Please join us for our new HANDMADE series as we introduce various ways of creating with your hands. Whether cooking, baking, painting, molding, sculpting or writing, each event is an opportunity for specialized instruction, hands-on experience, and a fun occasion with others enjoying a new craft. No matter your level of skill (whether just curious or highly advanced), Art House Dallas invites you to explore various areas of creativity with HANDMADE.
Space is limited to ten people per class and cost of attendance includes instruction, all supplies & tools, beverages and an opportunity to connect with new friends!
SESSION 3: Tiny Treats
TIME CHANGE: October 23 | 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Sarah Seay | Highland Park
Join us at this HANDMADE session where we will explore the sweeter side of hospitality: desserts! Learn to prepare and present delicious mini pecan tassies, decorated sugar cookies, and chocolate cake balls. You will receive instruction from Sarah Seay of One Pink Cookie on how to make professionally styled treats — just in time for Halloween and the holidays ahead!
SESSION 4: Table Styling & Centerpieces
November 7 | 6pm-8pm
Vanessa Warren | WELD
At our last HANDMADE session of the season, we will prepare to gather in homes and around tables with our friends and family. Join us for a table styling and centerpiece design lesson with stylist Vanessa Warren of Butterfly Sparks. We will learn to create welcoming tablescapes and inviting accents, and you will leave with your very own table centerpiece.
Born in Mexico and raised as a hometown Dallas girl, Maxine began her design career in the retail world of visual merchandising. With stints at Anthropologie, Barneys New York, and Crate & Barrel, she honed her design eye in both fashion and interiors. With this background, she transitioned to the floral and wedding scene here in Dallas. The Southern Table allows her to combine and express her talents and creativity with her own unique vision.
Sandra Lewis is the founder of Life At The Table and a chef, writer, and public speaker who passionately believes that the shared dining experience at home is a powerful human ritual mostly overlooked, downplayed, and misunderstood in today’s culture. Her expertise includes 20+ years as a single, working mom with a career in corporate America who made the evening meal the prime focus of her family life, and since August 2010, as a classically-trained chef. With an emphasis on fresh, seasonal, and local food, Sandra instructs the home cook to prepare and serve palate-pleasing meals using everyday ingredients and smart cooking techniques; how to cook economically and reduce kitchen waste. Above all, Sandra believes that the table experience is redemptive, restorative, and transformative. These principle thoughts are woven into every aspect of the work of Life At The Table.
Sarah Seay majored in English and minored in Education at University of Texas in Austin. She currently lives in Dallas and is a mother to three lovely children — Margaret, George, and Elizabeth. Her passions have led to: schoolteacher, community volunteer, Chaired Council For Life Volunteer. She has chaired the Legacy Family Retreat, GCA Garden Club, National Charity League, and the Dallas Garden Club. She serves as a member of West Dallas Community School, Art House Dallas Creative Council member, a clothing consultant, and last but not least, she is the founder of One Pink Cookie.
Vanessa Warren is the mother of Noah & Stella Love, and husband to Mark, a musician and worship pastor. Between naps, feedings, and trips to pre-K, she runs a creative business called Butterfly Sparks. Vanessa styles photoshoots, consults fellow entrepreneurs on all things social, and does a little graphic design for good measure. Butterfly Sparks got its name from Vanessa’s name, which means “butterfly,” and Mark’s nickname, Sparks. She adores her family and her sustaining faith in the Lord. You can find Vanessa on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.