Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Weekend...

Friday - Decorate your pumpkin this from 3:30 - 6pm at Oil and Cotton. $10 BYOP.
Saturday - Clay & Crepes 10am-12pm, $10 + clay
Sunday - Oil and Cotton is taking it on the road: $5 Arts and Crafts at Bolsa, 12-2pm
and in the Dallas Arts District 12-5pm.
...and don't miss the FREE Oil and Cotton Haunted Haus! 6-8pm.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Masks, Magic, and Mayhem...

Lizzy taught a mask making this Saturday. The studio was full of leather, feathers, glitter, and glow. THANKS to all of our students. Visit our facebook album to see more...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Long Stitch Books!

Join us this Friday for the next installment of our bookbinding series. Take one or more of our ongoing bookbinding series and create a model collection of book structures. This is a versatile book structure that lends itself to books designed and printed on standard-sized papers. Writers, artists and book binders can modify this structure to meet their needs. The long stitch book structure dates from the 14th century. These books provide a non-adhesive, mechanical tight back that has a full and easy opening despite a rigid spine. We purchased this beautiful French paper from our favorite local paper merchant, Paper Arts. The paper looks like a 1950's kitchen floor. Sweet! Click here to register.
Teacher: Shannon Driscoll
Price: $65

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Clay and Crepes!

Join us every Saturday from 10am to noon for open clay studio. This sweet baby left his footprint and other neighbors made leaf bowls. Studio fee $10 plus $5/lb of clay. Jean and Pierrette will be serving French crepes in our side yard. YUM!!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Birthdays, weddings, meetings and more...

Our historic building is available for fiestas and gatherings of all kinds. Contact us if you would like to throw a birthday party, host a shower, or just get together. We organize creative retreats for professionals, birthdays for kiddos, and fundraisers for community organizations. Deanne's gal pals had a wedding decorating party in our digs last night. We made hundreds of paper flowers for her big day this Sunday. Congratulations to the lovebirds!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eno's - Project Pizza

Oil and Cotton is hosting a craft project for children every Wednesday evening from 6pm to 7:30pm at our favorite local pizza place, ENO'S! Parents may leave children with Oil and Cotton while they enjoy food and drinks. This week we are making masks. Next week children will make trick or treat bags. The cost of the craft project is $10 per child. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Homeschool Art Class

Clare made an awesome Cave Canem, beware of dog, mosaic in the Homeschool Art Class. She learned about Pompeii and about rendering form using light, medium, and dark values.

Next week our homeschool group will begin October's focus - the art of the Renaissance period. Students will use one-point perspective to create an original painting on a wood panel. Sign up now to join the class, Wednesdays from 11am-12pm.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Papel Picado...

Yesterday was spent exploring the art of papel picado. Thanks to our nomadic helpers, Hailie and Marla. Look out for these gals in Marfa this weekend!
In preparation for our fall classes at Bows and Arrows we made a string of papel picado and big dream catchers. Leather cut-outs, feathers, painted sticks and magnolia pods were used to decorate the dream catchers. Contact Alica and Adam at Bows and Arrows to register!

Monday, October 4, 2010


This weekend we had our first open clay workshop! Join us for the Family That Paints Together this Saturday from 10am to 11am!
This Saturday join us for the second part of our fibers series on felting. Felt is the oldest textile known to man, and has been created for centuries all over the world for use as clothing, shelter, rugs, and art. Participate in this non-woven fabric making legacy. Lizzy has developed a four part workshop series that will explore the traditions and process of felting from dying wool rovings to using felt to draw, build and as a way to create both decorative and functional objects. This class will explore hand dyeing of wool. Students interested in gaining a deeper understanding of this versatile art material should consider registering for the full four part series. Go here to register!
Teacher: Lizzy Wetzel
Price: $65

Friday, October 1, 2010

This Saturday - Clay and Cyanotypes...

In part one of this two session class students use their hands to build artwork out of earth clay. The clay will be fired to prepare for part two of the class where students learn to glaze. This Saturday from 10-11:30.
This class will introduce students to the history of the Cyanotype process. Students will learn how to mix chemicals to make sensitizing solutions and application techniques for coating various papers, fabric. Photograms may be created with botanical specimens, feathers, lace, stencils, and other objects (no film, camera, or negatives needed for photograms). Most of the class will take place outside, as sunlight will be used to expose the Cyanotypes.

This workshop is adaptable for participants of all ages and levels of experience.
Teacher: Shannon Driscoll
October 2nd, 1-3pm