2019 Workshops

To register for a workshop, please call (830) 367-5121

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

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



Open Studio Figure Drawing @ HCAF!

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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!


Design on Tile with Rosanne Thrall

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In this workshop you will create a design on tile using wax resist and glazes. Patterns, glaze, and tile will be provided. The pieces will be available for pick up after they are fired during the week following the workshop.

(Sat.) May 18, 2019 (10am-3pm)

Tuition: $50 for HCAF Members & $60 for Non-Members
Plus an additional $10 supply fee payable to the instructor.


Creative Writing with Justin Rogers

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“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”― Toni Morrison

This two-day weekend course focuses on exploring different creative writing genres productively while building a foundation for students to continue on and finish their work once the class concludes. The instructor will provide an introduction to three different genres: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Following each introduction will be a discussion of the critical elements of each genre, their similarities and differences to the others, then there will be some prompts to write toward. The instructor will provide answers to any questions, will work one-on-one with students, and will provide feedback on everyone’s work at the end of the workshop.

(Sat.-Sun.) May 25-26, 2019 (10am to 4pm)

Tuition: $90 for HCAF Members & $100 for Non-Members


Plant Hangers with Cindy Lou Sibley

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(Sat.) June 8, 2019 (9am to 1pm)

Tuition: $75 for HCAF Members & $80 for Non-Members
Plus an additional $20 supply fee payable to the instructor.


Folk Art with Heidi England Week I

mermaidsdoughbowl“Mermaids in a Dough Bowl”

santosdeprovence“Santos de Provence”

(Sun. – Fri.) June 9 – 14, 2019

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


Folk Art with Heidi England

doorcrown2“Door Crown”

owls“Owls”

heidischicken“Heidi’s Chicken”

(Sun. – Fri.) June 16 – 21, 2019

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


Hill Country Atelier Mini-Atelier

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Teens and Adults, All Levels
Instructors: Holly White-Gehrt and Linda Harp
Limited Enrollment!

Do you want to raise your art to the next level?  Would you like to learn the nearly forgotten lessons of the “Great Masters”?  This summer, the Hill Country Atelier is offering a first time ever mini version!  Come work in an atelier environment and learn the foundations to atelier training.  Since drawing is the foundation to painting, this first Mini Atelier is packed with the foundational drawing approaches to Classical Realism.  Students will be exposed to time-tested methods in how to see in a new way, how to convert the observed world into artwork, how to describe form with both line and mass, how to develop contour, and how to convey light. Working from a live model, students will also learn basic anatomy of the head and hands.

(MWF) June 17 – 28, 2019
Morning Session: 9:30 to 12:30
Afternoon Session: 1:30 to 4:30

Tuition: $250 for half days & $350 for full days.


Folk Art with Heidi England Week III

ranchrelic“Ranch Relic”

georgemarthawelcomeboard“George & Martha Welcome Board”

partridge“Partridge”

(Sun. – Fri) June 23 – 28, 2019

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


Youth Summer Art Camps

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During the month of July, HCAF offers one week art camps which provide a curriculum of creative, process- based art education to children ages 4 and up. 5 day, 3 hour camp sessions are planned for the summer of 2019.

July 8 – 12, 2019
July 15 – 19, 2019
July 22 – 26, 2019
July 29 – August 2, 2019

One Week Sessions
Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to Noon.

Cost per child: $125
Cost for a sibling: $100

CLICK HERE for more information on our Summer Art Camps. 


Tom Lynch: Watercolor Secrets Revealed

Tom LynchExperience 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. 

(Mon. – Fri.) September 9 – 13 (9:30am – 4:30pm)

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


Registration Policy

All HCAF workshop registration is done by phone or email.

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

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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