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The Kemp

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1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
(940) 767-2787

August 2018

Studio Saturday

August 18 @ 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!  This month we'll be visiting SOUTH AFRICA. Fun facts: South Africa has 11 official languages! Also, it’s landscapes include deserts, subtropical forests, wetlands, grasslands, bush, mountains, and escarpments! Join us as we create our very own South African sunsets to explore such a diverse landscape. Are you looking for an opportunity for your children to explore their…

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Found Object Kitchen Tile Pendant

August 23 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$50

Join Tamara Allison as she teaches us how to capture a small kitchen tile with bead embroidery. It will be finished with leather backing, brick stitch edging, and a simple chain! Materials are included in the class fee, but extra kits can be purchased for $5.

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September 2018

Beginning Jewlery

September 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45.00

Have you been wanting to make your own jewelry to satisfy the needs of your style but need direction? This beginners jewelry class will cover how to make your own necklace chain by hand, create a pendant of your choice, a set of matching earrings and matching ring. The techniques covered include cold connections, wire wrapping, some wire weaving, the concept behind jewelry design, as well as much more! Student must attend both days of class to complete projects. $10…

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Elementary Art

September 4 @ 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

This class is specially structured for younger elementary age students (5-9 years), 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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Final Day for Entries! – Mystery Art Fest 2018

September 5
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States

This is the LAST DAY we'll accept entries into the 2018 Mystery Art Festival. Doors are open until 5:00 pm. See the Mystery Art page for details and to download the entry form and guidelines.

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Advanced Anime & Manga

September 5 @ 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

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 to use in class,…

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Advanced Youth Art

September 6 @ 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

This class is structured for older students (10-14) 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. DISCOUNT: $30/month if you register for the whole year and register by September 3rd

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Sculpture Garden After Dark

September 6 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until October 4, 2018

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

Sculpture Garden After Dark is a family-friendly, pet-friendly stop as part of the After Hours Artwalk of Downtown. Hop a trolley, take a stroll, or drive down to experience this art and ambiance for yourself. Bring your own blanket, bag chair, and buddy and come listen to live music amongst our artwork in the Sculpture Garden! Live music starts at 6 pm. BYOB (beer and wine only)—picnics welcomed!

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Kaye Franklin Workshop

September 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

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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Studio Saturday

September 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, happening 12 times

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! Are you looking for an opportunity for your children to explore their creative side? You provide the imagination and creativity; we'll provide the art supplies! Our monthly Studio Saturday event is free of charge. Drop in for a few minutes or the full two hours, we have a fun and artful project to work on each month.…

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Painting with Prismacolor: Blue Eyes

September 15 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$35

September is "Happy Cat Month"- and what better way to celebrate your cat then to pick up some tips on drawing their precious little faces. 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 from enjoying this class. Students need to bring their own prismacolor pencils, and there is a $5 supply fee…

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All About Acrylics

September 20 @ 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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The Art of Canning Food

September 22 @ 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$20.00

Join Beckie Lovelady as she leads us through canning green beans, where she will explain the art and difference between pressure and water bath canning. Students will go home with a jar of green beans and a surprise treat! All supplies are provided.

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Artistic Glass Fusing

September 29 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$60.00

Come experience kiln fired glass. In this class, you will create 3 fused glass tiles that come together as one fabulous framed art piece. We will explore with different glass elements such as glass powders, frits and stringers. These tiles will be fired at the class. We will have a break to allow the glass to cool and return to finish. Each project will be framed and read to hang. 10:30am-3:30pm with a 2-hour break $60.00 and a $15 supply…

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October 2018

Mystery Art: Artists’ Reception

October 11 @ 5:30 AM - 7:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

This gallery reception is open to the public and celebrates all the artists participating in this year's Mystery Art Fest!

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Button Necklace

October 11 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$50.00

Join Tamara Allison as she uses a mixture of simple stitches and a few buttons to create this fun fringed necklace! Materials are included in the class fee, but extra kits can be purchased for $5.

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Fluid Acrylic Painting

October 13 @ 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$65.00

Come create colorful works of art with movement and abstract designs. Debbie Malone will walk us through several acrylic poured painting techniques that bring out organic cells of color. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor

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Mystery Spirits

October 18 @ 5:30 AM - 7:00 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!

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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.

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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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