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One of our member partners, Carriage House Art, just sent in their April schedule of classes. It is as follows: Carriage House Art is going to offer beginning painting classes in April. We are going to meet on Tue. afternoons from 3 to 5 at the Carriage House, 101 E. Maryland Ave. Ruston.

The dates will be April 2, 9, 16, and 23. April 30 will be a make-up day. Cost of all 4 classes would be $80 with all materials provided. If you are not sure you can make all 4, you may pay per class at a rate of $25 per class.

Classes will cover all the basics using design principles, composition, working with wet paint, and glazing / finishing a painting. We will look at lots of art to discover YOUR inner artist... answering questions like: How do I want to paint and what is my personal color palette?

I'll set up a still life each week with lots of objects to choose from. The more experienced painters may choose a more intricate composition and others may work from a few simple objects.

Hope to hear from you with questions and interest in painting. It's loads of fun!

Patricia Jones 436-1077 or 255-0973 info@carriagehouseart.org

The Carriage House

Louisiana Tech's School of Art, another partnering organization, would like to announce the return of the Uninstructed Life Drawing Workshop:

The Louisiana Tech School of Art is offering an 8 week, uninstructed life drawing workshop featuring one pose per night. This workshop is open to members of the community, students of any major within local universities, and artists at all levels of experience. Anyone interested in drawing and painting from the live model is welcome! The fee is 20.00 for the entire session. Space is limited, so please email Nicole Duet at nduet@latech.edu to reserve a spot (especially important if you cannot make the first meeting). Drawing horses are available. Easels and all other supplies are the responsibility of each participant.
March 12th- April 30th, Tuesday nights, 6:30- 9:30
Room 118 F Jay Taylor Visual Arts Bldg
Louisiana Tech University

20.00 model fee for entire 8 week session

Artist Member Christiane Drieling would like to share her Brush Hour Summer Schedule. 

There will be an open house at her studio on March 23. Those interested should contact Christiane at: 318-255-7422, or email her at: Christiane.drieling@gmail.com  There are other classes offered that have been listed before; click this link to see more. Classes are small so be sure to reserve your space.

Adult Class:

Paint something! – “Wine & Design” June 21 – July 26 (6 weeks) Fridays, 7-9 pm In this class you will learn how to paint a wooden object and how to come up with a design that complements the shape and style of the item. I will show you all the steps from preparing the unfinished object to the detailed decorative painting and adding other finishing touches such as fabric lining or handles. You will work on several projects simultaneously because of the long time it takes for the paint to dry. You can choose from a variety of boxes, candlesticks, birdhouses – or you can bring your own items, old or new. Fee: $ 80 + individual costs for supplies ($ 10-20).

Summer Camps for Children and Teenagers Art from Scratch – Art camp for children 6 and up June 17-21 Monday through Friday, 1-4 pm In this class, the children will learn how to be creative – literally! First, we will teach them how to make paper. Then they will make their own set of brushes, and finally they will paint with their handmade brushes on their handmade paper. And to top this off, the children will also build frames for their masterpieces. Fee: $ 100 + $ 15 for supplies Handmade beads – Art camp for children 8 and up June 24-28 Monday through Friday, 1-4 pm Beads can be made in so many ways from so many materials. We are going to make clay beads, paper beads, felted beads, herbal beads, and fabric beads. Then we are going to combine them with seed and other small glass beads and create unique pieces of jewelry. Fee: $ 100 + $ 10 for supplies. Playtime! – Art camp for children 8 and up July 8-12 Monday through Friday, 1-4 pm The children will learn how to build a marionette from wood parts and fabric and discover how to play it. They will also build a little stage and props from cardboard. Finally, we will write short scripts together and perform them. Fee $ 100 + $ 15 for supplies. Paint something! – Art camp for children 10 and up July 15-19 Monday through Friday, 1-4 pm The participants can choose their projects – jewelry boxes, picture frames, chalk boards – and get to know the process from preparing the unfinished item to detailed decorative painting. Depending on their individual skill level, I will teach them how to paint simple yet effectful repetitive patterns, and how to translate and incorporate their own icons and symbols. Fee: $ 100 + individual costs for supplies. Milk and Eggs – Art camp for children 6 and up July 22-26 Monday through Friday, 1-4 pm You will be amazed what you can make from milk and egg cartons! I am going to show the children how to transform the most common package materials into masks and crowns, flower bouquets and birdhouses, and even a pirate ship! Fee: $ 100 + $ 10 for supplies. Back to school – Art camp for children 10 and up July 29 – August 2 Monday through Friday, 1-4 pm Get back into the mood with cute sewing projects for school. The participants will discover the relaxing effect of sewing by hand while making book covers, little pouches, and a pencil roll. As they go, they will learn a variety of decorative stitches and how to make appliqués. Fee: $ 100 + $ 15 for supplies.