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!

Heidi England Week III

StoolHeidi“Narrow Boat Painting on Stool”

BunchOfGrapes“The Grape Box”

(Sun. – Fri) June 24 – 29, 2018

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

Writing Your Story with Justin Rogers


This memoir writing workshop at the Hill Country Arts Foundation will build your confidence while you transform memories into compelling narratives that help you share your story to a reader. The instructor, Justin Rogers, shares tips on the elements of memoir, narrative strategies, finding your own writing topics, and dispelling the confusion over creativity and the truth-telling implied in memoir writing. Furthermore, this workshop wishes to take the writer wherever they are in thinking about memoir writing and increasing their knowledge of the genre and craft.

(Mondays) July 23rd, 30th, August 6th, and 13th. (5:30pm – 8:30pm)

Tuition: $130 for HCAF Members & $150 for Non-Members

Intensive Atelier Drawing Workshop with Danny Grant


Get a taste for Atelier training with this 3 day intensive workshop! Danny Grant’s artistic lineage is the same as well known author and artist, Juliette Aristides. Both studied under Jacob Collins.

CLICK HERE to listen to Danny’s podcast with Jacob Collins.

CLICK HERE for more information on Juliette’s book, Classical Drawing Atelier: A Contemporary Guide to Traditional Studio.

Artists in this workshop will learn a step-by-step method for drawing anything from life. Whether we’re drawing a figure, a plaster cast of a sculpture, or a lion at the zoo, the process is exactly the same. Viewing the subject as one whole piece, we will begin by treating it simply as a collection of interlocking, two-dimensional shapes in the block-in phase. Paying attention to the relationships of points, tilts, and shapes, as well as utilizing tools like comparative measuring, students will refine basic shapes and angles into clean, organic lines. Defining the light and shadow areas of the subject will begin our modeling, or three-dimensional phase of the drawing. By carefully studying the way the light source illuminates our subject we will treat our graphite like a sculpting tool to model the forms in the light, keeping in mind our overall hierarchy of values.

(Fri. – Sun.) August 10 – 12, 2018 (9:00am – 4:00pm)

Tuition: $300 for HCAF Members & $340 for Non-Members

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

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.) October 13-14, 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

TriptychHeidi TriptychHeidi2“Swedish Christmas Triptych”

(Sun. – Fri.) October 14 – 19, 2018

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

Oracle of Inspiration with Brenda

oraclephotoCreate a mixed media deck of cards that will be an inspiration to you and your daily activities. Can launch techniques blended with soulfulness is the core of this class. You will get started and making the deck in class. Some materials supplied however you may want to bring any washi tape, Embellishments, rubber stamps, black ink pad, and any other pads in colors of your choice please include a brown. If you have a large stash of ephemera that you might want to use on these cards be sure to bring it. Bring your basic art kit with scissors, adhesive, baby wipes,  notepad and pen for taking notes and anything else that you usually need wild crafting.

(Fri.) October 10, 2018 (10:00am – 4:00pm)

Tuition: $140 HCAF Members & $160 Non-Members
Students will receive a supply kit included in the tuition.

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.

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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