Educator/Student Discount*: CAC offers a 15% discount for ISD, private, college or university teachers and students on all class and workshop tuition. We also offer a discounted membership rate for teachers and students of $35.00
*Materials fees are not included.
*Discount cannot be redeemed retroactively.
Students are encouraged to register during our early registration period. Any registrations made after early registration period are subject to a $20 registration fee.
Early Registration Deadlines
Session 1: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Session 2: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Session 3: Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Session 4: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Session 5: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Session 6: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Students may register via phone 214.320.1275 or in person by 4pm Mon-Sat and by midnight online to obtain early registration.
Bowman Hot Glass: CAC has teamed up with Jim Bowman of Bowman Hot Glass to offer seasonal classes in the exciting discipline of blown glass. The classes are held at his studio in the Cedars and are limited to four people in groups of two. These beginner classes require no experience. It is a hands-on experience in which students will learn the basic skills involved in forming blown glass vessels. Students will begin working with clear crystal to learn the process before going into color working techniques. Students will also get an overview of what goes into the creation and operation of a glass blowing studio. Glass blowing, like a musical instrument, requires many years to truly master. The students in this class can realistically expect to achieve the skills needed to create a small vase, bowl or solid worked piece. This first-hand experience of working with molten glass will definitely provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the medium. Classes are limited, so please register early.
The Encaustic Center: Encaustic painting is an ancient process developed by the Greeks. The word encaustic is Greek and it means "to burn" or "burn in."
In its simplest form, encaustic involves melting wax with a resin to create encaustic medium. Pigment is then added to create encaustic paint. The paint or medium is brushed on when it's hot and each layer is fused to the surface with a heat gun, torch, or iron.
The wax can be built up, scraped into, and objects can be embedded into the surface. The Encaustic Center is a unique facility in Richardson where instructors Bonny Leibowitz and Deanna Wood teach the beautiful art of painting with wax. Here in introductory workshops offered through CAC you will learn a variety of techniques including collage, texture, stencils, fusing and blending with the heat gun, incising, transfers and much more! All supplies are included but you may like to bring leaves, unglazed ceramic pieces, inkjet prints, zerox copies and special handmade papers.
CAC at the Dallas Arboretum: We are in our 4th year of programming a series of gardened-themed workshops at the beautiful Dallas Arboretum taught by CAC instructors. This spring you can take workshops in tempered glass mosaic, nuno-felting silk scarf making, floral enamel pendants, ceramic bird baths and mosaic garden stepping stones. Please check the Arboretum’s website www.dallasarboretum.org for more classes, details and to sign up.
Cultural Excursions: CAC has begun offering free “cultural excursions” to places of interest to our students. So far, we have visited the UTA Glass Department for a demonstration of its comprehensive glass program led by David Keens. Devon Willis of Bullseye, our fused glass provider based in Portland, led an interactive demonstration of reactive glasses for our members and UTA students at CAC. We also visited The Encaustic Center in Richardson for a demonstration of the beautiful of “painting with wax”. Ruth King, the artistic director of The Pilchuck School of Glass, made a presentation to CAC students on the history of the studio glass movement. And for the past three years we have visited the Dallas Art Fair at a reduced rate, enjoying a docent-led tour of the Fair, which is held at F.I.G.
DADA/CAC Panel Discussions: In 2011 we merged out lecture series with the Dallas Arts Dealers Associations (DADA) educational panels. DADA is an affiliation of independent gallery owners and nonprofit arts organizations in Dallas. It is dedicated to promoting the highest quality standards of ethical practice within the profession and to increasing the public awareness of the role of responsible art dealers and nonprofit visual art spaces. The purpose of these panels, which are held in conjunction with DADA’s Gallery Walks, is to provide educational and professional development opportunities for artists. The first series was held at the Goss Michael Foundation and the fall panels were held at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center. In 2012 we had panels at CentralTrak and the MAC. This years' panel discussions will be Thursday, April 18 at CAC and Saturday, September 21 at Booker T. Washington School of the Performing & Visual Arts. There is a $15 fee for each panel which benefits the Edith Baker Art Scholarship and Artist Career Development Fund.
Exhibition Opportunities: CAC hosts an annual juried membership show each year at Mary Tomas Studio Gallery in the Design District. We also have a curated bi-annual faculty show and have just redone our front gallery space for rotating department shows featuring instructor and advanced student work. The hallway in the main building is used for outreach exhibitions such as unseenamerica, students from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, and artists from The Bridge, Dallas’ largest program for homeless citizens.
Call us at 214-320-1275, Monday through Saturday 10am to 4pm or e-mail us at email@example.com.