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      Workshops and classes at Sparks Studio Art include a wide range of art mediums and techniques. The common thread in all  of our classes is having fun with like-minded friends while learning and improving!  We work hard , we play hard, we create! 
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   Call Suzanne to reserve a seat in any class with a deposit (via credit card) - or send a check to our mailing address: 
Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012)

Quick View of Classes for fall

Saturday October 29 - 10:00 - 2:00 with a pause for lunch - Beautiful Iced Enamels Jewelry
Saturday November 5 - 10:00 - 12:00,  FREE EVENT - AFRICA BEADAZZLED
Saturdays, Nov 5, Dec 3 (2 different classes) - 1:00 - 4:00pm -  Run with Scissors, Play with Paints TM
Thursday evenings  - November 3 and 17- from 6:00 - 8:00pm - Watercolor Holiday Cards
Wednesday, November 9 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Introduction to Soldering... Fine Jewelry 
Sat., Nov. 12 - 9:00am – 4:00pm with a pause for lunch - Bezel Making and Stone Setting... Fine Jewelry
• Saturday, December 3 - 4:00 - 8:00 - Art Sale at North Haven Gardens - Suzanne in Dallas 
Monday night - every week - 6:30-8:30 - Monday Night Painting - all media
information about each teacher is on the 'teacher's page'

class - ICED Enamels - fabulous jewelry

with Chantal Johnson, ICE Resin® Certified Instructor
Saturday October 29 - 10:00 - 2:00 with a pause for lunch

Come for a creative-filled workshop featuring ICED Enamels, a cold enameling process that can be used on metal, wood, ICE Resin® and more.  Get the look of torch fired enameling without the flame.  In this workshop, we will create ICED Enameled hearts to be either worn as jewelry pieces or as Art embellishments.  There will be several finished options available.  With many colors to choose from, each piece is a one of a kind.  In this workshop, we will also touch on ICE Resin® as we will use it as a sealer.    Note:  Feel free to bring old metal pieces such as out dated or old jewelry, metal buttons or metal blanks to play and practice with ICED Enamels.   Note 2: Please bring a heat/craft/embossing gun.
COSTt: $45 - Materials are included... ICED Enamel Medium, 1 ICED Enamel Relic Powder and several metal hearts

EVENT -  Africa bedazzled - wildlife & maasai beaded jewelry

Saturday November 5 - 10:00 - 12:00,   with Suzanne McNeill-Sparks
  • Party featuring a Slide Show of photos, Suzanne's Sketchbook of Africa, Beaded Jewelry and Safari Stories.
Suzanne just returned from a month-long visit to Africa.  From Ngorongoro Crater to Victoria Falls to the Sarengeti to Karen Blixen's home (from the movie 'Out of Africa'), she traveled to visit villages, National Wildlife Parks and five different countries.  Suzanne stayed in tent-cabins and tracked wild animals in the 'bush'.  Visiting traditional tribal peoples in their villages and hearing stories of their culture was enlightening.  Suzanne returned with her collection of  authentic tribal beaded jewelry and textiles.  Come and visit while Suzanne shares her adventures.  The slide show begins promptly at 10:15.  FREE but please call 817-266-3085 to let us know that you are coming.  We want to be sure to have enough cookies and punch.

CLASS - Run with Scissors - Play with Paint™

with Cindy Shepard
Saturdays, Nov 5, Dec 3 (2 different classes) - 1:00 - 4:00pm

Bring your creative side to life by joining Cindy in this series of intuitive art workshops. Every month we will explore new techniques and art materials that will help develop your own personal style. You'll have the freedom to play with paints, mediums, mark making tools, paper and collage. The workshop fee includes everything you need to let loose and learn to trust your inner child as we embark on a fun filled art adventure together. Cindy  has been invited to teach at 'Bella' in Minneapolis. In this class she will share her favorite materials, techniques, colors and more to help develop your creative potential and artistic side.
Cost: $25.00, some classes have a $5.00 supply fee

class - Introduction to Soldering

with Sibling Rivalry Artisans - Rick Allen and Laura Conway
Wednesday, November 9, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating your own unique pendant/pendants using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to brig is your imagination. Class fee includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling silver components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
Cost:  $85... All supplies are furnished

class - Bezel Making and Stone Setting

with Sibling Rivalry Artisans - Rick Allen and Laura Conway
Saturday, November 12, 9:00am – 4:00pm with a pause for lunch

Take your jewelry to the next level! You will design a sterling silver pendent, make a bezel that custom fits a cabochon, solder it onto the pendent and then set the stone to create a one of a kind necklace.  You will surely impress yourself with your new skill! Prior jewelry soldering experience is highly recommended.  We provide all the tools and supplies needed for this project. The class fee includes sterling silver sheet, fine silver bezel wire, sterling silver chain, and cabochon. If you have your own cabochons you would like to set please bring them along and we will see what we can do. Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
Cost:  $115 - All materials are included

class - Watercolor Holiday Cards

with Karolyn McCauley
Thursday evenings  - November 3 and 17 - from 6:00 - 8:00pm

         Quiet your mind and get lost in two hours of peaceful creativity as artist, Karolyn McCauley from The Creativity and Wellness Center, leads you through a step-by step watercolor workshop on creating two beautiful holiday greeting cards.
No experience is necessary - artists of all skill-levels are welcome! 
Cost:  $35.00...  All materials are included

event - art sale at north haven gardens in Dallas

Saturday, December 3 - from 4:00 - 8:00pm
Invitational Art Sale at North Haven Gardens in Dallas.  Come visit Suzanne for wonderful arty handmade original gifts.

monday night PAINTING

​with Barbara McFarland
Monday Nights  -  6:30pm-8:30pm 

​Barbara is a working artist and has a B.F.A. Magnum Cum Laude  in painting and drawing from U.N.T. in Denton.  Barbara teaches watercolor, oils, acrylics, pastels, and mixed media.  At Sparks Studio Art she teaches an on-going painting class every Monday night.  All painting and drawing mediums are welcome.  Work on your own individual projects in the material of your choice.  BEGINNERS are welcome.  Each student receives personal instruction.    COST: $22