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We update our workshop offerings every month. Please check our calendar to see more classes and workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

    • Mon, June 03, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, June 07, 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • 701 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380
    • 6
    Register

     

    Thomas Jefferson Kitts  

    from plein air to studio

    5-Day Workshop by Thomas Jefferson Kitts

    Dates: June 3 to June 7, 2024 Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Fee: $650 (members) | $750 (non-members)

    Media: All media welcome (Demos will be in oil)

    Location: In and around The Woodlands, Texas (near Houston) (Woodlands Art League, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, Texas, 77380) 

    This 5-day workshop will teach you how to sketch, paint, and photograph in the field – then how to use the references you’ve gathered to produce more carefully considered work in the comfort of your studio… 

    Workshop Itinerary:

    Day 1-3 | Field – Students sketch, paint en plein air, and photograph with assistance from the instructor, and watch instructional demos that highlight important painting skills & concepts each day. (Mixing, paint application, composing on the fly, and much more) The afternoon of Day 3, we will move into the studio where students can observe Thomas execute a larger, more finished painting in the studio using field references, where he will continue to explain his methods & techniques and answer ongoing questions from the class..

    Day 4-5 | Studio – Students work on their larger painting in the studio with assistance from Thomas. To watch a video preview of this workshop visit: www.tinyurl.com/PleinAirToStudio To learn more about Thomas and his teaching methods, visit: www.thomaskitts.com

    • Mon, June 10, 2024
    • Wed, June 12, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • WAL Gallery and Studio, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, 77380
    • 5
    Register

    Drawing Workshop One - Materials, Methods, Features, Faces and Figures 

    This Drawing workshop begins with three days of comprehensive discussion, demonstration and understanding of drawing materials, methods and concepts. Graphite and charcoal on paper will be the main drawing tools utilized and the exercises will include selected drawings from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course by Gerald Ackerman.  Each day will begin with the demonstration and explanation of key concepts followed by drawing time with help and individual guidance.



    • Sat, June 15, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 701 Sawdust Rd 77380
    • 12
    Register


    Bob Ross Painting Class with Larry Wiers

     Larry is backLarry is a certified Bob Ross landscape, wildlife, and floral oil painting instructor and will teach you step by step how to create this winter landscape!  No experience is needed.  You will make it and take it in just a few hours.  Let him introduce you to "The Joy of Painting" and you can finish this 20x16 painting in just 3 hours!  All supplies are included. Just wear old clothes and join the fun, but register soon to reserve your seat. Class limited to 14.       

    Questions? email: lwiers@sbcglobal.net   

    Saturday, JUNE 15, 2024:  1-4 PM

    $65 WAL members, $75 Non-members

    Woodlands Art League, 701 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380


    • Mon, June 17, 2024
    • Wed, June 19, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • WAL Gallery and Studio, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, 77380
    • 6
    Register

    Drawing Workshop Two - Beginning and Intermediate Form 

    This Drawing workshop begins with three days of comprehensive discussion, demonstration and understanding of drawing materials, methods and concepts. Graphite and charcoal on paper will be the main drawing tools utilized and the exercises will include selected drawings from the Charles Bargue Drawing Course by Gerald Ackerman.  Each day will begin with the demonstration and explanation of key concepts followed by drawing time with help and individual guidance.



    • Mon, June 24, 2024
    • Wed, June 26, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • WAL Gallery and Studio, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, 77380
    • 3
    Register


    Oil Painting Workshop - Understanding Color 

    This Workshop will be an in depth exploration of color based on the Munsell system of color.  It is three days of comprehensive discussion, demonstration, exercises and hands on application of color observation, selection and mixing to produce the color you want with minimal guesswork. Each day will begin with the demonstration and explanation of key concepts followed by painting time with help and individual guidance.



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The Woodlands Art League’s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement. The organization is organized exclusively for educational purposes and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 

Address:

701 Sawdust Rd.

Spring, TX 77380

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