Category Archive: Classes / Workshops

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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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
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$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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Naomi Brotherton 3rd Saturday Watercolor Workshops

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Mar. 18, Apr. 8, May 20 $551Day

Landscape Workshops in Transparent Watercolor by Naomi Brotherton

10AM – 2:30PM Intermediate and up

Plans for March 18: Lets think Color’

Please bring your tube paints which we can investigate the nature of each and how best to use them. Don’t buy any new colors until after this lesson.

Please also bring your reference material for a landscape that you would like to compose a painting, and we will discuss composition and planning the possibilities. Need sketch paper.
You may use whatever tools you are in the habit of using in watercolor, but I do suggest that Arches 140 lb Cold Pressed paper is the one that gives us the best results.

Contact Naomi Brotherton at 214-483-3903 or n.brotherton1@verizon.net to register.

ARTISAN’S STUDIO-GALLERY
2825 Valley View Lane #301, Dallas TX 75234

972-488-8182 www.artisansstudio.com

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Diane Rappisi pastel demo/mini-workshop at PSSW Meeting April 1st

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Portrait Artist, Diane Rappisi will give a demo at 10am and a mini workshop from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, April 1st.

The demo is free to all. The workshop is $50 for members and $60 for non-members. Diane is a contemporary realist painter whose work fuses the light and chroma of the Cape Cod colorists with the form and structure of the traditional Italian and French academies. She was featured in the  Dec.2014 issue of Pastel Journal and this summer will have her work included in “Pure Color 2.” For more information about Diane, please see her web site at www.rappisiart.com.

For more about the Pastel Society of the Southwest see http://pssw.info

All meetings are held at the Stacy Furniture Community Room, 1900 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76021. Click here for map and directions

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Lettering Classes & Workshops March – May 2017

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Promoting & Preserving the Lettering Arts
Upcoming Workshops
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with THOMAS INGMIRE

Nazareth Retreat Center, Grand Prairie, TX
Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday

March 20, 21, & 22, 2017

9:30am – 5:30pm
$245

Tuition includes:

 3 full days with Thomas Ingmire, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, breaks and handout material.
Overnight accommodations are available for $75 per night (twin bed and private bath) include breakfast. HURRY only 4 spots remaining in this workshop!

If you cannot make this weekday workshop, Thomas Ingmire is teaching the weekend prior to this workshop in Waco, TX – March 18 & 19th. Contact Jeanne Dittmann for details.


FREE LECTURE –

7:00PM, MARCH 17, 2017 – MAKING POETRY VISUAL – Baylor University, WACO, TX

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Artwork by Thomas Ingmire
FREE LECTURE
Making Poetry Visual
THOMAS INGMIRE

Baylor University – Moody Library
MARCH 17, 2017
7:00PM
You are invited to a free lecture Making Poetry Visual where Thomas explores the affinities between calligraphy, poetry, and music in a discussion of his collaborative work with contemporary poets. This work originated in 2004 when he met the English poet, David Annwn. The poetry collaborations continue to this day and include poets from the UK, the Philippines, Singapore, Tibet, and the USA.
The lecture is at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, in the Riley Special Collections Reading Room on the Third Floor of Moody Library at Baylor University – elevators and stairs available. Go in the main Starbucks lobby doors (facing 3rd Street), and the elevators are just down the only hallway that goes off of the lobby. Go to the 3rd floor and signs and greeters will be there to help you find your way. Use this address for your GPS: 1312 South 3rd Street Waco Texas

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NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Monday, March 27, 2017

6:30pm – 9:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70152 – $30

Students will learn decorative patterning techniques to create a monogram letter suitable for framing using pigment ink pens, gold gouache and watercolor. Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor.
Contact instructor with your preferred monogram letter or one will be randomly assigned.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

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Textured & Tangled Abstract Art
NORTH LAKE COLLEGE – Main Campus – Irving, TX
Saturday, April 01, 2017

9:00am – 12:00pm
ARTZ 1000.70155 – $35

Unleash the creative artist in you as we explore mixed media and design an abstract aqueous media  painting on watercolor paper. Students will be using acrylic paint, patterning and watercolor painting techniques to create this little masterpiece.
Supplies: $10 cash due to instructor for project materials.

Please REGISTER early due to limited seating.
If you have any questions about this class, please contact Angie Vangalis, instructor.

Call 972-273-3360 to register.

Paul Antonio Attong
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Learning to Flourish
with Paul Antonio
MAY 2017
With over 30 years of experience, Antonio has become one of the world’s top calligraphers.
He learned how to make his own quills, taught himself how to make ink and paper, and has since mastered the art of calligraphy.His clients range from the Crown Office to Tiffany & Co. and Kate Moss.
Paul will be offering workshops and lectures throughout Austin and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas during mid May 2017.
If you are interested in attending his workshops and/or lectures, please emailangie@txlac.org to get on the Early Bird List. We will notify people on this list BEFORE he announces the details of each workshop/lecture on his social media channels where his classes fill up in minutes. Workshops limited to 26 people.GET ON THE LIST

 

Artwork by Angela Vangalis
Gouache on Arches Text Wove
Pen & Ink & Lettering
THURSDAYS, APR 6, 13 & 27, 2017

7:00pm – 9:00pm
$85 for 3 sessions
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts

1975 Puritan Drive
Irving, TX  75061
Learn how to letter with metal nibs, gouache, and a myriad of tools along with design elements and principles to design your next calligraphic piece.

$15 Supply fee due to instructor for project materials  – Parallel Pen, Pen holder, metal nibs, palette, gouache, assorted papers, hand outs and teacher supplied materials for class use.

REGISTER HERE

Brush Calligraphy by Carol DuBosch

FALL RETREAT with Carol DuBosch
BRUSH CALLIGRAPHY RETREAT
OCTOBER 27, 28 & 29, 2017
Hosted by Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild

MD Resort, Aurora, TX

Spend a 3-Day retreat weekend of fun and learning tricks of the trade with a day session of Envelope Artand two days of Brush Calligraphy with Carol DuBosch – PLUS extra lettering activities after dinner. Learn to write a personal script using a pointed brush and discover the many new uses for this exciting calligraphic style on a 37 acre Bed & Breakfast ranch in Aurora, TX. Just north of the Texas Motor Speedway.
You must be a member of the Fort Worth Calligraphers Guild to attend this retreat. Please visit  www.FortWorthCalligraphersguild.com for details. 6 seats remaining.

Angie Vangalis | Texas Lettering Arts Council | 214-957-1736 | angie@txlac.org |

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Artisan’s 2017 Spring Schedule of Classes

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ARTISAN’S STUDIO-GALLERY
2825 Valley View Lane #301, Dallas TX 75234

972-488-8182 www.artisansstudio.com

FLYER: ArtisansSchedule2017

PAT KOCHAN SWS, TVAA, TWS,ISAP,WFWS,WHS

patkart@aol.com 972) 241-6504

Finding Your Own Style All Levels Watercolor/Acrylic/Gouache/Monoprints

All Classes: 10:00 – 3:00 $50/Day

Monday Watercolor Classes

Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10,

Yupo: April 24, One Day

Monoprints: May 22 One Day

Summer Schedule beginning June 5th

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BEV BOREN SWS,OPS

beverlypaints@gmail.com 214-460-1879

Loosen-Up with Watercolor Alileveis

Thursday Classes 10:00 – 3:00

Cost: $260/4 week Session

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 23

OIL CLASSES 10:00 – 3:00

Wed Classes: March 8, 22, 29

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JUDY HARRISON

judyharrisonart.com

judy.harrison52@gmail.com 217-898-0862

Introduction to Watercolor, $40

(all supplies provided for this class)

First Monday Evening 6:30 to 9:30 pm

March 6, April 3, May 1,

First Tuesday Daytime 9am – 12 pm

March 7, April 4 , May 2 $40

Beginning Watercolor

(supply list will be sent with registration)

Monday & Wednesday Evenings 6:30 to 9:30 $35

Mar 1, 8,13,15,20,22,27,29;

Apr.5, 10, 12, 17, 19,24,26;

May 3,8,10,15,17,22,24,29,31

Tuesday Daytime 1 Oam – 3pm $40

March, 14, 21 , 28 April 11 , 18, 25

May 9,16, 23, 30

Acrylic Painting Parties and Children’s classes available – call for rates and availability.

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MICHAEL HOLTER NWS,OPS,SWS

CREATING WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS FROM PHOTOS

3 – DAY WORKSHOP $300 ($50 Deposit)

June 8-9-10 – Thu-Fri-Sat

9AM -4PM

Contact: Pat Kochan PatKArt@aol.com or 972 814-2647

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NAOMI BROTHERTON –

LANDSCAPES

Saturday Transparent Watercolor

Mar. 18, Apr. 8, May 20 $551Day

10AM – 2:30PM Intermediate and up

n.brotherton1@verizon.net 214483-3903

 

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Xiang Zhang Portrait Workshop April 13, 14 & 15 in Bedford

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April 13, 14 & 15, 2017

Renowned artist Xiang Zhang will present a portrait workshop with live models April 13, 14, &15, 2017 at Trinity Arts Guild; Bedford Boys Ranch in Bedford, TX. 

Workshop times: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cost of the workshop will be:

     $375 for members of Trinity Arts Guild

     $425 for non-members

Minimum class size is 10 participants; maximum class size is 15 participants.

A deposit of $150 is required at time of sign up. This deposit will be non-refundable except in case of emergency.

To reserve your space sign up at trinityartsguild.org or contact Beverly Richmond via email ; phone/text 817-408-0719

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“NEW TO PLEIN AIR” Workshop with TINA BOHLMAN March 17 & 18

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“NEW TO PLEIN AIR” WORKSHOP with TINA BOHLMAN

3/17/2017 – 3/18/2017
Fee: $150.00

Class limited to 8

Are you an experienced painter but NEW to PLEIN AIR? This is the workshop for you! The focus is on the challenges encountered when painting outdoors. Open to all media, the class is primarily structured for the intermediate to advanced painter that is NEW to the plein air experience or is looking for a refresher course. Each day begins with a short lecture and demonstration. In the field, participants will complete thumbnail value sketches and at least 2 small paintings or color studies. The workshop goal is for participants to become comfortable in the “outdoor studio” and embrace the plein air experience. The class objectives are:

*Getting comfortable in your outdoor “studio”.

*Tips for painting on location.

*Using a sketchbook: working with thumbnail value sketches.

*Developing skills of observation

*Taking good “color notes”

All media welcome! This workshop is not medium specific. Demonstrations will be in watercolor or oil, depending on subject matter – but painters may work in any medium.

Friday: Classroom, 9 am – 12 noon. Break for lunch. Plein Air 1 pm – 4 pm Includes afternoon demo & use of the sketchbook

Saturday: : Plein Air, 9 am – 4 pm will include morning plein air demo, plein air painting-lunch- plein air painting.

FOR SUGGESTED PLEIN AIR EQUIPMENT & SUPPLY LIST –

EMAIL: tina@tinabohlman.com

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Tina on location at Farmer’s Market

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ART + NATURE ADVENTURE | Spring Break Camp

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March 13 – 17, 2017 | 9am – 12pm
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Camper drop off: 8:30 – 9:00; camp 9:00 – 12:00 | Parents may provide a brown bag lunch and pick up their campers at 1pm

Creativity and spring are in bloom at the Greater Denton Arts Council! Be inspired by nature as you explore a variety of media including drawing, painting, and printmaking. Create eco-friendly art projects in the studio and explore the galleries and the great outdoors. For children ages 6-10; all arts supplies provided!

$150 for public | $130 for GDAC Members

Class size is limited; please register by March 6th.
To register, email education@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

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Lynn McLain’s 6th Annual Watercolor Class at the 404 Ranch March 13-17

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Lynn McLain’s

6th Annual Watercolor Class 

@ The 404 Ranch

March 13th-thru 17th 2017

(Arriving the Sunday before and Leaving the Friday or Saturday after)

Lodging will be provided at the *404 Ranch* (Ranch/Bunkhouse Style) and 2/3 Meals a day…Breakfast and LUNCH/DINNER daily.  We will go out to dinner 1 night – TEXAS Style. (*Not included in $*)

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

ONLY 5 REMAILING SPOTS

McLain columbinesThe cost will be $ 400.00 to Lynn McLain and $ 200.00 to Jackie Railsback, owner of 404 Ranch, for food and lodging for the week. (All supplies needed for the class are additional).  Most important, deposits are due now. There is a $ 100.00 deposit payable to Lynn McLain and a $ 100.00 deposit payable to Jackie Railsback to hold your spot. You will receive a supply list from Lynn for the class. We are planning the menu so please let us know if you have any food allergies.

If there are any questions about the 6th Annual Watercolor Class:  please don’t hesitate to contact us:

           Jackie Railsback- 817-498-0928 or jrailschas@att.net

           Tanya Adams-   tanyakayadams@gmail.com

           Lynn Mclain –575-587-1625 or lmclainartist@gmail.com- (NEW)

Additional info about Lynn McLain can be found on his web site: http://www.lynnmclain.com/pages/view/biography

http://www.lynnmclain.com/collections/

Please send deposits Today to:

Lynn McLain

4918 State Hwy # 518  Vadito,  NM 87579  and to

Jackie Railsback

2520 Norwood Hurst, Texas 76054

Itinerary with maps & gate code to follow soon.

We hope to see you there!   Jackie Railsback & Tanya Adams                                                                                                                                    PS. Sorry no Children!

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Dallas Area Fiber Artists Meeting Feb. 27

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DAFA Members Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2017

5:30pm – 9pm

Location: The Point, Center for
Arts and Education,
C.C. Young Retirement Community
4847 West Lawther Drive
Dallas, Texas

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Mini Workshop, 5:30 pm

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“Oh, Chapeau! The Secrets of Millinery Fibers”

Bring and wear a hat for our Mini Workshop and Program.

There will be a $5 kit fee. Exact change is appreciated and encouraged. Members, please remember to bring your Go Kit. Needle nose pliers are also needed. Make sure you have black thread, a few needles, and scissors in your kit. Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for our workshop. We look forward to seeing many excited members learning how to work with feathers.

We will work with millinery feather bundles by Marianne Lewis, owner of Charming Lady Designs Handmade Millinery.

Feathers are one of the most commonly used fibers in millinery trim.  They naturally come in all shapes, colors and sizes…and through a bit of lady (or man)- made magic, they can take on so many more variations.

Join us to work with commonly used feathers and learn some of their secrets.  You will leave with “feather bundles” that can be used to trim a hat, tuck into a vase, pin to your coat, or just admire.

Marianne will provide a plentiful selection of feathers for everyone to experiment with, plus learn some tricks of the trade.

Program, 6:45pm – 9 pm

Marianne Lewis, the ​Hat Lady

Our speaker, Marianne Lewis, will give a presentation on hats. The Board will provide tea and cookies for the event, along with cups and saucers, napkins, sugar and cream.

Marianne Lewis is a milliner, owner and designer of Charming Lady Designs and works from her home studio in Allen, TX. She has been studying and creating hats of all designs for the past four years and has learned from master milliners, online tutorials, classic books and workshops like this.

Marianne has a love of textiles and jewelry from all eras and corners of the globe.  She is inspired by La Belle Epoch, Art Deco and Art Nouveau movements, and the clean lines of the Mid- 20th century.  She is currently fascinated with the construction of historical clothing and the social expectations associated with historical fashion.

 

 

Hat and Tea Party!

 

 

This will be a fun meeting, one not to be missed!

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Plein Air Painting and Photography Workshop in Croatia and Slovenia

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Art Treks announces upcoming trip to Croatia & Slovenia
May 9 – 17 or May 9 – 21 / 2018

Taught by Scott Williams and Niki Gulley

There are only three spots left, so don’t wait too long!

It’s time to venture into a new part of the world with our Art Treks destinations, Slovenia & Croatia. We will commence our adventure in the old world section of Ljubljana, move to an exploration of the waterfalls at Plitvices Lakes National Park and culminate in the storybook setting of Lake Bled. You will also have the option of extending the adventure for 4 additional days in Croatia, so read all the way to the end!

Come with us as we take in the sights on the first leg of our journey in Ljubljana. Enjoy the scenery as we glide by on a cruise through the heart of the city, before heading into the old square. Marvel at the view from the funicular as you climb towards the imposing castle situated on top of the hill overlooking the city. Add to this the cathedrals, old world architecture and dragon bridges, and it makes for one great start to an amazing adventure!

Not to be outdone by any stretch of the imagination, is the next stop on our trek, the simply stunning waterfall filled wonderland of Plitvices Lakes National Park. This natural wonder is comprised of 16 cascading lakes of one flowing into another, thereby creating hundreds of waterfalls. This awe inspiring Park just keeps getting better at every turn and is one of those places that will remain with you long after you depart.

Lastly is one of the most picturesque spots that I have ever run across in my travels, Lake Bled. This storybook location is something out of a fairytale, set along an Alpine lake with an iconic church nestled upon a tiny island in the middle of the lake and a spectacular medieval castle cliff side. This idyllic location is purely breathtaking! While there we will also traverse the wooden walkways suspended above the rushing water that carved its way through the rocks as it created Vintgar gorge. Finally, what better way to end your visit than by having an amazing dinner at Bled castle looking out over the lake while enjoying sunset.

So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Croatia & Slovenia 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.

Space is limited to 12 participants on a first-come basis, 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, private van transportation to Ljubljana, Plitvices Lake National Park and Lake Bled. 
  • Lodging for 2 nights near the old town in Llubljana, 2 nights at Plitvices and 3 nights in Lake Bled.(Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  • Boat trip & funicular with entrance into the castle in Ljubljana 
  • 2 day pass to Plitvices Lake National Park 
  • Breakfast every day & dinner two nights in Plitvices 
  • Entrance to Vintgar gorge and Lake Bled Castle 
  • Wine tasting in Lake Bled
  • Emergency Medical insurance 
  • Instruction, guidance, experience and fun

Your cost for all of this is $4,195 and to reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $1,500 per person by 5/6/17, after that the price goes to $4,795.There also is a final application cut off date of 10/7/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare.

But wait there’s more! For those people interested in extending the Croatia part of their adventure, we will be continuing on for another 4 days of cultural experiences. This part of the journey is geared more towards the epicurean side of travel, which will include sampling some of the best food and wine that Croatia has to offer.

We will continue our trek by flying to Dubrovnik, where our 4 night stay will be in 4 star accommodations with views of the harbor and will serve as our base of operations.

Admire this pearl of the Adriatic as you stroll atop the ancient city walls gazing out across the shimmering azure sea or just wander the marble paved streets marveling at the baroque buildings. No trip here would be complete without a boat excursion around the harbor or a cable car ride to the top of the mountain for views of the city.

Last but by no means least, is the main reason for this extension, food and wine! This section of coastline produces some of the best seafood in Croatia, as well as some simply extraordinary wines. So we will venture forth to the Peljesac peninsula to stop in and sample various wines from a selection of the best wineries in the area. If you are going to be there, you have to go to Mali Ston bay for an assortment of seafood.

Work Shop includes:

  •  Hotel for 4 nights in 4 star accommodations, private van transportation. (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee) 
  • Airfare from Zagreb 
  • Boat excursion in Dubrovnik  
  • Wine tasting 
  • Breakfast

Your cost for the extra 4 days of taste bud pleasing adventure is $1,500, for a total of $5,695 for the entire 12 day extravaganza. To reserve a spot, simply send a completed application form along with your deposit of $2,000 for the entire trip per person by 5/6/17, after that the price goes to $6,550. There also is a final application cut off date of 10/28/17. Prices after the cut off date are based on current airfare. 


If you are interested, let me know as soon as possible and I will put your name on the list. If you have any questions or would like a registration form, please e-mail photoguy@blind-squirrel.org or visit ArtTreks.org.

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape, a painting workshop with Michael Holter

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Express Yourself: Landscape/Cityscape,a painting workshop with Michael Holter,
April 10th – 12th, at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center, 400 East Hickory, Denton, Texas 76202.

This workshop will focus on the use of watercolor to paint exciting impressionistic paintings of landscapes and cityscapes. You will paint from photographs and will explore the use of light and shadow to create interesting compositions and achieve dynamic results. We will work on basic perspective and how to appropriately incorporate figures into the painting.

We will examine the fundamentals of watercolor painting to assure that all students are familiar with the techniques. Daily discussions and application of the principles and elements of design will be woven into your painting experience.

Each day you will engage in exercises that will solidify the content that you are working on and spend time viewing other artists work. We will discuss the methods and the impact that these artists achieve using their techniques.

Michael will demonstrate his approach to creating landscapes and portraits and show you several high-speed video demonstrations. You will have ample time to successfully complete your own paintings.

Michael welcomes novice and advanced students and tailors the painting experience to individual needs.

Materials List http://files.faso.us/35995/4494.pdf

From Herb Reed, past president of Southwestern Watercolor Society.
“For the past dozen years I have facilitated and/or participated in more than 20 watercolor workshops, as an officer of SWS and as a principal in a local gallery. Michael’s recent workshop on watercolor portraits was one of the top few that “really made a difference” in the way that I approach painting. Take it . . . you will learn about design and composition, techniques, and hints on taking reference photos — all for turning out terrific watercolor portraits.”

To find out more about Michael Holter, see:
http://michaelholter.com/workshop/15293/express-yourself-landscape-cityscape

Cost of the workshop is $195 for VAST Members and $230 for non-members.

For more information about the workshop, contact Kristin Spalding , kgn2507@yahoo.com, 214-578-0357.

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Textiles Workshop Weaving Series at Oil & Cotton

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TEXTILES WORKSHOPS

INTRODUCTION TO TEXTILES

with Sarita Westrup
Tuesdays, March 21-April 25, 7-9pm

In this 6 week Intro to Textiles course students will explore 2D and 3D techniques such as Shibori – a Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with Indigo and forming a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping; Block Printing –  create graphic repeat patterns on cloth. Learn to carve an image from a rubber block as well as how to print using screen printing inks; Silk Painting – learn how to use synthetic dyes to paint images on silk cloth. Students will lean how to prep the silk surface for painting and explore basic silk painting techniques and materials such as resist paste, salt, and alcohol, Basketry – learn how to make a three dimensional form using the coiling technique with cotton cord. Explore how to make closed bottoms, open bottom basket, and how to finish the lip of a basket.

INTRODUCTION TO WEAVING ON A RIGID HEDDLE LOOM

with June Covington
Sundays, March 5-19, 3-6pm

If you have wanted to try your hand at weaving, this three part workshop is the perfect place to start.  Participants will begin by learning how to weave on a loom that is already “dressed” or prepared with a warp. Everyone will complete a soft wrap/scarf or a cotton table runner.  Focus will be on weaving skills, fringe-making and finishing options. The class size will be SMALL so that hands-on guidance is available for every step of the process. Limited to four students. ALL LEVELS WELCOME!

COME WITH A FRIEND, MOTHER, OR LOVER FOR 10% OFF
REGISTER EARLY. WE KEEP IT SMALL.
WWW.OILANDCOTTON.COM

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Inspired by Pierre Huyghe: Nasher Now Classes for Adults / March 2

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Nasher Now
Classes for Adults

PIERRE HUYGHE
March 2 / 6 p.m.

Learn how 2017 Nasher Prize Laureate Pierre Huyghe brings life to his work and join us in the studio to make something personally monumental.

Advance registration required.
Members FREE, Non-Members $10.

REGISTER

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

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Artluck Sessions: Figure Drawing by Alexa Alarcon de Wierenga

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This is a figure drawing class led by local Fort Worth artist, Alexa Alarcon de Wierenga. Alexa began creating art at a very young age. At five she was in a stain glass window class with Mary Lynn Bowman, at 14 went to Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and later obtained a BFA in painting at UT Arlington. At Booker T. WHSPVA, she was the first freshman to be allowed to participate in an extracurricular, nude, figure drawing class guided by Nancy Miller. Alexa’s artwork is heavily influenced by the 4 years of figure drawing classes, her concepts sweep within psychological states of mind, environmental and social politics. She currently works at Dow Art Galleries, LLC as an Art Restorer, while continuing to work as an artist in the evenings.

The subject of the class will be a live nude model and the sessions will be split into two 45min sessions with a 15min break in-between.The first session begins at 6:30 p.m. and consists of several poses timed at different increments to serve as a warm-up. The second session is a single 45 min. pose that begins at 7:30 p.m.

Saturdays: Multiple upcoming dates https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artluck-figure-drawing-class-tickets-31467876265

Location: The Post, 2925 Race Street, Fort Worth, TX 76111 View Map

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Painting with Alcohol Inks March 11 with Linda Wood Shotwell

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Painting with Alcohol Inks Workshop with Linda Wood Shotwell

9:00a – 2:30p, Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jaycee Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving

We will paint ceramic tiles and on yupo paper using alcohol inks. There will be a short 30 minute lunch break. You may bring a sack lunch or there are some fast food restaurants close by.

Price: $35.00

Supplies needed:

Alcohol Inks, blending solution and small paint brushes.

All other supplies will be furnished.

Minimum 5 students required to hold workshop.

REGISTER: email indalayart@gmail.com  with your name and email address if you are interested in the class.

You will receive an invoice which will need to be paid online in order to complete registration.

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