Monday, June 5, 2017

Creative ARTS Workshops

Creative ARTS Workshops Offered This Summer:

Two exciting opportunities for creatives to consider this summer!

Oil Painting Workshop, July 17-20 6-8 pm, Instructor - Dawn Waters Baker - reserved for ages 15 through adult, who truly want to become landscape painters.  Cost is $150 for four sessions and this includes ALL the materials that will be needed.We will be learning how to paint, "The Emotional Landscape" using different palettes along with discussion and examples of mood and value choice. This is for all levels.

Here is a little about Dawn:

Dawn was born and raised the child of missionaries on the islands of the Philippines. She grew up under the shadow of an active volcano and learned to look for the beauty in lives much harder than her own. In 1994 she moved to Dallas for college where she received her BA in Arts from DBU, Magna Cum Laude in 1998. Soon after she married a mathematician, Kendrick Baker and they had three girls, Myla, Keeva and Avia. In her free time she likes to hike, travel and teaches art in Dallas County Juvenile Detention Center once a week for incarcerated youth.

Her art is collected by many businesses as well as private owners.  Her piece, “Release” is on permanent display in the New York Times Building. She finished five original drawings for the book, “Why, O God?” published by Crossway books.  She is a Signature member of Artists of Texas. Dawn is affiliated with Mary Tomas Gallery in Dallas Design District, Kate Shin Gallery in New York, NY, Joseph Gierek Fine Art in Tulsa, OK, and currently with White Stone Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. She was also selected as the 2015 Artist in Residence for Big Bend National Park. She had a solo exhibit in 2016 based on her time and inspiration at the Park. Her work has been in national shows including The National Weather Biennale, Jubilee Museum of Sacred Art Biennale, CIVA Contemporary Images of Mary and Ex Nihilo at Roberts Wesleyan College. She has an upcoming exhibit with the Nave Museum in 2018 and a second residency at Gettysburg National Military Park in July and August of 2018.

Theater Workshop, Tuesdays in August 1, 8, 15, 22, Instructor - Mac Lower - for ages 15 through adult.  Cost is $200 for four sessions (or $50 per session).

Here is a little about Mac:

Mac Lower received his BA in theatre from Union University, and a MFA in Directing from the University of Houston.  While attending U of H Mr. Lower had the privilege of studying with Sir Peter Hall and Edward Albee.  Upon graduation Mac worked as an actor with the AD Players, the Creede Repertory Theatre, and Theatre West Virginia.  In 2004 he participated in the Lincoln Center Theatre's Directors Lab where he attended seminars led by such directors as Julie Taymor, Simon McBurney, Mark Lamos, and Susan Stroman.  During his career Mr. Lower has worked as an actor, director, technician, and educator.  He has taught acting and directing at East Texas Baptist University, Temple College, the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and Richland College.  Today he serves as the Production Manager for the contemporary worship service of Highland Park United Methodist Church. 

You can register with and make online payments through using the following codes:  "Painting WS" for the oil painting and "Theater WS" for theater.  Questions? Contact

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