Beginning Figure Drawing (D-13)
335.00

Shayne Murphy

All levels
Friday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 13– November 17 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$300 members / $335 public + additional live model fee

This class will emphasize drawing the human figure through various mark-making techniques and key exercises. Students will explore different approaches to capturing the figure including sustained gesture, planar analysis, and blended value. Through these activities, you will gain a greater understanding of various materials and develop a consistent level of faith in your ability to improve.

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Found Object: Mixed Media Sculpture (S-5)
360.00

Erika Garrett

All Levels
Sunday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 15 – November 15 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$325 members / $360 public

In this course, students will learn how to assemble and approach various materials to produce a sculpture. The students will be able to focus on objects found in natural environments to local hardware stores as materials. By using these unconventional and non-traditional materials, students can transform everyday items into uniquely crafted artworks. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 8 students.

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Relief Printmaking (PR-3)
350.00

Angel Castelán

All Levels
Sunday morning, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
September 15 – November 17 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

This class will cover the basics (planning, image transferring, carving, and printing) of single-block linocuts, reductive linocuts, and multi-block linocuts. After gaining an understanding of the process, students will create an edition of 5 prints for each of these three methods for a total of 15 prints.

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Expanding Personal Artistic Practice (MM-4)
350.00

Nicolle LaMere

All Levels
Sunday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 15 – November 15 (School closed October 11 - 14, 2019)
9 weeks
$315 members / $350 public

Creating in isolation can slow down any project. In this course, creatives from all mediums will come together to challenge each other and grow from communal discussions. Students will begin by writing and presenting their current body of artwork in order to learn whether what is in our head matches what others are seeing. People will then use class time as open studio to explore technical challenges and material based questions. Class will conclude with learning how to write exhibition proposals and grants as well as Houston based opportunities to submit to. Instructor has technical knowledge in drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture and video editing. Student supply list and artistic materials are up to the individual.

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Acrylic Toolbox (P-16)
180.00

Laura Spector

All Levels
Saturday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
September 14, 21 & 28
3-Day
$145 members / $180 public

If you have always wanted to paint but never knew how to start, this workshop is designed especially for you! This acrylic painting workshop is intended to prepare beginning students with the knowledge needed to begin creating their own acrylic paintings, or to move into a more intensive painting class with ease. You will learn the essentials of using acrylic painting materials, basic color theory and ways to begin a painting. By the end of the 3rd day, students will have the confidence, skills, and vocabulary to move forward into their next artistic adventure!

THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

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Painting: Master Copies (P-17)
210.00

Laura Spector

All Levels
Tuesday evening, September 10, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM 
Thursday evening, September 12, 19  & 26, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
4-Day
$175 members / $210 public

Stand on the shoulders of giants and learn to create a bold, confident, completed painting inspired by Old Masters. Using Master copies to strengthen painting skills has been utilized since the Renaissance. In this course, each student will create one completed painting. A list of paintings will be sent prior to class to choose which work students would like to copy. Using a simple step-by-step transfer system, participants will bypass the drawing process and be able to quickly start building layers of paint. This process will include approaches to composition, value, color theory, paint application and creating color charts. Each class will include instructor demonstrations. This class is appropriate for beginning and intermediate painters in either acrylic or oil paint.

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Collage Workshop (MM-5)
210.00

Caroline Graham

All levels
Weekend, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
November 2 & 3
2-Day Workshop
$175 members / $210 public

In this 2-day workshop, students will take a look at the history of collage from Braque and Matisse to Houston’s own collage artist, designer Jerry Jeanmard along with Austin-based artist, Lance Letscher. Working through design and color, students will produce abstract and non-representational pieces adding text or paint where needed.

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Drawing: Metaphysical Concepts (D-14)
140.00

Myke Venable

All levels
Tuesday evening, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
December 3 & 10
2-Day Workshop
$105 members / $140 public

With the use of Basic Drawing skills, this workshop will explore Metaphysical concepts that relate to Color Therapy, Universal Geometry, Fractals, Mandalas, as well as, a number of other Multidimensional subjects. By implementing an assortment of linear techniques, students will create focused on rhythm and patterns.

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Cyanotype: Photographic Sun Exposure (PR-4)
155.00

Nicolle LaMere

Beginner
Saturday, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
December 7
1-Day Workshop
$120 members / $155 public

The cyanotype process was originally developed in the early 20th century and continues to inspire contemporary artists to this day. In this workshop we will harness the sun’s rays to create one of a kind blue and white photographic prints. This is a beginner’s course and will cover everything from mixing your photographic chemicals, which papers work best with this process and how to design and create your artworks. Students should bring watercolor paper, brushes, printed photographs or images black and white- higher the contrast the better, and pressed flowers/plant life or fabric scraps to experiment with.

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Landscape Painting: Plein Air Approaches (P-18)
170.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
December 3, 4, & 5
3-Day
$135 members / $170 public

This workshop offers a chance to get outdoors and paint the landscape subject from life. Painting and/or sketching outdoors in Plein Air can be helpful in creating a more convincing landscape painting in the studio. The class will take place at one of the pond locations in the Houston Arboretum or possibly Brazos Bend State Park to be determined. Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

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Landscape Essentials (P-19)
170.00

Steve Parker

All levels
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday afternoon, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
December 10, 11, & 12
3-Day
$135 members / $170 public

In this workshop, students will be exploring various techniques in painting focusing on elements as trees, water and some sky effects. Instructor will discuss and demonstrate some of these techniques in depth along with atmospheric perspective methods.Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 10 students

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