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Tampa Realistic Artists was formed in 1956, by people dedicated to furthering the ideals and principals of fine art, providing services to artists and the community to establish and maintain a permanent Art Gallery in the interest of “Art to Live With”, and to offer art education through exhibitions, seminars, lectures, demonstrations, workshops, etc. for cultural enlightenment in the community. Through our services and education and outreach activities, our objective is to serve artists and to increase the public’s awareness of art.
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WEDNESDAYS: September 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th.
Experimental Watercolor with Sue Allen NWS, FWS
September 7, 14, 21 and 28 1:30PM-4:00PM Cost: Total 10 hours for $60.00
This class is designed to introduce a new technique each week for four weeks in September. Students will pour, splatter and run watercolor and
acrylic paint until totally original images emerge. Emphasis will be on design and composition, color and contrast. Sue will demonstrate each step
in her process and help students create their own original works of art. We hope you will want to come along on this fun experience. Click for SUPPLY LIST
| Aug 20 & 21
Watercolor Aug 23rd – Sept 16th
Watercolor on Paper
|Sept 17 & 18|
Introducing "Expressing Memories", a program for adults in the early stages of dementia. This program, which helps individuals use art to express themselves, is presented by TRA in conjunction with the Alzheimer's Association. The participants need no previous art training, the program is free and art materials will be supplied. The program will be on Tuesdays starting November 4, from 1 to 2:30 PM.
TRA needs your help
Your TRA board is thinking ahead to our needs for next year and would like to see more participation from the membership. We need your input and fresh ideas.
Other areas of interest for you -- Building Maintenance — Fundraising --Recording Secretary (typists, please!) - Hospitality Coordinator - Librarian — Historian (scrapbooking anyone?) — always in need of Docents to keep the Center open -
Let’s hear from you all!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. We need your help. We need volunteers for docents and we also need members for the Board. Please see Board of Directors page for open positions.