Wednesday, October 27, 2010



Join us for a 3-week YES YOU CAN DRAW drawing class for adults starting Monday, Nov. 1. Afternoon and evening schedule available.

We have two openings in the BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY class for ages 8-12. Meets Tuesday after school for 3 weeks starting Nov. 2.

Children in the Wednesday Art After School for ages 8-12 will paint an Andy Warhol inspired SELF PORTRAIT in the class that starts Nov. 3. Meets 4-5:30 p.m. for 3 weeks.

A few seats still open in the BASIC ACRYLIC PAINTING for adults that meets Thursdays 12:30-3 p.m. Also have openings for kids ages 10 and up in the BASIC PAINTING classes that meet after school on Thursdays and on Saturday afternoons.

The next 3-week SATURDAY MORNING ART for ages 6-9 starts Nov. 6. The kids will paint an Autumn Mum still life. Meets 10-12 noon.

Mention that you saw it on Linda's Blog and ask for your discount: $10 off any kids' class. For adults, you can get $10 when you sign up with friend! See the flyer posted here for details.

Visit for more information about classes and contact information.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Many of my friends-n-fans are already following my Linda Calvert Jacobson Wildflower Artist Facebook page (and if you aren't, please do by clicking here).
But I also wanted to invite everyone to follow the Casa de Linda Art Center Facebook page, too. That's where I post information about things happening at our new Art Center in New Braunfels. Today, for example, I created a photo album of stained glass art projects recently completed by kids. I'm posting one here but please visit our Facebook page and check out the others. They are so cool! And while you're there, click that little "like" button! Just go to:

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Monday, October 18, 2010


My husband David carved this just-too-cool pumpkin under the guidance of Adam Grumbles, who will leading pumpkin carving classes for adults and ages teens ages 13 and up Wednesday, Oct. 27, at Casa de Linda Art Center. Classes are limited so you'll have 3 chances to get in on the fun: 9-11:30 a.m., 1-3:30 p.m. or 6:30-9 p.m. The fee is only $25 which includes use of tools, patterns and instructions. Plus, Adam will demonstrate advanced carving techniques during class. Students just need to bring their own pumpkin.

If you're looking for something for the kids to do, the day before the pumpkin carving, on Tuesday, Oct. 26, we're hosting pumpkin painting just for the kiddos. This is our gift to the community so we are providing everything...including the pumpkin and even snacks. Classes are limited to 12 children, ages 6-12. Kids under 6 are welcome if accompanied by an adult. Choose from after school, 4-5:30 p.m. or early eve, 6-7:30 p.m.

All classes require pre-registration. Call me at 830-624-5302 if you like to reserve your space for either or both days!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


The premise behind Casa de Linda Art Center is really a simple one: to provide a place and opportunities for adults and children to explore their creativity. With that in mind, we have several classes starting soon that just might be what you are looking for. Visit the classes page at the Casa de Linda website for more information and to download a brochure and registration form.


Basic Stained Glass

Choose from Monday morning classes starting Oct. 18 or Tuesday night classes that start Oct. 19. This is a 5-week course and you'll finish both a wonderful sun catcher and an 11x14 panel. Learn proper pattern making, glass selection and cutting, fitting, soldering and more. This is the real deal! Fee is $195 and that includes everything you need and the use of the tools and equipment at no extra charge! Instructor: Lynette Clauser

Introduction to Oil Painting

If you've always wanted to try oil painting, now is your chance. This 4-week course starts on Tuesday, Oct. 19. It meets mornings 9-12. Fee is $175, which includes a basic supply kit and canvas. Instructor: Maren Phillips

Basic Photography Mini Workshop

This one-day, 3-hour mini class will give you an introduction to the basics of shooting with a digital camera. Fee is $45, which includes use a camera during class and a CD of images shot. Instructor: David Jacobson

Experimental Painting: Mixed Media

Take the plunge and come play with us during this 3-week course. We'll use various media and create wonderful works of art! Great for beginners or anyone who wants to explore the possibilities of working with mixed media. Choose from Friday afternoons starting Oct. 29 or Tues nights starting Nov. 2. Fee is $135, which includes everything! Just show up! Instructor: Linda C. Jacobson


Saturday Morning Art for children ages 6-9

Oct. 16-30- Papier Mache: Giant Spider and Pumpkin Plaque. What kid doesn't love to make paper mache? In this fun class, students will create two projects, just in time for the holidays: a giant not-too-scary spider and a fall pumpkin plaque that mom will love! Meets Saturday mornings from 10-12 for 3 weeks. Fee is $95, which includes everything...just drop off the child!

Stained Glass Fun for children ages 10-16

Oct. 28-Nov. 18 Kids will learn about basic stained glass techniques in this 4-week course that meets Thursdays after school from 4-5:30 p.m. Fee is $125, which includes all supplies and use of tools to complete a wonderful sun catcher.

Basic Painting for children ages 10-16

These are on-going classes and students can start at anytime and continue as long as they would like. New students need to purchase a starter kit for $95 plus tax, which includes all the paints and brushes they'll need plus their first canvas. Class fee is $125 for 6 classes. Choose from Thursday after school or Saturday afternoons.

This seascape was painted by an 11-year-old student!

Monday, October 04, 2010


We are getting ready for another busy week at Casa de Linda Art Center and at the Casa de Linda Studio at the New Braunfels Art League. There's still time to sign up and join us!

(The painting shown to the left was completed by an adult student taking my on-going Basic Painting class last Spring. It was her first painting...ever! Yes, you can paint!)

Wednesday, Oct. 6: The next round of our very popular Paint Along for Ages 8-12 starts this week. These classes meet from 4-5:30 p.m. for 3 weeks. Theme for this round is "Autumn Landscape" and the kids will complete a large 16x20 painting in the course. Canvas and all supplies are included in the $95 fee.

Thursday, Oct. 7: David will be teaching another round of Basic Photography for adults starting Thursday. Learn about the various preset modes common to most digital cameras as well as manual camera settings and topics like flash, macro, ISO, exposure and shutter speed. You'll also learn about perspective, composition and lighting. The class meets on Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. for 3 weeks. Fee of $125 includes use of camera during class and a CD of all images taken.

Friday, Oct. 8: Come join my Papier Mache for Adults class and you'll leave with a giant gecko. Class meets for 3 Friday afternoons from 1:30-4 p.m. plus you'll put in 2 additional studio sessions by arrangement. This is a really fun class! Fee is $125 and all supplies are included.

Saturday, Oct. 9: This will be a second option for David's Basic Photo class for adults. Same description as the Thursday class, only it will meet from 8-10 a.m. for 3 Saturdays.

I also have a few openings in all of my on-going Basic Acrylic Painting classes! Adults can choose from: Wednesday nights 6-8:30 p.m.; Thursdays 12:30-3 p.m.; Thursday nights 6-8:30 p.m. or Friday mornings 9:30-12 noon. For the kids ages 10 and up, I have openings Thursday after school and Saturdays 1-3 p.m. Visit our website for more information and to download a Fall 2010 brochure.