Category Archive: Classes / Workshops

Jim Duncan Workshop Feb. 18 – Loose, Fast & Colorful Watercolors

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The Irving Art Association presents
Loose, Fast and Colorful Watercolors with Jim Duncan
Saturday, February 18, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving, TX 75061

Jim will teach you not only the basics but exciting ways to add color and design. He’ll tell you about materials that will help keep your costs down and how to correct mistakes, should you ever make one.  Workshop flyer: IAA Painting Workshop_JDuncan

  • Ages 14 +, no experience required
  • Practice colorful painting techniques
  • Create exciting landscapes – FAST!
  • Learn tips to keep your costs down
  • Supply list provided
  • Limited seating

Cost: Member of IAA: $75 Non–Members: $85

REGISTER NOW 

The registration form link will also take you to a PayPal payment screen. If you are paying by check, please put a note to that effect in the Comments field. You may drop off your check during gallery hours or mail it to Irving Art Association, P.O. Box 153581, Irving, TX 75015-3581. Make payable to Irving Art Association.

For more about the instructor, see his website:  http://www.jimduncanwatercolorartist.com/. Contact Jim at jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com.

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Watercolor Classes Coming!

Jim is planning classes on Wednesdays or Thursdays. Contact him at jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com or 972-285-0606 to learn more.

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Arduino Class – Using Adafruits Fingerprint Sensor

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Come join us at The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about Using Adafruits Fingerprint Sensor. In this class we will be covering the following:

  • Fingerprint sensor Part 1: About (5:40) This sensor is internally a sophisticated device, that contains a 32-bit microprocessor dedicated to do digital signal processing of fingerprint images. A library developed by Adafruit makes this sensor very easy to use. Connect it to your Arduino using serial or software serial pins, and you can start enrolling and recognising fingerprints within minutes. In this first part of the lecture, I discuss the device and its features.
  • Fingerprint sensor Part 2: Wiring, registering, recognizing(10:30) In this second part, you will learn how to connect the device to the Arduino and enroll and recognise fingerprints using a couple of the included sketches.
  • Fingerprint sensor Part 3: Demo app with an electric lock(7:35) In this third part you learn a small demo application that involves an electric door lock. I use the fingerprint sensor to energise the coil in the door lock and grand or deny access to my lab (when eventually the lock is installed to my door).

Parts Needed:

Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Step which has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor.

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop Feb. 25

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Special One-Day Portrait Workshop
D U E L I N G   E A S E L S
Gene Dillard and Don Mullins
February 25

Description
This will be a unique one-day workshop. It will be primarily a day of
demonstration and instruction.
Gene and Don will paint a day-long portrait side by side from a live model.
Lots of commentary, explanation of process, tips on techniques, color mixing, the whole works.
Expect lots of banner back and forth between the two artists
…long term painter friends.
Attendees are welcome to bring samples of their work and receive expert critiques.
They are also welcome to sketch or draw from the model (in dry media only).
The workshop is sponsored by the Plano Art Association
and a portion of the fees will go to support the organization.

Location
The Plano Art Association Gallery
1013 15th Place #105
Downtown Plano, Texas 75074
(Adjacent to the DART Rail Station)

Date and Time
Saturday, February 25
9:00 AM till 4:00 PM (with an hour break for lunch…great lunch spots in Downtown Plano)

Fee and Registration
The fee is $100
To register, make payment and reserve your attendance, go to
www.dfwartworkshops.com and click on payment options.
Or email
gene@legacyportraitpainters.com
and confirm that you will be attending and will pay at the door.

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Workshop Leaders

Don Mullins www.donmullinsfineart.com
Don has a long string of awards and recognition including the
Portrait Society of America, Oil Painters of America, The Artist’s Magazine,
Salon International, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Art alumni show to name a few.
Trained at the prestigious Lyme Academy in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Don lives in New Mexico with his wife Karen.
He conducts workshops in figurative art, painting and drawing.

Gene Dillard  www.legacyportraitpainters.com
Gene has conducted workshops and demos for a number or art clubs though
out Texas plus workshops at several universities.
He is on the board of directors of the Plano Art Association.
He manages the Rail Station Studio and Gallery in Downtown Plano.
He leads a weekly painting and drawing group that meets at the PAA gallery.
Gene is a resident of Plano with his wife Louise.

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Laurie Goldstein-Warren Watercolor Portrait Workshop April 18-20

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The Laurie Goldstein-Warren workshop is scheduled for April 18 – 20, 2017! 9am to 4 pm. Sponsored by the Society of Watercolor Artists. Laurie is also the juror for SWA’s 2017 International Juried Competition.

Location: St John’s Episcopal Church 2401 College Ave., Ft Worth

Subject: Limited palette portraits. All levels of experience can participate in this workshop. Cost is $250 for SWA members and $300 for Non-Members. A $75 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.

In this fun and informative workshop, Laurie will show you how you can achieve any skin tone using the same limited palette of four colors. For more information see the Flyer: SWA Workshop Laurie Goldstein-Warren.

Sign up and payment should be made on the SWA website: http://www.swawatercolor.com/workshops

If you have questions, please contact Bill Dale at swaworkshop@gmail.com. A supply list will be added to the website soon. Come join us for what looks to be a great workshop!

For more about Laurie, see her website http://www.warrenwatercolors.com/

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ARTS AFTER SCHOOL | Winter & Spring Session

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Wednesdays, February 1 – May 31
Patterson-Appleton Arts Center
Student drop off 3:00 – 3:30; classes 3:30 – 5:30 pm

Discover your inner artist with activities in the galleries and studio. This fun arts class will explore art making, art history, and creative expression. For children ages 6-10; all supplies provided.

4 Class Pack/ Monthly: $55 for public, $50 for GDAC members
Individual class $15

Class size is limited; advanced registration required. To register, email education@dentonarts.com or call 940.382.2787

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Darla Bostick’s Friday Watercolor Classes in Denton

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DARLA BOSTICK’S WATERCOLOR CLASSES ON FRIDAYS at 9:30am!

LEARN SOMETHING NEW!   (OR LEARN MORE THAN YOU DO NOW) 

WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-noon We usually bring lunch and continue painting until 1 or so. This is an ongoing adult class…new students of any level can join anytime!

COST: The pay arrangement is unique– your 6 session card is $150. Each time you come your card is validated. When the card is full you may buy another card and continue with the class. This allows for the times you may miss and you won’t lose money on those days!  We begin each day sharing what we have painting since the previous class. I paint demos and work the same assignment as the class but this is not a trace and copy class. The assignment is the same for all but the interpretations are very individual. Beginners are welcome! If you already paint, I will be taking you in new directions. We all begin somewhere and we all progress from that point. Through my lessons there is something for everyone, at any level.
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LESSON PLANS:
Each week you get a printed sheet for future reference of the lesson, examples, and information. Some of the topics are:
Contour Drawing/Value Study, Smooth transition in shapes/shadows, Complementary Colors, Color Temperature, Texture, White Space, Negative Space Painting, Mood through color and light, Negative Space, Perspective, in Shadows, How to Photo Document Final Piece & Frame, Rhythm and Overlapped Pattern, Landscape in Three Analogous Colors, Cool Subject/Hot colors…Colors You Don’t Expect, Pattern, Contrast, Figure Painting, Neutral Colors and more!

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Every week my class email list gets a note of what we plan to do that week and if special materials are required. I do travel quite a bit and I give my class advance notice if I will not be there…they use the studio space without me on those dates.

ABOUT DARLA:

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and have been an art instructor for 35+ years! I regularly paint demonstrations at North Texas area art associations and once a year I teach a workshop/retreat for one week at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM and once a year I take interested artists (and sometimes non-artists!) abroad for 10-days-2 weeks (Spain, Portugal and this year Ireland). There is also a week here in the US for an art retreat (most usually Branson, MO). I have been teaching at Hobby Lobby for 4 years.

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My art has been published in national magazines, books, on television and won many awards in national juried art exhibits. I would love to share my passion for painting with you!

Call me at 940.320.5660 if you have questions or email darabostickart@gmail.com.   My website is www.darlabostick.com

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CERA Pottery Studio in Fort Worth

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The CERA Pottery Studio is the only full-service pottery studio in greater Fort Worth, and provides a cost-effective way to improve your pottery skills. It’s also a slower-paced activity that contributes to your overall health and enjoyment. Drop by for a tour and meet some of our artists! Saturday is one of our busiest days, and the best time to see what we are up to in the studio.

http://cera-fw.org/pottery/

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Phone: (817) 732-7731
3300 Bryant Irvin Rd.
Fort Worth, TX 76109

Six week classes are offered throughout most of the year. The throwing class is on Monday nights and the handbuilding class is on Tuesday nights.

Benefits:

  • Monthly meetings, usually including demos and a door prize, and an informative monthly newsletter.
  • Access to the studio seven days a week.
  • Everything but clay is included in the membership fee.
  • Well-equipped studio with everything a potter needs for making and fire pottery, including electric kilns and glazes.
  • On-site classes and workshops for additional fees.
  • Annual holiday party, as well as cookouts throughout the year.
  • Discounted fee to sell your wares at “Pottery in the Park” each October.

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Come pick your own shamrock . . .

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Come share the wonders of Ireland as I lead a 10-day photo tour (June 15 – 25, 2017) to experience and photograph some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  This incredible tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  We will also take time to slow our pace and embrace the ambience of some classic Irish pubs that will have you singing the night away!

For more information on my Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish enchantment just click on the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/natural-wonders-and-the-creative-spirit-in-western-ireland

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Arduino Class – Working with Rotary Encoders (Denton, Tx)

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Come join us at The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about using rotary encoders. In this class we will be covering the following:

Parts Needed:

Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Stepwhich has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor.

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Oil Painting Alla Prima Style – Open for Adults

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Chris Brandley:

Join me 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.

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

I 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 color mixing…(click for more information).

Price: $250.00

Location: The Rec of Grapevine

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Ellen Soderquist’s Life Drawing Workshop 2017

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The Artists Showplace Gallery presents…

MARCH 10th & March11th
$220 Life Drawing

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
An effective gesture drawing not only records the necessities of the physical attributes of the model, but also embodies an essence of humanity. Establishing the weight, shape, movement and rhythm of the model’s pose provides a visual armature on which a drawing of the figure can be built. However, when the artist also achieves a certain intangible quality in his gesture drawing that evokes attitude, the drawing can even stand on its own. The thing about a gesture drawing of the human figure that is so intoxicating for the artist is that the flurry of charcoal dust or the tangled lines of graphite can coalesce into a palpable being.
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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Since 1979, Ellen Soderquist has been a studio artist, a teacher of life drawing and a proponent of the nude in contemporary art. As an artist, Ellen Soderquist creates intelligent and sensuous graphite drawings of the nude human body. As a teacher of life drawing, she advocates that her students learn the role of the nude in the history of art and that they communicate their ideas about humanity through their work. As a lecturer and an author, she addresses the relevance of the nude in shaping the art of a culture and the importance of the nude as an art form.

Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248

ENROLL NOW!
CALL 972.233.1223

 

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Weekly Art Classes in Granbury

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Lake Granbury Art Association offers weekly classes at Shanley House Gallery in Granbury. Some are free, and others are reasonably priced! http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/

Fore more details see the flyer below/

  • Monday LIVE MODEL
  • Tuesday VARIED -instructor Deanna Thibault
  • Wednesday INSTRUCTION beginner/intermediate – instructor Vickie Guthrie
  • Thursday PASTEL
  • Friday OPEN STUDIO

To learn about membership in LGAA, see http://lakegranburyart.blogspot.com/p/how-to-join.html

 

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Arduino Class – Interacting With Arduino – Part 2

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Come join us at The Forge Makerspace (located in the North Branch Library, Denton, TX) to learn about the interacting with the Arduino. In this class we will be focusing on interfacing keypads. Techniques learned here can be used on any existing microcontroller

  • Keypad, Part 1: Introduction (4:05) In this presentation, I will demonstrate how to connect a common 4×4 membrane keypad that contains numbers, letters “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D”, a “*” and a “#”. I will do it in two ways. First, I’ll use the keypad library that comes with the Arduino IDE in a sketch that reads the keypad, while the keypad is connected in parallel. In demo 2 you learn how to hack together a solution that allows a connection that uses a single signal pin.
  • Keypad, Part 2: Parallel connection wiring (12:15) In this presentation, I will demonstrate how to connect a common 4×4 membrane keypad that contains numbers, letters “A”, “B”, “C”, and “D”, a “*” and a “#”. I will do it in two ways. First, I’ll use the keypad library that comes with the Arduino IDE in a sketch that reads the keypad, while the keypad is connected in parallel. In demo 2 you will learn how to hack together a solution that allows a connection that uses a single signal pin.
  • Keypad, Part 3: Parallel connection sketch (5:10) This is Part 3 of 5 of the keypad presentation. Here I describe the sketch that works with the parallel wiring of the keypad. This configuration was demonstrated in Part 2.
  • Keypad, Part 4: Single wire connection (12:24) This is Part 4 of 5 of the keypad presentation. Here I describe an alternative way to connect the keypad that only uses one signal wire. The single wire configuration concludes in Part 5.
  • Keypad, Part 5: Single wire connection conclusion (11:30) This is Part 5 of 5 of the keypad presentation. Here I conclude the discussion of the single wire connection configuration.

Parts Needed:

Course work for this class comes from Arduino Step By Step which has over 20 hours of content in 110 lectures. These classes are designed for anyone interested in learning electronic design and C programming. No experience is required. Access to the course material is free at our meetups. If you wish to access the material outside the meetup see our coupons page to get a discount from our sponsor.


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SWS Spring Paint Out in Palestine and Buffalo Ranch

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2017 SWS Spring Paint Out: Palestine, TX and Buffalo Ranch April 21-22

This will be a GREAT event! Palestine is a treasure of rustic and historical buildings and antique shops. Flyer: Palestine Paint Out

Bryce and Trish Weigand have graciously offered to host the Saturday 5pm reception at their ranch, in Oakwood, about 25 minutes south/west of Palestine. Members are welcome to visit and paint at the ranch Saturday. (Maps and directions will be provided). As usual, BYOB your beverage of choice. The Weigand’s will provide two Mexican casseroles, one ground beef and one ground turkey and salad. A cash donation box will be available to cover dinner costs. We would like 3-4 people to bring a dessert to share (for 10 people each).

We have a block of rooms discounted at Hampton Inn & Suites, 2700 South Loop 256, Palestine, Texas, 75801. You must book your reservation by March 31, to get the discounted rate. We have 10 King singles and 14 Queen doubles, both $95 per night. Check in 3pm, check out 11am. Includes breakfast. Friday we will have a short meeting at 5:30p, then dinner on your own. You can book directly at the hotel phone 903-723-0016, or online at www.hampton.com , mention discount code SWS. A signup sheet will be available at the February meeting.

See the Palestine Chamber of Commerce visitor center for maps, restaurants and attractions. http://www.visitpalestine.com/

Paint Out Chairs: Loubono@att.net, cell 469-744-7559, Gaylord@gaylordocon.com, cell 214-876-4851

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Jim Duncan: Wednesday Watercolor Classes

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WEEKLY WATERCOLOR  CLASSES
Come to Jim Duncan’s weekly classes and take home your own colorful masterpiece.

Yes you will have success and want to come back for more.  Jim’s teaching style is painless and educational as well as entertaining.  As a side note, watercolor painting is the number one method of painting today.  Myths that still persist about watercolors will be exposed and eliminated.   One such myth is you can’t correct watercolor.  Jim will show you how, should you ever make one.

Classes are held each Wed. evening  beginning Feb. 8, 2017 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 @ 6:30 – 9:30 Pm. You may join at any time. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association

Classes are only $25.00 per class payable $100.00 for 4 classes.
Jims website: jimduncanwatercolorartist.com
Contact: jimduncanwatercolor@yahoo.com
Phone: 972-285-0606

To register contact Jim or fill out the online registration form

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Mark Mehaffey Workshop April 24-27

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Mark Mehaffey, award winning artist and teacher, will be teaching a workshop in Austin at Apache Shore from April 24-27, 2017. http://www.waterloowatercolor.org/workshops.html

Please go to www.waterloowatercolor.org for more information and how to register and pay.  For more information, please contact Michele Missner, mmmmissner@gmail.com

About Mark:

Internationally recognized artist Mark E. Mehaffey is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society; Dolphin Fellow, the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor USA Honor Society, the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Signature Life Member – Master Status, Watercolor West, the Rocky Mountain Watermedia Society, the Louisiana Watercolor Society; Signature Life Member, the International Society of Experiential Artist, Signature Life Member and the International Society of Acrylic Painters.

 

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Online Interviews with Successful Artists: STARVING ARTIST NO MORE – Free event starts Feb. 1

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Local artist and entrepreneur Heidi Eisley: I’ve interviewed 12 artist from all over the world for this FREE 3-Day event starting Feb 1st!    It’s called Starving Artist No More!    These artists share their secrets on how they use art to create extra income!   Most of the artists on the series are creating art full time!
http://starvingartistnomore.com  You must register in order to get the interviews on Feb 1st.

 

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Oil Painting Class with Liz Bonham

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This course will introduce and develop oil painting skills and will begin with an introduction of materials, color theory, composition and painting from life. This fun session is going to focus on painting inside. Please bring the supply list. This course can be used for continuing education, AP portfolio supplement or just for the fun of learning.

Classes meet Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm, 4-weeks – Meeting February 13 to March 6

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Mondays 5:30-8:30pm, 4-weeks – Meeting February 13 to March 6

Please visit our website for more details and to register!

http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com/weeklyclasses

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Rubber Stamp & Scrapbook Show in Plano Jan. 27-29, 2017

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It’s almost time again to kick off another great year of
stamping and paper crafting fun with StampScrapArtTour!

So gather up all your stamping friends
because we’ve got what you’ve been waiting for…
a wonderful weekend of shopping, learning and fun
with your favorite SSAT show vendors!
http://www.stampscraparttour.com/plano-tx/

 Plano Centre
2000 East Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, TX 75074
January 28 & 29
Saturday 10 am – 5 pmSunday 10 am – 3 pm
Tickets
$6 in Advance or $7 at the Door
 
Great Vendors • Demos • Make & Takes
Plus over $1300 in Tour Bucks door prizes
will be given away!
(Tour Bucks are to be spent at the show.) 

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Vendors include:
Art Gone Wild • Close To My Heart • Darcie’s Country Folk • Heartfelt Creations
Inky Antics • Just Crop • Just For Fun • Kreative Kreations • Repeat Impressions
Rubber Cottage • Seaside Stampin’ Ink • Stamp On It • Stampers Anonymous
Stampin’ Up! • Technique Junkies • Tessler Stamps/Stencils Co. • The Paper Cut
 

Directions to the Plano Centre

Please visit our website for Tickets & More Information

Click here to find out more.

  • Make ‘N Take Admission* $35

    – January 27th, 7pm – 10pm

    Make ‘N Take is Friday before the show. Make sure to get your Make ‘N Take tickets, they sell out fast!

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Kathleen Conover Watercolor Workshop Feb. 14-16

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Kathleen Conover 3 Day Workshop
Date: February 14,15,16, 2017

Times: 9 am – 4 pm
Cost:$250 SWS members/$300 non-members
Location: Artists’ Showplace, Dallas

Register at https://www.swswatercolor.org/workshops/kathleen-conover

Workshop questions: beverlypaints@gmail.com

Master Artist, Kathleen exhibits her work, juries exhibitions, gives demonstrations, and teaches in-depth workshops. She has been juried into more than 100 exhibitions, receiving national and international recognition for the vision, innovative techniques, and fearless expression that give rise to her unique designs. Painting with openness to her subject matter, she is guided by intense observation and deep personal reflection. The result is rich symbolic layers of literal and figurative design.

Painting from an early age, Kathleen was influenced by teachers and artists in the fertile environment of Southern California’s prominent artists, museums and galleries as well as early international travels. She studied undergraduate fine arts at San Diego State University, finished her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Washington in Seattle and earned her Master of Arts degree from Northern Michigan University. Continued study with American master watercolor artists over the next decade enriched her depth, understanding, skill, and personal style of painting.

 

Kathleen Conover’s current involvement in the growing international watercolor scene includes invitations to exhibit, judge, and demonstrate in China, Turkey, France, Belgium, Thailand and Greece. She has been honored as one of the 40 international master watercolorists invited to exhibit at the first watercolor-exclusive museum in Qingdao, China, the “Birthplace of Watercolor”. Global travel continues to influence her award winning paintings and inspires her work toward her lifetime pursuit, “… to be a better painter”.

For more information about Kathleen Conover visit her site:
www.kathleenconover.com

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas – Still Time to Register for Spring Classes

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community

Still Time to Register for Spring Classes
Several classes that begin next week are still available for registration… (Monday – Int/Adv Drawing, Intro to Weaving and Figure Drawing /// Thursday – Studio Arts Sampler and Drawing Fundamentals)
If the class you hoped to sign up for is full, Session 2 is open for registration as well. Sign up today!
ground·swell Mural Call for Entries
CAC invites artists to submit proposals for “ground·swell”, a public art partnership with The Cedars Social and its new container bar, The Cedars Backyard that will conclude in a site specific mural at the location. The deadline for submission is February 17, 2017.
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Sparks Studio New Classes – Sharon Giles Dreamtime Creatures & Flowers and the Art of Suminagashi

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DREAMTIME CREATURES AND FLOWERS
New Class… Fun and Colorful – with Sharon Giles
Tuesday Feb. 22 – Thursday April 6 – 12:30 to 3:30

A 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.  – Creatures Feb 22, Flowers April 6
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

 


 

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Sparks Studio Art Classes – Enjoy Life to the Fullest!

Review the ‘Quick View of Classes’ below then 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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Beginner Painting Class Feb. 4 in Bedford

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Beginner painting class with Venus, internationally known artist, at the Central Arts Of Bedford Gallery. Painting basics for beginners. This is a special Valentine’s Day class, 2 paintings for the price of one. You’ll paint two basic paintings and Venus will teach techniques and materials used by professional artists. $35 per person. Saturday, Feb 4, 5-7pm. This class is open to kids and adults. BYO drinks and snacks. Space is very limited so reserve your seat asap. Contact phamanthony@rocketmail.com or jsantillan13@gmail.com to reserve your seat

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Arduino Class – Interacting With Arduino

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Come join us at the North Branch Library in Denton, TX to learn about the interacting with the Arduino. In this class we will learn how to interact with the arduino using the following devices:

The Forge has 10 Arduino kits available or you may bring your own kit.  Visit our meetup page to RSVP

Arduino Class – Interacting With Arduino – Part 1

Saturday, Jan 28, 2017, 2:00 PM

Denton North Branch Library
3020 N. Locust St., Denton, TX Denton, TX

4 Makers Attending

Come join us at the North Branch Library in Denton, TX to learn about the interacting with the Arduino. In this class we will be covering the following:Buttons (6:18) In this class you will learn how to use a push button. You will assemble a circuit where pressing a button turns on an LED. You will also learn about the different kinds of buttons …

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Arduino Class – Interacting With Arduino – Part 2

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017, 7:00 PM

TheLab.ms – Education Center
1915 N Central Expy Ste 370 Plano, TX

3 Makers Attending

Come join us at TheLab.ms Education Center in Plano TX to learn about the interacting with the Arduino. In this class we will be focusing on interfacing keypads. Techniques learned here can be used on any existing microcontrollerKeypad, Part 1: Introduction (4:05) In this presentation, I will demonstrate how to connect a common 4×4 membrane keypa…

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Nancy Medina: Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes Workshop Feb. 10-12

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Painting Brilliant Florals and Landscapes

February 10-12, 2017

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

Sponsored by the Irving Art Association    REGISTER

Put a little joy in your brush and join award winning artist NancyMedinafor three days of painting florals and landscapes in oils. In addition to lessons in painting from life, Nancy will share all of her favorite tips and tools for color mixing, the importance of value to create impact, and how to use temperature strategically in order to make your paintings dramatic. Acrylic and water media painters are also welcome, and Nancy will also provide direction to these painters during her demos.

 

In this 3-day class, you’ll create beautifully adventurous paintings and teach your color to hop up and dance on the canvas!

Your class includes three days of creating brilliant color in Irving, Texas. Open for beginners to advanced painters, Nancy will share all her favorite tips for taking your art to the next level in this fun workshop!

Open for students who work in oils, as well as those who work in water based oils and acrylics, you will learn to loosen your approach to the landscape and floral still life in this indoor workshop. This will be a fun workshop with multiple demonstrations by the teacher. Nancy shares all her favorite tips with you for creating brilliant color on a transparent background, and methods for making your flowers and landscapes look authentic and beautiful. Students are encouraged to take lots of photos and ask many questions, and will take home the tools needed to create paintings they will enjoy for years to come.

February 10-12, 2017 10 am to 4:30 pm daily

$495 per student           REGISTER

Van service to and from nearby DFW International Airport available through La Quinta, as well as van service to and from class.

La Quinta Inn and Suites, 4225 MacArthur Blvd, Irving, Texas 75038 972-261-4900

You will learn to:

  • Simplify shapes
  • Brighten colors
  • Add drama
  • Paint loosely with confident brush strokes

Click here for my supply list!

 For more about Nancy, see her website  http://www.nancymedina.com/

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Still space available for my 2017 Ireland photo tour!

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Join me on a 10-day (June 15 – 25) unforgettable travel adventure where we will create grand memories together while photographing some of the most beautiful and intriguing scenery in all of Ireland!  Our tour will concentrate on western Ireland with its rugged pristine coastlines, unspoiled villages, ancient abbeys and castles, and pastoral settings.  In addition, we will have time to embrace the ambience and chat with locals in some classic Irish pubs.

For more information on my 2017 Ireland Strabo Photo Tour where you will be treated to true Irish flavors just click on the following link: http://phototc.com/tours/details/natural-wonders-and-the-creative-spirit-in-western-ireland

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Deanna Thibault Classes in Granbury

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Class time: 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Bring your lunch and drinks

Jan 17, 24, 31 – Composition and Design
Feb. 7, 21, 28 – Color Theory, Use of Color
March 7, 21, 28 – Texture

Cost $60 a month or $25 for any individual class
All classes will be held at the Shanley House,
224 N. Travis, Granbury, TX 76048

Supplies:
Drawing supplies and paper/canvas
Acylic paint or watercolor
Brushes as needed
Bring your project that your are working on so she can discuss it with you.
If you have time, after the prepared class project, you can work on your own project with your new sklls.
She will be sharing new ideas, techniques and surfaces for your new textures.

If you are interested, you can contact
Deanna Thibault Ph.520-907–6108
Ema~: deanna@thibault4art.com
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Please let Deanna know if you’re coming so that she can provide supplies that are
needed to do that days project for the class.

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Jane Jones 2017 Watermedia Workshop Schedule

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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.)

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2017  WORKSHOPS
Contact Jane at janejonesart@yahoo.com.
ABSTRACTING NATURE: Jan 31-Feb 3 (4 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
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COLOR-WATERCOLOR & ACRYLIC: Feb 27-Mar 3 (5 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
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EXPERIMENTAL/DESIGN: May 2-5 (4 days) $400, Artists’ Showplace – Dallas
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PLEIN AIR/STUDIO: PAINT THE FALL COLORS – WATERCOLOR AND MIXED MEDIA:
September 18-23
(5 ½ days) $500, Jane’s Lake City Studio – Lake City, CO

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FBCAA: Alcohol Inks Demo/Workshop with Marinette Jagger Jan. 17

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Free Demo: 10:30 – 12:00
$10.00 Workshop 1:00 – 3:00
Farmers Branch Senior Center
14055 Dennis Ln, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234

FBCAA is a non-profit group of artists founded in 1972. They hold exhibits usually at the FB library. Membership is $30. Meeting – demo -workshop is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month in the Craft Room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 1401 Dennis Lane, FB.

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

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Oil Painting Workshop for Adults: “Let’s Paint Italy” right here in Texas!

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Our 2 days 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.


Location: The Rec; Grapevine Texas; 9:30a.m.-4p.m.

I use the “Alla Prima” method of painting (working wet into wet) and I will teach you…(click for more information and to register)

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Register for 2017 FREE Basic Classes from the Irving Art Association

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

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

Registration is open for the 2017 winter and spring classes.  

REGISTER NOW

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

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

Contact: irvingartassociation@gmail.com


 FREE BASIC ART CLASSES

2017 Schedule:   REGISTER NOW

Thursday evenings 7-9pm

  • FILLED January 5, 12 & 26 Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate Instructor Sharon Giles  FILLED
  • February 2, 9 & 16 Fiber Arts instructor Laura Griffin
  • FILLED March 2, 9 & 16  Pen & Ink & Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis
  • April 6, 13 & 27 Painting – Oil/Acrylic Instructor Jane Kahler
  • May  TBA

Followup Intermediate Classes to the Free Basic Classes:

Sign up for these fee–based classes and utilize the skills learned in the basics. To register and for more information concerning cost and supplies, contact the instructor offering them.

Thursday evenings 7-9pm

March 2, 9 & 16 Intermediate Fiber Arts instructor Laura Griffin

April 6, 13 & 27 Pen & Ink & Calligraphy Instructor Angie Vangalis

May 4, 11, 18 Intermediate Painting – Oil/Acrylic Instructor Jane Kahler

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Ruben Contreras Workshop: Charcoal to Acrylic Jan. 14 – plus drawing classes

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Join artist Ruben Contreras for this Charcoal Drawing to Acrylic Painting workshop. First you will draw a picture in charcoal and then complete it with acrylic paint. Sponsored by the Irving Art Association. Flyer: IAA Painting Workshop RContreras

Cost: Members of IAA $75   Non-Members $85
Register Now

Saturday, January 14, 2017 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan, Irving TX 75061 Directions

 

  • No previous experience required
  • Ages 14 years and above
  • Supply list provided:

Supplies
Charcoal pencil / sticks
One pencil
Eraser
A ruler
Canvas 16×20
White acrylic paint
Burnt sienna paint or raw sienna
Brushes one 1″ flat and a no. 4 flat bristle brush
Paper plate
Paper towels
Small water container


 

Rueben Contreras will also continue his regular drawing classes in January. Contact the artist directly for these: Email contreras11121@att.net Phone 682-241-0053 . Mail checks to Ruben Contreras, 5307 Maverick Dr Grand Prairie Tx 75052.

The fee for the series of three classes is $90 or $30 a class.  Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts in Irving.  Directions  Class schedule: Jan. 5, 12 & 26 7-9 pm. (Thursday evenings)

 


About the Artist:

Ruben Contreras was born in Guatemala, the oldest of fourteen brothers and sisters. At an early age he began to develop his artistic talent. He now live in Grand Prairie, Texas, with his wife and children.

The subject of much  of his art reveals his passion for nature. His paintings are done primarily in acrylic, and he exhibits great skill in capturing realistic images and emotional content.

Reuben is a member of the Arlington Visual Arts Association and the Irving Art Association. He regularly teaches painting to private students. He actively exhibits his work and has won awards in juried art competitions in Arlington, DeSoto, Midlothian and Granbury.

http://irvingartassociation.org/2016/12/ruben-contreras-workshop-charcoal-drawing-to-acrylic-painting-jan-14-plus-drawing-classes/

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2017 Workshops on Vision Boards at the Alchemy Group

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Welcome in the New Year

Every New Years Day, I get to start the year, another year older and hopefully wiser. At 74, these Vision Boards are now my Bucket Lists!! I have been so blessed over the years with good friends and family so I think my Vision Board this year is going to be about Gratitude, Healthy Eating, Exercise and Art. Oh, I have to be honest… that’s what mine are always about.

I am offering two workshops for the Vision Board this year. One during the week and one on the weekend. Hope you can make it…They are always fun!

Sign up now as only 6 people per class
January 11th Wed. 10:00 until 1:00pm Register Here
January 14th Sat.  10:00 until 1:00pm Register Here
Cost $35 either class
All Supplies are provided and refreshments as well!

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The Alchemy Group
617 Lochngreen Trail, Arlington, TX

http://www.thealchemygroup.biz/

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Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival Jan. 6-8

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HeirloomProductions ® presents

GRAPEVINE RUBBER STAMP & PAPER ARTS FESTIVAL

January 7 & 8, 2017

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm · Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Grapevine Convention Center 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-3459 http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/

Our 21st Year in Grapevine! To purchase tickets online see http://www.heirloompro.com/shows2010/shows-grapevine-01-07-2017.html

Now Encompassing…
Art Rubber Stamping, Scrap/Memory Books,
Card-Making, Paper Crafting, Book Arts and Calligraphy Arts!

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* PROMINENT EXHIBITORS *
* FRIDAY FEE CLASSES *
* FRIDAY NIGHT MAKE & TAKE *
* FREE DEMONSTRATIONS *
* ATC CONTEST, EXHIBIT, AND EXCHANGE *
* AMPLE FREE PARKING *
* FOOD SERVICE *

To register for Friday classes, go to http://www.heirloompro.com/shows2010/shows-grapevine-01-07-2017.html and click on class name or  call 541-574-8000,  M-F, 10-5 Pacific Time 2:00 – 3:00 PM

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Oil Painting Classes by Elliot Fallas

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Amaze yourself, family and friends with original, colorful oil paintings of your own creative design. This unique painting class is for beginning and intermediate students with a passion for art. Class instructor, Elliot Fallas, is a local artist whose oil paintings have been featured in galleries across the country and whose body of work reflects his eclectic and highly personal techniques. Two evening classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and two day classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at Carpenter Rec Center on Coit between Spring Creek and Legacy.

New classes begin week of January 16, 2017. Check out “Passion and Art” classes on the Plano Leisure Online website:  https://parks.planotx.org/econnect/activities/activitiesadvsearch.asp

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