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Dick Blick Grand Opening Schedule

posted Aug 12, 2016, 11:18 AM by Dave Beebe   [ updated Sep 18, 2016, 4:01 PM ]
Come out to the new Dick Blick store in Tampa and attend free demos by many NTAL artists throughout the Grand Opening celebration. Plan to attend our NTAL Art Show reception on Saturday 8/27 from 5-8pm. The store is located at 1502 N. Westshore Blvd in Tampa. 

Each day will be packed with demonstration activities, raffles, door prizes, and a lot more.  Several special points to note about our Grand Opening – We’ll have a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Wednesday, 8/24, starting at 8:30am and running through 9am, during which guests and dignitaries from the local art community and Blick will be speaking.  


We will have a large giveaway of goody bags worth over $100 on both Wednesday and Saturday mornings so encourage any art enthusiasts on your list to be the first in line those mornings!. 

All Week

*Raffle of (1) $500 and (5) $100 store cards 
*Product or store card raffles during each demonstration 


Wednesday, 8/24: Opening Day / Ribbon Cutting / Focus on Painting


Check out our MeetUp album of photos from Wednesday's events

8:30-9am
* Special Event! Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
* Giveaway!  Free $100 Goody Bag Giveaway for the first 50 customers
* Giveaway!  Spin the prize wheel for your chance at a $5 store card plus Blick swag
* Refreshments

10a-12p
* Abstract Painting with Francine Bauer of the North Tampa Arts League
* Palette Knife Painting Technique with John Henne 
of the North Tampa Arts League

12-2pm
* Alla Prima Oils with Lynn Rattray 
of the North Tampa Arts League

2-4pm
* Egg Tempera with Gainor Roberts of the North Tampa Arts League
* Landscape Painting with Hernie Van 
of the North Tampa Arts League

4-6pm
* Wildlife Painting demo with Terry Smith 
of the North Tampa Arts League

 

Thursday, 8/25: Watermedia Spotlight


Check out our Meetup Album of photos from Thursday's events

10a-12pm
* Watercolor Miniatures with Ruth Nienhaus 
of the North Tampa Arts League

12-2pm
* Watercolor Mandalas demo with Catherine Thomas
* Working on Yupo demo with Pat Beebe of the North Tampa Arts League
* Explore Sennelier Paints with Donna Morrison (vendor demo)

2-4pm
* Explore Canson XL papers with Melissa Nece

4-6pm
* Scenic Watercolors with line and wash techniques with Gaston McKenzie 
of the Life Enrichment Center 

  

Friday, 8/26: Artist League Showcase


Check out our Meetup Album of photos from Friday's events

10a-12pm
* Polymer Clay Sculpture with Judy Freeman of the Westchase Artists Society

12-2pm
* Explore Winsor and Newton Watercolor and Gouache with Carly Johnston (vendor demo)
* Explore PanPastel with Vanessa Montenegro (vendor demo)

2-4pm
* Colored Pencils with Melissa Nece of the Colored Pencil Society of America
* Wildlife Painting with Virginia Butler of the North Tampa Arts League

4-6pm
* Painting a farm scene in watercolor with Lionel Sanchez of the Life Enrichment Center
* Painting with heavy mediums with Noland Anderson of the Life Enrichment Center

 

Saturday, 8/27: Vendor Showcase / Mixed Media Explorations


Check out our Meetup Album of photos from Saturday's events

9am
* Giveaway!  Free $100 Goody Bag Giveaway for the first 50 customers

10a-12pm
* Explore Golden Acrylics and Mediums with Kevin Tobin Jr. (vendor demo)

12-2pm
* Explore Copic Markers with Thomas Atkinson (vendor demo)
* Explore Pebeo Paints with Tristina Dietz-Elmes (vendor demo)

2-4pm
* Explore Liquitex Acrylics intermixability with Carly Johnston (vendor demo) 
of the North Tampa Arts League

4-6pm
* Explore Canson XL Mixed Media Papers with Melissa Nece (vendor demo)
* Explore Prismacolor Pencils with Joan Garcia (vendor demo) 
of the North Tampa Arts League

5-8pm
* Special Event!  North Tampa Art League art show reception

* Special Event! Life Drawing with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School South Florida 

 

Sunday, 8/28: Youth and Families Day

12-3pm
* Youth demonstrations, giveaways, and more!

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