Located in the downtown Dallas area, Cedars Art House is a place for learning about art, interacting with artists, and renting studio space for creative expression. Started by Saul and Jennifer Torres, it’s located in The Cedars, a rapidly growing neighborhood which also happens to be the oldest in Dallas and home to an eclectic group of artists.
Learning opportunities include a variety of workshops taught by local artists and art educators, as well as summer camps. Previously located in Dallas’ Highland Park, Mrs. Torres’ Art Camps ignited creativity in local students for five years and with its new location at Cedars Art House, now includes gallery shows of student work at the end of each camp week.
Visitors to Cedars Art House can express creativity in a group setting through Bring Your Own Art sessions, meet multiple artists during the annual Cedars Open Studios walking tour, and will soon be able to join life drawing sessions without the structure of a workshop.
Jennifer Torres, Education Director
Jennifer has taught elementary art for over 17 years and currently teaches at University Park Elementary in Highland Park ISD. Previously, she worked in the non-profit arts education sector and directed a local children’s art festival in participation with The Kennedy Center. Her professional accolades include being named Campus Teacher of the Year in both 2007 and 2014, and serving as a National Art Education Association Delegate to Cuba. Jennifer holds a BFA from the University of North Texas and an MFA from Texas Woman’s University.
Saul Torres, Creative Director
Saul is Senior Lead for Creative Direction at AT&T, as well as adjunct professor of design for Southern Methodist University and Texas A&M Commerce. He has led creative teams for a variety of companies, including The Richards Group in Dallas and Comedy Central in New York. He has also served on boards of directors for local arts organizations and his work has been recognized nationally and internationally, including the permanent collection of the Library of Congress. Saul holds a BFA from Texas Christian University and an MFA from Texas A&M Commerce.
Diego, Studio Dog
Named after Mexican muralist Diego Rivera, Diego was originally hired for protection. Unfortunately, his defense skills are limited to overpowering people with cuteness, aggressive licking and barking at walls.