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WHEN: Fridays, 9:30-noon (but we bring a lunch and usually stay until 1 or so!). This is an ongoing class…new students at any level can join anytime!

WHERE: Hobby Lobby Classroom in Denton on Loop 288 and Colorado across from the mall, at the back of the store.  

COST: I began this ongoing class 4 years ago. You purchase a card with 6 sessions for $150. Each time you come your card is validated. When filled, you may purchase another card and continue with classes. You won't pay for a class you don't attend! Each class begins with a sharing time to show work done at class or home. I paint demos and work through the same assignments as the class but we don't paint the same image...everyone does their own interpretation of the lesson. If you are familiar with watercolors, you'll learn new ideas and techniques. There is something for everyone, at any level.
Each week I give a printed sheet for future reference of the lesson, examples, and information. One day I'll print a book! In the meantime, you get loose sheets) Some of the topics are:
Contour Drawing/Value Study, Smooth transition in shapes/shadows, Complementary Colors, Color Temperature, Texture, White Space, Negative Space Painting, Mood through color and light, Negative Space, Perspective, in Shadows, How to Photo Document Final Piece & Frame, Rhythm and Overlapped Pattern, A Landscape in Three Analagous Colors, Cool Subject – Hot colors…Colors You Don’t Expect, Mood, Pattern, Contrast in a Figure Painting, Neutral Colors and more!


I buy paper and watercolor paint in bulk and pass the savings to my class. Hobby Lobby has a 40% coupon. You can use it to get the palette, brushes, etc. The materials are as affordable as I can make them.

If you want to come this Friday we would love to have you. I send a note each week of what we are doing and if you need anything special. I travel a bit. When I do, the class meets without me for free studio time.


I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts and have been an art instructor for 40+ years! I regularly paint demonstrations for North Texas area art associations and once a year I teach a workshop/retreat at Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, NM and one in Branson, MO. I also take artists with me for Art Adventures Abroad. The first year we travelled through Spain and last year through Portugal! My art has been published in national magazines, books, on television and won many awards in national juried art exhibits. I am a past President of Society of Watercolor Artists based in Fort Worth, TX and still serve actively. I would love to share with you my passion for painting!


Some of my work from my Hobby Lobby class in Denton, TX (below). I paint the class assignment along with my painters! Join us and learn the joy of watercolors!

Time 2017: A Calendar of Original Art by Darla Bostick

Check out the images under the Calendar Tab! Calendars are $20 each plus shipping (about $3) and make an excellent way to enjoy my artwork every day of the year! Want notification when next year's calendar is out? Email me!                                                                                                       

In 2015 I took a group to Spain with my Art Adventures Abroad, in 2016 we went to Portugal and 2017 was Ireland. If you are interested in the next one, let me know. 

See some of our pics from the Art Adventures to Spain and Portugal (in the Art Abroad tab). Soon to be added are photos from Ireland.

On page 29 of Cheap Joe's Art Stuff 30th Anniversary Reference Catalog you will see my "Warriors of Xian, China" watercolor.

I'm included in the Best of Worldwide Artists, Vol 1

I am one of 124 artists from 21 countries chosen by Kennedy Publishing. Three of my images were chosen: "Sweet Dreams", "Rainbow Agave" and "Peony in Pink, Lintao, China" for a 2-page spread.  The 3 paintings are pictured below.

"Best of Worldwide Artists, Vol I" pgs 22,23

I am included in the Zentangle 9: Color with Mixed Media Book 

This is what happens once you begin doing Zentangle, a meditative style of graphic design. This particular image began as a watercolor I painted in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico titled "Cabo Hibiscus." Several years later, I improved it with Zentangle and it is now "Tangled Hibiscus." It is one of two of my paintings included in Suzanne McNeill's book, "Zentangle 9.



My turtle photograph was chosen by Norie Sato as a reference for one mosaic column installed as part of the Chisholm Trail Parkway in the Fort Worth North Texas Tollway Authority public art project. Mosaics were made by Franz Mayer Studio in Germany. Each column is 2' diameter x 13' tall. The columns crossing the Trinity Riverway focus on water creatures and plants in that area.

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