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Your Story Begins Here
with Jane Baldwin
Experience the joy of writing, whether for personal pleasure or as the record-keeper of your family’s memories. Telling your stories creates an indelible gift in your voice. Through descriptions of setting and tone everyday memories can pop to life on the page, creating art with words on paper.
If a picture says a thousand words a story brings those words to life. While photographs are a great way to remember important life events, telling your story takes memory-making a step further. This unique workshop offers mindfulness-based prompts, and fun, engaging activities, including using old photographs to spark the writing process. Begin your story here and fill your creative toolkit with helpful strategies to keep the story moving.
2 Wednesday Classes
September 18, 25 10:30-noon
Abstract Landscape Painting
with Tori Pendergrass
Island Mountain Menagerie
Recapture that easy breezy summer feeling!
This class will create an abstract landscape painting inspired by a favorite vacation spot....mountain vistas or toes in the sand.
Tori will demonstrate techniques of acrylic on canvas and students will practice layering and blending paint to create an inspired composition.
This class is for all levels and students who would like create in an encouraging environment.
Two week class
October 2 & 9 10:00-12:00
$125 all supplies included.
Please bring a few photos of your favorite vacation spot.
with Sherry Houpt
Why should kids get to have all the fun? Join artist Sherry Houpt in exploring the medium of watercolor in a relaxing and playful approach. Meet your inner child while learning about the artists Paul Klee and Georgia O’Keeffe. You will learn several painting techniques, using 6”x8” sheets of watercolor paper and student quality watercolor paints. After creating several small samples, you will use them as inspiration for 9”x12” paintings.
In this two-part “playshop”, expect to learn a bit about the elements of design (line, shape, color, texture, value, and space) and ways to use them to create a harmonious composition. Come with an open mind and get into the flow with Klee (sounds like “clay”) and O’Keeffe inspired activities!
Wednesdays, Oct. 16 and 23 10:30-12:00
$125. All supplies included. Class size limit: 10 participants
About the Artist/Teacher
The Dallas-based artist’s work has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions including the Bath House Cultural Center, the Latino Cultural Center, art galleries, private collections and commissioned pieces. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Texas and taught Art to students with learning differences at The Shelton School for more than three decades. Houpt serves on the Nasher Sculpture Center’s Teacher Advisory Board and as an art juror for the North Texas Business Council for the Arts.
with Alison Fechtel
In this class we will be taking an existing hardcover book and altering it to make an original piece of art. You can paint, sew, tear, fold the pages, cut parts out, collage, glue and more. The list is endless. I will be showing you examples of altered books, as well as some creative techniques,to assist in making the book your own.
You will need one (or more) hardcovers to alter. What exact book is up to you and your intuition. I find inexpensive (sometimes free) hardcovers at Lucky Dog Books and Half Price Bookstore. Lay flat larger books can also be utilized. Some people like older cookbooks, nature guides or other kinds of illustrated material. Thicker books can be used to carve into.
When in doubt, please bring several to the workshop.
Alison Fechtel is a local artist and photography professor. She received her MFA in Photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and has taught photography for the last 17 years.
November 6th and 13th. Wednesdays 10am-12.00.
$125.00 all supplies included (except the hardcover books to alter.)