Art of the Week: “Formal Necklace”

Art of the Week: “Formal Necklace”

Title: “Formal Necklace” Artist: Stephen R. Along with our artwork on paper and canvas, The Arc displays a variety of jewelry available made by students.  A patron was impressed by Stephen’s designs and commissioned a new set including a necklace, earrings and bracelet.  We were excited to receive a photo of Stephen’s fan looking ready … Continue reading

Scooby Doo Animated Short

Scooby Doo Animated Short

Barbara B. worked with staff to create an original animated short featuring characters from Hanna-Barbera’s Scooby Doo.  She worked side by side a staff member with the program Adobe Flash. Her version of the show includes an investigation of a haunted house, complete with a spooky witch!  After the crew is startled, they rush back … Continue reading

Go See Art and Have Dessert!

Go See Art and Have Dessert!

It’s a big day for the fans of baked delicacies!  Starting TODAY, The Arc of the Arts is showcasing several artists’ works at both Hey Cupcake! (Burnet Road location) and Quack’s Bakery (43rd Street). Hey Cupcake! show: Ali H. is displaying several original paintings featuring…you guessed it, CUPCAKES!  Located at: 5530 Burnet Road Austin, TX … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “Three Cowboys” by Davey K.

Art of the Week: “Three Cowboys” by Davey K.

Title: “Three Cowboys” Artist: Davey K. Cowboys hold a certain mystique here at the Arc, with John Wayne rivaling Frida Kahlo and Batman for the title of most popular person to paint. For this piece, Davey depicted his three favorite cowboys—Wayne, the Rifleman and the Lone Ranger—surrounded by the lyrics to the ultimate ode to … Continue reading

Art of the Week: “The Owl”

Art of the Week: “The Owl”

Title: “The Owl” Artist: Kelly R. This week’s featured painting is Kelly’s “The Owl,” a moody masterpiece depicting a lone owl silhouetted against gray skies. Of his piece, Kelly says, “I hope it will help people appreciate the world more and realize that our animals are becoming endangered.” “The Owl” and its message of environmental … Continue reading

Art of the Week: Silhouette Self-Portraits

Art of the Week: Silhouette Self-Portraits

Lately, it’s been tough picking just ONE piece for Art of the Week because there’s so much great work to choose from. We’re once again bending the rules and bringing you three fantastic examples from our recent silhouette portraiture lesson. Each one offers a glimpse into the interests and style of its maker and is … Continue reading

The Continuing Story of Goldilocks

The Continuing Story of Goldilocks

For this lesson, staff presented the idea of retelling a classic story.  We talked about the recent exposure to new perspectives from stories like Wicked and Maleficent.  One great aspect of creating a lesson is learning more about the subject ourselves.  For instance, did you know that The Lion King has many of the same … Continue reading

Art of the Week: Art for Sale!

Art of the Week: Art for Sale!

This week, we are excited to launch an online catalog of artwork for sale. Below is a sampling of the images you will find in our online gallery, which are all available for purchase. Click here to browse the full gallery. If you are interested in purchasing a piece, please contact us at either by … Continue reading

The Good, The Bad and The Sleepy

The Good, The Bad and The Sleepy

The Arc of The Arts Films proudly presents last year’s short film The Good, The Bad and The Sleepy.  The film had its opening debut at The Alamo Drafthouse during the 2013 Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival. We are currently hard at work at a new film with the working title Ghost Trappers.  Our new … Continue reading