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New Hope, PA


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

"Wonky Houses" - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


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.

"Wonky Houses" - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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"Wonky Houses" - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.


October 29, 2017, Sunday, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wonky houses. Sweet and endearing... a crooked, little neighborhood that is perfectly imperfect. Create your very own 5x5" painting on 1 1/2" deep primed, stretched canvas. This workshop is a celebration of HOME. It's about being playful, using whimsical colors and adding fun, decorative details. We will use acrylic paints, inks and even collage, on the front and the sides for a beautiful, colorful piece that you can hang or set on a shelf or a table. Your art will be wonderful to keep or to give. $60 includes instruction, all materials and a fun and inspirational Saturday afternoon with kindred spirits.

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.