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BAG Mission Statement:
To be south Florida's visual arts leader whose primary objective is to educate, encourage and promote artistic growth in our multicultural community.

The Basics 8-installment focused class series

An 8-installment focused class series

Whether you have no formal art training, or just need to freshen up some of your fundamentals, “The basics” breaks it down to the core, so you have a stronger foundation to support your work.

Each 2-hour class in the series is a very specific, focused lesson on each of the following topics:

  • Textures
  • Composition
  • Shadow & Light
  • Perspective
  • Using Color
  • Anatomy
  • Tools and Materials
  • Releasing Creative Blocks



Series Pre-Registration Discount for BAG Members Only

Pre-register for the entire series, and get one class free!

Registration - The Basics: 8-part Series
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Textures - January 12th , 1:00-3:00pm
Learn how to effectively use texture in a composition to create a focal point, balance, variety and unity. Discover how as an artist you can incorporate actual, simulated, or invented textures into your artwork to create a strong and interesting composition. In this workshop we'll explore the various uses of texture by the masters, and how to choose the approach that works best for your own art.

  • Actual, simulated and invented textures as well as rubbings 
  • effective use of texture in a composition to create a focal point, balance, variety and unity. 

    Possible activity:

  • drawing samples of simulated textures 
  • texture rubbings in an abstract composition 
  • invented texture in fantasy or surrealism 
  • actual texture in a collage

Your Instructor

Andrea Huffman

After thirty-one years as an art educator in Broward County Schools, Andrea Huffman left full time teaching in 2011 to pursue her own work as a textile artist. Ms. Huffman’s fiber art has been in juried, group and solo exhibits throughout Florida and the U.S. She has also received several awards and recognitions, including a summer residency at the prestigious Hermitage Artist Retreat in Sarasota, Florida and several Broward County Creative Investment Grants. Her work can be seen at

Registration - The Basics: Textures
Name of Student(s)

Claudia Castillo Art Marty Karmiol Piano Tuning David Meulemans North Beach Gallery Marty Kaye Music

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