SUMMER 2017 QUARTER:
JULY 10 - AUGUST 19, 2017

REGISTRATION TIMELINE

Pre-registration: May 22 - 29 (Open to Spring 2017 students only, with priority registration link)
Early registration: May 30 - June 4 (Tuition discount $25 per class and/or workshop)
General registration: June 5 - July 4
Late registration: Begins July 5 (Additional late fee $15 per class and/or workshop)

Please note: All classes are limited to 12 students, unless otherwise noted. Classes are for students 17 and older, unless instructor consent is given. All classes have a recommended list of materials which students are responsible for purchasing. Materials lists can be downloaded here. Lab fees do not include materials.

By registering for a class at Art League Houston, you agree to the Art League School policies. Refunds or credits will only be issued for students that officially withdraw – with filled student drop form – before the first scheduled class meeting. No refunds or credits will be given after the first class meets. Before registering for any class, carefully read the Art League School policies by clicking here.

HOW TO REGISTER

Online:  Register here at www.artleaguehouston.org/classes
Phone: Students may register by calling Art League Houston at 713-523-9530 during regular office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM. Only credit card payment will be accepted over the phone.
In-Person: Registration can be completed by visiting us at 1953 Montrose Blvd. during office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 12:00 – 5:00 PM.


3d and sculpture
PHOTO LITHOGRAPHY ON CLAY (S-1)
225.00

Jessica Kreutter
Beginner
Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 11 – August 1
4 weeks

Learn how to transfer images on to simple clay forms. We will make tiles, slab cups and shallow bowls and print found or personal images on the surface. Pieces will be glazed and fired.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

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INVESTIGATION AND EXPERIMENTATION IN CLAY (S-2)
220.00

Jessica Kreutter
Advanced
Tuesday afternoon, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
July 11 - August 1
4 weeks

We will work on individual proposals and personal investigation. Depending on the proposals, I will introduce techniques and materials for experimentation. Emphasis will be placed on sculptural techniques and concepts. Projects, demos and discussion will be directed at students who have previously taken a class with me or have taken basic hand building and are interested in exploring a focused independent goal.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 5 students.

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DECORATING TECHNIQUES FOR CERAMICS (S-3)
280.00

Clara Hoag
Intermediate
Thursday evening, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
July 13 - August 17
6 weeks

In this intermediate ceramics class, students will learn a variety of fun decorating techniques for greenware and bisqueware clay, including sgrafitto, mishima, stamping, patterning with stencils, and wax resist. Students should bring their own leather-hard greenware to class on the first day, and/or should be prepared to make work (for decoration) during the first 1-2 class periods.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

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CLASSICAL FIGURE DRAWING (D-1)
270.00

Polly Liu
Beginner / Intermediate
Monday afternoon, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
July 10 - August 14
6 week
Additional live model fee due first class session

In this class, students are introduced to French Atelier training to draw the human figure. The method of sight size, a fundamental scale system, is used to reproduce the figure accurately. Students work from a live model focusing on outline, proportion, shadow, shape, and value. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

CLASSICAL FIGURE DRAWING (D-2)
270.00

Polly Liu
Beginner / Intermediate
Tuesday morning, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
July 11 - August 15
6 weeks
Additional live model fee due first class session

In this class, students are introduced to French Atelier training to draw the human figure. The method of sight size, a fundamental scale system, is used to reproduce the figure accurately. Students work from a live model focusing on outline, proportion, shadow, shape, and value. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

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DRAWING WHAT YOU SEE (D-3)
270.00

Sasha Dela
Beginner
Wednesday evening, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
July 12 - August 16
6 weeks

This class will allow students to more accurately draw what they see. Students will learn and implement a specific measuring technique that can be applied to drawing the figure, landscapes, buildings and objects. The first part of the class will be focused on learning technique and adding drawing skills. The class will then use the techniques in a more personal and creative series of self-directed drawing projects. 
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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STILL LIFE DRAWING (D-4)
275.00

Lucinda Cobley
All Levels
Thursday morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 13 - August 17
6 weeks

This class explores fundamental aspects of drawing objects from various still life set-ups. Line will be used to explain form and shading to depict value shifts from light to dark using a combination of graphite and charcoal to create volume, texture, rhythm and space. Different exercises will also help to build confidence in establishing composition and expression within each drawing. Throughout there will be helpful references to historical and contemporary artists and their drawing practices.

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BASIC DRAWING 101 (D-5)
270.00

Myke Venable
Beginner
Thursday morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 13 - August 17
6 weeks

Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience.

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BASIC DRAWING 101 (D-6)
270.00

Myke Venable
Beginner
Saturday morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 15 - August 19
6 weeks
No class on April 15 and May 27

Using basic materials, students will explore the fundamentals of drawing. Through various hands-on activities and class discussions, this course will touch upon observation, shapes, volume, value, line and texture. This class is intended for students with little or no previous drawing experience.

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INTERMEDIATE DRAWING (D-7)
270.00

Myke Venable
Intermediate
Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 15 - August 19
6 weeks
No class on April 15 and May 27

Intermediate Drawing is for the student with some knowledge of shape, volume, value, line, and texture. We will work from still life objects with the use of graphite pencils, charcoal, color pencils, and drawing paper. We will also build a stronger foundation in drawing that will carry over to advanced drawing and life drawing.

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DRAWING WITH METAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS (D-8)
105.00 130.00

Myke Venable
All Levels
Wednesday, July 26 and August 2
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2-day workshop

With the use of Basic Drawing Skills, this workshop will explore Metaphysical Concepts that relate to Color Therapy, Sacred Geometry, Fractals, Mandalas, as well as a number of multidimensional subjects.

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EGG TEMPERA AND ENCAUSTIC PAINTING (MM-1)
305.00

Sasha Dela
All Levels
Monday mornings, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 10 - August 14
6 weeks

This course will allow students to experiment with the beautiful and less common painting mediums egg tempera and encaustic. Egg Tempera paint is made from combining egg whites and colored pigment using a specific painting ground. It allows for the building up of transparent layers to create a very luminous surface. Encaustic is made with beeswax and pigment and heat is used in the process of mixing and applying paint. Many surprises occur while heating the paint on panel. Students may experiment with the new techniques in their own style. Clear instructions for making and using the paints will be given so at-home setup will be possible after taking the course. Safety will be discussed through out the workshop.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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COLLAGE/MIXED MEDIA (MM-2)
270.00

Sasha Dela
All Levels
Monday afternoon, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
July 10 - August 14
6 weeks

Through the exploration of artists’ work in collage as well as hand-on experimentation this class will give students a chance to become familiar with the elements and ideas involved in collage and mixed media works. Collage has a relationship to photography and found object sculpture, as well as painting and drawing. It is a rich medium, full of possibilities. This class will experiment with materials, and construction techniques for working with and creating collage.

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CLOTHED FIGURE DRAWING IN COLOR AND MIXED MEDIA (MM-3)
273.00

Lucinda Cobley
All Levels
Tuesday morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 11 - August 15
6 weeks

Practice drawing from the clothed model using colorful mixed media techniques with color pencil, pastel and water-based paint. Beginning with basic anatomy of the human form we will develop shape, structure, and proportion using simplified drawing methods before exploring how to use color effectively. Details such as texture, folds, pattern, and garment shape in relationship to the human form are frequently discussed. Throughout the course there are helpful references to historical and contemporary artists’ techniques and approaches. The model poses range in length from under 1 minute for fast sketches to longer more studied poses of 30+ minutes. This course is suitable for beginners with some drawing experience. The model fee is for 5 of the 6 weeks and split between participants.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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CLOTHED FIGURE DRAWING IN COLOR AND MIXED MEDIA (MM-4)
273.00

Lucinda Cobley
All Levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
July 11 - August 15
6 weeks

Practice drawing from the clothed model using colorful mixed media techniques with color pencil, pastel and water-based paint. Beginning with basic anatomy of the human form we will develop shape, structure, and proportion using simplified drawing methods before exploring how to use color effectively. Details such as texture, folds, pattern, and garment shape in relationship to the human form are frequently discussed. Throughout the course there are helpful references to historical and contemporary artists’ techniques and approaches. The model poses range in length from under 1 minute for fast sketches to longer more studied poses of 30+ minutes. This course is suitable for beginners with some drawing experience. The model fee is for 5 of the 6 weeks and split between participants.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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IMAGINED SPACE: FROM COLLAGE TO PAINTING (MM-5)
235.00

Erin Joyce
All Levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
July 18 - August 15
5 weeks
No class on July 11

In this course students will cultivate ways to find and combine source material to create imagined spaces. We will utilize the principles of perspective, light sources, and unity to bring separate objects, figures, and spaces together into one painting or drawing. Sources could include (but are not limited to) personal photos, found images, media images, dreams or memories.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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VIVA LA VIDA: PAINTING AND MIXED MEDIA (MM-6)
125.00 145.00

Lucinda Cobley
All Levels
Saturday, July 22, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
1-Day Workshop

Inspired by Frida Kahlo’s 1954 still life painting of watermelons evocatively called ‘Viva la Vida’ this mixed media workshop will allow you to discover new ways to work with color and texture within your painting practice. Working directly from a still life set up of sumptuous fresh summer fruits and flowers will help to increase your observational skills and give ample opportunity to experiment with challenging new approaches. Bring along your water-based paints, acrylic and/or watercolor, and any dry media such as color crayons and pastels plus several sheets of heavy weight paper and enjoy spending the day painting and drawing from a colorful still life. Since there is a very long history of symbolism in still life painting there will be time to consider the personal meanings within your own paintings. Demonstrations during the workshop will help to inspire new ways to combine wet and dry media plus you will gain expertise about new acrylic media such as special texturing gels, pastes and grounds.

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SPECIAL PROJECTS IN SILKSCREEN (PR-1)
300.00

Alexander Squier
All Levels
Thursday morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 13 - August 17
6 weeks

This 6 week intensive will introduce students to new takes on fundamental techniques, while focusing on developing and executing personal projects. Students will prepare screens and learn to expose stencils on the first day. The demonstrations will happen consecutively and will include hand drawn, painted and cutout photo-stencils, digital and photo-imagery, cmyk printing and digital collage, and expanded mono-printing techniques. Possibilities for projects are very open, some examples include printing posters, zines or books, textiles, printing on wood, packaging design, foldable prints, etc. The class is open to all levels of experience, but students are expected to have some project ideas in mind.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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CLASSICAL FIGURE PAINTING IN OIL (P-1)
270.00

Polly Liu
Beginner / Intermediate
Monday morning, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
July 10 - August 14
6 weeks
Additional live model fee due first class session

In this class, students begin painting in grisaille – painting executed entirely around monochrome and usually in shades of gray or brown – to eliminate the problems of color and value and to concentrate on accuracy of drawing and the effects of light. The second part of the class utilizes a limited palette, allowing students to explore and understand the harmony and unity of light. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size. 
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

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CLASSICAL PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL (P-2)
270.00

Polly Liu
Beginner / Intermediate
Tuesday afternoon, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
July 11 - August 15
6 weeks
Additional live model fee due first class session

In this class, students begin painting in grisaille – painting executed entirely around monochrome and usually in shades of gray or brown – to eliminate the problems of color and value and to concentrate on accuracy of drawing and the effects of light. The second part of the class utilizes a limited palette, allowing students to explore and understand the harmony and unity of light. The model fee is due the first day of class and varies according to class size.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 6 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

TOWARD THE ABSTRACT IN LANDSCAPE (P-3)
270.00

Steve Parker
All Levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
July 11 - August 15
6 weeks

This course is a continuation of "Landscape into Art," but with an emphasis on composing a painting from a non-representational or abstract rather than imitative or purely representational basis. There will be plenty of latitude to continue the methods already undertaken in the previous landscape classes as well. The instructor will demonstrate and discuss these approaches as used by current and past masters. This class is being offered for all levels, however, students are expected basic knowledge of drawing and composition. Among all levels, beginners will be encouraged to draw. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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NON-OBJECTIVE ACRYLIC PAINTING (P-4)
270.00

Garland Fielder
All Levels
Wednesday morning, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
July 12 - August 16
6 weeks

In this course, the student will be exposed to the history of contemporary, non-objective art making, specifically, in the realm of 2D painting. Through an exploration of the various potentials in this field, the student will develop a body of work influenced by the genre. All facets of creating a painting will be addressed—from the deliberation of the form, to the wrapping of the surface, to the application of pigment and finish. Due to time constraints, it is suggested that the student work in acrylic media. However, various strategies and methodologies will be entertained.

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OIL PAINTING: THE MODERN METHOD (P-5)
270.00

Ruben Coy
All Levels
Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 12 - August 16
6 weeks

In this modern method, we use oil over acrylic paint. The painting progresses first in layers of acrylic, followed by layers in oil. The simplicity of this method makes this class ideal for the beginner and a boost for the advanced student. Using this layering technique gives the student the leverage to create fine-tuned paintings. The finished paintings have a unique luminosity and a sense of depth.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

TOWARD THE ABSTRACT IN LANDSCAPE (P-6)
270.00

Steve Parker
All Levels
Wednesday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 12 - August 16
6 weeks

This course is a continuation of Landscape into Art, but with an emphasis on composing a painting from a non-representational or abstract rather than imitative or purely representational basis. There will be plenty of latitude to continue the methods already undertaken in the previous landscape classes as well. The instructor will demonstrate and discuss these approaches as used by current and past masters. This class is being offered for all levels, however, beginners will be encouraged to draw. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

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OIL PAINTING: THE MODERN METHOD (P-7)
270.00

Ruben Coy
All Levels
Wednesday, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
July 12 - August 16
6 weeks

In this modern method, we use oil over acrylic paint. The painting progresses first in layers of acrylic, followed by layers in oil. The simplicity of this method makes this class ideal for the beginner and a boost for the advanced student. Using this layering technique gives the student the leverage to create fine-tuned paintings. The finished paintings have a unique luminosity and a sense of depth.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

LANDSCAPE PAINTING (P-8)
270.00

Steve Parker
Intermediate / Advanced
Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
July 13 - August 17
6 weeks

This class is recommended for intermediate and advanced students and/or as a continuation of "Landscape into Art." The instructor will demonstrate and discuss techniques used in landscape painting in the first class session. Painting and making studies on site is essential in creating a convincing and expressive landscape. This class will paint and/or sketch out on location at the Houston Arboretum at least twice during the quarter. This will be further discussed in class. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL

ACRYLIC STILL LIFE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS (P-9)
275.00

Lucinda Cobley
Beginner
Thursday evening, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
July 13 - August 17
6 weeks

This beginner’s course introduces fundamental skills in acrylic painting. Working through a series of exercises with a varied range of still life objects enables exploration of form, tone, color, texture and space. Gain experience in painting in a relaxed atmosphere where individual style and approach is encouraged. As each week progresses a new stage of painting will be discovered including: applying a colored ground, under-painting, modeling light and shade and composition.


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LANDSCAPE INTO ART (P-10)
270.00

Steve Parker
All Levels
Saturday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
July 15 - August 19
6 weeks

Utilizing memory and personal experience, students are encouraged to render their own impressions of the subject. Individual elements of the landscape are explored and demonstrated. The instructor will offer techniques and specific methods in landscape painting. The class includes informal discussions ranging from painting methods to basic color theory. The primary medium is oil, however, acrylic and water-based oil paint is accepted.
Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students.

THIS CLASS IS FULL


WORKSHOP: SPLASH AND SPLICE (W-1)
135.00

Melinda Laszczynski
All Levels
Saturday, July 29 and August 5
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2-day workshop

In this two day workshop, students will use watercolor and ink to create playful collages. Both days will include demonstrations and plenty of one-on-one feedback. On Day 1 (“splash”), students will explore the range of marks that water-based media can achieve, learn to balance control and chance within watercolor painting, and create collage material. On Day 2 (“splice”), the paintings will be cut, torn, and combined into new and exciting compositions. Students will learn various techniques in collage work, focusing on formal elements and design. All levels are welcome.

THIS CLASS IS FULL