Adult Art Workshops
The Adult Art Workshops are designed for beginners, but all levels are welcome! Artist instructors offer a variety of workshops throughout the year, exploring different media and techniques. Typically, one daytime and two evening sessions are offered for each workshop. Each workshop is limited to 16 participants.
For most workshops, all supplies necessary to complete the project are included with the workshop fee. Any additional supplies required of participants will be noted in the workshop description.
Certain workshops may have a higher fee depending on the length of the workshop, instructor fees, and supply costs, but typical workshop fees range from $20-40. All workshops provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit for educators.
Reservations for Adult Art Workshops can be made online by clicking on the registration links listed below. For more information please contact Community Engagement Director Emily Guerra at email@example.com, or call the museum front desk at 281-376-6322.
3-part Class Series: Developing Style
November 7, 8, & 10, 2016
Instructor: Joella Wheeler
This series of classes is intended for anyone from beginners to experienced artists. Many artists want to share their unique vision but are dissatisfied that their style is just not exactly what they would like to present. These classes can help the participants in starting the development of a unique style or to make the break-through in style they are seeking by looking at how other artists have done so.
Participants may enroll in one, two, or all three classes. Each class is limited to 16 participants. All materials are provided for the class. For educators, each class counts as 3 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.
Fees for each class:
All materials are included in the fees.
Teachers: $25 (includes CPE credit certificate)
Museum members: $35
Click the links below each class title to register online.
Using Example Styles as Inspiration
Monday, November 7, 2016: 5:30-8:30pm
Click here to register for Class 1
We will look at 3 different style traditions (Japanese woodcuts, African motifs, and Arts and Crafts Movement era motifs) exploring first why an artist may want to not reproduce a realistic drawing or painting, then how an artist goes from what they are seeing to a uniquely stylized version of that representational object. We will look at how to learn from, emulate, or extrapolate from an art style/genre without copying exactly. Participants will work out a composition for their painting, transfer it to illustration board, and then use acrylic paint for the final painting.
Tools for Developing a Unique Style
Tuesday, November 8, 2016: 9:00am-12:00pm
Click here to register for Class 2
Participants will start with several exercise techniques that help artists determine their personal drawing style and discuss how to get that translated into paint. We will also discuss the attributes of various paint media but concentrate on a not-so-traditional style of using watercolors. We will do a drawing for each technique then choose one to be translated into a watercolor painting on mixed media paper.
What's Behind an Artist's Style?
Thursday, November 10, 2016: 5:30-8:30pm
Click here to register for Class 3
This class will center on the work of a North American First People’s artist: Norval Morrisseau (1932-2007). Mr. Morrisseau was from the Ojibwa People near Ontario, Canada and now has a permanent exhibit in the National Gallery of Canada. His art is world famous as an example of how a strong traditional art style can be brought into another medium and used as a starting point for unique art. Participants will choose a subject or object(s), work out a design, transfer that design to a larger substrate and paint an acrylic ‘Morrisseau’ style piece on illustration board.