Tag: acrylic art workshop

Sharon Giles: Dreamtime Creatures and Flowers Workshops: Feb. 22 and April 6


New Classes at Sparks Studio… Fun and Colorful – with Sharon Giles

  • Wednesday Feb. 22 – Dreamtime Creatures 12:30 to 3:30
  • Thursday April 6 – Dreamtime Flowers 12:30 to 3:30

Workshops 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


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.

509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com

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Jo Toye Abstract Explorations Workshop Nov. 10 – 12

jotoye1Jo Toye: Abstract Explorations
3 day workshop,
Nov. 10-11-12, 2016

Author of the newly released Abstract Explorations in Acrylic Painting

All workshops held at:
The Shops at Willow Bend, B-216, Plano TX

Cost:  $285. Deposit is $50.00

To register and for supply list, see http://tetasmithart.com/Workshops.html. Questions? call Teta at 214-244-9449 or email tetasmith@me.com.

All levels. Demos will use fluid acrylics but watercolors may be used.

If the word “experimentation” causes your artistic juices to start flowing, then this is  the workshop for you. During the workshop, Jo will open up her toolbox of exciting painting tools and materials; she will introduce you to the Resist Pen, Fineline Applicator Bottles, the mouth atomizer, pipettes, Clear Tar Gel, Acrylic Glazing Medium, and even stencils made from hot glue. You will work on a variety of surfaces including watercolor paper and Yupo that has been coated with white and black Gesso.

To facilitate an attitude of experimentation and exploration, you will be creating small “practice samples” that are no larger than 10” x 10”. By working in this small manner, you will have more freedom to enjoy the process, learn the technique, and move away from your usual way of working. Once you return to your own studio, each sample will serve as an invaluable reference for incorporating these exciting new techniques into your own style of painting.

Jo’s embracing style of teaching will ignite your passion for “possibility” and rekindle your joy in the painting process. Jo takes great delight in sharing her process and considers it an honor and privilege to be invited into, and share a small part of, another person’s artistic journey.


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