Classes & More

"Tulips" 16 x 20, Acrylic on Canvas

"Paint and Sip" FRIDAY, May 27, 2022

Paint and Sip classes are "just for fun." It's a party with your friends in which you sip BYOB wine and snacks and do a guided painting with a friendly instructor. Register ahead of time time on-line or in the store. ALL Skill Levels WELCOME! I will guide you at each step, so don't be afraid you can't do it...

  • This is a one night class.

  • 6:30- 8:30 pm

  • All materials provided (brushes, canvas, paint)... except the beverages and snacks. BYOB encouraged

  • You'll leave with a beautiful acrylic painting on a 12 x 16 inch canvas

  • Guided painting will be tulips, but you can paint whatever you want

  • $35 per registration

  • Classes need a minimum to make, so register on-line or in person before the event to ensure the event isn't canceled due to low registration!

  • Minimum age 12 years old. All minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

  • SATURDAY, MAY 28 CLASS CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAY.

Saturday Studio Classes

Do you want to concentrate on the skills you want to learn without having to sign up for the same, tired old art class? Work on your own projects at your pace with coaching from artist, David Borden. We can work on drawing, painting with oil color, acrylics, or printmaking. This is a mellow, personalized art experience, working side by side with other artists and focusing on your needs.

David specializes in landscape and portraits.

$20 per Saturday. 2 hour slots anytime between 10am and 3pm. Pay by the month.

If you're interested, contact David at david@impossibledreamstudio.com

"The artistic atmosphere of the space and David's positive attitude and talent make it magical" -- Karen Brizendine Standridge


Artist David Borden working on a landscape painting at this easel

Artist David Borden working on a landscape at his easel

Woman drawing at an easel in the Saturday Studio at the Impossible Dream Studio.

Karen drawing at the Saturday Studio

How are Studio Classes Different from Regular Art Classes?

You can learn facts from a lecture. For example, if I were to tell you that the United States declared its independence from Britain in 1776, but the current constitution didn’t meet its ratification threshold of states until 1788, you’d be able to cite that fact in a later conversation. Art, however, is not simply the memorization of facts. You can memorize that the sky is the brightest part of a landscape or that human eyes are typically one eye width apart, but until you put those facts into practice, make mistakes, and correct them, you don’t really “know” it?

Can Anyone Learn?

What is something you’re good at? A sport… cards… an instrument… all of those things required you to “learn by doing” with the help of a coach. Art works the same way. If you want to learn how to do it, all you need is a supportive coach and practice. The good news is that the practice is fun.

How does a Studio Class Work?

You pick your project, or get assistance picking it from me. I’ll even help with the selection of brushes, paints, and other art supplies. I can help you set up your palette and other artist mysteries. We select a subject, such as your dog Sparky, your media, such as acrylic, and the support, such as canvas. You draw the subject from reference material. I coach you through the process and see what skills you need to work on. I’ll suggest techniques or exercises to help you get better. We do the same with the painting. I help you as you mix colors and paint the canvas. We do this with your next project and your next one. We increase the difficulty when projects are too easy and reduce the difficulty when the project is too hard. We try to stay in a place where you are comfortable, but a little challenged. Over time you get better and better.

Man drawing at a table in the Impossible Dream Studio

Phil honing his drawing skills at the Saturday Studio

Why are Studio Classes better than Regular Classes?

We all learn at different speeds. In a studio class, faster students can go faster and don’t feel their time is wasted waiting on slower students. Slower students go at a comfortable pace and don’t feel like they're holding up the class. Everyone is happier and more productive… and no one cares who’s faster or “better.” Also, BYOB for those who wish.

What level do I need to be?

It doesn’t matter. We start where you need to start and go where you want to go. If you feel you can’t draw, I’ll teach you how to draw. You’ll be amazed at how well you can draw if someone coaches you through the process.

"Absolutely Awesome. I went last week and David is a great Art teacher. Low key and casual, but a great learning experience." --Phil Duncan

Watercolor Classes (Beginners)

with Annye Townsend

April 27, 2022 at 12pm and 6pm

May 11 and May 25, 2022 at 12pm and 6pm

Contact Annye directly at 281-923-2902 for more information.

BYOB

watercolor class at the Impossible Dream Studio, Florence Texas. Image of a person painting cactus

Beginning Watercolor

Beginning Oil Painting Classes

Teacher: D.B. Harrison.

Beginning on Thursdays once class meets minimum registrations, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. the class is $25 per person for whole series.


1st Thursday - the color wheel and theory

2nd Thursday - Mixing oil colors primary secondary and tertiary

3rd Thursday - How to mix tones tints and shades

4th Thursday - Bringing it all together learning how to create your paint pallet.


oil painting of a red barn in New England

Oil Painting by D.B. Harrison

These are prerequisites to take the beginner oil painting project that will continue on Thursdays throughout May and June.

Contact D.B Harrison directly to learn more and register: davidinlakeway@aol.com; telephone: (512) 309-1592

Children's Programs (Searching for a Teacher)

I am looking for a teacher who can develop and run a children's program. I get questions about children's classes all the time. There is a huge need for such programs in Florence...

  • After school classes

  • Homeschooler Classes

  • Summer Camps!

  • and much more...

If you love to work with children, this is a fantastic opportunity to have creative control and make a huge impact on your community.

Are you an Independent Artist, Artisan, or other Creative who wants to put on a Workshop or Class?

You won't find a more affordable studio rental option in Central Texas. You rent the space by the day. You make all the profit. For price list and rental terms, click here, or contact David at david@impossibledreamstudio.com

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