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Please Note:  Most of the WAL Painting Groups have suspended operations due to the restrictions of COVID.  To ensure that you are up to date on information regarding each event make sure to contact the event organizer specific to each group. They will be able to provide further information and confirm that you are registered to attend. 

Monday Portrait Group

This group currently is not meeting due to the closure of the Oklahoma Center and other county facilities.  Once we are able to meet safely, we will start up again.  Thank you for your understanding and support.

Currently not meeting; leader needed; day and time may change

Artist's Trading Cards

We meet once a month on the second Thursday evening to create and trade Artist's Trading Cards . The cards only restriction is that they must measure 2-1/2"X 3-1/2", be original art (photographs do count), fit into a standard trading card sleeve, and have the artist's contact information on the back. Bring your materials with a bit extra to share, some wine, learn new techniques, and start your own art collection! Use the theme of the month for inspiration or do as you wish.

Fee: $2 

Group leader: Cindy Johnson, colorcatstudio@gmail.com


Open Studio -

Figure From Life Drawing/Painting Group

10:00am - 1:00pm


Studio in the Woods

26002 Budde Rd.

The Woodlands, Texas

Format: 20min Warm up, followed by 20min sittings with 10min breaks. All media welcome.

General admission and guided instruction both offered.

Group Leader:  Fox Robison

Requirements:  Open to WAL members, this group will contain both male and female models who may be fully or partially disrobed, all participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.

This is group will be working with students occasionally and maybe limited on the number of Artist.  Talk to the Group Leader 


10$ General admission (WAL members)

15$ General admission (1 time guest pass)

20$ Guided Instruction admission

ART is what we do. Come join us!

"The Woodlands Art League" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Texas ,

Mailing Address

4747 Research Forest      Suite 180206,               The Woodlands, TX 77381


Portrait Group


Location:  The Oklahoma Community Center, 27222 Hufsmith Conroe Rd.,

Format: 20min settings with 10min breaks, same pose through the session. All media welcome.

Modest fee for model and expenses

WAL membership required for participation; please pay online or by check. $40 per year, 65+ only $25

Group Leader:  Joe Collard

Requirements:  This is group maybe limited on the number of Artist.  Talk to the Group Leader


This group currently not meeting; may reschedule; please contact Fox Robison if interested

Still Life/Plein Aire

This group will meet every week, although some weeks may be dedicated to plein air, depending on weather and the group members' wishes. Use whatever medium you work in...oils, acrylics, pastels, charcoal or watercolor. On Still Life weeks, members take turns selecting the subject, gathering objects, and setting up an arrangement. Some weeks may be designated as plein air weeks.  On those weeks members will make arrangements to meet at local painting spots rather than at the studio. No instruction. Contact group leader for details.

Group organizer: Fox Robison RM@foxrobison@gmail.com


Open Studio

1:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Location:  Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, TheWoodlands, 77380

Drop in, bring your projects, socialize, browse the library...check our FB group or the website calendar for specific dates. Please contact Lauren if you would like to host a session once per month to help us keep this open every week.


Upcoming events

    • Fri, November 06, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Sat, November 07, 2020
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 701 Sawdust Rd. The Woodlands, TX 77380
    • 17

    WAL Members'

    and Membership Drive

    Come join WAL November 6th and 7th for an art show hosted at 701 Sawdust Rd. in the Woodlands. 

    We will be showcasing artworks by our member artists and the gallery of pieces will be open for sale on Friday and Saturday.

    Artists will be able to enter up to three pieces of artwork to be displayed for the show. 

    • ·       Participants must be active WAL members.
    • ·       Hanging art should not exceed 24 x 36 including the frame.
    • ·       Art must be appropriate to be seen by all ages.
    • ·       Absolutely NO wet work.
    • ·       Each hanging piece must be framed, or the sides of the      canvas/board must be finished. The back must have a wire hanger and not a sawtooth picture hanger.  
    •       Each piece shall be tagged and a duplicate tag provided for display.
    • ·       All mediums are accepted including, ceramics, pottery, tiles, and photography. Smaller pieces will be accepted, but may not be continually monitored.
    • ·       Each artist may display up to 3 pieces.
    • ·       Artist are required to pay a $10 entry fee for each piece and sign-up for an available docent/worker shift at:

    •  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0B4EA4A922AAFB6-volunteers.

    • ·       Artists must register and pay on the www.woodlandsartleague.org by November 1st.   WAL reserves the right to restrict or limit entries, depending on the space available and artist registrations.

    • ·       Art must be dropped off at 701 Sawdust Dr., The Woodlands on Friday. November 6th between 9:00 and 10:30AM.
    • ·       Artworks may be picked up after the show closes on Saturday, Nov. 7th from 6:00 – 7:30 PM or Sunday Nov. 8th from 12:00 -2:00 PM.

    • ·       Artists will be expected to actively promote this show on social media, email, word of mouth, etc.

    By registering and paying all fees, the artist releases the Woodlands Art League (WAL) from any and all damages, theft, or loss of any artwork/item on exhibit. WAL reserves the right to refuse any work that is not properly presented or is not appropriate for all ages. The artist understands that any “unclaimed” artwork/item left after the closing of the event will be held by WAL for only 1 week and then will be considered a donation. The artist acknowledges that 20% of proceeds of the sales of any artwork/items will be donated to WAL.

Past events

Sat, March 07, 2020 WAL Members' Art Show at Market Street
Mon, September 30, 2019 Woodlands Area Art Trading Cards Group
Mon, June 17, 2019 Woodlands Area Art Trading Cards Group
Mon, May 14, 2018 Portrait Goup
Fri, June 30, 2017 Encaustic Group
Thu, April 13, 2017 ATC Group
Tue, April 11, 2017 Still Life/Landscape Group
Wed, May 11, 2016 Portrait Goup
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