CAC at Bonham: Acrylic Pouring & Acrylic painting from a photo Workshops

Art on the Town Painting Party February 20
Ready, Set, Pour!! At the Creative Arts Center       Acrylic Pouring is one of the most popular classes the Creative Arts Center offers during its Art on the Town monthly painting parties. This month, two techniques will be covered. One is the feather technique, producing beautiful depictions of feathers of varying size. The other is the “saran wrap” technique, where plastic bags or saran wrap are used to produce an ethereal floral effect. Karen Sigler, an artist member at the CAC will be leading the class and is known for both techniques.     The cost of the class is $35 and reservations in advance are required. Participants are invited to BYOB and snacks but do not need to have any painting experience – acrylic pouring is for everyone, regardless of experience.  All supplies are provided.     To make a reservation, call the center at 903-640-2196 or stop by the gallery at 200 W 5th Street in Bonham. Art on the Town is Thursday, February 20 from 6:30-8:30 PM.    

Acrylic Painting from a Photograph Class begins Saturday, February 22       Artist and instructor Chris Cravens will begin teaching a four week acrylic class on Saturday, February 22 at the Creative Arts Center. This class is designed to help painters with some experience more successfully transfer a photograph to the canvas. Participants should bring their art supplies and a photograph that they wish to paint to the class and the first class will cover what elements of the photograph to include, should the image be “cropped” for painting, what size/shape canvas should be used and what type of transfer method will work best; e.g.using a grid. The four dates are February 22, 29, March 7 and 14. Each student should finish his or her painting during the final class.     There will be a supply list available at the center, and posted on the Creative Arts Center’s Facebook wall and their website at The cost of the four week class is $100 and classes will be on Saturday from 11 to 12:30. Chris Cravens is an experienced artist and instructor who works in many media: acrylics, oils, watercolor, wood and others. His artwork graces many local residences and his themes vary from realistic to whimsical.     This class requires an advanced reservation with payment. Participants may come by the Creative Arts Center at 200 W. 5th Street in Bonham or call and make a reservation over the phone at 903-640-2196.