Category: Classes / Workshops

VALA Events |Member Meeting April 18th | Bob Ross Workshop | Florescence Show

Hello VALA Members!
Thank you to everyone who participated in the VALA GALA!

Member Meeting Wednesday April 18th
Bob Ross Style Workshop on April 20th
Florescence Closing Reception on May 11th

This month we are having VALA member Stephani Childs teach us Mandala Dot Art! All materials provided!! Join us for our member meeting to catch up on VALA news and enjoy this FREE member activity!

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Art Adventure Abroad to Denmark and Germany with Darla Bostick

Enjoy an Art Adventure Abroad to Denmark and Germany with Darla Bostick

Come with Darla to explore Denmark and Germany this summer (26 June-8 July). Our adventure begins in Copenhagen where we are staying at a  6-bedroom home as we sketch, photograph and paint. We will visit museums, picnic in parks and cruise through the canals of Copenhagen. Learn how to take the memories of a trip home with you in a compact, fun way by gathering sketches and photos during the day then in the evenings we paint in our journals. Darla will teach you how to use your camera as a sketchpad “on the go” and how to journal your adventure.

Time is scheduled to rest, relax and sketch at different points during the day but we don’t  “camp out” and paint in one spot all day! There is too much to see and enjoy! After a week in Copenhagen we will spend the remaining time in Hamburg and Berlin, Germany where there are more memories to encounter! More details in the flyer: Visit Denmark in June_July with Darla

I take a spiral watercolor pad to use as my journal, a package of pitt pen markers—India ink, small brushes, pencil, tiny sprayer, kneaded eraser and I can take 28 watercolors in a tiny vitamin dispenser from the Dollar Tree—the green tray is open on the table with 4 greens.

I take a digital camera and battery charger and I’m ready to go!!

Darla has led other Art Adventure Abroad groups to Spain, Ireland and Portugal. She is a seasoned art teacher and has traveled to 60+ countries. Looking for a great art experience? Check her website for details:
Spouses and non-artists are welcome!
New for 2018! There are 2 Ghost Ranch Workshop/Retreats! Check the website for details–June or October?
My Art Adventures Abroad for 2018 is Copenhagen, Denmark with Hamburg & Berlin, Germany in June/July. Registration already in progress.

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Betty Carr Workshop at Shanley House Gallery | May 21-24

Oil | Watercolor | Acrylic
May 21 – 24, 2018
$395 nonmembers ($375 LGAA members)

National artist Betty Carr, is coming to Granbury for a four-day oil | watercolor | acrylic workshop May 21 – 24, 2018 at the Shanley House Gallery. Betty is the author of instructional book Seeing The Light. Her mission, floral and landscape paintings are filled with vibrant colors and brilliant light.

To reserve your spot, send a $75 deposit made payable to LGAA to Dr. Diana Littlejohn, 4027 Fairway DCBE, Granbury TX 76049.

Contact information:, cell 817-578-1842,
home 817-326-5629.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis | Granbury, TX 76048

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Mother’s Day Paint & Plant Party May 6

Mother’s Day Paint & Plant Party

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Mother’s Day gift? Join local artist, Rachel Milliken, as she guides you through designing and painting your own, unique concrete planter. Wrap up your unique creation for Mom or give her the gift of a fun experience when you sign up together. You’ll start with a planter hand-made by Rachel, add your own creativity, then top it off with soil, colorful gravel, and a succulent plant.

Sunday May 6, 2018 (the Sunday before Mother’s Day), 1-3 pm
$45 per person or $80 for two people
Children age 7 and older are welcome with mom
Registration is limited to 30 people
Sign up at

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The Artist’s Way Workshops

Workshop Saturday, April 21st $35
In this introductory workshop based on Julia Cameron’s groundbreaking book The Artist’s Way, we will explore tools to help unblock your creative energy and overcome limiting beliefs.
Open to anyone who wants to nurture and unleash their creativity!
Location: 714 W. Magnolia in Fort Worth

12-WEEK COURSE on Sundays

May 6 – July 22

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Making of Festivity Masks – THIS Saturday 4/14 plus FREE Art Talk with Felipe Huerta

Workshop: Making of Festivity Masks

  • Date: April 14, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm
  • Price: $45
  • Event Type: Arts & Crafts Workshop

Let your creativity unleash at Mercado369’s “Making of” Workshop series, where internationally renowned artisan Felipe Horta will guide you through painting a wood mask to its own character! See your work resemble the vivid, symbolic masks worn in the “pastorela” Nativity festivals in Michoacan, Mexico, and collected around the world. Felipe’s iconic masks extend traditions of Mestizo populations. In addition to his expert instruction and shared paint and brushes, the $45 fee/person includes a wood carved mask awaiting your personalization! Buy your tickets now—seats are limited!

FREE Art Talk with Felipe Huerta

  • Date: April 14, 2018
  • Time: 11:00am
  • Price: FREE
  • Event Type: Arts & Crafts Presentation


369 W. Jefferson Blvd., Oak Cliff, TX 75208

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Escape to France Painting Retreat!

Join award winning artist, Chris Brandley, for 10 glorious days of painting, exploring, and immersing yourself into the beautiful French Countryside of the Dordogne Valley. Chris will show you how to use artistic license to paint from the heart by infusing clean, bold color, loose brush strokes and beautiful lighting into your paintings. She will demo in oils, but this retreat is open to those who work in oils as well as acrylics. Chris has over 28 years of experience in both media. This experience is open for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced!
July 4-14, 2018
*Seats filling quickly, don’t delay! Learn more here.

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Free Basic Classes on Recycled Bottle Flowers (Irving)

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. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.

Registration is now open for the Spring 2018 classes

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

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

Contact: OR Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at


Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Learn how to create flowers from water bottles with Leticia Garcia

  • May 3, 10 & 17 Recycled Bottle Flowers Instructor Letiticia Garcia

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April 21st Copic Cherry Blossoms Class with Laura Griffin in Irving

Registration is now open for the April 21st Copic Club class (to be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Jaycee Arts Center, 1975 Puritan in Irving, TX). Sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

I absolutely love this time of year when the trees begin to burst into flowers and the world turns green again.  To celebrate the arrival of Spring, we’ll be coloring these these Blossoming Cherries in our next class and will create the below card:

The finished project will have a gorgeous dimensional look.

You’ll learn:
  • My favorite method for coloring cherry blossoms
  • My secret for creating beautiful, multi-dimensional cards
  • A fun background technique you can use on any Copic project
  • And more!

Ready to sign up and join in the fun?  Email  Available spots are on a first come, first serve basis and I anticipate this class will fill fast.

The April Copic Club class fee is $25.  Suggested marker colors will be sent once payment is received.

For more information about Laura’s copic classes see  Her classes are usually held on the 3rd Saturday of the month. 2018 schedule:

May 19
June 23 (Club in morning, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)
July 21
August 18 (Club in morning, garage sale in afternoon)
September 15 (Club in morning, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)
October 20
November 17
December 15 (Club in morning, Copic 101 1-3:30 p.m.)

Happy coloring,
Laura Griffin
DFW Copic Club Instructor
214-417-6776 (cell)


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Hot Wax Cool Art Workshop April 14 with Junanne Peck – update Cancelled

Hot Wax Cool Art

Introduction to Encaustics and Encaustic Monotypes

Saturday April14, 2018 10-4pm with lunch break

Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Dr., Irving, TX75061

Fee: $80.00  + $10.00 supply fee

Limited to 6 participants

Call: 214-336-8526 email:  to register

This introductory workshop in encaustic painting will teach participants to paint in the ancient, non-toxic medium of beeswax-based paint. Each workshop features basic core information, including the history of encaustic, health and safety, and the fundamentals techniques of painting and fusing. The workshop will cover the following painting techniques: how to create depth and transparency, texture or smooth surfaces, transfer of drawings, stencils, and collage.

Also included will be the introduction to creating monotypes with the Paula Rolands Hot Box.

We will work with encaustics and printmaking and often in combination.

Workshop Provides :

Paint, medium, wax, brushes

The use of all equipment including: Tools, hot palettes, heat guns

Printed technical data sheets

Some Paper for monotypes

Hot Box

Participants provide:

Paper Towels (one roll)


Personal Items for inclusion

Ampersand boards or a hard surface (plywood) Sizes 12”x12” or smaller

Extra plywood 12” x 12” and paper can be purchased at the workshop

Questions: email  or cell: 214-336-8526

Junanne Peck is an interdisciplinary artist, with printmaking as her primary art form.  Peck is a Demo Artist for Akua Ink.  She is a seasoned educator and Teaching Artist in the DFW area.  Junanne is a TXO Artist (Texas Original Artist) selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts. Peck is a member of Women Printmakers of Austin and North Texas Printmakers Guild.  Her works are featured in solo and invitational exhibits.  Visit Junanne at

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Paint the Town – Free Workshops on April 7


Double Feature

Saturday, April 7, 2018


10:15a @ Lochwood Library, 11221 Lochwood Blvd. Dallas 75218

2:00p @ Deaf Action Center, 3110 Cedar Plaza Lane, Dallas 75235

Double the joy of painting these Dallas icons with professional artist, VET.  “Dallas Trinity River” at 10:15a and “Pegasus Pride” at 2:00p.  These are the third and fourth workshops in a series of ten (10) free workshops to be held city wide. You will receive all the supplies you need, along with step-by-step instructions. Create a “ready to hang” piece of artwork. No previous skill required.  This is a FUN and FREE workshop, but you must pre-register a slot to attend.  Contact the host sites to pre-register and for details. Your may also pre-register on-line. Limited space available.Come with us and Paint the Town!

To pre-register for these and other scheduled workshops visit

Cultural artists for this event are sponsored by the Cultural Vitality Program (CVP), a program of the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs.”


or contact, 469-300-1550.

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April 2018 | At the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

April 2018 | At the Center + In the Community


From Nine to Ninety: A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock
On view April 2 through June 17, Creative Arts Center of Dallas presents an exhibition of 19 contemporary sculptures from sculptor Rob Pollock, a long-time student at CAC, who studied under the school’s founder Octavio Medellin.
The exhibition will be presented in collaboration with the Moody Performance Hall in celebration of Dallas Arts Month. There will be a special artist reception on Sunday, June 3 from 3pm to 5pm in honor of the 90-year-old sculptor.
Summer Registration at CAC
Get creative this summer at CAC…registration opens April 6th. Session 3 & 4 are 6 week courses designed to leave time for vacations. Don’t miss out!
Join us at Klyde Warren Park
Stop by Klyde Warren Park on Sunday, April 8th for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2-4pm.
We’ll have plenty of family-friendly art activities for everyone to enjoy.
April Workshops at CAC
If you don’t have time to take a multiple session based class, how about looking into signing up for a workshop?

This month we’re offering Mastering Etsy

(beginner or advanced), which will feature Austin-based artist, April Ferrante, giving tips on how to navigate Etsy and set up shop on the site, among many other things depending on the level of the class you take.

In addition to this, visiting instructor Paula Miller will be at CAC offering Courage in Creativity, a painting workshop that will teach students  to harness anxiety that comes with any creative effort in order to fuel inspiration in a judgment free space. You can find these workshops and many others on our website. Sign up today!

Save the Date – 2018 Dallas Pottery Invitational

Celebrate 11 years of The Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 13th-15th, 2018. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays.

On Saturday, April 14th 11am – 5pm don’t miss an on-site gallery exhibition presented by the CAC Ceramics department showcasing eclectic works from current and past students.
Lake-a-Palooza! Music Festival
Make your way to Bath House Cultural Center on the shores of White Rock Lake for a FREE! day of live music, fun, food & beverages, and kid stuff with art activities provided by CAC!
Saturday, April 28th 1-8pm
On Creativity…
When Mayor Mike Rawlings came to tour CAC several years ago he dubbed CAC, “a place for the citizen artist”.  We can’t think of anyone more deserving of this title, citizen artist, than Rob Pollock, a long-time CAC student, who will be honored in the exhibition From Nine to Ninety:  A Retrospective of the Sculpture of Robert Pollock on view April 2 through June 17 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Dallas Arts District.
Although Pollock is not keen on describing himself as an artist, the nonagenarian has been creating art since he was nine years old!  His artistic journey began in Dallas, Texas where as a young boy he worked in copper and pewter, learning to cut, shape with a hammer and soldering pieces, such as ash trays and matchbox covers.  Whether it’s printmaking, clay sculpture, jewelry making, wood or stone carving, Pollock is like many students at CAC – a lifelong learner who continuously explores the creative process across different mediums.
In addition to studying under CAC’s founder, Octavio Medellin, Rob spent several decades studying stone sculpture under artists Jewel Cline, David Hickman and Art Wells. It was at CAC that he hand-carved his first piece of Italian marble – a piece he obtained from a pile of marble remnants by a local landscape architect.  In addition to sculpting at CAC, he spent a month each summer in Pietrasanta, Italy, for the next 20 years.
David Hickman, who also studied under Medellin and taught at CAC for several years, says that Pollock was tremendously influenced by Medellin’s focus on primitive modernism.  “Most of Rob’s stone sculpture is done in white Carrara marble and comes from the same quarries near Pietrasanta where Michelangelo obtained his marble,” says Hickman.  “Rob does not just carve the marble, he honors it by leaving small sections either untouched or carved so that natural stone contrasts with the polished portions in an organic way like an ammonite fossil.”
Sculptures from the 19-piece collection will be for sale once the exhibition ends (four pieces have already sold through word of mouth alone raising significant funds for CAC!).  Launching in celebration of Dallas Arts Month, our partnership with the Moody Performance Hall and the Office of Cultural Affairs showcases this collection and will bring a much wider audience to view Rob’s work. There will be a public artist reception honoring this life-long learner on Sunday, June 3 from 3 to 5pm.  Symbiotically, the Performance Hall features a permanent installation of Medellin’s work.
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Hamsa Hand class April 14

THE HAMSA HAND class with Megan Wilhite (April 14th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) at Goldmark Cultural Center: Artspace & Studios
The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It is said to bring its owner happiness, luck, health and good fortune. In this class we will learn how to paint this ancient symbol on an approximately 2-inch round stone and have the opportunity to decorate and jewel your stone before it is finished with a Mod Podge solution to secure the jewels.
All supplies are included.

More information and registration available here:

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ATC (Artist Trading Cards) / Collage class April 14

ATC (Artist Trading Cards) / Collage class with Brandi Cooper (April 14th, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm) at Goldmark Cultural Center: Artspace & Studios
Create fun, small pieces of art (2.5” x 3.5”) that can be traded, collected, or given as gifts. We will work on multiple pieces at a time, learning some easy, creative, collage techniques.

No talent required! Really! You will complete 5 or more art pieces to take home or trade.
All supplies are included.

more information and registration available here:

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Gelli Art Paper Printing class April 14

GELLI ART PAPER PRINTING with Brandi Cooper APRIL14 – Discover how easy it is to make painted papers with the Gelli Arts Plate and acrylic paints. These can be used for collage, card making, as wrapping paper, and much more. You may even want to frame them. We will be using marking tools such as stencils, masks, stamps, combs, old credit cards, bubble wrap and more.You will complete 20 or more colorful pieces to take home.
Warning: This art technique is extremely addictive
Sign up quick, I only have 7 available spots (if you have your own Gelli Plate, please let me know)
All supplies are included.

Register and find more information here:

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Spirit Avatar class April 7

SPIRIT AVATAR  class with Valery Guignon (April 7th. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) at Goldmark Cultural Center: Artspace & Studios
Working with assorted materials, we craft an armature from wire, flesh it out with batting and let it tell us what it needs to finish expressing part of our very own spirit self. Hot glue makes the assemblage swift.
Everyone leaves with a new glimpse of their own spirit.
All supplies are included.

more information and registration available here:

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Abstract Mask class April 7

ABSTRACT MASK  with Brandi Cooper (April 7th. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm) at Goldmark Cultural Center: Artspace & Studios
We will use cardboard to create colorful abstract masks in the style of Kimmy Cantrell.
All supplies are included, but you might want to bring a notebook.

More information and registration available here:

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Dot Mandala class April 7

DOT MANDALA  class with Brandi Cooper (April 7th. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm) at the Goldmark Cultural Center: Artspace & Studios
Mandala in Sanskrit means a Circle. Dot painting originates from Aborigines in Australia. This technique of placing dots repeatedly, moving outward, is used to create the mandala. We will combine these two distinct art forms to construct the mandala on a 6×6 canvas board, which can be framed. The finished art piece looks complicated, but you will find how extremely easy it is.
All supplies are included, but you might want to bring a notebook.

Register and find more information here:

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DFW Fiber Fest April 5 – 8

April 5-8, 2018
Irving Convention Center, Irving, TX

Register for Classes

Registration is only required if you want to take a class.  Registration is not required for General Admission attendees.  Just come to the Irving Convention Center any day the Vendor Hall is open — Friday, Saturday and Sunday — and pay at the door!

Vendor Hall Open to the Public — Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Expanded Vendor Hall
Grand Opening of the Fiberatory
Our First Featured Weaving Instructor
Free Beginner Knit and Crochet Classes
Our New Partnership with the
The Knitting Guild Associations’s
Master Knitters Program
The Crochet Guild of America’s
Master Crocheter Program

Featuring our Friday Night Event Speaker

Franklin Habit


Follow Your Bunny: The Creative Life from A to Q

Franklin will be joining our incredible roster of teachers for classes in
Knitting ~ Crochet ~ Spinning ~ Weaving ~ and More!

Denise Bell Stephanie Pearl-McPhee
Henry & Roy Clemes Lesley Robinson
Galina A. Khmeleva Mary Beth Temple
Jenny King Stacey Trock
Jillian Moreno Myra Wood
John Mullarkey

And our wonderful Local and Regional Teachers

About 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” section in the menu.)

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“From The Beginning” Oil Painting with Deborah Allison

This class will be about the materials an oil painter uses, proper terms and how to paint in a still life setting.

April 26, May 3, 10, 24, 31

Time: 2PM-5PM


Where: Holder Dane Gallery & Art Studios (701 S Main St, Suite 100, Grapevine, TX 76051)

How: contact Pat at or 817-488-6822 to register.

Learn the Materials
• Brushes: synthetic, bristle, flat, round, filbert etc. and when to use them
• Oil paints: different grades – student, artist, professional, which colors dry slow or fast etc.
• Painting surfaces
• Mediums: solvents, glazing, oils etc.
• Easels & light sources
• Paints, brushes, canvas, easels, solvent, palette – will be supplied for the first session (on-going classes)

Painting Instructioneverything is supplied for first sessions
• Positioning to paint, light sources etc.
• Tone, drawing with brush, cutting in, fat over lean etc.
• How and when to use mediums: glaze, solvents, etc.
• Techniques will be introduced, demonstrated, practiced, revisited
• One-hour demonstration followed by two hours of student painting
This is a class that will teach everything from the proper materials, tools, equipment, how to look at your subjects, lighting, painting terms i.e.) values, form shadows, cast shadows …there is so much that Deborah will impart to a student at any level. To have the chance to learn about oil painting from such an experienced professional is a rare opportunity and we are pleased to offer her classes.

The Instructor
Deborah Allison has more than 20 years’ experience teaching, tutoring and coaching adult artists from beginning to professional levels. Mediums taught have included oil, watercolor, pastel and acrylic painting as well as graphite drawing. Skills taught include drawing and painting from life and photographs, using observation rather than formulas. Instruction in landscape, portraiture and still life subject matter with realistic representation stressed. Deborah studied in France with Parisian artist Alexandra Georgeon-Colin for seven years, acquiring detailed studio instruction while working from life. Workshops with Timothy Wells focused on landscape plein-air painting in watercolor. Deborah was chosen to succeed Wells as teacher for the plein-air workshops in England, France and Italy. She started her studies of portraiture and figurative work with master artist, Anthony Ryder in 2007 and continued an intensive study at the Ryder Studio in Santa Fe. Throughout her career, Deborah has focused on drawing and painting in a  classical representational style, working from life, sprinkled with forays into semi-abstraction from time to time.

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Adults: Layers of Learning at Oil & Cotton art workshops

Register at

Our mailing address is:
817 W. Davis St, #110
Dallas, TX 75208

Store Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm


March 24 Intro to Printmaking
April 8 Intro to Sashiko Brunch
April 8 + 15 Lost Wax Cast Bronze Jewelry
April 13 Intro to Calligraphy
April 14 Landscape: Reality, Memory, Imagination
April 22 16mm Film Experimental Emulsions: Cyanotype
April 28 Frame Loom Weaving
Apr 29 Paper Lithography Collage
May 5 Interior Painting: Color, Light, Space
May 12 Spiderweb Looms
May 11 The Art of Sign Making
May 18 Relief Printmaking
May 19 Botanical Inks + Handmade Books
May 20 Leatherworking
May 24 Intro to Glass: Three Nesting Plates Class
June 2 Marking + Stitch
Jun 4-25 Plate and Paper Lithography
Jun 8 Calligraphy: Pen & Ink
June 9 Drawing: Still Life
June 10 Marbling Paper
June 16 Twined Basket
June 21 Memory Jugs
Jun 23 Portrait Watercolor
July 8-29 DIY Screen Printing
July 14 Interior Painting: Color, Light, Space
July 20 Hand Lettering
July 21 Water-Based Media: Abstract Atmospheres
July 28 Monster Lab for Adults and Teens
July 29 Macrame Lace Plant Hanger
Aug 4 Landscape: Reality, Memory, Imagination
Aug 5 Photo Xerox Lithography
Aug 25 Portrait Watercolor
Aug 26 Leatherworking

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Elm Street Studio: Spring Classes | Workshops | CAMPS

CLASSES:   (See below for workshops and camps)

Children and Youth:
Basic Drawing
Drawing Fundamentals
Digital Painting
3D Animation
Teen Drawing

Oil Painting
Digital Krita
3D Animation

Get CLASS details here!

C A M P S:


Dinosaurs and Dragons Drawing Camp – June 4 – 7

Graphite Pencil Drawing Camp – June 4 – 7

Horses Drawing Camp – June 11 – 14

Cartooning Camp – June 11 – 14

Star Wars Drawing Camp – June 18 – 21

Texas Ranch Drawing Camp – June 25 – 28

Acrylic / Watercolor Painting Camp – June 25 – 28


Kids Digital Photography Workshop – July 2 – 3

Digital Arts Camp – July 9 – 12

Claymation Camp – July 16 – 19

Big Cats – July 23 – 26

Graphite Pencil Drawing Camp – July 23 – 26


Oceans Drawing Camp – Jul 30 to Aug 2

African Safari Drawing Camp – Jul 30 to Aug 2

Please visit our site for more details!

Elm Street Studio

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“The Ball” – Architectural Watercolor Night April 5

Try something different next Thursday night!

Grab a friend, your favorite drink, & learn watercolor basics! 🍷🎨

In a casual, fun environment, architectural watercolorist Tauma Wiggins is teaching how to watercolor Dallas’ Reunion Tower, or “The Ball.” 👩🏼‍🎨🎨🌇

It’s a relaxing and fun Thursday hang-out night, date-night, or just try- something new-night.

Beginners welcome! Class clowns or introverts all fit in. :-)

All watercolor supplies provided. BYOB.🎨🍺🥛🥤😎👍🏽


Thurs. April 5, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM


Current Artist Workshop
111 North 9th Street
Garland, TX 75040






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Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Scott Williams & Niki Gulley

New England Fall Foliage Art Trek

Final Signup Deadline 4/28/18

October 9 – 14 / 2018

Photography / Plein-Air Painting Workshop
Taught by ~ Scott Williams & Niki Gulley ~

“Road Less Taken”

After people saw the images and paintings from last year’s fall adventure to New England, they told us that we had to teach a workshop there, so here you go! This trip is designed to make the most of the autumn hues at the peak of the season. This explosion of luminosity is the Super Bowl for leaf peepers from around the world. During those fews weeks there is an astonishing kaleidoscope of colors, set against the backdrop of mountains and valleys, topped off with the smell of apple cider in the crisp fall air.

Your spectacular journey starts in the quintessential New England town of Woodstock, set amid Vermont’s Green Mountains. This picture-book village was voted the prettiest small town in America and is a perfect place to experience some of the best that Vermont has to offer. This quaint sleepy town has an over abundance of rustic charm, from its tree lined streets and white picket fences, right down to the stream running through the center of town complete with its own covered bridge.

“What Dreams are Made Of”

While there our travels will take us to some of the most popular locations in the area, starting with the Sleepy Hollow Farm. This is probably one of the most photographed spots in the north east and is one of my favorite photos from our trip, pictured on the left side of this page. This is one of those scenes destined to become the home screen on your phone or the screen saver on your computer and just being there is guaranteed to make all of your friends jealous!

As if that weren’t the ideal fall destination, we are giving it a run for its money by stopping off at the equally attractive Jenne Farm. With its bright red barns nestled down in the vibrant green hills and set off against the match stick tinted trees standing like sentinels single file along a winding dirt road, it makes this spot an absolute artist’s paradise.


Not to be outdone on our quest for the ideal fall spectacle, is the perfectly situated gristmill and this one ticks all of the boxes. Blazing red building (Check), obligatory waterfall over a meandering stream (Check), complete with a waterwheel (Check) and a split rail fence thrown in for good measure (check and double check)! This one pretty much does everything for you, all that you have to do is show up.

Of course if that isn’t enough, we have one more pastoral setting to check out. From a vantage point that looks out over yet another valley of stunning foliage, stands an iconic white church and steeple adjacent to a bucolic farm.

“Down on the Farm”

The next stop on our fall pilgrimage brings us to a fabulous covered bridge spanning a stream with a small water fall, what a location! This makes for a great stopping off place as we move onto our next home base in the equally idyllic town of Stowe. From their famous church to the unmatched beauty of Smuggler’s Notch.

“Red Tree”

Finally, just to make sure that you get a well rounded New England adventure, we are going to go to a working farm to sample cheeses and yes, maple syrup. There could also be additional cheese tastings,  along with some apple cider tasting and of course, plenty of local cuisine. Add this together and you get a fall experience that will resonate for years to come!

“Traversing the Stream”

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 different morning and afternoon locations, with plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.

“Stowe Valley”

Scott will take the photographers on daily walking tours where you will have the opportunity to experience Vermont through your lens as Scott guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision.

As with the painters, there will be daily destinations with time allowances for exploring on your own. There will also be valuable critique sessions throughout the workshop as time allows. This will give everyone an opportunity to discuss the day’s events, compare notes, ask questions and get a chance to know each other. It also presents a unique option to get views and perspectives from both painters and photographers.

“Around the Bend”

So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Vermont with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style. 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:

  •  Hotel for 5 nights in picturesque B&B’s w/ homemade breakfast included. 3 nights in Woodstock and 2 nights in Stowe (Double occupancy)    (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee)
  •  Side trips along the way for cheese and maple syrup tasting
  • All transportation in Vermont included, there will also be one shuttle run from the Burlington airport if needed.
  •  Instruction, guidance, experience and fun.

Your cost for all  of this is $2,350 and to reserve a spot, simply copy and send a completed application (forms will be provided upon email request ) along with your deposit of $750 per person. There is also a final cut off date of 4/28/18.

For more details and pricing information, visit 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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The Art of Creating Vibrant Whites in Oils May 4 & 5 with Chris Brandley

In this fun, 2 day workshop, the focus will be on using methods to keep your whites vibrant and full of life, and how to prevent them from looking cold and chalky.  Emphasis will also be placed on color mixing, loose brushwork, and composition. Painting will be done in the “Alla Prima” style, or “wet into wet”, which results in a fresh, spontaneous look. For more information, please visit Chris Brandley Workshops.

Price: $250.00

Location: Elm Street Studio
Phone Number: 8174559087
139 Elm Street
Keller, Texas 76248
Country: United States

Submitted by Chris Brandley. Email:

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IAA’s Art in the Park brings plein air paint-outs to Irving

Looking for fresh inspiration for your art? Join our informal painting and sketching sessions held once a month in Irving. Follow in the footsteps of the French impressionists!

Locations and dates: (All outings are weather permitting )

Saturdays 10am-2pm

  • March 31, Heritage Park, 217 S. Main St. Irving, old train park, downtown Irving
  • April 21, Fritz park, 312 E. Vilbig Irving, TX 75060
  • May 19, Williams Square Plaza, Las Colinas (home of the Mustangs Sculpture)

There are currently 43 parks with over 2,000 acres of land maintained by the City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department. For more information about Irving parks see

For more about the Irving Art Association, see

Coordinator: Michele Quarton 484-744-2473

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Janet R Thompson Pastel Workshop at 404 Ranch April 8-13

Pastel Workshop with Janet R Thompson PSA
Texas style at the  *404 Ranch*
April 8 – 13, 2018

  • Experience Jan’s creative & artistic abilities along with the southern hospitality on a working ranch.

  • Lodging provided in Ranch/Bunkhouse

  • Sunday, April 8, arrival between 2:00 pm & 6:00 pm

  • Classes begin Monday morning 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Classes end on Friday at 4:00 pm. After critiques, Dinner Celebration.

  • Fee: $800 Includes 5 days of workshop Food & Lodging for 6 to 7 nights

  • Meals provided except for one evening out at a near Location.

  • This workshop is limited to 15 and there are only a few spots remaining. Don’t delay in reserving your place.

  • $400 deposit – ASAP or no later than February 25, 2018 to Jackie Railsback(Ranch Owner/Host), 2520 Norwood Dr., Hurst, TX 76054:, 817-657-8691 Deposits are Non refundable after March 18, 2018.

The *404 Ranch* is located About 65 miles west of downtown Ft Worth, about 95 miles west of Dallas and 21 Miles north of Stephenville on Hwy 281.  You will be provided a map & GPS to the gate of the property.

Check out Jan’s web site at: If you have questions for her; Call 719-253-2991, or email to

“Jan Thompson’s workshops are what got me back into art after nearly 30 years.  After spending a couple of summers in Creede, Colorado I signed up for one of her pastel workshops not having any expectations of producing any great art but just to have fun doing art.  Never having done pastels I was surprised at how much I not only learned but how much fun I had doing it.  I was immediately drawn into the world of art again.  But the best thing I think is that she is passionate about her craft, if you want to learn about pastels this is the person to learn from. I actually have my own art studio now because of that first workshop I decided to take from Janet R. Thompson”.  Review by Jennifer Hammer, Texas

“Three delicious meals are enjoyed daily and end of the day sunsets are superb.  I learned and enjoyed the ranch experience.  Don’t miss it !!! ” Review by Jean Lewis, Oklahoma “This is more like a retreat; painting, fellowship, eating and having a great time with a wonderful artist.”  Review by Jackie Railsback, Texas.

At sixteen Jan discovered the pure soft pigment sticks called pastel and has spent the last fifty-five years creating artwork in her own vibrant, colorful style.

“404 Ranch”

The ranch house was just recently remodeled inside and out and a 30’x30′ attached studio added which is where the workshop will be conducted.

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Anna Rose Bain Workshop April 6 – 8

3-Day Workshop with Anna Rose Bain
“Alla Prima Portraits and Figures in Oil”

With a Portrait Demo the Evening Before

Workshop Dates: Friday, April 6th, Saturday, April 7th, and Sunday, April 8th
from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day (1 hr lunch from 12-1)

Cost: $450 (includes model fee)    Flyer: April2018DallasWorkshopFlyer (2)-1

We will be working from live models all three days. The first day will be focused on portraiture, and days 2 and 3 will be painting the figure. Some background in drawing is a must if you plan to take this class! Anna will demo each morning from the live model, and workshop attendees will have the opportunity to paint from the same model during the afternoon (we will have different models each day). As always, Anna will carefully
explain her thought process as she paints, and will give articulate, individualized instruction based on where you are in your artistic journey.

Demo info: Thursday evening, April 5th
(time TBA)   Cost: $25

The demo is a separate event from the workshop and anyone attending must RSVP to Carol
Devereaux at, and pay the demo fee.

Workshop & Demo Location:
Studio D–northwest corner of Spring Creek Valley
Shopping Center, corner of Beltline and Coit in Richardson. 7989 Beltline Road.

To reserve your place in the workshop, please email Anna to let her know you
are attending at Then, send a check for the full amount
to: Anna Rose Bain, 9596 West 89th Place Westminster, CO 80021, or pay via
Paypal to: Please include your phone number and
mailing address. Once you are registered, you will receive a materials list and
regular email updates leading up to the event. No cancellations two weeks prior to
the workshop start date.

For more about the instructor, see her website:

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A Lil’ More Paint Presents “Afromagic” Paint Party March 24


Join A Lil’ More Paint as we present “Afromagic” paint party. This will be a fun filled event. No experience is necessary. All supplies are included. Enjoy an evening of fun and tap into your creative side! Your art instructor for the evening will guide you step-by-step on how to paint your very own keepsake masterpiece.

March 24th, 2018

7:30 pm

Buzzbrews Kitchen

102, 5815 Live Oak St, Dallas, TX 75214


Please note…This is NOT a byob event. Food and beverages can be purchased from BuzzBrews Lakewood’s delicious menu.


What is the refund policy?


What is included in the ticket price?

Your 16×20 keepsake canvas


RSVP at Eventbrite:

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Workshops at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center: Photography and Figure Drawing/Painting

Figure Drawing/Painting Sessions have Started Back at the Arts Center! Every Tuesday night, 5:30pm to 8:30pm Artist fee is $15/session. Artists can either paint or draw from our selection of clothed and nude models in the north upstairs studio at the Fort Worth Arts Center. Easels are provided for those drawing, however if painting, please bring your own french easel or prochade box. We have a great schedule of excellent models so we hope you can join us tin keeping the long traditional of painting from life at the Arts Center alive!  Free parking in the back parking lot is available for those attending. Individual or multiple tickets can be purchase at the Arts Center business office. For more information, please contact E. Melinda Morrison at 303-881-1122.

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Francys Flanagan Oil Workshops June 2 & 9 in Irving



Saturday, June 2 & 9, 2018

$75/day or $150 for both days
(20% discount for IAA members – $60/day or $120 for both days)
Note: $25/day is the nonrefundable deposit portion

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

REGISTER NOW – Pay with PayPal or a check.

Questions? Contact Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at

Francys’ paintings have a unique style, elegance, and technique. She blends realism with impressionism, uses bright colors, and creates soft edges. Her glazing technique was first developed by the old masters. She is a well-known demonstrator and workshop instructor in the North Texas area.

Artist’s Statement

 “Words, strung like pearls on a page paint a picture. Music tells the soul a story. Colours and shapes on a canvas make the heart sing. Three doors into a magical and lovely place that God’s gift, imagination, allows us to enter. As a child I strolled at will through these doors and lived in that place. As I “grew up”, I never left it. 

In 1977 God gave me another gift in the person of artist Dick Turner. Dick gave a fortunate few the tools needed in order to use paint and canvas to take others into that world of beauty and peace. A world that might catch at your imagination and cause you to ask, “What if…..”

From the time I was a small girl I knew I would be an artist.  I just didn’t know what kind.  I read book after book about painters, musicians, dancers, and writers.  Then in 1977, through the chance meeting with artist Dick Turner, I knew that I too would be a painter.

I immersed myself, soul and body, in that pursuit.  I studied with Dick from 1977 until 1982, taking 5 and 6 classes a week at his private art school in Houston.  I have also received instruction from William Reese, William Henry Earle, Carolyn Anderson, Greg Kreutz, Roberta Carter Clark, Ray Vinella, Jean Chambers, Scott Burdick and Daniel Greene.

I also teach in my home studio and am available for club demonstrations in the Dallas metroplex area.

For more about Francys, see her website

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Made It Con March 15 -17 in Fort Worth

For the registration and th eschedule of classes and workshops, click here:

The Riley Center

1701 W Boyce Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76115

We have so many varied art and craft classes for you to attend and our exciting fast paced Make It Go Round where you will make 10 with talented and fun teachers in one evening. It is like crafting bunco, if you are familiar with bunco.  You will take home 10 amazing crafts and meet new people and craft the night away!


WORKSHOPS:  We have several workshops planned for you as well as classes.  These workshops are conducted by our talented teachers and focus on lots of different topics.  Workshops are less hands-on than classes but we are able to keep the prices lower so you can take priceless knowledge back to your craft room.  To purchase workshops click here.

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Tina Bohlman Design & Composition Workshop April 5 – 7


3-day “Design & Composition” Workshop

Thursday, April 5 – Saturday, April 7, 2018

$225 for 3 days – $75 deposit required (nonrefundable) Pay by check or PayPal.


Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Workshop chair: Jane Kahler

Students should be knowledgeable in their medium, have had some previous painting experience and be familiar with setting up and using their equipment.  Demonstrations will be in watercolor and oil, but painters may work in any medium.

This is not a “how to paint” workshop; it is assumed you already know how to mix and apply paint!  We will instead address challenges painters encounter with emphasis on:

  • Subject Matter Selection (do you relate? is it within your skill set?)
  • Composition (organization of elements)
  • Design (Every mark matters!)
  • Simplification (editing out detail)
  • Massing (seeing elements as a “whole”)

Workshop offers daily lecture & demo with plenty of opportunity for notes, questions, individual easel-side assistance.


A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  Mostly a self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil medium to capture “the moment” in her plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.

She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, and  Plein Air Easton, Easton, Maryland.

Over the past 40 years, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field and has earned more than 60 awards, including a dozen First Place and four Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 38 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.

Memberships: Master Signature-Outdoor Painters Society; Signature-Women Artists of the West; Master Signature-Artists Of Texas; Signature-Contemporary Fine Art International;  Signature-International Plein Air Painters;  Associate With Distinction-American Women Artists;  Associate, Southwest Watercolor Society;  Associate-American Watercolor Society, Associate, Oil Painters of America, Associate-American Impressionist Society.

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Sparks Studio Art Classes for March

Sign up for a workshop…  Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 or email to reserve a seat in any class
our mailing address
Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012
Workshops and classes at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques. The common thread in all  of our classes is having fun with like-minded friends while learning!  We work hard, we play hard, we create!
Colorful silicone pours

Swirls, Cells, Layers & More
FABULOUS  CLASS – New Techniques for Pouring, Shaping and Texture Cells
Thursday March 15 – 9:30 to 3:00

Create fabulous and colorful works of art with texture, movement and abstract design.  We’ll use colors of acrylic paint, flow medium, silicone, and PVA to master the art of pouring.
Suzanne is a versatile artist, author and teacher. She has received numerous awards for her paintings (watercolor, collage and acrylics). She was chosen ‘Designer of the Year’ and received ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’ from CHA.
    Cost:  $55  –  includes Flow medium, silicone, PVA, mixing cups, stirrers, plastic gloves
Supplies needed:  four stretched canvas (good sizes are 6×6”, 6×12”, 10×10” &12×24”), 3 plastic trash bags, 2 aluminum baking pans that will hold your canvas sizes, eight colors of acrylic paint (small bottles are OK), old 1” brush.
Advanced Leather sketch-journals WORKSHOP

              for Artists, Writers, Collectors and Special People
NEW techniques for interesting pages and binding options
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

Thursday March 29 – 9:30 to 3:30
Learn NEW techniques – with additional types of stitched binding options like twists, beads, stitches, etc.  You will learn NEW ways to prepare papers, stitch each signature into the exposed binding, and make an interesting closure.  We will cut or tear the paper in class.  The finished sketchbook or journal will be 8” by 8”  and will contain 72-96 pages.
       Cost $55   – includes a Book ‘kit’  with Leather cover (your choice of colors), needle, professional thread, handmade marbled end papers, and closure.
Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the journal   … for a watercolor journal, you will need 4 sheets of 140lb WC paper (Fabriano or Fluid work best) – (or paper is available in the studio – 4 sheets for $16).  Full sheets (22 x 30″) work best as there will be no waste  … for a sketch or writing  journal, you might choose to use other suitable papers  … for a fun mixed use journal, use a mixture of papers – these could be mixed media paper, toned or colored papers, tracing paper, etc.  (papers should be at least 7 1/2″ x 15″ long).
Additional helpful supplies:  If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.
Note:  Additional ‘Book Kits’ available $30 – includes leather cover, handmade flysheet, professional thread, needle, instructions, templates
RUST & patina on canvas

Layers, Textures, Copper & Iron Finishes
TERRIFIC  CLASS – Reactive Techniques with Copper and Iron
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

date to be announced – – 9:30 to 3:00
Create amazing wall decor with your favorite images – horses, people, hearts, birds, fish, geometrics, etc.  We’ll use Reactive paint solutions to alter canvas surfaces into genuine Iron rusted to a burnt orange, and genuine bluish-green Copper patina.  Learn to work with canvas, paper, and metals to create amazing art!
Suzanne is a versatile artist, author and teacher. She has received numerous awards for her paintings (watercolor, collage and acrylics). She was chosen ‘Designer of the Year’ and received ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’ from CHA.
Cost:  $55   –  Paints and accessories are included
Supplies needed:  two 12×12”, one 6×6” stretched canvas.
intro to soldering

Popular Soldering Class – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
date to be announced –  – 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All materials and use of tools is supplied. All you need to bring is your imagination.
  Cost   $85 – All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.
More fun with enameling

Add new techniques to your enameling talent
with Rick Allen & Laura Conway –
date to be announced – – 9:00am – 12:00

Add some color to your life then we have just the class for you.  You will use powdered glass enamel to make pictures you will be proud to wear.  This class will include Sgraffito through sifted enamel.  Sgraffito is an Italian word that describes the techniques of scratching through a layer of something to expose what is beneath it. Then you will learn the process of wet packing transparent enamel to add color to your sgraffito piece.  Come join us for a colorful morning.
           Cost – $75.00  –  All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.
Introduction to Electro-Etching

NEW CLASS… for Amazing Designs
with Rick Allen,  & Laura Conway –
date to be announced – – 9:00am to 12:00

This class will teach you how to etch copper using a common household battery.  This eliminates the need for messy chemicals.  Etching is a great way to add depth and dimension to your copper jewelry. You will create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning a clean and chemical free technique to etch copper.  You will also texture, sand, file, patina and finish your etched piece so it is ready to show off.   The class fee includes copper, leather cord, and use of instructor’s tools. All you need to bring is the desire to learn something new and have fun creating your own piece of jewelry.  Each student will get to keep the electro-etching kit you use in class.
         Cost –  $90.00  –  All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.
8″ x 8″ handmade LEATHER JOURNAL

Professional Leather Journal for Sketching or Writing – with Dawn Giddings
date to be announced –  – 9:30 to 3:00

You will learn how to prepare the papers to create signatures.  We will stitch each signature into the exposed binding and make a closure for your new journal.  We will cut or tear the paper in class.  The finished sketchbook or journal will be 8” by 8”  and will contain 72 pages.
Dawn Giddings is primarily a Graphite Artist who also enjoys Bookbinding, Fiber art, making jewelry and mixed media. She also loves to travel, spend time with her husband, kids and 8 grandchildren and puppy. You can see her work at
     Cost $55   – will include a Book ‘kit’  with the Leather cover, needle, professional thread, handmade end papers and key closure.
Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the journal   … for a watercolor journal, you will need 3 sheets of 140lb paper (Fabriano or Fluid work best, CP or HP) – (or paper is available in the studio – 3 sheets for $12).  Full sheets (22 x 30″) work best as there will be no waste  … for a sketch or writing journal, you might choose to use other suitable papers  … for a fun mixed use journal, use a mixture of papers – these could be mixed media paper, toned or colored papers, tracing paper, etc.  (papers should be at least 7 1/2″ x 15″ long).
Additional helpful supplies:  If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.
Note:  Additional ‘Book Kits’ available for $30 – includes leather cover, handmade flysheet, professional thread, needle, instructions, templates
bezel making and stone setting

Fabulous Pendant – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
ate to be announced – – 9:00 to 3:00 (break for lunch)

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon which is soldered onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will impress yourself with your new skill! Prior soldering experience is necessary.
       Cost  $120 – All supplies are included
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.
new – spinner ring in copper – silver

Amazing Technique – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
date to be announced –  – 6:00 to 9:00pm

Round and Round!  Come take a spin. Learn to make unique spinner rings!  You will create a sterling silver and/or copper spinner ring that is fun to wear.  Your friends will be impressed!  Basic soldering knowledge is required.
   Cost  $120 – All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.
monday night PAINTING – ALL MEDIA

Painting, All Media with Barbara McFarland
Every Monday Night  –  6:30pm to 8:30pm 

Barbara teaches watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media at Sparks Studio Art. Her Monday night venue is an on-going painting class every week.  All painting and drawing mediums are welcome.  Work on your own individual projects in the material of your choice.  BEGINNERS are welcome.  Each student receives personal instruction.
            COST –  $22.00
Barbara McFarland  – Magnum Cum Laude UNT grad, B.F.A in painting and drawing from U.N.T. in Denton. She works in watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. Her work has received numerous awards in local, regional, and national shows. She has spent two summers painting on location at the La Romita School of Art in Italy.

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March life drawing session March 20

March Life Drawing is scheduled for Tuesday March 20. Session fee is $20 ($15 for VAGF members, a promo code has been emailed to members, contact with questions). Follow this link to register:
Provided to you by VAGF and One River School of Art

Submitted by Visual Arts Guild of Frisco. Email:

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