Would you like to be a part of a special interest group but can't find one to suit your needs?  Contact a board member to see how to start one!  All it takes is an idea and others who would like to join you in creating art.

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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 will start meeting again at 9:00 AM to Noon on February 15, 2021 at the new location of the Woodlands Art League (701 Sawdust Rd).  Group size will be limited to 15 artists at this time to practice safe distancing.

Please register for this group in advance.  Go to the Calendar Page below and click on the day and event. 

 The model fee will be collected in person at the beginning of each meeting.  

Thank you.

Woodlands Area Art Trading Cards Group

Create, Trade, and Collect!

We want to let you know

 that ATC has gone postal!

Art Trading Cards are tiny gems - 2-1/2" X3-1/2" - that you make  and trade with others. Any medium can be used, paints, collage, fabrics and more as long as they can fit into a standard trading card pocket. Create some to trade on the spot, or bring some with you in any state of completion. 

As we are a small group, each person creates 2 cards for each member per month.  We mail them out to each other at the beginning of the month.  Everyone has the option of doing what they want, but we often agree on a topic for at least one of the cards.

What you do is up to you!  Creativity is worth sharing and this is a perfect way to not only share your art, but get others' art in return.  What a fun way to introduce yourself to new artist-friends!

This group is sponsored for the community by the  Woodlands Art League. There is no charge and membership is not required. Adults and older teens with parent are welcome. Bring a friend or two!

For more info contact group leader,

Teri Valentine, at terilynn248@aol.com

Special Interest Groups are forming!

If you have an interest in joining (or starting) a Special Interest Group (SIG), many are starting now that we have a place to call our own.  

What is an SIG? First of all, it is not a class.  It is a group of people with a similar interest in a particular subject.  For example, our Monday Portrait Group meets with one purpose, that is to paint a portrait of a live model.  The individual members work independently but in a group setting that is open to anyone to join.  There are no restrictions on media or experience levels.  You just have to bring your own materials and pay a small model fee.  

What other groups are there?  Any aspect of Art and Creativity can become an SIG.  Life Drawing, Still Life, Plein Air, Printing, and Calligraphy are just some examples of possible SIGs that can be fun to participate in.  All that really matters is that a group of people share an interest that they would like to focus on or explore further.

What experience level do you need?  Most groups are open to any level of experience as long as you have the interest.  Again, it isn't a class, there is no instructor.  But, you can learn by watching and asking questions from all the others that are in the group with you.  The main point of an SIG is to enjoy creating something while experiencing  the creativity of those around you.

So, if we can gather a group of like-minded folks, we can have Special Interest Groups to join.  But, right now we need some individuals to step up and organize things.  If you would like to help organize such a group, let any board member know so that we can help you get one started!  All we need is YOU.

ART is what we do. Come join us!

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

Gallery, Class Room and Studios Address:

701 Sawdust Road, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Mailing Address:

4747 Research Forest,  Suite 180206,  The Woodlands,  TX 77381


Portrait Group


Resuming - February 1, 2020


The WA L Studio and Gallery

701 Sawdust

The Woodlands, TX 77380


20min settings with 10min breaks, same pose through the session.

All media welcome.

Modest fee for model and expenses

WAL membership required 

Group Leader:  Joe Collard

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



Upcoming events

    • Mon, April 26, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Mon, August 09, 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 16 sessions
    • WAL Gallary and Studio, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, 77380
    • 12
    Portrait Group

Past events

Mon, April 12, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, April 05, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, March 29, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, March 22, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, March 15, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, March 08, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, March 01, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, February 22, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Mon, February 15, 2021 Monday Portrait Group
Fri, November 06, 2020 WAL Members' Art Show and Membership Drive
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