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Artful Adventures February:

"Four Women Painters to Inspire Your Collage Art"


Fridays: February 4, 11, 28 and 25

2:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
(Taught online via Zoom - Classes are recorded)


A Great, Fun Way to End Your Week

Artful Adventures are ongoing classes I offer eachmonth. You register for each month you want to participate. It gives you and easy way to manage your schedule.

Artful Adventures: February - Be Inspired!

If you've ever hit a creative block, you know it requires "getting back on the horse" or more easily put, just starting again with a new project. But sometimes that's easier said than done. Sometimes what you need is a bit of inspiration.


Be Inspired by Great Artists

In "Artful Adventures: Four Women Painters to Inspire Your Collage

Art" we're going to look at the work of four renowned painters:Hilma af Klint, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Etel Adnan and Alice Trumbull Mason.


Each week we'll learn about and become more familiar with the work of one of these art giants and allow their genius to be a catalyst while we create our own art and put our own spin and touch on each project.


In "Artful Adventures", we’ll work together. You’ll:

– Expand your creative collage skills

– Create a new project each session

– Enjoy a casual, online environment


Four Fridays: 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)

Sessions will be recorded.


$150 (Four Weekly Sessions)


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Suggested Materials List

NOTE:You won’tneed all the following materials. Just use what you have available.

(NOTE: You won’t need all the following materials. Just use what you have available.)

– Paper stock: watercolor paper, mixed media paper, card stock, or other heavy paper in a size you like. For example, 9" x 12"

– Acrylic paints and/or watercolors

– Markers or colored pencils

– Brushes in a variety of sizes

– Collage materials: color papers, painted papers, magazine images, old book pages, tissue paper, etc.

– Collage adhesive: glue stick, white glue, acrylic medium or gel (I use GOLDEN Soft Gel Gloss and glue sticks)

– Palette knife for spreading Soft Gel Gloss, if you use

– Flat tool (like a plastic gift card or putty knife) for smoothing collage elements as you affix them

– Scissors

– Cutting mat and X-Acto knife if you have one

– Plastic sheet protectors, optional


What People Are Saying about Tom and His Classes


"When I found Tom Hlas’ classes my creative world changed. From doing collage almost exclusively, I have learned and incorporated several other disciplines in my work. In the classes I’ve taken for more than a year, we’ve had the choice to do a new and different project every week. But there’s no way to talk about Tom’s classes without talking about Tom. In addition to being a great teacher he is a generous, kind and caring man with whom we have a good time in every class. I consider him a mentor and a friend.” Linda L. – New York, NY


“Tom, besides being a great artist, is a wonderful teacher. I would recommend him enthusiastically. In the past year, I have learned so much about art and individual artists. I have discovered and experimented with many mixed media techniques including color and composition, image transfers, painted papers, journaling, using alcohol inks, just to name a few. Tom is very creative, warm and encouraging. He is enthusiastic and inspires students to follow their own vision. He is a great communicator and well-organized. His lessons are concise, well-planned and filmed beforehand so they are easy to understand and follow. In addition, Tom makes these videos available to students who missed the class or who wants to review the techniques shown in class. He is open to questions from his students. His joy and love of art is catching: You can’t help but feel the same way! Add Art and Fun to your day with Artful Fridays! " Terry B. – Avon, CT



Recent Workshops and Classes


“Free Class: Let’s Make Valentines
Sunday: January 16


Artful Fridays with Tom Hlas - January 2022”
Fridays: January 7, 14, 21 and 28


Artful Fridays with Tom Hlas - December 2021”
Fridays, December3, 10 and 17, 2021


Artful Fridays with Tom Hlas - November 2021”
Fridays,November 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021


Artful Fridays with Tom Hlas - October 2021”
Fridays, October 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2021


Artful Fridays with Tom Hlas - September 2021”
Fridays, September 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - July 2021
July 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - June 2021”
June 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2021


"Adventures In Mixed Media Collage Paintings"
Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
April 13 – June 15, 2021
(Taught online via Zoom)
NOTE:A Curriculum Course of the West Hartford Art League(WHAL)


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - May 2021”
May 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - April 2021”
April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - March 2021"
March 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


"Mail Art: More Techniques, More Joy"
March 5, 12 and 19, 2021

Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - February 2021”
February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


"Art Journaling 101"
(Taught online via Zoom)

Tuesdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
January 12 - March 16, 2021

NOTE:A Curriculum Course of the West Hartford Art League (WHAL)


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - February 2021”
February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - January 2021
January 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2021


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - December 2020
December 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2020


Artful Wednesdays with Tom Hlas - November 2020"
November 18 and 25, 2020


"Mail Art Envelopes: Design and Create Your Own Envelopes
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Thursdays]
October 15 and October 22, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards: Share Your Joy with Collage Art
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Thursdays]
September 17 and September 24, 2020


"Scissors, Paper, Paint: Explorations in Collage”
[An Online 10-Week Course]
September 9 - November 11, 2020
A Curriculum of the West Hartford Art League


"Mail Art Postcards: Share Your Joy with Collage Art
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Thursdays]
September 17 and September 24, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards: Share Your Joy with Collage Art
[A Two-Session Online Workshop - Tuesdays]
July 28 and August 4, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards Course - Share Your Joy" (Tuesdays)
[A Two-Session Online Workshop]
June 23 and 30, 2020


"Mail Art Postcards Course - Share Your Joy”(Wednesdays)
[A Two-Session Online Workshop]
June 24 and July 1, 2020


"Color Playshop: Explore Possibilities
(Canceled Due to COVID-19)
[A Ten-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
April 8 - June 10, 2020


“Picture Perfect: Turn your photos into hand-painted works of art”
[A Two-Hour Workshop]
The Norfolk Hub
Norfolk, CT 06058
March 4, 2020


“Mixed Media Extravaganza”
[A Weekend Workshop]
Housatonic Valley Art League
Sheffield, CT
January 25 - 26, 2020


Mixed Media Boot Camp
[A Six-Week Co-Taught Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
January 9 - February 13, 2020


"A Joyful Heart: Using Gel Press Plates to Make Artful Valentines for Your Loved Ones
[A Two-Hour Workshop]
The Norfolk Hub
Norfolk, CT 06058
January 29, 2020


"Have Fun Making Art Prints with a Gel Press Plate”
[A Two-Hour Workshop]
The Norfolk Hub
Norfolk, CT 06058
December 4, 2019


"Gel Press Plate Image Transfers”
[A Printmaking Workshop]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
November 14, 2019


"Design + Composition for Painters"
[A Five-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
Sept. 12, 26, Oct. 3, 10, 24, 2019


"Playful Abstracts: A Mixed Media Immersion Weekend”
[An Intensive Weekend Workshop]
Dar James Studio
Yardley, PA

May 18 - 19. 2019


The Joy of Printing with Gel Press Plates"
[An Evening of Printmaking]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
May 28, 2019


"Design + Composition for Painters"
[A Ten-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
April 11 - June 13, 2019


"Principles of Design and Composition for Painters"
[A Ten-Week Course]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
September 18 - November 20, 2018


“Using Collage to Enrich Your Acrylic Paintings: New Directions of Expression”
[A Two-Day Workshop]
West Hartford Art League
West Hartford, CT
May 19-20, 2018


It’s a pleasure to be able to work with so many wonderful people.

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