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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Portrait Workshop with Holly White-Gehrt

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Part I: Working from the live model, the first week will entail drawing, transferring to canvas, and starting the underpainting. In drawing the “block-in,” students will learn the keys to making a road map for a successful, realistic portrait. Emphasis will be on accuracy and finding a likeness. As the Old Masters did, drawings will then be transferred to a properly prepared painting surface. Next, the “wipe-out” technique will be used to establish values and begin modeling. The wipe-out is a satisfying technique, of which it has been said that “your painting will never look this good again.”

Part I is available as a stand-alone workshop.

Part II: Continuing towards full color, the second week will be exclusively painting on the well planned portrait. Emphasis will be on establishing warm/cool relationships to get realistic and beautiful flesh tones. Students will also learn about composition, paint handling, and edges. Some experience with oil paint is helpful.*

Part II has a prerequisite of Part I.

Part I: (Mon. – Fri.) Feb. 20 – 24 (9:30 – 12:30)

Part II: Feb. 27 – Mar. 3 (9:30 – 12:30)

Part I Tuition: $250 for HCAF Members & $290 for Non-Members

Part II Tuition: $250 for HCAF Members & $290 for Non-Members

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There will be a FREE Lunch & Learn in the gallery for this workshop on Friday, January 27th from 11:30 – 12:30. You do not have to be an art expert to attend this lunch. You just need an appreciation for art! Don’t forget to bring your sack lunch!


Advance Your Art with Tina Bohlman

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This class is for intermediate to advanced painters. This is not a “how to paint” workshop – it is assumed that students already know how to mix and apply paint. Students should be familiar with their medium as well as setting up and using the equipment. All mediums welcome. Focus of this workshop is not medium specific – demonstrations however, will be in watercolor. We will address challenges painters encounter with emphasis on:
Subject Matter or Scene Selection (do you relate? is it within your skill set?)
Developing a “value plan”.
Composition (organization of elements)
Simplification & editing (letting go of the details)
Massing (seeing elements as a “whole”)
Workshop offers daily demo and group lesson projects with plenty of opportunity for notes, questions, individual easel-side assistance.

(Wed. – Fri.) March 22 – 24 (9:00 – 4:00)

Tuition: $275 for HCAF Members & $325 for Non-Members


Happy Watercolors with Dyan Newton

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Dyan’s workshops are for beginners, intermediate and advanced painters.  She will be sharing with you her style and technique of painting.  She will teach you, in a relaxed atmosphere, how to create energy in your paintings, preserve the whites of your paper, obtain strong values, and how to use expressive, fresh, clean brushstrokes, while not being overworked.

Dyan will go over how to mix transparent watercolors to create the vibrancy, how to get in and get out, keeping the paintings looking spontaneous and fresh.  She will start a painting and then let the students “catch up”, with plenty of individual instruction.  She feels like this helps the students not have that “lost” feeling after watching an instructor complete a 2-hour demo and then say “ok, now it’s your turn”.   If you prefer, students can bring their own photos to work from.

By using her techniques and vivid colors, you can work on starting to create your own style of painting. Dyan learned throughout the years taking from many different instructors, picking up something from each one of them, and creating her own style.

(Wed. – Fri) April 26 – 28 (9:30 – 4:00)

Tuition: $250 for HCAF Members & $290 for Non-Members

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There will be a FREE Lunch & Learn in the gallery for this workshop on Friday, March 10th from 11:30 – 12:30. You do not have to be an art expert to attend this lunch. You just need an appreciation for art! Don’t forget to bring your sack lunch!


Heidi England Week I

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“Circus Wagon with Wheels”

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(Sun. – Fri.) June 11 – 16

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


 Heidi England Week II

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“In a Word, Circus”

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“Alpine Scwiboggen”

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“Wildflower Cross”

(Sun. – Fri) June 18 – 23

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


Heidi England Week III

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(Sun. – Fri.) June 25 – 30

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


Watercolor with Ken Hosmer

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(Mon- Thurs.) June 19 – 22

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

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 Fall in the Hill Country with Heidi England

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“Musical Angel Cross”

(Sun. – Fri) October 8 – 13

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


Registration Policy

All HCAF workshop registration is done by phone or email.

Email inquires to: visualarts@hcaf.com or call (830) 367-5120

To pay by mail, please send a 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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