artistic gatherings

Creative Guidance For All Ages

News & Notes

Welcome to Artistic Gatherings

Hi everyone!  We offer drop-In ceramics (pottery painting) and a variety of 6-week session art classes for all ages and summer art camps for kids.  We also offer private drawing lessons for all ages, and handwriting help for kids (Handwriting Without Tears curriculum), art parties, and customized art events.  We hope you'll stop in for a visit soon.  Carpe Diem!

2014 Summer Camps Now Enrolling 

Check out our cool summer camps!  Sign up early...most camps were full last year!

Drop-In Ceramics is Fun for Everyone

Schedule a group event or drop by on a whim to paint pottery! 

Check out Kim's Artwork on the Wall at the Studio

All of the pieces are for sale, too!  Stay tuned for some new works on the way...

Questions? Comments?

Customer feedback is SO valuable!  Thank you for sharing what's on your mind.  Call Kim Worthington at (214) 821-8383 or email: kim@artisticgatherings.com


Current Art Class Schedule

No Registration Fee / Cost Includes All Art Supplies!
FULL PAYMENT Must Accompany Class Registration Form to Ensure Enrollment.

Customer Appreciation DISCOUNTS!

A) If you’re paying for TWO 6-week sessions TODAY, take $15 off the total balance due.
B) If you’re paying for THREE 6-week sessions TODAY, take $30 off the total balance due.
C) If you’re paying for FOUR or more 6-week sessions TODAY, take $50 off the total balance due.
D) For each NEW STUDENT (registered & paid) REFERRED BY YOU, you receive a $25 credit toward art classes (does not include art supplies, bisqueware, bisque-related classes, artwork, or other merchandise). There is no limit on how many credits you may receive, so you could actually earn FREE classes by referring new students!

(Summer Discounts will be listed below with summer classes.)

DISCOUNT POLICIES:
It doesn’t matter if multiple sessions are for the same student or for different students (ie, siblings). If classes are for different students, they must be related -- discount does not apply if, for example, one student’s mom is paying for another child’s class and will later be reimbursed by that child’s parent. Multiple-session discounts do not apply if sessions are paid for on different dates. Thanks for your understanding!  (Please note: discounts do not apply to classes taught by freelance instructors teaching at our studio.)

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We would love to put a Homeschool Class together for you!  Let us know if

you're interested and we'll set something up asap!

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MOSAIC CLASS for ADULTS

June 14 - July 19, 2014 --- Saturdays 10am-12pm (6 weeks) $285 includes all supplies

Create a framed mosaic wall-hanging using glass and ceramic tiles.  Learn mosaic

basics in this fun and relaxing Saturday class.  Sign up today!

 

SUMMER 2014 ART CAMPS for KIDS!

We have a super fun summer planned and hope to see your kids in art camp this year!

All projects are age-appropriate and students are grouped by age in the studio.  Camps

are planned for ages 4 through 12, but teens are welcome. Kim will be guiding the camps,

and Emily will be assisting.  Kids bring their lunch every day.  We're looking forward to

sharing some creative time with everyone this summer!  NOW ENROLLING! 

 

Week 1: June 10, 11, 12 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Drawing/Painting/Sculpture/Weaving---Fun multi-media class that satisfies the need for variety!

Kids learn pencil shading, painting & sculpture techniques, and weaving on a simple lap loom.

Week 2: June 17, 18, 19 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Framed Mosaic Masterpiece---Check out our FB page to see what the kids created last year...

amazing works of art!  Kids learn how to use color, pattern, and contrast in their art.

Week 3: June 24, 25, 26 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Huggable Handmade Tie-Dye Dolls---We're taking a whole new approach to doll-making

this year!  Kids create soft, snuggly, durable dolls they'll treasure for a lifetime.

Week 4: July 1, 2, 3 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Creative Handmade Games---Kids create familiar games using quality contruction techniques

and materials.  They'll build a uniquely styled Tic-Tac-Toe game and other cool games, too!

Week 5: July 8, 9, 10 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Papier Mache Sculpture---Each child builds an animal sculpture creation that doubles as a

recycle bin, trash can, or laundry hamper.  Functional art rocks!

Week 6: July 15, 16, 17 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Drawing/Painting/Sculpture/Weaving---Fun multi-media class that satisfies the need for variety!

Kids learn pencil shading, painting & sculpture techniques, and weaving on a simple lap loom.

Week 7: July 22, 23, 24 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Framed Mosaic Masterpiece---Check out our FB page to see what the kids created last year...

amazing works of art!  Kids learn how to use color, pattern, and contrast in their art.

Week 8: July 29, 30, 31 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Huggable Handmade Tie-Dye Dolls---We're taking a whole new approach to doll-making

this year!  Kids create soft, snuggly, durable dolls they'll treasure for a lifetime.

Week 9: August 5, 6, 7 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Creative Handmade Games---Kids create familiar games using quality contruction techniques

and materials.  They'll build a uniquely styled Tic-Tac-Toe game and other cool games, too!

Week 10: August 12, 13, 14 10:00am-1:00pm Tue/Wed/Thurs  $150 ($145 siblings) 

Papier Mache Sculpture---Each child builds an animal sculpture creation that doubles as a

recycle bin, trash can, or laundry hamper.  Functional art rocks!

 

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Spring 2014 ----- 6-week Sessions

Kids will learn about artists and their styles, and will explore corresponding art mediums

such as painting on canvas, charcoal drawing, pencil drawing, pastel painting, decoupage,

mixed-media sculpture, batik, block printing, screen printing, papier mache, basket making,

glass fusing, clay sculpture, mosaic, book making, recycled art, and more!  We'll talk about

what art 'is' and what its purpose has been throughout history and in the present, and how

art can be a great instigator of social consciousness and positive change. 

 

SESSION FOUR: Feb 18 - April 12, 2014 (2-week Spring Break March 11-22)

Ages 8-12 (teens welcome)---Tues 5:00-6:00pm---Fun Art History & Multi-media Art Projects $165

Ages 5-7 (mature 4 welcome)---Thurs 4:30-5:30pm---Fun Art History & Multi-media Art Projects $165

In Session Four, kids learn about Expressionism, Cubism and Surrealism.

SESSION FIVE: Apr 15 - May 24, 2014 (6 consecutive weeks)

Ages 8-12 (teens welcome)---Tues 5:00-6:00pm---Fun Art History & Multi-media Art Projects $165

Ages 5-7 (mature 4 welcome)---Thurs 4:30-5:30pm---Fun Art History & Multi-media Art Projects $165

In Session Five, kids learn about Pop Art, Minimalism and Contemporary Art.

 

We're looking forward to your visit!

 

Download an Art Class Registration Form (Adobe PDF)

Student Work


Handmade Paper & Books Class


Mosaic sculpture by Rachel


Ceramic clock by Peter


Group value study


Mosaic by Joy


Painting by Sydney

Art Parties!                                                          

We would love to host your party here at Artistic Gatherings!  We can set up for kids' parties, adult parties, or combo kid/adult parties.  The studio has 20 small chairs suitable for ages 4-7, and 15 cushioned stools on casters for adults and older kids, and 4 large wooden chairs with backs.  We can bring in more chairs for larger parties, though we suggest keeping the total headcount to 20 or fewer since our studio is rather cozy.  (Note: We are able to accommodate 35 people if needed, but we don't recommend it.)  Minimum price for a party is $200.  (Average price is $250-$450 depending on number of guests and options chosen.)  For kids' parties, extra parents are encouraged to socialize outside or down at Starbucks so children are not stressed out by overcrowding---it really impacts creativity and well-being when the studio is too full and there is a lot of distracting noise and activity.  Thank you.

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Choose from These Options Based on Your Preferences and Budget:

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Dates & Times---Party duration is 2 hours or less.  If party exceeds 2 hours, $60 per hr / $1 per minute is charged.  Alcohol permitted after 6:00pm.  Food permitted during parties, but NO greasy food or ice cream, and NO sweet drinks for kids!  PLEASE bring bottled water for kids' parties.  We'll come to Your Location for additional $150 fee.

Tues/Wed/Thur/Fri---anytime between 10:00am & 3:00pm OR anytime between 6:00pm & 9:00pm

Saturday---anytime between 10:00am & 9:00pm

Sunday---anytime between 2:00pm & 6:00pm---Additional fee of $125 charged for Sunday parties.

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Your Party's Art Project:

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Pottery Painting---Choose from our large selection of bisque!  Allow guests to choose their own items or pre-select items before the party.  We'll demonstrate glazing techniques and go over the how-to's of the process.  Items do not go home the day of the party, as they need to be fired.  Opt to pick all items up yourself when they're ready and distribute to guests, or request guests come pick items up themselves.  Cost depends on items chosen; general range is about $25-$40 per item.  Note: Since we set up for your max number, $10 will be charged Per No-Show (instead of the regular bisque price) regardless of circumstance.

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Optional Additional Features:

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Helium Balloons in Any Color Combo---Cost for 24 = $45 (includes balloons & time/travel); Cost for 12 = $30

Art Supply Goodie Bags---mini brown bags with raffia handles, each containing mini spiral sketchbook; full pack of PipSqueaks colored markers (or Twistables crayons or colored pencils or graphite drawing pencils); pack of stickers; mini box of JellyBelly candies attached to front; and handles tied at top with colorful wired ribbon.  Bags are high quality and look great!  Cost is $16 per bag (includes supplies & time/travel).  We would be happy to customize your bags according to your specifications (additional fees may apply).

Birthday or Event Sign---hand-lettered and designed specifically for your party!  Adds a personal touch.  Cost is $45 for 20"x30" foamboard sign bordered with colored ribbon.  Sign will be displayed on an easel---looks great with balloons tied at top if you choose to include balloons as part of your party package!

Birthdays

Staff Appreciation

Showers

Moms' Day Out

Family Events

Teacher Events

Friendship Parties

Contact Kim at (214) 821-8383 or kim@artisticgatherings.com

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Party Registration Form                Confirm Event Date Before Submitting Form!

 

Person Responsible for Payment:________________________ 

Address:_________________  City:_____  State:__  Zip:______

Hm Phone:__________  Wk Phone:__________  Cell:________

E-mail:_______________________________________________

How'd you find out about Artistic Gatherings?______________

 

Party Description & Specifications:_______________________

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Party Date / Day / Time:_________________________________

Birthday Person's Name & Age Turning (if appl):____________

Payment Must Be Attached w/Reg to Secure Your Event Date!

Please Note:  There are No Refunds unless event cancelled by Artistic Gatherings.  Event date will not be reserved without at least a 50% deposit.  In the event of customer cancellation--regardless of reason or circumstance--a studio credit will be applied minus a 25% cancellation fee. 

Party Options Chosen (Must total $200 minimum before tax):

Total Number of Guests Participating:________          

Event at Your Location?_____________________ $_________

Sunday Party?_____________________________ $_________

Bisque Items:_____________________________ $_________

24 or 12 Balloons:_________________________  $_________

Goodie Bags:_____________________________ $_________

Event Sign:_______________________________ $_________

No-shows:  $10.00 each ___________________  $_________

Subtotal Before Tax:_______________________ $_________

Tax:_________________________   TOTAL DUE: $_________

Deposit Paid / Date:________________________ $_________

Balance Paid / Date:________________________ $_________

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Expires: __ __   /  __ __   3-digit # on back of card: __ __ __

Name & Billing Address:_______________________________

Date:______________  Signature:________________________

I hereby hold Artistic Gatherings, Inc. and any of its employees, agents and associates harmless in the unlikely event of my, my child's, or any other adult's and/or child's injury on or about the studio's premises, and I have read and agree to all of the terms described on the front and back of this form.  If I am registering for a children's event, I acknowledge that I am responsible for providing adult supervision (at least 2 adults) for this event, and that those adults are solely responsible for the health and safety of the children while attending the event.  I understand that there are no refunds for invited guests who do not show up, or for any other reason, regardless of circumstance.

Printed Name:_______________________________________ 

Signature:____________________________  Date:_________


Handwriting Help for Kids

Private Lessons

Printing & Cursive Tutoring

Private lessons are $60 per hour (or $40 per half hour), with discounts available for multiple sessions.  Lessons are structured using the Handwriting Without Tears© curriculum (HWT©), but with a creative twist.  Children benefit from the addition of multi-media art activities because not only does art make learning more fun, it is very effective at helping with memory retention and letter formation skills.  The art activities are customized to target each child’s specific skill area needs.  Not every lesson will include art, but usually some type of creative process or multi-sensory experience will be incorporated into the session.  When kids feel happy and excited about learning, concepts really sink in…and progress is made!  The standard recommendation is to schedule one or two lessons per week until significant improvements have been made and then taper down to one lesson every 2-4 weeks to make sure students are practicing their new skills consistently.  For younger children, half-hour lessons are usually best, especially after a long day at school.  All handwriting lessons are taught by Kim Worthington, Certified HWT© Handwriting Specialist / Certified All-level Art Teacher / Multi-media Artist. 

Discount Rates for 1-hour Private Handwriting Lessons

(one person, not including supplies; workbooks $12 each):

  • 10-19 hours paid up-front, rate reduced to $55 per hour
  • 20-29 hours paid up-front, rate reduced to $50 per hour
  • 30+ hours paid up-front, rate reduced to $45 per hour

Discount Rates for half-hour Private Handwriting Lessons

(one person, not including supplies; workbooks $12 each):

  • 10-19 half hours paid up-front, rate reduced to $38 per half hour
  • 20-29 half hours paid up-front, rate reduced to $35 per half hour
  • 30+ half hours paid up-front, rate reduced to $32 per half hour

Drop-In Art

Paint Your Own Pottery!

Tues/Wed/Thurs 10am-6pm --- Friday 11am-5pm --- Saturday 10am-6pm

Open Late by Appointment

Studio Closed Sundays & Mondays

glaze days

Drop in to paint your own bisque-fired pottery items! Great for gifts or something creative to do together with friends and family. Cost depends on the items you choose to glaze. Each item is priced to include bisque, glazes (except specialty glazes), and firing. Choose from an expanded selection of quality bisque, and then allow yourself to get lost in the relaxation and joy of painting your piece. Tots to seniors are welcome! It's best to arrive at least a couple of hours before we close so you'll have enough time to finish.  No experience?  No problem!  We'll show you the ropes!  Come try it...it's fun!  Great for company team-building, parent groups, family gatherings, and other group events.

NOTE: Ceramic items are food safe once fired. It is highly recommended that you hand-wash your pieces and never put them in the dishwasher, oven, or microwave. We've put our items on the top rack of the dishwasher and in the microwave for a minute or two and have never had issues...BUT DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK!  Cracked items are non-refundable, regardless of circumstance!

See you soon!  :)

Contact Info

Mailing Address

Artistic Gatherings, Inc.
9440 Garland Rd., Suite 138
Casa Linda Plaza (btwn Starbucks & Natural Grocers)
Dallas, TX 75218

Email Address

kim@artisticgatherings.com

Telephone

(214) 821-8383

Studio Hours

Tues/Wed/Thurs 10am-6pm, Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm
Open Late by Appointment
Studio Closed Sundays & Mondays

Location Map

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