Upcoming events

    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • ART on the Square classroom
    • 13
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    Super Art Saturday

    with

    BARBARA WOODS

    Scrapbox Creations

    Saturday, August 24th   

    Ages 5 – 7   

    10:00 am – 11:30 am

    FEE: $25

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Use everyday scraps to make 3D creations.  Use cardboard, paper, wood scraps, buttons and more to build and create a unique piece of art.  Examples will be given, techniques shared and practiced before we let you loose to create your very own unique art piece!

    Classes are limited to 15.  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.

    ABOUT BARBARA WOODS:

    *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


    FEES PAID DIRECTLY TO INSTRUCTOR ON 1st DAY OF CLASS

    Questions? Contact Barbara:  babz1954@gmail.com 


    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • ART on the Square classroom
    • 14
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    Super Art Saturday

    with

    BARBARA WOODS

    Scrapbox Creations

    Saturday,  August 24, 2019  

    Ages 8 - 12  

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    FEE: $25

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:  Use everyday scraps to make 3D creations.  Use cardboard, paper, wood scraps, buttons and more to build and create a unique piece of art.  Examples will be given, techniques shared and practiced before we let you loose to create your very own unique art piece!

    Classes are limited to 15.  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.

    ABOUT BARBARA WOODS:

    *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


    FEES PAID DIRECTLY TO INSTRUCTOR ON 1st DAY OF CLASS

    Questions? Contact Barbara:  babz1954@gmail.com 


    • 6 Sep 2019
    • 27 Sep 2019
    • ART on the Square Classroom
    • 5
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    ITSY BITSY ACRYLIC PAINTING -BEGINNING LEVEL

    J. D. Fields is now accepting students

    Beginners Level

     4-week Acrylic class for adults

    CLASS DATES:  September 6, 13, 20, 27,2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Fee Schedule: 

    $120.00 is due at the start of class

    Fee is paid directly to the instructor

     CLASS DESCRIPTION:

    If you paint in other medium J.D. would like to 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, scumbling, Acrylic medium, wet on wet, Palette Knifes and so much more.

    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 we will go over the lesson for that day followed by guidance with each student.

    Classes are limited to 7 but will start class off with 3 students.  Register today!  Supply list included with registration confirmation email.

    And remember to bring a smile and a winning attitude!

    For Supply List: Contact J. D. Fields

    Email: jd_fields@jdfieldsartist.com or pals4ever98@hotmail.com

    My Cell: (909) 844-3049 You can text or call me.

    To see some of my work -visit my website www.jdfieldsartist.com

    Note # The Acrylic painting class is located at “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.

    www.jdfieldsartist.com

     I am a Southern California born but have live in Arizona, Colorado, Oregon and I now reside in North Texas.

       After leaving my job in the nursing field I started to focusing on developing my art skills in both Acrylics and Oils while using nature as my teacher

       One of the ways I like to paint is to puzzle my canvases together to create an unusual painting as you can see in the painting below.


       I also like to Plein Air (outdoor painting). I try to capture a feeling of nostalgia, a little gesture of God's creation, an event or a moment of time past, rather than a simply recording of an image. 

       The rural scenery and interior design are often my inspiration. 


    J.D. artwork is private collections in the UK, CANADA, AUSTRALIA and across the USA.

     


    • 7 Sep 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • ART on the Square classroom
    • 18
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    COLOR THEORY FOR PAINTERS


    A 1-DAY WORKSHOP

    with

    MICHAEL GILLESPIE

    SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

    9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    $60.00

    ART on the Square Classroom

    Fee is paid directly to Instructor 


    A hands-on workshop and study of the basics of understanding color. Color schemes, effects, meanings and contexts will be looked at. Color mixing exercises will be included. Oil, acrylic, casein, or other opaque media may be used.

    Objective: The student will have a better grasp of how to use color in his or her personal work, and in appreciating the work of other artists.

    Supply List: contact Michael Gillespie: mg.artist@hotmail.com  214/435-0906

    For supply list:  contact Michael 

    mg.artist@hotmail.com

    Text or call:  214/435-0906

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

    https://michaelgillespieart.com/ 


                                        

    Self Portrait - Michael Gillespie


    Michael Gillespie Bio:

    Michael Gillespie has been doing portrait paintings for over 40 years. He has received commissions for university presidents, business and industry professionals, and many private individuals. He is a past president of the Pastel Society of the Southwest, and is a signature member of that organization. He is a BFA  graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, and has studied with several noted portrait artists. He has been a finalist or won awards in such competitions as the Oil Painters of America, the Art Renewal Center, the Florence Academy of Art Scholarship, the Pastel Society of America Scholarship, Salon International, Bosque Art Classic, Texas Visual Art Association, Arlington Visual Arts Association, and the BoldBrush and Art Muse Competitions.

    He teaches an Introduction to Fine Arts class at Dallas Baptist University, and has taught at Art on the Square in Waxahachie, for the Forney Arts Council in Forney, and at Borgo Santo Pietro Hotel in Chiusdino, Italy.


    • 9 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • ART ON THE SQUARE
    Register


    The “Impatient Realism”
    of  John Cook


    "Sombrero" by John Cook 

    Best in Show award in 2014 American Impressionist Society National Juried Exhibition.

    From bunnies to pewter, French ruins to Texas diners, John Cook’s oil paintings bring the artist’s painterly vision to bear on moments of beauty from daily life.
    The subject matter of his paintings ranges extensively and includes everything from barnyard animals to classical still life compositions, yet the artist’s vibrant style carries throughout. Cook works with a loose brush that conveys freshness and immediacy, using an appealing approach that the artist describes as “a kind of impatient realism.” Driven by his perception of beauty in the created world, Cook aims to honor and perpetuate that beauty with his art.

    We're honored and delighted to bring John Cook to Waxahachie on September 9 as our guest artist.  You DO NOT want to miss this opportunity to watch a Master at work! BE THERE...at ART on the Square!

       




    John Cook (b. 1941) earned his arts education at the University of Arlington and the Art Center School of Los Angeles. Finding work as an illustrator, Cook gathered a group of prestigious clients that included American Airlines, CBS, and Disney’s Epcot Center. Cook embarked on his career as a painter in 1990 and has received wide recognition. Cook won recent success in the American Impressionist Society’s 2014 Annual National Juried Exhibition, when his painting “Sombrero” took Best in Show.



    • 8 Oct 2019
    • 11 Oct 2019
    • ART on the Square
    • 13
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    WATERCOLOR SECRETS REVEALED

    with TOM LYNCH


    We're extremely excited to welcome Tom Lynch to Waxahachie! (By the way.... He will be the guest artist demonstrator at our monthly meeting October 7!!)

    OCTOBER 8 - 11, 2019

    4 days packed with information & individual instruction featuring Tom's unique style of watercolor painting!

    Total Fee:  $500

    *$250 deposit upon registration 

    $250 Balance due September 15, 2019.

    Workshop fee includes daily lunch!

    CLICK HERE TO SEE SUPPLY LIST

    Tom is a natural teacher who is especially intuitive in developing the student's own individual needs. For 35 years students from all over the world have attended his successful workshops and acclaimed them with high regard. He has mentored many who are now accomplished professionals. When Tom speaks, he talks openly and candidly. His paintings have that same intensity, expression, and direct appeal. 

    Register today....space is limited & this workshop will fill quickly!  

    Visit Tom's website to view his work as well as several videos! www.tomlynch.com 


    Brief workshop description:

    A goal for each day is set, and each student will see an example and understanding of that day's lesson. There will be daily demonstration paintings, with detailed explanations of all the "hows" and "whys" followed by individual attention to see that each student understands and has an example of the day's objective. Included will be tips on photography, "on-location" painting and matting. Also, Lynch's ever-popular program on salvage techniques for discarded paintings during the critique session.

    IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR BEGINNERS?  If this workshop sounds too advanced for you...fear no more! I start the first day talking and teaching while doing a short demo, then  work individually with everyone on...How to 'think like an Artist'...practicing 'new techniques'...repainting parts of the morning demo together...and a lesson on how to 'paint loose'.  The second day I work slowly and concentrate on the building blocks of what makes for a successful painting.  Lessons on "how to see like an artist"...having an art word before you start...preliminary color studies...and the first wash lessons.  Again...a lot of visuals, demos, and individual help...focal point...stages to follow (first wash)...seeing in black & white.  So...as an artist you will not have any problem in my workshop if you can:

    • dilute paint and apply
    • mix colors and apply
    • apply paint with flat or round brush
    • experiment with Wet n Wet - Dry Brush
    • Change value with water

    If you can do these basic techniques...YOU are no longer a beginner!


      "SPECIAL" PROGRAM for RETURNING STUDENTS:  Tom has developed a new program for returning students.  If you have previously in the last 3 years been in one of his 4 or 5 day workshops, join him again for an "advanced workshop within a workshop"! This customized program provides you with:

    • A review of your artwork before the workshop
    • a customized plan of action during the workshop
    • an extra hour of class time each day during the workshop
    • a special table area during the workshop
    • 1 month prior to workshop Snail mail Tom 3-4 hard copy 5"x7" color pictures of your current work.

    This way you can resume from where you left off after your last workshop and continue to advance further with a personalized plan.  So, it it fits in your schedule this year or at another time...join Tom again.  Let Tom and the Workshop Director know you are a "returning student".

    OTHER INFORMATION:  Lynch brings to his class the same enthusiasm and energy as seen on his (6) national PBS series "Fun with Watercolor" that has been on PBS for the last 20 years. His vast list of accomplishments, credits and awards are listed in "Who's Who in American Art". He is a signature member of the Society of American Impressionists and numerous watercolor societies. His work is featured in all the leading art publications including the American Artist magazine, the International Artist magazine, the Wall Street JournalArtist MagazineSouthwest Art and Arts and Antiques. He has written 7 books on watercolor techniques. Among his many prestigious exhibits were a one-man show at the American Embassy in Paris and as the featured artist for four U.S. Open Golf tournaments and numerous PGA events.

    DON'T DELAY - SPACE IS LIMITED AND THIS WORKSHOP WILL FILL QUICKLY!

      

      


Past events

5 Aug 2019 AUGUST DEMONSTRATION: JUSTIN BURNS
27 Jul 2019 Art Around the World!
27 Jul 2019 Art Around the World!
10 Jul 2019 MIXED DRY MEDIA CLASS
2 Jul 2019 PASTEL PORTRAIT CLASS with Michael Gillespie
1 Jul 2019 ARTIST DEMONSTRATOR FOR JULY: BEV BOREN
29 Jun 2019 "NO-BRUSH" PAINTING WORKSHOP
22 Jun 2019 Fantastic Beasts and How to Draw Them
22 Jun 2019 Fantastic Beasts and How to Draw Them
17 Jun 2019 SUMMER ART ACADEMY 2019
15 Jun 2019 SCARF MARBLING WORKSHOP #2 - TAMMY WASCOVICH
13 Jun 2019 PAPER MARBLING DEMO - Ladies Night Out!
8 Jun 2019 SCARF MARBLING WORKSHOP #1 - TAMMY WASCOVICH
3 Jun 2019 ARTIST DEMONSTRATOR FOR JUNE: FRANCYS FLANAGAN
6 May 2019 ARTIST DEMONSTRATOR FOR MAY: TAMMY WASCOVICH
13 Apr 2019 PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE!
1 Apr 2019 APRIL GUEST ARTIST: RUSTY JONES
16 Mar 2019 PORTRAIT WORKSHOP with Michael Gillespie
11 Mar 2019 Children's SPRING BREAK Art Class
4 Mar 2019 MARCH GUEST ARTIST: R.E. CLEMMER
15 Feb 2019 2019 STUDENT EXHIBIT
14 Feb 2019 VALENTINE KIDS PAINT NIGHT
9 Feb 2019 CLAY SCULPTING with JOHN DAVIS
4 Feb 2019 FEBRUARY GUEST ARTIST: STEVE MILLER
21 Jan 2019 ITSY BITSY ACRYLIC PAINTING -BEGINNING LEVEL
19 Jan 2019 1-DAY PENCIL DRAWING WORKSHOP
17 Jan 2019 ALL ABOUT PASTELS with Michael Gillespie
8 Jan 2019 Children's Art Class
6 Nov 2018 PAINTING FUNDAMENTALS IN OILS
5 Nov 2018 1st MONDAY NOVEMBER DEMONSTRATION
6 Oct 2018 PLEIN AIR With TINA BOHLMAN
3 Oct 2018 Watercolor with TINA BOHLMAN - Novice & Intermediate
1 Oct 2018 1st MONDAY OCTOBER DEMONSTRATION
25 Sep 2018 FROM "SKETCHER" TO "PENCILIST"!
10 Sep 2018 2nd MONDAY - September 10 - DEMONSTRATION
6 Aug 2018 1st MONDAY - AUGUST 6th PATRICK SAUNDERS DEMONSTRATION
3 Aug 2018 PATRICK SAUNDERS - DYNAMIC FLORALS
2 Jul 2018 1st MONDAY - JULY 2 - BRUCE PEIL DEMONSTRATION
12 Jun 2018 THE BASICS OF PENCIL ART
4 Jun 2018 SUMMER ART ACADEMY 2018
26 May 2018 PORTRAIT Drawing/Painting
7 May 2018 1st MONDAY - MAY 7th PAINTING DEMONSTRATION
14 Apr 2018 PAINT HISTORIC WAXAHACHIE!
5 Mar 2018 MARCH ART DEMONSTRATION
28 Feb 2018 OIL PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS
5 Feb 2018 FEBRUARY ART DEMONSTRATION
8 Jan 2018 JANUARY MEETING & ART DEMO

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