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


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
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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:

Charcoal pencil / sticks
One pencil
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 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.

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