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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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2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition entries due July 10th

2017 CAC Annual Juried Membership Exhibition
Call for Entries
Hosted by
Mary Tomás Gallery
1110 Dragon St.
Dallas, Texas 75207
Submission Deadline: Friday, July 7th – Deadline EXTENDED: Monday, July 10th
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th 5:30 pm8:30 pm
Creative Arts Center of Dallas is now accepting submissions for our 2017 Annual Juried Membership Exhibition. In this juried exhibition our panel will be looking for the most exceptional of member work in all mediums. CAC members are invited to submit up to three images of original 2D or 3D artworks created within the last two years for consideration. 

ELIGIBILITY: All persons with memberships valid through July 2017 are eligible to submit artwork. Entrants must be or become members of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas before submission. Entrants may become a member or renew current membership online (creativeartscenter.org

), via phone, or in person. A One (1) Year Individual Membership is $45 or $35 for Seniors, Educators, Students and Veterans.

ENTRY FEES: The entry fee is $45 for a maximum of three images per artist. This includes either three images detailing one piece of artwork, or three images of three different artworks. Entry fees must be paid online or by check no later than Friday, July 7th.
SUBMISSION CRITERIA: Work that does not comply with these requirements will not be accepted. CAC will not refund any membership or entry fees to those who have not complied with the submission guidelines.
1. Artwork submitted must be original works of art.
2. Artwork must have been produced within 24 months prior to the exhibition.
3. Artwork must not have been previously shown in any CAC related exhibitions.
1. Create a CaFÉ™ profile. (callforentry.org)
2. Upload work samples into your CaFÉ™ Portfolio.
When your work samples are uploaded, they will be available for you to include in your applications. Your portfolio can store image files with the following requirements:
  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: No smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side
  • File resolution: 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 5 MB maximum
3. Apply to call and pay entry fee (or mail check to CAC office) before deadline.
***No late entries will be considered. Applications/Images will not be accepted in person.
For further information, please contact 
Andrea Blanco at ablanco@creativeartscenter.org or via phone (214) 320-1275.

Click here

to submit!

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In Memory of Our Colleague Steve Armes

Laglio on Lake Como, Steve Armes.

Laglio on Lake Como, Steve Armes.

In Memory of Our Colleague…
A talented artist, Steve Armes taught Drawing Fundamentals for the past seven years at CAC and was beloved by the students he taught. He held fast to the idea that drawing is a skill that could be taught to anyone who is willing to learn, think and practice. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time.

Steve Armes
In memory of Steve a selection of his work will be on display May 11th – 19th in the CAC gallery. Please join us for a memorial/opening reception this Thursday,May 11th 6:30 pm to 8 pmstevearmes.com
Creative Arts Center of Dallas, 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228

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Join CAC @ NorthPark for on-site workshops…


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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PRACTICE: Mosaic Community Exhibition at CAC opens Feb. 17


This exhibition features mosaic work by CAC teaching artists and students. Over 100 Artist Trading Card mosaics will be on display. Come and see! The exhibition is on view February 16th – April 7th with a potluck dinner on opening night from 6 to 8:30pm.
Creative Arts Center of Dallas2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 http://creativeartscenter.org/

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Creative Arts Center of Dallas November News


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

NOVEMBER 2016 | At the Center + In the Community

cacspringbrochureCAC Spring 2017 Brochure
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.


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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