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Upcoming Workshops

Dyan Newton - Hecho in MexicoDyan Newton – Acrylic Painting Workshop

Saturday May 10, 2014 12-4pm or Thursday May 22, 2014

Cost: $60-Members $75-Non-Members

Level: Beginner to Advanced

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Ned Mueller

Ned Mueller – The Art of Seeing – Making a Painting Work

Friday – Sunday, May -23-25, 2014, 9:30am – 4:00 daily

Cost: $300-Members $350-Non-Members

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Ongoing Classes


Cherine Marie Kuster

Beginning Watercolor Painting with Cherine Marie Kuster

1-4pm. $150-Members, $165-Non-Members

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Simply Printmaking with Brian Guffey

$135 for Members, $150 for Non-Members

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Amarillo Art Institute - Open StudioOpen Studio


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Emin Abbasov - SaddleClassical Oil Painting with Emin Abbasov

1-4pm.  $150-Members, $165-Non-Members

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Amarillo Art Institute - Clay Class - Alex GregoryAdult Clay Class with Alex Gregory

6:30-9pm. $165-Members, $180-Non-Members

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photoBeginner Pastel with Lee Blakeney

9:30am-Noon. $135-Members, $150-Non-Members

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Vance McSwainBeginner Oil with Vance McSwain

10am-Noon. $140-Members, $155-Non-Members

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Pam Allison - Weaving ClassWeaving Class with Pam Allison

12:30-3pm. $135-Members, $150-Non-Members

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Emin Abbasov - Saddle

Classical Oil Painting with Emin Abbasov

6-9pm.  $150-Members, $165-Non-Members

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Emin Abbasov - Saddle

Classical Oil Painting with Emin Abbasov

1-4pm.  $150-Members, $165-Non-Members

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Adult Clay Class

Adult Clay Class with Nannette Womack

6:30-9pm. $165-Members, $180-Non-Members

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Open Demo By Amarillo Art Institute Instructors Including Emin Abbasov – 11am-1pm

Beginning Glass with Matt McUne – TBA

First Friday Art Walk – first Friday of every month 5-9pm


brian-guffey-sculpture10Contemporary Sculpture and Three-Dimensional Design with Brian Guffey

$135 for Members, $150 for Non-Members

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Ned Muller Workshop Rescheduled from April 25-27 to May 23-25

Last Light St. Ives - England- Ned Mueller

Last Light St. Ives – England- Ned Mueller

Dear artists and friends,

I’m super excited that Ned Muller is joining us in Amarillo!  However, our scheduled workshop date of April 25-27 must be rescheduled for Ned.  He has asked that we schedule the workshop next month on May 23-25.  I am hoping that is a great weekend for you to get in here and learn from a really special master artist and man who will change your life as an artist forever!  A reminder of the incredibly affordable workshop price of $300 for Members and $350 for Non-Members.  Please let me know asap if this workshop date in May will work for all of you!

Make plans to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime workshop at a wonderful workshop price!




Ned Mueller

Ned Mueller

Friday – Sunday, May 23-25, 2014, 9:30am – 4:00 daily
Cost: $300.00-Members $350-Non-Members

All Paint Media Welcome
($100 deposit required to reserve spot in workshop)

Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ned Mueller was raised in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman, Montana. His excellent skills in depicting the human figure, animals and landscapes have earned him prestige and numerous awards. He graduated from the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles, and worked as an illustrator for twenty-five years including work for Disney Imagineering before becoming a full-time painter. He has been inspired by such greats as Harley Brown, Richard Scmid, Bettina Steinke, and Sergei Bongart. Ned is a member of the Northwest Rendezvous Group, the Oil Painters of America, the Plein Air Painters of America, the Knickerbocker Society, and the California Art Club. Ned is a very accomplished and highly respected artist who has been drawing and painting for over 60 years. He is a graduate of the prestigious Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. He has participated in many of the major invitational shows in the country, including the “Artists of America,” Great American Artists’,” “Prix de West,” “Oil Painters of America,” “Pastel Society of America,” “The Northwest Rendezvous,” and the annual “Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition.” His work has been on display in some of the Finest Galleries in the country, and his award-winning work is included in many private fine art collections. [Read more...]

Guido Frick Workshop to be Held May 30 – June 1

May 30 – June 1, 2014 - 9AM – 4PM 

Members – $600 Non-Members $700

($100 deposit to hold your spot in workshop)

German impressionist artist, Guido Frick will be at the Amarillo Art Institute on MAY 30 – JUNE 1 for a three day workshop.  Guido has been referred to as one of the “up & coming” artists of our time. Guido began his art career by enrolling in an art academy in Constance, his home-town in southern Germany, Frick decided on landscapes for his subject matter, and became “absolutely dedicated to painting outdoors.” Now living in Germany as well as in USA… , Frick conducts Workshops for Student painters while he explores the land on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. His brilliant colors and loose impressionistic style are both things that you can learn in his class.

Contact AAI at 806-354-8802 or sign up online.  We have a supply list that we can email you after you register.  But, do so soon, as time is quickly approaching.

An African Journey – Children’s Art Extravaganza Camp

Art Extravaganza Camp - An African JourneyWhat: Children’s Summer Art Camp
When: June 24-26, Tuesday - Thursday
Where: Amarillo Art Institute
Time: 9am – Noon
Cost: $95 with all supplies included
Teacher: Carol Snelson
Other: Ages 6-12

Please dress in play clothes that can get messy!

Journey with us into the jungles of Africa where we will get creative in a wonderful and crazy way with animals, masks, portraits and all that is wild and fun! Learn about lions, tigers, elephants, giraffes, zebras and monkeys! We will paint, draw, and create amazing masterpieces as we go on safari and explore a land far away!

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Dyan Newton – ½-Day Acrylic Workshop

Dyan Newton - Hecho in Mexico

Dyan Newton – Hecho in Mexico

Saturday May 10, 2014 9am-4pm
Thursday May 22, 2014 9am-4pm
Cost for workshop: $75 – Members, $60 – Non-Members
Level: Beginner to Advanced

In my workshop, I will be sharing with you my style and technique of painting with vivid, loose acrylic brushstrokes. I will be demonstrating and then you will be painting step-by-step following me, with individual instruction.  We will be able to complete a painting in the one-day workshop.

My acrylic workshop is for beginners and intermediate painters.

My list of paints consists of Golden and Liqutex, some fluid acrylics and some in the tube.  Some of the cheaper brands of acrylics do not work as well.

Looking forward to painting with you.

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Pam Allison – Weaving – Unraveling the Mysteries

Pam Allison - Weaving Class

Pam Allison – Weaving Class

Wednesdays – Noon to 2:30 pm - 8 Week Workshop

Summer – June 11 – Aug 6 (no class on July 2)

Fall - Sept 10 – Oct 29 

Level: Beginners to intermediate

Amarillo Art Institute Members: $135, Non-members: $150
(Please Pay Early to Reserve Your Spot.)

*Some supplies are included

With hand on shuttles, we will sample different looms and weave structures on a path to better understanding and experience the dance of color, texture, and design in the realm of fiber.

Pam Allison took up the shuttle in 1980 as a weaving student in Amarillo (Amarillo Art Center) of Sarah Martha Puckett, her now longtime mentor and friend. A decade ago, she began exploring the creative potential of the most ancient textile, felted fibers.

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Pastel Basics with Lee Blakeney

Lee Blakeney9:30am-Noon
Instructor – Lee Blakeney

This is a class for anyone who already knows a love of pastel painting of a beginner who wants to learn all the basics. Each class will afford the opportunity to do group as well as individual painting projects for each class period. Teacher will supply pastels and supplies for anyone in class. Students will learn about pastels in a fun and positive environment. Everyone is welcome.

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