Art Talk Monday

The North Central Louisiana Arts Council announces three exciting and very different opportunities for November.  These workshops are part of NCLAC goal to expand our hands on artistic classes to the residents of Lincoln parish and our surrounding communities.  We strive to provide a variety to encourage those of all skill levels and interests to participate.  On Saturday, November 5, and Saturday, November 12th , from 10am - 12pm Dr. Cain Budds will be offering a  Finger-Style Guitar workshop for adults.  The workshop will be held at the Howard Center Recital Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus. The cost for the 2-day workshop is $50 for NCLAC members and $60 for non-members. Space is limited in order to provide personal instruction, so be sure to register today. The only requirements are a guitar and a desire to learn finger-style, which is a perfect complement for chords you may already know.

Dr. Budds received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in classical guitar performance at Arizona State University and received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Illinois State University. He is currently Assistant Professor of Guitar and Music Theory as well as Head of the String Area at Louisiana Tech University where he heads a vibrant guitar studio.  According to Frank Koonce at

On Saturday, November 12th, from 10-12pm Meg Waters will be teaching a class about Gustav Klimt for kids 6-12 years old.   This one day workshop will be $15 for NCLAC members and $20 for non-members.  They will study the usage of line, color and pattern to make collages. 

Meg Waters, an avid arts volunteer and advocate, graduated from Park University in Kansas, MO with Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design.  She had done various workshops for kids and has previously taught in NCLAC Summer Arts Camps. 

On Friday, November 18th regional artists M. Douglas Walton would like to invite you to a lecture and demonstration of design at his residence in Ruston, Louisiana.  This ticketed event ($30) includes a lecture, demonstration, home & grounds tour, and a small painting.  Two times are available 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm due to space NCLAC is selling a limited number of tickets.

M. Douglas Walton is a nationally recognized water media painter who has taught over 350 workshops in 22 states, and has studied with noted watercolorists Edgar Whitney, Robert E. Wood, and Milford Zornes. In addition Walton is a noted collector of artifacts and artwork from around the world.  Since 1978 he has lead multiple “Journeys” to over 20 different countries.  During this four hour encounter Walton will explore the idea of interior design and artwork from a unique perspective inviting individuals to experience the one of kind design of his home, ground, and studio as an example.

To register for any of these workshops please call 318-255-1450 or email us at  To learn more about NCLAC and their programming visit or