Winnsboro Center for the Arts has an ongoing program of workshops for both adults and children. All 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.

Please be sure to read our Terms & Conditions for classroom expectations.

May

Paint & Sip Party with Brenda Roberts

"Spring Florals II"

Friday, May 10th

6:30 PM - 9:30PM

212 Market St.

All supplies included

$35.00, All Supplies Included

Description:

Our paint parties are fun for beginners and experienced artists alike and a perfect way to relax after a long week. We offer several designs to choose from each month and encourage our painters to create unique one-of-a-kind works of art on a 16” x 20” canvas. All supplies are provided. We serve light refreshments and beverages but feel free to bring your favorite bottle of wine. Seating is limited to 12 participants. 

Gelli Plates Print with Ed MacPherson

Saturdays

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

212 Market St.

All supplies not included

$45.00

*** Group Scheduling on a specific date is possible for this workshop. Call Ale McComic for  arrangements 915-234-3362

Description:

Come and learn about the technique of Gelli Plate printing!  Ed will have a great presentation and some practice time for deco art, cards, book covers, and more! A relatively new form of mono printing that uses flexible printing plates to create textures and layers of color. Using a brayer roller coat the Gelli plate with a very fine layer of water-based ink or paint. You can create textures and patterns using stencils and natural elements such as leaves. This form of printing does not require a press, you simply place a piece of paper over the prepared Gelli plate and using your hands smooth it over the back of the paper.  All non-toxic materials.

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Handcrafted Wire Sculptures Workshop with Valery Guignon

Saturday, May 18th

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

212 Market St.

All supplies included

$65.00, All Supplies Included

*** Group Scheduling on a specific date is possible for this workshop. Call Ale McComic for  arrangements 915-234-3362

Description:

Valery will teach you the art of bending wire to create a beautiful sculpture.

Art can be made from many things other than traditional art materials like paint or paper. Valery makes elaborate, detailed sculptures from a simple material, wire!!! Wire is long, thin, flexible strands of metal usually made by a process of heating and stretching. It comes in a single strand, or several strands twisted together. Wire is made of different materials like aluminum, bronze, copper, or steel and has different gauges. You will use different gauges and colored wire to accentuate features, so your piece comes alive with expressed imagination. 

You choose your project! and Valery will individually guide you to achieve your artistic goals!!

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Paint Your Own Silk Scarf with Valery Guignon

Saturday, May 25th

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

212 Market St.

$45, All Supplies Included

*** Group Scheduling on a specific date is possible for this workshop. Call Ale McComic for  arrangements 915-234-3362

Description:

You will learn techniques for using liquid dyes on silk. We will practice on sample pieces of silk fabric until you get a good idea of where you want to go on the scarf. Everyone is free to come up with their own style of painting a scarf. Let your creativity be part of your wardrobe! All supplies are Included. Extra Blank Silk Scarf (paid separately) 

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June

Lemon Summer Wreath with Ashley

Saturday, June 22nd

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

212 Market St.

$95.00 All Supplies Included

*** Group Scheduling on a specific date is possible for this workshop. Call Ale McComic for  arrangements 915-234-3362

Description:

Ashley’s Flowers and Soda Shop offers this amazing Summer Wreath Workshop.

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August

Creative Colored Pencil Workshop with Kaye Jackson

"Lunch Time"

August 14th & 21st

Two weekend workshop from 10 am - 4:00 pm

212 Market St.

Ages: 16+

$130.00, Not All Supplies Included

*** This workshop has high demand. Register now!

Description:

Come and join Kaye Jackson this two Saturdays and learn colored pencil techniques that will make your artistic path richer!

Would it not be nice this summer to have lunch at the beach?

Come and feel the breeze of this amazing summer workshop!

 

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"Make Your Fantasy Doll" Workshop with Valery Guignon

Coming Again Soon!

212 Market St.

Ages: 14+

$40.00, All Supplies Included

*** Group Scheduling on a specific date is possible for this workshop. Call Ale McComic for  arrangements 915-234-3362

Description:

Valery takes us to a deeper form of creating; allowing us to connect with our inner selves bringing out our colors and personality creating a beautiful and unique Doll!!! Valery’s doll workshops are highly sought after. Therapeutic and fun, a one-of-a-kind experience no one should miss! 

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Sumi-e Japanese Art Workshop with Mec Lacewell

Coming in Summer!

212 Market St.

All supplies included

Ages: 14+

*** Group Scheduling on a specific date is possible for this workshop. Call Ale McComic for  arrangements 915-234-3362

Description:

What is the purpose of Sumi-e painting?
 
Sumi-e grasps the essence of nature.
This way of painting was introduced in Japan by Zen monks and it then became rapidly successful because in this painting method, as in Zen practice, reality is expressed by reducing it to its pure, bare form. Mec Lacewell will teach you this beautiful and clean technique so you can apply it to a variety of projects!

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Description:

Our Instructors

 

 

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. 

Brenda Roberts

General Art & Ceramics

Brenda Roberts traces her professional art career back to over 50 years ago where she designed her new high school’s logo. Her second job – and the first one that paid – was designing and painting cheerleader megaphones for a rival school, but she claims that’s still a secret. 
 

She has worked in graphic arts, illustration, airbrush art, and exhibit design before settling into ceramics, arts education and art therapy. “I was led to do art and to ultimately teach. I once was an exhibit designer and education director for a major science museum where I worked with local school children and developed hands-on exhibits,” she said. “It’s communicating who you are to the general public – the same as writing or music or any other art. Creation became my way of not only expressing myself, but connecting and encouraging others.”

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. 

Kaye Jackson

Colored Pencil Art

Kaye grew up in a small town north of Dallas called Prosper, Texas. Her school had no art program. Her only exposure to art was the paint-by-numbers kits she could find available.

“After graduation, I got married, and “real” life happened…husband, kids, and nursing school. Needless to say, I did not have the time for painting until 16 years later. I signed up for an off-campus class through the University of North Texas. I remember telling the instructor that I had no talent and that I could not even draw a straight line, but that I really wanted to learn. She smiled and told me she would never ask me to draw a “straight line” and if I would give her six weeks of my time it would be in my blood forever. She was right and I spent two years painting with her.

I can’t imagine what my life would be without art. Since moving from Denton, I have had opportunities to take workshops or classes from many wonderful artists such as Dalhart Windberg, Mark Keathley for oils and Jessy Lang for colored pencils. As awesome as those experiences were, I have learned the most by trying something on my own, making mistakes and figuring out how to correct them.

So, my prayer is that you would spend some time with me and allow me to encourage you to discover your GOD GIVEN TALENTS AND DESIRES!

I look forward to seeing you here!

 

Valery Guignon

Textile Art

Award winning artist in High school, Graduated Pratt Institute in Industrial Design, worked for small Design firm in New York City before moning to No. Calif to get my masters in Hippie. taught myself sculputral crochet, sewing, hatmaking, and ceramic arts. My first co. was jewelry and macrome bead sculpted and fired out of porcelain clay. After that I started Guignon Designs dyeing, painting and inventing techniques to create my line of original, one-of-a-kind works of art to wear. On the side I learned to weld steel and created my own welding shop. After 4 years I closed that and focus on working in fabrics mostly. Aside from wearable art I quilt, sculpt and “paint” with my fabric scraps.

I’ve been an inventor and artist my whole life. I work in whatever medium calls to me. In the past I’ve worked in Porcelan clay, fabrics, steel and I’m a scultpural crochetter. It’s all the same to me. I’m called to make art. Currently I’m best known for my hand dyed silk clothing line that sells in galleries nationwide. At the same time I’m an “art quilter” and still crochet. I had to give up my welding studio years back but now I sculpt with whatever materials I have on hand. I’m also a good practiced teacher of all the skills I’ve mastered. When people ask “What kind of art do you do?” I answer “Any kind I want”..

Lisa Carter

Artisan Jewelry & Yoga

Lisa lives communally with her extended family on what they all call “The Funny Farm”.

She loves working with her hands building things like a strawbale studio, a cob outhouse, and an earthoven!

In addition to being a yoga instructor and nutritionist, she’s been crafting for many years and loves making pottery and jewelry for herself and her favorite people.

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