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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show and Sale April 20 – 22

Friday, April 20th at 10:00 AM to
Sunday, April 22nd at 4:00 PM

Craft Guild of Dallas at Midway Commons
3410 Midcourt Rd., Ste. 115, Carrollton
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Craft Guild Spring Show & Sale April 20 – 22

Spring Show and Sale on April 20-22
Mark your calendars now for this don’t-miss event, to be held on April 20-22.  Featuring dozens of artists offering hand-crafted art ranging from jewelry to paintings to pottery and more, the Spring Show is the perfect place to find a unique gift for Mother’s Day, an upcoming graduation, or a summer wedding.
You’re invited!  Opening Reception on Friday
The show opens Friday morning, and concludes its opening day with a fun reception which is free and open to the public. Featuring live music, wine, and food, you’ll find the reception is a fun time to shop, meet artists, and select a special gift for Mom.
Or, bring a friend and join us on Sunday as we offer complimentary mimosas to our guests while they enjoy the event.
Either way, you don’t have to worry about your shopping fun getting rained out by April showers;  the Craft Guild Spring Show is in a building just steps from our new studios, with plenty of parking available..
Spring Show & Sale Hours
Friday, April 20 10 am 9 pm
  Opening reception 6 pm 9 pm
Saturday, April 21 10 am 5 pm
Sunday, April 22 10 am 4 pm

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Craft Guild of Dallas Spring Show & Sale Applications due March 19

Spring Show and Sale on April 20-22
Yes, we have a location for it, and you’ll love it!  We’ve secured a terrific indoor space just steps away from our new Guild studios.  It’s a great rain-or-shine location, close to major freeways, and with plenty of room for the opening reception as well as the show.

Artist Applications Due by March 19

Artists, don’t delay: click here to apply online: 
Applications, pictures, and payment are due by Friday, March 2 for this juried show, open to both members and non-members.

Craft Guild
3410 Midcourt Drive, Suite 115
Carrollton, TX  75006




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Introduction to Still Life Painting at The Society of Figurative Arts

Introduction to Still Life Painting at TSOFA starts Feb. 21st

Instructor: Chris Brizzard (chrisbrizzard.com, @chrisbrizzard)

Length: 5 weeks, limited to 4 students

Time: Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm starting February 21st

Cost: $180

The goal of this class is to introduce students to fundamental painting practices needed to set up a strong piece of work. Students will learn the core concepts of the block-in, separating light from shadow, setting up proper value relationships, getting the light effect and more. We will also look at still-life paintings from today and the past in order to expand our knowledge of the craft. Students will set up their own still-life by the end of the course.

Week 1: Introduce/Review core drawing concepts

Week 2: The Block-in; capturing the essence of the set-up

Week 3: Value studies in black and white; capturing the light effect

Week 4: Students set up still-life; examples from today and the past

Week 5: Continue still-life; review


Materials: vine charcoal, Canson Moonstone Mi-Teintes drawing paper (5 sheets), Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, Titanium White (no student-grade paints), assortment of bristle brushes (filberts and flats), canvases, Gamsol, paper towels

Location: The Society of Figurative Arts, 3306 Wiley Post , Suite 104, Addison, TX

For more information, e-mail cepheus_1@msn.com or call 214-725-4769.

Chris Brizzard studied for 3 years at Studio Incamminati (studioincamminati.org) under instructors trained by renown portrait painter Nelson Shanks, including Dan Thompson, Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley. Prior to that, he studied 1.5 years with Michael Mentler at TSOFA (www.tsofa.com). To see examples of his work, go to chrisbrizzard.com and @chrisbrizzard on Instagram.



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Craft Guild of Dallas Workshops & Classes


Don’t miss out!  We have a full schedule of workshops this spring, including two Metals workshops by guest artist Jayne Redman, focusing on the Keumboo gold application technique and making multiples.  Click here for the full list of spring workshops or for more details, and watch for more workshops to be added soon.
An Evening in the Bookbinding Studio
An Evening in the Glass Studio
An Evening in Painting – Watercolor Valentine’s Day Cards
2/10 Fused Glass – Fire, Water or Ice
Life Drawing, Open Session with Model
2/16 An Evening in Pottery
2/26 Life Drawing, Open Session with Model
3/2 An Evening in the Bookbinding Studio
3/5 – 3/7
Painting Best Practices Workshop
An Evening in the Glass Studio
3/10 Travel Journals!
All classes are held in our new studios at 3410 Midcourt, Suite #115, Carrollton, TX  75006.


Classes at our new location started with excitement in January as students explored our new studios, got settled, and fired up torches and kilns.  The consensus?  We love our new studios!
Painting/Drawing and Metals students really enjoy the glass walls which flood these studios with natural light and create an open, airy feel.
Come see for yourself what the buzz is all about: join us for our open house on Sunday, February 11th from 2 to 4 pm.
Thank you, volunteers!
The move would not have been possible without the dozens of tireless volunteers who helped pack, paint, move, and unpack. Thank you for your hard work, long hours, and willingness to help; you made it possible for us to open for our 70th anniversary year in our new home.
If you haven’t had a chance to visit the new Craft Guild, we’re just minutes away from our former location at Village on the Parkway.
Here’s the address for your GPS:

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Be Our Valentine at the Love the Guild Open House & Studio Tour Feb. 11

Love the Guild! Open House 

Don’t miss the Craft Guild of Dallas’s open house and studio tour event:

Sunday, February 11   2 to 4 pm.
You’ll have so many reasons to Love the Guild! 
    • Tour our fabulous new studios
    • Meet our instructors
    • Chill out at our mimosa bar
    • Enjoy nibbles & treats in each studio
    • Check out our exciting silent auction
    • Special one-time offer* for attendees

Special one-time offer?  It’s true!  In celebration of our 70th anniversary year and the opening of our new studios, those who attend will receive a coupon for 10% off one future 2018 class of their choosing.*

Watch your email for a special evite to the Love the Guild! Open House, and RSVP to let us know if you’re able to join us for the opening event of our 70th anniversary year. Don’t miss the opportunity to bring a plus-one to share the fun.
*Some restrictions apply;  details are available onsite.

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Figure drawing classes and workshops at Hull Art Academy

Hull Art Academy offers figure drawing courses and open model sessions for local artists and students. Option to pay per semester or as you go with drop-in rates. Classic training for creative artists

1404 W Hebron Pkwy Suite 100, Carrollton, TX 75010  972) 394-6111  http://hullartacademy.com

The Hull Art Academy is locally owned and operated by Mary Kearney Hull. Mary attended school at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and holds a degree in art from the University of Central Arkansas. She teaches classical skills and conceptual art for a total well rounded package of skills and creativity. Mary’s artwork has been shown around the country and was recently apart of the 2017 International Women’s Works and also exhibited at the Reese Museum and many more. She has had work published in Poet and Artists international art magazine and the “Nature Inspired” international art book.

Submitted by Hull Art Academy. Email: maryhull@hullartacademy.com

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Foundations of Drawing Course at The Society of Figurative Arts


Instructor: Chris Brizzard

chrisbrizzard.com – #chrisbrizzard

Length: 5 weeks (one day a week)

Cost: $185

Two Options: Wednesday, 6-9pm, Starting Jan.17th or  Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm Starting Jan. 21st

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, the underpinnings that set you up for a strong piece of work. Often overlooked and undervalued, these underpinnings have withstood the test of time and have been in use since the Renaissance. The elements of these underpinnings include the block-in, shape accuracy, proportion, and separating light from shadow. Components of the course include:

Week 1: Point to Line, Line to Shape – Block-in procedures.

Week 2: Shape to Plane to Structure – Block-In of Geometric Solids.

Week 3: Structure to Value to Volume – The 5-Value system.

Week 4: Value and Volume – Blocking-In and shaping the skull.

Week 5: Master Study of Leonardo Skull.

MATERIALS: Drawing Pad, 18 x 24 (Strathmore 400), Graphite Pencils, Kneaded Eraser

Where: 3306 Wiley Post (Suite 104) Carrollton, TX 75006 (close to Addison Airport)

If you have any questions, please e-mail: cepheus_1@msn.com or call 214-725-4769

Enroll at: http://tsofa.com/index.php?page=enrollment

Chris Brizzard studied for 3 years at Studio Incamminati (studioincamminati.org) under instructors trained by renown portrait painter Nelson Shanks, including Dan Thompson, Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley. To see examples of his work, go to chrisbrizzard.com and #chrisbrizzard on Instagram.





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Ted Houston November 21st Workshop & Demo

The Farmers Branch Carrollton Art Association (FBCAA) is hosting a demo and workshop with Ted Houston on November 21st in the craft room of the Farmers Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, Farmers Branch. 

We start our meeting at 9:00 AM, and the demo will be at 10:30 AM.  The workshop will be in the afternoon, 1:00 – 3:00 PM, and costs $10.  


Ted works in oils, watercolors, drawing and printmaking.  His work is an expressive use of line, form and color that covers a range of subjects.  Ted has trained at the Pennsylvania Academy of Art, and has taught classes at Ole Podrida.  Most recently he has been working in painting and printmaking at Brookhaven Community College.For more about Ted, see his website: https://www.zhibit.org/tedhoustonart

No registration necessary.  Guests are always welcome.

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

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Weekly instructed figure drawing sessions at TSOFA

Our next class is November 5th.

Individual instruction geared to improving your understanding of figure drawing. Focus includes understanding the bony landmarks of the figure and how to apply that knowledge to interpreting a live model. Poses range from short 1-minute gestures up to 20 minutes. Emphasis will be placed on working big to small.

Sundays 1 to 4pm

Cost: $40 (model fee and materials included)

Call 972-679-1625 or e-mail mentler@mac.com for more information.


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Figure drawing classes continue at The Society of Figurative Arts on October 29

Figure drawing classes continue at The Society of Figurative Arts on October 29

Figure Drawing
Sundays 1 to 4 pm
Five 3-hour sessions

Cost: $195 (model fee and materials included)

Individual instruction geared to improving draughtsmanship and the understanding of mass conception. To draw what we are looking at we need to understand what we are looking at in the visual language of point, line, plane, form, design & composition. You will learn a more accurate system of proportion based on the CSI (Cranial Sternal Index) structured around geometric solids instead of head lengths. The elements of gesture, rhythm, alignments, volumes, interlocks, tilt, twist, turn, and the yin yang approach to harmony. All materials will be provided.

Enroll here: http://tsofa.com/index.php?page=enrollment

For more info, call 972-679-1625



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One-Day Workshop in Classical Drawing Techniques at The Society of Figurative Arts

Drawing Fundamentals – The Block In

Date: Sunday, October 22nd

Time: 10am – 4pm

Studio: 3306 Wiley Post, Carrollton, Tx. Suite 104

Cost: $75

This one-day workshop will focus on one of the most fundamental aspects of drawing – the block-in. We will show you a series of exercises rooted in tradition that will help you achieve a strong start to build on. We will start by doing short block-ins from various Bargue plates and gradually extend the time allotted to each one. The fundamental principles to be stressed are gesture, proportion, shape accuracy and abstracting from nature. Visual examples and demos will be provided to help students gain a better idea of how to approach this important skill. Students who are comfortable with the Bargue plates will be able to move on to block-ins from the cast.

Materials needed:

Drawing pad, 18 x24 (Strathmore 400 series, for example)

Graphite pencils (range from 6B to 6H)

Kneaded eraser

To enroll, go to: http://tsofa.com/index.php?page=enrollment or call 972-679-1625 for more info.

Submitted by Chris Brizzard. Email: cepheus_1@msn.com

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Texas Chapter of Portrait Society of America “Face-Off” Oct. 21

The Texas Chapter of the Portrait Society of America invites you to a

“Face-off” in Carrollton, TX. Enjoy watching six artists paint one model at the same time!

Saturday, October 21, 2017 5-8pm

Hull Art Academy, 1404 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton TX 972-394-6111 hullartacademy.com

Free to the public and refreshments served.

Artists: Steve Ko, Barbara Schaffner Hack, Linda Manus Smith, Deborah Allison, Joanna Mann, Aanstasiy Chybireva


Submitted by Hull Art Academy. Email: maryhull@hullartacademy.com

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Open Drawing Sessions at the Society of Figurative Arts


WHERE: The Society of Figurative Arts 3306 Wiley Post Carrollton TX (close to Addison Airport)
WHEN: Thursdays 10:00 am to 1:30 pm with 30 minute break for lunch
COST: $20 per session
Easels, drawing horses, and drawing boards will be furnished by The Society of Figurative Arts

For more information, please contact Michael Mentler at mjmentler@gmail.com

Submitted by Chris Brizzard. Email: mjmentler@gmail.com

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Craft Guild of Dallas moving soon to new location


Welcome home!
Dear Craft Guild Family:
I’m so pleased to bring you the good news that the Guild has signed a long-term lease for a new location.

We have found the perfect spot for us with a landlord who not only loves artists, but isn’t frightened off by tenants who work over open flames daily, run kilns regularly beyond 2000 degrees, and hammer noisily day and night! In fact, Mr. Harkinson, our landlord, is partnering with us in the cost of building out our new space.

We’re excited about our new home!

We are in the Midcourt Commons on Midway, just north of Beltline Road. That’s less than 2 miles from both of our former Village on the Parkway and Proton locations.

Our new space is in a beautiful red brick building in an attractive, well-kept office park with great security. It is one of four buildings situated in a large rectangular formation that gives the complex a campus feel. We have an abundance of parking and our space is easily accessible from major highways.

Thank you

I want to thank you for your patience and continued support during our short tenure at Valley View. While we are glad that we were able to stay open for you in temporary quarters, we simply can’t wait to get back to offering all of the classes you know and love, plus a few surprises. All of the departments will be offering the full range of classes and techniques that were offered at our previous location. One thing that we are very excited about is getting our kiln yard back so we can try out our brand new gas kiln and a new salt kiln we will be building. We know how much you clay peeps love your cone 10 firings.

When we’ll move

The Board and department heads are still working tirelessly to make sure our space is ready for us. We are completing the finish-out requirements for the new location to make it as functional and safe as possible while being mindful of budget and build out time. Given our unusual needs, we expect the build-out to be complete in early September, with the move occurring shortly thereafter.

We’ll need your help

As we found when we moved into our temporary location at Valley View, it takes a village to move the Craft Guild. We’ll be starting to plan the move soon, and we need people to help us plan at both the department level and for the organization as a whole. If you love making plans, setting timelines, assigning duties, and generally “being prepared” then we have a job for you! In fact, if you can volunteer at any level, please let us know by clicking here.
And now, for my shameless plug… One great way to support the Guild is to help us promote the Show and Sale this weekend! Come and see our great artists, bring your friends and family, post on Facebook, email your friends. Heck, fly family in from around the country if necessary. And bring your mom in for Mother’s Day and have a mimosa on us! Whatever you can do to increase attendance will help build the Guild.

Finally, if you’ve read this far, please allow me to take an additional moment of your time to thank the Relocation Committee and the Board for the gazillions of hours they’ve spent viewing sites, working on space planning, and ploughing through numbers for countless location possibilities. We have looked at almost every viable spot within a 15 mile radius over the last two and a half years and built space plans and financial models for about half of them. You all have my, and the entire Guild’s, appreciation for your dedication and hard work which has resulted in us finding this terrific new permanent home.

Watch for regular updates in our monthly newsletter, updates on our site, and for special email updates from me from time to time. We plan to have opportunities to tour the new location and meetings to answer questions. There are opportunities for you to be involved throughout the process.

We’re excited about our new home and can’t wait for you to see it!
Douglas Curran


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Art on the Horizon – call for artists


“Art on the Horizon”
Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church
1641 W. Hebron Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75010
Offering a venue for local artists to exhibit their work in a solo exhibition for 6 weeks.
• Our space can accommodate 15-20 medium to large works of art or more if works are
• Each exhibition is for 6 weeks beginning on a Sunday. The work must be hung during
the week prior, and picked up promptly during the week following the show.
• Any work that is sold gives a 20% commission to the church.
• Two dimensional work only.
• Must be ready to hang, with wire, no sawtooth. Please do not bring work that is not
properly ready to hang. It will not be accepted.
• Nothing over 35 pounds
• Any theme or subject matter will be considered, yet be mindful of the space
• Any medium
There is no cutoff date for submissions. If you are interested in submitting work for
consideration, please email images or furnish a website where the work may be viewed
to: HorizonArt@HorizonUU.org

We would like to begin filling our 2017 schedule and may ask to set up an interview in order to see some work in person before finalizing the schedule and so that the artist can see the exhibition space for planning a show.

Patti Burns, Art on the Horizon

For more information on the church visit: www.horizonuu.org

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