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Guidelines for posting events to the community calendar on www.EngageKingsport.com


Guidelines for posting to the calendar

Directions to make calendar postings to www.EngageKingsport.com


Please make sure to follow these guidelines:

 Must include a contact person, email and/or phone number
 Include the organization’s website address
 PLEASE Include an image (photo), the calendar works best with images for the
 If for any reason there needs to be a correction or addition to a post once it
has gone up, just email us your request.

Please let us know if you have any questions or suggestions. This is a
community calendar and we want you to use it and feel like it is yours. We
are getting quite a lot of traffic to this part of the website.

Thank you,
The Office of Cultural Arts


Email: Office of Cultural Arts


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About the City of Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts & Engage Kingsport: 


The Office of Cultural Arts, a department of the City of Kingsport Tennessee, connects, coordinates and engages the public with a creative community. It operates www.EngageKingsport.com website and regional event calendar, the Renaissance Arts Center,  the Kingsport Farmer’s Market facility, the Kingsport Carousel Project, a public art program, concert and theatrical events including a dynamic Performing Arts Series, Christmas Connection Arts & Crafts Show, the Carousel Fine Craft Show and a broad range of support to the area’s arts organizations.  The Office of Cultural Arts serves as the coordinator for the public and the city for all SPECIAL EVENTS conducted on city property.  It works in tandem with Engage Kingsport, the “Friends of the Cultural Arts” group, a private 501(c)3 non-profit organization, in order to facilitate their objectives. The Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport’s goals are to collaborate with a variety of arts organizations as well as non-arts organizations, with the aim of increasing opportunities and outlets for artists of all types. As Kingsport and the surrounding communities become a destination for artists and art enthusiasts, new markets and opportunities emerge. The Kingsport Office of Cultural Arts and Engage Kingsport are dedicated to cultivating cultural assets and promoting them as vehicles for economic and community development within our region.   


Tag Archive for: Kingsport Art Guild

Composition, Design and Lighting with Allison Parker

Composition, Design & Lighting

Gain confidence and add impact to your work through composition and value studies with Allison Parker

All ages welcome

In this class we will slow down from ‘going at it’ with the paintbrush to ask ourselves the difference between an accurate painting from an inspiring work of art. The exercises are a combination of illustration ideas from the Savannah College of Art and Fine Art Studies from the Grand Central Atelier.

OBJECTIVE:  We will examine compositional strategies used in illustration, landscape painting, figure painting, and abstract works of art.  Students will keep a sketchbook with thumbnail examples of each of the traditional compositional devices, such as the golden ratio, s-curve, asymmetrical X, and rule of thirds.  We will note how these strategies can be seen in both academic and contemporary works of art.

PROCESS: We will examine and sketch works of art old and new from a variety of styles to understand how different artists use these strategies to their benefit. Studies will include thumbnail (pencil/line), tonal value studies  (charcoal) and color poster studies (can be done in oils, watercolor, pencil, or acrylics). This class is open to the community.  KAG membership is not required


Date: Four Saturdays,  June 9-30th

Where: Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St, Kingsport, Rm: 313

Time: 10:am – 1pm

Cost: $140.00

Instructor: Allison Parker

Please e-mail the instructor to reserve your spot at: aparkerart@gmail.com

Please mail payment to:
A. Parker
207 West Locust St #3
Johnson City, Tn 37604

or pay online at: www.kingsportartguild.com


Allison Parker is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and the Grand Central Atelier in New York City. She teaches classical drawing and painting for all ages in the Tri-Cities. View her work online at www.allisonparker.net

Catherine Murray Encaustic painting

Intro to Encaustic Painting with Catherine Murray

Catherine Murray Encaustic painting

Want to try an ancient art technique?

Students will learn about the ancient art of encaustic painting, using pigments in warm beeswax with Damar resin to create luminous surfaces.  We will explore various encaustic painting techniques with the intent of developing skills and an understanding of possibilities with hot was as an art material.  Students will receive a brief overview of the history of encaustics, including a look at the work of contemporary encaustic artists.  We will use encaustic on paper, wood and mixed media, exploring techniques such as fusing, incising, painting on Plexiglas, collage, and photo transfers. Imagery and content will be up to each student. Materials and equipment will be provided with the course fee.

Cost: $75 tuition plus $25 materials= $100 total fee

Questions: Please email murrayc@etsu.edu

Mail Checks Payable to:
Catherine Murray
552 Matson Rd.
Jonesborough, TN 37659

Or register online at www.kingsportartguild.com using PayPal

Notes: Wear clothing you don’t mind getting messy, bring a bag lunch; if available bring an old pancake griddle and/or propane torch-but not required.

Cancellation Policy: See www.kingsportartguild.com “Workshops and Classes” for policy

About the Instructor:   Catherine Murray, MFA University of Montana, has been teaching sculpture, 3D Design, and a variety of special topics courses, including Encaustic Painting at ETSU for 22 years. She is now a full-time studio artist and has upcoming regional solo shows and sculpture commission in the works.



Alla prima or “direct painting” is a fast a loose style of oil painting that is done in one or two sittings. This workshop begins with a strong emphasis on gesture drawing from the live model. Students will also learn to mix light and shadow colors of the face, hair and clothing from direct observation and learn to see the light and shadow sides of the face. We will also explore wet into wet painting techniques with the brush. This is an intermediate level class.

Drawing and painting experience with oil paint is a must.

FEE $75

Supply list will be sent upon registration. Register at www.kingsportartguild.com or contact Donna Bird at triplebirdie@gmail.com (snow date 2/24/18).

Donna Bird holds BFA in Graphic Design and worked in Memphis, TN for 15 years before moving to Johnson City, TN in 2007. She is an active member of the Kingsport Art Guild and continues to study art and painting with local, regional and national artists. Recent awards include: 2017 Award of Distinction in the Virginia Highlands Juried Fine Arts Show and 2017 Jonesborough Fine Art in the Park “Best in Show.”

Thelma Wyatt-Beginning a new painting

Building on the Basics of Design: Volume, Space and Distance


This class led by Thelma Wyatt will help participants learn how color selection and value enable them to create the illusion of volume, space and distance. Fee $55 Supply list will be sent upon registration Fees may be paid online at www.kingsportartguild.com or by contacting Thelma at thelmawyatt16@gmail.com (snow date 2/15/18)

Thelma Wyatt-Beginning a new painting

Building on the Basics of Design – Beginning a New Painting

Participants will learn about planning a painting along with creating a focal point. Subject selection, ground choices and palette decision will be covered. FEE: $55 per session Fees may be paid online at www.kingsportartguild.com or by contacting Thelma at thelmawyatt16@gmail.com Supply list will be sent upon registration.

Instructor – Thelma Wyatt

Thelma is a native of Kingsport and has traveled extensively. She worked as a CPA and a teacher before retiring. She continues to teach for the KAG. She is an award-winning artist in area shows.

Jennifer Hilton Collograph

Collograph (Collage and Printmaking) with Jennifer Hilton

Jennifer Hilton Collograph flowersThis two day workshop is ideal for those collage and printmaking fans, no matter what their experience level might be. All that is needed are a few simple supplies and an interest in experimenting while enjoying an art technique that gives a surprising and unique result! Fee: $ 90 plus materials fee of $10 for a total of 100. Register by emailing jenniferhilton@verizon.net or visit www.kingsportartguild.com. (snow dates 1/27/18 and 2/10/18) Bring bag lunch.


Instructor – Jennifer Hilton. Jennifer Hilton’s work is in the public collection of Brooklyn Museum, Boston Public Library and Harvard Business School. She has received grants from the Massachusetts Arts Council and Worcester Art Museum and was a visiting artist at Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughn, Ireland and Great Spruce Head Island, Maine. She is a retired printmaking instructor from Clark University in Worcester.