Upcoming events

    • 3 Jun 2018
    • 24 Jun 2018
    • ART on the Square 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX
    • 2
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    "Western Transportation" by Tina Bohlman


    TINA BOHLMAN is now accepting students

    Beginning & Intermediate Level

     4-week watercolor class for adults.

    JUNE  3, 10, 17, 24 

    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

    Fee Schedule:  Weekly fee per class $50

    4 Classes in Advance:  $175 - due June 3, 2018

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:

    This is a 4-hour intensive study every Sunday afternoon in June.  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 to produce a better watercolor painting, followed by easelside 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 emailed within 3 days of registration

    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 TINA BOHLMAN:

    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


    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 10 Jul 2018
    • ART on the Square
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    5 WEEK - PENCIL DRAWING CLASS

    INSTRUCTOR:  DAVE MCSPADDEN

    June 12, 19, 26, - July 10, 17

    $40 per week - $150 in advance

    This  class explories the basics of drawing in both black and white and color pencils.  This is a hands-on workshop designed to develop skills in basic drawing, understanding light and proportion control as the fundamental to all visual media. Completed class work product will include still life, animals, landscapes, portraits and greater confidence.

    Location:  ART on the Square classroom.  

    113 FRANKLIN, WAXAHACHIE, TX

    Tuesday Evening class:  6pm - 8pm      

    Class limited to 10 to insure individual attention.  Minimum 6 required to start a class.  

    MCSPADDENDAVE@GMAIL.COM  - or CALL/TEXT 214-732-2456




     


    • 15 Jun 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 6 Aug 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • ART On The Square
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    PLEASE JOIN US FOR 
    "1st MONDAY" PAINTING DEMONSTRATION

    AUGUST 6, 2018

    DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM

    • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Refreshments, Meet & Greet - vote Mini Show!

    • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements

    • 7:00 pm - Demonstration program

                 AUGUST  DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM                             

    PATRICK SAUNDERS, LPAPA, OPA, OPS




    "I believe that art is the act of creation. The result, whether it is a painting, sculpture, photograph etc., is simply a record of the creation experience. My approach is to free myself from preconceived visual beliefs and interpret the world directly before me. In so doing, I rediscover the colors, textures and values of everyday life that we otherwise take for granted. This is what drives me to paint and what I encourage in my students.

    My art is the product of diligence in practice. I do not believe in talent. I believe that all of us have the potential to create art, if we choose to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit."

    BIO:  Patrick Saunders is an artist, painting and creating art while traveling across North America in an Airstream with his photographer wife, Kimberly. He has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, and Burton Silverman. Painting a variety of subjects including portraits, pet portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and florals - Patrick's work is sold internationally.

    Always seeking the next challenge, Patrick has worked as an illustrator, designer, animator, educator, musician, entrepreneur, and a fine artist. Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized by his peers for outstanding work, earning awards from the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31. His students at the Kansas City Art Institute voted to honor Patrick with the award for Educator of the Year. In 2013, Patrick turned his attention to plein air painting, winning awards at numerous nationally recognized competitions including Plein Air Easton, Easels In Frederick, Plein Air Texas, Telluride Plein Air, Plein Air Richmond, Paint the Peninsula, Bucks County Plein Air, Lighthouse Plein Air and Sedona Plein Air.

    Patrick is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, a Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society and a member of the American Impressionist Society.


    YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! 

    BE THERE...ART ON THE SQUARE!


    • 2 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ART On The Square
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    PLEASE JOIN US FOR 
    "1st MONDAY" PAINTING DEMONSTRATION

    JULY 2, 2018

    DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM

    • 6:00 to 6:45 pm - Refreshments, Meet & Greet - vote Mini Show!

    • 6:45 to 7:00 pm - Announcements

    • 7:00 pm - Demonstration program               

    JULY GUEST ARTIST

    BRUCE PEIL

    AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTER

    Weather Worn by Bruce Peil Oil ~ 12 x 16

    "Weather Worn" - 12x16 Oil on Canvas

    Aspen Creek by Bruce Peil Oil ~ 8 x 10

    "Aspen Creek" - 8 x 10 - Oil on Canvas

    We are definitely in for a treat - Bruce agreed to make the "trek" to Waxahachie from his home in Athens, Texas.  A very popular instructor, Bruce conducts workshops and classes in his studio,  just a short walk from the main house which is a 5-bedroom B&B, offering luxury overnight accommodations during workshops. 

    Born and raised in Oklahoma he now resides in Athens, Texas.  He is a signature member of the Oil Painters of America, the co-founder of the Outdoor Painters Society, and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists.  His paintings are widely collected and he is primarily known for his landscapes. 

     "No matter what the subject matter is, it's that fleeting moment in time and the particular feeling of the light that I strive most to capture in my paintings.  I want the viewer to feel as though they are experiencing that moment in time.  My goal is to capture the truth about the subject without over embellishment of color or too many unimportant details that can distract the eye from the main idea. The light."

    https://brucepeilart.com/ 

    Invitational Shows:

    2018------------Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Okla.  OSI Show

    2018------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

    2017------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla. City

    2017------------Vernon Filley Invitational Art Show & Sale, Pratt, Kansas

    2017------------Haley Memorial Library Show & Sale, Midland, TX.

    2017------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

    2016------------American Miniatures, Settlers West Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

    2016------------Oklahoma Society of Impressionist, Okla. State University Art Museum

    2016------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla. City

    2015------------Small Works, Great Wonders, Natl. Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Okla. City

    2015------------Virtuosos of the OPA Exhibit, Salmagundi Club, New York City

    2014thru2017----Haley Memorial Library Show & Sale, Midland, TX.

    2014------------Winter Group Show, American Legacy Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri

    Bruce Peil - Biography

    YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS! 

    PLEASE COME AND HELP US WELCOME BRUCE TO WAXAHACHIE!

    BE THERE...ART ON THE SQUARE!


    • 3 Aug 2018
    • 5 Aug 2018
    • ART on the Square
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    NOTE:   THIS REGISTRATION COVERS 2 SEPARATE WORKSHOPS.  wORKSHOP #1 IS AUG. 3,4,5....WORKSHOP #2 IS AUG 7,8,9.  

    SELECT THE WORKSHOP YOU WISH TO ATTEND.  EACH WORKSHOP LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS.  IF YOUR CHOICE OF WORKSHOP IS FULL, PLEASE JOIN THE WAIT LIST IN THE EVENT OF A CANCELLATION.

    OTHER NEWS:  PATRICK WILL BE THE GUEST DEMONSTRATION ARTIST AT ART ON THE SQUARE, AUGUST 6. SEE EVENT LIST FOR DEMONSTRATION INFORMATION. 


         

    NOTE:  This workshop is limited to 15 participants and will fill fast.  The total cost is $375.00.  A $150 deposit is required at time of registration with $225.00 balance due July 15, 2018.  A $50 cancellation fee applies.  No refunds after July 15, 2018. 

    The painted floral requires a balance of spontaneity and accuracy, a perfect subject to practice adding energy to all of your paintings. Learn about choosing a subject, composition, values, color temperature, simplification, how to start and when to stop. Each day will include a full demonstration followed by opportunities to create multiple paintings with frequent one-on-one instruction.




    PATRICK SAUNDERS

    "I believe that art is the act of creation. The result, whether it is a painting, sculpture, photograph etc., is simply a record of the creation experience. My approach is to free myself from preconceived visual beliefs and interpret the world directly before me. In so doing, I rediscover the colors, textures and values of everyday life that we otherwise take for granted. This is what drives me to paint and what I encourage in my students.

    My art is the product of diligence in practice. I do not believe in talent. I believe that all of us have the potential to create art, if we choose to dedicate ourselves to the pursuit."

    BIO:  Patrick Saunders is an artist, painting and creating art while traveling across North America in an Airstream Bambi with his photographer wife, Kimberly. He has studied with many renowned painters, including Mark English, Malcolm Liepke, Wilbur Niewald, Richard Schmid, and Burton Silverman. Painting a variety of subjects including portraits, pet portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, and florals - Patrick's work is sold internationally.

    Always seeking the next challenge, Patrick has worked as an illustrator, designer, animator, educator, musician, entrepreneur, and a fine artist. Throughout his career, Patrick has been recognized by his peers for outstanding work, earning awards from the American Advertising Federation, the International Academy of the Visual Arts, the Web Marketing Association, the Society of Illustrators, and Communication Arts. He was featured by Southwest Art Magazine as one of their 21 Artists to Watch Under 31. His students at the Kansas City Art Institute voted to honor Patrick with the award for Educator of the Year. In 2013, Patrick turned his attention to plein air painting, winning awards at numerous nationally recognized competitions including Plein Air Easton, Easels In Frederick, Plein Air Texas, Telluride Plein Air, Plein Air Richmond, Paint the Peninsula, Bucks County Plein Air, Lighthouse Plein Air and Sedona Plein Air.

    Patrick is a Signature Member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, a Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, a Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society and a member of the American Impressionist Society.

    The opportunity to study with a master doesn't present itself very often. REGISTER TODAY~ this class will fill quickly.

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