Friday, July 19, 2024



Kay Byfield

Kay Byfield has announced new ArtSpeaks Studio courses starting during the second week in June.
• Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm starting 6/9/2021 for four weeks. Each of the four lessons will last two hours. The focus of the course is to introduce students to the materials and applying and mixing paint. The cost is $120 for the course. No supplies will be needed for the first two class meetings and one of our goals is to help you know what you will need.
• Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm starting 6/7/2021 for four weeks. This course is designed for experienced painters who have completed paintings and are relatively comfortable with the media. Each of the four lessons will last two hours. The focus of the course will be to improve our ability to use value studies to increase the impact of paintings. The cost is $120 for the course.

These courses are available ONLINE as well as IN-STUDIO. Sign up for these classes on the ArtSpeaks Studio website at:

Deanna Thibault

Deanna Thibault

Deanna Thibault is teaching her workshop “Bold and Colorful” for the Society of Watercolor Artists in Fort Worth July 19-21, 2021.

Deanna says her “work ranges from impressionism to abstraction. It is always full of design, color and pattern. Many of my paintings begin with black ink line using a technique called “Blind Contour Drawing”. In this technique, you look only at the objects as you draw, not at the paper, letting your eye move along shapes and edges in the objects, letting your hand follow your eye as you draw.” 

Go to for more information and to register.

Darla Bostick

Relax, enjoy, create! The UN-traditional watercolor workshop is 26 Sept-2 Oct, 2021 as we explore photography, watercolor and more! Live at the Ranch for 7 days/6 nights! Enjoy plein air opportunities and the comfort of a group activity room (floor to ceiling vista views). The Georgia O’Keeffe Landscape Tour takes you where she painted the local magnificent area. Tour the O’Keeffe studio/home. Limited to 18 participants. New room and board pricing provides the best discount when sharing a room (bring a friend/spouse)! Daily demos, slide presentations, door prizes and optional happy hour. Details appear on Darla’s website registration tab.  See why Georgia O’Keeffe loved Ghost Ranch! Spaces now filling for both workshops. Unclaimed rooms are released 6 weeks before the workshop.

Because of popularity a second event has been added 12-18 June 2022 with a different media each day.

Also, check out my Art Adventure Abroad coming this October to France 2021 (and Italy 2022).

For more information about Darla Bostick’s workshops, visit her website  at 

Steve Miller • 2 Day Workshop • Painting Essentials

Cost: $175
July 22-23, 2021
Time: 8:30 til Noon – short break for lunch – 12:30 p.m. til 4:30 p.m. (both days)
Location: Art on the Square Gallery – Waxahachie, Texas

This 2 Day Workshop (oil painting) will focus on three foundations of oil painting, and really, creating art in general: Composition, Value and Color. Learning or strengthening these three pillars of visual expression will move each of us towards the goal of well composed, harmonious paintings. I will also spend a short amount of time discussing the use of digital photography to compose paintings.

Workshop is limited to 15 artists. Register here: