October 2015

October 8, 2015 Meeting

The next general meeting is October 8, 2015, from 9:30 am - noon. You are welcome to join us :)

We are meeting at the Carriage House (behind the Heard-Craig House). See map below. Please park in the areas marked below.

On the Line: Perspective" presented by Ed Hernandez

Ed Hernandez was born and raised in Dallas (1955) and attended Jesuit College Prep (1973), where, at the time, the school offered no art classes. He attended Texas Tech and studied landscape architectural and horticulture and that is where he first realized that he loved to draw.

After serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he attended Brigham Young University. He graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. He worked as a designer for five major corporations throughout the U.S and worked an an architectural illustrator for 10 years. It was during this time that he learned to really draw like the wind. He has also been self employed as a residential designer of kitchens and baths rooms and still does that to this day.

Ed is known locally for his outstanding watercolors, which he has been doing for only 5-7 years. His philosophy is "Sieze the day" and living in the present moment.

Ed is quoted as saying "I love life and I am so grateful that painting, drawing, gardening and building are what I get to do."

Ed's two-hour class will primarily focus on drawing with attention to perspective. Many artists are not properly trained in the use of perspective to accomplish an effective realistic drawing or painting so Ed will explain and demonstrate perspective.

Each student will actively participate so bring an 8" x 10" sketch pad or bigger, a pen or pencil of your choice, a pencil sharpener, and a ruler or straightedge. Ed will provide a handout for each student.

You can see more of Ed's art at hernandezwatercolors.com and email him at designered@netzero.net.


The Meeting
Refreshments will be provided by our hosts: Florene Hendrix, Angela McDonald, Diane Boudreaux.

Be sure to stop by the membership table to sign in, pick up your name tag,
Yearbooks for 2015-2016 are available for members who have paid their dues for this Art Club year.
If you have not paid your dues, you can receive a Yearbook after you pay your dues.

The Art Club is collecting donations at each general meeting to help raise monies for the Art Shows. Bring something nice to donate and can be raffled.

There WILL be a Mini Art Show at this meeting, so bring one piece of your art work to show. Members will vote on the art work and you could receive a gift certificate from Asel Art.

Where Do Wo Meet?
The Art Club of McKinney has general meetings at the Heard-Craig Carriage House (above) every 2nd Thursday of each month except June and July. The Carriage House is behind the Heard-Craig house at 205 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX 75069 (the beautiful, yellow Victorian house).

Parking is available behind the Heard-Craig House. Enter the parking lot from North Church Street. Please park in the areas marked on the map below. Please do not park in the spaces closest to the Carriage House unless you have a handicapped sticker on your car.


About Us: Includes information about the monthly meetings, how to join, postal mail address, email address, list of Board of Directors, list of Committee Chairperson, and a link to a map.

Calendar: A calendar of Art Club events from June 2015-May 2016, including board meetings, general meetings, hosts and programs, art shows, and other relevant events.

Artists Gallery: Free gallery of members' art.

Members: Names of current members. Other member information (address, telephone, email, website, art interests) is displayed upon member request.

Sponsors: List of organizations sponsoring the club during this club year, including information about the sponsor and a link to their website.

Art Links: Eclectic list of organizations recommended by members. Includes all sorts of galleries, stores, workshops, art media, discount, specialty, local, online, etc. Definitely worth a look see.


The Art Club of McKinney, founded in 1914 in McKinney, Texas, was created to encourage the appreciation of visual art in the community. 100 years later, the club continues to support this goal with:

  • monthly meetings for members and visitors
  • lectures on art topics
  • demonstrations and workshops of various media and techniques
  • art shows for adults and children
  • organized visits to museums and gallery exhibits
  • field trips to “paint outside the gallery”
  • directory of local artists
  • online gallery for art club members
The Art Club of McKinney meets at the Heard-Craig Carriage House (behind the Heard-Craig House at 205 W Hunt St, McKinney, TX), on the 2nd Thursday of each month, August through May. The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and the program starts at 10 am.

The program generally includes a presentation/demo by a visiting artist and occasionally, after a brief lunch break, a workshop taught by the visiting artist. Light refreshments and time to socialize are available at the beginning, middle, and/or end of each meeting.

You may join the Art Club of McKinney in person at the monthly meeting or any time by completing the membership application located in About Us.