Thursday, November 29, 2012


As we approach the holiday season, we want to take the time to thank our friends and meet new ones at the same time! If you are in the New Braunfels area, we hope you will join us for complimentary refreshments and more from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, for our annual Casa de Linda Art Center Holiday Open House. Here's a sneak peek...


Several of the artists who teach classes at the Art Center will be on hand Saturday, sharing what they love. All of the demos will take place between Noon and 2 p.m. and are FREE and open  to the public! Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and watch the artists work!

ANNE our newest addition and will be doing her first demonstration at Casa de Linda Art Center. Starting in February, she will be offering our first-ever, on-going, evening oil painting classes. Open to beginners as well as intermediate level students, these classes will meet weekly from 6-8:30 p.m. starting Feb. 19. The painting to left, titled "My Blue Haven" is one of her works now on display at Casa de Linda Art Center.  Read more about her class at our website.

MAREN PHILLIPS...will be sharing her love of painting outdoors during the open house, weather permitting. And if it isn't then she will be demonstrating inside. Maren will be back in the Spring with both drawing and watercolor classes, as well as a one-day workshop in Plein Air and one in Drawing Animals. For more information on her drawing classes, click here. To learn about her watercolor classes, visit this page.

LYNETTE CLAUSER...will be in the glass studio answering questions about stained glass, mosaics, fused glass jewelry and book making. Check our her Spring class schedule by clicking here. Lynette also has a wonderful selection of jewelry in our gift gallery that you must check out!


Looking for a special, one-of-a-kind gift? Check out our gift gallery. We've added new artists and brought back some our favs. Plus we'll have some displays up just for Saturday's open house! Don't miss the wonderful selection of gloves, socks and scarves crafted by Leila Reynolds. If you like hand-made soaps, you'll want to check out Sonia's Bare Bars. We are pleased to have a new selection of hand-crafted, clay crosses from Cindy Jennings. Also, Gaye Sekula, whom you may know as our as one of our painting instructors, also does wonderful pottery and we are lucky to have several pieces in the gift gallery. Best thing of all are the prices! Looking for gifts that won't break the bank? With most items priced under $50 and many in the $15-$25 range, we've got you covered.


SECRETS OF THE NIGHT ©2012 Linda Calvert Jacobson. Acrylic on Canvas 20x60
As you may know, I've been working on more wildflower paintings and they are now ready for exhibit and purchase! I'll have several NEW works on display for our open never before seen in public, like the one shown above! If you are a fan of my work, I hope you can drop by to check them out. Learn more about my life as an artist at


Who doesn't like to get a deal and save money? Well guess what? You will want to check this out!

Sale on Photography by David
We have a wonderful selection of photographs by David A. Jacobson (yes, the other half of Casa de Linda) and we are offering them at a steal. For each photo you buy, you get a second photo FREE! All are nicely matted and ready to frame! As you may know, David is known for his wonderful scenic photography of the area. This is a chance for you to pick some up... for you and for a great price!

Save on classes and workshops for Spring 2013!
Once again, we are offering one of our "early bird" deals for people who register in advance. You can save $10 on any one course priced at $135 or more. Sign up for any one class, set of classes or workshop priced at $50-$125 and we'll take off $5.  Must pay in full at time of registration to get the discount. See us for more details. See our full schedule at or drop by and pick up a schedule.

Get 10% off art supplies and used books!

Save on art supplies for your next class and grab a few books from Linda's Book Nook and save 10% off your total!


Casa de Linda Art Center is located at 850 S. Business IH-35. Visit our CONTACT US page for more information on reaching us. Hope to see you soon!