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January Free Classes in Acrylic Printmaking

NandinaWithBerries by Sharon Giles

Free Basic Classes in Acrylic Printmaking with a Gelli Plate sponsored by the Irving Art Association.

Instructor: Sharon Giles

January 5, 12 & 26, 2017 7-9 pm (Thursday evenings) at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving.  Register Now!

Learn printmaking without a press:  Explore this fascinating new tool to create prints or the start for a painting…

And put the fun back into your art! If you’re perfectionistic or have a fear of making a wrong mark or ruining a piece of art paper, gelli printing will definitely remove it. You will make lots of art! And it will be messy, but fun.

Basic supplies will be provided. (Acrylic paint, paper, brayer, water container, spray bottle, Gelli Plate, stencils, masks, paper towels and other tools.) (Sorry, you don’t get to keep the supplies, just the results.) If you have a gel or gelli plate and brayer, please bring those. If you wish to bring additional supplies, you can. (Stencils, masks, mark-making tools, paper and your favorite colors of acrylics in any brand.) Bring an apron or wear grunge clothes.

For information on Gelli Arts Plates, see http://www.gelliarts.com/ or for Gel Press Plates, see http://www.gelpress.com/. You can also make your own — see Sharon’s article. Plus there are many videos on gelli printing on YouTube.



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October Gelli Art Plate Classes


Gelli Art Plate Classes held at Brandi Cooper Studio at the Valley View Mall, 13331 Preston Rd, Dallas, 75240. Contact Brandi Cooper <pensandpatterns@gmail.com>.

Gelli Art Plate and Paper Making
Friday, October 3rd from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, October 4th from 10am to 4pm
Cost: $65
Email pensandpatterns@gmail.com for supply list and to register.
Discover how easy it is to make beautiful painted papers with the Gelli Arts plate and acrylic paints. These papers can be used for collage, card making, as wrapping paper, and much more. You may even want to frame them.
In the first part of the class, we will be making stencils and masks from ordinary plastic dividers, a glue gun and card stock, stamps from craft foam cut outs and mat board and learning about many different ways to create the marks on your Gelli Arts Printing Plate.
I have a few 6×6 Gelli Arts Printing Plates for sale (first come first served)

Gelli Art Plate and Zentangle Prerequisite Zentangle Basics
Friday, October 10th from 1pm to 4pm
Cost: $45
Email pensandpatterns@gmail.com for supply list and to register.
Add color to your Zentangles and your Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) using the Gelli Arts Printing Plate. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. If you haven’t already, I suggest you take a Zentangle class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) before attending this class. Go to pensandpatterns.blogspot.com for my class schedule or zentangle.com for a CZT near you. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

Gelli Art Plate and Card Making
Friday, October 17th from 1pm to 4pm
Saturday, October 18th from 10am to 1pm
Cost: $45
Email pensandpatterns@gmail.com for supply list and to register
Whatever the occasion, giving a handmade card makes it a lot more special. Discover how easy it is to make colorful designs with your Gelli Art printing plate and acrylic paints. We will be making painted papers with the Gelli plate to add to card blanks.
This will be a great chance to create one of a kind cards to send out to your friends and relatives for the holidays, as a thank you, for invitations, or for gift giving.

Gelli Art Plate and Mini Book Making
Friday, October 24th from 10am to 4pm
Saturday, October 25th from 10am to 4pm
Cost: $65
Email pensandpatterns@gmail.com for supply list and to register
Let’s make a mini book for you to use as a journal, an album, a gift or to just show off all the beautiful papers you will be creating with the Gelli Arts Printing Plate.

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Fall Classes from Sparks Studio


Hello artists and friends,

The Calendar of Events & Classes for SparksStudioArt.com is ready. This fall is sure to be excitingly creative with loads of new classes! Just in time for those cooler days when we spend more time indoors.

We also have a few fun events this fall including a Sparks Studio birthday bash to celebrate our fantastic first year!  We hope you’ll join us in the celebration! Thank you for your support throughout this past year!

You will notice a few changes to the Class Details page of our website.  One important change to note:

Take a little time to look over the schedule, forward the Calendar to your friends, and sign up for a class or two.

Fall 2014 Calendar!

Remaining Summer Classes Here!

Our address is:

Sparks Studio of Creative Arts

509 W. Main Street

ArlingtonTX 76010

Hope to see you soon!
Suzanne McNeill


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Sparks Studio 2014


With Suzanne McNeill Sparks

I have returned from a wonderful trip… ‘Drawn to India’ sketchbook tour.  I look forward to sharing my experiences, sketchbooks, and wonderful treasures from the trip with you.

Taking time to be more creative in 2014 is one of my goals. I hope that you will join us in the fun at Sparks Studio.  As an update to December – – – start the year off right with this great opportunity to take Angie’s Zentangle class. In January – – – take advantage and have fun with Paula’s
Catch-All Continers. Don’t miss out on the popular class available with Ann’s Encounter with Encaustics.  In February – – – get a start on your sketchbook in Suzanne’s Day by Day Art Journals class; there will be a monthly follow-up day so it will be easy to keep up to date on techniques and pages.

view my YouTube… Day by Day Calender
Click Here – Day by Day Calender Video
Link for video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl7vgNdroaM


Zentangle® Play Day – Angie Vangalis CZT
Friday – Dec. 27 – $35… 6:00-9:00
Get back into being creative with the Zentangle® method of drawing. We’ll learn patterns and tangle on an Icosahedron! That’s 20 different ways to tangle! Bring a MICRON 01 pen OR pens will be available for purchase. Non-Artists and beginners are welcome.
Open Studio Day
Friday – Jan. 3 – $10… 10:00-3:00
FREE ‘Focus Demo’ – Magic Stamps 10:30
Open Studio Day
Friday – Jan. 17 – $10… 10:00-3:00 (demo 10:30)
Catch-All Containers– Paula Pillow
Saturday – Jan 18 – $65… 9:00-4:00
Explore colors by doodling and painting your own heavy paper. Use a variety of textures, colors, and teechniques. Enjoy each step! Form your painting into bowls or a vase to create a dimensional work of art.
Encounter with Encaustics – Ann Webb
Saturday – Jan 25 – $35… 1:00-4:00
HOT WAX! Learn the basic skills to make art using wax painting – how to melt colored wax, to safely use the equipment, and create unique effects with stamps, stencils, collage, pastels, textures, paints and accents. Leave class with several finished works of art.
Open Studio Day
Friday – Jan. 31 – $10… 10:00-3:00 (demo 10:30)
Day by Day Art Journals – Suzanne McNeill
Monday – Feb. 3 – $65… 9:00-4:00
Have fun and learn a valuable way to be creative. Design a variety of calendar pages in a visual diary… explore what to use, and how to create visual opportunities. Bring a Moleskin 5” x 8.25” Japanese accordion journal (or a sketchbook) OR a $20 moleskin accordion journal (my personal favorite) is available.
view my YouTube… Day by Day Calender  
FREE Gelli Arts DEMO – Suzanne McNeill
In Granbury – Monday – Feb. 10 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Exploration of Color
Paula Nemec
Friday – Feb. 7 – $10… 9:00-4:00
Open Studio Day
Friday – Feb. 14 – $10… 10:00-3:00
Art Journals Day
Friday – Feb. 17 – $10… 10:00-3:00
Open Studio Day
Friday – Feb. 28 – $10 10:00-3:00
Zentangle with Color – Suzanne McNeill CZT
Exploring Mixed Media – Mary Ann White
Gallery Night Exhibit and Reception
Sign Up Early!
Reservation Required info@sparkstudioart.com or Call Suzanne  817-266-3085
——— Seating is limited and a reservation guarantees your seat. Minimum of 4 students. Come early to choose your favorite table. In addition to listed supplies or kit fee for your class, please bring a Basic Supplies Kit: paper towels, scissors, ruler, water container, brushes, paints, apron, paper or canvas.

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