Watercolor Sunsets with The Rosedale School

Watercolor Sunsets with The Rosedale School

Week 3 Our third meet-up with The Rosedale artists was devoted to the medium of watercolor and the subject of a transitioning sky at dusk. Watercolor is the perfect medium to explore color blending. After a demonstration from staff on using water to create color gradients and horizontal, smooth brush strokes across the page, each … Continue reading

Acrylic Painting with The Rosedale School

Acrylic Painting with The Rosedale School

Week 2 For our second class with the TLC students we pre-painted several canvases so the artists could choose to either work from a blank canvas or get a head start on one with a background already provided. The teachers created an adaptive art tool (pictured below), by attaching sponges to an empty laundry detergent … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “Ferocity”

Art of the Week: “Ferocity”

Title: “Ferocity” Artist: Jonah D. Jonah may be new to The Arc, but he has been making art for as long as he can remember. He enjoys working in a mixture of watercolor and ink, and we love the way that he combined these mediums to capture a lion mid-roar. His impressive use of color, … Continue reading

The Rosedale School Comes to The Arc

The Rosedale School Comes to The Arc

The Arc of the Arts couldn’t be more excited about piloting our new partnership program with The Rosedale School and their TLC project. Every Monday this semester a small group of students will be joining art studio staff Lucy and Ann, along with some of the school’s own teachers and aides in The Arc’s classroom. … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “Serenity in Fall”

Art of the Week: “Serenity in Fall”

Title: “Serenity in Fall” Artist: Nancy D. The calendar may say it’s October, but Texas is still stubbornly hanging on to 90 degree days. In honor of the crisp fall days that are (hopefully) right around the corner, this week we chose Nancy’s beautifully lush acrylic landscape as our Art of the Week. We think Nancy’s piece … Continue reading

Students As Teachers

Students As Teachers

We’re adding something new to the curriculum in the studio- students teaching art lessons to the rest of the class. There’s such a wealth of knowledge and talent amongst the artists and this allows them to share ideas and skills with one another. It is also an exercise in explicating their own artistic process and … Continue reading

Art of the Week: Dog Portraits by Lindsey D.

Art of the Week: Dog Portraits by Lindsey D.

If you look through Lindsey’s art portfolio, the first thing you might notice is that she has a knack for painting animals. She’s tackled pandas, peacocks, and, most recently, a pair of adorable pooches. This set of paintings was commissioned by one of our fantastic volunteers, who saw Lindsey’s painting of her own dog and … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “The Circus”

Art of the Week: “The Circus”

Title: “The Circus” Artist: Emily D. As an artist, Emily is known for two things: her whimsical, colorful style and the fantastical creatures that populate her paintings. We think her style lends itself perfectly to her most recent subject, a big top circus. Emily says that she hopes the painting captures “the excitement of the … Continue reading

KLRU Highlights our Program!

KLRU Highlights our Program!

We are thrilled that KLRU has featured The Arc of the Arts on their Arts in Context program.  They came to class a couple of weeks ago, filmed our classroom and conducted a few interviews of staff. This video gives a brief, but in-depth and accurate portrayal of our program and the goals we have … Continue reading

Art Finds a Home

Art Finds a Home

This week, we thought we’d do a little something different. Instead of featuring a recently completed piece of art, we wanted to share a few images of purchased art on display in its new home. We love seeing the creative ways that people display our artists’ work, so if you have work in your home … Continue reading