Take A Seat

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Getting Ready for Take a Seat!

Take a Seat is a contest focused on artistic, creative chairs. It is also a fundraiser for Round Rock Arts. Individuals in the community create artistic and creative seats that are then placed in a silent auction. There is no minimum age limit. The next Take a Seat contest is later this summer.  Actual TAKE A SEAT CONTEST is Saturday, August 9, 2014.  Deadline is 4pm, Friday, August 8, 2014 at ArtSpace.

In preparation of the contest and auction, Round Rock Arts, Round Rock Library, and Tech Shop have joined up to offer three sessions to whip an old, retired, ugly chair into a Monet or Picasso. All events are free:

Extreme Chair Makeover 101, June 26, 6-8 pm, ArtSpace

This workshop is for anyone 12 years old and older who wants to learn about taking an old or boring chair and, through painting and upholstery, give it a new life. Participants will be taught techniques they can use to participate in the Round Rock Arts Council’s “Take-A-Seat” contest and silent auction. The class will be taught by Wendy Conklin, local resident/artist and owner of Chair Whimsy. Visit her site at www.etsy.com/shop/ChairWhimsey.

Extreme Chair Makeover 102, July 10, 6-8 pm, Round Rock Public Library

This class is a continuation of Extreme Chair Makeover 101. Previous attendance at class 101 not required.

Extreme Chair Makeover 103, July 15, 6-8 pm, TechShop (Next to Lowes)

This is a work session to finish your chairs!