Improve your artistic skills, leave with a colorful canvas made by you in a unique workshop


OC Tradeswomen: Molly Sydnor, Cat Rigdon, Corri Pocta, Niki Dionne. Charli Miranda and Brooke Chaney.

We talked a few months ago about the women of Trade Oak Cliffincluding an East Dallas resident and artist Brooke Chaneyalso known as MOM, the former schoolteacher whose including vibrant geometric paintings, handmade clothing and human-sized fabric flowers (ordered for immersive art exhibitions like Hotel of the sweet tooth) give bursts of color to commerce store at Tyler station.

Well budding artists, here is an opportunity to learn from MOM.

Thursday, August 4, MOM is giving a painting class at Swapwhere students will learn technical painting tricks and have a truly gifted professional artist and educator on hand to create their personal canvas/masterpiece.

Registration is $95 and you will walk away with a piece of art made by you.

On arrival at Tyler Station showcase, 6-6:20 p.m., you choose a canvas design. After a warm-up and introduction, participants begin painting their “official composition, working on the base coat for the first hour and the scratch coat for the second hour, while MOM walks around answering questions and helping out” at the need, explains Chaney. on the registration page. Around 8:20 p.m. you start wrapping up and at 8:40 p.m. it will be time for your big reveal.

OK, for an example of what a satisfying company will be like, watch the video below of Brooke at work. No, chances are you won’t be as good, but so what?

Chaney and his co-op partner Corrie Pocta say education is a major part of Trade’s mission. In addition to sharing tips on craftsmanship, they also aim to help consumers understand what goes into a work of art or a ceramic mug or vase or any other product that one might buy in the collective shop or markets.

“Giving people the opportunity to be creative, to engage with things, and to understand the process hopefully gives them an appreciation for more sustainable items,” says Pocta. “Maybe they’re going to buy a special piece of art because they now have an appreciation. Maybe they want to buy less, buy local, want things in their life to have a little more meaning.

And for Chaney, a lot of his love for this business is about the community that is drawn to commerce – “…creating genuine, genuine friendships, not just customers, and the cross-pollination that we get in markets or just by hanging out here at space.

If you meet her, whether it’s a workshop or a normal day, she promises to “talk to you under the table.”

Find out more about Trade Oak Cliff here.

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