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De-Cruit. Amphibian Stage Productions, 2019. Photo by Evan Michael Woods.

Watercolor Basics

Instructor: Carol Ivey 

Thursdays, October 12 – November 2 (4 classes) | 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.

Introduces students to mixing color from a limited palette and provides the opportunity to explore the unique qualities of watercolor. This class addresses how to use tools and techniques to create the different effects. There will be exercises to discover how the properties of color relate and studies of color harmonies.

Tuition: $180           

A materials list and parking instructions will be sent upon registration

Twined Basket Workshop with Sarita Westrup

Saturday, August 13

1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Create a beautiful and functional twined basket in the round. Learn how to weave with round reed, begin with a star base, weave a spiral to form the walls, and finish the lip of the basket . This is a wonderful beginning level basket weaving class; all levels are welcome. Ticket price includes the cost of materials. Learn more about the artist at

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Workshop: Material Play

With Emerging Artist in Residence Claire Kennedy

Saturday, November 4, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.

Through a formal investigation of basic design elements and material exploration, participants will gather skills in composition building in a variety of media. Using a multitude of found materials and art materials, participants will strategically place elements within the composition. Participants will be challenged to mesh a wide variety of compositional elements and materials cohesively. The particpants' final piece will serve as an amalgamation–or marriage–of sculpture, installation, and painting.

$20 per person


Imprimatura Oil Painting (intermediate to advanced levels)

Instructor: Carol Ivey 

Saturdays, November 11, 18, December 2, 9 (4 classes)  | 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.


Intermediate-level students will complete an ‘imprimatura’ painting, using a traditional approach followed from the Renaissance to the mid-19th century. The painting will be developed in layers, beginning with a monochromatic underpainting on a toned canvas and then layering with transparent glazes and scumbled opaque paint over the initial underpainting. Advanced students may choose to pursue their own interests with guidance and critiques from the instructor.

Tuition: $180              

A materials list and parking instructions will be sent upon registration


Watercolor Painting from Observation: a process from drawing to painting

Instructor: Carol Ivey 

Thursday’s November 16, 30, December 7, 14 (4 classes) | 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.


Knowledge of the basics of color mixing and watercolor paint handling are required. Beginners must have taken the Watercolor Basics class or equivalent. This class addresses the role of linear and tonal drawing in preparation for watercolor. We will paint a composition using glazes, a collection of autumn leaves receding in space. The last two classes develop one or more finished paintings from observed still life and/or photo sources. 

Tuition: $180              

A materials list and parking instructions will be sent upon registration


Figure Drawing

Mondays at 5:00 p.m.

Artists can either paint or draw from our selection of clothed and nude model at Arts Fort Worth. Easels are provided for those drawing, however if painting, please bring your own French easel or prochade box.  We have a great schedule of excellent models so we hope you can join us in keeping the long tradition of painting from life at  Arts Fort Worth alive! No RSVP needed.

$15 per person

Workshops take place at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, unless otherwise noted. Find driving directions and parking information for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center here.

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