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Call for Teaching Artist Applications

Emergent Arts is pleased to announce a Request for Teaching Artist Applications for Spring Break Camp 2017 and Summer Camp 2017. Spring and Summer Camps are for students age 5 to 14.

Emergent Arts is requesting applications from interested teaching artists in all disciplines of art to join our staff for Spring Break 2017 (March 21st – 24th) and/or Summer Camp 2017 (July). Classes and workshops should offer student artists exciting opportunities to explore various mediums and themes. Although camps are primarily visual arts based, applications in all types of creative writing and visual and performing arts are welcome.

Applications for Spring Break Camp are due by Monday, March 6th and Summer Art Camp are due by Monday April 3rd. All applications will be reviewed by the Programming Committee at that time.  Interested individuals must submit a letter of interest and resume, c.v or biographical information to support your qualifications as a teaching artist.

Application materials should be emailed or mailed to the address below:

Emergent Arts, attn. Programming Committee

341-A Whittington Ave

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Emergent Arts fosters creativity for emerging artists of all ages in Garland County and surrounding communities. They do this through a dynamic program of classes, workshops, gallery exhibits, and studio space. For more information about the organization and their programs please visit or stop by the gallery at 341-A Whittington Ave.

February is in full swing!


The Spring 2017 semester is in full swing at Emergent Arts and February has been a busy and exciting month!

We’ve enjoyed having new and returning kids in our Drawing (Kay Watkins), Painting (Jeri Hillis) and Clay(Jeri Hillis) classes.  We’ve also had a full slate of adult classes including Painting (Jeri Hillis), Clay (Jeri Hillis) and Jewelry Making(Chris Watkins). This semester we’ve also had several classes that encourage students to “drop in” if they cannot commit to all session meetings.  Such classes include ATS (American Tribal Style) Belly Dancing Level 1, Dancing in Flow (informal Belly Dancing practice) both taught by Gianna St. Grace as well as Tai-Chi Sun Style taught by Barb Schuette and Jerry Matlock.  And, of course, Words & Wine with Kai Coggin started back in February and will happen again in April!

If you weren’t able to join us this month we hope you can in March!  We have several new classes starting next month including: Children’s Yoga, Drink & Draw and Improv Jam!

Spring Break Camp at Emergent Arts

Come join us for Spring Break at Emergent Arts!  Students ages 5-14 are invited to come get creative during Spring Break.  Camp will run from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Tuesday, March 21st – Friday, March 24th.  Students will participate in a variety of art classes throughout the week.  All materials and snacks will be provided but students should bring a sack lunch each day.  Tuition is $80.00 per student.  Scholarships are available.

For more information please visit the registration page HERE.

Rummage Sale – Saturday, Nov. 26th

One man’s trash, is another man’s ART!
Emergent Arts is participating in the post-Thanksgiving fun with a fundraiser rummage sale on Saturday, November 26th. You can help by:
– Donating items for sale
– Volunteering for the event
– Buying items on November 26th
This is a great way to look for holiday gifts and find art making materials.
Please consider donating your interesting and unused items. Donated items must be delivered by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd and it is appreciated that you call ahead of time before delivery. Please pre-price your items for sale in order to assist our staff and volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer contact us for times and tasks. We will need volunteers prior to the sale for organizing and set up as well as the day of the sale.
See you on November 26th!

Call for Proposals – Spring 2017

Calling all artists!  If you have ever considered teaching a class at Emergent Arts please consider submitting a proposal.

Emergent Arts is requesting proposals from Teaching Artists in all disciplines of art for the Spring 2017 calendar. Classes and workshops should offer emerging artists of all ages exciting opportunities to explore various mediums and themes that are relevant to their age group and skill level.  Proposals for all types of visual and performing arts are welcome.

The proposal form can be found HERE: Spring 2017 Call for Proposals

New classes starting in October!

It’s starting to feel like fall and we are excited to have FOUR new classes and workshops offered in the month of October.  Please take a look at the exciting things we have coming up at Emergent Arts!

Intro to Pine Needle Basketry: Tuesdays October 4, 11, 18 from 6:00 – 8:00.  This class is intended for high school students and adults.  Students will learn to gather, clean,and prepare materials sustainably. Basic coiling techniques will be taught so that students can create a complete basket or a sculpture of their own design. ($60.00 tuition fee $5.00 supply fee)

Jewelry Making Workshop: Wednesdays October 19th – November 30th 6:00 – 8:00. This series of classes is intended for students who have experience with Jewelry Making and will allow for hands-on work time in the studio to make unique jewelry. ($100.00 Tuition and $60.00 Supply Fee)

Movement and Voice: Wednesdays October 5 – 26 6:00 – 7:00.  This class is for kids age 8 – 12.  This class explores the process of embodying characters and establishing stage presence through movement and vocal techniques. ($50.00 tuition fee)

Intro to Natural Dyes Workshop: Saturday October 22 3:00 – 6:00.  This class is intended for high school students and adults.  In this class we will walk around the Emergent Arts neighborhood to explore local weeds and plants. We will carefully collect samples to be experiment with to make natural dyes and watercolors. We will plot a map of color given maps of the local neighborhood. Dye samples and maps will be available to take home. We will discuss waste, weeds, and how to create awareness of the local environment. In season dye plants, like sumac, will also be used to dye with. ($30.00 workshop fee $5 supply fee)