Tag: abstract painting

NEW Classes added… Winter 2018 at Sparks Art Studio

Abstracts, Silicone Pours, Jewelry, Sketchbooks and More!

suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com       817-266-3085    http://sparksstudioart.com/

Workshops and classes at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques. The common thread in all  of our classes is having fun with like-minded friends while learning!  We work hard, we play hard, we create! 

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Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond Exhibit – reception Jan. 21

Irving Art Association Member artist Sharon Serrago starts off our new year with a beautiful exhibit entitled “Sharon Serrago: Italy and Beyond” in the East Gallery at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. Directions.

Her work will be on view January 7 through January 26. The Reception will be Sunday, Jan. 21 from 2-4pm.

About the artist:
Sharon Serrago is a local area artist, teaching weekly watercolor and acrylic classes at her studio in Richardson, TX. As her teaching strength lies in design and color theory, her classes always focus on strong fundamentals. Sharon’s ability to quickly spot problem areas in paintings and her adeptness at offering solutions has caught the eye of many art clubs and organizations who have subsequently invited her to present demonstrations, offer critiques of members’ works, and judge competitions.
She works a variety of mediums:  watercolor, acrylics, oils, collage, oil and cold wax.

A signature member of SWS, Sharon has been accepted into numerous exhibitions including Western Federation WS, Alabama WS, Georgia WS, Illinois WS, Irving WS, Houston WS, and several others.


An entrepreneur with her hand in several businesses, Sharon’s first love is her art. While she frequently paints realistically, she is most at home when painting abstracts. Her styles are as diverse as her talents, all of which goes into making her one of Dallas’ interesting artists.
For more about the artist, see her website http://www.serrago.com/ or contact her at sharon@serrago.com.


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2018 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery

This year, come study with some of the best teaching artists in the country!

For details or to register, visit www.theartists
or call the gallery at 972-233-1223. We are located at 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas 75248, at the southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho.


Oil: Unifying a Painting
Cecy Turner
January 23-25, 2018
Acrylic Abstract
Jo Moncrief
February 21-24, 2018
Flow in Watercolor
Stephen Zhang
March 6-9, 2018
Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Paintings
David Kessler
April 18-21, 2018
Portraiture in Oil
Xiang Zhang
May 2-5, 2018
$475 (includes 2 live models per day)
Pleasing Color Combinations
Mark Whitmarsh
September 20-22, 2018
Oil and Cold Wax
Kathy Elliott
Oct 17-20, 2018
Watercolor and Charcoal Pour
Karen Knutson
November 1-4, 2018

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Expand Your Creativity! Jewelry and Abstract Painting at Sparks Studio


SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP…   817-266-3085  Jewelry classes for June-July… Painting in August.

Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com to reserve a seat in any class
our mailing address… Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012
Visit SparksStudioArt.com for a complete description of classes.

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Art Exhibit: Fresh Paint | Hailey Herrera

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Inspired by the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi-Sabi, in this exhibit of abstract watermedia paintings Hailey Herrera integrates freeform lines and shapes; finding her inspiration from nature and her surroundings. Unless she has a specific theme in mind, she begins with some calligraphic lines without a preconceived idea of result. In the process of interplaying lines and shapes spontaneously, an idea emerges and the painting reveals something new to which her intuition and emotion responds. This spontaneous decision process leads to a fascinating and unconventional result.

The work displayed at Elm Street Studio is an ongoing study of experimentation in watermedia abstract painting.  Please join us at Elm Street Studio in Keller, TX for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, March 24 from 6 to 8 pm. For more information and to see images of Herrera’s work, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com. Fresh Paint: Watermedia Abstracts by Hailey Herrera will be on display through April 27, 2017.

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Submitted by Shelly Hye. Email: shelly@elmstreetstudiokeller.com

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Art Exhibit and Reception: Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward


Capturing the Dream | Irma Ward

Friday, January 27
6:00 to 8:00 pm

Ward begins with a sketch that can be contrived as a recognizable scene or accessible shapes, then transforms the surface, layer after layer, until the painting is complete. Ward shares a favorite quote from Marc Chagall speaking about the meaning of ‘abstract,’ “…something which comes to life spontaneously through a gamut of contracts….and pervades both the picture and the eye of the spectator with conceptions of new and unfamiliar elements.” With Wards paintings, too the final image may have no visible connection with the initial sketch, but will inspire the viewer to find “new and unfamiliar elements.

“Capturing the Dream, paintings by Irma Ward” will be on view from January 3 to February 27 at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Please join us for a complimentary reception and meet the artist on Friday, January 27th from 6 to 8pm. To see more of Wards’ work and for details, please visit www.ElmStreetStudioKeller.com.


In addition to her abstract pieces, Ward is sharing with us a portion of a wonderful series she has created called “Diary of Susie Swimmer.” Ward explored a 30 day challenge to create a new painting every day for a month. For continuity, Ward designed still life paintings and included the same ceramic figurine – Susie Swimmer in each of the 30 paintings. Stop by to see some of these whimsical painting, and read the story associated with each.

A portion of all art sale proceeds will benefit the Disabled American Veterans.

Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment


Submitted by Shelly Hye. Email: shelly@ElmStreetStudioKeller.com

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2017 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


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To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223. For workshop descriptions, instructor bios and supply lists, visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/.

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, Texas 75248 (Southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops at Spanish Village)

2017 Workshops at The Artists Showplace Gallery


Oil: Back to Basics

Instructor: Cecy Turner

January 24-26, 2017



Acrylic Abstract

Instructor: Jo Moncrief

February 22-25, 2017


graphite/paper 60" x 44"

60″ x 44″

Life Drawing

Instructor: Ellen Soderquist

March 10-11, 2017



Marvelous Mosaics

Instructor: Lynn Haney

March 21-25, 2017



Mixed Media Abstract

Instructor: Jan Sitts

April 5-8, 2017



Figurative Watercolor

Instructor: Michael Holter

April 18-20, 2017



Photoshop for Artists

Instructor: Brad Funkhouser

April 28-29, 2017   



Painting on Silk

Instructor: Dawn Freeland

May 4-6, 2017

$275 + Supply Fee


Clayful Creations in Polymer Clay

Instructor: Lynn Haney

May 23-27, 2017



Mixed Media Collage

Instructor: Maureen Brouillette

September 29-October 1, 2017



Watercolors A to Z

Instructor: Sterling Edwards

October 9-13, 2017



Oil Painting

Instructor: Bev Boren

November 2-4, 2017


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Sandra Grimland & Friends…abstracts opens Nov. 5 at the Upstairs Gallery


dynamic, and carefully considered abstracts
Sandra Grimland  & Friends
Laura Badonski
Donna Bertram
Pepper Crary
Anne Murray
Peggy Martin
Reception for the Artists
Nov. 5, 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m.
The show continues till Nov. 26
Sandra Grimland is a well known –
award winning artist – and she is more….
she is a teacher….
For this show, Sandra invited her
“friends” – her fellow artists and students –
to display their recent works.
Sandra brings unique instruction methods
to her classes and introduces her students
to abstract art.





















The Upstairs Gallery
1038 West Abram, Arlington, TX 76013 817.277.6961

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Abstract Painting Class with Robert Moore


Open your mind and explore abstract concepts in this fun class for beginners to advanced painters. See demonstrations in: color theory; creating textures; spontaneous gestural painting; and more. Discover your innate painting style – using acrylic or oil paint, collage or pastels – to create paintings with energetic compositions and confident brushwork. Learn about the changes in Modern Art from Cezanne to Cubism to Abstract Expressionism to Postmodernism. Please go to robertmooreartclass for more info.


Submitted by ROBERT MOORE. Email: rmoore1954@gmail.com

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Abstract Watercolor Workshop with Robert Moore


Paint with light and explore abstract concepts with watercolor paint in this fun workshop for beginners to advanced painters. Try out different papers, brushes, tools, and techniques and combine planning with spontaneity to create two or more paintings with energetic compositions and confident brushwork.  All art supplies are provided. Go to robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com for more info and pinterest.com/rmoore321 for gallery.

Submitted by ROBERT MOORE. Email: rmoore1954@gmail.com

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Abstract Watercolor Painting Workshop March 6 with Robert Moore


March 6th, 1 to 5 pm at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas. Watercolor Painting Workshop

Paint with light and explore abstract concepts with watercolor paint in this fun workshop for beginners to advanced painters. Try out different papers, brushes, tools, and techniques and combine planning with spontaneity to create two or more paintings with energetic compositions and confident brushwork. All art supplies provided.

Learn more about the Workshop @ robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com + Workshop Gallery @ pinterest.com/rmoore321 + Painting of the Day @ instagram.com/rmoore321.

Submitted by robert moore. Email: rmoore1954@gmail.com

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Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop by Robert Moore

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In this fun workshop, for beginners to advanced painters, we will open your mind to abstract concepts, color theory, composition principles, expressive techniques, and textural applications with demonstrations and exercises. We will create 2 paintings composed of power and energy using line, color, and shape, while looking at Matisse, Picasso and Cubism and how they shaped abstract painting. All supplies will be provided but feel free to bring you own favorite brushes and paints. Find out more at robertmooreartclass.blogspot.com or pinterest.com/rmoore321

Submitted by robert moore. Email: rmoore1954@gmail.com

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