2024 Art Workshops

Glazing Techniques

with Mike Grafa

In this workshop you will learn what Mike Grafa does with his pieces with throwing and slip work and different glazing techniques.  On the second day students will bring two or three of their own pieces so that Mike can work with them on doing the techniques on their own pieces.

March 15 & 16 

10:00 to 4:00 in new ceramics building

$200 per person

Introduction to Eco-printing

with Stephanie Shroyer

Artist Stephanie Shroyer will introduce you to the basic process of bundling and steaming prepared surfaces of a t-shirt, silk scarf and watercolor paper with leaves and flowers found in your yard and garden, allowing the pigment of them to bond together leaving a lasting impression! We will work with both cellulose /cotton and protein fibers/silk. And discuss the difference in preparation for each.

 Not all leaves work for this process. A list of good “printers will be provided once registered so students can begin collecting and storing material to use. Instructions on how to preserve them will be included. We will reconstitute them in warm water before using them.

The artist will bring a host of materials to work with as well.

We will learn how to use tannins, and metal salts to mordant the materials to alter the outcome and try using dye blankets to add color from natural dyes.

$35 material fee paid to instructor at the time of class.  

This will cover the cost of the T-shirt, the silk scarf, the watercolor, paper, and mordants and dyes. And other disposable supplies.

March 30, 10:00am – 4:00pm

$150 HCAF Members, $175 Nonmembers

$35 material fee paid to instructor at the time of class.  

(This will cover the cost of the T-shirt, the silk scarf, the watercolor paper, and mordants and dyes. And other disposable supplies.)

Call 830-367-5121 (ask for Visual Arts) or

Clay Building for Beginners

with Reba Goodman

This 4 week class welcomes students of all levels and will cover basic handbuilding techniques including pinching, coiling, slab building, applying textures, use of equipment such as a slab roller, hand tools, and glazing. This class will cover the fundamentals of working in the HCAF community clay studio. 

April 2 – April 25

Tuesdays and Thursdays

5:30 – 7:30pm in new ceramics building

 $200.00 per person

$40.00 for supplies and tools given to instructor

Wet Felting Class for Beginners 

with Andrea Rummel

Wet felting is a unique and creative way to transform wool into personalized art. In this class you will learn the basic techniques.  You can design vases, pots, wine koozies etc. Each person will be making a vessel (pot) during this workshop.  Each piece will be unique to you. You will also learn the art of felting soap, along with its natural advantages.  Felted soaps make great gifts too.  Wet felting is a very forgiving art and inexpensive to get into.

All supplies are included in the workshop fee.

April 13, 10:00 – 2:00

$100 Members, $125 Non-members

Introduction to SoulCollage Card Decks

with Gaylynne Robinson

This class will introduce you to the process of making a Soulcollage card deck using images from magazines, internet, or old books.  Intuition, imagination, and insight guide card makers in making a deck of collaged cards. The card making process often helps unblock stuck thinking, giving insight and direction, or new ways of looking at ourselves and our world.  No art skills needed to create these cards that are guaranteed to surprise and delight you.

April 27-28, 10:00 – 4:30

$100 Members, $125 Non-Members

$10 Supply fee given to instructor.

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Every Second Saturday

Gallery Masters:

Art Appreciation for Children

Ages 6 – 8    with Teri Valentine

In this class students will become familiar with the elements of art and recognizing them in the art they view during class visits either to the HCAF Gallery or through books & videos.

Through age-appropriate activities, students will be given challenges in critical thinking and communication.  Then exercise their individual creativity in completing a project in each class session.

Ages 6 – 8

Once a month every second Saturday

$30 per session