April Calendar of Events – First Art Gallery of Olathe

The First Gallery of Olathe is a separate organization from Olathe Visual Artists, but they partner with the OVA for several events, including the upcoming Olathe Station Art Fair.  Several OVA members are also First Gallery members.

The following is the First Gallery’s Calendar of Events for April

* It’s a busy month be sure to check out all our exciting summer classes and workshops*

Looking for a creative outlet?
How about taking a class or a workshop at the First Art Gallery of Olathe

*EVENTS*

* APRIL 6 – ARTIST RECEPTION*
FEATURED ARTIST : SUZY PERKINS
SATURDAY 6-8pm

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The first Art Gallery of Olathe would like to honor our featured Artist of the Month Suzy Perkins with an art reception on  Saturday April 6. Suzy will have her original oil paintings on display and for purchase throughout the month of April.  The evening will include Wine tasting at 6pm provided by Scout and Cellar as well as other refreshments and live music. Dave Schaffner will be the guitarist playing for your enjoyment. Please come and meet Suzy and help her celebrate her creativity.

*APRIL 15 – OLD BILL’S TREASURE HUNT BEGINS *

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The treasure hunt begins April 15 and goes until May 19. So stop in to the gallery to register and pick up your guide to Old Bill’s Treasure Hunt then start finding your clues. You could be the lucky winner and find the grand prize of $1000. It’s easy just follow the clues to the treasure. Must be registered and 18 to win.

Who could’t use an extra grand in their pocket.
Good Luck!

 

*CREATIVE WORKSHOPS*

*APRIL 9 – Willow Moon *
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Time 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25. per artist
Ages:10-Adult
Time: 6:30 pm- 8:30pm
Space limited to 10 artists
All materials provide
Another Super moon; the Willow Moon is rising. Customize the Willow leaves any color to make it your own creation. Glitter makes the moon and the water sparkle.This is a painting that can stay up year round. This mixed media painting would make a great gift for someone you love. The instructors will help you create your own special painting. Everything you could ever want to make your painting so fabulous you may not want to give it away.  Make it a Family event.
Bring your own refreshments. We will have water & paper goods available.
You may want to arrive a little early to get your drink and apron on!

Hope to see you there!
*APRIL 23 – Sailor Delite *
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Time 6:30-8:30
$25. per artist
Ages 10-Adult
Space limited to 10 artists
All materials provided

Red Sky at Night, Sailors’ Delite. A lovely sunset over the ocean. Lots of bright reds and oranges help make this old saying true. Come and paint your troubles away! Glitter helps the water sparkle in the sunlight. We will be exploring palette knife painting techniques again with this painting. This mixed media painting would make a great Mother’s Day gift for someone you love. The instructors will help you create your own special painting. Everything you could ever want to make your painting so fabulous you may not want to give it away.  The more the merrier!
Bring your own refreshments. We will have water & paper goods   available.  You may want to arrive a little early to get your drink and apron on!

Sign up for workshops and pay at the gallery or pay online with your PayPal account- simply go to your PayPal account open Send & Request, then send money to: firstgalleryolathe@gmail.com,
Be sure to put in the name of the workshop, time & how many seats. Sign up soon the class size is limited.
All workshops and classes are held at THE FIRST ART GALLERY OF OLATHE- LOCATED IN THE OLATHE STATION SHOPPING CENTER 11951 STRANG  LINE RD. OLATHE KS. 66062
Hands on Creative Art Classes and Workshops are for Everyone

*ART CLASSES*
*APRIL 14 – Stacked Spring Flower*

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TIME: 2:00 – 3:00

AGES: 7-15  Adults welcome too!

COST: $25. per Artist
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED
What a fabulous spring flower. Students will learn how to use slab and pinch techniques in clay to create a beautiful stacked flower sculpture to go in the garden. This would make a great gift for someone you love. The  glaze colors will be added later.

 

* Weekly Bead Weaving Class with Rachel Rose *
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Monday Nights Starting April 8
TIME: 5:30-8:30
COST : $25. per session
Ages: 10 -Adult
Space limited to 14 artists

Create beautiful beaded artwork and jewelry.  You set the pace at which you learn no penalty for going slow or fast.  We should meet new friends and have a lot of fun learning some very interesting techniques learning and exploring how to paint with beads. We will start with amulet bags, the technique is right angle weave. First night will be free just to get introduced and we will talk about supplies. If you want to get started the first night here is a supply list (if you want to hit the ground beading). Please bring size 8,11 or 15 seed beads in any color or contrasting colors 10 grams or a hank at least of each color,4-6 mm crystals at pack of 50- 100 crystals, nylon or beading thread size b,c or d,  size 13 beading needle or big eyed needle, small scissors, smooth shallow bowl or plate.  Graph paper will be supplied because there is special beading graph paper according to the technique or type bead we’ll be using.  Also bring reference material like a cross stitch pattern if you like.

* PAINTING WITH DAVE *
Every Wednesday 6-9pm & Saturday 9am-12pm

Oil & Acrylic Painting Instruction

$10. per hour

Ages 16-Adult

All skill levels welcome

Want to learn how to paint? Then sign up to paint with Dave Stewart every Saturday Morning. Bring your painting supplies and Dave will teach you how to create original works of art.

* SUMMER ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN *

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WEEKLY CLAY CLASSES –   Ages 7- 15
Mondays-1:00-2:00 pm or 2:15-3:15 pm
Dates: June 10,17,24  July 8,15, 22, 29 Aug 5
Cost:   $25. Per class per Artist Or 4 classes $90.
(per Artist) You chose the dates & the time slot
All materials provided                                                                                                                                                            Wacky Roosters
Students will make eight clay projects that have a farm theme. Students will learn a variety of methods for creating with clay as well as glazing.  Each class is offered twice a day with two different time slots to choose from.
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WEEKLY DRAWING LESSONS – Ages: 7-15
Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 pm
Dates: June 10,17, 24  July 8,15,22,29, Aug 5
Cost: $80. for 4 classes
All materials provided
Class size limited
Students will learn how to draw and shade still life, animals and portraits. Students will explore the mediums of charcoal, pencil, oil pastel, ink and chalk.  Classes do not have to be consecutive.

Enroll for classes and pay at the gallery or pay online with your PayPal account- simply go to your PayPal account open Send & Request, then send money to: firstgalleryolathe@gmail.com,
Be sure to put in the name of the class, date, time & how many artists. Sign up soon the class size is limited.
All classes are held at THE FIRST ART GALLERY OF OLATHE- LOCATED IN THE OLATHE STATION SHOPPING CENTER 11951 STRANG  LINE RD. OLATHE KS. 66062
Hands on Creative Art Classes
IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW!!
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The treasure hunt begins April 15 and goes until May 19. So stop in to the gallery to register and pick up your guide to Old Bill’s Treasure Hunt then let your quest begin. You could be the lucky winner and find the grand prize of $1000. It’s easy just follow the clues to the treasure. Must be registered and 18 to win.

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