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October 2018

Mystery Art Gallery Exhibit

October 4 - October 26
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Check out this year's Mystery Art Exhibit.  For complete information and a full schedule of activities, please see our MYSTERY ART PAGE.  As always, all Mystery Art event attendance is free to the public. NEW THIS YEAR: silent auction bids will be posted throughout the exhibit.  Stop in often if you're keeping an eye on a certain piece!

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Advanced Youth Art

October 18 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 16, 2019

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$10.00

THURSDAYS, 4-5pm AGES 10-14 This class is structured for older students who are ready for slightly more challenging art projects and concepts. Students will have a variety of subjects and materials. Please note that class is registered BY THE MONTH.

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Mystery Spirits

October 18 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Sample champagne, spirits and sugary treats while perusing hundreds of pieces of art.  Make a silent bid on a Mystery Art piece and don't forget to come back on Auction Night to unlock the mystery of the Mystery Art! Learn more about all our Mystery Art activities on our Mystery Art page!

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All About Acrylics: Jack-o-lantern!

October 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on October 18, 2018 at 6:00pm

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45.00

Join Rachel Liles, owner of “How Great Thou Art” painting studio, for this fun-filled all-levels class. Rachel will teach beginning to experienced students the basics of acrylic painting. Don't be intimidated- Rachel will do step-by-step instructions. This class is BYOW, bring your own wine! All supplies are included.

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Studio Saturday

October 20 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

NEW this year, we are creating an Art Passport, each Studio Saturday you attend will bring a new stamp in your passport book! Ceramic decorating began in the Middle East possibly as early as the 9th century. As different lands were fought over and conquered, the skill of painting tiles moved all throughout the region. These tiles are used as decoration throughout many prominent buildings in the Middle East and Europe! Come see us on October 20th and paint your…

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Shakeshop: Actors’ Workshop @ The Kemp

October 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Does the idea of studying Shakespeare SCARE you? Then join us for our first ever Shakeshop! Here’s your chance to practice monologues with other folks studying classical theater and get honest feedback on how to: recite without falling into iambic pentameter cadence deliver the punchline, and properly put the bawdy back in the Bard’s work! Facilitating these workshops will be Sally Story and Christie Maturo from the MSU Theater Department. We'll meet in the Sculpture Garden at The Kemp, so bring…

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Youth Drawing

October 22 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Monday, repeating until May 20, 2019

$10.00

MONDAYS, 4-5pm AGES 9-13 Each Month kids will learn the essentials of drawing in a fun, engaging class. Every class will build skill in line, value, shading and perspective. Each week will focus on a different subject matter. Please note that class is registered BY THE MONTH.

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Palette to Palate: Willetta Crowe

October 22 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$65.00

Join us for our next Palette to Palate featuring the photography of Nocona artist Willetta Crowe.  Hosted in the Galleria At The Forum, Palette to Palate allows you to enjoy a relaxed meal, check out the latest exhibit and meet the artist, all in the beautiful setting of the gallery. This month we're very excited to provide an artful farm-to-table dining experience by partnering with Vernon College, Gilbert Creek Gardens and chef Patrick Street from Pelican's. This event is B.Y.O.B.…

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Memories in the Making

October 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2018

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
FREE

Memories in the Making: Where Art Meets Alzheimer’s Learn how to bring the joy of creative self-expression to someone with memory loss. Memories in the Making, the Alzheimer’s Association art program for people with dementia, is a weekly one-hour art session where caregiver and loved one can take a moment to enjoy the creative release of watercolor painting. While loved ones work on their paintings, caregivers are there to capture any stories the art brings forward. All are welcome.   No…

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Elementary Art

October 23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 21, 2019

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$10

TUESDAYS, 4-5pm AGES 5-9 This class is specially structured for younger elementary age students, with fun and educational activities that will develop skills, interest in and awareness of a wide range of art. Students have the opportunity to explore drawing, painting, sculpting, and glass art. Please note that class is registered BY THE MONTH. DISCOUNT: $30/month if you register for the whole year and register by September 3rd

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Beginning Anime

October 23 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until May 21, 2019

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$10

TUESDAYS, 4-5pm AGES 9-14 This class focuses on Original Character Development. You will learn to draw them from multiple angles, then properly color & ink. Different mediums will be used as you progress toward learning how to storyboard and panel your very own manga! Please note that class is registered BY THE MONTH.

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Advanced Anime & Manga

October 24 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 22, 2019

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$10.00

WEDNESDAYS, 4-5pm AGES 9-18 Do you have a love for anime and manga and a drive to become a better artist? This class focuses on Original Character development of your characters, where you will learn to draw them in multiple angles and properly color and ink your art in order to lead you in the direction of writing your own manga! Several mediums will be taught in order to give the students a choice of what mediums they would like…

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Art On Tap: Gallery Talk with Steve Hilton

October 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Art On Tap: A special presentation by Steve Hilton. Steve is a ceramic artist and professor at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He earned his M.F.A. in Ceramics at Arizona State University and holds a BS in Environmental Geology and an MS in Art Education from Missouri State University. Come and enjoy a few brews, visit with others that love art, and make your bid on some wonderful artwork in the Mystery Art gallery. To learn more about…

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Mystery Art Fest Auction

October 26 @ 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

The mystery is finally solved: make your bids and discover who created the artwork you won! Auction night is high-paced and competitive, so don't miss out on getting that piece you want.

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November 2018

Kaye Franklin Workshop

November 2 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 5, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 4, 2019 at 10:00am

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$66

Join noted Graham, TX artist Kaye Franklin for her instructional class for intermediate to advanced level oil/ acrylic or pastel art students. Kaye chooses a different subject matter for each of her workshops: landscape, still life, etc.  The class will begin with a two-hour instruction-intensive demonstration of the selected work for the class. Class will break for lunch (on your own) then return for an afternoon of student painting under Kaye's guidance. Students may elect to paint the morning project…

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