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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Instructor – Brandon Pence
Topics Covered – Complete digital art project, from start to finish, in Brandon’s style. For more of Brandon’s work -http://www.brandonpence.com
Each workshop will present a different project.
What to Bring – A laptop with Photoshop already installed. Download a demo copy of photoshop from Adobe if you don’t have your own copy. Please make sure Photoshop is already installed before attending.
Tuition – NWFLAA Members $35, Non Members $45
Dates – Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 9am-11:30am

Our last 2 shows of the year are:
In Your Dreams
Artwork influenced by dreams or nightmares.
Opening Reception – Friday, November 18, 2011 – 6pm – 8pm
Video Rewind
Artwork influenced by video games.
Opening Reception – Friday, December 9, 2011 – 6pm – 8pm

At the "In Your Dreams" Show, we will be selling greeting cards made by children at the Head Start
 McGriff Street Center. The proceeds will support the Arts Program there.

We also have a Cartoon Club every other Tuesday at the Art Lair.
The next meeting dates are Nov 22, Dec 6 & 20.

We have a monthly Book Club which is usually advertised on the side bar on www.nwflaa.com
Due to the holidays, the Dec meeting is on the 15th.
December's Book Selection
Meeting - December 15, 2011 @6pm

Art & Fear
by David Bayles & Ted Orland  
Hardcover, 122pp
Barnes & Noble – $10.38
Brief Synopsis –”Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book's co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is experienced by art makers themselves. ”
Barnes & Noble has an online coupon for 10% off one item. Use code P4U7L9E
Book Group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm at the Art Lair, Fountain Square, Fort Walton Beach.

BYOB Painting November, 2011

BYOB Painting November, 2011

Handmade Cards by Head Start Kids

This Friday at the “In Your Dreams” Show, we will be selling handcrafted cards made by children at the Head Start McGriff Street Center. Proceeds from the sale of these cards will help fund the Head Start Arts Program that focuses on music, dance, reading, and art education. These children are between the ages of 3½ -5 years old and qualify to receive aid because of their family’s financial situation. Head Start is committed to the empowerment of children with diverse backgrounds, families and staff through the support of our community for personal growth and development that will lead to a successful future.
These one-of-a-kind cards will be for sale on November 18th from 6pm-8pm at the Art Lair for only $2 each! They all have beautifully painted artwork by children at Head Start on the front and are blank on the inside. So they are great for any occasion! There are only a limited number of them for sale and each one is unique. Come out to buy these amazing cards and help support the education of these young artists.
To learn more about the Head Start Child Development Program in Okaloosa County, visit:

Thanksgiving Buffet

Art Walk November 18

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

New Store Downtown Fort Walton Beach

another 4 days to the Grand Opening. Save the date: Saturday, November 19, from 10:00am, ****"WISH TREE" ****is coming to Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Everything you wish your children could have - now for the best prices!! more than 80% less from oringinal price!! New and gently used clothes, toys, new born equipment.... waiting for you on Saturday with free snacks in 230 Miracle Strip Parkway (across the st. from publics). See you there!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Art Walk Friday night!! The third Friday of every month (except January and February)

The Sandy Reef Band and November Art Walk

Ken Wright, Erica Wright, & Dee Sufnar Real Estate Consultant of Platinum Real Estate Associates of RE/MAX Southern Realty is sponsoring "The Sandy Reef Band" at the November Downtown Fort Walton Beach Florida Artwalk on November 18 from 5:30 - 8:30 P.M. at the corner of Hwy 98/Perry Ave (Across from Publix). Bring a chair or a Blanket and enjoy.