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New Hope, PA


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

"Golden Gingko" - Sunday, February 25, 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.

"Golden Gingko" - Sunday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


"Golden Gingko" - Sunday, February 25, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


February 25, 2018, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

There is, perhaps, no leaf more beautiful and captivating than that of the Gingko. Glorious and so unique, it is an object of veneration, a sacred tree in many cultures, a symbol of many things... the unity of opposites, longevity, changelessness, power, hope, the immeasurable past and, of course, LOVE.

Your 6x6" painting will be created on a gorgeous, smooth, cradled birch board. This workshop will feature the use of negative space, a primer on the difference between the different viscosities of acrylics with a focus on iridescent, pearlescent and interference to bring this luminous beauty to life.

$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.