ESSA continues summer session with four workshops Aug. 16-18

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Eureka Springs School of the Arts will have its 12th and 13th summer sessions from Aug. 21-Sept. 1, offering four workshops during that time.

Gregg Thompson will teach “Let’s Get Carving!” This is a grassroots carving class taught using hand tools only (no sandpaper). All paints and finishes will be included in the class. Students will complete a carving totally in the workshop using bass wood.

John Bozeman will teach “Soldering and Bezel Setting,” which is an introduction to stone setting with sterling silver bezel and tubing. Students will set cabochon, freeform semi-precious stones and round brilliant-cut colored stones. The emphasis will be on improving soldering skills.

Alicia Farris will teach “Acrylics: The Impressionist’s Way,” where students will learn to loosen up their paintings and capture the essence and mood of their subject by painting in an impressionistic style. Students will practice painting by seeing basic shapes, making a value sketch and using lighting and shading techniques. This class would be perfect for anyone, from the serious beginner to the advanced acrylic painter.

Christie Braswell will teach “Up-cycled Journal Journey.” Using recycled cardboard and fabric, students will create and decorate a journal using mixed media art techniques. On Day 3, students will learn in the great outdoors with new journals and an excursion to Lake Leatherwood.

For more information or to sign up, visit or call 479-253-5384.

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