Tag: art workshops

CARTONERÍA Workshop at the Latino Cultural Center

We will be starting another adult art class where students will make a monarch butterfly using cartonería techniques.

This 3 week workshop will be held on Saturdays, May 12-26th from 11 am – 2 pm at the Latino Cultural Center.

If you are interested in participating, there is a $50 registration fee to reserve your spot. This fee pays for instruction and all supplies you will use during class. Space is limited.

To register please contact Jessica Trevizo at jessica.trevizo@dallascityhall.com.

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Artists Showplace Gallery 2018-2019 Workshops

The Artists Showplace Gallery
2018-2019 Workshops


Mark Whitmarsh
Pleasing Color Combinations (All Media)
September 20-22

Kathy Elliott
Find a New Voice with Oil & Cold Wax
October 17-20

Karen Knutson
Watercolor & Charcoal Pour
November 1-4


Dyan Newton
Bold Acrylic Painting (Beginning/Intermediate)
February 21-23

Lian Quan Zhen
Spontaneous Watercolor/Chinese Painting
March 5-8

Jo Moncrief
Techniques in Abstract Acrylic Pouring
April 3-6

For supply lists, teachers’ bios and course descriptions, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com
To register, call (972) 233-1223
The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

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Adults: Layers of Learning at Oil & Cotton art workshops

Register at

Our mailing address is:
817 W. Davis St, #110
Dallas, TX 75208

Store Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am-6pm


March 24 Intro to Printmaking
April 8 Intro to Sashiko Brunch
April 8 + 15 Lost Wax Cast Bronze Jewelry
April 13 Intro to Calligraphy
April 14 Landscape: Reality, Memory, Imagination
April 22 16mm Film Experimental Emulsions: Cyanotype
April 28 Frame Loom Weaving
Apr 29 Paper Lithography Collage
May 5 Interior Painting: Color, Light, Space
May 12 Spiderweb Looms
May 11 The Art of Sign Making
May 18 Relief Printmaking
May 19 Botanical Inks + Handmade Books
May 20 Leatherworking
May 24 Intro to Glass: Three Nesting Plates Class
June 2 Marking + Stitch
Jun 4-25 Plate and Paper Lithography
Jun 8 Calligraphy: Pen & Ink
June 9 Drawing: Still Life
June 10 Marbling Paper
June 16 Twined Basket
June 21 Memory Jugs
Jun 23 Portrait Watercolor
July 8-29 DIY Screen Printing
July 14 Interior Painting: Color, Light, Space
July 20 Hand Lettering
July 21 Water-Based Media: Abstract Atmospheres
July 28 Monster Lab for Adults and Teens
July 29 Macrame Lace Plant Hanger
Aug 4 Landscape: Reality, Memory, Imagination
Aug 5 Photo Xerox Lithography
Aug 25 Portrait Watercolor
Aug 26 Leatherworking

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JUNTXS: A BORDER ARTS SYMPOSIUM at the Latino Cultural Center

Through March 24, 2018

JUNTXS: A Border Arts Symposium invites new approaches to the politicized yet liminal space of the borderlands through the use of film, comics, printmaking and textiles. Artists Analise Minjarez & Sarita Westrup of Tierra Firme headline the exhibition using craft media and installation art to create portraits about their home on the Texas-Mexico border. JUNTXS also includes contemporary artworks by Teresita de la Torre (Tustin, CA), Caitlin Díaz (Los Angeles, CA), Mustang Jane (Ciudad Juárez, MX), Zeke Peña (El Paso, TX), Kill Joy & Mazatl (Ciudad de México, MX). Exhibition is FREE and open to the public.

Closing Day Schedule of Events
Join us on March 24, 2018 for drop-in art activities, textile workshop, film viewing, mini artist talk, and closing reception with music by Chulita Vinyl Club!

11 am-1 pm: DIY Printmaking with Zeke Peña – FREE DROP IN
12-4 pm:  Electric Bean: E-Textiles + Natural Dyes with Mustang Jane – FREE *REGISTER ONLINE
1-2 pm: Film Viewing of QUIEN BIEN AMA NUNCA OLVIDA  +  Q & A with Caitlin Diaz – FREE
2-4 pm: Zine Making with Teresita de la Torre – FREE DROP IN
5-8 pm: Closing Reception featuring artist talk and Chulita Vinyl Club

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1924959397814459/. 

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Color Pencil Workshop Feb. 17 with Mary Jo Jung & more LGAA 2018 Workshops

02-17-18 | 9:30am to 4pm
Learn colored pencil techniques with Mary Jo Jung.

Please contact artist directly to sign up at mjung17@gmail.com or 817-688-8322.

Held at Shanley House Center for the Arts at 7pm (224 North Travis in Granbury,Texas).


Lake Granbury Art Association’s Shanley House Gallery presents the following workshop opportunities for 2017.

Click HERE to send an e-mail to reserve your spot! A deposit of $75 is required to save yourself a spot on multi-day workshops Mail to the address below.

Please make your check out to LGAA.
Dr. Diana J. Littlejohn 4027 Fairway Drive DCBE Granbury, Texas 76049 
Cell: 817-578-1842 Home: 817-326-5629

One Day Workshops…follow instructions for each one…instructions vary by workshop



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February 2018 at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas

Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228
Register Today for Session 2 Classes
Session 2 begins the week of March 26th, but it’s not too early to sign up to make sure you get your spot.

Save the Date for Blue Plate Special
CAC’s cornerstone fundraising event, Blue Plate Special returns in the fall of 2018 on Saturday, October 6th at 2616 Commerce in Deep Ellum.
Stay tuned.

We’re opening our doors for our first Instameet here at CAC on February 10th from 10 am – 12 pm! Saturday is our busiest day of the week with student artists working in Jewelry, Mosaic, Glass, Painting, Ceramics, Stone and Metal Sculpture… Photo opportunities are endless (think fire and mud…).

Art as a Second Language Designed for Seniors
In collaboration with Dallas Parks Recreation, Creative Arts Center is offering a series of workshops for seniors at recreation centers in Dallas. Please see below for the February schedule. Each
workshop will have 12 spots available. Please register at one of the recreation centers below
or call 214-671-1601.

Join our Live Figure Drawing & Painting Group on meetup.com
We’ve created a group on meetup.com for anyone interested in fine art live figure drawing or painting.
Held at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, these figure labs are conducted on a drop-in basis and cost just $15 for members or $20 for the three-hour uninstructed session which are facilitated by a professional artist. The morning session from 10am to 1pm is a series of shorter poses ideal for drawing and the afternoon session from 1:30pm to 4:30pm consists of one long pose ideal for painting or a more completed drawing. Each lab is limited to 10 participants.

Register for a Workshop
Too busy to sign up for a class? Try one of our February workshops… Several interesting workshops are coming up including Small Boxes and Lockets, Digital Printing on Clay and Indigo Dye 101.
More info…

On Creativity…
The Nasher Sculpture Center is presenting a must-see, jaw-dropping, simply stunning exhibition through April 28. First Sculpture: Handaxe to Figure Stone is the first ever museum exhibition to present ancient handaxes and figure stones as works of art. Proposed by American artist, Tony Berlant, who has amassed a large collection of Paleolithic stones, research for the exhibition lasted nearly a decade and brought in notable archeologists, anthropologists, historians, neuroscientists and artists from around the world.
The oldest artifact is a large pebble found in South Africa – The Makapansgat Pebble – is the earliest known example of a hominin (our pre-historic ancestors) recognizing and collecting a found object that resembled a face, demonstrating a capacity for symbolic thinking. But what’s evenmore astounding is this artifact is estimated to be 2.3 million years old!
Artist Unknown, Makapansgat Pebble, ca. 2.5 million
The word “artifact” comes from two Latin words – arte or “by skill” and factum or “to make”. So, when the Neanderthals began shaping stones into tools, they essentially were the very first makers. And those makers evolved from making just simply utilitarian tools, to developing an aesthetic intent.
As Dr. Naama Goren-Inbar, a professor of archaeology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, pointed out in her talk at the recent  Nasher’s 360 Speaker Series, artistic process is evident everywhere, including planning, spatial thinking, contingency and cooperation. Archaeologists have been able to determine that select handaxes were made by the same individuals. Pre-historic man discovered that tools could be both functional and beautiful.
You can travel back in time to discover the origins of sculpture and artistic intent on Feb 10 from 10am to noon as you create your own stone carving during the Nasher’s Rock of Ages Workshop.

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2018 Workshops at Artists Showplace

Cecy Turner – Unifying a Painting – Oil
January 23-25                    $290
Jo Moncrief – Create Luminous, High-Contrast Abstract Paintings – Acrylic
 February 21-24                    $385
Stephen Zhang – Flow in Watercolor
March 6-9                    $400
David Kessler – Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Paintings – All Media
April 18-21                    $400
Xiang Zhang – Portraiture in Oil
May 2-5                    $475
(Fee includes 2 live models per day)
Mark Whitmarsh – Pleasing Color Combinations – All Media
September 20-22                    $300
Kathy Elliott  – Find a New Voice with Oil & Cold Wax
October 17-20                    $385
Karen Knutson – Watercolor & Charcoal Pour
November 1-4                    $400
FUN!  Mini Workshops
Basic Photography                  $80                                                      Scott Williams
Saturday, March 3                    9:30AM-2:30PM
Fabric Collage                         $55 (Supplies included)                      Sherry Searcy
Saturday, March 10                9:30AM-12:30PM
Surface Design on Silk            $55 (Supplies included)                      Sherry Searcy
Saturday, April 21                   9:30AM-12:30PM
Gold Leaf Techniques             $125                                                    Nanc Gordon
Saturday, March 31                10AM-4PM
For Supply List: Teachers’ bios, and course description, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com
To Register, call (972)233-1223
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Artists’ Showplace, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho, 15615 Coit Rd.  #230, Dallas, TX 75248

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Register NOW! CAC classes begin Monday 1/15

THIS WEEK | At the Center + In the Community

Register NOW! CAC classes begin next week…
Get a jump on that New Year resolution and sign up for a class at CAC! Session 1 starts next week, Monday, January 15th. Get your spot today.

Meet our NEW Teaching Artists…
Nathalie Houghton
is a glass and mixed media artist based out of Dallas, TX. She received her BFA in glass with a minor in geology from the University of Texas Arlington, graduating magna cum laude. Her work is process based and explores the repetitive nature of patterns, cycles and systems. Her work has been shown in juried exhibitions nationally and internationally, including New Texas Talent, Clay & Glass Biannual in CA, and Young Glass 2017 in Denmark, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Emily LaCour
has work exhibited throughout the country in galleries, fairs, and contemporary art centers such as Susan Eley Fine Art in New York, Aqua Art Fair in Miami, and the Center for Contemporary Art in Santa Fe. She received her BFA in Painting and Drawing from Louisiana State University then continued her studies as a fellow of the Meadows School of Art at Southern Methodist University where she was awarded her MFA in 2014.

Benjamin Muñoz

is an accomplished painter, printmaker and illustrator. His work is often reflective of his heritage, upbringing and current surroundings. Benjamin paints primarily in watercolor, using singular imagery to illustrate defining moments in his life. In printmaking Benjamin works in large scale woodcuts and is the owner/operator of Casa Press. He has a passion for helping to cultivate community and collaboration among artists. His work has been displayed throughout Texas and he has curated several exhibitions over the years.
Juan Negroni
Possesses a BFA from Puerto Rico School of Fine Arts with a Major in Print Making, a MA in Art History Education and Museology from Caribbean University PR and a MFA from SMU. He is a recipient of the Meadows Artistic Scholarship Award in 2015 and the 2017 Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’art Dijon Residency Fellowship. His work is part of public and private art collections in Puerto Rico, United Kingdom, Argentina, United States, Canada, Australia and Greece. He is represented by Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas.
Jason Stallings
is a Dallas based Mixed Media Abstract artist. He has worked professionally for 10 plus years and has produced a number of original and commissioned large scale artworks. He has worked with interior designers, private clients, and corporate collections. Through work experience, Jason has an extensive knowledge of museums, galleries, art supply retail, and web design. His artwork is primarily abstract with some hints of figurative influence. He developed his technique and visual style while studying for his BFA at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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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.



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Register now for 3rd Lost Pines Art Conference Nov. 3 & 4 in Bastrop

It’s almost here! The 3rd annual Art a la Carte Conference will be held November 3 & 4 this year.  We are excited about this year’s line-up, including returning favorite instructors as well as some sterling new ones.

This year we have added more and exciting components to our conference. The conference will be located in the new Lost Pines Art Center, a 6.2 million project which is the largest comprehensive art center in Texas. All of our instructors will be featured in an art exhibit in the “Art of the Pines Gallery” in the Art Center.

The conference includes a full schedule of workshops and demonstrations.

If you haven’t registered for the Conference or signed up for classes, head over to our website:  www.lostpinesartconference.biz

Registration includes a Friday Night Opening Reception and the first look at the Conference Teacher’s Art Show in the Art of the Pines Gallery.  Also included is the Artist Panel.  Last year it was such an enlightening and enjoyable discussion.

This year it will be a Saturday Luncheon/Teacher Panel and will be included in your registration.

New this year is a raffle of fabulous prizes.  Each registrant will receive 2 free raffle tickets.  Some of the raffle items include: 2 one-night stays at the Hampton Inn, several $100 Visa Cards, original art – all valued over $100 each, and there’s more to come.  Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5 each or 5 for $20.  Tickets can be purchased at the Art Center.  (Raffle open to anyone)

ALERT:  If you register before October 16th you’ll get 50% off the $65 registration fee! That’s only $32.50, so take advantage of this opportunity!

We hope you’ll plan to attend the conference, learn a thing or two and have some fun while you support the Art Center in this important annual fundraiser.

To register and to get more information, please go to:  lostpinesartconference.biz

Thank you and hope to see you in November!
The Art Conference Committee

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Oil and Cotton Adult Workshops

817 W. Davis St. #110
Dallas, TX 75208


Listings through November 2017

Adult Weekly Art Class
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Sept 29 Natural Dye Series: Painting with Mordants Swatchbook
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Sept 30 Portrait Watercolor
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Oct 8 Leatherworking
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Oct 6 Voice as Primary Instrument
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Oct 13 & 20 Calligraphy: Spencerian
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Oct 14 Floral Painting:Intro to Acrylics and Oil
sold out
Oct 15 Macrame Lace Planter
Oct 15 – Nov 5 DIY Screenprinting
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Oct 21 Pattern and Construction: Leather Clutch
Oct 22 Marbling
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Oct 27 Natural Dye Series: Shibori & Indigo Tea Towels
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Oct 28 Abstract Painting
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Oct 29 Embroidered Bouquet
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Nov 10 Calligraphy: Intro to Pen & Ink
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Nov 11 Machine Stitched Baskets
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Nov 17 Natural Dye Series: Immersion Dyeing Swatchbook
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Nov 18 Frame Loom Weaving
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Nov 19 Introduction to Handmade Filmmaking

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CAC @ NorthPark Center classes begin next week…

CAC @ NorthPark Center classes begin next week…Sign up today!


Learn the art of plein air painting working with watercolors and paper, students will be taught how to use the medium to capture their own style whether it be in a flower bed or a scenic overlook. With the class, you will receive a quality watercolor set to keep and continue your practice – perfect for days at the park and summer vacations. All supplies and drawing boards are provided.
Unleash the power of technology in this three-hour workshop.  Instagram is for anyone, especially those who love art, visual stimulation and images more than words, as well as those who love words and appreciate the images that accompanying them.  You know that a picture says a thousand words; well Instagram is all about the pretty pictures, and it sends them across the globe to eyeballs that you cannot possibly grab with Facebook or Twitter. By the end, it will feel more like child’s play than work and you will be able to connect and share images and videos all around the globe.  Must have a smartphone and the latest version of Instagram.  No experience necessary.


Discover the world of yarnbombing (also known as guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting) which is a type of street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fiber rather than paint or chalk. In this workshop, you will work as a group to yarnbomb a bicycle and be introduced to a myriad of ideas that you can use on your own or with a group of your friends. You will also learn about fun projects that have taken place around the world and here in Dallas. All materials will be provided and no knitting experience is required.

Sketching People – Merry Furher

Sketch people from life as they go about their business – shopping, eating, visiting, relaxing.  You’ll work with gestures and expressive line and toe to quickly capture the unposed postures, movements and interactions of the people around you.  All art supplies (other than your favorite sketchbook).

Design and develop your visual dialogue as you work across multiple media at one time creating a piece from concepts including imagery and symbolism.  Working with acrylic paint and other items such as stencils, stamps, text, found objects and botanicals, play with textures and apply various mediums to create a vibrant work of art on canvas. All supplies and canvas are provided.

Study the ancient art form of stained glass window design. You will make a small stained glass panel stained glass using traditional techniques of cutting glass, copper foiling and soldering.  Patterns to choose from as well as tools to complete the project will be provided by the instructor.

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September at the Craft Guild of Dallas

Missed a week?
With all the back-to-school hubbub over the last few weeks, some of our students tell us they missed signing up on time for the Fall I session and missed the first class.
Not to worry – you can still sign up this week, just ask your instructor how you can schedule a makeup class for your missed week..
The Craft Guild at
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road,
Suite 2118,

Dallas, TX 75240

Business As Usual at the Mall for Now
The Board, department heads, and instructors have been working hard all summer to make our new home ready for us. We are still waiting for final approval on our plans from the city, and our contractor tells us construction will then proceed rapidly.
Until then, it’s business as usual at the mall, But stay tuned!  As soon as we get the city’s approval, we’ll put our move planning into action.
We expect little to no interruption to classes, but if classes are interrupted, you will be offered make-up class options.
We will keep you up do date as we learn more.  The Guild greatly appreciates the flexibility of our members and instructors as we work to get into our exciting new home. We can’t wait for you to see it!

New Workshop: Horizons Fused Glass Create an eye-catching glass sculpture at the new Horizons Fused Glass workshop, offered just in time to create a unique holiday gift for someone special in your life. Best of all, all skill levels are welcome!


Not sure what each of these are? Click here

to find out more about each workshop.


9/3 Intro to Leatherworking
9/9 Fire, Water, & Ice Fused Glass
9/9 Evening in Bookbinding
9/15 Evening in Glass
9/17 Fused Glass Vitrograph Exploration
9/30 Fused Glass Harvest Plate
10/7-   8 Fused Glass Raking
10/8 Intro to Leatherworking
10/15 Lampwork Flowers for Fusing
10/20 Evening in Glass
10/20 Evening in Pottery
10/20 Evening in Bookbinding
10/21 Fused Glass Horizons

Click here to see workshops offered through the end of the year, with more added as they become available.

Hands On Art:  An Exhibit of the Work of Our Summer Camp Artists
Summer Camp participants are invited to “Hands on Art,” a reception and exhibition of the work of the young artists attending summer camp at the Craft Guild.
Young artists and their parents can enjoy lemonade and cookies while they view the exhibit.  Displayed works of art may be taken home following the reception.
Hands on Art Exhibit and Reception
Date Sunday, September 24
2 to 4 pm
Exhibit Valley View Mall (adjacent to the Craft Guild)
Reception Multipurpose Room, Craft Guild

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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.

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.

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!


2360 Laughlin Drive
Dallas, TX 75228

Office Hours:

Monday – Friday
10:00am – 6:00pm
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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Artists’ Showplace Workshops 2017 / 2018

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

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223

For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com



September 20-23, 2017 $385
September 29 – October 1, 2017 $285
October 9 – 13, 2017 $500
October 27-29, 2017
$300 (Includes silks, dyes, palette)
November 2nd – November 4th. 2017 $285
November 7th – 9th, 2017 $300

2018 Workshops


January 23 – 25, 2018 $290 


February 21 – 24, 2018 $385


March 6 – 9, 2018 $400


May 2-5, 2018$475 (Fee includes 2 live models per day)
November 1-4, 2018. $400



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Artists Showplace Workshops for 2017/2018

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223
For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd. #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho


September 20-23, 2017

September 29 – October 1, 2017

October 9 – 13, 2017

October 27-29, 2017
$300 (Includes silks, dyes, palette)

November 2nd – November 4th. 2017

November 7th – 9th, 2017

Wednesdays & Thursdays

2018 Workshops

January 23 – 25, 2018

February 21 – 24, 2018

March 6 – 9, 2018

April 18-21, 2018

May 2-5, 2018
$475 (Fee includes 2 live models per day)

November 1-4, 2018.

ENROLL EARLY! (972) 233-1223
For full schedule and class details www.theartistsshowplace.com

Artists’ Showplace, 15615 Coit Rd. #230, SW Quadrant of Coit and Arapaho

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Craft Guild of Dallas May Workshops



Craft Guild of Dallas
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road
Dallas, TX  75240



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Fall 2017 Workshops & New 2018 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


Fall 2017 Workshops and newly announced 2018 Workshops at Artists Showplace Gallery. For a description of workshops, see http://theartistsshowplace.com/workshops/.

Secure your spot in our workshops with a $75 deposit (non-refundable).  Register early!  Call 972–233–1223.


15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, TX 75248

The Shops at Spanish Village

New addition!

Kathy Elliott
Cold Wax & Oil
September 20-23
Kathy Elliott - Cold Wax & Oil


FALL 2017 2018
Maureen Brouillette
Mixed Media Collage
September 29-October 1, 2017

Maureen Brouillette

Cecy Turner
January 23-25, 2018

Cecy Turner

Sterling Edwards
October 9-13, 2017
Sterling Edwards
Jo Moncrief
Acrylic Abstract
February 21-24, 2018

Jo Moncrief 2018

Bev Boren
November 2-4, 2017

Bev Boren Oil

Stephen Zhang
March 6-9, 2018

Stephen Zhang

Michael Holter
Figurative Watercolor
November 7-9, 2017

Michael Holter

David Kessler
All Media Abstract
April 18-21, 2018

David Kessler

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2017 Spring Classes & Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


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

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


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


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


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

$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
NEW this Fall! 
September 20 – 23, 2017
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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FBCAA March 21st meeting: Marie Renfro demo & workshop


The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having a meeting and Acrylics Collage demo with Marie Renfro, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood.  The event begins at 9:00 a.m. with the demo at 10:30. The meeting/demo concludes at noon.  Guests and potential new members are welcome.

Ms. Renfro will also conduct a workshop that afternoon from 1:00-3:00.  Cost of the workshop is $10. For more about Marie, see her website https://gallery8.com/c-marie-renfro/

Anyone who enjoys art or is interested in promoting the visual arts is welcome to join us.  Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year. https://www.facebook.com/Farmers-Branch-Carrollton-Art-Association-149816435455992/

Submitted by Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association. Email: landlsorensen@gmail.com

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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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2017 Workshops on Vision Boards at the Alchemy Group


Welcome in the New Year

Every New Years Day, I get to start the year, another year older and hopefully wiser. At 74, these Vision Boards are now my Bucket Lists!! I have been so blessed over the years with good friends and family so I think my Vision Board this year is going to be about Gratitude, Healthy Eating, Exercise and Art. Oh, I have to be honest… that’s what mine are always about.

I am offering two workshops for the Vision Board this year. One during the week and one on the weekend. Hope you can make it…They are always fun!

Sign up now as only 6 people per class
January 11th Wed. 10:00 until 1:00pm Register Here
January 14th Sat.  10:00 until 1:00pm Register Here
Cost $35 either class
All Supplies are provided and refreshments as well!


The Alchemy Group
617 Lochngreen Trail, Arlington, TX



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


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.
billyraymanghamThe Guild Welcomes Guest Clay Artist Billy Ray Mangham
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).
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!
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The Craft Guild at
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road,
Suite 2118,

Dallas, TX 75240

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2017 Workshops at Artists’ Showplace


2017-workshops-at-the-artists-showplace-gallery (PDF)

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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2016 Lost Pines Art Conference coming Sept. 16 & 17



ART A LA CARTE  – September 16th & 17th

Lost Pines Art League is pleased to announce our second annual 2016 Lost Pines Art Conference (2015 Lost Pines Regional Arts Conference-LPRAC) to be held September 16-17 in Bastrop Texas.  

To Register go to:  lostpinesartconference.org

An impressive line-up of 21 teachers with sessions in:

Ceramics & Clay, Pastels, Oils. Alcohol Inks, Acrylic. Photography,Scratchboard, Childrens’ Classes, Watercolor, Jewelry, Mosaics, Glass, Sculpting demo, Adobe Lightroom, Social Media. and Building Your Website

The Art Conference is for creatives who wish to immerse themselves in inspiration, networking, experimentation, and discovery.  This two-day conference is hosted by the Lost Pines Art League.

To further fire up that imagination, the venues are in historic downtown Bastrop.  Nestled on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of the Lost Pines region, the Bastrop historic district offers a selection of galleries, shops, restaurants, and inns.  Nearby neighborhoods contain over 100 historic homes, many beautifully restored.  A Texas Main Street city since 2007, Bastrop was also named a Distinctive Destination in 2010 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in recognition of the City’s work to preserve its historic character.

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Special FBCAA Workshops in Pastel, Watermedia and Marbling


Potential Workshops – For more information call Toni Wengler 972-407-0353 http://fbcart.org/

Occasionally FBCAA hosts special workshops for the benefit of the members and the public.  The cost for these is at the discretion of the association and the artist.

If you are interested in any of the following, please call and let us know.  If a workshop fills to capacity, that would be great!



Marie Maines, PSA – EXPLORING COLOR. This 2-day workshop will use the medium of pastel to explore the many properties of color as they relate to composition. Participants will become more familiar with the terms hue, value, temperature and intensity and how their relationships to one another affect the mood of a drawing. Hands on experiments, instructor demos and the application of principles explored in the workshop will culminate in a final drawing project. Expected outcomes are: a greater understanding of basic art concepts and an increased comfort level in the use of pastel.

Date: Wed. January 20 and Thurs. January 21, 2016 9:30-3:30pm

Place: Farmers Branch Rec. Center

Price: $160 with a minimum of 10 students. Non-members $175


Teta Smith – Two-day Watercolor or Acrylic Pouring Impressionistic Realism or Abstract Subjects.

Appropriate for all levels of experience.

Dates: Thurs. Feb. 25 and Fri. Feb. 26, 2016 9:30-3:30pm

Place: Farmers Branch Rec. Center

Price: $170.00 per student. Non-members $180


Jane E. Jones – Two-day Marbling Workshop.

Marbling Techniques for cards, bookmarks, and paintings in watercolor and acrylics. Supplies provided by Jane: marbling mixture, marbling paint, marbling containers, cards and envelopes. Appropriate for all levels of experience.

Date: Wed. March 2nd and Thurs March 3rd. 2016 9:30-3:30pm

Place: Farmers Branch Rec. Center

Price: $250.00 per student (member and non-member)

Students: 8 people minimum and 12 people maximum.

Submitted by Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association. Email: fbcaa@fbcart.org

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