Upcoming events

    • 8 Jan 2019
    • 26 Feb 2019
    • ART on the Square classroom


    Children’s After school Art Class


    8-week art class for children ages 6-12

    JANUARY 8, 15, 22, 29

    FEBRUARY 5, 12, 19, 26

    3:45 pm - 5:30 pm

    Fee Schedule: 

    Weekly fee per class $30


     8 classes in Advance:  $190 - due Jan. 8th, 2019

    January Classes in Advance:  $100 - due Jan.  8th, 2019

    February Classes in Advance:  $100 - due Feb.  5th, 2019



    Weekly classes will cover a variety of mediums.  Students will be introduced to watercolor, tempera paint, oil pastel, and paper sculpture.  Students will have the opportunity to produce pieces of artwork that explore landscapes, still-lifes, animal drawings, and famous artists.  Come join us down on the square for Art Fun.  For children ages 6-12.

    Classes are limited to 10.  Register today!  All materials supplied

    Class location is ART on the Square gallery - 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX.  the classroom has a separate back entrance - From Franklin & Rogers, drive 1/2 block south, turn left into parking lot.  Steps lead directly to back door.  There is also a ramp access.


    *Retired Teacher, certified in California and Texas *Taught Kindergarten and 1st Grade for 25 years *Artist in Residence on campus:  Presented art lessons to grades K-6th *Led the school’s yearly community mural *Taught Gifted and Talented art classes

    Questions? Contact Barbara:  babz1954@gmail.com 

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 21 Feb 2019
    • ART on the Square classroom





    for beginning and intermediate skill levels


    $25 per individual class

    January 17, 24, 31

    Thursday Afternoons

    2:00pm - 4:00 pm

    ART on the Square Classroom


    Class fees are due at 1st Class - paid directly to Instructor 

    For supply list:  contact Michael 


    Or to see more of Michael's work - visit his website:  



    I started out as a church choral director, but wanted to develop my drawing skills, which had been put on a shelf. I obtained a visual art degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and worked as an illustrator for several years specializing in the medium of pastel. As I developed skills with oils, I began to do more portrait commissions and plein air (on-site) paintings.

    Current work focuses on portrait and figurative paintings, and plein air paintings in oil and pastel. The content or feelings evoked by music are sometimes the impetus for a painting: My oil painting “When David Heard” was inspired by Eric Whitacre’s moving choral work by the same name.

    I've entered many competitions, resulting in being included in some prestigious shows, and winning awards in others. I've also recently studied classical realism approaches to painting at the Creative Arts Center in Dallas, and the Texas Academy of Figurative Art in Fort Worth.

    Currently I teach an "Introduction to Fine Arts" class at Dallas Baptist University.


    • 21 Jan 2019
    • 18 Mar 2019
    • ART on the Square Classroom

    "ITSY BITSY" (Miniature) PAINTING


    J. D. Fields is now accepting students

     8-week Acrylic class for adults

    CLASS DATES:  Starting January 21 - March 18

    (no class on February 27).

    Time: 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Fee Schedule: 

     8 classes in advance:  $160.00 - due at 1st class

    drop ins - (space permitting) $25.00 per class

    Registration limited to 9

    Minimum of 4 students for class to begin


    Whether you participate in the Golden 1-DAY Acrylic Workshop or if you miss it....J.D. Fields will introduce you to the basics of acrylic painting. You will have fun while you explore a new way to paint!

    One of the things that we will be learning to do is getting back to basics, working on small study painting, how to experiment with different brush strokes, dry brush, scrumbling, Acrylic medium, wet on wet, Palette Knifes and so much more.

    Each week we will learn How to paint a landscape, boat with reflection, palm tree, skies with clouds, Sea life, Sunsets, trees (palm tree), simple architecture and how to take acrylics and use them like water color. With each painting we will address the challenges that all acrylic artist face.  We will also learn technique, color mixing, how to use your brush and palette knife. I will start each class with a quick demo of the lesson for that day followed by guidance with each student.

    Click Here to view the supply list

    Register today!  Supply list is also included with registration confirmation email.

    And remember to bring a smile and a winning attitude!  

    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • ART on the Square 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX
    • 6

    "Western Transportation" by Tina Bohlman

    TINA BOHLMAN is now accepting students

    *Intermediate & Advanced Level

    (*must have completed a beginning watercolor class)

     8-week watercolor class for adults.

    FEBRUARY 6,  13, 20, 27

    MARCH 6, 13, 20, 27

    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

    Fee Schedule:  Weekly fee per class $30

     8 classes in Advance:  $200 - due Feb. 6, 2019

    February Classes in Advance:  $100 - due Feb. 6, 2019

    March Classes in Advance:  $100 - due March 6, 2019


    Weekly projects include skies & clouds, trees, water, and simple architecture.  Each week we will address the challenges watercolor painters encounter with specific emphasis on technique, color mixing and brush handling.  Each class begins with a 30 minute lesson designed to advance your skills followed by easel-side guidance with students' individual watercolor painting project.

    This class is an excellent "back to basics" refresher for advanced, professional skill level watercolor painters.

    Classes are limited to 8.  Register today!  Supply list included with registration confirmation email.

    Class location is ART on the Square gallery - 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX.  the classroom has a separate back entrance - From Franklin & Rogers, drive 1/2 block south, turn left into parking lot.  Steps lead directly to back door.  There is also a ramp access.


    Teaching Statement

    “While it’s important to look ahead and plan for the future, an artist must also be “in the moment…the now.   My absolute favorite thing to do is paint on location.  My absolute 2nd favorite thing to do is share my knowledge and skills with others.  I love to teach.   Through lectures, discussions, demonstrations and mentoring, I strive to give students the confidence to expand and experiment; to paint boldly; to become friends with that “inner critic”.  It’s exciting to watch when someone realizes they have progressed to the next level  - seeing the big smile on their face is very rewarding.“

    A native Texan, Tina Bohlman has used the state in which she was raised as both the inspiration and the canvas for her art.  A self-taught artist, Bohlman works in both watercolor and oil to create breathtaking plein air paintings and brilliant rural landscapes.  She cultivated her natural ability and eye for beauty with great dedication and an insatiable desire to learn the techniques and history of the art.  Bohlman has supplemented her independent study with workshops conducted by some of the best artists in the field, including Jan Kuntz, Tom Lynch, Jill Carver and the late Irving Shapiro (d.1994). She prefers plein air rather than working in the studio and is a veteran of numerous competition plein air and “quick draw” events including, Plein Air Southwest–Outdoor Painters Society, Sedona Plein Air Festival-Sedona, Arizona, Paint The Parks-Estes Park, Colorado, En Plein Air Texas-San Angelo, TX and  Plein Air Easton-Easton MD.

    Her dedication combined with a lifetime of experience, Bohlman has made quite an impact in her field.  After receiving her first award at the beginning of her career in 1972, she has since earned over 80 awards, including more than a dozen First Place and 6 Best in Show titles.  Her work is collected worldwide; Bohlman originals hang in private and corporate collections in 34 States, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Republic of Benin, West Africa.  

    Most Recent and Significant Recognition:

    1st Place – 2017 Paint Historic Waxahachie

    3rd Place Watermedia –2017 Texas & Neighbors – Irving Art Assn.

    Honorable Mention – 2017 Plein Air Southwest – Dallas, Tx

    Award of Merit –2016 Women Artists of the West – Fredricksburg, TX

    Best in Show – 2016 Ellis County Art Association – Membership Exhibition

    1st Place – 2016 Paint Historic Terrell (TX)

    1st Place – 2016 Paint Historic Waxahachie

    Award of Excellence – 2015 Women Artists of the West – Tucson, AZ

    Honorable Mention – 2015 Plein Air Southwest Salon=Dallas TX

    1st Place – 2015 Paint Historic Waxahachie

    Best in Show –2014  Paint Historic Waxahachie

    1st Place-2014 Paint Historic Terrell - TX

    Award of Merit-2014 Plein Air Salon-Dallas, TX

    • 9 Feb 2019
    • 10 Feb 2019
    • ART on the Square Classroom

    S C U L P T I N G   with   C L A Y

    (Please note registration deadline below)


    A 2-day workshop for adults seeking to learn the basics of sculpting in clay

    February 9 and 10, 2019

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


    Fee includes ALL supplies!

    Clay has to be ordered prior to workshop - Please register by  JANUARY 18th! 

    Registration limited to 20

    Memory and Imagination   

    John was ECAA's guest artist demonstrator at 1st Monday a couple of months ago and several in attendance expressed an interest in a workshop.  If you've ever given thought to working in "3-D", but had no clue about the clay or tools needed or how to begin...this workshop is for you!  John is providing the clay and all the tools necessary to complete 3 to 4 small projects, including a pear, house, and the human head.  This is a MUST DO workshop for everyone....guaranteed to be fun and informative!

    "My sculptures are a blend of past and present influences and rely on nature for clarity of form." 

    JOHN DAVIS grew up in North Carolina and moved to Texas in 1992. His mother was an art teacher in the public schools and encouraged him to take art lessons as a child.  This interest was pursued on and off throughout the elementary school years, but wasn't taken seriously until the year 2000 when he happened to meet Ludwig Kieninnger, a wood sculptor teaching in Desoto, Texas.  John began taking wood carving lessons from him and soon recognized the need to develop more skills in drawing and painting as part of the artistic process.  this led to seeking out other instructors in the area such as Blair Currin, Jonathan Hardesty, and Ron Cheek.  After several years of carving wood he began working in clay and enjoyed the possibilities offered.  His focus shifted from western based themes created in wood to more of an interest in classical styled figurative pieces.  Lorenzo Bernini's modeled terracotta studies became some of his favorite works to learn from. 

    "I enjoy the impressionistic feel of these pieces, the interesting textures and the areas left for the imagination to respond to." 

    Soon after casting his first piece in bronze he began showing his work in local galleries.  His work is presently available at the Dow Art Gallery in Fort Worth, Texas.  John enjoys sculpting the figure but also loves the energy, emotion, and movements that can be found in animals. 

    "The process of studying the human figure or the forms of animals and learning to recreate them in clay is a lifelong journey.  There is always more to discover and that is what keeps it interesting." 

    John presently teaches Art full time at North Side High School in Fort Worth, Texas.  He has 23 years of experience working in the district.  He attended Wingate College in North Carolina for his undergraduate and received a BA in English.  He also studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth where he received his MDIV.  It is his hope to one day be employed full time as a sculptor and to share what he has learned with others.

    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 27 Feb 2019
    • ART on the Square, 113 Franklin, Waxahachie, TX
    • 3


    "Nostalgic Impressionism"

    "The Climber"

    Honey, Greens & Pepper"

    The "practice" of Plein Air requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day will include a demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.  On site painting will be in & around picturesque historic downtown Waxahachie as well as the scenic Ellis County countryside.  Waxahachie is only 30 minutes south of downtown Dallas, Texas. 

    The opportunity to participate in a workshop like this doesn't present itself very often. REGISTER TODAY~ this class will fill quickly. IF WORKSHOP IS FULL, PLEASE JOIN THE WAIT LIST IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION.     

     The total cost is $395.00.  A $50 cancellation fee applies.  No refunds after January 31, 2019. 

    Kathie Odom is proud to be from the great state of Tennessee, and especially proud to live in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

    “It’s hard to ignore beauty when it happens”, Kathie is fond of saying. So she keeps her car packed with all the painting supplies needed for the road. Kathie has received several awards over the last few years from plein air events across the nation. 

    Please visit Kathie's website www.kathieodom.com 

    "Kathie's work is as distinctive as it is down to earth. It's hard to look at Kathie's paintings without feeling that vague sense of nostalgia. 

    There is something that draws out a wistful feeling when you see the most mundane view captured with love and honesty. I once heard someone look at her art and say, "She makes ugly, pretty!" Although I understand what he was saying, I disagree. She doesn't turn ugly to pretty, she shows us how the simple things we overlooked were pretty all along."

    ~Susan Groves, Curator, Cabell Gallery, March 2018

    2018 EVENTS

    Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA
    Wayne Art Center's 12th Annual Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA

    Plein Air Easton, Easton, MD

    Door County Plein Air Festival, Fish Creek, WI

    Laguna Beach Invitational, Laguna Beach, CA

    EnPleinAir Texas, San Angelo, TX


    2018 HONORS

    - Town and Country Show, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, CA

    - American Miniatures Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ

    - American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase, Cincinnati, OH

    - MASTER CLASS FINALIST, Art Muse Contest, March

    - Solo Show, The Cabell Gallery, Lexington, VA

    - Faculty, 7th Annual Plein Air Convention, Santa Fe, NM

    - BEST IN SHOW, The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA

    - JUDGES AWARD from Tim Newton, The Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, Atlanta, GA

    - Oil Painters of America 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Steamboat Springs, CO 

    - Summer Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ

    - HONORABLE MENTION, Wayne Art Center's Plein Air Festival, Wayne, PA

    - Airstream Fine Art Invitational, Jackson Center, Ohio

    - PAP-SE Paintout, Leiper's Creek Gallery, Franklin, TN

    - The Great American West Show, Settlers West Galleries, Tucson, AZ

    - Leading Member Paint Out, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, December, CA

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