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!



$25 per person, which includes the model fee and guided instruction.

 Non-Fiction and Memoir Writing with Justin Rogers


Have a memoir you want to write? An experience you would like to make into a short story? This nonfiction and memoir workshop is for you! Creative nonfiction is a mix of techniques and ideas. The writing blends the old and the new together. This can be in the form of an essay, a journal article, a research paper, a memoir, or a poem; it can be personal or not, or it can be all of these. The word cocreative refers to the use of literary craft, the techniques fiction writers, playwrights, and poets employ to present nonfiction. The difference is that these works factually accurate prose about real people and events in a compelling, vivid, dramatic manner. Justin Rogers, instructor for the course, says “Writing nonfiction is the same as writing fiction, it just has a basis in your own life. We’ll be using all the same strategies that fiction and novel writers do in order to tell a good story like setting, dialogue, and plotline. You’ll be doing a lot of writing over the course of the workshop and I want everyone to walk away with quality work.”

(Wednesdays) July 12, 19, 26 (6:00 – 8:00 pm)

Tuition: $80 for HCAF Members & $100 for Non-Members

$50 to attend just one week.

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

Arte Respiro with Sylvia Reaves


Join this Day of Retreat using Arte Respiro!

Arte Respiro is for the artista to use their Breath and Spirit to bring out beauty and a message through this art form.

Mindfulness meditations, Music, Breath, and Acrylic Paints will play us through this Day of Retreat.

“Arte” is a Spanish term for artwork and “Respiro” is a Spanish term for breath, or to take a break or to stop to rest – a retreat.

A certificate of encouragement to continue this Sacred Play will be awarded to those who want to go to the next  level of this Attunement.

Any artista can attend this retreat. An Arte Respiro Artista is anyone that can pour a liquid out of a cup onto another surface. Some throwing/pouring of paint onto convas is involved.

(Wed.) November 1 (9:00 – 5:00)

Tuition: $27 plus an approximate supply fee of $45

Dress: Clothes ready to get paint on.

Bring your lunch and a snack to share!

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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