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      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 and improving!  We work hard , we play hard, we create! 
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Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012)

Quick View of NEW Classes for fall

WE'RE  EXCITED  TO  OFFER  A  COLLECTION  OF  NEW  CLASSES  FOR  CREATIVITY  AND  ENJOYMENT
Monday night - every week - 6:30-8:30 - Monday Night Painting - all media
Thursday evening - September 15, 22, and 29 (3 week course)  - 6:00-8:00 pm - Creative Drip Painting - Creativity and Wellness    
Friday, September 9 - 6:30pm – 9:00pm - Relic Jewelry - Silver - with Sibling Rivalry
Saturday  -  September 10  -  3:00 to 9:00 pm - FALL GALLERY NIGHT  -  OPEN PARTY AND VIEWING
Thursday - September 15, October 6, November 17  -  10:00 to 12:30 - Journey-N-Art Drawing and Painting
Saturdays, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 - 1:00 - 4:00 - Run with Scissors - Play with Paint - TM
Tuesday, October 4 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Introduction to Soldering... Jewelry 
Thursday evening - October 6, 13, 20 and 27 (4 week course) - 6:00-8:00 pm - Learn to Draw Realistic Objects and Figures
Saturday October 22 - 1:00 to 4::00pm - Encaustic - Mark-Making, Color and More!
Saturday, November 12 - 9:00am – 4:00pm with a pause for lunch - Bezel Making and Stone Setting... Jewelry
Saturday October 29 - 10:00 - 2:00 with a pause for lunch - Beautiful Iced Enamels Jewelry
Thursday evenings  - November 3 and 10 - from 6:00 - 8:00pm - Watercolor Holiday Cards 
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information about each teacher is on the 'teacher's page'

monday night PAINTING

​with Barbara McFarland
Monday Nights  -  6:30pm-8:30pm 

​Barbara is a working artist and has a B.F.A. Magnum Cum Laude  in painting and drawing from U.N.T. in Denton.  Barbara teaches watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media.  At Sparks Studio Art she teaches an on-going painting class every Monday night.  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

Relic Jewelry

with Sibling Rivalry Artisans - Rick Allen and Laura Conway
Friday, September 9, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Learn to make Relic Jewelry using silver bearing solder and stamps. The process is fun and mysterious because you never really know what you made until it cools. The possibilities are endless. We will teach you how to add this new dimension to your jewelry making using copper, silver bearing solder, stamps and other objects. The price of the class includes copper, silver bearing solder, stamps, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your one of-a-kind creations.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
Cost:  $75 - All materials are included

Creative drip painting

with Karolyn McCauley
Three week course - Thursday evenings
September 15, 22, and 29  - 6:00-8:00 pm

"Quiet your mind and get lost in two hours of peaceful creativity as artist, Karolyn McCauley from The Creativity and Wellness Center leads you through a step-by step workshop on creating a beautiful and unique drip painting. 
No experience is necessary
Cost:  $90.00... for all 3 classes - All materials are included.

FALL gallery night - open party and viewing!

FALL GALLERY NIGHT  -  OPEN PARTY AND VIEWING
Saturday  September 10  -  3:00 to 9:00 pm

Join us for Fall Gallery Night!  Visit Sparks Studio Art gallery for Fall Gallery Night. 
The 2016 focus is 'Experiments in Creativity'...  Featured is a collection of works by artists who creatively explore texture, collage, paint, and metal jewelry.  View our special mixed-media exhibition.  Music jam begins at 5:00, snacks are provided.  Come by to visit, view the art, and meet the artists... Sibling Rivalry Artisans, Paula Pillow, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Cindy Shepard, Ann Webb and Lynne Buchanan.  Sparks Studio Art features art gatherings and workshops by national and local teachers. 
Good munchies, good friends, good art, good workshops.
Sparks Studio Art, 509 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76010  . . .  817-266-3085

Journey-n-Art Creative Drawing and painting

with Paula Pillow
dates September 15, October 6, November 17 (3 different classes)  -  Thursdays  10:00 to 12:30

Take an Art Journey with creativity.  We'll begin by drawing... then continue by choosing our favorite drawings to begin painting.  Bring out your inner artist and develop your creativity with these guided drawing classes.  Everyone is an artist!   Enjoy a short time packed with creativity-inspiring exercises and ideas.  Explore creative ways for mark making, shape, composition and color.  Beginners and teens are welcome.
Note:  This is a great way to begin an abstract painting!
Cost:  $25...  Most supplies are furnished
Please bring:  a black fine point Sharpie... In Oct and Nov bring a pencil, one 11" x 14" watercolor paper 140#, acrylic or watercolor paints, and brushes.

Run with Scissors - Play with Paint™

with Cindy Shepard
Saturdays, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3 (3 different classes) - 1:00 - 4:00pm

Bring your creative side to life by joining Cindy in this series of intuitive art workshops. Every month we will explore new techniques and art materials that will help develop your own personal style. You'll have the freedom to play with paints, mediums, mark making tools, paper and collage. The workshop fee includes everything you need to let loose and learn to trust your inner child as we embark on a fun filled art adventure together. Cindy  has been invited to teach at 'Bella' in Minneapolis. In this class she will share her favorite materials, techniques, colors and more to help develop your creative potential and artistic side.
Cost: $25.00, some classes have a $5.00 supply fee

Introduction to Soldering

with Sibling Rivalry Artisans - Rick Allen and Laura Conway
Tuesday, October 4, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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 you need to brig is your imagination. Class fee includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling silver components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
Cost:  $85... All supplies are furnished

Learn to Draw Realistic Objects and Figures!

with Karolyn McCauley
Four week course - Thursday evenings
October 6, 13, 20 and 27 - 6:00-8:00 pm

"Quiet your mind and get lost in two hours of peaceful creativity as artist, Karolyn McCauley from The Creativity and Wellness Center leads you through four classes in drawing realistic objects and figures.  Students will learn drawing fundamentals including sizing, proportion, shading, and use of vanishing points.  No experience is necessary.  Adults, teens and accompanied children are welcome.
Cost:  $100 - for all 4 classes - all materials are included.

encaustics - mark-making, color, and more!

with Ann Webb
Saturday October 22 - 1:00 to 4::00pm

We will review the basics of  ‘Encaustic painting’ with hot wax AND experiment with some new techniques.  Enjoy the  exploration of mark-making using different materials such as pencils, inks, pastels... and how to incorporate them into our Encaustics.
Cost:  $25.00...  All materials are included

Bezel Making and Stone Setting

with Sibling Rivalry Artisans - Rick Allen and Laura Conway
Saturday, November 12, 9:00am – 4:00pm with a pause for lunch

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon, solder it onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will surely impress yourself with your new skill! Prior jewelry soldering experience is highly recommended.  We provide all the tools and supplies needed for this project. The class fee includes sterling silver sheet, fine silver bezel wire, sterling silver chain, and cabochon. If you have your own cabochons you would like to set please bring them along and we will see what we can do. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
Cost:  $115 - All materials are included
 

ICED Enamels - fabulous jewelry
 

with Chantal Johnson, ICE Resin® Certified Instructor
Saturday October 29 - 10:00 - 2:00 with a pause for lunch

Come for a creative-filled workshop featuring ICED Enamels, a cold enameling process that can be used on metal, wood, ICE Resin® and more.  Get the look of torch fired enameling without the flame.  In this workshop, we will create ICED Enameled hearts to be either worn as jewelry pieces or as Art embellishments.  There will be several finished options available.  With many colors to choose from, each piece is a one of a kind.  In this workshop, we will also touch on ICE Resin® as we will use it as a sealer.    Note:  Feel free to bring old metal pieces such as out dated or old jewelry, metal buttons or metal blanks to play and practice with ICED Enamels.   Note 2: Please bring a heat/craft/embossing gun.
COSTt: $45 - Materials are included... ICED Enamel Medium, 1 ICED Enamel Relic Powder and several metal hearts

Watercolor Holiday Cards

with Karolyn McCauley
Thursday evenings  - November 3 and 10 - from 6:00 - 8:00pm

         Quiet your mind and get lost in two hours of peaceful creativity as artist, Karolyn McCauley from The Creativity and Wellness Center, leads you through a step-by step watercolor workshop on creating two beautiful holiday greeting cards.
No experience is necessary - artists of all skill-levels are welcome! 
Cost:  $35.00...  All materials are included