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Creative Arts Center of Dallas Announces Summer Classes and Workshops

The Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC), a nonprofit school of visual arts and community arts organization, geared to beginning, emerging and working artists has announced its summer schedule of more than 150 classes and workshops. Among the offerings that will be available to students 15 and up include Beginning Zentangle, Relief Printing, Illustration, Abstract Painting, Stone Carving and Welding.

The first six-week summer session will begin June 2 and run through July 13 and the second will run from July through August 31. Its visual arts instructors include well-known artists and art educators whose works are in public and private collections, including Sonia King, Eileen Biggs, Dave Kramer and Awadh Baryoum. Disciplines include ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, fiber arts, fused glass, jewelry, metal arts, mixed media, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking, stone carving and woodworking.

CAC has also teamed with Carve Literary Services to provide a stimulating series of creative writing classes and workshops, taught by award-winning writers and journalists, including Joe Milazzo, author of The Terraces (Das Arquibancadas); Pulitzer Prize winning writer, journalist and photographer Beatriz Terrazas; and Kristin vanNamen, a writer and educator who also serves as Managing Editor of Carve magazine. Six-week Fiction 101 classes will be taught by writer and Carve Editor-In-Chief Matthew Limpede.

New classes and workshops include a Sneak Peek at CAC, a six-session class that will sample many of the disciplines CAC has to offer; Mosaic Color Intensive; Calligraphy; Social Media for Artists; and Creative Collage. In addition, there will be special -priced ceramics workshops geared to elementary and secondary teachers which will provide in-service hours, as well as a Marine Watercolor workshop just for teens.

According to Ms. Pollak, the Creative Arts Center is a top destination for artists of all media to gather in North Texas. “CAC is not only a dynamic arts organization, it is also a thriving arts community,” said Ms. Pollak. “We offer a depth and breadth of arts instruction, fostering collaboration between students and instructors. As Mayor Mike Rawlings put it when he visited the Center, CAC is a place for the citizen artist.”

For nearly 50 years, the Creative Arts Center of Dallas has offered visual art classes to students from teenagers to senior citizens. CAC was founded as a public arts center in 1965 by well-known Mexican-American artist Octavio Medellin, and is now located in a converted elementary schoo

l building located four miles east of downtown Dallas. Each year more than 500 classes and workshops are offered to over 1,500 students, from teens to seniors. The Center also provides art education outreach to underserved youth.

For more information, please contact the Creative Arts Center of Dallas at 214/320-1275 or for a complete schedule of classes, instructors, times and fees visit CAC at

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