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 wca.artscenter@gmail.com.

CLASS/WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS AND REGISTRATION

OUR INSTRUCTORS

William Hagerman

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.

Please come by WCA or call 903-342-0686 to register. A deposit is required upon registration. We are currently open Wednesday – Saturday 10 am to 5 pm.

Stacey Tafoya

Ceramics Classes for All Levels

Stacey Tafoya was born in Jacksonville, Florida where she spent a brief time before her family moved to Alaska. There she was raised on a small, off-the-grid sustainable homestead, where she found her desire to create art through drawing. As this desire grew it became a necessity for her, much like breathing. Miss Tafoya had to create art everyday to find peace and happiness. There she also found her love of clay and making ceramic works of art. After starting her own family, she returned to her parents hometown of Mt. Pleasant, Texas in 2006. 
 
In 2015 she earned an Associates degree from Northeast Texas Community College, then her BFA from Texas A&M-Commerce in 2017. After losing her oldest son in 2018, art became therapy to overcome the grief of his loss. She is a full-time mother; she runs the nursery at her church and works on her ceramics and paintings alongside her partner in their studio full time. Her work is influenced by nature and the rural country surroundings of East Texas. She is fed by the little things in life that most people take for granted and puts a little bit of herself into each piece she makes.

Kaye Jackson

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.

Efton Edwards

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

 

Nancy Beauchamp

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.