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Kids and Canvas Workshop Offered

Posted on October 21, 2013

Local artist Tela A. Webb offers a fun, hands on workshop for budding artists with “Kids and Canvas: Interpreting the Emotion of Color,? on Sunday, October 27, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Monday Painter?s Room of the South Arkansas Arts Center. The workshop is open to children ages 6-12 and the cost is $25 per child, which includes all supplies needed. Registration is limited to 15 students.  

Students will learn about the “colorist” movement of Abstract Expressionism and create a monochromatic/mixed media painting. Webb will use different media, techniques, and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories using only one main color and its variations.

Webb grew up in Fort Smith, and after graduating high school, she attended the University of Tulsa to study Anthropology and Art History. Webb graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Studio Art. For her graduate work, Webb moved to New York and received my Master of Arts degree in Art Education from the College of New Rochelle.  

After completing graduate school and working in Westchester county, New York, Webb moved to south Arkansas to be closer to her family and worked as an an adjunct instructor in the Art Department at Southern Arkansas University and taught elementary art in the Camden-Fairview school district.  

Webb has been involved with the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado for several years by serving on the Visual Arts steering committee and currently as the President of the Board of Directors. Webb maintains a studio space at Studio 207, a division of the South Arkansas Arts Center, where she makes her art and leads small group painting workshops.  

To register for the workshop, contact the SAAC office at (870) 862-5474. For more information about classes SAAC offers visit” “SeaPort Airlines Launches Network-Wide Food 4 Flight Canned Food Drive – Monday, October 28, 2013”