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December 2018

Making Art Journals

December 15 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$25

Learn to create your own personal art journal.  This is a great way to start documenting your thoughts, feelings or just everyday experience in an artful way. Supply fee: $15 payable to the instructor at the beginning of class.  All supplies included in the kit, but students may bring any personal photos or items that they might want to include.

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Class: Christmas Tree Pendant with Vanishing Pearl

December 16 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$30

Join Tamara Allison (Vanishing Pearl) in making a Christmas Tree Pendant: stitch this Christmas pendant tree using circular peyote stitch! Then attach to a simple chain with jump rings. An easy introduction to beading, with a great Christmas gift item when you’re finished. All supplies included. (This class is suitable for kids 12 and up, must be accompanied by an adult.) NOTE: Select "Classes With Vanishing Pearl" on our Available Classes page (link below) and then select your class choice…

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Memories in the Making

December 18 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

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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All About Acrylics at The Forum

December 20 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$45

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. Please note this class is being held at our Forum location: 2120 Speedway, Wichita Falls Texas.

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January 2019

Bi-Color Bracelet with Vanishing Pearl

January 3, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$25

Join Tamara Allison (Vanishing Pearl) in making a bi-color bracelet! Use a modified daisy chain stitch to create this vibrant bracelet with large accents and tiny seed beads. Finish it off with an easy button and loop closure! Students will have a choice between several color schemes. All supplies included. Suitable for kids 12 and up, must be accompanied by an adult. NOTE: Select "Classes With Vanishing Pearl" on our Available Classes page (link below) and then select your class…

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Kaye Franklin Workshop

January 4, 2019 @ 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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Basic Dye Techniques

January 5, 2019 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$25

Learn basic fabric dying including ice dying, sun dying and shibori. Supply fee: $15 all supplies included in kit, students may also bring an all-cotton tee shirt if they want to dye one.

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Decorative Soldering Class

January 12, 2019 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$60

Take your soldering to the next level. Learn to perfect your soldering skills and also learn to create decorative designs elements to adorn your stained-glass projects. Bring your own 60/40 solder or purchase at class. Bring a snack or sack lunch and drink. Supply Fee: $10 Paid to instructor at beginning of class (no credit cards).

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Story By Story Workshop: Quanah Session

January 12, 2019 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3Rivers Ballroom, 210 South Main Street
Quanah, Texas
FREE

Whether you call it “History” or “Herstory” make sure Texas knows YOUR story! This session will be held at The 3Rivers Ballroom in Quanah (210 S. Main, Quanah Texas). Join the Arts Council in collecting stories to submit to the Bullock Museum– Texas Story Project in Austin. Master storyteller Mike Cox will give a presentation on crafting an attention-grabbing story and work with participants and their real-life examples to help polish and refine individual stories. We’ll also walk you through all the…

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Story by Story Workshop: Wichita Falls session

January 13, 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
FREE

Whether you call it “History” or “Herstory” make sure Texas knows YOUR story! This session will be held at The Kemp in Wichita Falls. Join the Arts Council in collecting stories to submit to the Bullock Museum– Texas Story Project in Austin. Master storyteller Mike Cox will give a presentation on crafting an attention-grabbing story and work with participants and their real-life examples to help polish and refine individual stories. We’ll also walk you through all the steps needed to prepare…

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All About Acrylics

January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on December 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on January 17, 2019 at 6:00pm

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45

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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Painting with Prismacolor: Blue Butterfly

January 19, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$35

Who can resist the symbolism of a butterfly? During the cold month of January, when you just can't wait for butterflies to reappear, you can beat Mother Nature and start drawing your own. These make a lovely card or is suitable for framing. Spend a Saturday with veteran Prismacolor artist Pat Wearth as she leads you through the “pencil painting” process. This is a wonderful class for the artist and non-artist alike, so don't let the “I-can't-draw-a-straight-line" syndrome keep you…

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