arts + education

visual arts workshops + residencies

Below you'll find information about:

  • Workshops: Hands-on workshops bring together individual artists to encourage students to actively discover their own artistic potential. Ideal for after school, library, or community center programs. Most workshops are product based.

  • Residencies: Offer experiences implemented by a specialized teaching artist. Residencies are multiple, participatory workshops and require a minimum of 3 sequential sessions per student group, and can be expanded into semester-long projects. Residencies take place in partnership with the classroom teacher and either focus on arts-integration or the artistic process.

 

For more information please call 713.520.9264 or email us at scheduling@yahouston.org.​

 

 

Scenic Design

Art Ornelas

Set designer Art Ornelas teaches students how to bring to life the world of their favorite plays. The class focuses on various aspects of Theatre, Architecture and Art. Using script analysis, architectural history, drafting, and freehand drawing students will work towards creating technical drawings, color renderings and a model of their set design for various theatre spaces.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Stage Makeup

Art Ornelas

Stage makeup designer Art Ornelas teaches students various techniques to altering their appearance using makeup and prosthetics. Students will learn about human anatomy, cultural makeup, makeup through art, basic makeup techniques and special fx makeup, all of which culminate with each student creating their own makeup design.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Legacy of Learning Residency

Artist Boat

Artist Boat is a master at delivering Eco-Art Residencies on campuses that culminate in public artworks and functional art to attract wildlife. Artist Boat works with the principal and teachers to design a residency meeting the goals of instruction for the campus; creating a work of art leave a legacy of learning about a natural process, an ecosystem, ocean zones, adaptation, or classification of organisms. Students work in a truly integrated way to learn through the disciplines of science and art to obtain the content and skills to be experts on specific topics in science and methodologies of art. The Eco-Art Educator will serve as a professional educator on campus, demonstrating to teachers and the community the benefits of multidisciplinary and inquiry-based learning. The campus will be beautified by the culminating pieces. Students engaging in the process of beautification on campuses through public art are engaging in stewardship-based learning and workforce training. Artist Boat focuses on sciences as related to coastal margins and the marine environment. Oceans and estuaries are major contributors to the economy of our region and environmental quality on the Gulf coast. Every scientific discipline and media of art may be engaged by studying the coastal zone and marine environment. Fees are determined by scale of project, length of residency, and amount of logistical planning. Minimum two hours per visit for 6 weeks.

Supply fees additional cost. 

RESIDENCY

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Recycled Art

Charles Washington

Mr. Washington is a visionary environmental artist whose wide range of techniques and materials defy a single definition. His work on canvas is bold and fluid, with subjects including African pastoral, American jazz, and free-form designs. A master of mixed media, Mr. Washington also creates spectacular functional and wearable art. In this class, students will learn to create art using found objects in their classroom and community. They will learn about different mediums to work with such as drawing, painting, and sculpture. Students will gain an appreciation for art around them, and be able to think critically and create art from everyday objects.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Mask Making

Danny Jones

Utilizing a dynamic and innovative approach to life mask making, students learn how to construct a mask on the face of a fellow classmate/friend, allowing them to capture a realistic impression of one’s facial structure at a particular time of life; hence the phrase “life mask.” Hands-on, proven methods enable students to enjoy the preparation, teamwork, and the bridging of gaps. Lengthier programs can also expand on TEKS objectives and core curricula: history, science, math, English, and geography. Students build self-esteem, confidence, self-awareness, and motivation by discovering their identity and what makes them tick. One-day workshop available for libraries only; participants take masks home to be painted.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Screen Printing

Danny Russo

Welcome to the wonderful and exciting world of screen printing. Danny Russo introduces students to a versatile printing process utilized by visual artists worldwide. The printing technique allows students to quickly and easily make multiple images of original art. Countless ink and paper color choices are possible; students will be amazed by how quickly and easily they learn to make stunning prints. This workshop can also reveal to students how math, science, and history are an integral part of the screen printing process – which is actually centuries old! Students can also print T-Shirt designs with school logos, mascots, or anything else!

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Framing Imagination

FotoFest

Putting a camera in the hands of students will spark their imagination and create a positive environment for personal visual and written expression. Six to eight week creative projects can be structured around the themes of Self Portrait, Family, Community and Dreams. A specially trained FotoFest photographer will use cameras to teach your students how to take pictures and write about their lives and dreams. As students become involved with photography, their motivation to write and communicate their personal ideas increases. They work more diligently to make what they have to say in both word and image deeper and more profound. The FotoFest artist will guide students through the process of “reading” and taking photographs, responding to these photographs in writing, and ultimately creating a final project incorporating their own images and text. These projects are exhibited annually at FotoFence, the professional exhibition of student artwork and writing held at the FotoFest gallery each May.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

3-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Make Art that Moves

Judy Malone-Stein

Learn about science and geometry through the eyes of artists from bending wire-like Calder’s mobiles to interpreting shapes from drawings in metal and clay, to creating your school’s own rolling Houston Art Car! This process teaches concepts of spatial relationships, balance, patterning, geometric shapes, and kinetic energy though students’ own, hands-on artistic experiences.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Walls That Work

Judy Malone-Stein

What if birds could fly, students in buses could move down the road, and fish could jump out of the water all within your classroom? They can with an interactive mural! Artist Judy Malone-Stein guides students to create a one-of-a-kind project, tailored to incorporate classroom or community content. Preschool age children can learn shape and color through mosaics, more advanced students can study the colonization of America through depictions of historical timelines, high school students can create a lasting mural for their community and school to enjoy. Along with creating the mural, students learn conflict resolution, develop fine motor skills, and utilize creative writing skills.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

30

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Advertising: The Media and the Message

Liz Conces Spencer

Liz Conces Spencer has been working in broadcast production for over 15 years. Typical residencies or workshops on this topic help students recognize and apply different types of ads (print, radio, TV) to a topical subject of their choice in a branded campaign. Additionally, students are taught to evaluate the information given to them in various forms of advertising, so they will emerge with the knowledge to make informed decisions as consumers and be able to create effective advertisements.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

2-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Drawing Outdoors

Liz Conces Spencer

Plein air sketching is an age-old exercise in capturing the world around us. Using wet and dry media, young artists will participate in learning to depict natural and man-made elements of our environment, creating a visual diary of day-to-day life. 

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

2-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Gesture With Ink and Wash

Liz Conces Spencer

Learn to sketch using gesture drawing and ink wash, a technique employed by artists from Leonardo da Vinci’s time to ours. Discover how to apply both light and shadow to give drawings depth, form, and movement. This basic exercise is one of the foundations for all two-dimensional work.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

9-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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The "Sacred Geometry" of Pattern

Liz Conces Spencer

Using the work of famed African American artist Dr. John Biggers as inspiration, students examine two-dimensional pattern as a compositional structure and as an end in itself. Resist techniques will be utilized in water media-based works. Residencies develop collaborative, larger-scale projects.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

1-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Time Capsule: A Trip to Ancient Times

Liz Conces Spencer

Go back in time to the fateful year 79 A.D., when massive volcanic eruptions from Mount Vesuvius covered Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Excavations by archaeologists have revealed remarkable art, artifacts, and human remains. Through this program, art activities including fresco painting, mosaic, and architectural design/ rendering help students understand and appreciate this ancient civilization. As Pompeii and Herculaneum were originally settled and greatly influenced by the Greeks and people of the Mediterranean area, Greek and Roman history, mythology and culture are tied in to this series of lessons.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

4-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Drawing With Narrative

Mark Harold Ponder

This workshop incorporates elements of drawing and art to help students explore their own voices in creative writing, storytelling and character development. Mark Ponder will teach children to design, color, doodle, and collage, helping students to create a finished product: their very own book. Students will gain valuable knowledge in how to personalize their projects to reveal their own imaginative and will be able to take home their self-made books at the conclusion of the program.

Supply fees additional cost. 

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Passport to the World 

Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw

Explore cultures all over the world through the uniqueness of their crafts. Single workshops or residencies will introduce the form, function and spiritual significance of their tools of the trade and honorable adornments. Be inspired by the classic corn husks dolls and construct ornate figures celebrating the American Kachina, Japanese Edo, or royalty from various African cultures. Translate ancient African or Asian proverbs into metal relief, beading and weaving which bear symbols of power and unity. Examine how a famous European artist used light as a tool to project the beauty in nature. These and more offer a fun and encyclopedic survey of world art that is both aligned with TEKS and flexible to support multiple disciplines.

Supply fees additional cost. 

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

K-8

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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IGNITE! Your Life

Sarah Gish

“Ignite Your Life!” is an art project and community campaign by Sarah Gish whose goal is to inspire everyone around the world to light a fire to their own passions and to create connections among people. This is a project that has changed countless lives as Sarah has worked with therapists, teens in recovery, children of all ages, homeless citizens, senior citizens, the City of Houston, and many more groups.

Supply fee: $2-3/student

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

2-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Labyrinths for Peace

Sarah Gish

Labyrinths are an ancient design that kids will get to explore as a tool for meditation and calming down. Artist and certified labyrinth facilitator Sarah Gish will lead students as they either walk a 20’ x 20’ portable labyrinth or use individual finger labyrinths. If desired, the kids can then create their own finger labyrinth to take home. This program fulfills TEKS fine arts requirements by using creativity to nurture and develop the whole child and by connecting visual art to everyday life and personal stories. Program length: 1 hour (labyrinth walk only) or 2 hours (labyrinth walk + art-making)

Supply fee: $2-3/student

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

2-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Mini Murals with UP Art Studio

Up Art Studio 

Join professional street artists from Houston’s UP Art Studio as your students explore the world of street art and civic pride. Young artists will be introduced to a brief history of the graffiti movement and the rise of modern street art, gain a deeper understanding of what it means to create civic art, and finish by creating their own original mini-murals, based on UP Arts’ highly-successful Houston-based Mini Murals program. Great for AP art students, serious about furthering their art career, to the novice looking to infuse a new brand of creativity into their lives. Elementary school programs are available, but are delivered with the goal of creating a collaborative artist/student art installation. Minimum 10 hrs.

Supply Fee: $5/student

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

6-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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WildLIFE! Interactive Mural Making

Vickie McMillan-Hayes

Transform your bare walls into interactive, arts activated teaching and learning spaces with artist Vickie McMillan-Hayes. Ms. McMillan-Hayes is a nationally acclaimed artist born in Dallas and raised in Austin. Her breathtaking wildlife, landscape, and nature paintings advance global conservation causes and are inspired by the abstract shapes, textures and color combinations seen in nature. Her work and process are TEKS-aligned, great for STEAM units, and focus on large-scale, community-led mural making, adapted for schools, healthcare facilities, in community centers, and more. Programs are presented as scalable, multivisit residencies, with fees accessed on a per-project basis, considering size, materials, support, and the artists time on site.

Program costs are determined on a project basis, with artist conducting a site visit prior to project.

WORKSHOP

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2+ Sessions, Same Day

Per-Session Fee

Participant Limit

Grade Levels

PK-12

20

$115 per 45-min. session; $125 per 60-min. session

$95 per 45-min. session; $115 per 60-min. session

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Office: 4550 Post Oak Place, Suite 230, Houston, TX 77027

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