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Teen Art Workshop - Cancelled

Printmaking with Calli Nissen

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 Parks and Recreation Department.


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 - CANCELLED

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.


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

Cost: $30/person (This workshop will be 2 hours in length.)
Activity Registration #: 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.

Hand Lettering with Johanne Grinde Caamalhand_lettering_4
May 13

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.

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