Pasco County has a gem of an Art Center, filled with super friendly, talented people, who enjoy sharing their work, teaching and learning from one another. The center is where the Pasco Art Council meets, and where classes and workshops are held in a variety of media. Visiting the center is quite inspiring, as you can see so many exciting projects in the works, such as amazing intricate canes being built in the polymer clay area, and new ideas abounding. The members of this group have been dedicated to creating a place where beginners are welcome as well as being frequently visited by the more experienced professional artists, many of whom teach there.
Laura G. Knox, Director of the Pasco Arts Council and the Art Center, is now announcing the new Fall line up of classes available there. Registrations for classes at the Pasco Arts Council are now being accepted for the Fall I and Fall II classes for 2013. Over twenty classes and workshops are available to choose from, including pottery, painting in all mediums, stone carving, and drawing. The center is offering Saturday art classes for kids ages 8 through 13. There are art classes for middle school students on Tuesday afternoons, and on Wednesday, clay classes are available for the homeschooled.
Early registrations are encouraged as the Pasco Arts Council will be closed for the month of August. Visit the web site for the full schedule of classes and workshops being offered beginning September 3, 2013.
There is a summer program for children too.
Instructors at the art center are:
Jenna Star Friedman
The railroad club meets weekly at the center, which houses their model train set-ups in the basement of the building.
The 7th Annual Jacaranda Poetry Contest and Festival was held at the center on April 20, 2013. The poems can be read on the web site. The winners are:
First place, Linda Breeden for her poem, “Love’s Unfolding”.
Second Place, Leo Thibault for “The Hive”.
Third Place, Art Langan for “Sardonic Sonnet”.
Honorable Mention, Lisa Fabian for “Anubis”.
Honorable Mention, Joan Thomas for “The Eye of the Modern Day Woman”.
Honorable Mention, Holly Bliss for “Little Birds”.
The Art Center is located in Holiday, in Centennial Park, adjacent to Centennial Park Library and the Baker House. The center is in the beautiful Anderson House, which is on the National Registry of historical homes in Florida. There is a gift shop inside where you can purchase unique, one-of-a-kind items, suitable for gifts or decor for your home.
Pasco Arts Council rotates the art gallery in 6 to 8 week intervals, so there is almost always art on the walls, featuring local artists. Some local artists sell their work through the Pasco Arts Council. People are welcome to come by when they are open to see the art.
Public hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm,
Friday and Saturday, 9 am to 1 pm (closed Sunday and Monday and Holidays).
The Pasco Arts Council’s Art Center will be closed from August 1 through 31, 2013 and will re-open on Tuesday, September 3rd.
The Art Center will also be closed on Saturdays through July.
The center is wheelchair accessible, and there is plenty of parking available. Admission is free.
The Pasco Arts Council is a nonprofit organization established in 1979 by the Pasco Board of County Commissioners. It serves all of Pasco County.
Pasco Arts Council, 5744 Moog Road, Holiday, FL 34690
(Directly behind the Centennial Library)
(727) 845-7322, E-mail: email@example.com
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