Posts Tagged 2018

ART RECEPTION FOR JOHN BURNS ~ JULY 7th, 6-9 pm

The First Art Gallery of Olathe would like to personally invite you to an art reception on July 7th 6-9pm in honor of our Featured Artist John Burns.
John has been a valued member of First Art Gallery of Olathe for many years and a member of Olathe Visual Artists.  He has been happy to be the treasurer for both organizations and one of 16 artists who display their wonderful art in the gallery. John is ready for a new chapter in his life, so he will be retiring from the gallery and will become an Emeritus member. Everyone at the gallery wishes him the best, we hope many of his friends and family come to help him celebrate a long and successful art career. The evening will include complimentary refreshments and live music provided by guitarist Jacob Weakland. The Olathe Visual Artists will also have a special display up all month as well.

The reception is being held at the First Art Gallery of Olathe 11951 Strang Line Rd. in the Olathe Station Shopping Center

Original Acrylic Paintings by John Burns

Artist Statement
I did not start out as a child loving to paint or draw. I was 45 years old when after watching Bob Ross on TV, I decided to try my hand at it. It was not too bad for the first try, so I continued on. I attended three week long classes that Bob and his assistants provided. I became a Bob Ross certified instructor. I taught for about 8 years. I have been painting in oils but decided to try acrylics and have been painting in that medium ever since.
John W Burns
Olathe, Kansas

John will have his paintings specially priced to sell, since he will be moving on!

To see more information about John Burns visit his website

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Our friends at The First Gallery of Olathe would like to share this summer’s schedule of children’s classes with us.

LOOK WHAT’S NEW FOR SUMMER!

SUMMER CLAY & DRAWING CLASSES FOR CHILDREN

WEEKLY CLAY CLASSES–   Ages 7- 15


These are some examples of the clay projects

  • All materials provided
  • Mondays 
  • Dates: June 11,18, 25  July 9,16,23,30 & Aug 6
  • Time: 1:15-2:15 pm or 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Cost:   $25. Per class per child Or 4 classes $90. (per child) You chose the dates & the time slot  

Students will make eight clay projects that have an ocean 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.

INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac 913-681-1220  email: ruthbukovac@sbcglobal.net

 DRAWING LESSONS – Ages: 7-15

  • Mondays 4pm-5pm
  • All materials provided 
  • Class size limited
  • Dates: June 11,18,25  July 9,16,23,30 & Aug 6

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.
INSTRUCTOR: Ruth Bukovac 913-681-1220 email: ruthbukovac@sbcglobal.net
 
 
 
 
CLASS ENROLLMENT IS AT THE FIRST ART GALLERY OF OLATHE
HOURS: Wed. 3-9 pm, Thurs. 12-9 pm, Fri. 3-9pm, Sat. 11-9pm, Sun. 1-6pm

Located in the Olathe Station shopping Center next door to Game Stop

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2018 Sunflower Artfest Call to Artists

The application for this year’s Sunflower Artfest is now available online at www.desotoartsks.org.  Deadline May 1st.

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NEW ART FAIR!

Olathe Visual Artists is excited to announce that we are co-sponsoring the first ever Olathe Station Art Fair to be held June 9th & 10th 2018 at 119th and Strang Line Road!  Committees have been formed and we encourage all members to be involved to make this fair a huge success!

2018 Art Fair 12018 Art Fair 2

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