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!



Happy Watercolors with Dyan Newton


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

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

Painting with Wool with Jennifer Nimmrichter


The focus of this class is to learn how to master wool and create paintings using wool fiber. We will talk about your canvas choices, types of wool, and unique ways to get the outcome you want! 

Experience: None required but recommended basics in felting.

(Sat.) May 20 (10:00-1:00)

Tuition: $75

Make Your Own Decorative Tile House Numbers with Rosanne Thrall


Tile and glaze will be provided. Finished house numbers will be fired and ready for pick up the following week. Frames WILL NOT be provided, but metal frames can be ordered through HCAF.

(Sat.) May 20 from 9:00-Noon

Tuition: $50

Glass Fusing 2 with Patrick McDaniel

glassdish  wodichro

 Durng 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. Here are some example of potential pieces:

One pendant sized piece using a stacking technique.

You will make one piece using fusible decals.

You will make one piece with Dichro and etching cream.

(Sat.) June 3

Tuition: $45 in addition to a $25 supply fee.


Heidi England Week I


“Circus Wagon with Wheels”

mermaidplate“Mermaid Plates”

????????????????????????????????????“Musical Angel Cross”

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(Sun. – Fri.) June 11 – 16

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

 Heidi England Week II


“In a Word, Circus”


“Alpine Scwiboggen”


“Wildflower Cross”

(Sun. – Fri) June 18 – 23

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

Heidi England Week III

shurlbench“Ranch Bench”

????????????????????????????????????Jo Sonja’s “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep”

(Sun. – Fri.) June 25 – 30

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

Watercolor with Ken Hosmer


(Mon- Thurs.) June 19 – 22

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

CLICK HERE for a supply list.

 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

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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