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.

Call 903-342-0686 or come by WCA at 200 Market Street to register for music lessons, workshops, and classes. 

Upcoming Art Workshops

Please call 903-342-0686 or visit WCA at 200 Market St. if you are interested in registering for classes, workshops, or lessons. We are open to suggestions, so please let us know what you would like to see offered at WCA!

April 24th – Pastel Animal Portrait Workshop with Nancy Beauchamp
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
$95, all supplies provided including matting and frame

May 7th – Let’s Embellish: Acrylic Pour Workshop with Marilyn Arnaud
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
$40
Bring a non-varnished, completely dry acrylic pour painting you have previously made; all other supplies provided

May 29th – Flower Fairy Workshop with Sharon Whitrock
10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
$40
All supplies included

June 4th – Landscape Colored Pencil Workshop with Kaye Jackson
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
$50
Supplies not included but are available for purchase at WCA

June 5th – Landscape Colored Pencil Workshop with Kaye Jackson
10:00 am – 4:00 am 
$50
Supplies not included but are available for purchase at WCA

June 12th – Mosaic Jewelry Workshop with Julie Dilling
9:30 am – 12:00 pm (the instructor will stay after in case students need more time to finish)
$85
All supplies included

Upcoming Art Classes

Intermediate Slab Building Ceramics Course with Stacey Tafoya 
Monday, May 10, 17, 24
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
$125, $25 supply fee

Upcoming Music Classes

Beginner Ukulele Classes for Adults with Roy Shockey
Thursdays, July 1st – August 5th, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$120, instrument & music not included

Beginner Guitar Classes for Adults & High School Students with Aaron Zook
Wednesdays, September 15th, 22nd, October 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Group Performance on November 3rd
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
$150, instrument & music not included

Upcoming Music Education Events

June 24 – Ukulele 101: Free Intro to Ukulele Event with Roy Shockey
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
200 Market St.

September 8 – Guitar 101: Free Intro to Guitar Event with Aaron Zook
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
200 Market St.

Private Music Lessons Available

Beginning and Intermediate Guitar, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice with Aaron Zook
Availability: MWF 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM
$25/half hour, family discounts available
One free 30 minute consultation available for new students

Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice with Matt Mahaffey
Availability: Tuesday 4-6 PM, Wednesday 4-6 PM
$25/half hour
One free 30 minute consultation available for new students

JAMI MOORE, WCA’S DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

 

    Winnsboro Center for the Arts would like to welcome our new Director of Programming Jami Moore! Jami was born and grew up in Austin, Texas. She fell in love with the arts in college and decided to pursue a BA in Fine Arts/Studio Arts from University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota. She also has her Master’s of Arts in Teaching in Art Education from Texas Women’s University.

   She taught elementary art at Kramer Elementary School for two years in Dallas, Texas but then felt a call to teach abroad. Jami has taught English and art in Chile, Myanmar, and Georgia. In Myanmar, Jami worked with a local community education center to start an art program for the students there. She was working as an English teacher and teacher trainer in the country of Georgia in March when she was evacuated and brought home to Texas due to the pandemic.

    She is very excited to get to know the community of Winnsboro and use all of her unique skills and experiences at the Winnsboro Center for the Arts. Jami personally enjoys both oil and acrylic painting, drawing, and sending letters, postcards, and drawings to friends and family around the world, especially to her young nieces and nephew in Austin.

ONGOING CLASSES

Winnsboro Center for the Arts offers a variety of ongoing classes. We can provide basic and advanced art classes for all adults and school-aged children. Ongoing classes include colored pencil with Kaye Jackson and painting with Efton Edwards.

We also have a music room for private music lessons; including piano, keyboard, guitar, saxophone, flute, clarinet, and voice.

Please meet our faculty and the classes that are currently available. More instructors and classes are being added so check back or call us for availability.

Ceramics Classes

Ceramics Classes

Stacey Tafoya

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.

Instructor:  Stacey Tafoya

Classes for: Beginner to Advanced Ceramics

 

For more information or to sign up, call us at 903-342-0686.

Art Classes

Kaye Jackson

Classes For: Beginning and Advanced Colored Pencil

Bio:

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

Classes For: Beginning and Advanced Oil Painting. New students welcome.

Bio:

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

 

Instructor:  Efton Edwards

Painting Classes: Acrylic, Oil, & Watercolor
Thursdays 9:00 am to 12:00pm and 
1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

For more information or to sign up, call us at 903-342-0686.

Nancy Beauchamp

Classes and Workshops  For: Beginning Watercolor; Beginning and Advanced Pastels

Bio:

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. 

Instructor:  Nancy Beauchamp

  • Learn basic techniques using Watercolors
  • Learn beginning and advanced techniques using dry pastels.
  • Adults and children ages 10 and up
  • Learn to use color, composition, value and more to create your own works of art

For more information or to sign up,
call us at 903-342-0686.

Music Lessons

Aaron Zook

Lessons for: Beginning and Intermediate Guitar, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice
 
Fee Schedule: $25/half hour lessons; one free 30-minute consultation/discussion for new students
 
Availability: Mon. – 3-9 PM; Wed. – 3-9 PM;
Fri. – 3-9 PM
 
Performance Links:
 
Contact Info:
For more information, contact Aaron via email at aaronmzookjr@gmail.com or call the WCA at (903) 342-0686.
 
Bio:
Aaron M. Zook, Jr., a retired U.S. Army Colonel, is an accomplished musician with a Music Education degree from The Pennsylvania State University. His primary emphasis was vocal performance with the Penn State Choir and the Penn State Singers which included performances with the Philadelphia Philharmonic  and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He’s taught elementary music, guitar classes, private guitar lessons, and has also been a choir director.
 
Aaron has led Praise and Worship teams for over twenty years and been involved in vocal and guitar music for over fifty years. He’s written over thirty songs, the latest being produced last year.
 
Aaron remains engaged in Praise and Worship ministry both in his church and within the region as a whole. He lives with his wife, Joyce, in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas. They have two married sons and four grandchildren.

Dr. Matthew Mahaffey

Lessons for:
Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Beginning Piano, Beginning Voice.
 
Fee Schedule:
$25/half hour lessons; one free 30-minute consultation/discussion for new students
 
Availability:
Tues. – 4-6 PM; Wed. – 4-6 PM
*Woodwind Lessons are Virtual Only Until Further Notice*
 
Performance Link:
Contact Info:
For more information, contact Mattew at matthewraymahaffey@gmail.com or call WCA at (903) 342-0686.
 
Bio:
Dr. Matthew Mahaffey received his doctorate in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa in 2018. He is currently the Professor of Saxophone at Southern Arkansas University. Dr. Mahaffey has taught students of all ages and levels as a private instructor for Forney ISD, Guitar Center, and Magnolia ISD.
 
Dr. Mahaffey has been an active performer both domestically and abroad. As a part of the Iowa Saxophonist’s Workshop Saxophone Ensemble, he traveled to Hong Kong and China with the group in its first international tour. As a member of the North American Saxophone Alliance, he has performed at both regional and national conferences. Dr. Mahaffey also premiered works for saxophone at World Saxophone Congresses 16 and 17 in St. Andrews, Scotland and Strasbourg, France. Dr. Mahaffey won the Musical Teacher National Association’s Young Artist competition for the state of Arkansas in 2008 and 2009. As a graduate student as Stephen F. Austin State University, Dr. Mahaffey was named Woodwind Recitalist of the Year in 2013.
 
Mahaffey has assisted with the Winnsboro Center for the Arts’ Music and Theatre camps as an assistant instructor as well as a member of the pit band for performances of “Out of this World.”For

Roy Shockey

Classes for: Beginner Ukulele
 
Six-Week Beginner Ukulele Course: Thursdays, July 1 – August 5, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, $120 per student, instrument and music book not included
 
Ukulele 101: Thursday, June 24, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, free
Come learn about the history of ukulele, meet the instructor, and learn more about various instruments
 
Contact Info:
For more information or to register for the class, contact Winnsboro Center for the Arts at 903-342-0686 or email wca.artscenter@gmail.com. 
 
Bio:
Roy and wife Beth settled in Mineola five years ago from the metroplex upon his semi-retirement from his job as an Engineering Manager. Roy often appears in local theater productions and was last seen as Len Badguy in Strictly Come Murder myster dinner theater in Mineola Civic Center. Previously he has been seen as Major Metcalf in The Vault’s production of The Mousetrap, as Mr. Pippet in Suite Surrender at Winnsboro Center for the Arts, as Dr. Lyman Hall in 1776 at Lake Country Playhouse, and is appearing as Nash Slogget in Lake Country’s production of Honky Tonk Hissy Fit. Roy is active in several local service and civic organizations as well as serving on the board of Lake Country Playhouse, the Advisory Council at Winnsboro Center for the Arts, and the Parks and Arts Committee of Wood County Economic Development Commission. Roy enjoys playing guitar, ukulele, banjo, and more as well as writing, and is active in local politics. 

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