Art Day

Join the Department of Art for a fun-filled day of creativity and learn about your educational opportunities.


9:00-9:30a.m. Check-In & Refreshments (Pick-up packets)
Main Art Building, University Art Gallery
Pick up your art workshop agendas

9:30-9:50a.m. Welcome and Door Prizes (Courtesy of Dr. Scott) 
Join Dr. Scott as he welcomes participants to the Department of Art and shares information about our programs.

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Morning Workshops

1- Cool Collages | Jane Cornish Smith
Main Art Building 202 Limit: 10
Have fun creating strong abstract designs with mark-making tools and materials, thin papers, oil paint, mineral spirits, powders, and cold wax! Students will explore composition, color, contrast, shape, and texture in this fun and freeing workshop. Using photo references as a launching point, artists will make several pieces on Arches paper to take home and enjoy. All materials will be provided.

2- Painting with Light | Leigh Merrill
WTFA 203 Limit: 12
In this workshop, participants will work with photography to create long-exposure techniques to paint with light. All materials will be provided.

3- Cyanotype | Art Club | Melynda Seaton
WTFA 213 Limit: 10
This workshop will teach you the basics of the cyanotype process, using the sun as our UV light source. The focus is on creating cyanotypes with paper and found objects, and simple film positives and negatives. All materials will be provided.

4- Raku Ceramics Workshop | Christy Wittmer
WTFA 116 Limit: 10
Learn the traditional Japanese method of firing called Raku. Each participant will be given a ceramic plate to decorate with glaze and then will participate in the firing of their piece. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and bring a long-sleeved work shirt. Bisque ware, brushes, and glazes will be provided.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
Mane Cafeteria, Sam Rayburn Student Center
Dine with fellow attendees in our buffet-style dining hall.

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Afternoon Workshops

5- Pinhole Photography | John Kleineberg 
WTFA 213 Limit: 10
Learn a brief history of pinhole photography and make pinhole photography of your own. All materials will be provided.

6- Twist and Shout: Bookmaking | Christine Blackhurst
Art 206 Limit: 10
Learn how to make a spiral bound sketchbook. In this workshop, participants will create each aspect of a spiral-bound sketchbook, including; cutting paper to size, fashioning covers, and making the coil binding. All materials and tools will be provided.

7- Rapid Think Tank | Josh Ege
Art 202 Limit: 10
Participate in processes that allow you to quickly generate concepts, problem solve, and create prototypes. All materials will be provided.

8- Cold Cast Bronze Clothespins | Josephine Durkin
Sculpture 119 Limit: 10
Participants learn to use rubber molds, resin, pigments, and real, ground bronze powder to create bronze, “cold cast” clothespins. This technique is an alternative to using traditional foundry methods for making cast metal 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 9:00am to 3:30am

Art, Art 111
2005 University Dr., Commerce, TX 75428

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