Friday, May 27, 2011


We hope you have a fun filled weekend with family and friends. Join us at Oil and Cotton Monday, June 30th at 8pm for the MEMORIAL DAY EDITION of our Anemic Cinema!! Celebrate with sensational cinema and enter the world of artist Mathew Barney through his film Drawing Restraint 9. Special surprises in store! BYOB + Food for pot luck fun! Always an interesting experience!

Summer Camps!!!

Join us this summer for one day or week long summer camps. Children will use music, drawing, painting sculpture, and yoga to explore their creativity. Learn more on our website and register online. See you soon!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Hyperbolic Crochet - AMAZING!

We just finished our first hyperbolic crochet class. Students formed a movable sculpture and explored the endless possibilities of hyperbolic crochet.

Oak Cliff Visual Speedbump Art Tour and Student Exhibit

This weekend we participated in the annual Oak Cliff Art Tour. Artists, galleries and art spaces opened up their doors to the community. Oil and Cotton took the opportunity to exhibit student work. Guest were invited to take part in a community collage project, resulting in an explosion of color and paper scraps. The evening was capped off with a performance by David Daniels. Thanks to all of the friends, family, and neighbors that visited.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hyperbolic Crochet this SUNDAY

Don't miss this unique opportunity to explore the traditional craft of crochet blended with math and art. Join us this Sunday from 11-2pm for a beginning level crochet class taught by self-taught crocheter, Anne Lawrence. Register online here.
Learn more about Hyperbolic Crochet in this New York Times article about the Coral Reef project.

Mother's Day!

We had a group of six sweet little boys join us for our Mother's Day craft this Friday.  Each created a rainbow bouquet of paper flowers for their moms and grandmothers. Our $10 FRIDAY crafts are usually scheduled around holidays. Look for more information on our website or blog. Sign up for our mailing list for regular updates.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Beer Brewing Class and Oak Cliff Brew Riot

This weekend we finished our 2-day home-brewed beer workshop. Students bottled two types of beer and left with two six packs of the final results! Don't miss the BrewRiot Homebrew Beer Festival May 22, 4-8pm in Bishop Arts.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Celebrate your MOM! Thoughtful gifts and class gift certificates are available at Oil and Cotton. Join us this week and make a gift from the heart for your mom, grandmother, sister, or loving other. Friday from 3:30-4:30 ($10) learn to make a paper flower bouquet from tissue paper and vintage book pages. This class is open to all ages. Preregistration is recommended.
Make a Paper Chandelier this Friday evening from 6-9pm ($50). Learn the traditional art of the pajaki, a paper chandelier. Use various materials such as tree branches, feathers, decorative papers, twine and shells to construct this sweet interpretation of an old fashioned craft. Register here.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Felted Ponchos

This weekend we hosted a felted poncho class. The studio was exploding with color, pattern, and WOOL!
You can see more images on our Facebook page. Register for our next felting class here.

Texture, Repetition, Overlay and Feathers...

Last Friday our young artists studied Greek art, mythology and TEXTURE. Students learned about the winged goddess Nike and looked at examples of repeated pattern found in nature. Students cut various sizes of paper feathers and overlapped them to form colorful wing collages.