Art Getaway is an immersive event held at the Lost Pines Art Center in Bastrop, Texas, on the third Saturday of every other month from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Experience a variety of hands-on activities, including classes and workshops, make-and-take masterpieces, and a kid’s arts & crafts table. Plus, enjoy artist demonstrations, music, exhibits, and more, guaranteed to pique the creativity in everyone! All ages are welcome. Admission is FREE! (Some classes may require a registration fee.)
Our next Art Getaway will be held on:
Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 1:00-5:00pm
Intro to Tape Painting
2:00-4:00pm; ($45, supplies provided) Join Member Artist Tracy Loring as she guides you through the process of creating your own unique abstract piece of art. Using tape and acrylic paint applied to a canvas, you’ll be dazzled at what you can come up with. The best part is the reveal! The cost is $45, and all supplies are included. You take home your beautiful painting on a 16 x 20 canvas. Click the tab for more info and registration. Ages 16 and up are welcome.
1:00-3:00pm; ($40) Many professional photographers are using iPhones now to create award winning photos, and now you can learn how to navigate through various hidden camera features on your phone. All you will need for this class is your iPhone, and paper and pen for note taking. Member artist Robin Jordan will explain focus and exposure, as well as editing with your phone, and using available apps. You will spend some time in the classroom going over the basics, and then venture out around the Art Center to try various techniques and shots. Click on the tab for more info and registration. Ages 16 and up are welcome.
Blow Your Own Glass
2:00-5:00; ($45, supplies provided) Venture out to the new Glass Silo for “Blow your Own Glass” sessions with Glass Artist Mark Rendulic. You will create a glass flower or sun catcher with hands on guidance from Mark. No experience is required, and you will create a beautiful, unique glass item that will be ready the following Monday, once the item has been heated overnight. Each person can register for a 20 minute slot, and there are bleachers in front of the silo for viewing. Ages 14 and up.
Demo~Figures and Cartoons with Vicky Balcou
2:00-4:00, Free! Artist Vicky Balcou will create quick and complex figures and cartoon images right before your eyes. Her unique drawings will be given away to visitors at her table.
Community Table- Coloring Zentangles
1:00-4:00p; Free Admission! Take a seat at the Community Table and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Pre-drawn St. Patty’s Day Zentangle images will be ready for you to fill in with fine coloring supplies. Feel free to create your own images as well! The Community Table is always a popular spot to relax, create, and make new friends. Ages 12 and up are welcome, all supplies are provided.
Kids Free Time Crafts
1:00-4:00, Free admission. Kids of all ages can enjoy our St. Patty’s Day crafts in the Kids Room! The craft table will be filled with mounds of colorful craft supplies, and St. Patty’s Day items.
Treats and more at Tough Cookie Coffee Bar!
Get your fill of sweets and more at Tough Cookie Coffee Bar, now located in the Art Center! Enjoy their full coffee and tea menu, with light fare cuisine, and friendly service.
Live Music- Ragtime Willie
4:00-5:00, Free Admission, Donations welcome. Step back in time with singer/ songwriter Ragtime Willie. East Texas rags take on a new life played through the 5-string banjo with his bottle-neck slide. The range and depth of Will’s art do old-fashioned justice to venerable music from the likes of Sam Chatmon, John Carson, and D.H. Williams. This is a great show for the whole family, and seating will be available.
Special Performance~ The Bastrop Chick Line Dancers!
1:00-1:30, Free Admission, Donations welcome. Come enjoy a special performance with Bastrop’s very own Bastrop Chick Line Dancers. The group is based here in Bastrop at the Senior Center, and they are ready to move and shake. Admission is free, and donations are welcome. Bring the whole family and enjoy the show! Seating will be available.
Artist Demo with Athena Estrada
1:30-3:30; Free Admission: Athena Estrada creates a variety of artwork, from oil paintings to graphic novels and digital works. Her subject matter has a wide range as well, from surreal imagery to dog portaits. She has recently joined the 4 Views Gallery on the second floor of the Art Center, and has beautiful works for sale. Stop by her work station on the first floor for a chat, and watch her process unfold., Learn more about Athena here: https://discombobi.com/