Hurry! Register your teen by Monday to take advantage of this special offer for Anatomy for TEEN Art Students July 23-27

Adrian Deckbar

Anatomy for TEEN – Art Students

Join Adrian Deckbar for an informative journey on how to create and draw the form of the Human Figure in proportion. Using George Bridgman’s ideas and drawings as a basis, we will reference from “The Complete Guide to Drawing from Life”. She will break down the forms into their simplest shapes, explaining with diagrams and drawing with you, how to create the human form in 3-D, and how to use this information and apply it to a living person. You may use the information on ‘head studies’ to try a self-portrait!

This drawing intensive takes place over five 3-hour days: 1) The Head 2) Overview of the Body 3) Hands and Feet 4) Foreshortening and 5) Review: The Entire Human Figure. Students may wish to purchase Bridgman’s book for future reference.

Dates: July 23 – 27th, 2018
Time: 10 am – 1 pm
Tuition: $180 (BYO materials)

Register NOW for 20% off! – Hurry, this special offer ends Monday (July 16)

Adrian Deckbar is well known for the play of light in her works in acrylic and pastel, and for 30 years, created figurative artwork. She has taught art at The New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Tulane University, The Bascom; A Center for Visual Arts, and The Mississippi Art Colony. She has an MFA, MA and BA in painting, and has received numerous grants and awards. Her work is in collections around the world. See for more information and her impressive portfolio of works! Though she primarily lives in New Orleans, she travels to the Mountain View area several times a year to enjoy the beauty and richness of the Ozarks. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from this incredibly gifted artist and masters-level instructor!

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Ginger Smith joined OGTC in 2014 as a volunteer, and has lived in this area since 1972 when she moved to be near her parents, the late Doss and Vivian Burgess. Her late father was Independence County Appraiser and any time family, whether kids or grand kids, came to visit for even a short time, he would take them to A.D. Hill’s grocery store, and get them a soda pop and candy bar, see the talking bird there, and end up “checking out the great White River.” All the kids and grands have played on the banks there, picnicked, and played on the old train. Ginger is adamant, since she moved to Batesville, there is just no other place to raise a family. Her love for the area and desire to help promote it in her professional capacity led her to seek volunteering, and Charlie Morris, whom she met when she was a typesetter at the Daily Guard Newspaper, put her in touch with Cathy Drew, Executor Director of OGTC. She has been on board since then and says she has loved everything she has done and is proud to represent North Central Arkansas.
The last 20 years of her employment she worked for the late County Judge David Wyatt, West Elementary School Principal Jerry Harris, and Circuit Clerk Claudia Nobles and Judge John Kemp. At the Guard Office she says she made friends for a life time, and then the West Elementary teachers, students, and their families grew close to her forever. Her last job she was hired in a newly created position to collect felony fines and restitution. She was so proud that after three years she more than tripled the annual revenues that she retired! Her part-time retirement job was with the ortho docs, Drs. Allen and Angel where she also met many people from all over the area, and made another set of new friends! She is a published writer and has also written feature articles for the Batesville Guard TV Guide and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
She has a daughter, Misty Long Sparks, son-in-law Dloyd Sparks, and three grands, Dalton Lee, Victoria Lynn and Anna Rose, who own her heart, and three more heartbeat grands, Nico and Corbin of Washington, and a late granddaughter, Ginger Savannah. Her late husband, Ken Smith, was the Batesville Postmaster.
Totally retired now, Ginger offers her time and writing abilities to OGTC as she travels around the state and visits with so many nice folks, writes reviews, and tries to be a worthy representative for Ozark Gateway Tourism. She is a people person who really cares for all God has blessed us with in our beautiful state of Arkansas in the United States of America.