2017 Workshops

To register for a workshop, please call (830) 367-5120

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!





Create your own house numbers, name sign, or favorite phrase on tile

with Rosanne Thrall


Tile and glaze will be provided. Finished house numbers will be fired and ready for pick up the following week. Frames WILL NOT be provided, but metal frames can be ordered through HCAF.

(Sat.) May 20 from 9:00-Noon

Tuition: $50

Glass Fusing 2 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. Here are some example of potential pieces:

One pendant sized piece using a stacking technique.

You will make one piece using fusible decals.

You will make one piece with Dichro and etching cream.

(Sat.) June 3 (4:30 – 7:30pm)

Tuition: $60 for HCAF Members & $65 for Non-Members in addition to a $35 supply fee.


Heidi England Week I


“Circus Wagon with Wheels”

mermaidplate“Mermaid Plates”

????????????????????????????????????“Musical Angel Cross”

????????????????????????????????????“Dutch Tine”

(Sun. – Fri.) June 11 – 16

Tuition: $225 for HCAF Members & $240 for Non-Members

 Heidi England Week II


“In a Word, Circus”


“Alpine Scwiboggen”


“Wildflower Cross”

(Sun. – Fri) June 18 – 23

Tuition: $225 for HCAF Members & $240 for Non-Members

Heidi England Week III

shurlbench“Ranch Bench”

????????????????????????????????????Jo Sonja’s “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”

(Sun. – Fri.) June 25 – 30

Tuition: $225 for HCAF Members & $240 for Non-Members

Watercolor with Ken Hosmer


(Mon- Thurs.) June 19 – 22

Tuition: $300 for HCAF Members & $340 for Non-Members

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

 Ferrocement with Johnnie Hargrave


Ferrocement or ferro-cement is a system of reinforced mortar or plaster applied over a layer of metal mesh, woven expanded-metal or metal-fibers and closely spaced thin steel rods such as rebar, the metal commonly used is iron or some type of steel. Ferrocement originated in the 1840s in France and is the origin of reinforced concrete. It has a wide range of other uses including sculpture and prefabricated building components. The term “ferrocement” has been applied by extension to other composite materials, including some containing no cement and no ferrous material. Ships sailing the ocean are made of it. It is used in all amusement parks.

A man named Rodriquez came to San Antonio and did many great pieces around the zoo and sunken gardens in the 1940’s. They are all still standing today.

The first day we will be making armatures and getting some cement applied.

The second day is for carving and staining. Pieces need to stay relatively small because of weight.

A log planter about three feet long is nice, upright planters that look like a tree stump or a rock are great. Anything that can be imagined can be done.

If someone wants me to make their armature so they can get started quicker that would be an additional $20. The armatures are the skeleton of the piece and not much fun. The carving is the fun part.

(Sat. & Sun.) August 19 – 20 (9:00 – 5:00)

Tuition: $100 for HCAF Members & $130 for Non-Members in addition to a $20 supply fee.

Quilting Landscape Interpretation with Gay Young


The Landscape Interpretation Workshop explores a method for designing and constructing a landscape quilt based on a sketch or photo of the student’s choosing.  We will use machine appliqué and machine quilting and utilize both blind-and satin-stitch appliqué methods and a variety of quilting techniques.

The method presented in this workshop is easy and versatile and can be used to construct other pictorial quilts, including landscapes, seascapes, floral assemblages, and even portraiture.  Students are encouraged to go in their own direction and build upon the skills practiced in this workshop.

Fabric choices will be discussed and information will be included in the supply list to assist you in choosing what fabrics to bring—-this is a great “stash-buster”!  We will talk about achieving depth, ariel perspective, and quilting options.

(Fri. – Sat.) September 29 & 30 (9:00- 3:00)

Tuition: $180

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

Fall in the Hill Country with Heidi England


“Musical Angel Cross”

(Sun. – Fri) October 8 – 13

Tuition: $225 for HCAF Members & $240 for Non-Members

Registration Policy

All HCAF workshop registration is done by phone or email.

Email inquires to: visualarts@hcaf.com or call (830) 367-5120

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) 367-5120.

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 made.

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