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New Hope, PA


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

"Resin & Collage" - RESCHEDULED to Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.


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This is where you will find my workshop schedule for my new studio in Yardley, PA. 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.

These workshops are ABSOLUTELY NOT copy the teacher classes—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. You will be 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.

All workshops feature professional grade GOLDEN Acrylic Paints and Mediums.

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

“You are really an amazing artist and a wonderful teacher.  You have a very kind and generous spirit and that totally comes out in your art and your teaching.” ~Sally March

“Wanted to let you know  how much I enjoyed your class yesterday and for your warm hospitality. Thanks for opening your heart ❤️ and home. You are a great teacher!” ~Janet Colainni

“Thank you again for the fantastic workshop! I'm very proud of my tree and I showed pictures of it to my extended family in Italy and received many praises. Also you are a wonderful host offering us  beverages and lunch that fits everybody's needs. I felt very comfortable with  everybody and I'm very grateful for your generosity as a person, teacher and artist.” ~Laura DeSantis

"Resin & Collage" - RESCHEDULED to Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.


"Resin & Collage" - RESCHEDULED to Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Sunday, June 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Resin and Collage! Your finished art will be a 6x6” piece of original art on cradled board. This is a more intuitive, “abstract” workshop based on color, shape and the glorious beauty that comes from layering paper. Topping with resin brings your work into amazing technicolor and clarity.

We will explore the vastness of a limited palette with all viscosities of acrylic paints, a basic resist technique, mark-making, nib pens and dot tools for details that will light up your work, and use paper, duralar and your meaningful paper ephemera, if desired. Learn the basics of finishing art with two-part resin when we cover our creations at the end! $85.00 includes instruction, all materials, and, because resin requires 24 hours of undisturbed curing, shipment to you after the dry period is over.

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

Classes are held at my home studio in Yardley, PA. I am one mile from the historic borough and a half mile from the beautiful Delaware River canal path where you can walk, run or bike. For those coming from further away, I am just a ten-minute Uber or Lyft ride from the Septa station.

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~My classes are designed for adults; 18 and up only.

~ Minimum of 4 registrants, maximum of 10, 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.