2018 Classes, Workshops & Art Activities – plus a call for Instructors

IAA presents its schedule for 2018, including our Free Basic Classes, classes for children age  8 – 12, workshops by professional art instructors, and our free art activity groups. Plus we have openings in the Second Saturdays Workshops series for members to hold their own workshops. Questions? Please contact our Workshop Chair Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com.


The Irving Art Association offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.

Thursday evenings 7-9 pm at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts


Workshops by Professional Art Instructor

Feb. 20 – 28 Michael Holter Watercolor Workshop: Bringing Life to Your Landscape

June 2 & 3 Francys Flanagan: Oil Painting Workshop. Details tba.

July or August ? Laura Lewis: Painting the Landscape in Oil. Details tba.

Sept. ? Beverly Boren. Details tba.


Second Saturday Workshop Series – call for instructors

We’re looking for IAA members interested in teaching a workshop on the Second Saturday of each month. You don’t have to be an experienced instrutor! The room is free, of course, but there is a per-student fee payable to IAA for sponsoring the workshop. The workshop can be on any art topic and can be 2 hours — 8 hours long. Contact Jane Kahler at janekahlerart@gmail.com if you’re interested.

Dates open:
Jan.13
Feb. 10
Mar. 10  Junanne Peck: Eco-Printmaking with Texas Plants & Leaves. Fee: $75.00 All supplies included To Register call: Junanne Peck 214-336-8526 or email junannepeck@mac.com flyer: Eco-Printmaking with Texas Plants.IAA

Apr. 14
May 12
June 9
July 14
Aug 11
Sept 8
Oct 6
Oct 13
Nov none
Dec none


Free Art Activities

Held at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Dr., Irving TX 75062. http://irvingartassociation.org/programs/painting-groups/

Tuesday Painters

Meets every Tuesday from 10:30 am — 3:30 pm. All media are welcome. Oil painters, please use odorless turps. Be sure to bring a sack lunch! Coordinators are Victoria Robinson robinsonvictoria51@yahoo.com and Susan Murray smurray4@msn.com.

Friday Open Art Night

Meets every first, second and fourth Friday evenings of the month from 7:00 until 9pm. You can work on individual or group projects. Any media or craft is welcome. Oil painters, please use odorless turps.  For more information, contact coordinator Linda Shotwell at irvingartassociation@gmail.com. For group project announcements, see https://www.meetup.com/irving-art-association/  Note: The fist Friday evening is designated as Acrylic Night starting in 2018! So bring any acrylic project you want to work on, including gelli printing or pouring acrylics. Newbies, feel free to ask for assistance by emailing us at openartnight@irvingartassociation.org.

Sunday Afternoon at the Art Gallery

Meets usually on the third Sunday of the Month 2-4 pm. A new community program for families and members at Irving Art Association. Fun interactive art projects for the whole family. Coloring books too! Coordinators are Michele Quarton michele.quarton@gmail.com and John Hunter snakehunters@gmail.com


Spring 2018 Children’s Art Program

Feb. 3, March 10, April 14, May 12

Saturdays, 2-4pm  $15 per class (or $55 for all 4 classes)