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Exploring Morandi

Adults

Learn from Giorgio Morandi, the master of still life.

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Jumpstart Your Abstract Painting

Adults

Begin your exploration of abstract painting!

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Magnificent Acrylics

Adults

Enjoy the brilliant colors of fast-drying acrylics and learn to build layers of textures and washes in landscape, still life, and abstract painting.

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Photography II

Adults

Shooting assignments focus on expanding composition skills, understanding light, and becoming comfortable and confident in manipulating manual exposure.

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Drawing I: Short Form

Adults

Practice a new drawing medium in each session and enjoy drawing success from the very first class. Refine your technique in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Drawing I: Long Form

Adults

Learn about line, value, perspective, and composition as you begin to draw and then improve your skills through quick sketches and completed drawings...

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Jumpstart Your Painting

Adults

Absolute beginners or those with rusty skills will discover, strengthen, and hone painting skills during an enjoyable weekend.

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Painting I: Short Form

Adults

Discover, sharpen, and strengthen your skills to approach painting with confidence. Understand oil and acrylic paint and develop a foundation for future work.

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Painting I: Long Form

Adults

Beginners or those with minimal experience learn different ways to start paintings, use paint as a wash or with texture, and practice old master techniques.

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Art of the Fold

Adults

This 2 day workshop will cover basic paper folding techniques that will result in 4-5 books for you to take home.

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Design and Composition

Adults

Develop basic design skills for artistic and commercial applications through a variety of student projects, lectures, and demonstrations.

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Watercolor Basics and Beyond

Adults

Beginners are introduced to the watercolor medium while intermediate-level students advance technique and skills through practice and critiques...

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Landscape to Abstract

Adults

Break away from traditional landscape painting and explore color, shape, and brushwork in a new class that explores the connection between landscape forms and abstract painting.

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Children’s Book Illustration

Adults

All levels are welcome in this information-packed class taught by a national award–winning children’s book author and illustrator.

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En Plein Air: Waterscapes

Adults

Come outside and paint Austin’s waterways “en plein air”

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Photography I

Adults

Learn complete manual control of a camera. While using a digital SLR is essential, you will subsequently be able to pick up any camera and make a manual exposure.

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Beautiful Bugs

Age 4–5, Parent & Child

Creative young artist-scientists will observe and re-create the beauty and color found in nature, especially insects, learning how art and biology intersect.

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Fabulous Fish

Age 4–5, Parent & Child

Children learn to paint, draw, and sculpt fish and other underwater creatures and plants while exploring basic art vocabulary.

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Drawing Basics and Beyond

Age 6–8

Venture into real and imaginary worlds with the stroke of a marker, the rub of charcoal, and the glide of pastels.

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Painting Basics and Beyond

Age 6–8

Create realistic paintings and express your artistic spirit in both bold and delicate colors using skillful brushstrokes.

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Meet the Masters

Age 6–8

Create your own textured paintings inspired by the beauty of Vincent van Gogh’s imaginative, beloved style and explore the techniques of colorful, self-taught painter Henri Rousseau.

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Beyond Basic Drawing

Age 9–11

Venture into real and imaginary worlds with the stroke of a marker, a piece of charcoal, and pastels while learning more advanced design and drawing skills.

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Beyond Basic Painting

Age 9–11

Set up a palette, blend brilliant colors, and use different types of brushes. Create volume with light and make shadows in a still life, paint a landscape, and more..

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Claymation

Adults

Stop animation—but so easy! Use provided iPads or your own mobile device to make a movie.

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Claymation

Age 9–11

Make your own clay cartoon, then create a movie set and animate a mini-movie with your creature as the star. Discover secrets and tricks to make…

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iPhoneography Continued

Adults

Go deeper into the many photographic possibilities of iPhones and other smart phones.

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Painting I: Short Form—Extended

Adults

Further develop basic skills in this perfect follow-up to the introduction to painting received in Painting I: Short Form.

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Digital Photo and Photoshop for Teens

Ages 14-18

Get the most out of your digital camera! Move step-by-step through the important manual digital camera functions as you begin to understand the importance of light and...

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Experimental Printmaking with Collage

Adults

Explore the fundamentals of relief printing through traditional printmaking tools and chine-collé.

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Spring Break Classes (All Ages)

Age 4–5, Age 6–8, Age 9–11, Ages 12-14, Ages 14-18

Spend spring break with us! Courses in various subject areas are offered for children ages 4-14.

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Abstractions in Watercolor with Jan Heaton

Adults

Use watercolor to explore the development of abstract form from an observed reality in a free and spontaneous way.

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Painting Large

Adults

Learn how working large loosens up individual style and enables artists to make a powerful statement.

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Creating with Collage

Adults

Explore the open-ended and fun medium of collage to create unique works of art!

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Continuing with Collage

Adults

Integrate book making, printmaking, and hand-painted papers into your collages!

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Intro to Art: 2-D

Adults

A hands-on tour of drawing, painting, watercolor, and collage, including foundational principles and language that can be used across disciplines.

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Botanical Illustration

Adults

Enjoy and examine the native plants in your own backyard/local parks and trails/(or florist) as your subjects.

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Colored Pencil Painting

Adults

Add color to your repertoire by drawing with colored pencils. Explore layering, burnishing, and dissolving the waxy pencil to create luminous works of art.

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Portrait Drawing

Adults

Expand your visual acumen through study of the proportions, contours, volumes, and details of the head and face.

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Life Drawing I

Adults

Absolute beginners use a variety of materials including charcoal and Conté crayon and employ basic principles of drawing while working from a live model.

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Nature and Abstract Drawing

Adults

Learn how to create abstract drawings using natural forms as inspiration.

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Nature Journaling in Watercolor

Adults

Let's get out of the studio and experience nature!

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20 Oil Techniques

Adults

Explore options, gain clarity on tools and techniques for both realistic and abstract styles, and learn practical skills and time-saving tips.

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Abstract Painting

Adults

Conquer a variety of abstract painting techniques, including abstracting real objects, intuitive painting, and gestural works.

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Botanical Painting Workshop

Adults

Learn how to render botanical subjects in a realistic manner. Explore the work of the Dutch masters of still life, impressionist florals, and contemporary…

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Nature and Abstract Painting

Adults

Learn the basics of color theory and some new mixed media painting techniques while exploring the geometries, beauty, and surprises found in nature.

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Portrait Painting

Adults

Work from a live model or personal photographs to expand your skills through study of the proportions, contours, volumes, and details of the head and face.

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Jumpstart Your Watercolor

Adults

Beginners and those needing a refresher course alike will gain insight into the wonderful medium of watercolor during an enjoyable, challenging weekend.

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Watercolor II

Adults

This workshop-style class picks up where Watercolor Basics and Beyond leaves off, featuring new exercises and demos that focus on value, pattern, and color.

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Children's Book Illustration II

Adults

This part workshop, part self-paced drawing and painting lab is designed as a follow-up to our Children's Book Illustration course!

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Relief Printmaking: Woodcut and Linoleum

Adults

Learn to prepare blocks, draw, carve, and print while examining the history of relief printmaking with an emphasis on contemporary art.

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Screen Printing

Adults

Have you ever wanted to print your own T-shirts, posters, or cards? Master the fundamentals of screen printing so you can experiment confidently.

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Art Bikes

Adults, Ages 14-18

Customize your own “art bike” in this exciting workshop in collaboration with the Austin Yellow Bike Project!

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Beginning Metalworking

Adults

Learn the basics of manipulating and joining metal to create objects from simple tables to conceptual sculpture.

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Heat Forming

Adults

Bring the heat in this exciting class that combines MIG and oxy-acetylene welding with forging.

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Metals 2.0

Adults

Expand your skills, practice MIG (metal inert gas) welding techniques, and become more familiar with oxy-acetylene and hot form steel.

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Working with Wood and Metal

Adults

Fabricate a wood and metal project as you familiarize yourself with material attributes, proper tool usage, and shop safety while learning the basics of welding and woodworking.

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Fine Woodworking Basics

Adults

This class covers the fundamentals of fine woodworking and is perfect for those with no experience wanting to learn their way around the wood shop.

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Intermediate Woodworking: Guided Open Studio with Mini Workshops

Adults

Beginner-to-intermediate woodworkers work on independent projects in an open studio format...

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Basic Jewelry Fabrication

Adults

Using nonferrous materials like copper, brass, and nickel, learn to create a two-to-three-layered, expressive pendant using all the basic jeweler’s tools.

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Stone Sculpting

Adults

Beginners and experienced carvers alike will create through the interaction of dynamic shapes, lines, and volume and carve stone into abstract or figurative sculptures.

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Beginning Ceramics

Adults

Using stoneware clay, gain a working knowledge of techniques such as slab construction, classic coil, pinched vessels, and throwing elemental wheel forms.

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Ceramics: Beginning and Beyond

Adults

Beginners cover the basics of hand building and wheel throwing, while experienced students build on previous lessons, refine techniques, and create vessels.

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Wheel Throwing and Beyond

Adults

Beginners will be introduced to basic shapes while experienced potters will expand skills and explore forms such as lidded jars and large objects.

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Pots Off the Wheel: Hand Building Functional Pottery

Adults

Explore inventive hand-building techniques for making functional pottery in this fun and informative class.

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Smoke-Fired Primitive Pots

Adults

Learn how clay vessels have been built through history. Use basic forming techniques and add a personal touch to your work while exploring early clay forms.

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Functional Pottery: Form and Surface

Adults

Focus on surface and further skills in techniques including mishima and sgraffito. Learn to make underglaze decals and ceramic printing inks.

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Sculptural Expressions with James Tisdale

Adults

Explore and realize your own visions. Focus on narrative work employing human and animal forms, and develop and execute your own visual vocabulary.

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Intermediate Ceramics: Wheel Throwing, Hand Building, and Glazing

Adults

Expand your understanding of stoneware or porcelain, under-glaze colors, and high-fire glazes.

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Photoshop I

Adults

Learn the basics and develop your editing skills to transform your photos into richer, more visually interesting images.

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iPhoneography Workshop

Adults

Explore the potential of the iPhone camera, including the best apps for creating artistic images and amazing examples of work by professional photographers.

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Mosaic Art I

Adults

Create beautiful and functional pieces using glass, marbles, stones, mirrors, dishes, and tiles in this class suitable for beginners.

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Batik/ Wax Resist Dyeing

Adults

Steef Crombach leads students in learning her variation on the traditional Indonesian batik method of wax-guarded dyeing, which she has spent years perfecting.

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Weaving for Beginners

Adults

Learn the basics of making cloth on a loom. We will cover planning a project, choosing yarns, warping and setting up the loom, and weaving itself.

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Weaving: Beyond Basics

Adults

If you have some familiarity with weaving, this class will guide you through your own projects. Review materials and techniques, then tackle design and work independently.

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Homeschool 3-D (ages 5-10)

Homeschool

Explore 3-D! Clay and other media are used to practice creating art in three dimensions while students learn about history’s notable sculptors.

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Homeschool Advancing Artists (ages 11–15)

Homeschool

Focus on art history of the 20th and 21st centuries while exploring formal elements and design principles and strengthening artistic skills.

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Homeschool Advancing Artists 3-D (ages 11–15)

Homeschool

Students will generate and conceptualize artistic ideas into 3-D forms while studying traditional and contemporary examples from art history.

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Homeschool I (ages 5-10)

Homeschool

Use a variety of mediums to take your artistic skills to a new level! Each class has a different theme: portraiture, still-life composition, figure drawing, capturing landscapes, and more.

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Classical Drawing and Painting

Ages 12-14

Study drawing and painting, exploring form, color, perspective, texture, value, and composition using a realistic approach.

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Life Drawing for Teens

Ages 14-18

Advance your skills drawing the human form. Create drawings that incorporate movement, large structural relationships, proportions, and line.

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Abstract Painting 1.5

Adults

Through unusual subject matter and practicing new abstraction techniques, learn to perceive even realistic subjects abstractly.

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Dynamic Composition

Adults

Make your painting compositions more dynamic! Learn to use contrast, direction, the Golden Mean, color choices, and other elements and principles…

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Color Schemes for Painting

Adults

Color schemes can help simplify your choices and add more drama or softness. Learn to use a variety of color schemes to fulfill the purpose of your work.

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Lightroom I

Adults

Learn to perfect your photos by correcting or refining color and exposure, removing blemishes, smoothing out skin, and removing unwanted…

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Sculptural Mosaics

Adults

Learn about various techniques for creating outdoor mosaics on dimensional surfaces.

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Claymation (ages 6-11 w/adult)

Parent & Child

Bring a point-and-shoot camera or any device with a camera (iPhone/iPad) and learn to make your own movies from beginning to end.

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Comics Drawing and Illustration

Age 9–11

You can create comics while learning to draw! Tell your own stories through the medium of comics and learn drawing and layout skills.

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Comics Drawing and Illustration (ages 12-14)

Ages 12-14

You can create comics while learning to draw! Tell your own stories through the medium of comics and learn drawing and layout skills.

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