Thursday, August 16, 2018

$50 One-Day Charcoal Workshop Kathy Yoders

$50 One-Day Workshop
Kathy Yoders
Basic Charcoal Portrait Drawing Workshop
August 18, from 9 am to 4 pm

Local Artist/Instructor Kathy Yoders will be teaching a basic charcoal portrait drawing workshop on August 18, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Shanley House Center for the Arts Gallery located at 224 N. Travis St. Sponsored by the Lake Granbury Art Association, this is a $50 workshop that is open to the public, beginners and advanced artists are welcome. Seating is limited, so contact Kathy Yoders at 817-579-5075 or to confirm your reservation and get your supply list. The fee helps to fund the nonprofit LGAA. 

This workshop will teach you how to map and measure the face to achieve a good likeness. Once you have learned the basic techniques of drawing portraits, Yoders will teach you how to use pastels to color your drawings. For those who have previously taken a portrait class from Yoders, she will instruct you on how to raise your skills to the next level. You will learn how to make adjustments and corrections to your drawings for great results. Once you have learned the steps of mapping out the portrait, it is just a matter of practicing those techniques. Yoders states “If anyone interested in drawing would just practice drawing 10 minutes a day, their skills would increase in no time. If you have the desire to be creative you will be surprised how much joy you can experience from the art of drawing. Portraits are hard but they are the most rewarding form of art to me. I hope you will try it!”

Monday, July 9, 2018

LGAA July Meeting and Demo

LGAA meeting tonight.
7pm Shanley House Gallery
Guest Demonstrator Janice Hamilton.

You can view her work at:

Saturday, July 7, 2018

July Group Show

You'll find landscapes, abstracts, cubism and more in the group show currently running at the Shanley House Gallery. It features the work of three long-time LGAA members and Granbury locals, Diana Littlejohn, Lynda Robinson and Kay Wirz. Show runs through July 29th.

"Family Reunion" by Kay Wirz

"Mexican Beauty" by Lynda Robinson

"Rough Seas" by Diana Littlejohn


Fall Festival of Art


$1000 Best of Show Award. Over $3000 and merchandise in total prize money.

2-D and 3-D artwork accepted. No photography. No digital media. (Photography/digital media has a separate show. Watch for more information later in the year.)

$40.00 entry fee
Each artist is limited to 3 submissions. Up to 2 may be chosen.

Juror is Lyndy Benson


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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Demo by Artist Karen Harris | Oils and Palette Knife

Lake Granbury Art Association
Meeting and Artist Demo

Monday, June 11th at 7pm
Shanley House Gallery
Demo By: Dallas Artist Karen Harris | oils and palette knife

Harris grew up in NYC in a loving, warm environment. Harris states that “Color has always been a big part of my life.”  She reminisces about her mom leaving her in the candy aisle of the grocery store while she shopped. Was it the candy or was it the colors and shapes that always fascinated her? She really doesn’t know, she just remembers the times in that candy aisle with joy in her heart. “

Harris has painted on and off all of her life, using a variety of mediums from watercolor, acrylics and oils. However, her favorite is oils, that’s where her true passion lies. She loves the vibrancy and the smell, how smoothly and easily she can pack it on the canvas. Harris figures if it’s good enough for the Masters, then it’s certainly good enough for her.

Georgia O’Keeffe has always been an inspiration to Harris.  She loves the quote by O’Keeffe,
“I found that I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”  That is how Harris feels about her own paintings.  She is able to create vivid, powerful effects with the oils she has grown so passionate about. She loves to recreate the beauty surrounding her on canvas. People have compared some of her art work to Monet by which she is extremely flattered.

Although Harris has done a variety of things in her life, from being a mom of two, a grandmother of five, being President of the PTA, and holding varies Realtor Sales positions. She is living proof that no matter what age, it is absolutely possible to achieve a dream.  In the spring of 2016, Harris completed her first art show.  She was so excited that she couldn’t sleep the night before. She was really excited when her art sold. Her art is now prominently featured in numerous homes not only throughout Texas but across the country.  Harris hopes you enjoy her paintings as much as she enjoys creating them!

-Marilyn Haskins