2018 Workshop Schedule

Please check back frequently as we continually add workshops throughout the year.

Lake Granbury Art Association regularly hosts workshops taught by both local and international artists. Our facilities are bright and spacious and can accommodate multiple media - from watercolor and acrylics to sculpture and oils. 
Check out their websites to see their fabulous paintings.

Lake Granbury Art Association's Shanley House Gallery presents the following workshop opportunities for 2017.

Click HERE to send an e-mail to reserve your spot! A deposit of $75 is required to save yourself a spot on multi-day workshops Mail to the address below.

Please make your check out to LGAA.
Dr. Diana J. Littlejohn 4027 Fairway Drive DCBE Granbury, Texas 76049 
Cell: 817-578-1842 Home: 817-326-5629

One Day Workshops...follow instructions for each one...instructions vary by workshop


1-DAY WORKSHOPS, all $50 Fee
March 17 | Deanna Thibault | Composition & Design
March 19 | Karen Foster | MEAD-Painting with a Stick
April 21 | Barry Selman | Watercolor
April 23 | Karen Foster | MEAD-Drip Painting
May 19 | Karen Foster | Batik
May 21 | Karen Foster | MEAD-Collage
June 16 | Bob Cook | Watercolor
July 21 | David Prescott | Hereford Cattle Head Study | Acrylic
August 18 | Kathy Yoders | Pastel
September 15 | Kay Wirz | Basic Design with Fresh Eyes | Acrylic


April 2-4 | James Spurlock | Acrylic | $300
May 21-24 | Betty Carr | Oil, Watercolor or Acrylic | $375
June 25-28 | Children’s Summer Workshop | Drawing, Painting | $10 a day
September 17-21 | Kathleen Conover | Watercolor | $450
October 9-12 | Jan Sitts | Mixed Media Acrylic | $375

Designing a Painting: Realistic or Abstractby Deanna Thibault
Saturday, March 17 | 9am - 4pm

Let Deanna know if you are coming.
Sign up by: calling 520-907-6108, emailing or you can contact her at the LGAA Meeting on Monday, March 12. You can also pay for her class at the meeting.

Doors open at 8:30, class discussion starts at 9, Lunch around 12-12:45 (Bring a lunch or run and get something.) Class over at 4, clean up before 4:30. Some supplies available.

"I will Talk about making a simple plan before you start the painting. Think about the way you want it to feel, what colors you want to use. Do you want a focal point or visual tracking so you can lead the viewer through your painting? What do you want the viewer to see, feel or touch with their eyes?

You can use all or any of these ideas to create with some direction in mind if you desire. You can be Realistic or Abstract or paint to your own music. Your ART should be totally yours, but there is no harm to think about some of these questions or
others you may come up with. The plan is to put paint to the canvas or paper and get going on it. Come paint with others and fill the room with COLOR."

I suggest a 20x20 canvas or larger, 22x30 watercolor paper or something in that ballpark. Bring your drawing tools, acrylics, watercolor, normal water buckets, etc. and let's gather and work on a new project.
Hopefully something I talk about will excite you to try something different. Painting the feeling of Spring, symbols of Spring, or a Spring object. If that does not excite you, bring a topic or feeling or subject and PLAY."

Monday Experimental Art Day
...every third Monday
by Karen Foster

Mar 19th  | Drawing and Painting with a Stick  Experience, for a day, what it would be like to be Henri Matisse. Draw with a bamboo pole tipped with Charcoal, then switch gears and paint the drawing with big, loose strokes by taping a brush on a stick.

SUPPLIES: #16, #18 OR #20 round brush, a variety of other favorite brushes, possibly a small table or TV tray, 2 full sheets of watercolor paper  22”x30” or 1or 2 large canvases, several samples of acrylic house paints, large bucket for water, paper towels, blue or green wide painter’s tape

Apr 23rd  | Drip Painting
Unlike Jackson Pollock who worked horizontally, Karen will show you a form of action painting using a vertical surface to encourage dripped paint to make its way to the bottom and then introduce negative painting onto the piece to create flowers or trees.  

SUPPLIES: 16”X20” canvas, table top easel, acrylic paints, in either sample house paints or your regular acrylics, a couple of wide brushes such as a 1” or larger, newspaper, paper towels or baby wipes

May 21st  | Collage
This is a medium that allows the artist to interact with existing materials-anything from newsprint, magazines or any other ephemera and beautiful papers to create visually dynamic hybrids.  If you have some special papers, by all means you may bring your own or Karen will have a reserve of beautiful papers for you to use for a small supply fee.

SUPPLIES: 12”X16” canvas or board, matte medium or Mod Podge, an old brush for glue, paper towels or baby wipes, any papers you may want to use.

Shanley House Gallery | 224 N. Travis St | Granbury, TX 76049