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The Alabama Arts Alliance is proud to partner with the Johnson Center for the Arts

ArtBridges is now open to artists!

$120 for a two-day workshop with Nancy Hartsfield and Bud Harris.
Learn the basics of encaustic painting, architectural drawing and watercolor.
Thursday, June 12 (11:00 AM-3:00 PM) and Friday, June 13 (9 AM-Noon)

Friday's formal workshop will be followed by lunch and independent working time in the studio 1-2:30 PM.

All materials are included. Thursday lunch is included; Friday lunch is an additional $10.
We can invoice you for $120 or $130 to include lunch on Friday if you write us a note at the end of the registration form.
Includes Opening Reception at the Johnson Center for the Arts on Thursday evening!
Stay in Troy at the Best Western for great rates. 

George Allen "Bud" Harris

George Allen "Bud" Harris

Nancy Mims Hartsfield

Nancy Mims Hartsfield


ArtBridges 2018

Professional learning for Teachers Grades K-12

Thursday & Friday, July 12 & 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
with a special Exhibition Celebration on
Thursday 5:30-7:30 PM

Cost: $150  (Early Bird until June 15: $125)
Special pricing for teachers in Pike County and Troy City: $25

 Pike County and Troy City teachers: You may also receive a stipend from your school district, based upon attendance.

 Lunch is provided both days
Earn up to 12 STIPD credits

Special conference rates with Best Western 334.566.1585

Questions? Call 334.670.2287

Bud Harris  Peas and Okra , Oil on Canvas

Bud Harris
Peas and Okra, Oil on Canvas

Houses, Homes and Hives

With Guest Artist Presenters
Nancy Mims Hartsfield and Bud Harris

Visual Art and Media Arts
Natural & Physical Science, Math,
Social Studies, Character Education

Using Shape, Form and Design to Understand and Create Community Structures


The Cultural Arts Studio
301 East Walnut Street
Troy, AL 36081


Nancy Mims Hartsfield  Pythagorus , Encaustic

Nancy Mims Hartsfield
Pythagorus, Encaustic


In this hands-on workshop, we will explore the physical nature of structures that humans and other animals (especially bees) create to house, protect, and nourish one another. We will examine the beauty of those structures and create some for ourselves that we can take back for teaching to our students.

With an added component of character education, we will look at the nature of community, and how planning and construction affect the nature of collaboration. Using concepts of cooperation and “hive mentality” we will participate in exercises that will help you lead your classroom to new levels of care and cooperation between students.

The wonderful exhibiting artists, Nancy Mims Hartsfield and Bud Harris, will afford us the unique opportunity to create our own encaustic paintings out of beeswax and resin. This amazing and ancient process that dates back to 1st Century Egypt is special to ArtBridges this year, and will combine history and science with pure artistic expression.

Math Teachers: Explore the beauty of Geometry and Symmetry and take back tools for your classroom.


Art Teachers: Hands-on Lessons will send you off with new ideas (and materials!!) for your classroom.

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Social Studies Teachers: Look at Alabama history and other historical content with an eye toward the nature of civilization. Learn to incorporate hands-on lessons into your teaching.


Bud Harris  Woman Fetching Water,  Watercolor

Bud Harris
Woman Fetching Water, Watercolor

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Science Teachers: Go further in depth with natural and physical science, learning about bees, structural elements and materials, and how some insects build community.


Administrators and School Counselors: Look at new ways to encourage cooperation and compassion with both staff and students. Your whole school will benefit by participating with a new perspective.

Nancy Mims Hartsfield  Windows in Moorish Style , Mixed Media

Nancy Mims Hartsfield
Windows in Moorish Style, Mixed Media

Generous support for ArtBridges is provided by

The Alabama State Council on the Arts
the National Endowment for the Arts
Wells Fargo
The Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

This will be a HONEY of a workshop!     Register today.

Save $25 with Early Bird Pricing of $125 through June 15

Space is limited to the first 30 registrants!

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