Bountiful Blooms Acrylics Workshop!!

I’m super excited to announce my new collaboration with BRIT (the Botanical Research Institute of Texas at the Botanic Gardens) to present an all day acrylic workshop in their Adult Education program – Bountiful Blooms Acrylics Workshop!  Located on the Botanic Gardens grounds here in Fort Worth the BRIT building is a lovely facility whose mission is “to conserve our natural heritage by deepening our knowledge of the plant world and achieving public understanding of the value plants bring to life.”  As many of you know, this is a subject dear to my heart, so it brings me great pleasure to be given the opportunity to be a part of their education program by sharing fun serendipitous techniques to paint Mother Nature’s glorious flowers! In the morning the emphasis will be on guided technique and encouragement to play with various tools, including a catalyst wedge in preparation for the afternoon. After lunch, I will be painting along with you, using the techniques you have practiced, to guide you step by step in the creation of your own unique painting. 

Geared toward the beginner and experienced painter alike, you will walk away empowered and excited to apply what you’ve learned!

Interested? Here’s the scoop!

  • Saturday September 10th
  • Time – 9am-4pm
  • Registration Deadline – Sept 7th
  • $120/Non Member or $100/Member
  • Location – BRIT building
  • Materials & Supplies included
  • Morning and afternoon snack and drink provided
  • There will be a 30 min lunch break, participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch if needed
  • Sign up HERE

Thalo Spotlight Artist of the Month!

I am delighted and honored to have been selected as Spotlight Artist of the month for the Thalo artist community! I hope you will visit Thalo and read the written interview they had me answer. It was an awesome exercise for me to contemplate their questions and craft the answers to some things about my art I hadn’t thought about in the same way before 😊

Walk in the Rain 11×14 acrylic © Zan Savage
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Kindness Rocks Movement

“Never believe, that a few people can’t change the world.” – Margaret Mead.

With the introduction of ‘Flow Acrylics’ this year at various ZanArt classroom locations, I discovered there typically was a lot of snippets of leftover paint going to waste. As those that paint with me know, I do not like to throw good paint away. The search was on to do something positive with that leftover paint!

It was during my search, that my journey led me to the ‘Kindness Rocks Project’. Like my intention, this project was started to spread positivity and to make an act of kindness a connecting force between two strangers. So it was a perfect solution to encourage my students to use their left-over paints to pour beautiful stone canvases and add an inspirational quote if they chose. This was something that could bring a smile to someone’s face when they came across it. Something that would remind them that they are not alone. Now, pouring rocks is one of our favorite things to do even if we don’t have excess paint!

You can learn more about the national ‘Kindness Rocks Project’ on their website. (click here)