From Our Editors
Art creates collateral damage. Paint flecks—ocean blues, blood reds, and fell-asleep-tanning oranges—splatter the floors and walls of any active studio. Art Class Dallas wears its creative war wounds proudly, welcoming member artists and guests to its eccentric, warehouse-style space. After drawing their eyes away from the expressionist splatters and the finished pieces hung overhead, painters focus on creating a new work with the blank canvas in front of them. Artistic director and founder Cynthia Chartièr oversees the studio and espouses a philosophy for painting that encourages self-discovery through the brush strokes, the shaping, and the texturing that goes into each work. Her space regularly hosts open workshops, sparking the imaginations of singles, couples, corporate teams, and private parties.