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The official web site of Dar (Hosta) James, artist, author, illustrator & educator.

"Dandelion Wishes" - Sunday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


My NEW HOPE WINTER WORKSHOPS are now open for registration! Can't make one of the dates? Gather up 7 friends and I'll come to you! Details in ART PARTIES.

Fun and inspiring workshops designed for all kinds of people at ALL skill levels. I teach a technique, rather than how to copy my example. We work together on pieces you will enjoy making and taking home with you to display in your home! Bring your curiosity -- and maybe a friend -- to my home studio in New Hope, PA for one of my adult art workshops.


My ONLINE CLASSES with Carla Sonheim Productions can be found HERE.

"Dandelion Wishes" - Sunday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


"Dandelion Wishes" - Sunday, March 18, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


March 18, 2018, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The beloved wildflower of wishes... the humble Dandelion. From the French word, "lion's tooth," as children we dashed into a field of these yellow lovelies gone-to-seed to set our wishes to the wind. The art we create together in this workshop will hold the wishes and intentions we have for today.

Your 6x6" painting will be created on a gorgeous, smooth cradled birch board. This workshop will feature a basic resist technique, a primer on the difference between the different viscosities of acrylics and an introduction to collage with DuraLar and Soft Gel Gloss.

$60.00 includes instruction, all materials and a day full of creative, soul food. 

My workshops are designed for all skill levels! No art experience necessary, just curiosity!

Classes are held at my home in New Hope, PA. I am about 2 miles from town. If you have not been to New Hope it is a lovely town and it would be great to take a workshop with a friend and then catch a dinner here—or the other side of the river, Lambertville— afterwards.

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~ Minimum of 4 registrants, maximum of 8, for all sessions. Your payment in full is your guaranteed registration.

~Classes that do not have 4 registrants at one week before their scheduled date will be canceled and your tuition will be refunded.

~Should you need to cancel for any reason, your refund will be given as credit for future workshops or my art merchandise.

~All participants receive a 10% discount on my art, prints, books, tiles and attire on the day of attended session.