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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!  We work hard, we play hard, we create! 
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   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
Monday Night Painting, All Media ​with Barbara McFarland
Monday Nights  -  6:30pm to 8:30pm
See the description for this class at the bottom of this page.     Cost -  $22

Glass On Glass Floral Mosaics

Intro to soldering - sterling pendant
 

fold-form copper jewelry

Create Your Own Original Pendant, Bracelet or Earrings
Friday, June 16 -  6:00 to 9:00pm

Learn to turn a flat piece of copper into a beautiful Fold-Form bracelet. You will learn to anneal, fold,
hammer, texture, patina and form copper into a one of a kind bracelet you will be proud to
show off. Copper is known to be a wonderful metal with 'protective qualities'. All materials and supplies are included. Class included copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your fold form bracelet. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
Cost   $85
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

glass enameling and sawing pendant

Elegant Pendant - with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
Saturday  June 17 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. You will also have a quick introduction to the necessary jewelry making technique of sawing. Enjoy this introduction to basic enameling. All supplies will be provided.  Just show up with your imagination and a love for color.
Cost  $75
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

Spinner RingS in silver and copper

Amazing Technique - with Sibling Rivalry (Rick and Laura)
Tuesday June 27 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Round and Round! Come take a spin. Learn to make spinner rings! You will create a sterling silver and copper spinner ring that is fun to wear. Your friends will be impressed! Basic soldering knowledge is required. All materials and supplies are provided.
Cost  $120
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! - Enamel and tube-set pendant

Create an Elegant Glass Enamel and Tube-Set Pendant
Saturday July 15 – 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

In this project class we will combine Enameling and Bezel making along with tube setting a faceted stone to make a beautiful pendant. Prior experience with soldering, enameling, bezel making and sawing is encouraged. You will learn to set a faceted stone in a tube setting to add a beautiful feature to your jewelry. All tools and supplies are included. You are welcome to bring any of your own familiar tools to work with. If you do please clearly mark them as yours.  
Cost  $130
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

relic jewelry in copper and silver solder

Creative Class Combines Copper and Silver Solder
Friday July 21 - 6:00 to 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.
Cost   $75
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

ABSTRACT PAINTING - Focus on Texture, Color, Application

POPULAR  CLASS - New Techniques  - with Lynne Buchanan
Saturday  August 12 - 10:00 to 3:00

Abstract is not synonymous with Chaos.  In this class we will explore the basic principles of composition to create an abstract painting. Possible compositions, color dominance, open ended technique and intuitive painting will be covered.  Focus is on implied texture and color.  Explore applications with scrapes, covers, uncovers, builds, and expose layers of paint.
Lynne's 2016 Shows and Awards - Trinity Arts (Best of Show), Texas & Neighbors - 3rd acrylic, Irving - 1st watermedia, Society of Watercolor Artists Members Show - award, Tulsa Artists Coalition, Preservation is the Art of the City, Milan Gallery, Texas State Art Hop, Texas Visual Arts, Bath House
Cost  $45    Supplies Needed - Watercolor paper (gessoed) or 2 small canvas. Acrylic paints (or watercolors), your favorite brushes, any mark-making tools you love!

Artistic Glass Fusing Class

with Debbie Malone
Saturday - August 26 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

with a 2 hour lunch break to allow the kiln and glass to cool - Fabulous class for framed glass or 3 jewelry pendants. Come experience kiln fired glass. In this class you will create 3 fused glass tiles that come together as one fabulous framed art piece. We will explore with different glass elements such as glass powders, frits, and stringers. These tiles will be fired at the class.  We will have a break to allow the glass to cool and return to finish.  Each project will be framed and ready to hang.   Debbie  tofireflies@yahoo.com
Class fee: $65 and will include all supplies
Debbie Malone is an amazing teacher and glass artist. She spent 18 years in architectural design. Debbie is original on what can be done with glass.  She is always in pursuit of over-the-top, gallery quality pieces.  Debbie loves seeing other people turn on to the unique beauty of glass artistry.

monday night PAINTING - ALL MEDIA

Painting, All Media ​with Barbara McFarland
Monday Nights  -  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
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.