All classes are taught by highly regarded teachers from around the country that have been successful for both in their educational careers and personal sales.
Robin Ingle is a nationally recognized Texas artist who has lived in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area all of her life. She began her career as an artist many years ago when she was handed her first Crayon. From that point forward she knew her destiny.
Robin is an accomplished artist who has shown/competed with her artwork and judged art shows throughout the US for 30+ years. She is a nationally known accomplished western artist who is currently working with resin based contemporary art. Experimentation along with her continued education working with artists around the world has brought together and expanded her knowledge for multiple forms of art. Her area of work consists of private party commissions, customized large murals, and various projects throughout the city of Dallas such as Hotel Zaza and Dallas Omni. She is also a Southwest Watercolor Society Signature Member and Texas and Neighbors Signature Member with notable collectors like Kix Brooks (Brooks & Dunn), Attorney Charles Noteboom, and CEO Ben E. Keith.
Don has been involved in photography since 1978. Over the years he has acumulated a wide range of experiance photographing everything from Motorsports, to concerts, to wildlife and landscape. To him photography is more than just snaping pictures, it is a way of capturing moments in time that will never be repeated, a way to share the beauty this world has to offer, in essence it is capturing Life.
Inst: Joyce Price
Class: Childrens Painting
When: Sat. Morning
Joyce has 26 years experience in education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal in public schools and university instructor . She uses oils, acrylics, pastels, water color and mixed media. She loves using her expertise as an instructor to guide students toward discovering their own potential. Developing a child's artistic mind can release them to become more expressive not only in an art class, but in speech, reading, math, science and social studies. Her desire is to equip children with the basic art skills and to introduce them to a new language - a language of artistic expression that will awaken and unleash the expressive child.
June is an artist whose realistic style encompasses the people and places that surround her. June was born in England and her formal training includes Braintree College, England, where she received a University of London degree in Advanced Level Art, and instruction from prominent artists including, Daniel F. Greene, and Albert Handell.
June works in all mediums but her favorite is Pastel. The clarity of the colors and the diversity of the medium are what she enjoys and the archival quality of the material ensures a piece of artwork that will survive for centuries. June is primarily a painter of people. She has received commissions for portraits both in England and the United States of America. June is currently working on painting portraits and characters of the old west that she has met in her adopted country. Her artwork has been accepted in and won awards in juried shows in both Kansas and Texas.
June enjoys passing on her knowledge, she has taught a course in advanced level art at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently teaching workshops in Kansas and Texas.
James-Ryan Cahalan and is an artist that works in many different mediums but primarily in oil paint and drawing . He went to college at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver Colorado where he majored in fine arts education and is now in his 5th year of teaching here in Dallas Texas.
He is a dimensional artist, utilizing various clays, plaster, silicone, foam, wood, and acrylics to create unique sculpture and reliefs. Throughout most of the 90's he worked as a sculptor/mold maker for various design companies. In the late 90's he began sculpting medical prosthetics which led to creating special make-up effects and props for local T.V. and film. During that same time, he began sculpting miniatures and model making for toy and gaming companies.
He still continues to freelance in most of his previously mentioned fields.
Inst: Kelli Howie
Class: Mix Media, Acrylic Painting, Wired Jewelry, Clay Arts
When: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Morning, Wed. Evening, & Sat. Morning & Afternoon
Many years of experience giving instruction at both private and public institutions such as the University of Dallas Adjunct, Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts, and Wade College, Independent artist and Civic Cultural Organizer, works in the creation of images and objects to enhance human experience, art has expanded from theater costume, set and prop design to the fine arts currently working in watercolor, oil, ceramics, nature photography, and sculpture using modern materials. Kelli has a Bachelor of Arts in Theater and Art, University of Dallas, Master of Fine Arts, Southern Methodist University.
Theresa Brooks is a mixed media artist who for the last several years has focused primarily on using encaustic wax in her artwork. Rusted metal, wire, broken jewelry, vintage paper and other ephemera are combined with an encaustic medium consisting of beeswax and dammar resin to create one of a kind artworks. Heating the wax with a heat gun, torch or iron to fuse layers of wax without damaging transferred images and collaged elements is the challenge that inspires her love of the medium. Theresa approaches each piece as a unique experience of letting her creative process say what will be the final outcome.
Shirley Danner graduated, with Honors, from Northwood University with a Bachelor of Management Degree and a minor in International Business. Shirley became a student of VECAS in 2011 and has been cutting and slumping glass ever since. Shirley was taught glass fusing from Lori Hennington. She has been showing and selling her pieces of glass over the past years at the Art Hotel Co-Op in Dallas and has won many of the local juried art competions with her fused glass creations.