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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

February 28 - Composting
March 21 - Yard Art
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

Songwriting Workshop

Betty-Soo-Solo-72dpi-Color-0757The 7th Annual Songwriter Workshop featuring BettySoo will be held on Saturday, March 30, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Sometimes it's hard to know what is keeping us from writing our best songs. Why do we have songs that are "almost there?" We all have songs we think we've finished, only to discover weeks or months later that we're not quite satisfied. It's easy to get frustrated and tell ourselves we're big imposters, it's not worth it, and we are never going to be any good at this. Then there are those days when even the idea of sitting down to write seems so daunting, we never even get around to doing it in the first place.

BettySoo has garnered multiple songwriting awards, including the New Folk at Kerrville, Songwriter of the Year at Big Top Chautauqua, The Dave Carter Songwriting Award at Sisters Folk Festival, and the Mountain Stage New Song Competition. Tickets are $50 per person and includes lunch and two tickets to BettySoo’s Black Box Songwriter Series concert scheduled for Sunday, March 31. Workshop is limited to 20 people.

To purchase tickets visit mclgrand.tix.com

Play Readers Club

play readers club image Our Productions Theatre Co presents the 3rd Annual Play Readers Club is a FREE community event bringing together playwrights, directors, producers, actors, and general public/theatre supporters to read and discuss new works in a casual, book club-style format. Read a role, or just listen, beginning at 7:30 p.m. on selected Thursdays each winter. Scripts are selected each fall after review by the Board. Come join us to hear new works and give feedback to the writers to help support the development of new artistic works. Sponsored in part by the City of Lewisville Arts Funding.

  • Thursday, Feb. 28 - Smoking with Walter and Flo by Wayne H. Lambert
  • Thursday, March 28 - Remembering June by Malyn Porter

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.

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Printmaking with Calli Nissen
March 11

Cost: $20/person
Activity Registration # 100003-AT

This workshop will introduce students to the printmaking relief process. Students will carve into linoleum blocks to create an image. The block can then be inked up and pressed into paper. This process can be repeated over and over allowing the students to create multiple prints.

Calli Nissen is a printmaking artist who focuses in woodcut relief. Her work takes a calm, realistic look at the area she was raised in, and has strong memories of, The Northern Rocky Mountain West. She is interested in human’s relationship to the land, and the plants and animals that inhabit it. She received her BFA from the University of Wyoming, focusing in Printmaking, and Ceramics. She is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Dallas.

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Acrylic Pouring with artist Sue Ferraro and Studio Art House
April 8

Cost: $30/person (This workshop will be 2 hours in length.)
Activity: 100004-AT

Learn the technique of pouring with acrylic paint to create landscapes, abstracts and animals. Workshop participants will learn to use the elements and principles of design to create full, functional and stylish compositions. Each participant will complete pours on 4 different canvases.

After many years of working in traditional acrylic painting and mixed media, Susan (Sue) Passarelli Ferraro switched methods of painting and has been working to perfect the art of “Pouring”. This technique involves creating paintings using a more fluid form of acrylic paints which are poured rather than brushed onto a painting surface. Sue has several series of pours and other paintings which have been on view at local galleries.

Studio Art House was established in 2000 by a family of artists. First located in Flower Mound, Studio Art House has expanded to meet the growing needs of artists of all ages in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, opening additional locations in Southlake and Highland Village.


VAL Art Talks

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:

March 12:  – Millie Giles: An Evening of Critiques
April 9:  – Janice Hamilton: Pastel Demo
May 8: - Justin Burns: Golden Art Supplies Program