Paper Nerd Shannon Driscoll taught me how to make this dream catcher poolside at the Belmont Sunday. Driscoll is an art conservator with a passion for crafting, and she is planning a unique art-supply business that will include classes on anything from basket weaving and paper marbling to gardening and canning fruit.
Driscoll is starting the business, Oil and Cotton Creative Exchange, with partner Kayli House, who writes curriculum for a children’s art school in McKinney. They have leased the building that used to house Patina Bleu, in the Tyler-Davis Art District, and they expect to open in September.
Driscoll and House were the women behind Rock, Paper, Scissors, the pop-up children’s art studio during Oak Cliff Art Crawl in April. The new business will include classes for adults and children, and they will draw from an extensive network of creative people in Dallas to help them teach.
They chose the name Oil and Cotton because those are the main natural resources in Texas.
“We want to put an emphasis on using things from nature to create art,” Driscoll says.