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

The usual cost is $50 for members, plus the cost of supplies. The time is usually 9am to 4pm, with a break for lunch.

One Day:

Saturday, May 15
Sheri Jones, Plein aire palette knife painting
at Shanley House Gallery Studio and outdoors

Contact: or 817-475-4303, to register for the class.

Painting in the open air can be exciting, relaxing, inspiring, exhilarating and frustrating.
I will guide you in ways to narrow down your subject matter, find lights and darks and
simplifying the landscape. learning to see the lights, darks and value changes.

Painting workshop Supply List

When Painting Outdoors (en plein air) these are the supplies I take with me. Feel free to use what you are accustomed to.

Dress appropriately, I always check weather forecast before I leave. I recommend dressing in layers with neutral-colored shirt or jacket.


*Portable Easel
*Bags on wheels to carry supplies
*Canvas/panel/paper to paint on. Recommended Size: Approximately 8x10 or 9x12 or 11x14
*Paints. I will be working and demonstrating in oils. You’re welcome to work in your favorite medium of choice.
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Burnt Siena
Dioxazine Purple
Ultramarine Blue
Sap Green

Palette layout: I lay out my paints in the same order as they are listed.

*Solvent to clean brushes (oil: odorless mineral spirits; watercolor/acrylic: water. TIP: in winter, you can add alcohol to your water to keep it from freezing).
*Brushes: I use bristle filberts and flats #2, 4, 6, 8,12 for landscapes.
*Palette knife: I use a variety of thin diamond-shaped knifes, 1 inch to 2 inches long″
*Paper Towels
*Hat to shade from the sun’s glare
*Small trash bag for soiled towels
*Insect repellent
*Folding chair if needed
*Snack, bottled water
*Sense of humor
*Most of the supplies above can be purchased at or    

*Wet paintings: be sure to have a shallow cardboard box in your car to keep your painting safely secure when traveling home.


Saturday, June 19
Sam Shelton, Figurative oil painter

Saturday, July 17
Patti Stepp, Palette knife painter

Saturday, August 21
Beth Pritchard, Still life oil painting

Saturday, Sept. 18
Vickie Guthrie, Pastel/oil painter

Saturday, October 16
Jen Siler, Resin

Saturday, November 20 workshop
Lynda Robinson, Abstract art


Maryann Brummer, Oils/Acrylics  (Details to follow as received)

To enroll in Multi-Day Workshops:
A deposit of $75 is required to save yourself a spot for multi-day workshops. Each artist has a different procedure for collecting funds for the workshops so a call or email to the Workshop Chair will answer most questions.

Workshop Chairperson
Kathy Yoders
(817) 579-5075
Click here to email LGAA, the request will be forwarded to the current chairperson.

Weekly activities:

Monday Portrait class 

9am to noon
We usually have a live model.  Come draw with us!

Wednesdays - Open Studio - Free to members

10 am to 4 pm

Any member can enjoy access to the Shanley House Studio to create with other members. Bring your project and supplies. Masks are required.

Third Mondays starting again on April 19, 2021

MEAD - Monday Experimental Art Day
Karen Foster instructor
Noon to 5pm, every third Monday
Contact Karen at or 817 312-3185 with any questions