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Figure Drawing & Painting Sessions

Every Monday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Artist fee is $15 per session.

Artists can either paint or draw from our selection of clothed and nude model at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Easels are provided for those drawing, however if painting, please bring your own French easel or prochade box.  We have a great schedule of excellent models so we hope you can join us in keeping the long tradition of painting from life at the Arts Center alive! Free parking is available across the street on Montgomery at the Trinity Lutheran Church.


For more information, please contact E. Melinda Morrison at 303.881.1122.  Melinda will be scheduling the models for 

all sessions.


Image Credit: E. Melinda Morrison


Who Are You? with Art Room 


October 16 & 23, 2021

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Ages: 5–8 years-old

No one knows yourself better than you! Today students will learn about themselves and others through creating acrostic poems and self-portraits. Students will learn about symbolism, and they will also have the choice to create a traditional or a symbolic self-portrait. 

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Charcoal Workshop with Oliver Sin

October 28-30, 2021

9:30 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Internationally award-winning California-based artist, Oliver Sin is coming back to Fort Worth for a three-day workshop teaching the art of expressive charcoal portraiture. In this workshop, students will learn the techniques of mastering expressive portraiture drawings with vine charcoal, charcoal pencils on drawing papers, and tonal papers. Oliver has a strong knowledge of breaking down the drawing process for his students. The instructor's step-by-step process focuses on understanding the structure of the body in terms of shapes, planes change, and value by using lines, and value rendering. Students will be working both from live models and photo references. All levels are welcome. The workshop fee is $535. To reserve your spot, a $150 non-refundable deposit is required. The remaining fees are due two weeks prior to the workshop. Forms of payment for registration: PayPal, Zelle, or Cash App. Please contact E. Melinda Morrison at 303-881-1122 or for registration. 


Build a Monster Make & Take

with Art Room

October 30, 2021

Halloween is near, and during the Build A Monster Make & Take we are going to create personalized monster portraits. Students will draw monster portraits based off features they blindly draw from a bowl. This activity will strengthen student’s creativity and problem-solving skills. No registration required!


Learning from the Masters with Art Room

Postponed from September 18 & 25

1-3 p.m.
Ages: 9–12 years-old

Georgia O’Keeffe is a well-known artist whose work is rooted in feminism and introducing new perspectives of nature. This week students will understand O’Keeffe’s definition of “seeing.” Afterward students will be encouraged to paint portraits of flowers that capture interesting perspectives of the flower. Students will also learn how specific elements of art (shape, color, value, space) work together to bring a piece to life.


In Week Two of Learning from the masters, students view work from Vincent Van Gogh, and we will learn how to create texture and movement in our paintings.