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Founded in 1968, the Art League School seeks to develop Houston-area artists through its quarterly studio art classes and workshops. Each year, over 1,000 adult students of diverse backgrounds, skill levels, and ages enroll in over 100 classes and workshops annually at the Art League School. Led by professional artist instructors, classes and workshops take place in three fully equipped studio spaces where students work in painting, drawing, watercolor, printmaking, mixed media, collage, jewelry, and other media. To ensure individual attention and to accommodate varying skill levels, courses are maintained with a limited number of students. There are no prerequisites for enrollment and courses are offered at an affordable cost to allow broad access to anyone interested. Students also have access to exhibitions, lectures, public programs, and artist talks offered throughout the year to further their training as artists.


Pre-Registration: August 4 - 9 (SUMMER STUDENTS ONLY)
Early registration: August 11 - 16 ($25 savings per class!)
General registration: August 18 - 30
Late registration begins: September 2 ($15 late fee)

Please note: All classes are limited to 12 students, unless otherwise noted. Classes are for students 17 and older, unless instructor consent is given. All classes have a recommended list of materials which students are responsible for purchasing. Materials lists will be distributed to students upon registration. Lab fees do not include materials. Art League School policies can be accessed by clicking here.

Visit to download the Fall 2014 registration form and catalog.


By Phone: Students may register by calling Art League Houston at 713-523-9530 during regular office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Only credit card payment will be accepted over the phone.
In-Person: 1953 Montrose Blvd. during office hours: Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
By Fax: Fax the completed registration form, including credit card information, to 713-523-4053.
By Mail: Must include the completed registration form and payment in full. Checks must be made out to Art League Houston.


Laura Spector; Beginner
Monday, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
September 8 - November 10 (10 weeks)
$310 members / $345 non-members + $5 material fee

Learn how to create with the same tools professional artists use while drawing. The basics of composition, negative and positive space, contour lines, perspective, value, foreshortening, and working from the model will be practiced in class. This course will focus on developing hand-eye coordination while learning a variety of techniques for greater flexibility. Pencil, charcoal, and ink will primarily be used. Each class is a building block where students will have the opportunity to try out new methods of mark-making as their drawing skills advance. Homework will be assigned at the end of each class to help students reinforce their learning into actual practice. A model fee will be collected by the instructor and discussed in class.

Cary Reeder; Beginners
Wednesday, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
September 10 - November 12 (10 weeks)
$310 members / $345 non-members

Through this course students will gain an understanding of color theory and the practical manipulation of color in paint. The first half of the semester will involve hands-on exercises using acrylics focusing on the concepts of hue, value, and intensity. During the second half of the semester, students will learn additional concepts including color harmony, mood, and color interaction, and translate these concepts, plus those learned during the first half of the course, into simple acrylic paintings.

Lucinda Cobley; All Levels
Thursday, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
September 11 - November 13 (10 weeks)
$310 members / $345 non-members + $5 materials fee

Explore relationships between color, form, texture, space, and composition by painting from a series of contemporary still life set-ups. This experimental studio-based class will develop your confidence in acrylic painting by improving skills of immediacy by spontaneously drawing with the brush and blocking in tonal values on paper. Emphasis will be placed on color mixing, color contrast, and preparing textures using a variety of everyday tools. We will also explore combining different acrylic mediums, gels, and pastes into pure color to investigate glaze application and dimensional surfaces.

Jessica Kreutter; Beginner / All Levels
Thursday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
September 11 - November 13 (10 weeks)
$310 members / $345 non-members + $55 lab fee

Learn how to create an interesting clay surface with underglaze. Using basic hand building techniques (pinch, coil, and slab), we will create sculptural forms (6" or smaller) with which to experiment with color and surface techniques. Projects, demos, and discussion will be directed at the very beginning ceramic student interested in exploring clay sculpture. I will lead the class in techniques such as carving, sgraffito, mishima,
slip trailing, drawing with underglaze pencil, stencils, and layering color. We will be using under glaze and low fire glaze for bright playful color. The lab fee covers the off-site firing of pieces and additional supplies.

Please note: enrollment for this course is limited to 5 students.

Armando Rodriguez; All Levels
Monday, 6:30 - 9:30 PM
September 8 - November 10 (10 weeks)
$310 members / $345 non-members

Collage is an ancient art that was used by
calligraphers in 10th century Japan, visible in gold-leafed panels in European cathedrals of the 15th and 16th century, and used in the 19th century. Picasso and Braque began to use the technique, and collage flourished as an artistic practice. In this class we will use the medium as a means of personal expression with a more advanced approach.
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