Visual Art Workshops and Classes
Winnsboro Center for the Arts has an ongoing program of classes and workshops for both adults and children. All classes and workshops are held at our Annex at 212 Market Street.
If you have ideas, would like a specific topic offered for a workshop or if you are an instructor who would like to offer a workshop here at WCA please contact us at 903-342-0686 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the Supply List and Palette Guide for Linda Lucas Hardy’s workshop, Luminous Lustrous Colored Pencil on Drafting Film Workshop which is from April 23 – 24: Supply List & Palette Guide
Oil Painting Classes for All Levels
William Hagerman became a professional artist at the age of 13, selling one of his first paintings to a neighbor, then to another neighbor, school teachers, a piano teacher and by the age of 15 was showing in an art gallery. Thirty plus years later William has never put down the brush and continues to paint beautiful landscape imagery that delights the senses.
In addition to his own personal studies, William has benefited from artists and non artists alike with several artists of distinction providing guidance early on in his artistic development such as: C.L. Curry, Dalhart Windberg, Robert Pummill and Gary Carter. William also acknowledges the late Tom Ryan for his critiques as well as Wilson Hurly for providing a bibliography of recommended books to further his study of art and the late Gary Griffin for his knowledge of art materials and his wife Judy for her trained artistic eye.
William also enjoys teaching and sharing his artistic knowledge through art classes and workshops.
He currently resides in Winnsboro, Texas with his wife Rita.
Colored Pencil for All Levels
Kaye Jackson was born in Farmersville, Texas, and has also lived in Denton and Austin. She moved from Austin to Winnsboro in 2014 to get away from the congestion and busyness of the rapidly growing city.
Kaye started painting in 1980 when she met a painting instructor who taught classes at North Texas University in Denton. Kaye professed that she had not developed the skills of an artist, but the instructor promised her, “If you give me six weeks, it’ll be in your blood forever.” And so, the six-week painting course started Kaye on her artistic journey.
Kaye has attended workshops with prominent artists such as Dalhart Windberg and Mark Keathley but she is mostly self-taught. She enjoys watercolor, colored pencil, and oil painting. She is a nurse by trade, artist at heart. Art has been a comfort during difficult times, especially filling a void when her husband passed. Art has also been an outlet of creativity for Kaye amidst the busyness of being a wife and mother.
Kaye started teaching classes in 1996 and we are happy to have her teaching at Winnsboro Center for the Arts.
For more information or to sign up, call us at 903-342-0686.
Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor for All Levels
Board member Efton Edwards is currently teaching adult classes at the WCA Annex for beginners and experienced artists. Efton is a local artist who works and teaches in oil and acrylic. Efton also offers drawing classes.
Subject matter includes composition, color theory and art materials.
For more information or to sign up, call us at 903-342-0686
Watercolor and Pastels for All Levels
Nancy Beauchamp, who currently lives in Winnsboro, graduated from Principia College with a degree in Fine Arts, Studio and Art History. She also participated in an Art Abroad course in Europe. Pastels are her medium of choice in landscapes, still life’s and animal portraits. She teaches workshops and weekly classes in pastels and is a regular instructor at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. Nancy has been blessed with numerous awards in art competitions.
For more information or to sign up,
call us at 903-342-0686.
General Art & Clay
As a secondary public school art and home school teacher, Brenda spent years leading her students to find their own path to creativity while working extensively with special needs students. Watching a young person find a means of value and self-esteem through art has been her greatest reward. One of the most effective methods of nurturing that creativity has been through ceramics. Discovering the passion of working with clay was a major turning point in her own artistic journey as well. She says that the tactile feeling of clay and making pottery is healing for both young and old.
“Take elements from the Earth, add a little water, let dry, glaze with pretty colors, heat up to around two-thousand degrees in temperature – each step becomes a transition of raw material into a ceramic work of art,” she said, “While working in clay we leave a part of ourselves in every piece. The feeling that our little clay pot will potentially carry our essence and DNA far into the future gives us a sense of perpetual interconnectedness to our fellow human beings. All art – no matter what the medium is – has the ability to bring joy, peace, and thought into the lives of those who both create and receive a work of art.”
Brenda has been involved with the Winnsboro Center for the Arts since 2010 as a volunteer and board member, previously serving as President and Exhibition Curator. She teaches children’s general art and clay classes at the art center and her home studio, as well as ceramic and acrylic painting workshops for adults.
Dani Blanton is a Registered Yoga Teacher who has completed her
200-hour yoga teacher training. She is also a Registered Children’s
Yoga Teacher who has completed her 95-hour children’s yoga teacher
training. Dani teaches a variety of fun yoga practices – restorative
flow, water yoga, memory maintenance yoga, brain games, kids’ yoga,
winey wrists, bees-knees, happy feet, and paddleboard yoga!
Dani was born and raised in Wood County and lives outside of Quitman
on Lake Fork with her husband, Ronald, and their three dogs: Charlie,
Goose, and Gracie. Her journey to yoga began when she first stepped
foot in a studio after the death of her mother. Her mother was 44.
Dani was 22. Dani did not have the tools to grieve or mourn in a
A natural caregiver, Dani took care of her mother, and then later in
life she cared for her Grandmother Patterson and Great Aunt Bobbie.
Both grandmother and great aunt were struggling with brain disease –
one with Alzheimer’s and the other with Dementia. They thrived under
Dani’s care. Therefore, Dani is passionate about memory maintenance
yoga and restorative yoga practices. After they both passed, Dani
finally took the time to heal, rest, and reset.
After years of softball and caregiving, Dani’s shoulder started
screaming at her. Doctors could not help her, and physical therapy
only did so much, but yoga led her down a road of physical healing,
stillness of the mind, mending of the heart, tools to grow, and the
space to grieve and let go.
With the support of her loving husband, Ronald, Dani completed her
200-hour yoga training. She continues to grow and learn. Dani is
living out her dream of helping others find pathways to healing so
they can thrive in this world no matter their phase in life.