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What is Portraiture?

Portraits are works of art that record the likeness of a live model in an interesting costumes and scenes.

Some portraiture is also created by artists purely for the sake of creating art, rather than working on commission. The human body and face are fascinating subjects that many artists like to study in their personal work.

There is no instruction for this group. All levels and mediums are welcome. However, please bring low odor products for turpentine, etc.  The first meeting you attend is free!  


Please contact the organizer(s) prior to your first meeting to provide them your contact information. This will allow the organizer to contact you should the group not meet for any reason. 

Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm

Dave Malin is the contact for the Monday meeting group. The cost is $10.
Phone: 936.714.3713

Wednesday 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Hilda Rueda is the contact for the Wednesday meeting group. Monthly model fees are divided between participants and paid at the beginning of the month without exceptions.

Upcoming Dates

    • Mon, May 01, 2023
    • Mon, December 18, 2023
    • 34 sessions
    • WAL Studio

    The Monday Portrait Group meets every week to paint a portrait from a live model.  You are responsible for whatever medium you wish to work in and the supplies you need.  WAL does have some studio easels if needed.  No previous experience is necessary, just an interest in painting, drawing, or sketching a live model in our three hour sessions.  We collect a $10 / session model fee when you attend.  There is NO instruction, but you are free to interact with the other artists and share information, ask questions, and socialize.

    We encourage those attending to be WAL members, but guests are welcome!  There is no registration cost, but please provide contact information so we can get in touch with you if we need to.

    • Wed, August 09, 2023
    • Wed, December 20, 2023
    • 20 sessions
    • WAL Studio
    • 13

    The WAL Wednesday Afternoon Portrait and Figure Group meets every Wednesday from 1:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the studio, 701 Sawdust Rd. The Woodlands, TX 77380.  Participants create a portrait or figure picture from a live model, in the same pose over the 3 hour session.  Participants may use any medium they would like, but we only allow odorless brush cleaners for health reasons.  You may bring your own easel or use one at the studio.  We encourage all participants to be WAL members. Attendance in this group requires a monthly commitment but the participants.  The small model fee is collected at the first session of the month from each participant which varies from month to month depending on the number of people attending.

    Please register if you are going to participate in these sessions.

    Please contact Hilda Rueda to register if you are going to participate in these sessions:  

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. 


701 Sawdust Rd.

Spring, TX 77380

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