2020 Workshops

To register for a workshop, please call (830) 367-5121. Please register at least a week BEFORE the start date of a workshop.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to learn about our registration & cancellation policy.

Want to attend one of our workshops, but aren’t from the area?
CLICK HERE for a list of hotels and resorts close to us!

Adult scholarships are available for certain workshops.
Please CLICK HERE for a scholarship application form.

Open Studio Figure Drawing @ HCAF!


Every Saturday from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Work from a live model with short and long poses!

Tuition: $15 per person

CLICK HERE for info on figure drawing studio etiquette!

Powertex Suma Workshop with Sue Haberer


Powertex  is a highly versatile product that makes most porous surfaces hard and weather resistant. This amazing product gives form and structure to cloth, paper, wood, gauze, concrete, plush toys, cardboard and more. The textile hardener makes it easy for a novice crafter to create beautiful sculpture using only a wire armature and an old t-shirt.

Powertex is a liquid medium, ready to use out of the package. Items can be dipped directly into Powertex or brushed on. Once applied, Powertex begins to dry but will remain flexible for hours, depending on room temperature. While it is in this flexible state, Powertex can be draped, folded, pleated and manipulated in countless ways. Once the treated item has been cured, it will be hard and durable. It will also be weather resistant and suitable for use outdoors. The exception to this is the transparent medium which will require a coat of outdoor (marine) varnish before it becomes weather resistant.

(Sat.) June 27 (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Tuition: $165 for HCAF Members & $185 for Non-Members
This cost includes all supplies.

Glass Fusing with Patrick McDaniel


During the 3 hour class, we will start by discussing some basic fusing concepts.

Discussion: Getting started: Safety, Decals, Stacking, Mica/rubber stamps, and Etching. Then we will get into the fun part, making some glass pieces !For this class, the instructor will provide the tools and the glass. Some examples of supplies will include: Glass, Frit, Stringers, Noodles, Decals, and Mica.During this class, you will make one 3” square dish piece using mica and rubber stamps, and two pendants.

(Sat.) June 13, 2020 (9:00am – 12:00pm)

Tuition: $70 for HCAF Members & $75 for Non-Members in addition to a $35 supply fee payable to the instructor.

Watercolor Secrets Revealed with Tom Lynch

Tom Lynch

Experience the vast range and flexibility of watercolor in an atmosphere that welcomes the adv. beginner, intermediate, and advanced painter. Add emotion and conviction to your painting by pushing the limits of color, contrast and light.  Tom puts fun into the process of painting along with enthusiasm and new techniques. Daily demonstration paintings with detailed explanations of the “hows” and “whys,” followed by individual attention so that each student understands and has an example of the day’s objective and a positive critique session. Tom includes tips on photography, “on-location” painting, matting, and salvage techniques for discarded paintings.


Tuition: $500 for HCAF Members & $525 for Non-Members

Non-Objective Art vs. Descriptive Art with Judi Coffey

This workshop is handled through the Texas Watercolor Society. Please CLICK HERE for a registration form for this workshop.

Judi Coffey

In watercolor painting there is lots of room for an artist to incorporate both objective and descriptive art. Experience this painting adventure workshop using painted papers and your imagination. The excitement of designing will be done without drawing. The materials you select along with your chosen colors will lead you on this totally unique painting journey.


Tuition: $375 for Texas Watercolor Society Members & $475 for Non-Members

Pastel Landscapes with Doug Dawson

Trail House

Dawson is a founder and teacher at the Art Students League in Denver. He taught figure painting for over 20 years, and landscape painting for the last 15. He wrote a North Light Book (no longer in print), titled “Capture Light and Color with Pastel”  His work can be found in over 20 other instructional books and magazine articles.  Dawson is a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Pastel Society of America, and the International Association of Pastel Societies.  He is Master Pastelist and Hall of Fame Honoree of the Pastel Society of America. The workshop will be filled with many useful ideas, principles, and techniques. Ask  anyone who has taken a Dawson workshop. 

(Thurs. – Sat.) Oct. 15-17, 2020 (9am – 4pm)

Tuition: $375 for HCAF Members & $395 for Non-Members

Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting
with David Kessler

Caribbean Breeze

Have you ever wondered how to Loosen-Up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then my Bigger, Faster, Fresher, Looser Abstract Painting Workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using shape, value, color, edges and center of interest. Here is some of what we’ll cover:

  • How to loosen up and paint spontaneously with no pre-planning
  • How to use big brushes and lots of juicy paint
  • How to paint from your heart, not your head
  • How to create fresh beautiful color without making “mud”
  • Art business information
  • And much more!

This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.This workshop is non-media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.

(Wed. – Fri.) Dec. 2 – 4, 2020 (9:00am – 4:00pm)
Tuition: $375 for HCAF Members & $395 for Non-Members

CLICK HERE for a supply list

Pocketsketching with Kath Macaulay

A Ingram Live Oaks (002)

Don’t you wish your photographs look as good as you remember the environment? The “Ah ha!” moment? They don’t because the camera shows exactly what was there. You are different. You have a brain and a lifetime of experience plus the emotion of the moment. That is the magic filter through which you “see” your environment. You are the magic the camera can’t capture.

 In this workshop you learn to sketch what you think you see. And you do it quickly; in 25 minutes or less, so that you nail the gem, not overwork it to death. You learn the perspective of color, contrast and focal point, while you’re having fun painting.

(Thurs. – Sat.) May 21-23, 2020 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Tuition: $250 for HCAF Members & $270 for Non-Members
Plus an additional $45 supply fee payable to the instructor.

Introduction to Monotypes with Amado Peña

Amado Peña is a nationally known Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. He studied art and education at Texas A & I (now Texas A & M Kingsville), where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. 

Visit Amado’s website by clicking here.


A Monotype is a print pulled in an edition of one from a painting or drawing done on a surface such as Plexiglas, metal, or board. The image is transferred to surface, usually paper either with a printmaking press or with the pressure of a hand tool. The end result is a one-of-a-kind produced image offering an artist a unique opportunity to create variations of one idea. These variations make a perfect medium for participants who love to experiment. 

Objectives for this class include:
1. Create Monotypes using water-base media
2. Learn how to use a printing press to execute a Monotype
3. Understand what a Monotype is and why artists create them
4. Distinguish between different types of papers used in the Monotype process
5. Work with different water-base media
6. Make final presentation of a finished Monotype

(Mon. – Wed.) Sept. 21 – 23, 2020 (9:00am – 5:00pm)

Tuition: $650 for HCAF Members & $675 for Non-Members
All supplies are provided.

Folk Art with Heidi England Week I

Austrian Museum Chair

“Austrian Museum Chair”

Cowboy and His Horse

“Cowboy and His Horse”

French Rolling Pin

“French Rolling Pin”

German Wedding Chair

“German Wedding Chair”

Heidi England’s Workshops have been postponed to 2021. Deposits may be moved to next year, or reimbursed.

Please call (830) 367-5121 for more information.

Folk Art with Heidi England Week II

Strawberry Chicken“Strawberry Chicken”

Jo Sonjas Swedish Granddaughter Clock

“Jo Sonja’s Swedish Granddaughter Clock”

Texas Star

“Texas Star”

French Rolling Pin

“French Rolling Pin”

Heidi England’s Workshops have been postponed to 2021. Deposits may be moved to next year, or reimbursed.

Please call (830) 367-5121 for more information.

Folk Art with Heidi England Week III

Watering Can

“Watering Can”


“Antique Quilt Table”

French Rolling Pin

“French Rolling Pin”

Heidi England’s Workshops have been postponed to 2021. Deposits may be moved to next year, or reimbursed.

Please call (830) 367-5121 for more information.

Portrait Drawing with Danny Grant


Over the course of three days in this workshop each participant will walk away with three drawings. We will spend both the morning and afternoon sessions on a single drawing, allowing each artist to take his/her drawing to a high degree of finish. Focus will be placed on understand and executing the three phases of drawing: the block-in, line drawing, and full rendering. Participants will have the option of drawing on white paper with graphite, toned paper with graphite and white chalk, or both. 

(Fri. – Sun.) August 7-9, 2020 (10:00am – 5:00pm)

Tuition: $325 for HCAF Members & $340 for Non-Members

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

Creating a Painting from Sketches & Reference Material with Stacy Kamin

golden gate

If you have ever planned an overseas trip and been inspired to paint, but the thought of packing oil paints and canvases seemed daunting or prohibitive, Stacy Kamin has the solution. 

For years Stacy has been traveling to Europe armed only with a sketchbook, ink pen and a small travel watercolor kit. There she does sketches and takes photos as reference material so that once she returns to her studio, she can recreate these visual ideas in a larger format, and all done while traveling light.  

Now that she has her process down to a science, she can share her supplies and ways of working so that you too can respond artistically to your surroundings even when you travel. She will do demonstrations to explain her process as well as help you transform provided reference material into paintings of yourown. 

In this class you will learn how to compose a painting from sketches and pictures, as well as how to decide what information is relevant to include. This class will focus on creating a unique painting inspired by Stacy’s own beautiful sketches and photos.  if time permits, she will help students decide what reference material would make a beautiful painting of their own and perhaps start that painting. But regardless of time, Stacy will guide students on how to use their reference material to create unique compositions once they’ve returned to their own studios.

Since this is a shorter class, you will learn how to use pictures and sketches to create a painting as practice for work you’ll do on a future trip. You will learn what to look for when choosing a scene so that the result will depict a simple visual idea. 

This is a not-to-be-missed class for anyone contemplating traveling with the idea of gathering material to produce larger works back in your studio, and for someone who wants to travel light. 

*There will be demonstrations and daily individual critiques; all levels are welcome

(Wed. – Sat.) October 28 – 31, 2020

Tuition: $475 for HCAF Members & $500 for Non-Members

CLICK HERE for a supply list for this workshop.

Registration Policy

All HCAF workshop registration is done by phone or email.

Email inquires to: visualarts@hcaf.com or call (830) 367-5121

To pay by mail, please send a check or money order for the full tuition or a 50% deposit for the workshop of your choice to:

HCAF/Visual Arts
P.O. Box 1169
Ingram, TX 78025

Students using MasterCard, Visa, or Discover may call (830) 367-5121.

Register early to insure participation in the workshop. Please send full tuition if registering less than 30 days before your workshop begins. If you are registering more than 30 days in advance, please send at least a deposit of 1/2 the total tuition of your workshop to hold your place. The balance is due 30 days prior to the first day of the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

  • Unless otherwise stated, deposits are refundable, less a handling fee, if you cancel 30 days or more before the start of the workshop. The cancellation notice may be sent by mail or email.
  • If you cancel less than 30 days before the start of a workshop, you will forfeit the tuition for that workshop. However, you may have someone attend the workshop in your place, or you may donate your spot as a scholarship and you will receive confirmation of the donation to HCAF, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. No exceptions can be made to this policy, including personal or medical emergencies.
  • Deposits may be applied to another workshop if cancellation is made within 30 days before the workshop.
  • In the event that a class is cancelled by HCAF a full refund will be mad





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