Next CTAL meeting: August 3, 2021
First Tuesday every month at 6:30 p.m.
Cultural Activities Center
Membership in Central Texas Art League gives you opportunities to meet other local artists and to participate in guild meetings
Upcoming Guild workshops:
GUILD MEETINGS are FREE to all CAC/CTAL members. (Join us by becoming a supporter)
Mixed Media guild: August 5th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (broken dish pottery mosaics)
Fiber guild: NEW August 19th, 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
(new skills in yarn, fabric, and more for artistic fiber creations--new people welcome to come discover the direction of this group) At the August meeting, show and tell by participants of different embellishment, quilt/sewing techniques as the group works to determine what demos or future classes will be offered.
Metalsmithing guild: July 20th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., (fold forming planned for this meeting)
Painting guild: July 27th, 6:00 p.m. (studio time with refreshments--bring your own work to work with)
DAYTIME media: TBD (Different Presenter each month)
OPEN STUDIO "MEET-UP": By reservation if space available in the downstairs art room at the CAC for CTAL members. Note that in the summer that the downstairs art room is used for some of the summer camp sessions for children during the day.
Meet up with fellow CTAL members to exchange ideas or use the art room as a studio to collaborate on your creative works. Free use of the space for CTAL members with a reservation based on space available. Bring your own supplies, projects and join the fun at the CAC. Use the time to invite a fellow member to share ideas or assist in development of your concept.
CTAL artists are making connections within the community to serve the needs of several agencies. Here's how:
1. Helping raise funds for local food pantries--
Through the making and selling of SOUPER BOWLS, these artists are donating time and talent so that you can learn about playing with clay, make a bowl or buy a bowl. Bowls will go on sale in September and October but you can come learn about making bowls on Tuesdays with a CTAL artist OR PLAN A SOUPER BOWL PARTY (see the adult class offereings on this website).
2. Helping raise funds for victims of family violence to be safe--
An upcoming exhibit for birdhouses (June) will feature fanciful birdhouses for sale in the Carabasi Gallery. The proceeds will benefit the Cultural Activities Center and Families in Crisis, Inc. which operates two shelters in Bell county for the benefit of victims of family violence. You can support both the CAC and Families in Crisis with the purchase of one of the birdhouses. Bird houses created by local artists are currently on sale in the gallery. With your $65 purchase of a bird house, $50 of the sales proceeds go directly to Families in Crisis, Inc., as a donation from the Cultural Activities Center and you.
3. Working toward sharing the creative process with local youth--
CTAL artists also volunteer to support programming at the Cultural Activities Center aimed at youth who might never have experienced the sense of accomplishment possible in visual and performing arts. These artists assist with teaching and designing projects for local groups and for the benefit of local school districts. Plus CTAL members are taking art to children who cannot come to the CAC such as the Teen Council at McLane Children's Hospital.
Anyone can join the fun and be a part of this group. Come see what is happening at the CAC.
Central Texas Art League
The Central Texas Art League was formed to promote the creative visual arts in the central Texas area and is open to visual artists of all levels.
The mission of the Central Texas Art League shall be the promotion of the creative arts within the Central Texas area by means of exhibits, programs, classes, and similar activities that promote the practice and appreciation of the visual arts.
CTAL serves as a support organization of the Cultural Activities Center as the central location for programs to develop new and innovative ways to bring central Texas residents and the arts together by inspiring exploration, involvement, and enjoyment in the arts. As a CTAL member, you are entitled to attend all of our general meetings, use the CAC art room during open studio, and participate in all CTAL sponsored events, including member exhibits. Our members contribute through volunteer efforts to ensure our events are successful and beneficial to all. New specialty guild meetings focus on a specific discipline with the Arts for members to share ideas, try new products and learn a new technique. These meetings are Free to the CTAL members except for the cost of materials at some meetings.
CTAL meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month in the downstairs art room at the CAC. Programs from Artists are usually held at each meeting. Membership dues are paid annually beginning in July and include an individual membership to the CTAL at a rate of $40 plus at least an Individual membership of $25.00 to the CAC (other levels of membership are available).
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Robert A. Guinn
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