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Made It Con March 15 -17 in Fort Worth

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The Riley Center

1701 W Boyce Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76115

We have so many varied art and craft classes for you to attend and our exciting fast paced Make It Go Round where you will make 10 with talented and fun teachers in one evening. It is like crafting bunco, if you are familiar with bunco.  You will take home 10 amazing crafts and meet new people and craft the night away!


WORKSHOPS:  We have several workshops planned for you as well as classes.  These workshops are conducted by our talented teachers and focus on lots of different topics.  Workshops are less hands-on than classes but we are able to keep the prices lower so you can take priceless knowledge back to your craft room.  To purchase workshops click here.

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Colored Pencil Pet Portrait Workshop at Noriko DeWitt Art Studio

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Colored Pencil Pet Portrait Workshop by Noriko DeWitt

Award-winning colored pencil artist, Noriko DeWitt will teach you how to draw life-like portraits of your furry friend. In this 3-day workshop, we will go through how to breathe life into the eyes, create a realistic nose & mouth, and render touch-me soft fur!  Previous drawing experience (in any subject matter) is a plus.  This is a small group workshop so the space is limited.  Sign up for your spot today!

Dates & Times:

Fri    6/23 5:30 – 8:30pm
Sat   6/24 9:00 – 4:00pm
Sun  6/25 1:00 – 5:00pm


Noriko DeWitt Art Studio
119 W. Virginia St., Ste 303., McKinney TX 75069


12 through adult


$200 plus supplies



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Portfolio Review for Photographers with Mary Virginia Swanson Nov. 12


Author, educator and mentor Mary Virginia Swanson is a leading voice in the photo industry today. She’s known for her compelling lectures, instructional workshops and insightful texts as well as her gift for motivating and inspiring photographers through group and private portfolio reviews.

On the morning of Saturday, November 12, 2016, Ms. Swanson will offer several professional one-on-one portfolio reviews for photographers who are seriously invested in a project (time slots listed below). Each artist will have 20 minutes of private review time to present a digital or print portfolio. Please note that these sessions are not intended to be casual critiques of technique and composition. Ms. Swanson would best serve photographers who are focused on a project and seeking to establish professional relationships and targeted marketing efforts in order to place their personal work in the fine art arena for exhibition and publication.

Each 20 minute session is $95 and will take place at the Dallas Center for Photography. You must register in advance, as these sessions are limited. There are only 8 slots available, and we expect them to fill up very quickly.  However, we will retain a wait list in the case of cancellation. The time slots listed below will be scheduled on a first registered, first choice basis:

9:00, 9:20, 9:40
10:10, 10:30, 10:50
11:20, 11:40

All participants must submit a link to their personal website/portfolio at the time of registration. Please provide a name for the project you wish to have reviewed. Your registration is not complete until your portfolio has been reviewed.

For more information and registration: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/mary-virginia-swanson/

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Beginner Darkroom Classes – October classes & November 13 workshop


Beginner Darkroom Classes

Photography can be so much more magical than pixels trapped behind a glass screen. Liberate your images into the real world! You’ll learn to process your own black and white film, make contact sheets, select the best frame for printing and work with an enlarger. Using chemistry and light you’ll create unique prints, completely hand made by you.

This introduction to black and white darkroom is for only two kinds of people; those who have worked in a darkroom and want to get back into it and those who haven’t done it yet! It’s the perfect blend of science and art and as close as you’ll get to alchemy.

Available as a 3 part evening class series starting Tuesday, October 18, 2016 and a one day workshop on Sunday, November13, 2016.

Our new darkroom facility was custom built just for teaching small groups. We have a film processing area, a printing darkroom with 10 enlarger stations, custom sinks, ample air conditioning and ventilation systems, and wise teachers to help you develop your skills.

What to bring: One roll of exposed 35mm or 120 Kodak or Ilford black and white film. No XP-2 or similar C41 process film. If you aren’t sure, write us and ask!

For more information and registration: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/beginner-darkroom-parent/

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Intermediate Photoshop Evening Classes start Oct. 10


Dallas Center for Photography’s Intermediate Photoshop classes take the basics from the Beginner classes and put them into action with real world, complex images. You’ll learn more about the power of Photoshop to retouch images, dissect and re-composite photos and enhance or alter reality. The Beginner Photoshop series or equivalent are prerequisites. At the end of the Intermediate series you’ll be able to extract objects from complex backgrounds, make photorealistic adjustments to portraits and products, apply advanced techniques to landscapes, assemble panoramas and create HDR images.

Each series consists of four classes. The first three classes of each series are demonstration style, with the instructor taking you through a tour of tools, features and techniques. The last class of each series is a hands-on lab where you’ll work with your own laptop and follow along as you’re shown how to put your new found skills into action. The “Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book” is required and will provide support and exercises for several of the modules.

When: Oct 10, Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 1, 2016 from 6:30-9pm

Where: Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers St, Dallas 75207

Cost: $65-220

For more information and registration visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/intermediate-adobe-photoshop/

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The Art and Business of Food Blogging Workshop Oct. 2


This unique workshop is for people who blog about food. Dallas Center for Photography has brought together three instructors who are experts in the art and business of blogging and who look forward to sharing their knowledge and insights with you.

Your very busy day will start with introductions followed by a presentation on turning your passion into a business by Coryanne Ettiene (@ettienemarket) including:

  • What are bloggers/influencers really charging for photos?
  • What are brands really buying from bloggers/influencers?
  • What are editors looking for when they scout for photo content and when is the best time to pitch for new work?
  • How to turn a paid content shoot into multiple content features to benefit your brand.

Next up is Rebecca White (@apleasantlittlekitchen) who will walk you through the way she preps and shoots dishes for her popular blog. She will help you develop a signature “thumbprint” to allow your food styling and photography to stand out amidst the saturation of food media. Rebecca will cover:

  • Background selection
  • Prop selection
  • Story telling through ingredients, food prep and final recipe creation
  • Food arrangement
  • Styling food in a simplistic, natural way

Photographer Patrizia Montanari (@patriziamontanari) will work with Rebecca, sharing tips and ideas for getting the most out of the setting and lighting to create scroll-stopping photos.

Even lunch is an activity in this workshop. You’ll be provided with fresh local ingredients to build scrumptious and photogenic sandwiches. You’ll photograph and eat your creations while Patrizia and Rebecca demonstrate the basics of photographing food and working with natural light, from preparing to visualizing and styling and documenting each step:

  • What makes a picture impactful and worth posting
  • Using a DSLR and/or an iPhone to take pictures of your food
  • Basics of food photography using a DSLR
  • How to get the best out of available light

Then it’s time to set up your laptop, download your photos and spend a little time selecting and editing your best images. Patrizia will show how to edit your images with Lightroom or iPhone apps. Select images will be gathered for a closing image critique.

When: Sunday, October 2 9a-5p

Where: Ettiene Market in McKinney, TX

Cost: $350-395

For more information and registration visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/art-business-food-blogging/

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Shoot & Edit Workshop State Fair Edition Oct. 6


Dallas Center for Photography is headed to the State Fair of Texas! This is a half photo workshop/half Lightroom workshop led by DCP Director Peter Poulides.

Peter will work with the small group while we’re shooting in the morning at the Fair. He will answer any questions, help with settings and equipment issues, and offer tips on composition, perspective, exposure and lighting. In the afternoon we’ll meet back at the studio to hone your Lightroom skills. Depending on your skill level with Lightroom, this could include everything from cropping and exposure changes to black & white conversions, split toning, cloning and local adjustments. The day will end with a slideshow of everyone’s best shots for us to sit back and enjoy.

When: Thursday, October 6 9a-5pm

Where: State Fair of Texas and Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers St Dallas 75207

Cost: $225-245

For more information and registration visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/lightroom-shoot-edit-2/

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Natural Light Portraits Workshop Sept. 17


Dallas Center for Photography’s Natural Light Portraits workshop is for any photographer wanting to learn how to capture stunning portraits of people of any age. Whether you are a parent wanting to take better pictures of your own family and friends, a photographer looking to start your own portrait photography business or if you simply want to learn some great skills for taking better portraits, this workshop is designed for you. You’ll learn how to take your basic DSLR skills and apply them to create beautiful and stylish natural light images. The techniques apply to any age subject and will help you become a more versatile photographer.

The workshop is a combination of lecture and hands-on shooting with live models of different ages. We will be shooting on location at Heritage Village in downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum, Trinity Groves or a similar location. We’ll discuss and demonstrate location and style options for creating a unique experience and final product for your subjects. You will walk away with new tricks and tools to create better portraits that reflect the unique personality of your subject.

You should already be familiar with your camera and comfortable shooting in Aperture Priority and Manual exposure modes, using single point focus mode and have a basic understanding of ISO, f-stops, depth of field, shutter speed and motion blur.

Date: Saturday, September 17 8:30a-4:30p

Location: Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers St, Dallas 75207

Cost: $250-275

For complete details and registration visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/natural-light-portraits/



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Introduction to Lighting Workshop Sept. 10 & 11


Dallas Center for Photography’s 2-day lighting workshop will help you increase the impact and production quality of your images whether you’re building a professional career in photography or just love to shoot recreationally.

We’ll start with an overview of the concepts and hardware of studio lighting. Over two days, together we’ll build and use different lighting setups from simple and clean limbo lighting to more elaborate setups. You’ll learn how and why to lean toward a certain lighting style and then have a chance to build it, shoot it and review the images. What you learn here could be applied to both still photography and video/film production.

Instructor Steve McWilliams has over 30 years in film production and media creation and is known for his depth of knowledge and willingness to share his experience with others. He was a top selling contributor to Getty Images in both still and motion collections and ran a successful still portrait business with an emphasis on high quality images and deft retouching. Steve also has a well known MacGyver-like skill for solving on-set challenges with inventive trickery and hacks.

When: September 10-11, 2016 9a-5p

Where: Dallas Center for Photography, 4756 Algiers St, 75207

Cost: $480-510

For more information and registration visit here: http://dallascenterforphotography.com/classes-and-workshops/introduction-to-studio-lighting-2/

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Summer Classes & Workshops


Summer registration is now open!  There will be two 6-week sessions and classes begin the week of May 31.  Click HERE to register.


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.

Whether you are a novice, emerging artist or a working artist or have an interest in traditional fine art, contemporary art or fine craft, CAC has the perfect class or workshop for you.

  • Books & Paper Arts
  • Ceramics
  • Clay Sculpture
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Foundations & Creativity
  • Glass
  • Leather
  • Jewelry & Small Metals
  • Mosaic
  • Painting
  • Photography & Digital Media
  • Sculpture
For more information on classes and workshops available this session or to register online, click here: http://www.creativeartscenter.org/  Tel: 214-320-1275
Email: info@creativeartscenter.org


2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

In addition to other benefits detailed on our Become a Member page, a membership entitles you to a $30 discount for all classes or workshops you take in the year after you sign up for membership. Your membership is completely tax-deductible.


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Craft Guild of Dallas Summer Session starts June 6 – REGISTER NOW




The Craft Guild of Dallas is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing arts and craft instruction for almost 70 years. We offer year-round classes and workshops for adults, from the beginner to the advanced, taught in the disciplines of metalsmithing, pottery, glass, bookbinding, painting, drawing, fiber arts, leather working and other traditional arts. Students explore and create in new, professionally-equipped studios. Our summer courses include specially designed classes for children and young adults. Membership is open to the public. http://www.craftguildofdallas.org/

972-490-0303 info@craftguildofdallas.com

New Location! Valley View Center, located at 635 & Preston.



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Impressionistic Oil Painting with Chris Brandley starting January 11th!


January 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1st

1:00-4:00 pm

*$260/ 4 week session; Supplies required.

*Course Description: I will provide the picture/set up that we will paint from together in a step by step demonstration. Bring your own photo (can be in print, on laptop, or other device) for individual painting, and one on one easel time. We will focus on oil painting technique, composition, light and color, and how to keep the color from getting muddy! Students will learn to see “impressionistically”, and explore the ability to”suggest” rather than “render” the subject. Come prepared to have a relaxing, fun-filled learning experience. This class is for all levels of painting from beginners to advanced! it is designed to help you take your painting to the next level. The last day will be dedicated to working on your painting of choice. It will be your chance to get any help on something you are working on or that you’d like to start. Classes are located at Elm Street Studio in Keller, Texas. Register HERE

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Fall Classes at the Upstairs Gallery

Make a splash with fall colors in our classes at The Upstairs Gallery in Arlington…
Explore new creative experiences with our popular teachers at The Upstairs Gallery. Build your skills in drawing. Learn techniques of painting with watercolors, acrylics and oil. Experiment with mixed media.
Call the Gallery at 817 277-6961 or follow the LINK below for more information.  Or just come by the Gallery and we’ll reserve a place for you.
Fall Gallery Night September 12-Art and Music Festival at The Upstairs Gallery


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Jane Jones Design I Workshop March 16 – 20

Jane E. Jones Design I Workshop

To register: call 972-407-1566 or email janejonesart@yahoo.com

March 16 – 20, 2015

(5 days) 9:30 – 3:30 Jane’s Studio

Limited space available.

In this 5 day class, we will focus on:

  • Opening your mind to creativity
  • Basic design using the elements and principles of design to better understand how to create your own content
  • Step by step demonstrations concentrating on using each element separately, one of the principles being dominant, building one onto the other
  • Use of value schemes and color schemes
  • Students use own reference material
  • Demonstrations and individual assistance
  • A full syllabus with illustrations and explanations of the creative ways of finding your own content
For more about the artist, and the supply list see her website at http://janejonesart.com.


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Wine and Paint Parties


Wine and Paint Parties offers 3 hour painting parties where guests are guided by a local artist step-by-step as they each paint their very own masterpiece.

Check the painting party calendar for available events: http://wineandpaintparties.com/calendar.html

Wine and Paint Parties also offers private painting parties for birthdays, bachelorette parties, corporate team-building and more.

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