How Cats Saved The City

I was always wondering why I like cats so much..

I know a city in this world where cats play such a big role in its history. This city is Saint Petersburg, Russia. The city has a lot of art, sculptures and stories about, and dedicated to cats. I want to tell you one story, the best one in my opinion.  Continue reading

“Origins” Exhibit at Gallery Main Street

Welcome to celebrate the opening of Gallery Main Street’s (Tyler, TX) first exhibit for 2018, “Origins” on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 5:30-8 p.m. This free event will feature the opportunity to meet many of the artists and be among the first to see and purchase pieces from this new exhibit!

The following Artists who will be featured in the “Origins” exhibit:  Continue reading

Artist Irina Frolovskaya in Valeria ArtLab

From August 27th Valeria ArtLab invites you to see beautiful watercolors of Russian artist Irina Frolovskaya. Irina is inspired with new places she visits, flowers, theater and beauty of our Earth. She is working mostly with watercolors, but also uses acrylics and oil sometimes.

Valeria ArtLab is proud to host the artist’s debut in the United States and happy to introduce Texans her artworks. All paintings are for sale, prices are from $120 to $250.

Hours we are open: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

 

Summer Activities

Valeria ArtLab invites you and your kids for summer activities at our art studio. We shall paint, craft, scrapbook, sculpt and do many more fun projects.

Classes start at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday. You child can participate up to 5 hours, once or twice a week, or each day. The price for 1 hour is $15, however, recommended attendance is 2 hours to finish the project and take your art work home.

We have a package deal and special deals for everyone who is interested to spend summer school break in a creative environment, 100% fun, guaranteed! Continue reading

Calling for artists to Artists’ Week at Valeria ArtLab!

    What:

This is your chance to shine because you have a huge offer! Valeria ArtLab is inviting artists to show off their brilliant work  for free! It lasts an entire week for you to demonstrate and sell your masterpieces!

Who:

This offer is for artists, jewelers, fashion designers, sculptors, etc., but that doesn’t mean anyone else can’t get involved! Do you know an artist that you would like to share this with? Do you want to check out a friend’s artwork? Either way, come by, but don’t forget to invite others! Continue reading

Holly Izard at Valeria ArtLab

Holly Izard at Valeria ArtLabHolly Izard resides in East Texas. She is a wife, mother, graphic designer, photographer and artist. She participates in local art walks and gallery exhibits. Holly is drawn to nature and textures, and it shows in her work.

Here is what Holly says:
“My goal as an artist is to help others see everyday objects in a different way. Finding beauty in the mundane is my specialty. I am fascinated with nature, rust and interesting textures. Creating art makes me feel alive… invigorated. Continue reading

Painting “Flowers”

Gallery

This gallery contains 14 photos.

      Painting flowers is the one of the most fascinating process in art and one of the most favorite my students’ lesson. Who does not love flowers? Even boys and men find this process very exciting. In this … Continue reading

Quality Lesson. How to paint with acrylics.

Eva Malevanskaya, "Under Mom's Wing", acrylic on canvas,12x12

Eva Malevanskaya, “Under Mom’s Wing”, acrylic on canvas,12×12

Before starting the art classes and taking lessons, I recommend to begin with the quality lesson. Why is it important for beginners? No matter how good your abilities for drawing are, and how hard you are working on your painting, if your artwork has no quality, you will feel uncomfortable to show it to somebody, won’t be able to exhibit or sell it, your artwork will look always like unfinished, and you will be disappointed.

In this lesson you will find out: Continue reading

Art Classes. May, 2014 schedule.

May 2014

May 3, 2014           10 a.m.  Lesson – Expressions (face and body).

May 10, 2014         10 a.m.  Lesson – 6×6 canvas painting.

                                1 p.m.  “How to become an artist”©, Valeria Barnhill’s two                                                             weeks (3 Saturdays) training. First Saturday training.                                                            Continue reading