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November 2018

All About Acrylics: Winter Tree

November 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45

THIS MONTH: A fabulous Winter Tree, perfect for holiday giving or to decorate your home.  Join Rachel Liles, owner of How Great Thou Art 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. NOTE: This month's class will be at THE FORUM.  Class will be held in the Club Room; we suggest…

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Studio Saturday – Norwegian Nisse

November 17 @ 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! Ever wanted someone else to do the cleaning and look after the pets? Then this project is for you! These little gnomes, known as Nisse (pronounced knee-sa) come from Norway and reward the good and friendly homeowners by helping take care of the property and the animals. But don’t forget their julegrøt (Christmas porridge) or they shall…

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Class: Surface Design on Fabric

November 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$25

Learn basic dye techniques, stamping, and making marks to create your own unique fabric. Plus $15 kit fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class; kit includes all required supplies.

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Christmas At The Kemp

November 17 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Who’s coming to town?  Santa Claus! Christmas At The Kemp is Christmas party for all the children of Wichita Falls, open free of charge to the public. This year it’s “A Colorful Christmas”, celebrating the colors of the season through food, music, theater, and art.  Colors abound as we make art projects, enjoy entertainment and share delicious refreshments. From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm is Studio Saturday, presented the third Saturday of every month.  This year’s Studio Saturday theme is…

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Closed

November 21 - November 23

We will be closed Wednesday through Friday to celebrate Thanksgiving.

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Small Business Saturday @ The Kemp

November 24 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

Looking to do some shopping after Thanksgiving? Want to support small local businesses? Need a fabulous unique gift for that special someone? This is the event for you! The Kemp is proud to once again participate in Small Business Saturday. Stop by and shop the vendor tables, each filled with hand-crafted artwork made by LOCAL ARTISTS. Current vendors include: Melinda Aguilar Tamara Allison Ginger Boller Ashley Bradley Sunkyung Choi SaDawna Coburn Sharon Gibson Laura Gillis Ron Hamer Kelly Land Debbie…

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December 2018

Kaye Franklin Workshop

December 7 @ 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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Quick Start to Stained Glass

December 8 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$60

Come learn the basics of stained glass while creating a lovely stained glass suncatcher. Learn to cut, grind, foil, solder and patina. Create your own design elements using cut glass, glass nuggets and wire.  All tools and supplies provided. Bring a snack or sack lunch and drink. Supply Fee: $15 Paid to instructor at beginning of class (no credit cards).

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Youth Drawing

December 10 @ 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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Memories in the Making

December 11 @ 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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Christmas Tour of Homes

December 11 @ 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
$20

The Arts Council is pleased participate again in this traditional Women's Forum event. Tickets will be available to purchase from the Women's Forum Senior-Junior Club and at The Forum office. Please see the Senior-Junior Forum's website for event details: seniorjuniorforum.com. The Arts Council would like to thank the following for agreeing to share their homes during the Tour of Homes as The Forum's contribution to the event: Dell Taubert and Mindy & Jerry Giles Tickets on sale starting November 19th…

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Beginning Anime

December 11 @ 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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Elementary Art

December 11 @ 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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Advanced Anime & Manga

December 12 @ 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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Advanced Youth Art

December 13 @ 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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