Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 2 Dec 2019
    • ART ON THE SQUARE
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    THE BASICS OF PAINTING

    Oil and Acrylic painting with Irma Ward

    Adult Beginner and Intermediate Level

    SPECIAL BEGINNER ORIENTATION

    (introduction to supplies and equipment) 

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM ...........FEE: $35  


    CLASSES ARE EVERY MONDAY - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    6 WEEKS STARTING OCT. 28, NOV. 4, 11, 18, 25, & DEC. 2

    FEE:  $200

    *Orientation fee and Class fee are separate.  All Fees are paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. 

    Class size 4 (min) - 8 (max)

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:   Emphasis is on the basics that make a successful painting.  Learn to master the elements that every artist, in every medium, needs to know:

    Composition

    Value (Tone)

    Color and paint mixing

    Brushwork and Edges

    Linear and Aerial Perspective

    Students are encouraged to develop their own unique “voice” while applying these basic elements.  Each class starts with a very brief lecture or demonstration, then students work on their individual projects.  We will work from live setups as well as photos for reference.   Student should bring a table easel, paint, appropriate medium, canvas, brushes, and a few other essentials.  A complete supply list will be provided upon registration.

    About the teacher…

    Irma Ward has been teaching painting classes since 2007.  She graduated from U.T. Arlington with a Bachelor of Arts degree and attended various art classes at Tarrant Community College.  In 2006 Irma earned a teaching certification for classical art techniques from the Liliedahl School of Traditional Oil Painting, and has supplemented her knowledge by attending workshops and classes by notable artists, such as, Joe Anna Arnett, David Lefel, Sherry McGraw, Kay Polk, George Strickland,  Bob Rohm, Ann Templeton,  James Tennison, Nancy Medina, Jo Moncrief, Judy Carducci, and others. 

    Irma is a board member for the Outdoor Painters Society and, also, holds membership with the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, National Oil and Acrylic Painters, Artists of Texas, Texas Artists Coalition, Trinity Arts Guild, Ellis County Art Association, and Mansfield Art Association.

                “It has long been my ambition and pleasure to share what I know with those who want to learn to paint and with those who are interested in building on their skill.   I look forward to meeting you for weeks of fun, relaxation, camaraderie, as we enjoy the process of painting.” 

    Register today - Class is limited to 8 students

    If you have questions, contact Irma:   817-874-3032

     

     

    • 6 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • ART on the Square classroom
    • 20
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    PORTRAIT DRAWING

    A 1-DAY WORKSHOP

    with

    MICHAEL GILLESPIE

    WEDNESDAY - NOVEMBER 6, 2019

    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    $75.00

    ART on the Square Classroom

    Fee is paid directly to Instructor 


    A hands-on workshop and study of the basics of portrait drawing. 

    Students will learn about comparative measurement, the basic structure and proportions of an average head, the  importance of values, how to position the model, how to position your drawing surface, the most effective lighting, and some of the different tools and materials that can be used.

    Any medium may be used, but vine charcoal is recommended for the beginning of the class. Email the instructor for a complete list of suggested materials.

    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.


Past events

7 Oct 2019 ARTIST DEMONSTRATOR FOR OCTOBER: FRANCYS FLANAGAN
9 Sep 2019 SEPTEMBER 9TH DEMONSTRATION: JOHN COOK
7 Sep 2019 COLOR THEORY WORKSHOP with Michael Gillespie
6 Sep 2019 ITSY BITSY ACRYLIC PAINTING -BEGINNING LEVEL
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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