June, 2016 Newsletter

The Craft Guild June Newsletter
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June - The Craft Guild is now at Valley View!
In This Issue
Now Serving Up Fun in Kid-Size Doses

Serving up fun and artistic learning in small classes with individualized instruction, our summer camps for kids will engage and inspire your budding artist. Click here to find the perfect camp for your child.
 Sample projects for kids glass camp
Movin' and Groovin'

Laura Easterling, bookbinding, proves she can think in the box as well as out of it

Every department had wonderful volunteer help during the move, from packing to unpacking.

The Clay department had an army of volunteers over two weekends. Pieces from our master artists' collection were carefully packed up and then moved in a caravan of SUVs. One gigantic pot by Josh deWeese was seatbelted into a car for its journey into special storage.  It (and all the other pots) will be back at our permanent location this winter to inspire students.

Clay also held the first class in our new site on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th.  Here's a picture of our inaugural class at Valley View, focusing on handbuilding a pot.

How to find the fun:  the Craft Guild is located on the LBJ/635 side of the mall, just to the left of the entrance to Sears.  Look for us immediately on your left as you enter the mall, on the first floor.

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The Craft Guild at
Valley View Center
13331 Preston Road, 
Suite 2118,
Dallas, TX 75240


President's Update

A big THANK YOU to all of our instructors and volunteers who helped pack up our equipment and move the Guild to Valley View, then get us unpacked and ready for classes within a few days - you are amazing!  You showed once again why we are a guild - a community of involved artists, not just a place to take classes.  I can't begin to thank you enough for all your help this month.

We've had fun setting up our Valley View space with a casual, summer camp kind of vibe. We have special rooms just for our kids summer camps, and our front desk/reception area features a new iPad where you can self-purchase supplies, individual classes, or an entire class session. Just show your electronic receipt for supplies to your teacher and you're good to go!

As always, if you have suggestions or ideas for the Guild, please email them to me at president@craftguildofdallas.com

See you at Valley View!
You Won't Believe What This Painting is Made With

This "painting" isn't made with oils or watercolors or pastels - it's made with glass!   It's the work of one of our glass instructors, Diana Morrison, who teaches glass fusing classes and does workshops in fusing and glass frit (which is how the clown above was made).  Frit is glass which comes in powder form, or in fine to medium grains.

Meet Diana Morrison

Diana is one of our glass instructors, but glass isn't her only medium.  She's also a sculptor and works in clay.  In fact, her B.F.A. from Utah State University was in Sculpture and Watercolor Painting.  She is currently working in two mediums, focusing on figurative studies in clay and sculptural, abstract, and frit painting in glass.  
Her work has been featured in recent group exhibitions with Texas Sculpture Association, Texas Visual Artist Association, the Craft Guild of Dallas and Texas Clay Association. 

As a glass fusing instructor at the Craft Guild of Dallas, she loves to keep her students on their toes by introducing new techniques and methods weekly.  She challenges her students' creativity and taps into each individual's style. 

This summer, Diana will be teaching several three week long mini-classes and one-day workshops for adults as well as several sessions for kids camp.  To see a list all of her classes, click here
Sign Up for a Class 24/7 
You asked for it, we delivered.  Now you can sign up and pay for classes, workshops, summer camps and even membership online.  If a class is full, you'll be able to waitlist and be the first in line if there's a cancellation.  Check it out!

Craft Guild of Dallas, 13331 Preston Road, Suite 2118, Dallas, TX 75240
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