Art Space Events for Kids this Summer!

Summer is for kids at Art Space!  Peggy Paris, our Programs Director, and her team have put together two great classes for kids this summer.



Carol Plumb’s very popular Kids’ Space Art Lessons

We are very pleased to once again offer this very popular painting classes as part of our KIDS’ SPACE Art Lessons summer program. Classes will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two weeks, July 21 & 23 and July 28 & 30,  from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The cost for the full two week 4 part class is $130. You may take only one week of class depending on space available. All materials are included and healthy snacks will be served.  Spaces will be limited so please register early.

You can book this right online from our website:


Clay Camp for Kids 

Art Space is excited to add a Clay Camp to our Summer Program, KIDS’ SPACE. It is a 4 part class, over two weeks. Tuesday and Thursday, July 7 & 9, and July 14 & 16. Children 6 – 12 years are invited. The hours are 9:30 am to 11:30 am. The cost is $130 for all four class times. This includes all materials needed, and we will provide healthy snacks.  Class space will be limited so please sign up early.

You can book this right online from our website:

We have received some generous donations for these programs.  As a result, we do have some SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE.  Please contact us at Art Space.


Open Paint…for the adults

This is your Art Space!  You are invited to come by Art Space on Saturdays for Open Paint sometime from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  (You may paint, weave, knit, scrapbook or whatever art you want to do.) This also ongoing, and is considered a group studio opportunity.  There is no formal instruction, but right now we are playing with watercolor.  The cost is $10 for 2 hrs.



About padreeliteteam

Alta Monroe, Gayle Hood, Jules Wilk & Laurie Howell are a full-time professional and dynamic team known as the Padre Elite Team with RE/MAX 1st Choice in South Padre Island. Quality service for their clients is their number one priority. To them, it is about the client's needs and protecting their interests. Finding just the right property for their buyers or helping their sellers get their property SOLD is their goal. Helping clients step through the complicated process of buying or selling a property to a smooth closing is essential to them. A personal Bio on each of the team agents is posted on their website at The South Padre Island real estate industry is changing faster than ever these days. With the changes in the economy, there are new challenges with buyers, sellers, foreclosures, short sales, Internet marketing, our education, increases in inventories, changes in comparable sales, and frustrating politics. Alta, Gayle, Laurie, and Jules strive to stay on top of all of these changes and to keep in touch with their clients. Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all hold designations they have acquired through eduction. These designations include CLHMS, CRS, GRI, RSPS, CPN, ePRO, SFR and RSPS. Gayle and Jules both hold the CLHMS (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist) designation and they are the ONLY agents in the entire Rio Grande Valley that are members of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing. This better qualifies them to share their specialized expertise with a luxury home seller or buyer. Making sure the buyer and the seller are represented correctly is a priority for this team. Investing in TREPAC (Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee) is important to this team since TREPAC has proven to be a major force in Texas by lobbying for Realtors and property rights for the consumer. For many years, the Padre Elite Team has been a major investor in TREPAC. Alta and Gayle have attended the National Association of Realtors Mid-Year Conference in Washington, D.C. often. The conference is primarily for Realtors that are Board directors or executives. It is a great way to stay on top of the current issues facing Realtors and homeowners in our country. They get to meet with their Senators and Congressmen to express their concerns. Last year they were invited to attend the Realtor PAC President’s Circle Conference in New York where they heard many famous guest speakers regarding current real estate issues. The Padre Elite Team also attends the RE/MAX International Conference each year to acquire more education and to keep up with the latest technology available to Realtors in the Marketplace. They have received numerous awards for being Top Producers in the real estate industry. Education is a priority for this entire team including their assistant, Grace. The GOOD news is that 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015 proved to be better each year for real estate sales in South Padre Island and the surrounding areas of Port Isabel, Laguna Vista/South Padre Island Golf Community, and Bayview. The real estate market is showing an increase in the number of sales and a leveling of values. Now that the market has hit the bottom, investors are finding that real estate is a great place to invest their money. It is still a buyer's market and a great time to buy. Alta, Gayle, Jules & Laurie all agree that it has been such a pleasure to live & work in a resort area such as South Padre Island. A hundred of your closest friends and family will visit when you live near the beach! Clients are always encouraged to contact them. For more information about this team and to view their blog, visit
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