epJuly 2019: El Camino Real, A Journey Through Texas History
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, Sep. 21st, 2019, 1-5:00pm.
Let's Paint Texas!
1-4:00pm; ($40, supplies provided)
Using the beloved, familiar Texas landscape all around us, students will gain new tools in how to realize their ideas into worthwhile art work. While learning basic techniques of color and composition, Instructor, Bobbi Boyd, will help students create a simple “impressionistic” painting using watercolors or pastels.
All supplies are provided, and students can bring in a photo of their favorite Texas landscape. Otherwise, Bobbi will have several photos to choose from. Ages 16 and up are welcome.
Native American Crafts for Kids
1-4:00; Cost: Free, donations welcome. Stop by the kids room and enjoy some craft time, with projects that are all about the Tonkawa tribe that lived here in the Bastrop area and beyond for centuries. Kids will learn all about the Tonkawa people, and learn a few words to practice with friends. Youth Instructor, Louise Placek is back to lead this fun event for kids of all ages. All supplies provided.
Demo~ Sketches and Giveaways with Vicky Balcou
2:00-4:00, $10/ sketch. Artist Vicky Balcou will create quick and complex figures and real time sketches right before your eyes. Her unique drawings will be sold to visitors at her table.
Book Signing with Bastrop Author, Angela Castillo
2-4:00pm, free admission: Bastrop author, Angela Castillo, completed a series of novellas about women who faced hardships and overcame them in 1800’s Texas. She will be available to sell and sign her latest works, as well as a few kids books.
Pan Dulces from Jalisco's!
1:00-5:00 (Cash only) Pan Dulces, the traditional pastries from Mexico, come in a variety of flavors and styles. Bastrop’s Jalisco’s restaurant will be set up with many choices of these delicious treats for sale, and ready to eat or take home.
Bastrop Chick Line Dancers Performance
2-2:30pm. Free Admission! Donations welcome. Bastrop’s own Chick Line Dancers are back for another fun show at the Art Center! These ladies are pure Texas! They will also teach a short dance to the audience at the end.
Wendish Egg Decorating Demos
1-4:00pm, Items for sale at the table: Originally immigrating from a Slavic island off the coast of Germany, the Wends landed in Galveston in 1854 after a treacherous journey. They left Galveston after a few weeks, and traveled to present day Serbin, Tx and surrounding areas, where they established a new home. Central Texas offered fertile land and religious freedom, and their culture and heritage remain vibrant today in Central Texas. One of their cultural traditions is ornate and colorful egg decorating. The Wends have four techniques of decorating eggs: Wax Batik, Embossed, Acid, and Scratch. The most commonly used technique in Texas is the Wax Batik. Ladies from the Texas Wendish Heritage Museum in Giddings, Tx will demonstrate their methods of decorating, and have traditional Wendish items for sale at their table.
Live Performance- Celtaire String Band
4:00-5:00, (Free! Donations welcome). Bring the whole family for a step back in time with the sounds of Bluegrass, Folk, and Celtic songs performed by the Celtaire String Band. They dress in 19th century period costume, and offer instruments to spectators, young and old, to join in the fun! Performance will be in the Art of the Pines Gallery, and seating will be available.