2018 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!

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

Work from a live model with short and long poses!

Tuition: $15 per person

CLICK HERE for info on figure drawing studio etiquette!

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.) November 3 – 4, 2018 (9:00am to 3:00pm)

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


Heidi England Fall in the Hill Country

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(Sun. – Fri.) October 14 – 19, 2018

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

Introduction to Indigo & Shibori with Aaron Sanders Head

indigodyeIndigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing, with many countries having used the plant and its brilliant blue color for centuries. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of the ancient practice of indigo dyeing, along with the historic pattern making process known as shibori. The skills learned in this workshop can be used at home, and applied to existing artistic practices, and all experience levels are welcome. After spending time with an indigo vat, students will grow to appreciate the complexities of indigo, and come to understand the ritualistic and community aspects of natural dyeing. Indigo is basically a magic potion.

(Thurs.) November 8, 2018 (10:00am to 3:00pm)

Tuition: $125 for HCAF Members & $145 for Non-Members
This fee includes all materials.

For more information on Aaron and his workshop, please click here.

Fused Glass 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, and two pendants.

(Sat.) November 20, 2018 (9:00am to Noon)

Tuition: $60 for HCAF Members & for $65 Non-Members
Plus a $35 Supply Fee payable to the instructor.

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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