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KLB Garden Secrets

irisflowerEach month Keep Lewisville Beautiful holds a free gardening class. For more information about upcoming classes, to register your seat, or to volunteer as a speaker, please email info@keeplewisvillebeautiful.org or call 972.538.5949.

Classes are open to all participants (Lewisville residency not required)

2019 KLB Garden Secrets Class Schedule

April 25 - Hummingbird Gardening
May 2- Pots in Small Spots: Container Gardening
June 13- Sensational Succulents
July 18- Made for Shade: Shade Gardening
August 1- Water U Doing: Water Efficient Sprinklers
August 15- Let’s Ketchup on Tomatoes
September 5- Grow Your Own Vegetables
September 19- Texan Plants
October 24- Birds, Bees, and Butterflies: Gardening for Wildlife
November 21- Texas Trees, Agrilife, 6-8pm

Link to additional class information on KLB website

"Valor and Sacrifice" Veterans Poppy Project with Jen Rose

Jen Rose Poppy Process- installed poppies close upValor and Sacrifice is a public art project designed by artist Jen Rose for the City of Lewisville in connection with The Wall that Heals exhibition that will be in Lewisville May 2-5.

Valor and Sacrifice includes the creation of 750 red ceramic poppies through two public workshops lead by Rose, and an installation of the completed poppies at the site of The Wall that Heals. The red poppy originated after World War I as a universal symbol for veterans and has since been adopted for veterans of any war. The power of this art installation lies in the clustering of individual poppies to form a strong visual impact where installed, and the community involvement of making the poppies.

The public is invited to participate in the creation of these poppies through two events.

  • NEW DATE April 24, 4-7 p.m.(or until the Poppy assembly is complete, which could be before 7 p.m.): Visit the MCL Grand to assemble the finished poppies onto their metal “stems” to prepare them for installation. This activity is best suited for children ages 8 or older.

The Poppies will be on view and installed at The Wall that Heals site, May 2-5, just west of the Bob Wiseman Soccer Complex at Lewisville Lake Park, 200 Lake Park Road.

Following the conclusion of The Wall That Heals, the poppies will be collected and re-installed at another City of Lewisville location yet to be determined.

This project is being paid for in part by a City of Lewisville Artist Microgrant. Learn more about the Artist Microgrant and other art grants available through the City of Lewisville on our website.


Teen Art Workshops

Designed specifically for teens ages 13-17, Teen Art Workshops will introduce participants to working artists who will share various processes and techniques for making art in a hands-on way. Participants will take home a project from each workshop. Workshops will be held the second Monday of each month at the Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater. Workshops begin at 6 p.m. and are 90 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. Workshops are presented in partnership with the Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department.

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When registering search for the Activity Registration # listed below or search by location (MCL Grand). A $1.50 convenience fee will be charged for online registration.

Hand Lettering with Johanne Grinde Caamal
May 13
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Cost: $20 per person Activity Registration #: 100005-AT

From signs and posters to t-shirts, greeting cards, book covers, murals, and more, the art of hand lettering can be found throughout the world around us. Join Johanne Grinde Caamal, professional sign artist, on an exploration in hand lettering. Johanne will show students her approach to taking letters from basic to BAM! Students will experiment with pencil, pen and marker, and be encouraged to look at lettering with open minds and fresh perspectives. Johanne’s goal is for each student to gain some valuable hand lettering skills, tips and tricks, and to find confidence in a signature lettering style unique to them. A set of writing tools for each participant to take home is included in the workshop fee.

Johanne Grinde Caamal has a BA in Fine/Studio Art and has been working as a professional artist for over 12 years. She loves making sign art for Trader Joe’s, loves the exciting opportunities that come with freelance commissions (in sign-making, murals, and more), and loves to push others to explore their creative sides. She also teaches workshops in lettering and sign-making.
VAL Art Talks, Workshops & Pop-ups
ArtTalksGeneric The Visual Art League of Lewisville VAL holds its general meeting on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Each month in conjunction with the general meeting, VAL produces an “Art Talk” series of known speakers and art demonstrations. Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting. Most meetings are held in one of the MCL Grand classrooms, but they may also be in the Gallery, the Black Box Theater, or the Recital Hall.

2019 Schedule of Art Talks at MCL Grand:

May 14: - Colleen Drew, How to photograph art to enter shows

Art Workshop: Design and Composition of Landscape Paintings
Saturday, April 20, 1-4 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will apply design principles to compose landscape paintings using shape, value, and color in a watercolor medium, with a focus on design

• Explore approaches for dividing the picture space
• Represent objects into interesting shapes
• Assign values
• Placement of these shapes to compose a picture
• Paint from photographs

The workshop incorporates hands-on activities using paper and watercolor. The instructor will be working alongside participants as well as demonstrating these techniques. Fun for all ages. No prior expertise is needed.

The workshop is free to attend, but due to class size limitations, participants are required to register through Eventbrite.

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Art Pop-ups in the Plaza
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Wayne Ferguson Plaza

Encounter live artists creating art in various forms in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St., every Saturday evening from 6-8 p.m. with Art Pop-ups in the Plaza. Each week will feature one artist with the Visual Art League of Lewisville, and art forms may include painting, music performance, 3-dimensional works, sketching, art-trading card creation, spoken word and more.

Art Pop-ups will begin on April 20 and go through late June.

Interested in teaching at class at the MCL?

If you are an instructor who would like to propose a new art-related class at the MCL Grand, please email us at: info@mclgrand.com

General Information

To see a Calendar of Events for the MCL Grand.