Sep 21, 2019: Around the World
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, Feb. 15th, 1-5:00pm.
Live Performance- Paula Maya
Paula Maya is coming to Bastrop! Paula brings her original music, blending Bossa Nova, Samba and other cultural influences.
She is a recording artist with seven albums released and songs in several compilations with artists such as Jimmy Cliff and Carolyn Wonderland. Maya’s seventh release is the single “Refugee,” Yellow House Records, 2019; 50% of sales will be donated to the Austin organization Casa Marianella.
Paula has been on the Top Ten Austin World and Jazz bands on Reverbnation for several months now, including Rank #1. In 2016 she was nominated Best Brazilian Musician living in the US by the Focus Web News Brazilian International Press Awards. Her band was voted one of the Top Ten World Music Bands in 2015 and 2014 in the Austin Chronicle Music Awards.
Van Gogh, Dreams of Japan
1-4:00pm; ($40, supplies provided)
Many of us are familiar with Van Gogh’s iconic paintings, but some may not know how much he was influenced by Japanese art. After seeing several Japanese works in Paris and other areas of Europe, he modernized his style with bright colors, 2 dimensional figures, and symbolic portrayals of the world. Instructor Bobbi Boyd is back for another Art Getaway class, and will show you Japanese art through Van Gogh’s eyes. Each student will complete a simple image in watercolor, in the style of Van Gogh.
This is an all level art class, with no art experience required. All supplies are provided, ages 16 and up are welcome.
1-4:00pm. Cost: Free, donations welcome to cover supplies.
Kids can stop by the kids room, between 1-4pm and learn about the traditional art of the indigenous people from Australia, the Aborigines. Their art work typically depicts animals, scenes from nature, or abstract images. Youth Instructor, Louise Placek, will allow kids to choose the animals and images they want to portray, using non toxic acrylic paints. This project is best for kids ages 5+. Watercolors and crayons will be available for younger kids. All supplies are provided.
Artist Demonstration with Gerardo Cordova
1:30-3:00pm; (Cost: free, original art work for sale)
Mandala dots are used around the world as a style of decorative and symbolic painting. Member artist, Gerardo Cordova, uses beautiful style and color palettes on different vessels and surfaces. Stop by for a chat between 1:30 and 3pm, and watch his process unfold. You can also purchase original works from Gerardo at his table.
Book Signing with Bastrop Author, John A. Schultz
2-4:00pm, Free Admission: Come meet Bastrop author, John A. Schultz, and discover John’s methods and approach to this timeless story of bravery, history, myths and magic. Following a young man, unsure of his ultimate destiny, you explore a complex and unsettled world. Original description excerpt:
“Petty lords battled each other across the land of Greater Xetas for a hundred weary years, sending seers and sages into short supply. Only ruins and myths remain of the peoples, places, and creatures that once filled it with magic and wonder. Even the meaning of the name of the land itself has been forgotten. Rife with warfare and small-mindedness, Xetas suffers for the deliverance of a hero.”
Sketches with Vicky
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.
Past Art Getaway Events, 2017- Present