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ART BLOCKS' NEWS:

Powell Gardens has invited me to develop ART BLOCKS presentations to align with their seasonal festivals. The result, “Artful Gardens,” is a delightful way to enjoy a Sunday afternoon!

Join me at Powell for the Festival of Butterflies to explore paintings, photographs, textiles, silkworms, waterlilies, pollinators, and butterflies. Then grab a refreshment as we stroll through the gardens for a personal guided tour. 

Sunday, July 31, 3-6. 


Sign up here.
https://powellgardens.org/homepage/events-programs-exhibitions/calendar/
 

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ART BLOCKS' Essential Series starts in September and runs through May 2022. Hop on board! You may join in anywhere along the chronological timeline.  Or pick up a series that you have missed in the past.  Or take them again!

Monday mornings, 10-12 CST, zoom.

 

ART BLOCKS' Enrichment Series evening classes start in September and run through May 2022. Each 6 week series is a stand alone topic, such as American Art, Christian Art, The Art of Italy...

Evenings TBD, 6-8pm, CST, zoom. 

Please join us from the comfort of your homes. Invite friends from around the world to share in the fun! We now claim students from Palm Desert, Martha's Vineyard, St Louis, Vancouver, Toronto, Houston, Traverse City, Los Angeles as well as many from our Kansas City area.

Responses from current students:

 

"One of my FAVORITE things in the universe the last few years has been taking Donna Houtteman's art history classes.... I'm not exaggerating when I say that everyone can benefit from and enjoy these classes! I just signed up for two of them, both offered on ZOOM, so anyone, anywhere can join in."

"Thanks, Donna, for doing this class online.  It’s nice to connect with people and it’s a huge plus to have something to look forward to.   I thought I learned as much in the online class as I would in the classroom - maybe missing a little student interaction - but, all things considered, certainly worth it.  Thanks again and I will see you next week.”  

 

"Ed and I really enjoyed today's online class! Your presentation was engaging and we are so excited to visit Florence with you. We love the way you include history, art, maps, sites and food. Looking forward to next week."

 

"Donna – thanks for a great way to spend the morning.”

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About ART BLOCKS

ART BLOCKS art history classes, from cave drawings through contemporary art, are designed to enrich the lives of adult students through exploration, discovery and lively conversation.

 

ART BLOCKS goal is to engage and energize through the JOY of ART!

ART BLOCKS beautiful classroom is currently in my new condo in midtown Kansas City!

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About You

ART BLOCKS Students

ART BLOCKS students vary from emerging artists, retired professionals, collectors, world travelers, arm chair travelers, to curious life-learners without a trace of art history background. The common thread tends to be a lust for life and learning.

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About Us

ART BLOCKS Instructor
Donna Houtteman

ART BLOCKS is the culmination of a lifelong passion: creating, exploring, embracing, engaging and finally sharing my love of art.

 

Donna's background includes:

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art,

22+ years’ experience as a docent

The Kansas City Art Institute, Instructor & creator,  Conversational Art History & Art Sofa

The Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC, Graduate of Fashion Design

The Art Museum of Texas Tech, Lubbock,TX, guest presenter

The Canadian Craft Council, Toronto, Ontario, guest presenter         

OLLI at Cal State San Bernardino, Instructor

 

ART BLOCKS presentations:

 

The Kansas City Junior League

Bishop Spencer House

Milburn Country Club

Eva Reynolds Fine Arts

Country Club Christian Church

The Warwick Society, KCAI

The Vanguard Club, KCMO

OLLI @ Cal State San Bernardino

Contact

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email. Or you may fill in the form below, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

PHONE NUMBER: 913.649.5695

EMAIL: artblockskc@gmail.com

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