June Workshops at Sparks Studio


Sparks Studio, 500 W. Main St., Arlington TX 76010

Workshops at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques.  The common thread in all of our workshops is having fun while learning and improving! We work hard, we play hard!

Sign up for classes at http://www.sparksstudioart.com/workshops.

​With Pam Carriker
Thursday and Friday, June 2 and 3
9:00am – 4:00pm
(lunch break: 12:00pm – 1:00pm)
Are you still unsure if Visual Journaling is for you? Do you think you’re missing the point of keeping an Art Journal? Visual Journals are a valuable tool and play a key role in an artists creative process. In this workshop you’ll be immersed in the Visual Journaling Process beginning with that often-intimidating blank white page by creating a variety of backgrounds using acrylic inks and stencils.  From there your journal will morph into unique pages as you add your artist mark to every element on every page, and learn to manage color using color wheel stencils. With an emphasis on listening to your authentic inner voice, you’ll learn to hear what your journal is telling you, taking clues from what is already on the page and letting it unfold as a part of a process, not a pre-planned design. We will cover fundamental art elements that will propel you forward in all areas of mixed media art.
Instructor Will Supply:  Stencils and stamps, for class use, Stencil paper, Matisse Background, Paints, Dry Wax Deli Paper, Super Adhesive Tape by Rubber Stamp Concepts, double sided 3/8″ and 1″, Matt Fluid Sheer Acrylic paints (my line with Matisse), Acrylic Inks (my line with Matisse), Mixed Media Adhesive, Liquid Pencil Sketching Inks, Cats Eye Chalk Inks, Workshop handouts
See below for a List of Supplies students need to bring to workshop.
Cost:  $200.00
No Supply Fee

Hosted by 817ArtsAlliance & DFWArtisans
Saturday, June 18
2:30pm – 5:00pm

Join in a fun afternoon of crafting and great company. The first 20 attendees will receive a swag bag.
Two colorful, free, make and take crafts will be available. There will be volunteers on hand to give instructions as needed. Sign up by “purchasing” your FREE ticket for Etsy Craft Party: Arlington on Eventbrite.  Light snacks will be provided.

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​With Barbara McFarland
Monday Nights

​Barbara is a working artist and has a B.F.A. Magnum Cum Laude  in painting and drawing from U.N.T. in Denton. Barbara teaches watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. At Sparks Studio Art she teaches an on-going painting class every Mondaynight. All painting and drawing mediums are welcome. Work on your own individual projects in the material of your choice. BEGINNERS are welcome. Each student receives personal instruction.
COST: $20

with Chantal Johnson, ICE Resin® Certified Instructor
Fall 2016 – Date and Time To Be Determined

Come for a creative-filled workshop featuring ICED Enamels, a cold enameling process that can be used on metal, wood, ICE Resin® and more.  Get the look of torch fired enameling without the flame.  In this workshop, we will create ICED Enameled hearts to be either worn as jewelry pieces or as Art embellishments.  There will be several finished options available.  With many colors to choose from, each piece is a one of a kind.  In this workshop, we will also touch on ICE Resin® as we will use it as a sealer.
*Feel free to bring old metal pieces such as out dated or old jewelry, metal buttons or metal blanks to play and practice with ICED Enamels.
Please bring a heat/craft/embossing gun.  All other materials will be supplied including ICED Enamel Medium, 1 ICED Enamel Relic Powder and several metal hearts.
COSTt: $45
No Supply Fee

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