Think Tank Tape Installation Workshop

During the celebration of our 15th Year Anniversary activities, the center is offering a Pop-Up tape installation inspired by the works of Picasso. Over the course of a week, artists will come up with their own concept, critique the concept with peers and install their creations using tape on the walls of the Cultural Arts Center. This temporary installation will stay up during the celebration of our local Picasso’s in Carrollton.

Instructor: Alice Shapiro
Dates: Aug 28 – Sep 1
Times: 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(additional hours can be added during the installation period.)
Ages: 13 years and older
Member Fee: $25.00 (includes supplies)
Non Member Fee: $35.00 (includes supplies)
Minimum Number: 10 artists
Maximum Number: 20 artists

Special Note: Artists and their family and friends are invited to attend the opening of the workshop on Friday, September 1, from 5–7 p.m.


Color Choice/Mixing Oils & Critique

Professional artist, Larry Leach will teach and provide a critique to artists coming to the workshop. Artists will need to bring one of their works with them to the workshop for critique and a sack lunch. Mr. Leach is also a teaching artist for Windsor & Newton and is familiar with new products on the market.

Instructor:  Larry Leach
Date: Sep 23
Times: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Ages: 18 years and older
Member Fee:  $30.00 per artist
Non-Member Fee: $35.00 per artist
Maximum Artists: 15 Artists


Clay Lantern Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn how to make a lantern, either with the pottery wheel or through slab building. The workshop will meet over two Saturday afternoons so that projects can be completed. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. All supplies are included in this price.

Instructor: Melanie Drew
Date: Sep 30 & Oct 7
Times: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 8yrs – 12yrs
Member Fee: $45.00 per artist
Non-Member Fee: $55.00 per artist
Minimum Artists 5 Artists
Maximum Artists: 15 Artists


Watercolor Portraits on Canvas

This two-day workshop is a new technique of painting with watercolor which will result in a complete, archival portrait without the need of a frame or glass. Instructor, Wanda Cox will share her tricks that will make painting water media on canvas easy and stress free. A 16” X 20” canvas will be provided to complete your masterpiece. Everyone will work from their own pre-approved photo. You must register and submit photo for portrait by Oct 1.

Instructor: Wanda Cox
Date: Oct 20 & 21
Times: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ages: 18 years and older
Member Fee: $155.00 per artist
Non-Member Fee: $165.00 per artist
Minimum Artists: 6 Artists
Maximum Artists: 10 Artists


Creature Mask Making Workshop

Learn the basics of mold making and casting while making a mask inspired by the fantastical creatures of Revilo, a mystical world of Colin’s imagination. The instructor will take participants through the step-by-step process of creating a silicone mold using methods he uses in his own studio practice. Resin will then be cast into each mold to create the piece. Artists will be able to jump into their own imaginations as they complete their masks through painting. Materials are provided in the workshop

Instructor: Brian Colin
Date: Oct 28
Times: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Ages: 18 years and older
Member Fee: $50.00 per artist
Non-Member Fee: $65.00 per artist
Minimum: 5 Artists
Maximum: 10 Artists


Fall Break Clay Workshop

For two days, young artists can enjoy working with clay utilizing hand-skills like coiling slab structures and cut outs. Students will also get the opportunity to throw clay on the pottery wheel. This is the perfect activity leading up to Thanksgiving Holiday. Prices include all supplies.

Instructor: Melanie Drew
Date: Nov 20 & 21
Times: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages: 8 – 12yrs
Member Fee: $40.00 per artist
Non-Member Fee: $50.00 per artist
Minimum: 5 Artists
Maximum: 15 Artists