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Vermont Fall Foliage Art Trek with Scott Williams & Niki Gulley

New England Fall Foliage Art Trek

Final Signup Deadline 4/28/18

October 9 – 14 / 2018

Photography / Plein-Air Painting Workshop
Taught by ~ Scott Williams & Niki Gulley ~

“Road Less Taken”

After people saw the images and paintings from last year’s fall adventure to New England, they told us that we had to teach a workshop there, so here you go! This trip is designed to make the most of the autumn hues at the peak of the season. This explosion of luminosity is the Super Bowl for leaf peepers from around the world. During those fews weeks there is an astonishing kaleidoscope of colors, set against the backdrop of mountains and valleys, topped off with the smell of apple cider in the crisp fall air.

Your spectacular journey starts in the quintessential New England town of Woodstock, set amid Vermont’s Green Mountains. This picture-book village was voted the prettiest small town in America and is a perfect place to experience some of the best that Vermont has to offer. This quaint sleepy town has an over abundance of rustic charm, from its tree lined streets and white picket fences, right down to the stream running through the center of town complete with its own covered bridge.

“What Dreams are Made Of”

While there our travels will take us to some of the most popular locations in the area, starting with the Sleepy Hollow Farm. This is probably one of the most photographed spots in the north east and is one of my favorite photos from our trip, pictured on the left side of this page. This is one of those scenes destined to become the home screen on your phone or the screen saver on your computer and just being there is guaranteed to make all of your friends jealous!

As if that weren’t the ideal fall destination, we are giving it a run for its money by stopping off at the equally attractive Jenne Farm. With its bright red barns nestled down in the vibrant green hills and set off against the match stick tinted trees standing like sentinels single file along a winding dirt road, it makes this spot an absolute artist’s paradise.

“Gristmill”

Not to be outdone on our quest for the ideal fall spectacle, is the perfectly situated gristmill and this one ticks all of the boxes. Blazing red building (Check), obligatory waterfall over a meandering stream (Check), complete with a waterwheel (Check) and a split rail fence thrown in for good measure (check and double check)! This one pretty much does everything for you, all that you have to do is show up.

Of course if that isn’t enough, we have one more pastoral setting to check out. From a vantage point that looks out over yet another valley of stunning foliage, stands an iconic white church and steeple adjacent to a bucolic farm.

“Down on the Farm”

The next stop on our fall pilgrimage brings us to a fabulous covered bridge spanning a stream with a small water fall, what a location! This makes for a great stopping off place as we move onto our next home base in the equally idyllic town of Stowe. From their famous church to the unmatched beauty of Smuggler’s Notch.

“Red Tree”

Finally, just to make sure that you get a well rounded New England adventure, we are going to go to a working farm to sample cheeses and yes, maple syrup. There could also be additional cheese tastings,  along with some apple cider tasting and of course, plenty of local cuisine. Add this together and you get a fall experience that will resonate for years to come!

“Traversing the Stream”

Niki will conduct the Plein-Air Painting Workshop from different picturesque locations daily, teaching through a combination of demos, discussions, assistance and critiques. Sessions will be broken into different morning and afternoon locations, with plenty of time in between for shopping, sightseeing or to dine al fresco for a leisurely lunch.

“Stowe Valley”

Scott will take the photographers on daily walking tours where you will have the opportunity to experience Vermont through your lens as Scott guides you to use your camera to define what you see while achieving your own artistic vision.

As with the painters, there will be daily destinations with time allowances for exploring on your own. There will also be valuable critique sessions throughout the workshop as time allows. This will give everyone an opportunity to discuss the day’s events, compare notes, ask questions and get a chance to know each other. It also presents a unique option to get views and perspectives from both painters and photographers.

“Around the Bend”

So come join us as we take you on an inspirational exploration of Vermont with an emphasis on observation and perception as we help you develop your own style. Admission is limited to 12 participants, so we encourage you to enroll as soon as possible. There will also be space open for non-participating partners at reduced rates on a limited basis.

Work Shop includes:

  •  Hotel for 5 nights in picturesque B&B’s w/ homemade breakfast included. 3 nights in Woodstock and 2 nights in Stowe (Double occupancy)    (Accommodations are in shared rooms, although a few single rooms may be available at an extra fee)
  •  Side trips along the way for cheese and maple syrup tasting
  • All transportation in Vermont included, there will also be one shuttle run from the Burlington airport if needed.
  •  Instruction, guidance, experience and fun.

Your cost for all  of this is $2,350 and to reserve a spot, simply copy and send a completed application (forms will be provided upon email request ) along with your deposit of $750 per person. There is also a final cut off date of 4/28/18.

For more details and pricing information, visit http://www.ArtTreks.org Please let us know if you have any questions or if we can help you in any way and we hope that you will be able to join us!

Scott Williams       214-289-8512      /       Niki Gulley     214-803-5812

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Sparks Studio Art Classes for March

Sign up for a workshop…  Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com to reserve a seat in any class
our mailing address
Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012
Workshops and classes at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques. The common thread in all  of our classes is having fun with like-minded friends while learning!  We work hard, we play hard, we create!
Colorful silicone pours

Swirls, Cells, Layers & More
FABULOUS  CLASS – New Techniques for Pouring, Shaping and Texture Cells
Thursday March 15 – 9:30 to 3:00

Create fabulous and colorful works of art with texture, movement and abstract design.  We’ll use colors of acrylic paint, flow medium, silicone, and PVA to master the art of pouring.
Suzanne is a versatile artist, author and teacher. She has received numerous awards for her paintings (watercolor, collage and acrylics). She was chosen ‘Designer of the Year’ and received ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’ from CHA.
    Cost:  $55  –  includes Flow medium, silicone, PVA, mixing cups, stirrers, plastic gloves
Supplies needed:  four stretched canvas (good sizes are 6×6”, 6×12”, 10×10” &12×24”), 3 plastic trash bags, 2 aluminum baking pans that will hold your canvas sizes, eight colors of acrylic paint (small bottles are OK), old 1” brush.
Advanced Leather sketch-journals WORKSHOP

              for Artists, Writers, Collectors and Special People
NEW techniques for interesting pages and binding options
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

Thursday March 29 – 9:30 to 3:30
Learn NEW techniques – with additional types of stitched binding options like twists, beads, stitches, etc.  You will learn NEW ways to prepare papers, stitch each signature into the exposed binding, and make an interesting closure.  We will cut or tear the paper in class.  The finished sketchbook or journal will be 8” by 8”  and will contain 72-96 pages.
       Cost $55   – includes a Book ‘kit’  with Leather cover (your choice of colors), needle, professional thread, handmade marbled end papers, and closure.
Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the journal   … for a watercolor journal, you will need 4 sheets of 140lb WC paper (Fabriano or Fluid work best) – (or paper is available in the studio – 4 sheets for $16).  Full sheets (22 x 30″) work best as there will be no waste  … for a sketch or writing  journal, you might choose to use other suitable papers  … for a fun mixed use journal, use a mixture of papers – these could be mixed media paper, toned or colored papers, tracing paper, etc.  (papers should be at least 7 1/2″ x 15″ long).
Additional helpful supplies:  If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.
Note:  Additional ‘Book Kits’ available $30 – includes leather cover, handmade flysheet, professional thread, needle, instructions, templates
RUST & patina on canvas

Layers, Textures, Copper & Iron Finishes
TERRIFIC  CLASS – Reactive Techniques with Copper and Iron
with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks

date to be announced – – 9:30 to 3:00
Create amazing wall decor with your favorite images – horses, people, hearts, birds, fish, geometrics, etc.  We’ll use Reactive paint solutions to alter canvas surfaces into genuine Iron rusted to a burnt orange, and genuine bluish-green Copper patina.  Learn to work with canvas, paper, and metals to create amazing art!
Suzanne is a versatile artist, author and teacher. She has received numerous awards for her paintings (watercolor, collage and acrylics). She was chosen ‘Designer of the Year’ and received ‘The lifetime Achievement Award’ from CHA.
Cost:  $55   –  Paints and accessories are included
Supplies needed:  two 12×12”, one 6×6” stretched canvas.
intro to soldering

Popular Soldering Class – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
date to be announced –  – 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All materials and use of tools is supplied. All you need to bring is your imagination.
  Cost   $85 – All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
More fun with enameling

Add new techniques to your enameling talent
with Rick Allen & Laura Conway – SiblingRivalryArtisans.com
date to be announced – – 9:00am – 12:00

Add some color to your life then we have just the class for you.  You will use powdered glass enamel to make pictures you will be proud to wear.  This class will include Sgraffito through sifted enamel.  Sgraffito is an Italian word that describes the techniques of scratching through a layer of something to expose what is beneath it. Then you will learn the process of wet packing transparent enamel to add color to your sgraffito piece.  Come join us for a colorful morning.
           Cost – $75.00  –  All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
Introduction to Electro-Etching

NEW CLASS… for Amazing Designs
with Rick Allen,  & Laura Conway – SiblingRivalryArtisans.com
date to be announced – – 9:00am to 12:00

This class will teach you how to etch copper using a common household battery.  This eliminates the need for messy chemicals.  Etching is a great way to add depth and dimension to your copper jewelry. You will create a beautiful piece of jewelry while learning a clean and chemical free technique to etch copper.  You will also texture, sand, file, patina and finish your etched piece so it is ready to show off.   The class fee includes copper, leather cord, and use of instructor’s tools. All you need to bring is the desire to learn something new and have fun creating your own piece of jewelry.  Each student will get to keep the electro-etching kit you use in class.
         Cost –  $90.00  –  All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
8″ x 8″ handmade LEATHER JOURNAL

Professional Leather Journal for Sketching or Writing – with Dawn Giddings
date to be announced –  – 9:30 to 3:00

You will learn how to prepare the papers to create signatures.  We will stitch each signature into the exposed binding and make a closure for your new journal.  We will cut or tear the paper in class.  The finished sketchbook or journal will be 8” by 8”  and will contain 72 pages.
Dawn Giddings is primarily a Graphite Artist who also enjoys Bookbinding, Fiber art, making jewelry and mixed media. She also loves to travel, spend time with her husband, kids and 8 grandchildren and puppy. You can see her work at   Giddingsart.blogspot.com
     Cost $55   – will include a Book ‘kit’  with the Leather cover, needle, professional thread, handmade end papers and key closure.
Supplies to bring:  Please bring your own paper for the journal   … for a watercolor journal, you will need 3 sheets of 140lb paper (Fabriano or Fluid work best, CP or HP) – (or paper is available in the studio – 3 sheets for $12).  Full sheets (22 x 30″) work best as there will be no waste  … for a sketch or writing journal, you might choose to use other suitable papers  … for a fun mixed use journal, use a mixture of papers – these could be mixed media paper, toned or colored papers, tracing paper, etc.  (papers should be at least 7 1/2″ x 15″ long).
Additional helpful supplies:  If possible, bring  an awl, a bone folder, and pliers.
Note:  Additional ‘Book Kits’ available for $30 – includes leather cover, handmade flysheet, professional thread, needle, instructions, templates
bezel making and stone setting

Fabulous Pendant – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
ate to be announced – – 9:00 to 3:00 (break for lunch)

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon which is soldered onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will impress yourself with your new skill! Prior soldering experience is necessary.
       Cost  $120 – All supplies are included
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting. siblingrivalryartisans.com
new – spinner ring in copper – silver

Amazing Technique – with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
date to be announced –  – 6:00 to 9:00pm

Round and Round!  Come take a spin. Learn to make unique spinner rings!  You will create a sterling silver and/or copper spinner ring that is fun to wear.  Your friends will be impressed!  Basic soldering knowledge is required.
   Cost  $120 – All Supplies are furnished
Sibling Rivalry Artisans – Rick Allen and Laura Conway are a brother and sister team that use rivalry as inspiration to design and create mixed metal jewelry. Their popular metal-smithing classes include copper, brass, sterling silver, bronze, and stone setting.      siblingrivalryartisans.com
monday night PAINTING – ALL MEDIA

Painting, All Media with Barbara McFarland
Every Monday Night  –  6:30pm to 8:30pm 

Barbara teaches watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media at Sparks Studio Art. Her Monday night venue is an on-going painting class every week.  All painting and drawing mediums are welcome.  Work on your own individual projects in the material of your choice.  BEGINNERS are welcome.  Each student receives personal instruction.
            COST –  $22.00
Barbara McFarland  – Magnum Cum Laude UNT grad, B.F.A in painting and drawing from U.N.T. in Denton. She works in watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media. Her work has received numerous awards in local, regional, and national shows. She has spent two summers painting on location at the La Romita School of Art in Italy.

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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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Expand Your Creativity! Jewelry and Abstract Painting at Sparks Studio

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SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP…   817-266-3085  Jewelry classes for June-July… Painting in August.


Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 or email suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com to reserve a seat in any class
our mailing address… Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012
Visit SparksStudioArt.com for a complete description of classes.
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WINE and MONET painting classes start April 29 at Gallery 3

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WINE AND MONET
LIVE PAINTING CLASSES AT GALLERY 3
STARTING APRIL 29TH.
7pm to 9pm.
1319 W. Davis St.
Dallas, Texas.
75208
SPACES ARE LIMITED
Sign up now at this link.
Classes are $30.00 per person.
I guarantee you will take home a work of art worth hanging after one class !
pay at robbconover@yahoo.com on PayPal to reserve your spot now.
Pay as a friend or family member so there are no fees or taxes.
214-623-7790
gallery3rtshows@yahoo.com for inquiries !

WINE AND MONET
LIVE PAINTING CLASSES AT GALLERY 3
STARTING APRIL 29TH.
7pm to 9pm.
1319 W. Davis S…

 

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Oil Painting Class with Liz Bonham

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This course will introduce and develop oil painting skills and will begin with an introduction of materials, color theory, composition and painting from life. This fun session is going to focus on painting inside. Please bring the supply list. This course can be used for continuing education, AP portfolio supplement or just for the fun of learning.

Classes meet Mondays 9:30am-12:30pm, 4-weeks – Meeting February 13 to March 6

Or

Mondays 5:30-8:30pm, 4-weeks – Meeting February 13 to March 6

Please visit our website for more details and to register!

http://www.elmstreetstudiokeller.com/weeklyclasses

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Paint It! Draw It! Make It! with VET

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PAINT IT! DRAW IT! MAKE IT!

It’s time to get started at artcycletx.blogspot.com. Contact VET at artcycletx@gmail.com

Awaken the sleeping artist inside you. Treat yourself to an exciting adventure of self-expression while having lots of fun. Select from a variety of art forms and be amazed at how easy creating art can be. Join us now. Image the possibilities.


 

 

VETpaintOIL AND ACRYLIC PAINTING CLASSES
Oil/Acrylic Painting * Jan 28 – May 5 @ Brookhaven with VET

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DRAWING CLASSES
Drawing * Jan 26 – May 17 @ Brookhaven with VET
Interested in On-Line Courses with VET?

 

VETpolymerPOLYMER CLAY BASICS
Polymer Clay Workshop *Mar 5 @ Creative Art Center

Visit my blog artcycletx.blogspot.com to get a bit of inspiration and catch up on what’s happening. Watch for upcoming announcements of on-line clubs, found object kits and exciting subscription opportunities (as always, lots of FREEBIES).

See you at the worktable…

VET

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