Expressive Art and Juanita J. Craft Residency Workshops | Jessica Bell

Expressive Art Workshops

The Expressive Art Workshops is the 8th annual free art workshop programing offered by artist Jessica Bell. To give back to the community, Bell annually offers free art programing to residence of the City of Dallas funded through the Office of Arts and Culture. This year, the workshops will be offered at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Workshops are free to attend and all materials are provided. This will be a relaxed open studio environment that will focus on encouraging self expression. All ability levels welcomed!

Classes are for ages 18 years and up. Participants can sign up for one or all classes. Dates and programing are listed in the toggle below with varied techniques and materials to encourage repeat participation.

Juanita Craft Residency Workshop

Focusing on community, artist Jessica Bell will be hosting open studio events at the South Dallas Cultural Center. Come work side by side with a local artist and create your own piece of art. The open studio is free for participants 18+. Materials will be provided but you are welcome to bring your own. This will not be art lessons but a time to come work or try something new. Work created during the open studio will be displayed at a later date but is the property of the artist (community member) who made it. A photographer will be on site to capture the work. The goal of the open studio events is to highlight the voices of the community. Create art that is important to you!

Classes are for ages 18 years and up. Participants can sign up for one or all classes. Dates and times are listed in the toggle below.

Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell is a recipient of the Red Bull Artist Grant, Priscilla Art Award, along with several municipal artist grants over the course of her career. Bell has participated in an artist talk at the Dallas Museum of Art and teaching workshops at the Dallas Contemporary.

Working in the public and private sector, Bell’s work is in private collections, including the UT Southwestern Medical Center. Bell holds a Master of Science in Education with a concentration in Ceramics and Curriculum Writing, a Bachelor in Art Education and Fine Arts degree, and certifications in Graphic Design and Welding. Additionally, Bell is the sculptor professor for Booker T. Washington School of the Performing and Visual Arts.

Her work has been shown in a variety of galleries, and she has presented her work as a national leader in art education in urban environments at conferences across the country.