These extraordinary art experiences will be held in NorthPark's Nordstrom Court or outdoors in its beautiful greenspace, CenterPark where students may choose from such workshops as Ink Imagery Portraits, Plein Air Watercolor, Urban Sketching, IPhone Photography, Stained Glass, Sketchbook Journaling, Mixed Media Painting. Additional workshops for the remainder of the year are in the planning stages. To register for a workshop, visit the Creative Arts Center website.
According to Diana Pollak, Executive Director, of the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, this is a unique partnership between two 50-year-old organizations both dedicated to making the arts accessible in our lives. "We have always had a strong relationship with NorthPark, often offering drop-in art activities in the shopping center, said Ms. Pollak, "But when NorthPark selected CAC as one of its beneficiaries for its 50th anniversary in 2015, the relationship deepened. We believe students will greatly benefit from creating art in a community gathering space filled with museum-quality art."
The launch of this new partnership is one of several activities the Creative Arts Center has planned for Dallas Arts Month. Other programs include the Business of Art: Markets for Artists professional development seminar on April 1 at the Latino Cultural Center in collaboration with the Business Council for the Arts (BCA) and the Dallas Arts Dealers Association (DADA); a pop-up student ceramic show to be held in conjunction with the Dallas Pottery Invitational on April 21-23 at The Empire Room in the Dallas Design District; and participation with other art programming, including NorthPark's ArtROCKS! event on April 8, the Office of Cultural Affairs' Family Day on the Ron Kirk Bridge on October 15 and at the Dallas Arboretum's ArtScape April 28-30.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE ARTS CENTER
Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) nurtures a community where people discover, develop and express their artistic vision. Located on a two-acre campus four miles east of downtown Dallas, CAC offers more than 500 classes and workshops per year in such disciplines as ceramics, clay sculpture, drawing, glass, jewelry, metal arts, mosaic, painting, photography, printmaking and stone carving. The 50-year-old organization also offers free arts programming to disadvantaged children. Not only a visual arts school, CAC is also a thriving arts community for a diverse range of students from teens to seniors.
ABOUT NORTHPARK CENTER
NorthPark Center is the finest shopping experience and the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest with more than 230 stores and restaurants, including more than 70 market exclusives. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy's and Dillard's, NorthPark Center offers an unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques set amid internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st century art, award-winning architecture and extraordinary landscaping, as well as a 1.4-acre garden, CenterPark, and a state-of-the-art movie theatre, AMC NorthPark 15. NorthPark Center surpassed $1.2 billion in sales in 2016 and consistently ranks as one of the top five performing shopping centers in the United States. NorthPark Center is North Texas' number one tourist destination and is conveniently located five miles from downtown Dallas and 35 miles from Fort Worth.