The Irving Art Association
offers free basic art classes for adults to get you started in art or in a new medium.
The Free Basics Classes follow a progressive sequence where you will learn basic skills via instructor demo/lecture — exercise —-practice. The series is designed for beginners to a particular art medium as well as mid career artists reviewing technique and not creating finished works. Expect traditional as well as new and nontraditional materials and approaches.
Registration is open for the 2017 spring classes. (each class is separate)
Location: Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving. Held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open 6:30 pm. Directions
Supplies provided. Please feel free to bring whatever extra supplies you wish to try out. (paint, brushes, paper, etc.). Wear old clothes or bring an apron.
Free Basic Class on Spinning & Knitting
Dates: May 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Ameda Holmes
Ameda Holmes has been knitting and working with yarn since she was 5 years old. Her grandmother was a true master and taught her how to design as well as create. In 1985 she decided that natural fibers were the way to go and she learned to spin her own yarn. For the three Thursday evenings in May she will be teaching spinning and knitting. The first night will be devoted to spinning. Attendees will be introduced to the basics of spinning and will receive a spindle and fiber to work with. The next two nights will be devoted to the basics of knitting. Everyone will be making simple slippers. Needles and yarn will be provided.
Free Basic Class on Watercolor
Dates: June 1, 8, 15
Instructor: Beverly Boren
Bev Boren was born and raised in Texas and now resides in Trophy Club, Texas with her husband Ben. She is a signature member of the Outdoor Painters Society and the Southwestern Watercolor Society. She is also a member of the Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and American Watercolor Society.
Her work is primarily the result of her need to paint. Inspiration can come at any time and in any place. She is not confined to one subject area. She loves to paint a variety of subject matter as well as working in various mediums. Bev’s paintings are created with things that capture her eye whether it’s a still life, landscape, or capturing a person’s personality. Painting is her way of connecting with the world and the people around her and sharing those experiences along the way.
In her words “Trying to describe or explain my efforts at painting or drawing seems like a futile effort. After all, I want my work to express itself without the necessity of words. My best hope is that my work will stand simply on it’s own, and find a connection with viewers where words fail”. Her website: http://bevboren.com/