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COOL AND UNIQUE FOR SUMMER – Create Your Own Family’s Board Game

If you’re a mom like we are, you have a great appreciation for SUMMER CAMPS that cater to older kids (ages 7 – 17).  Designed so that older kids don’t have to spend their summer at home watching TV, the Heard-Craig's FAMILY LEGACY CAMP accomplishes several goals at once, the most important being a “focus on the family and creating a family legacy”.    

Running July 10 – July 14, 2017, the FAMILY LEGACY CAMP spends a week working with your child to create your own BOARD GAME.   Your family's game will be complete with your family’s photos, your history, your favorite places, and your legacy.  The first day of camp focuses on the game structure, the second day on the board structure, the third and fourth on the pieces and family cards, and the fifth on polishing the final details.  Although base supplies will be provided, all camp participants will be required to bring certain items each day of the camp (e.g. photos).  

What if I’m not a kid but would like to take the camp to create my own family’s legacy…can I do that?  Of course!   The camp is open to anyone who wants to develop a board game to hand down to their family members.  Custom designed by each camp participant, this makes a significant and sentimental gift for a holiday, for grandma, for mom or dad, or for a child. 

The camp will take place in the Heard-Craig Carriage House (located behind the Main House at 205 W. Hunt Street, McKinney, TX  75069.   For information on how to register for the week-long camp, call 972-569-6909.  You can also register on-line at:  www.heard-craig.ticketleap.com.  Registration deadline is June 10, 2017.  

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The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts in downtown McKinney is currently taking registrations for its ARTISTRY ON PORCELAIN conference.  

Set on the lovely Heard-Craig estate grounds in downtown McKinney, Texas, the ARTISTRY ON PORCELAIN conference will feature an evening reception in the Main House (September 23, 6:00 PM), porcelain demonstrations (painting in gold, September 29th, 9:00 AM) (porcelain dolls, October 1, 9:00 AM), a Hands-On workshop (September 28th at 9:00 AM), and several porcelain lectures.  The lecture on October 5 at 9:00 AM will discuss how to incorporate porcelain into today’s Interior Design schemas. The speaker, Malika Roberts, has a Fine Arts degree from SW Texas, over 20 years of experience as a decorative artist for Havertys, and is a master at incorporating client’s sentimental pieces into the design of their home’s interior.

Tickets can be purchased individually ($35 per session/$25 per session for Heard-Craig or Porcelain Guild Members) or through an unlimited Full Conference pass ($145 or $125 for Heard-Craig and Porcelain Guild Members).  To purchase, call 972-569-6909 or purchase on-line at: www.heard-craig.ticketleap.com.

The conference is a partnership between the Porcelain Guild of North Texas and the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts.  The Porcelain Guild meets the last Tuesday of the month at 9:00 AM in the Carriage House, 205 W Hunt Street, McKinney, Texas (September 27, October 25, and November 15, 2016)   All are welcome to attend. 

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The day before Easter, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts hosted 2 SOLD OUT Granddaughter's Teas in it's Carriage House and Main House.  Set on a gorgeous property right off the downtown square, the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts entertained grandmas, mothers, daughters, and granddaughter's for an afternoon filled with programs, tours, tea sandwiches, tea, and finger desserts. The chance to attend a function in their finest attire and spend quality time with their grandmother was the highlight of the event. 

The last Granddaughter Tea for 2016 will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 2:00 p.m (Check in at the Carriage House at 1:45 p.m.).   Reservations can be made by calling 972-569-6909 or can be made on-line at:   heard-craig.ticketleap.com      Questions can be directed to:  info@heardcraig.org or by calling 972-569-6909.   Reservation deadline is July 30, 2016.  

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Dress of Music

Every great friendship sports a little bit of creativity (what did she make?  what inspired her to pull that outfit together?) and a little bit of competitive spirit (wish I had seen those boots!).  So if you, and two of your friends, are up for an evening of fun, inspiration, and fashion, you'll want to join us at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts when we kick off our PROJECT RUNWAY ladies night out evenings.  

In teams of three, you will design an outfit in our hour.  Your supplies will be provided to you, as will refreshments from our partners at Market Street (at the corner of Lake forest Drive and Eldorado).  At the end of an hour, you and your team will showcase your creation in a fashion show.  The audience will vote on the best creation. 

Registration fee is $60 for a Team of Three people.  Your team will compete against other teams for the best created fashion.   Past attendees who have participated in this event can't wait for the next one. Come and fuel your creativity on one of the three nights in March (Friday, March 11 or Saturday, March 12 or Thursday, March 24).  6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Heard-Craig Center for the Arts.

For more information and to register:  972-569-6909.

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International Art- Cup and Saucer

This 3-week exhibit shares samples of the patterns of Art in Cups and Saucers from Kathryn Heard-Craig's collection as well as from the collection of local McKinney families and artists.  The Special Exhibit, entitled PATTERNS OF THE PAST AND PRESENT, begins December 21, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016.  The exhibit will be held in the Historic Heard-Craig Center for the Arts located at 205 W. Hunt Street, McKinney, TX.   The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. daily - - Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day.  The cost is $20 per person and proceeds benefit the Music in the Garden series held each May.  Please join us for a lovely display and reminisce about the cups and saucers your grandmother cherished.  

The Heard-Craig Center for the Arts is planning a Master Woodwork exhibit for the summer. Will you attend?
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