Member/Non-Member Registration

“Bonnie Cutts is an exceptional teacher in that she is able to clearly express the merits of a painting structure as well as downfalls. Very animated and likeable. I like her.”

"My workshops are intended to be a time for learning, exploration, and fun. Over the course of the day, or days, we work on prepared exercise boards to learn about different acrylic materials and a variety of techniques pertaining to their uses. You will also work on a few small paintings that explore the techniques relevant to that particular class. There is a staggering amount to know about the different ways to use acrylics, and my workshops offer an opportunity to delve into the various products and learn about innovative applications.

"While experimenting with materials new to you, you will have an opportunity to ‘play’ with different paint formulas, gels, and mediums so you can get acquainted with them and see what they can do for your artwork. I always say that you are not working on next month’s competition piece, but you will learn the skills necessary t o create that new piece of art or body of work.

"Come to the classes with questions or come with no knowledge of painting at all, and walk away with all sorts of information and painted surfaces. Learn about a wide range of acrylic paints and gels, and leave knowing what all those jars of products are when you see them in the art supply store.

"Leave with confidence that painting can be fun, as well as challenging, and feel a great sense of accomplishment. Find your own comfort level, get your brushes wet, maintain a sense of confidence, and experience something new in each class."


 or, send a check to:

Deb Yoder, 26988 Cactus Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Learn to create the wax like look of encaustic painting with the durability of acrylics. Mimic the soft, luminous effects of beeswax by applying multiple layers of acrylic paints and gels layer upon layer. Cut and bury paper images and stenciled patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft translucent layers over them. Become familiar with encaustic-like wax formulas, explore a variety of applications and create a whole new feeling in your artwork. Open to all levels of painting experience. Registration required one week before event. Bring to class: 3 gessoed canvases or gessoed hardboard surfaces up to 9" x 12" each, a variety of synthetic paintbrushes, palette for mixing paint on, color shapers (if you have them), a variety of palette knifes, water container, rags or paper towels, stencils, stamps, scissors, papers for collage, and a hair dryer.

Date: September 14th, 2018
Time: 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Venue: First Presbyterian Church, 2300 S. West Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
Contact: Barbara Sparks
Phone: 605.759.6090
Fee: $125 members / $145 non-members

Packed with give-aways and complete product information, this should be a great night for our fall kick-off meeting

Sept 13, 2018 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church
2300 S. West Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57103


Contact Barbara Sparks 605.759.6090