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.

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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!

Holiday Themed Bleach Painting with Hardy Lewis


The fabric recommended for this class should be a medium to dark color as how the contrast will be more defined upon completion. We’ll start off with practice on your “sampler” to help determine the fluid spread of the solution within the fibers of the cloth.
Assistance with establishing a border effect, if interested, discussion regarding one’s design and approach. Applying the solution via brush tends to dry fairly fast allowing a continuation of design application within a short period of time, depending on one’s abilities.

“Just like the tie-dyeing craze of the Sixties and Batik work with wax resist in cloth dyes, using a watered-down mixture of bleach: brushed, sprayed or spattered upon colored cotton fabric, “removes”, rather than adds color, giving a different, quicker method to creating wonderful patterns to enjoy.” Once mastered, any natural fiber fabric should respond to your creativity. Wall hangings, pillows, spreads, shirts, pants, etc. with some experimenting, may open whole new directions for you.

(Sat.) Dec. 9 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Tuition: $40

Open Studio Fused Glass with Patrick McDaniel

Small Piece: Pendant

Medium Piece: Tile

Large Piece: Bowl

You’ve had the classes, now make whatever your creative heart desires for yourself or gifts for the holidays!

(Sat.) December 2 (2:00 – 4:00pm)

Tuition: $20

Supply Fees: $5 small pieces, $7 medium pieces, $10 large pieces

Includes firing. All tools & equipment will be available.

2018 Workshops


Creating in Concrete with Stephanie Shroyer


In this two-day workshop students will learn two techniques in casting concrete; sand cast pieces and slump cast too, all using leaves in the cast. These pieces can be used for so many things including wall pieces, serving pieces, downspout returns, hanging feeders, bird baths,  garden decor and more! 4 pieces will be cast by each student.

On Sunday students will unmold their pieces, see demonstrations, and have hands on practice staining with acid stains and sealing sample pieces. Concrete needs to cure for at least two weeks to a month before staining, so products will be available to take home and finish at a later date.

Many other techniques will be discussed during the workshop. Students will receive a digital copy of a booklet covering the process and sources for materials.

Students are encouraged to bring:

Green pliable leaves no larger than 16 inch (cut them with long stems and place stems in water)

Apron or grubby cloths

(Sat. – Sun.) April 28 & 29 (9:00am to 5:00pm)

Tuition: HCAF Members $150 & Non-Members $175
Plus a $35 Supply Fee.

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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