Upcoming events

    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 26 Sep 2018
    • ART on the Square 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX
    • 2

    "Western Transportation" by Tina Bohlman

    TINA BOHLMAN is now accepting students

    Novice* & Intermediate Level

    (*must have completed a beginning watercolor class)

     4-week watercolor class for adults.

    AUG. 22, 29, and SEP. 5, 12, 19, 26 

    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

    Fee Schedule:  Weekly fee per class $30

    6 Classes in Advance:  $120 - due Aug. 22, 2018


    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

    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 23 Oct 2018
    • ART on the Square
    • 6



    September 25, October 2, 9, 16, and 23rd, 2018

    $40 per week - $150 in advance

    All fees are paid directly to Instructor - Due at 1st Class

    This is a class designed to explore and develop the basics of drawing in both black and white, color pencils and combination of using color pencils with watercolor 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 art media. Your completed class work product will include still life, animals, landscapes, portraits and greater confidence.


    Location:  ART on the Square classroom.  


    Tuesday Evening class:  6pm - 8:30pm      

    Class limited to 12 to insure individual attention.  

    Minimum 6 required to start a class.  


    • 1 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • ART on the Square - 113 W. Franklin St. Waxahachie, TX


    "Impressions of a Living Form"

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    "I am a figurative sculptor working in bronze. I am available for commissioned work and my personal sculptures are available in limited editions"

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    John Davis Is a figurative sculptor residing in Fort Worth,Texas. He first began sculpting in wood with Ludwig Kieninger in Desoto, Tx. He soon transitioned to clay and began to study the figure in depth. His pieces reflect an interest in movement, emotion, and the spiritual aspects of our nature. His work is presently in private collections in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and North Carolina. He enjoys creating sculptures that reflect his personal vision as well as working with clients to complete commissioned pieces.  You can view more of John's work on his website http://www.johndavissculpture.com/

    Please come & help us welcome John to Waxahachie! 

    • 6 Oct 2018
    • 7 Oct 2018




    Experienced Painter but New to Plein Air?




                                                              TINA BOHLMAN                                                              OPS-M, WAOW, IPAP, AOT-M, CFAI    

       OCTOBER 6 & 7, 2018

    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


       ART On the Square – Classroom

                                                                113 W. Franklin St.

                                                            Waxahachie, TX 75165

    DESCRIPTION:   This is not a "how to paint" workshop – it is assumed that participants have intermediate to advanced painting skills. The focus is on the challenges we encounter when painting outdoors. In addition to choosing the right kind of supplies & equipment, one of the most essential skill of painting outdoors is the ability to adapt to the prevailing conditions; sun – wind – temperature. Beyond the conditions, one must evaluate a scene before-hand and discern whether or not it contains the necessary elements that will translate into a painting.  Main class objectives are:

    ·         Getting comfortable in your plein air “studio”.

    ·         Tips for painting on location.

    ·         Using a sketchbook: working with thumbnail value sketches 

    ·         Letting go of the details

    ·         Developing skills of observation & site selection

    Open to all skill levels, the class is primarily structured for the intermediate to advanced painter NEW to the plein air experience. Each day begins with a short lecture, followed by a demonstration.  In the field, participants will complete several thumbnail value sketches and at least 2 small paintings or color studies. The workshop goal is for participants to become comfortable in their outdoor studio and embrace the plein air experience. 

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:  Tina Bohlman has painted "on location" for more than 40 years.  When plein air movement started gaining momentum 20 years ago, her years of experience gave her a "jump start" in juried competitions and resulted in dozens of awards. She is the organizer and event chair of Paint Historic Waxahachie, now entering it's 14th year.  Tina is a Master Signature member and president of Outdoor Painters Society, a recognized group of almost 400 artists across the nation.  Please visit Tina's website to view her body of work.  www.tinabohlman.com 

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 31 Dec 2018
    • ART on the Square - 113 W. Franklin

    60th Annual 

    Membership Show & Holiday Sale

    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Reception & Awards

    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Live Entertainment!

    All Sales October 20th are Tax-Exempt.

    An 8.25% sales tax applies the remainder of the exhibit

    Exhibit continues until December 31, 2018

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