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New Hope, PA

908.720.2066

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

"Butterflies & Bugs" - Sunday, August 19, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Workshops

This is where you will find my workshop schedule for New Hope. Can't make one of the dates? If you are a group of 8 or more, either bring them here or I'll come to you! Details in ART PARTIES.

My workshops are ABSOLUTELY NOT like a "choose the #17 choice with the pine tree and the owl" and that’s what we are doing kind of class. I encourage my students to NOT copy my example—quite the opposite. We will all begin with a clean board or canvas so that we are exploring together. I teach technique much like a recipe, telling you step by step what we are doing, answering questions and making recommendations along the way, if desired. Color and design choices are always up to the individuals. My students and I are always pleasantly surprised and amazed at how we all set out with the same tools and instructions and then end up with so many varied, unique, beautiful pieces.  

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.

"Butterflies & Bugs" - Sunday, August 19, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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"Butterflies & Bugs" - Sunday, August 19, 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

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Sunday, August 19, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Butterflies & Bugs. Hello, Beautiful bugs! See how you shimmer and shine! Create your very own 6x6" multi-media painting on a gorgeous, cradled birch board.

This workshop is about bugs and butterflies, their wings, their bright colors and intricate decorative detail! We will use acrylic paints--with a focus on the shiny, iridescent, metallic and specialty acrylics with sparkly mica flakes-- collage and acrylic ink.  Leave with 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. $65 includes instruction, all materials and a fun and inspirational time 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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OTHER THINGS TO KNOW:

~ 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.