Billie Brinkley, a papier mache sculptor, will teach her medium to others
during a Sept. 14-15 workshop at the Galveston Art League Gallery. Beginners
Participants will create four-legged critters – imagined or lifelike, as
they wish – in this ancient art form. Papier mache consists of binding pieces of
paper together with an adhesive, and the finished piece is often painted.
Although the term is French, the roots of papier mache can be traced back to
200 B.C. China.
This workshop taught by Brinkley, a Baytown resident, will be held at
the Galveston Art League headquarters, 2117A Postoffice St. in Galveston,
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14, and from noon to 4 p.m. on
Sunday, Sept. 15. The cost is $150, and participants may sign up and pay by
credit card at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com – click on “Workshops.” (For
questions or to learn further details, call 832-752-3280 or email
The Galveston Art League recruits noteworthy regional artists to lead
the nonprofit organization’s workshops approximately once each month.
These workshops fulfill an important segment of the 105-year-old league’s
mission to spread appreciation for visual arts and art education in the greater
Galveston County area. The league also promotes individual artists through its
exhibits, which change monthly, and through its juried competitions, held
three times each year; see www.GalvestonArtLeague.com for details.
The all-volunteer Art League is largely supported by tax-deductible
memberships, sponsorships, and contributions as well as through its annual
This year’s gala will be 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the San Luis
Hotel Grand Ballroom on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston. The laid-back event
will include live and silent auctions of artwork, silent auctions of local
merchants’ donations of goods and services, gourmet food and drink, and a
live jazz band.
This year’s gala is themed “The Nature of Art/The Art of Nature,” and if
desired, guests may wear costumes related to the theme. This year’s gala
honorees are Turtles About Town (a Turtle Island Restoration Network
project), Seawall Interpretive Trail (an initiative of Artist Boat), and
FeatherFest/PhotoFest (programs of the Galveston Island Tourism Council).
Tickets are available at www.GalvestonArtLeague.com. For information
about the event and gala sponsorships, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call
Galveston Art League Board President Margo Snider at 409-938-1671.