FALL 2016 QUARTER:
MONDAY, september 12 - november 19, 2016

REGISTRATION CALENDAR

Pre-registration: August 8 - August 14  (Open to Summer 2016 students only)
Early registration: August 15 - August 21 (Tuition discount $25 per class and/or workshop)
General registration: August 22 - September 4
Late registration: Begins September 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.

Before registering for any class, carefully read the Art League School policy by clicking here.

Click here to download the Fall 2016 quarter catalog.

HOW TO REGISTER

Online: Registration made easy!  Register for classes here. For step-by-step instructions, click here.
By 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
MAKING SMALL KINETIC OBJECTS (S-4)
340.00

Gary Schott
All Levels
Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 14 - November 16
9 weeks
(No class October 12)

Students will be introduced to simple mechanisms and explore combinations of motion. We’ll begin with orientating ourselves with the space, materials, tools, equipment, and safety required for this class. Each week we’ll focus on a new topic of mechanism to produce motion, while working towards working samples and eventually a finished “flying figure” project. This class is equally intended for the individual that has never stepped into a workshop to the seasoned maker. Techniques taught will include very basic wood-working combined with fundamental jewelry making techniques (sawing, drilling, riveting, soldering, basic forming, surface finishing). 

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CLASSICAL FIGURE DRAWING (D-1)
370.00

Polly Liu
Intermediate / Advanced
Monday, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
September 12 - November 14
10 weeks

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.

Current Art League Houston Members: Use promo code "FALL2016MEMBER" to save $35 per class!  Check your membership status by calling us at 713-523-9530. 

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DRAWING WHAT YOU SEE (D-2)
370.00

Sasha Dela
Beginner / All Levels
Monday, 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 12 - November 14
10 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. 

THIS CLASS IS FULL.

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CLASSICAL FIGURE DRAWING (D-3)
370.00

Polly Liu
Intermediate / Advanced
Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
September 13 – November 15
10 weeks

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.

Current Art League Houston Members: Use promo code "FALL2016MEMBER" to save $35 per class!  Check your membership status by calling us at 713-523-9530. 

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STILL LIFE DRAWING (D-4)
375.00

Lucinda Cobley
All Levels
Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 13 – November 15
10 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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THE DRAFTSMAN'S TOOLBOX – AN INTRO TO DRAWING (D-7)
370.00

Laura Spector
Beginner
Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
September 15 - November 17
10 weeks
+ model fee

In this course, students will begin learning the tools artists use while drawing. Students will learn the basics of composition, negative and positive space, contour lines, perspective, value, foreshortening and beginning anatomical sketches while practicing a wide variety of techniques. Pencil, charcoal and ink will primarily be used in this class. Students will not focus on completing drawings during each class, instead they will have the opportunity to test out new methods while having questions answered. Homework will be assigned at the end of each class to help students reinforce their learning into practice.

THIS CLASS IS CLOSED.

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BASIC DRAWING 101 (D-8)
370.00

Myke Venable
Beginner
Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 17 - November 19
10 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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INTERMEDIATE DRAWING (D-9)
370.00

Myke Venable
Intermediate
Saturday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 17 - November 19
10 weeks

This an intermediate course in drawing. Students will be expected to have some knowledge of shape, volume, value, line and texture. We will draw from still-life subjects with the use of graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, and sketch paper. It is the goal of the class to establish a strong foundation in drawing that will carry over to more advanced classes. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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NATURAL DYE + BOOKMAKING (MM-1)
280.00

Delaney Smith
All Levels
Monday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 12 - October 17
6 weeks

This courses focuses on two simple processes: natural dye on paper and simple book making techniques. We will achieve a range of color on cotton paper, using every day dye sources like avocado, onion skins, hibiscus, and rosemary. The pages will then be gathered and transformed into books using pamphlet and stab binding. These handmade books can be starting points for drawing or creative writing, but can also stand on their own as a work of art.

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SERIOUS ABOUT SILKSCREEN (MM-3)
370.00

Alexander Squier
All Levels
Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 14 - November 16
10 weeks

This course is an excellent all­-around introduction for the newby, and an expansive refresher to those with experience! Over the course of 10 weeks, this course will introduce students to a versatile range of fundamental screen printing techniques, that yield rich and fast results. Both analog and photographic methods will be covered, as well as printing on fabric, and alternative techniques such silkscreen monoprinting. Class demos will be supplemented with images and examples from print history and  contemporary printmaking and design. Each student will leave the class with a portfolio of 4 editions of 10+ prints each, their own t­-shirts, and their own metal screen for future use.

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ALTERNATIVE WATER-BASED MEDIA, COLLAGE AND ASSEMBLAGE (MM-4)
370.00

Melinda Laszczynski
All Levels
Wednesday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 14 - November 16
10 weeks

In this course, students will use water-based media such as watercolor and ink along with alternative tools and additives on both traditional and unique surfaces. Paintings and collages will focus on composition, space, and texture. Assemblage will be used as both a finished sculptural work and source material for painting. Students will also create their own watercolor paints using gum arabic and found materials. Students will leave the class with a portfolio of at least ten pieces. Familiarity with watercolor or ink is recommended, though not required.

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COLLAGE WORKSHOP (MM-6)
200.00

Caroline Graham
All Levels
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9
 

We will take a look at the history of collage from Braque and Matisse to our own Houston collage artist and designer Jerry Jeanmard and Austin-based artist Lance Letscher. Working through design and color we will produce abstract and representational pieces adding text or paint where needed.

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COLOR THEORY FOR BEGINNERS (P-1)
305.00

Cary Reeder
Beginner
Monday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 12 - October 31
8 weeks

Through this course, students will gain an understanding of color theory and the practical manipulation of color in paint. The first half of the semester will involve hands-on exercises using acrylics focusing on the concepts of hue, value, and intensity. During the second half of the semester, students will learn additional concepts including color harmony, mood, and color interaction, and translate these concepts, plus those learned during the first half of the course, into simple acrylic paintings.

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CLASSICAL PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL (P-3)
370.00

Polly Liu
Intermediate / Advanced
Tuesday, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
September 13 – November 15
10 weeks
+ model fee

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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ACRYLIC STILL LIFE PAINTING FOR BEGINNERS (P-9)
380.00

Lucinda Cobley
Beginner
Thursday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 15 - November 17
10 weeks
+ $1 materials fee

This beginner’s course introduces fundamental skills in acrylic painting. Working through a series of exercises and by studying a varied range of still life objects gives ample opportunity to explore 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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THE ALLA PRIMA STILL LIFE (P-11)
380.00

Laura Spector
All Levels
Thursday, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
September 15 - November 17
10 weeks

Alla Prima, or direct painting, describes a method of painting that a painter creates in one sitting. Students will be encouraged to complete one small painting during each class, based on simple still life objects. We will cover the basics of how to create an interesting composition, which elements to keep in focus and which to soften into the background, color theory, color temperature and neutralizing the palette. The class will start simple and build up to more complex studies. Oil and acrylic painters are welcome.

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LANDSCAPE PAINTING (P-10)
385.00

Steve Parker
Intermediate / Advanced
Thursday, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 15 - November 17
10 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. 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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ACRYLIC STILL LIFE PAINTING (P-12)
380.00

Lucinda Cobley
All Levels
Thursday, 6:30 PM 9:30 PM
September 15 - November 17
10 weeks

Relationship between objects is key to a good still life set-up. In this intensive course, students will develop strong still life compositions by exploring the interplay of color, form, texture, and spatial arrangements of objects. Develop skills to obtain the most effective composition by bringing awareness to focal point, scale, and perspective within each painting. Experiment with glazing and impasto techniques using acrylic mediums and gels. There will be an emphasis on color mixing, color contrast, and preparing textures using a variety of everyday tools and materials. This class is suitable for the beginner and intermediate level.

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DRAWING AND ANIMATING THROUGH PROCESSING (T-1)
190.00

Sarah Rodriguez
Beginner
Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
October 22 - November 11
4 weeks

Processing is an open source programming environment designed by artist and for artists. In this four week course, students will learn the basics of Processing, including how to display and create images both static and kinetic, and learn the basics of generative, interactive data input.

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE (W-3)
280.00

Barbara Jackson
All Levels
Thursday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 22 - October 27
6 weeks

This class will bring the time-honored genre of still life painting into the 21st century by employing contemporary subject matter, materials and techniques. There will be an emphasis on design and composition, as well as effective use color in creating vibrant watercolor paintings that refer to life in todays’ world. Demonstrations and class reviews will take place on a regular basis. All levels of watercolor painters are welcome. Basic drawing skills are a requirement.

Current Art League Houston Members: Use promo code "FALL2016MEMBER" to save $35 per class!  Check your membership status by calling us at 713-523-9530. 

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WATERCOLOR PAINTING: CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE (W-4)
280.00

Barbara Jackson
All Levels
Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
September 22 - October 27
6 weeks

This class will bring the time-honored genre of still life painting into the 21st century by employing contemporary subject matter, materials and techniques. There will be an emphasis on design and composition, as well as effective use color in creating vibrant watercolor paintings that refer to life in todays’ world. Demonstrations and class reviews will take place on a regular basis. All levels of watercolor painters are welcome. Basic drawing skills are a requirement.

Current Art League Houston Members: Use promo code "FALL2016MEMBER" to save $35 per class!  Check your membership status by calling us at 713-523-9530. 

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