2021 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?
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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 (Postponed until further notice.)

Work from a live model with short and long poses!

Tuition: $15 per person

CLICK HERE for info on figure drawing studio etiquette!

Painting with Vibrant Watercolors with Dyan Newton

Newton Piece

Dyan’s workshops are for, intermediate and advanced painters.  She will be sharing with you her style and technique of painting.  She will teach you, in a relaxed atmosphere, how to create energy in your paintings, preserve the whites of your paper, obtain strong values, and how to use expressive, fresh, clean brushstrokes, while not being overworked.

Dyan will go over how to mix transparent watercolors to create the vibrancy, how to get in and get out, keeping the paintings looking spontaneous and fresh.  She will start a painting and then let the students “catch up”, with plenty of individual instruction.  She feels like this helps the students not have that “lost” feeling after watching an instructor complete a 2-hour demo and then say “ok, now it’s your turn”.  If students prefer, they can bring their own photos to work from.

By using her techniques and vivid colors, you can work on starting to create your own style of painting. This is how Dyan learned throughout the years, was from taking from many different instructors and picking up something from each one of them, and creating her own style.

Click here for a supply list for this workshop.

(Wed.-Sat) June 9-12, 2021 (1:00-4:30)

Tuition: $325 for HCAF Members & $350 for Non-Members

Folk Art with Heidi England Week I

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Austrian Museum Chair with Angel

german wedding chair - photo 1

German Wedding Chair

Pin (19)

French Rolling Pin

(Sun. – Fri.) June 6 – 11, 2021

Tuition: $245 for HCAF Members & $265 for Non-Members

Folk Art with Heidi England Week II

Clock (4)

Jo Sonja’s Swedish Granddaughter Clock Designs

Strawberry (2)

Strawberry Chicken

Pin (19)

French Rolling Pin

(Sun. – Fri.) June 13 – 18, 2021

Tuition: $245 for HCAF Members & $265 for Non-Members

Folk Art with Heidi England Week III


Antique Quilt Table

Watering (2)

Watering Can

Pin (19)

French Rolling Pin

(Sun. – Fri.) June 20 – 25, 2021

Tuition: $245 for HCAF Members & $265 for Non-Members

Mosaics 101 with Stephanie Shroyer


Create a wonderful piece of art to hang on your wall!  And a trivet too!

In this class you will learn these  basics:

Tesserae – tiles, dishes, jewelry, beads, and stained glass and more —-  and how to cut them.

Adhesives – which ones are best for different tesserae and substrates.

Substrates —  what you adhere the tiles to, and what is best for what environment.


Piquette Assiette (my favorite!) Using dishes in your work, and how to cut them into tiles, how to pick good dishes to work with etc.

Andemento, or the flow of the tiles you work with.

Direct and indirect.

Once these skills are practiced on a 6-inch trivet, you will begin working on individual projects. Size will range 12 – 16 inch.

Students will need to inform the instructor the week before the class to decide the shape you may want to work with, like Butterfly, leaf, heart, bird , etc.  Stephanie will need to cut them before the class. Let your imagination go as you pick a shape.

Click here for a note from Stephanie on the class, and supplies.

June 19-20, 2021 (Sat. 9am – 4pm & Sun. 10am -2pm)

Tuition: $110 for HCAF Members & $120 for Non-Members in addition to a $45 supply fee payable to the instructor.

Beginner’s Copper Foil Stained Glass Workshop
with Rienna Novy 


No skills needed for this class. Bring a friend or neighbor and come join us for this fun and exciting class. See if stained glass is something you would be interested in before making the investment in supplies and tools.

Skills taught in this workshop:

  • The basics of pattern preparation
  • Glass cutting techniques
  • Copper foil construction
  • Soldering and framing a stained glass panel

Students will complete a copper foil project. There will be three patterns to choose from. Your project would make a great gift for someone!

Class fee includes all materials and tools

(Sat.) August 7, 2021 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Tuition: $150 for HCAF Members & $170 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? David 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. This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. This workshop is non-media specific.
All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil are welcome.

(Wed. – Fri.) September 1 – 3, 2021 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

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

Click here to access a supply list for this workshop.

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. 7 – 9, 2021 (9am – 4pm)

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

Click here to access a supply list for this workshop.

Fall in the Hill Country with Heidi England


3D Christmas Village

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Host of Angels Cross

(Sun. – Fri.) October 10 – 15, 2021

Tuition: $245 for HCAF Members & $265 for Non-Members

Landscape Painting with Roger Parsons

Parsons Landscape Painting

This workshop is for Intermediate-to-advanced painters, with a goal of elevating your work to the next level—From a “pretty picture” to a work of Art! We’ll use photos and plein air studies in the studio. We’ll cover technical elements, especially Composition, Value and Color—with a particular emphasis on value keys and color chords—how to see & mix paints to get values and colors that work in the painting, and make the painting work!

(Mon. – Fri.) October 25-29, 2021 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

Tuition: $350 for HCAF Members & $370 for Non-Members.

Click Here for a supply list for this workshop.

Powertex Grape Leaf Bowl 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. Powertex is environmentally friendly and cleans up with soap and water.

(Sat.) November 6, 2021 (9:00am – 3:00pm)

Tuition: $180 for HCAF Members & $190 for Non-Members (Supplies are Included)

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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