Summer Blooms Acrylics Workshop!!

I’m super excited to announce my collaboration with BRIT (the Botanical Research Institute of Texas at the Botanic Gardens) to present another all day acrylic workshop in their Adult Education program – Summer Blooms Acrylic Workshop!  We had so much fun last time I can’t wait to do it again!

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 June 10th
  • Time – 9am-4pm
  • Registration Deadline – June 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

Spring Into Art with ZanArt Classes at $10 OFF!

A big thank you to my wonderful students, both current and future – for allowing me to be a part of their artistic journey and thereby enriching mine. You may take advantage of this student appreciation offer through the end of April for as many ZanArt classes as you plan to attend through April!!   

Here’s the scoop to sign up on my Website – (preferred) : 

Follow the normal procedure if you have signed up on my website before but make sure to add the coupon code: 10OFFSPRINGINTOART when prompted   (you may reuse the code as many times as you wish until the promotion expires at the end of the month ) or follow these steps:

  1. Go to the  calendar page
  2. Click on the class you want to take
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the info and add ticket(s) to your cart
  4. Select get tickets
  5. You may add coupon code 10OFFSPRINGINTOART here or continue to add more classes first
  6. To add more classes return to calendar and repeat previous steps (your cart will keep a running total)
  7. Add coupon code 10OFFSPRINGINTOART– it will take $10 off every ticket you sign up for!
  8. Proceed to check out
  9. It will give you another chance to enter the code on the payment page if need be
  10. No need to notify me as I will be informed by the website but you may if you wish
  11. Don’t forget, you may reuse code as many times as you wish until it expires at the end of April!

Signing up directly through PayPal, Zelle or in class:

  1. Check Calendar for April classes
  2. Contact me to make sure there are seats left before sending payment
  3. If there are seats available, you may deduct $10 from the usual class price
  4. Make sure to include info on the class(s) that you are signing up for!

Dont hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

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
Click image to go to article!

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)