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

WORKSHOP

Art Ornelas

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-12

Stage Makeup

WORKSHOP

Art Ornelas

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-12

Recycled Art

WORKSHOP

Charles Washington

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-12

Mask Making

WORKSHOP

Danny Jones

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-12

Casting Your Image 

WORKSHOP

Danny Jones

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Join Danny Jones in this dynamic and innovative approach to mask making! Students learn the importance of mask making through its many different meanings and uses through history while casting the image of a chosen class member. Through direct, hands-on, active participation, students explore the general concepts of preparation, teamwork, cooperation, communication, relaxation, and most importantly, safety. The final mask becomes a product of fine cooperative efforts.

Supply fees additional cost. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

K-12

Screen Printing

WORKSHOP

Danny Russo

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

25

Grade Levels

PK-12

Framing Imagination

WORKSHOP

FotoFest

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Through a combination of photography, creative writing, and social emotional learning, students will spark their imagination and create a positive environment for personal visual and written expression. Workshops and/or residencies are structured around four themes: Self, Home, Community and Dreams. A FotoFest teaching artist will teach students camera and photography principles, including composition, framing, and the elements of photography. Students will also engage in visual literacy, learning how to “read” and analyze photographs and expand their descriptive language and inference making skills. The teaching artist will guide students in creating a final project incorporating their own images and text through the themes explored. These projects are exhibited annually at FotoFinish, the professional exhibition of student artwork and writing held each May. FotoFest’s Literacy Through Photography curriculum is TEKS aligned with both ELA and Fine Arts and custom tailored arts integrated programming for a variety of core curricular subjects can be designed for any student group

Supply fees additional cost. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

3-12

Make Art that Moves

WORKSHOP

Judy Malone-Stein

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

PK-12

Meet the Masters 

WORKSHOP

Judy Malone-Stein

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Let's bring the art studio to your classroom! Art history explored through hands-on painting or sculpting allows students to become part of the art making tradition and increases their tactile experience. Art history courses provide a certain amount of historical information about art, but the studio process allows one to become part of the universal tradition that has brought forth these works, as well as teaching many skills.

Supply fees additional cost. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

PK-12

Harlem Renaissance Painters

WORKSHOP

Judy Malone-Stein

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“Harlem was in Vogue” (1919 – 1929) wrote Langston Hughes.  Poets, novelists, dramatists and musicians were joined by painters and sculptors in an outpouring that established Harlem as the International capital of Black Culture.  From that movement, Harlem’s writers gained recognition but the visual artists remain virtually unknown. 

 

We will study the works of Douglas, Johnson, and Hayden and those influenced by the era, Romare Beardon and Jacob Lawrence, who were younger and born into that time.  The construct of the classes will be to view and learn the background of each artist’s paintings through their studies, their mentors, their conditions of coming into art and learn to draw and paint in each of their styles.  This can be done with any age group and can be offered as a one class retrospective of the three primary artists or a residency that studies the details of each artist full bodies of work as they were developed and influenced by the Harlem era and the period of history.

Supply fees additional cost. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

PK-12

Walls That Work

WORKSHOP AND RESIDENCY

Judy Malone-Stein

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

30

Grade Levels

PK-12

Advertising: The Media and the Message

WORKSHOP

Liz Conces Spencer

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

2-12

Drawing Outdoors

WORKSHOP

Liz Conces Spencer

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

2-12

Gesture With Ink and Wash

WORKSHOP

Liz Conces Spencer

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

9-12

The "Sacred Geometry" of Pattern

WORKSHOP

Liz Conces Spencer

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

1-12

Time Capsule: A Trip to Ancient Times

WORKSHOP

Liz Conces Spencer

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

4-12

Drawing With Narrative

WORKSHOP

Mark Harold Ponder

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

K-12

Passport to the World 

WORKSHOP

Marsha Dorsey-Outlaw

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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. 

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

K-8

IGNITE the Connection

WORKSHOP

Sarah Gish

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This 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. She can create a special workshop or series of art classes inspired by that project for your group that will help people (children or adults) connect to themselves through creativity and new ways of thinking.

Supply fee: $2-3/student

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

2-12

The Arts of Labyrinths 

WORKSHOP

Sarah Gish

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Labyrinths are an ancient design that kids or adults will get to explore as a tool for meditation, creativity, 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 and there is time, the kids can then create their own finger labyrinth or other art inspired by labyrinths 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

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

2-12

Mini Murals with UP Art Studio

WORKSHOP

Up Art Studio 

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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

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

6-12

WildLIFE! Interactive Mural Making

WORKSHOP

Vickie McMillan-Hayes

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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, multi-visit residencies, with fees accessed on a per-project basis, considering size, materials, support, and the artists time on site.

*Subsidies available, call for details

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

2+ Sessions, Same Day

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

Per-Session Fee

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

Participant Limit

20

Grade Levels

PK-12

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