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Art Fridays

Alla Prima Figure Painting
Workshop by Nathan Madrid, TWU Adjunct

Friday, November 13, 9am-2pm
Visual Arts Building, Room 110

Open to TWU Visual Arts students, this workshop will focus on the fundamentals of painting the figure from life through the use of Alla Prima, a wet on wet process.  The workshop will also introduce experimentation and exploration of other contemporary techniques.  Students will study, proportion, gesture, light, shadow, value, and color relationships to structure, mass, and form. 

Students will need to bring materials.  For more information or to register, visit

News & Events

P. A. C., the TWU Visual Arts Photographic Artists Coalition, is hosting Lindsey Miller on campus for a seminar on the Business of Photograpy on Friday, November 20, from 1pm-2:30pm.  Ms. Miller is a professional photographer and current business owner.  Attendees of the seminar will gain knowledge on how to market their work, price photographs, and other every-day business practices including sales tax, client communications, and invoicing.

This seminar is open to current Visual Arts students.  Space is limited, registration required.

Did you miss any of our recent events?  Be sure to check out the photos from the Graduate Open Studios, the Mini Maker Fair, Art Friday and more!

Lindsey Dunnagan, TWU Painting Alumni, is featured in the current issue of New American Paintings. Congratulations, Lindsey!  More Information.

Delta Phi Delta presents the 33rd Annual Italian Night!  The event will take place in the lobby of the Visual Arts Building on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, from 5-7pm.  Tickets are 8$ per person in advance/$10 per person at the door.  Children 8 years old and under are free.  To purchase advance tickets online, please visit

Tanya Synar, TWU Faculty, with Carrie Adamson-Riefler and Bernardo Vallarino, TWU Graduate students, and Tahella Rose, TWU Undergraduate student, will represent TWU at the Texas Atomic Iron Commission later this week.  They will conduct an iron-pour and demonstrate mold-making for the students of the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy in Grand Prairie, Texas.  Way to go, TWU faculty and students!

Danielle Khoury, TWU Photography Alumni, will have an exhibition of her series "Becoming Mother" at Gallery 76102 in Fort Worth, Texas.  The exhibition will run from October 8 through November 30 and will hold an opening reception on October 8, from 6-8pm.

Colby Parsons, TWU Faculty, Vance Wingate, TWU Staff, Leigh Ann Williams, TWU Alumni, Deedra Baker, TWU Photography MFA, and Donna Park, TWU Painting MA, were selected for Art in the Metroplex at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center.  This year over 200 artists entered the competition and Juror Peter Doroshenko of the Dallas Contemporary selected 34 pieces of the 600 submitted.  The exhibition will run from October 9 - 30, 2015 with a reception to be held on October 9, from 6-9pm.  Congratulations, TWU faculty, staff, alumni, and students!  More Information.

Congratulations Colby Parsons, TWU Faculty, for winning Best in Show in the Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics!  The Zanesville Prize exhibition will be held at the Zanesville Museum of Art in Zanesville, Ohio, from September 25, 2015 through January 2, 2016.  More Information.

Bailey Chapman, TWU Painting Alumni, and Bernardo Vallarino, TWU Sculpture student, are featured in the group exhibition "It's Complicated" at the ART7 Crockett Community Gallery.  The exhibition will run until
November 2.  More Information.

Brett Dyer, TWU Alumni, won the President's Scholar Award 2015-2016 at North Lake College.  He will give a presentation in Irving on his award winning paper, "Conceptual Metamorphosis", November 5, from 2-2:30pm.  He will also be the keynote speaker at North Lake's 2016 graduation ceremony.  Congratulations Brett! More Information.
Professor Cory Stuckenbruck, longtime TWU Visual Arts professor and mentor to many TWU students passed away on Sept. 7, 2015. Corky will be missed very much at TWU. She was a very energetic and devoted teacher to the students in the Department of Visual Arts. Please follow this link to a remembrance from her husband, Mark Smith. More Information.

Delta Phi Delta / The Art Honors Society

Delta Phi Delta would like to invite you to join the Society!
What we do each semester:

  • Raise student scholarship money (via our annual fundraising dinner)
  • Go on outings together
  • Participate in other campus events
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Earn honor cords when you graduate as an active member
  • Great experience to put down on your Resume
  • Networking
    Contact Ashlyn Lee:, for more information on joining Delta Phi Delta and for meeting times. Information Flyer.



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Art Friday

Alla Prima Figure Painting

With Nathan Madrid,
TWU Adjunct

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