Class – with Sharon Giles
Thursday April 27 – 12:30 to 3:30

Join this repeat of a popular class. Produce beautiful marbled Suminagashi papers using the ancient Japanese technique of inks floating on water.
Supplies included in the class – Instructor will provide inks, paper, brushes and water containers.
Cost: $35
Sharon Giles – Water media and mixed media artist with awards from many local art organizations. She is the webmaster for ArtNewsDFW.com and also teaches Gelli printing.     Art website: SharonGilesArt.com

 


 

Sparks Studio Art Classes – Enjoy Life to the Fullest!

Visit SparksStudioArt.com for complete descriptions, prices and photos of each class.

Call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com for class sign up.

SPARKS STUDIO OF CREATIVE ARTS
509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com
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Copperplate Calligraphy – 6 Week Class

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**Check out my spring class schedule**

What does calligraphy do for you? Taking a calligraphy class delivers many benefits in addition to helping you improve your lovely letters. Need some time away? Take a class for yourself! Looking for friends with similar interests? Built in buddies in a calligraphy class. Need some down time? Aaaahhh, the focus and pace of calligraphy can be so very calming. Whatever your reason, I invite you to register for a new class this spring. Sign up here: http://www.carolscalligraphyart.com/book-online
6-wk Classes begin March 19 & 23

Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 PM
3/19 – 4/30
new beginner and repeat beginner, ages 14 – adult

OR

Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
3/23 – 4/27
new beginner and repeat beginner, ages 14 – adult

Register here: http://www.carolscalligraphyart.com/book-online

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Vickie Guthrie Still Life Workshop in Granbury March 18

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Painting a Still Life with Vickie Guthrie

March 18, 2017 10-4 pm $50

Register at 254-396-4290 or vruthg@hotmail.com

 

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March News from the Creative Arts Center

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Register Today for Session 2 Classes!

Classes are available for online registration! Only a couple more weeks till classes begin the week ofMarch 27th.  More info…
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
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Join us at Food Truck Frenzy 
Stop by and see us at Klyde Warren Park’s Food Truck Frenzy event on March 18th (on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn). We’ll be set up from 1 to 4 pmwith family-friendly art activities just in time for spring break!
Save the Date – 2017 Dallas Pottery Invitational
Celebrate 10 years of The Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 21st-23rd, 2017. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays.
On Saturday, April 22nd 11am – 5pm don’t miss an on-site gallery exhibition presented by CAC showcasing eclectic works from current and past students.
Riding the Rails @ Goodrich Gallery
“Riding the Rails” is a showcase of 25 oil pastel portraits celebrating the diversity of people that artist and CAC instructor Merry Fuhrer encounters at various stations in the DART light rail system. The show will be on view through the month of March.
On Creativity...
In February CAC hosted 97 – yes, you heard that right, 97 – K-12 Plano Independent School District art teachers for a professional development “in-service” in which teachers had the choice of attending an all-day hands-on workshop in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing/painting, fiber, jewelry, mosaic, printmaking and even welding!
This week we received a special “thank you” from the visual arts coordinator for the district and organizer of the in-service, Laura Grundle, with more than 30 comments and testimonials from the teacher participants.
When I met with Laura late last year to plan the event, I was impressed with her vision of having the teachers just create art with no agenda. This is exactly how the Dallas Independent School District did in several years ago when they did a three-day in-service at CAC for 80 teachers. Laura’s goal was to give the teachers some tender loving care and the best way to do that for artists is to allow them to create art. I told her that another benefit that they were still to see would be that these artists would create work, learning for themselves and from each other, bringing their creativity back to each school. Since we know firsthand at CAC that artists are the most collaborative and generous people on the planet that thousands of children in PISD will be impacted.
Here are a few of their comments:
“It was a great day to just breathe and create in a studio space.  What an awesome way to recharge and remember that we are artists as well as teachers.”  Ammon Talbot
“I really enjoyed getting to draw and paint alongsi
de my peers.  Seeing the talent in our district and getting valuable feedback reminded me of how important it is to work in a community of creators.”  Linda Aponte
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to get reconnected with my passion for art.  I am ready to take the enthusiasm and passion back to my students!  What a great day for the soul.” Courtney McWhirter
“Thank you so much for hosting us.  Your facility is amazing and your teachers proved themselves not only as amazing artist but as amazing resources.” Scott Herndon
“Best Professional Day!  Nothing better than a calm learning atmosphere with master teachers leading the way.  Patience, humor, time…not using but rather drinking in all we could from
 colleagues and teachers.”  DeEtte Quinn
“Thank you CAC for having us!  It was such a wonderful day getting to switch roles and be the student.”  Renee Miller
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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