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Register for Spring 2018 Classes at the Creative Arts Center

CAC Spring 2018 Classes & Workshops
Many of you have been asking and we’ve received word that our Spring 2018 Brochure will be in your mailbox by November 20th. Classes & Workshops will be available to register on our website by that day as well.

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas offers ongoing weekly studio classes or one-time workshops in a wide range of visual arts. Ours is the largest community-based visual arts education programs in the city, offering more than 500 classes for teens and adults throughout the year.

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/classes-workshops

BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE

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November 2017 | At the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

 

CAC Spring 2017 Brochure
Our Spring 2018 Brochure will be in your mailbox by November 20th and classes will be available to register by the end of the month. In the meantime, why not sign for a workshop? November offerings include Holiday Glass Ornaments (Fri, Nov 10), Abstract Meditative Painting (Sat, Nov 11), Encaustic: Monotypes (Sat, Nov 11), Intro to Encaustic (Sat, Nov 11), Artist Books for the Holidays (Sun, Nov 12) and many more…

CAC Holiday Office Hours
The CAC office will be closed Thursday – Sunday (11/23 – 11/26) and will reopen Monday (11/27) resuming normal office hours. Class times will continue or postpone as scheduled with each individual class. Please contact your instructor if you are unsure if your class has been postponed until after the holiday weekend.

Join us at Klyde Warren Park and NorthPark Center
Stop by Klyde Warren Park for our monthly Art as a Second Language event from 2-4pm on Sunday, November 12th. Then later in the month join us for NorthPark Center’s Reindeer Park event on Friday, November 24th from 11am-2 pm. All events will have plenty of family-friendly art activities.

ArtAbility @ CAC
The next ArtAbility event is scheduled for November 18th, 2-4pm. The workshop, designed for young adults with intellectual & developmental disabilities, will feature three mediums for students to explore, such as ceramics, mixed media, painting, mosaic, sculpture, etc. Reservations are necessary, please call (214) 320-1275 to make yours!

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash
Join us for the 2017 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash on November 11th. We’ll be set up from 10 am to 5 pm at the “make and take” table creating fun and festive holiday crafts.

On Creativity…
In Oaxaca creativity is not just something people pursue, it’s imbedded in how they live their lives. I’m here this week for Dia de
los Muertos and can’t help but feel I’m a lucky particle inside a kaleidoscope of colors, shapes, tastes, sounds, aromas and rhythms.
Expression is everywhere and is valued as a vital part of life. You can thank the indigenous cultures which are the main ingredient (with a dash of colonialism) of this artful living. Whether it’s hand-painting colorful wooden sculptures with an agave paintbrush, shaping black pottery, hand weaving intricate textiles or cooking one of the seven famed mole dishes, “doing” and “making” are intertwined with being.
In Oaxaca there is a beautiful union between the sacred and the everyday, and nowhere is that more expressed in its Dia de los Muertos festival. During this time the living come together to rejoice the return of their ancestors. The joy, humility and devotion is present throughout the celebration.
If you want to partake in creativity on steroids, come to Oaxaca and expect to be bewitched.

Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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November 2017 Art-related Events at the Plano Public Library

Plano Public Library Events
http://www.planolibrary.org
November 2017

Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000
Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250
Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175
Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300
Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200

 

Sheila Cunningham will be concluding her time as the Artist in Residence at the 18st AIRSpace at Harrington Library in November.  Sheila will conduct all-ages workshops on Monoprinting (November 11) and Collograph Printmaking (November 19).

Anne Cameron begins as the Artist in Residence at the 18st AIRSpace in December. In time for holiday crafting, Anne will conduct all-ages workshops on Woven Christmas Tree Ornaments (December 9) and Handwoven Note Cards (December 19).

 

Single Dates:

Photoshop: Restore Old Photos – Learn how to fix scratches, add color to black and white, and more ways to bring old photos to life. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Come 30 minutes early to receive a brief overview of the Adobe program before class. Ages 13 & up
Parr Wed Nov 8 7pm

 

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Monoprinting – Create unique, one of a kind prints by drawing directly onto an inked plate then pulling a print from the plate. All ages
Harrington Sat Nov 11 2pm

 

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Collograph Printmaking – Assemble assorted materials, textures and/or shapes to create a collage relief plate that will be inked and then prints pulled. All ages
Harrington Sun Nov 19 2pm

 

Make It – Take It Movies: Beauty and the Beast (2017) – (PG, 129 min) Watch a family friendly movie and make a related craft! All ages
Davis Mon Nov 20 3pm

 

Fall Festival – The leaves are turning and there’s a chill in the air! Celebrate the fall season and make some fun crafts. Come and go. All ages
Parr Tue Nov 21 3-4pm

 

Photo Editing with GIMP – Learn how to edit photos using GIMP and our MacBooks. We’ll guide you through the use of layers, filters, and other basic tools. Bring your own JPG photo to work on, or we’ll provide one! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades 3 & up
Haggard Tue Nov 21 3pm

 

Create Comics with Illustrator – Learn how Illustrator can be used to create your own comics. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Come 30 minutes early to receive a brief overview of the Adobe program before class. Ages 13 & up
Parr Tue Nov 21 4pm

 

Digital Creation Space Open House – Curious about the Digital Creation Space? Explore and learn what
you can create using the software and equipment. Come and go. Ages 13 & up
Parr Sat Nov 25 3-5pm

 

Multiple Dates:

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.
Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6
Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am
Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

 

Mini Maestros – Join us for a musical storytime experience! Learn basic musical concepts like pitch and rhythm with books, songs, and interactive activities enhanced with live music. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6
Davis Wednesdays Nov 1-15 10am

 

3-D Printing Class – Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Please bring a flash drive to save your design work. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 8 & up
Davis Saturdays 10am-12pm
Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 4, & Dec 9

 

Photoshop Basics – Learn about the Photoshop interface, navigation and layers. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Sat Sep 9 10am
Parr Sat Nov 4 3pm

 

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults
Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm
Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

 

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves
Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)
Nov 7 Hoop Art
Dec 5 Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts

 

The Write Stuff – Join others interested in creative writing to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors. Adults
Parr Thursdays 7pm
Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

 

Ableton Basics – Learn about making digital music, from symphonies to modern day beats. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Mon Sep 25 7pm
Parr Mon Nov 13 7pm

 

Scrappy Hour – Join us for a new project each session crafted using our Cricut machine! We will be using a variety of materials for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

 

Sand Painting – Learn basic techniques and create your own masterpiece using colored sand! Be prepared to get messy. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Davis Wed Nov 22 3pm
Harrington Fri Dec 22 3pm

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Last chance to register for 2017 classes at the Creative Arts Center

Register for Session 6 Classes
Last chance to take that art class you’ve had on your to do list this year. Classes begin the week of October 30th. Get your spot today! http://www.creativeartscenter.org
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 7522
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE

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Jane Jones Art Class: Finding Your Distinctive Mark & Critique Sessions

“Finding Your Distinctive Mark”
For all levels, Mondays 10:00am – 1:00pm
$50.00 per weekly session 
Jan. 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5th
Held at Artists Showplace – Dallas, TX

 

Jane E. Jones Art Studio
S.W.S., A.C.A., T.W.S., N.W.S., N.W.O., W.F.W.S., W.C.W.S
(972)-407-1566 janejonesart@yahoo.com
http://janejonesart.com

In her decades-spanning career, Jane E. Jones has produced a diverse body of work that explores the limits of painting and demonstrates her mastery of the medium. Best known for her abstract and impressionistic watercolors depicting the Colorado landscape, she has also adopted non-objective acrylic painting to abstractly convey the feeling of cities and architecture she has visited during her extensive world travels.

Also an instructor, Jane leads workshops in both Dallas, TX and Lake City, CO imparting her expertise on color, design and abstracting nature. The recipient of numerous awards, Jane is also a published author with her essays and paintings included in magazines and art books nationwide.  Influenced by artists from Wassily Kandinsky to Georgia O’Keefe, Jane uses the history of painting to inform her works, while continually experimenting with new subject matter and techniques.

Critique Sessions

Fridays 9:30am – 12:00  (Limited Enrollment)
Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15, 2017, Jan 19, Feb 16, Mar 16, 2018
Pay as you come $20 each session up to 3 paintings each
PRIVATE CRITIQUE SESSIONS: $25 for 30 minutes or $50 per hour

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Plano Public Library art-related events for October

Plano Public Library Events
www.planolibrary.org
October 2017

Locations:

Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000
Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250
Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175
Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300
Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200

 

Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft – Low tech meets high tech in this special craft program when we make light up greeting cards using paper circuits. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tue Oct 3 7pm

 

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Introduction to Printmaking – Learn the basics of printmaking to create a relief print using your drawings, abstract or geometric designs to create a master plate from which multiple images are made. All ages
Harrington Sun Oct 8 2pm

 

Art Workshop – Be ready to collaborate and get a little messy as we create one large group artwork using paper and paint. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5
Harrington Mon Oct 9 3pm

 

Craft It Up! – Use your creativity to make a fun fall craft! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5
Schimelpfenig Tue Oct 10 3pm

 

Illustrator: Intro to Vector Art – Learn about basic Adobe Illustrator features: the pen tool, clipping masks and the swatches panel and how to use them to create vector-based art. All classes are held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Oct 15 2-3:30pm

 

Create Graphics with Illustrator – Learn how to create scalable vector graphics and designs. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Wed Oct 18 7pm

 

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch – Learn how Scratch uses drag-and-drop programming, which means no syntax errors. The program is always ready to run, enabling young learners to focus on the logic instead! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Haggard Sat Oct 21 3pm

 

Audition Basics – Learn about audio recording and editing. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Mon Oct 23 7pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Printmaking with Fruits, Vegetables and Found Objects – Play with your food and other non-traditional mark making tools to incorporate into printmaking for exciting, unique effects. Create original prints that are unexpected, whimsical and impressive. All ages
Harrington Sat Oct 28 2pm

 

Found Object Mask Making – Turn trash into treasure! Use recyclables and paint to make masks for Fall. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. All ages
Harrington Sun Oct 29 2pm

 

Multiple Dates:

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.
Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6
Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am
Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

 

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves
Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)
Nov 7 Hoop Art
Dec 5 Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts
Parr Sun Nov 26 2pm
Davis Fri Dec 29 11am & 1pm

 

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults
Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm
Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

 

Animate Basics – Love cartoons and anime? Learn how to create your own digital animation. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up
Parr Tue Oct 10 4pm
Parr Sat Dec 2 10am

 

The Write Stuff – Join others interested in creative writing to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors. Adults
Parr Thursdays 7pm
Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

 

Scrappy Hour – Join us for a new project each session crafted using our Cricut machine! We will be using a variety of materials for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Adults
Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm
Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

 

Sound Recording/Podcasting – Learn to record and edit sound and create your own podcast. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sat Sep 23 2-3:30pm
Haggard Sat Oct 21 2-3:30pm

 

Photoshop Artwork – Apply filters to your photos to create and enhance your artwork. Class held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Free tickets available 30 minutes before the program. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12
Haggard Sun Sep 24 2-3:30pm
Haggard Sun Oct 22 2-3:30pm

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NEW Classes – RUST on Canvas & POURS WITH Silicone at Sparks Studio

NEW Classes in September & October!

  • RUST and Patina on Canvas. Layers, Textures, Copper & Iron Finishes
    TERRIFIC CLASS – Reactive Techniques with Copper and Iron
    with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks
    Thursday September 14 – 9:30 to 3:00
  • POURING PAINT with Silicone. Swirls, Cells, Layers & More
    FABULOUS CLASS – New Techniques for Pouring, Shaping and Texture Cells with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks
    Thursday October 5 – 9:30 to 3:00
  • MORE see below

Join special classes at Sparks Studio to explore NEW techniques and amazing art!

509 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010 – phone 817-266-3085  SparksStudioArt.com   

 

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Adult Painting and Drawing classes

Now offering Acrylic classes on Wednesdays!!

For adults who want to learn figure drawing, painting with acrylic, painting with watercolor, or just learning art essentials.

The Art House adult art classes are for adults of any age and any level of ability, from beginner to professional.

www.studioarthouse.com

Locations in Southlake, Flower Mound and Highland Village.

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Fall Classes at the Upstairs Gallery in Arlington

Adult art classes & workshops by Sam Hopkins, Carolyn Jehring, Judy Gelfert, Marjgie Whittington, Jim Evans, Karen Foster and Doug Walton.  http://upstairsartgallery.com/schedule/TUG%20FALL%202017%207-28-17.pdf

Featuring Arlington area artists since, 1967

Eleanor Grace Martin and her artist friends founded The Upstairs Gallery in 1967… this year we are celebrating 48 years of sharing our art experience with Arlington, Texas. Our art showings are unique, our classes have been experienced by thousands of adults and young people. Come join us as we continue to feature Arlington area artists – creating paintings, pottery, jewelry and
other unique works of art.

It’s a one-of-a-kind art experience.

1038 WEST ABRAM * ARLINGTON, TEXAS 76013
info@upstairsartgallery.com
www.upstairsartgallery.com
MEMBER FT. WORTH ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION
arlington texas artists

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Register for Fall Classes & Workshops at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas

Register for Fall Classes & Workshops – 
Fall classes are available for registration and begin the week of September 5th.
New additions to our class and workshop offerings include Exploring Colored Pencils, Collagraphs, Imagination Mosaic Totem, Photoshop Elements, Personal Monograms and many others…
***Please note that we have a new pricing structure starting this fall. Classes will be based on a $12 flat instructional hour so, for example, a seven-week on-going class which has 21 instructional hours will now be $252 for members and an additional $30 per class for non-members. This is being done to have a more equitable pricing structure for all six sessions and should be easier for students to calculate. Workshops will be unaffected.
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE

About the CAC:

Creative Arts Center of Dallas: We have the largest community-based arts education program in North Texas and would love to welcome you inside our doors for a class, an exhibit or to share the stories of our wonderful outreach programs.

This past year, we’ve touched more than 10,000 lives in our community. Students and friends often write us with valuable feedback: “You have a way of merging the technical with the aesthetic, which is conducive to grasping the hows and whys.” Or “I found my bliss again…you have awakened a sleeping giant within me!” One student even told us that CAC “is cheaper and more fun than therapy.”

We help people build their creative confidence, develop discipline and foster collaboration. We adhere to a simple belief that a group of people creating art can build community. Sign up for one of our 500 classes or workshops offered each year and find out for yourself!

Address

2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, TX 75228

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday
10:00am – 4:00pm

Building Hours:

During class and open lab time

Guided Tours:

Saturdays at 11am except holidays

Telephone & Fax:

Tel: 214-320-1275
Fax: 214-320-0845
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org

 

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Plano Public Library arts-related events for September

Plano Public Library Events

www.planolibrary.org

September 2017

Locations:

Davis – 7501-B Independence Pkwy, Plano, TX 75025 – 972-208-8000

Haggard – 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075 – 972-769-4250

Harrington – 1501 18th Street, Plano, TX 75074 – 972-941-7175

Parr – 6200 Windhaven Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093 – 972-769-4300

Schimelpfenig – 5024 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023 – 972-769-4200


Single Dates:

Robotic Spin Art – Use Lego WeDo, littleBits, and your engineering skills to create spin art masterpieces! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program.  All ages

Harrington Sat Sep 2 3pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Ebru – Basic – Learn the basics of Ebru art, tools, paints and techniques. Use these techniques to create your own marbleized Ebru painting. Ages 10 & up

Harrington Sat Sep 9 2pm

18st AIRSpace Workshop: Ebru – Advanced – Explore advanced Ebru techniques and learn how to make simple flowers like carnations and daisies in your marbleized design. Ages 10 & up

Harrington Sun Sep 17 2pm

Camera Equipment Basics – Lights, camera, action! Get comfortable using cameras in the Digital Creation Space. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up

Parr Sat Sep 30 3pm

Alma y Corazon – Dancers from ages 3 to 24 perform a variety of Hispanic dances. You’ll learn more about the regions they come from and marvel at the beautiful costuming and energetic dances. All ages

Harrington Sat Sep 30 3pm

Multiple Dates:

In His Own Words: The Life and Work of César Chávez – Featuring thirty-eight photographs paired with excerpts from his dynamic speeches, interviews, and authoritative writings, this exhibit documents the full course of Chávez’s remarkable career. It examines the life experiences and philosophical influences that drove him to dedicate himself fully to improving the lives of American farm workers. Provided by the Humanities Texas exhibition program. All ages

Haggard August 7-September 15

Art Start – Stories to inspire your little artist followed by a different hands on art activity each week.

Things get messy! Smocks and materials provided. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 3-6

Parr Wednesdays Aug 30-Dec 6 11am

Haggard Fridays Sep 1-Dec 8 11am

Voces Americanas: Latino Literature in the United States – A celebratory survey of works by Latinos in the past thirty years, including images of authors, books, movie stills, public presentations, and illustrations. Based on an original exhibition at the University of Houston Library documenting a quarter century of Hispanic publishing in the United States. Provided by the Humanities Texas exhibition program. All ages

Harrington September 1-30

Cool Crafts – Learn new skills, meet new friends, and share your love of crafts. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Adults

Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm

Sep 5 Fall Embossed Leaves

Oct 3 Tinkering Tuesday Tech Craft (Part of Power Up at Your Library Week)

Nov 7 Hoop Art

Dec 5  Hygge Night – Cozy Crafts

Photoshop Basics – Learn about the Photoshop interface, navigation and layers. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up

Parr Sat Sep 9 10am

Parr Sat Nov 4 3pm

Photoshop: Professional Headshots – Learn about headshot photography and editing using Photoshop. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Come 30 minutes early to receive a brief overview of the Adobe program before class. Ages 13 & up

Parr Mon Sep 11 7pm

Parr Mon Dec 11 7pm

Novel Knitters – Bring a project and meet other crafters. Share knit/crochet tips, or learn to knit. Adults

Haggard Mondays 7-8:30pm

Sep 11&25, Oct 9&23, Nov 6&20, Dec 4&18

Puppet Shows: Little Red Hen – When Little Red Hen finds that none of her friends are willing to help her make bread, but all are willing to eat the bread, will she share? All ages

Haggard Tue Sep 12 10:30am

Haggard Wed Sep 13 10:30am

Art Start Plus – Take art to the next level with Art Start Plus! Work on a different process art project each week and expect to get messy! Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Grades K-5

Davis Tuesdays Sep 12-26 3:30pm

The Write Stuff – Join others interested in creative writing to share critiques, exchange ideas, and support each other’s creative endeavors. Adults

Parr Thursdays 7pm

Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9

3-D Printing Class – Learn the basics of 3D printing and get an introduction to 3D design. Students under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Please bring a flash drive to save your design work. Limited supplies or space – free tickets required, distributed 30 minutes before the program. Ages 8 & up

Davis Saturdays 10am-12pm

Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 4, & Dec 9

Scrappy Hour – Join us for a new project each session crafted using our Cricut machine! We will be using a variety of materials for one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Adults

Schimelpfenig Tuesdays 7pm

Sep 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

Photoshop Artwork – Apply filters to your photos to create and enhance your artwork. All classes are held in the Haggard Teen Digital Creation Space. No registration required. Space is first come-first served. Classes beyond “level 101” require experience with the software. Grades 6-12

Haggard Sun Sep 24 2-3:30pm

Haggard Sun Oct 22 2-3:30pm

Ableton Basics – Learn about making digital music, from symphonies to modern day beats. All classes are held in the Parr Digital Creation Space. No registration required, space is first come, first-served. Ages 13 & up

Parr Mon Sep 25 7pm

Parr Mon Nov 13 7pm

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Sparks Art Classes for August!… Jewelry – Alcohol Inks – Rusty Gourds – Leather Books

Visit SparksStudioArt.com for more information. Contact Suzanne with questions or to sign up for a class…call 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com.

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Open Studio Class with Realist Painter James Zamora

Open Studio Classes starting August 28th on Monday’s from 6:30-8:30pm!

Adult students are encouraged to develop projects of their own while given direction from a professional artist. Students will compose their own work using the principals elements of design. They will be encouraged to develop their own style and ideas. Classes are limited in size, so sign up today!

https://studioarthouse.com/our-classes/flower-mound/adult-art/

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Fall 2017 Art Classes at The Artists Showplace Gallery

THE ARTISTS SHOWPLACE GALLERY

FALL 2017 ART CLASSES

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

SW corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads

972-233-1223

theartistsshowplace@gmail.com

www.theartistsshowplace.com


Discover Pastels

Janice Hamilton $150

Tuesdays 1:30-4:00 PM

Session 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Session 2: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

http://theartistsshowplace.com/janice-hamilton-pastels-class

Exploring Abstraction

Don Longo $120

Tuesdays 6:00-8:00 PM

Session 1: 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Session 2: 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14

http://theartistsshowplace.com/don-longo-exploring-abstraction

Working with Charcoal

Don Longo $150

Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11

http://theartistsshowplace.com/don-longo-working-with-charcoal

Techniques in Colored Pencils

Don Longo $150

Wednesdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

http://theartistsshowplace.com/don-longo-techniques-in-colored-pencil

Painting in Oil

Janice Hamilton $150

Thursdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

Session 1: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12

Session 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9.11/16

http://theartistsshowplace.com/janice-hamilton-oil-class

Watercolor for Beginners

Lou Ann Bower $150

Thursdays 1:30-4:00PM

Session 1: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12

Session 2: 10/26, 11/2, 11/9.11/16

http://theartistsshowplace.com/lou-ann-bower-watercolor-class

Alcohol Ink on Yupo

Maribeth Jagger $150

Fridays 10:00AM-12:30PM

Session 1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Session 2: 10/27, 11/3,11/10, 11/17

http://theartistsshowplace.com/alchohol-ink-on-yupo

Loosen-Up with Watercolor (Advanced)

Bev Boren $150

Fridays 1:30-4:00PM

Session 1: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13

Session 2: 10/27,11/10, 11/17, 12/1

http://theartistsshowplace.com/loosen-up-with-watercolor

FUN-damentals of Painting

Don Longo $150

Saturdays 10:00AM-12:30PM

Session 1: 9/16, 9/30, 10/7, 10/14

Session 2: 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11

http://theartistsshowplace.com/don-longo-fundamentals-of-painting

One- & Two-Point Perspective for Artists

Janice Hamilton $90

Saturday, October 14 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

http://theartistsshowplace.com/perspective-class-2017

Weekend “Wine-Down” (BYOB)

Cindy Gray $45 per night

Fridays 6:00-8:30 PM

10/13, 10/20, 11/17, 12/1, 12/15

http://theartistsshowplace.com/weekend-winedown

Holiday Mini-Workshops

Have Fun Painting Greeting Cards

Lynda Kingsley $45

Saturday, November 18

10:00 AM-12:30PM

http://theartistsshowplace.com/have-fun-painting-greeting-cards

Paint Your Own Christmas Ornaments 

Maribeth Jagger $45

Saturday, December 2

10:00 AM-12:30PM

http://theartistsshowplace.com/meribeth-jagger-christmas-ornaments

 

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

SW corner of Coit and Arapaho Roads

972-233-1223

theartistsshowplace@gmail.com

www.theartistsshowplace.com

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Register for late Summer classes beginning July 24 at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas

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

Sign Up for Session 4 Classes
Make art with us this summer at CAC! Session 4 starts the week of July 24th. The session is a total of 6 weeks, designed to leave time for vacations.
Watch for fall classes on our website next week when you’ll be able to register.
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE

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One-of-a-Kind Jewelry and Glass Art Classes at Sparks Studio

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Join Our Popular Jewelry and Glass Art Classes

SparksSudioArt.com 509 W. Main St., Arlington TX 76010

With really good teachers, it is easier than you think to turn genuine metal into professional quality jewelry – bracelets, pendants, earrings and charms.  Sparks Studio Art offers top quality teachers and classes.  Check out the photos to choose the class you like then call Suzanne to sign up… 817-266-3085.

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Join CAC @ NorthPark for on-site workshops…

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CAC @ NorthPark On-site Workshop Series
In collaboration with NorthPark Center, CAC is now offering an going series of three-hour workshops exploring different art mediums every Tuesday through May 16th.
These extraordinary art experiences will be held in NorthPark’s Nordstrom Court or outdoors in its beautiful greenspace, CenterPark.
Stained Glass (Instructor: Diane Flynn) – May 2nd 1-4pm
Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design using spring gardening colors.
Sketchbook Journaling (Instructor: Merry Fuhrer) – May 9th 10am-1pm
Explore botanical sketching to compose your personal journal so it’s attractive and fun creating unique art pages to accompany your musings.
Mixed Media Painting (Instructor: VET) May 16th 1-4pm
Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.
Additional workshops for the remainder of the year are in the planning stages.
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2017 Summer Adult Classes at the Artists’ Showplace

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The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
2017 Summer Adult Classes

Creating Art with Line, Composition, Value & Color

$145

Saturdays: June 10, 17 & 24 9:30AM-12:30PM

A perfect class for the novice or active artist who wants to review basic principles of painting! The course will cover the elements of art (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space), composition, and principles of design. Students will study examples of paintings, observe the instructor’s demonstrations, and create artwork of their own.

Creating Art

Oil Painting 2-Day Mini Workshop 

$150

June 8-9 10:00AM-4:00PM

July 28-29 10:00AM-4:00PM

Learn the basics: composition, color, temperature, values, color-mixing, and aerial and linear perspectives. Students can paint any subject they wish from photographs. The instructor will help and instruct each student during the process and lead positive critiquing.

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Beginning Quilting

$175

Thursdays: July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3 10:00AM-12:30PM

Complete a quilt in this class! Learn to cut fabric, piece a quilt top, layer with batting and backing, straight line quilt or tie the quilt, and trim and bind your quilt.

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Life Drawing Meet-Up

Every Wednesday 7:00-9:00PM

$20

To register, call 972-233-1223. For instructor bios and supply lists, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com.

Weekly Life Drawing Meetup

The Artists Showplace Gallery

The Shops at Spanish Village

15615 Coit Road, Suite 230

Dallas, Texas 75248

theartistsshowplace@gmail.com

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2017 Spring Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace

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ARTISTS SHOWPLACE GALLERY
2017 Spring Classes & Workshops
Painting Classes
Janice Hamilton
Tuesdays 1:30 PM – 4:00 pm
3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2
$220

Jane Kahler
Wednesdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
3/22, 3/29, 4/5

$220

Maribeth Jagger
Fridays 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

$220


Special Interest Classes
Don Longo
Thursday through Saturday, March 30 through April 1st
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
3/30, 3/31, 4/1

$145 THREE DAY CLASS


Tina Alvarez
Thursday, May 4th 10:00AM-1:00 PM
5/4

$45 + $20 Supply fee (All painting supplies included)


Spring Workshops
May 4th – May 6th, 2017
$275 + $25 for Silk & Dyes
May 23rd – May 27th, 2017
$385
NEW this Fall! 
KATHY ELLIOT – COLD WAX & OIL 
September 20 – 23, 2017
$385
ENROLL EARLY! (972)233-1223

 

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho,
Gallery Hours:  10 am – 6 pm Tuesday – Saturday or by Appointment, Dallas, TX 75248

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Sharon Giles: Dreamtime Flowers and the Art of Suminagashi Workshops

 

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

  • Thursday April 6 – Dreamtime Flowers 12:30 to 3:30

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. 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

 


 

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.

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509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com
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March News from the Creative Arts Center

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Register Today for Session 2 Classes!

Classes are available for online registration! Only a couple more weeks till classes begin the week ofMarch 27th.  More info…
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE
Join us at Food Truck Frenzy 
Stop by and see us at Klyde Warren Park’s Food Truck Frenzy event on March 18th (on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn). We’ll be set up from 1 to 4 pmwith family-friendly art activities just in time for spring break!
Save the Date – 2017 Dallas Pottery Invitational
Celebrate 10 years of The Dallas Pottery Invitational show and sale on April 21st-23rd, 2017. Explore the diversity of contemporary styles crafted using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays.
On Saturday, April 22nd 11am – 5pm don’t miss an on-site gallery exhibition presented by CAC showcasing eclectic works from current and past students.
Riding the Rails @ Goodrich Gallery
“Riding the Rails” is a showcase of 25 oil pastel portraits celebrating the diversity of people that artist and CAC instructor Merry Fuhrer encounters at various stations in the DART light rail system. The show will be on view through the month of March.
On Creativity...
In February CAC hosted 97 – yes, you heard that right, 97 – K-12 Plano Independent School District art teachers for a professional development “in-service” in which teachers had the choice of attending an all-day hands-on workshop in ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing/painting, fiber, jewelry, mosaic, printmaking and even welding!
This week we received a special “thank you” from the visual arts coordinator for the district and organizer of the in-service, Laura Grundle, with more than 30 comments and testimonials from the teacher participants.
When I met with Laura late last year to plan the event, I was impressed with her vision of having the teachers just create art with no agenda. This is exactly how the Dallas Independent School District did in several years ago when they did a three-day in-service at CAC for 80 teachers. Laura’s goal was to give the teachers some tender loving care and the best way to do that for artists is to allow them to create art. I told her that another benefit that they were still to see would be that these artists would create work, learning for themselves and from each other, bringing their creativity back to each school. Since we know firsthand at CAC that artists are the most collaborative and generous people on the planet that thousands of children in PISD will be impacted.
Here are a few of their comments:
“It was a great day to just breathe and create in a studio space.  What an awesome way to recharge and remember that we are artists as well as teachers.”  Ammon Talbot
“I really enjoyed getting to draw and paint alongsi
de my peers.  Seeing the talent in our district and getting valuable feedback reminded me of how important it is to work in a community of creators.”  Linda Aponte
“Thank you so much for the opportunity to get reconnected with my passion for art.  I am ready to take the enthusiasm and passion back to my students!  What a great day for the soul.” Courtney McWhirter
“Thank you so much for hosting us.  Your facility is amazing and your teachers proved themselves not only as amazing artist but as amazing resources.” Scott Herndon
“Best Professional Day!  Nothing better than a calm learning atmosphere with master teachers leading the way.  Patience, humor, time…not using but rather drinking in all we could from
 colleagues and teachers.”  DeEtte Quinn
“Thank you CAC for having us!  It was such a wonderful day getting to switch roles and be the student.”  Renee Miller
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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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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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.
CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin

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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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New Year, New Workshops! at the Craft Guild of Dallas

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A New Year at the Guild – January, 2017

Key Dates – January
1/4  Class schedules begin
1/6  Free public lecture featuring guest artist Billy Ray Mangham – 7:30 pm
Spring classes now open!
Spring session classes are now open online for registration; reserve your spot now by clicking here.
 

Make This Your Breakthrough Year As An Artist

craftguildglassEver feel that you’re just continuing to create the same old stuff?  Try recharging your creative batteries by exploring new techniques in a workshop, or taking a class in another medium.

As our artists report, you’ll be surprised how creating art in a different medium will frequently be a break-through moment in your primary artistic pursuit.

Check out all upcoming workshops here:

1/04 Fossil Vitra – Fused Glass
1/07 Heads UP! Stretching 3D
         Canvas in Clay
1/08 Fused Glass Jewelry
1/15 Tools, tools, tools! (metals)
1/20 An Evening in the Pottery
1/22 Glass Part Sheets
1/28 Fusing Twigs, Strips, Tiles and Chips
1/29 Polishing and Finishing (Metals)
2/05 Lampwork Flowers for Fusing
2/17 An Evening in the Pottery
2/19 Intro to Stained Glass
New!  Want to introduce a friend to the fun of working with clay, or want to plan a fun date night? Try the affordable Evening in the Pottery workshop, offered monthly on a Friday evening!

New Year, New Kiln

Barrie Curtsinger, instructor, tries out the Guild’s new kiln for size
 
The Guild received a big boost towards its new facility with the recent donation of a very large, almost-new kiln which was custom built for a noted area potter.
Excited clay department representatives toured the kiln this week; its donation means that clay students will be able to fire to cone 10 almost as soon as the Guild opens its permanent home.
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The Guild is proud to bring Billy Ray Mangham to Dallas in a two-day workshop on creating a human head in clay as a canvas for artistic statement.
As an added bonus, the workshop will address key artistic issues:  how to overcome fear and creative blockage, the importance of being in the flow, and the difference between fine art and folk art.
You’re invited!  Free public lecture
Join the Guild for a free public lecture and reception for the artist on Friday, January 6th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Guild’s studios at Valley View Mall (the northeast corner of Preston and LBJ).
Interested?
Only a handful of spots are still open for this popular workshop; click here to grab one of the last seats.

New Year, New Board

Congratulations to the new members of the Guild’s Board of Directors, elected in December: Laura Easterling, Ron Lieberman, and Patrice Miller; and to Becky Moore who was re-elected for an additional term. They join existing board members Douglas Curran, Charlotte Edwards, Cherie Fruehan, Claudette LaFerney, and Deb Note. The board meets in early January to elect officers for the year.

The Guild wishes to thank retiring board members Angela Brown and Martha Vaughan for their contributions and years of service.

What’s our mission?

Our board met earlier this year in a strategic planning session for the Guild. As part of that process, the board revisited and simplified our mission statement, and extended it into vision and values statements.

Have you seen this sign at the Guild?

It’s a direct result of the new, updated mission statement which helps keep the Guild focused on creating better artistic learning experiences for you:

Mission:  To enrich lives by providing an environment for inspiring, experiencing, and creating art.

Vision: The Craft Guild is a community in which people of all skill levels can discover their artistic spirit, ignite their creativity and expand their skills. Through diverse learning experiences, and interactions with and exposure to locally and internationally renowned artists, we build an increased appreciation of hand-crafted, original art.

If you’re interested in helping the Guild in future planning or other leadership roles, please contact us at president@craftguildofdallas.org.
Always See the Latest!

Want to see what’s going on at the Guild, or be the first to know about a new event? Just follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Like us on Facebook  View on Instagram
The Craft Guild at
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road,
Suite 2118,

Dallas, TX 75240

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Sparks Studio New Spring 2017 Classes & Workshops

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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.

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509 W. Main St., Arlington  SparksStudioArt.com
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NEW WINTER WORKSHOPS & more at Oil & Cotton

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ADULT CLASSES
PORTRAIT WATERCOLOR

with Jay Bailey
Saturday, December 10, 3-6pm
This workshop will explore the use of watercolor and mixed media techniques to render and depict a human portrait. Watercolor has unique qualities which allow for flexible applications and dynamic paintings. We will discuss material considerations such as brushes, papers, surfaces, and paints. We will also cover concepts and methods which will open doors for any level of painter, such as a limited palette and the role of preliminary drawings.

LEATHERWORKING

with Scott Horn
Sunday, January 15, 2-5pm
Learn the basics of leatherworking. Sheridan-style decorative leatherwork is a distinctively American craft traditions, with deep roots in Texas. This class will teach the traditional techniques to turn a strip of raw hide into a finished piece of wearable art.

NEW!!! INTRO TO TEXTILES SERIES

with Sarita Westrup and Analise Minjarez
Thursdays, January 19-23, 7-9pm
In this 6 week Intro to Textiles course students will explore three 2D techniques and one 3D technique through explorations and samples. Shibori – A Japanese term for several methods of dyeing cloth with a pattern by binding, stitching, folding, twisting, compressing, or capping. We will focus on exploring four stitching techniques on cloth and dye with indigo. Block Printing – Create graphic repeat patterns on cloth. Carve an image from a rubber block and practice your printing skills. Silk Painting – Use synthetic dyes to paint images on silk cloth. Prep the silk surface for painting and explore basic silk painting techniques and materials such as resist paste, salt, and alcohol. Basketry – Make a three dimensional form using the coiling technique with cotton cord. Make closed and open bottom baskets, and learn to finish the lip of a basket.

HAND EMBROIDERY

with Allie Biddle
Sunday, January 22, 1-4pm
Learn the basics of hand embroidery. Beginning as a decorative art for items worn and around the home, embroidery has grown into being a leading technique of fibers art. This workshop will go through a reference guide of basic introductory stitches and a weave. After, students use these learned stitches to embroider on their given designs. During the designs, we will chat about transferring designs onto fabric, as well as what it is like to embroider different materials.

COME WITH A FRIEND, MOTHER, OR LOVER FOR 10% OFF
REGISTER EARLY. WE KEEP IT SMALL.
WWW.OILANDCOTTON.COM

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The Oil and Cotton shop is full of the best art supplies, creative kits, handmade gifts and educational toys for the kiddos. Visit during our extended holiday hours. Knowledgeable staff are ready to help you choose the perfect gift for your family and friends. Gift certificates are available as well.

KIDS: 20% OFF WEEKLY SPRING ART CLASSES

SPRING WEEKLY ART CLASSES

20% OFF REGISTRATION BEFOREDECEMBER 31, 2016
ENTER CODE HOLIDAY20 AT CHECKOUT!!

 

This SPRING our award winning weekly classes explore the celebratory spirit of rebirth, the excitement of change, and the joy of learning to create something from nothing. Find your place here!

Enroll at any time for Weekly Classes for age two – adults will run through May 26th. Register at:

WWW.OILANDCOTTON.COM

 

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December 2016 at the Creative Arts Center + In the Community

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

http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275  Email: info@creativeartscenter.org
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Register Today for Spring 2017 Classes!

Classes are currently available for online registration! Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.

Purchase a Gift Certificate
The holidays are here… Get creative and give a CAC gift certificate. Recipients can choose their own class or workshop! What could be better?

Annual Creativity Raffle – 2 More Days!
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!

CAC Holiday Office Hours
The CAC office will be closed December 23rdJanuary 2nd and will reopen Tuesday, January 3rdresuming normal office hours. From everyone here at CAC, Happy Holidays!

PRACTICE: Ceramic & Jewelry Department Exhibition at CAC
Featuring the work of CAC teaching artists and students, this exhibition is the final installment of the year in the ongoing Process to Product exhibition series and will be on view throughJanuary 20th. Many items will be for sale just in time for the holidays!

Mural Opportunity at Cedars Social
Cedars Social, a “cocktail den and kitchen” located on South Lamar has recently added a Container Bar to their outside patio. Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for a Call to Artists (exclusive to CAC Members) detailing how you can be involved in creating a mural that will face the Dallas Police Headquarters.

ArtAbility @ CAC
Join us this Saturday, 2 pm to 4 pm for ArtAbility, our free studio program offering high-quality arts instruction to teens and adults with developmental and intellectual challenges. Space is limited. Please RSVP (214) 223-9644.

Apply to Dallas Arboretum’s Artscape
The Dallas Arboretum’s annual fine craft show and sale will be held April 28th – 30th. The deadline to submit your artist application is December 9th.


On Creativity…
As our 50th anniversary draws to a close, I’m reflecting how incredible 2016 has been for CAC and me personally. It was an exciting year of creativity and collaboration resulting in achievements that we never imagined. We began the year with the launch of the anniversary at the opening of The Legacy of Octavio Medellin: His Work and Influence at the Latino Cultural Center in which more than 300 people attended. The celebration continued when we hosted our 50th anniversary fundraiser, The Blue Plate Special, in April that was attended by more than 200 people and featured the silent auction of hundreds of artist-designed plates. It culminated in October at the City Performance Hall where more than 250 people previewed the Octavio Medellin Map & Driving Tour as well as enjoyed performances by traditional Aztec dancers, a student mariachi band and a brief commission play performed in both English and Spanish.
From the first brainstorming session with our fantastic advisory committee two years ago to the exciting relationships we created with many stakeholders old and new, the anniversary was a journey that allowed CAC to elevate its status in the community. We are especially grateful to SMU’s Jerry Bywaters Special Collection at the Hamon Arts Library which houses Medellin’s archives and the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs both of which supported us completely along the way.
For me personally, 2016 marked the 10th year of my tenure at CAC, and I’m so grateful to the original board that took the risk to hire a “non-arts” person for the job. I have been privileged to have had several wonderful mentors all of my professional career, but the two women that have served in that capacity in this job and also served as CAC 50th anniversary Honorary Co-Chairs – Gail Sachson and Patricia Meadows  – have been miracles in my life.
I had the opportunity to hear Rev. Richie Butler of St. Paul United Methodist Church, speak at the Dallas Arts District Breakfast this week and to paraphrase, he noted that “religion divides, politics divide, but art and creativity unite us for a common good.” For those of us working in this field and for the many arts organizations making an impact, our job is to provide sanctuary, now more than ever. As Alice Walker writes, “Though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.”
Diana Pollak
Executive Director

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Register Today at CAC for Spring 2017 Classes

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Register Today for Spring 2017 Classes
Classes are currently available for online registration! Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.
BOOKS & PAPER ARTS
CLAY SCULPTURE
CERAMICS
CREATIVE WRITING
DRAWING
FIBER ARTS
FOUNDATIONS & CREATIVITY
GLASS
METAL ARTS
MIXED MEDIA
MOSAIC
PAINTING
PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA
JEWELRY & SMALL METALS
STONE

 

CAC Holiday Office Hours
The CAC office will be closed ThursdaySunday(11/24 – 11/27) and will reopen Monday (11/28) resuming normal office hours. Class times will continue or postpone as scheduled with each individual class. Please contact your instructor if you are unsure if your class has been postponed until after the holiday weekend.

 

Purchase a Gift Certificate
The holidays are just around the corner… Get creative and give a CAC gift certificate. Recipients can choose their own class or workshop! What could be better?
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Center Yourself
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Opening 11/17 at CAC… PRACTICE: Ceramic& Jewelry Department Exhibition

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THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community
PRACTICE: Ceramic & Jewelry Department Exhibition at CAC
Featuring the work of CAC teaching artists and students, PRACTICE will open with a potluck dinner on Thursday, November 17th from 6:30 to 8:30pm at CAC. The exhibition will be the final installment of the year in the ongoing Process to Product exhibition series and will be on view through January 20th. Many items will be for sale just in time for the holidays!
Artists include:
Anne Alford, Lynn Armstrong, Robert Baldwin, Bada Bell, Peyton Benasek, Angela Bonfante, John Fabrycki, Laura Fowler, Kristina Frey, Jimmy Galbraith, Susan Giller, Mary Helmick, Rick Hudgens, Corie Humble, Amy Justice, Susan Katrein, Becky Klaus, Jeff LaJune, Mary Middleton, Michelle Nevergold, Carolyn Oppenlander, Johnny Pompa, Nathan Portnoy, Jill Powdermaker, Brad Ford Smith, Joan Stein-Streilein, Deborah Stembridge, Dean Stith, Elaine Sunshine, Ryan Vaughan, Stacy Voortman, Lynn Wells, Anita Willis, Kathie Williams-Baity.

Register for Spring 2017 Classes NOW

Classes are currently available for online registration and our Spring 2017 brochure will be in your mailbox by the end of the week. Take a look at what we have in store for the new year.

 

Annual Creativity Raffle
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!
CREATIVE ARTS CENTER 50
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin

 

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas November News

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

NOVEMBER 2016 | At the Center + In the Community

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Many of you have been asking and we finally have a date… Our Spring 2017 Brochure will be in your mailbox by November 15th and classes will be available to register by the end of the month. In the meantime, why not sign for a workshop?

 

Art as a Second Language
Sunday, November 13th 2 to 4 pm will be our last interactive art event at Klyde Warren Park this year. The weather is forecasting to be great, so come enjoy this wonderful fall weather. Activities include: Ojo de Dios, Caricatures and Paper Lanterns.

 

 

annualcreativityraffleAnnual Creativity Raffle
Purchase your tickets for our annual Creativity Raffle until December 3rd. All entrants have the chance choose their possible prize including an art party, instant art collection or a custom pet portrait. We can’t wait to draw the winners!

 

 

 

CAC @ Etsy Dallas Jingle BASH

Stop by and see us at the 2016 Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash on November 19th. We’ll be set up from 10 am to 5 pm at the “make and take” table creating fun and festive Holiday Cards and Ornaments.

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Unseenamerica, our free curriculum-based arts initiative committed to giving underserved youth and teens a voice within their community is back in full swing with photography instructor Jessie Pollak. The program will culminate next spring in an exhibit of these 10 talented students’ work that will open at the kid’s school, Bayles Elementary, and travel elsewhere in the community. Stay tuned!
On Creativity…

Once upon a time civics was taught in our schools in which students had the opportunity to develop into engaged citizens. Today only eight states require that civics be taught at all. I just returned from the National Guild for Community Arts Education in Chicago where I had the opportunity to participate in a pre-conference presented by Michael Rohd of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice on developing such a practice using the arts as the driver. I became to wonder what it would be like to imagine our work as exchange, not just presentation. I began to envision the possibilities of becoming a community resource not just a space for the dissemination of culture. Don’t get me wrong, I think the Creative Arts Center does an amazing job of building community through creating art through the use of a strong studio practice. And I think we are addressing key social issues for underserved, marginalized and at-risk communities through such programming as ArtAbility, Camp MetalHead and unseenamerica as well as exciting collaborations with The Bridge and Café Momentum But civic practice using teaching artists working with individuals and groups to build healthier and more equitable communities is formidable work that impacts advocacy, dialogue, story sharing and capacity building. Rather than simply transactional, it is purposeful, intentional and authentic. One example of that process is a collaboration with Art 180 and Legal Aid in Richmond, Virginia which addresses the issue of mass incarceration intervening in the school to prison pipeline and creating a dialogue between young people and law enforcement. Young Chicago Authors and Kuumba Lynx Performance Ensemble are two groups employing spoken word, hip hop and rap to meet kids where they live and breathe. All you need to do is pick up a newspaper to see what is relevant in the lives of young people in many Chicago neighborhoods like just being able to safely walk to and from school. I came back from an exciting week in arts education in Chicago made all the more wonderful by the Cubs World Series win to an election that has changed the world as we thought we knew it overnight. Now even more than ever we will need this kind of work in our communities that give youth the voice they deserve to become active and engaged future citizens.

Diana Pollak
Executive Director
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Creativity in November at Sparks Art Studio – Register for classes now! Plus Africa Beadazzled Art Party

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Creativity in November

The holidays are drawing near. A refreshing art class is a good way to relax as you enjoy creativity. Take time for yourself or create a valuable handmade gift with an inspiring class.
FREE EVENT –  Africa Beadazzled – Wildlife – Maasai beaded jewelry

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  • Party featuring a Slide Show of photos, Suzanne’s Sketchbook of Africa, Beaded Jewelry, and Safari Stories.

Suzanne Sparks just returned from a month-long visit to Africa.  From Ngorongoro Crater to Victoria Falls to the Sarengeti to Karen Blixen’s home (from the movie ‘Out of Africa’), she traveled to visit villages, National Wildlife Parks and five different countries.  Suzanne stayed in tent-cabins and tracked wild animals in the ‘bush’.  Visiting traditional tribal peoples in their villages and hearing stories of their culture was enlightening.  Suzanne returned with her collection of  authentic tribal beaded jewelry and textiles.  Come and visit while Suzanne shares her adventures.  The slide show begins promptly at 10:15.  FREE but please call 817-266-3085 to let us know that you are coming.  We want to be sure to have enough cookies and punch.

QUICK VIEW OF November CLASSES

•  Monday night – every week – 6:30-8:30Monday Night Painting – all media
•  Thursday evenings  – November 3 and 10 – from 6:00 – 8:00Watercolor Holiday Cards
•  Saturdays, November 5, Dec 31:004:00Run with Scissors – Play with Paint  TM
•  Saturday, Nov 129:00am4:00pm with a pause for lunch – Bezel Making and Stone Setting
•  ThursdayNovember 17  –  10:00 to 12:30Journey-N-Art Drawing and Painting

Visit  www.SparksStudioArt.com to view photos, class descriptions, and prices.

Please call Suzanne at 817-266-3085 with questions and class sign-ups. We hope you will join us at the studio for NEW classes with talented artists and teachers.
    I’m home from Africa and  ‘nesting’ at home…  catching up on emails, finishing my sketchbook, and being calm is the way I recover from a long trip. I’m planning a get-together to share photos, tales of the adventures, and my sketchbook with you.

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STITCH WITCHES: Fiber Arts Workshops at Oil & Cotton

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STITCH WITCHES

MACRAME PLANT HANGER w/ Analise Minjarez
Saturday, November 5, 3-6pm
Students will learn beginning knot techniques to create a sturdy and stellar looking three-dimensional plant hanger. Taught by fiber artist Analise Minjarez, these beginning knots are the first steps to a continued practice is textile crafts. Using cord, you will create a unique lace plant hanger that includes a succulent, planter, cord, and brass ring.
SPIDER WEB LOOM with June Covington
Sunday, November 6, 11am-2pm
Weave using found-objects for your loom! Weaving is not confined to looms, learn to make a beautiful woven object d’art on a forked tree branch.
HAND EMBROIDERY with Allie Biddle
Sunday, November 6, 3-6pm
This workshop will go through a reference guide of basic introductory stitches and a weave. Use these learned stitches to embroider on their given designs. During the designs, we will chat about transferring designs onto fabric, as well as what it is like to embroider different materials, leaving with an embroidery kit.
FREE YOUR VOICE: BEGINNER VOCAL WORKSHOP w/ Sarah Ruth Alexander
Sunday, November 6, 6-8pm
Learning to employ good technique will free your voice.  This is the perfect class for those who have always wanted to learn to sing but lack confidence or are already performing, but would like to develop further as a vocalist.  Or…maybe you just wanna kill it doing karaoke!!!
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COME WITH A FRIEND, MOTHER, OR LOVER FOR 10% OFF
REGISTER EARLY. WE KEEP IT SMALL.
WWW.OILANDCOTTON.COM

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Register for Session 6 at CAC (plus Creativity Raffle)

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Classes begin the week of October 24th.

Click here to get your spot today…

If you can’t sign up for a full class, why not take a workshop?
Workshops include:
 

Stained Glass

 – Sunday, October 23rd

Romantic Wraps

 – Sunday, October 30th

Holiday Glass Ornaments

 – Monday, November 7th

iPhone Photography

 – Sunday, November 13th

Chickens & Roosters (mosaic)

 – FridaySunday November 18th-20th and many many more

Creativity Raffle – – Purchase your tickets!

Click here

to purchase your tickets!

Creative Arts Center 50 
Center Yourself
Est. 1966 Octavio Medellin
 
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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Art Classes – Youth to Adult at Elm Street Studio

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Elm Street Studio – Keller | Art Classes – Registration now open

Please visit our website for more details: http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com/weeklyclasses

Adult:

Oil Painting   Monday Evening

Watercolor painting – Wednesday afternoon

Teen/Adult Drawing   Thursday Evening

Teen:

Oil Painting   Monday Evening

Teen/Adult Drawing   Thursday Evening

Youth:

Basic Drawing   Monday evening 

Drawing Fundamentals   Monday or Thursday Evening

Painting   Tuesday Evening

Cartooning   Wednesday Evening

Perspective drawing   Wednesday Evening

Blender 3D Modeling/Animation   Wednesday Evening  

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