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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!

      Scroll down to find all upcoming workshop descriptions and registration information.  


Sign up for a workshop today...   817-266-3085

        To be put on the class roster, call  Suzanne at 817-266-3085,  or email Suzanne at
       A seat in any class can be reserved with a deposit (via credit card, call Suzanne - or send a check to our mailing address:  Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012)
Quick View of Classes
Monday night - every week - 6:30-8:30 - Monday Night Painting
Thursday evening - September 15, 22, and 29 (3 week course)  - 6:00-8:00 pm - Creative Drip Painting
Saturday  -  September 10  -  3:00 to 9:00 pm - FALL GALLERY NIGHT  -  OPEN PARTY AND VIEWING
Tuesday - September 15, October 6, November 17  -  10:00 to 12:30 - Journey-N-Art Drawing and Painting
Thursday evening - October 6, 13, 20 and 27 (4 week course) - 6:00-8:00 pm - Learn to Draw Realistic Objects and Figures

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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: $20

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!

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  -  Tuesdays  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 November bring a pencil, one 11" x 14" watercolor paper 140#, acrylic or watercolor paints, and brushes.

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.

​ICED Enamels - coming THIS FALL

with Chantal Johnson, ICE Resin® Certified Instructor
Fall 2016 - Date and Time To Be Determined

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.  
*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. 
Please bring a heat/craft/embossing gun.  All other materials will be supplied including ICED Enamel Medium, 1 ICED Enamel Relic Powder and several metal hearts.
COSTt: $45    No Supply Fee