February General Meeting

Thursday, February 28th

Meet up and refreshments - 6:30 PM

Brief Announcements - 7 PM

South Community Center 

2235 Lake Robbins Dr. The Woodlands, TX 77380

Demo-Artist Tom LaRock

Painting Skies Wet-on-wet in Oils with Tom LaRock

Get ready for plein air season or take your first stab at oil painting with WAL instructor Tom LaRock as he teaches how to create dramatic skies and clouds with oil paints in this mini-workshop.  Free and open to the public; bring a friend or neighbor.

Refreshments and greetings at 6:30,announcements at 7 PM, followed by the demo and painting activity. All supplies provided; help us know how much to bring with a non-binding RSVP.

Please have your guests register individually for a more accurate head count!

Please bring your Art Trading Cards to swap before the meeting and bring 1 extra card for WAL fundraiser. 

WAL Winter 2019 Judged Show 

Saturday, Feb 9th

Drop off for entries 8 AM

Judging 10 AM, Open to public 1 PM , awards and critiques 1:30 PM

Judge: Liz Hill 

The show will take place Feb. 9th at South County Community Center. Registration for the show must be made on the Lone Star Art Guild website; please read their complete show information regarding categories, levels, and requirements for show entries before entering your work. You must be in the LSAG database, either through WAL or your home league before registering. Non-league entries are welcome but will need to be registered through me; deadline for doing this will be Feb 2nd as it can take up to a week to get information to and from LSAG show officials. Deadline for WAL and LSAG members to enter is midnight of Feb. 5th.  Show entrants are also encouraged to check their LSAG database information and registration at least a week before the entry deadline so that any problems may be resolved.

Once entered into the show at LSAG, you must pay on the WAL website.

To begin go to  www.lonestarartguild.org  and click on Shows, then Enter. 

We are offering WAL members one free entry in the following categories for every two paid entries !

The bonus entries will be  Drawing (Cat. D), Photography (Cat. F), Sculpture (Cat I), and Studio Crafts (Cat J).

Awards: $250 Best of Show; $50 Best Landscape, Best Floral/Still Life, Best Abstract/Experimental, Best Photography/Digital, Best Portrait. Best Fine Craft/Sculpture .

Work to be dropped off at South County Community Center at 8AM Feb. 9th with signed waiver and receipt for registration

Tags to be attached and work hung with volunteer help

Doors will close for judging at 10 AM and reopen at 1 PM for public viewing and awards

Work to be picked up between 3:30 and 4 PM. No one will be on site to remain with work and there is no storage so please make arrangements if you cannot be there.

Show Chair is Fox Robison - rm@foxrobisonartistry.com

Database Manager is Lauren Combs - lp313combs54@hotmail.com

Before paying please go to the Lone Star Art Guild Show page to read the prospectus and to list your work into the database!

Liz Hill is an award winning artist, instructor, and show judge who just recently moved from the Woodlands area. For her CV and to see her work please go to LizHillart.com

Wednesday Afternoon Open Studio Dates

FEB 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th

Drop in any time between 1 PM and 4 PM

Let your creative juices flow! All mediums welcome!

Do you need space to  work on projects? You might need some advice, borrow a book, or just relax and get inspired!   No supplies provided. We ask for $2 donation for studio supplies

We have a great supply of old books, music, opera librettos, etc. for members to use!


Suitable for beginners through expert

Cost: $130.00  supplies not included 


Drawing and Painting with Tom LaRock is a class that is designed to help the artist of any level to improve their skill and understanding of of drawing and painting.  Emphasis is on understanding and developing each artist's ability to create drawings and paintings enjoyably with accuracy.  Developing the artist's understanding of drawing technique is essential for creating all types of art and this class will explore various methods of drawing with pencil and paint.  

Tom will begin each class with 15 to 30 minutes of demonstration, Q&A, and/or discussion of a different topic each week about drawing and or painting.

Contact Tom LaRock at (281)292-4811 or by email at tom@tomlarockart.com to register, or register online. Minimum of 5 students per class.

class information: Small Group Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock

Acrylic And Mixed Media with Lauren Combs

Cost: $100.00 for 4 sessions,  supplies not included 

Individual classes are $30.00 

Intro to Acrylics package - all materials included - 3 classes for $100


Using a limited palette this (very) relaxed course will introduce  color mixing and the basic properties of acrylic paints and use of mediums to add texture and special effects to your work.

Adults over 21  bring your beverage of choice and snack if desired.

 Supplies not included, list available from instructor.

Payment online or cash/check in class

For further information and supply list please contact

Lauren Combs at 832-797-1412, or email me at


Classes are on-going and year round, held every other week

Space limited to 8; prior registration or attendance notice advised

Saturday Life Drawing 


January Saturday mornings  5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, 77380

Sessions will begin at 10:00am and last until 1:00 pm, Composed of one 20 min warm-up and five 20 min poses with 10 min breaks in between. Doors will open at 9:30 am for attendees to set up their creative space, socialize, and get familiar with the set, props, and model. 

Be advised, sessions will include both male and female models with varying degrees of cover, from fully clothed, to draped, and nude. 

 Wednesday Jan. 23rd Focus on Gel Printing! Bring your supplies and Gel plate and lets print! WAL members $5, non-members $10 for this guided session. 

All media are welcome and the session is open to all WAL members. Guests are permitted to attend a single session. We ask that each participant contribute payment for the model and cover studio fees. 

$10/ per Participant 

$15/ per Guest Participant (first visit)

$20/ for Each participant who would like personal instruction/guidance during the session. 

***Payments will be received Cash Only***

Participants are encouraged to bring their own supplies but tables chairs and saddle benches will be available. Everything first come first served. 

Doors will open at 9:30am for people to socialize and set up their creative space. The stage, props and model will be introduced during this time.

We will begin at 10:00am with a 20min warm up session followed by a ten minute break. 

{The warm up will be formatted in quick succession poses of two 30sec and a 1min active pose. Followed by a 3min and a 5min standing pose. Finally, we will end with two 5min sitting/laying poses.}

The rest of the sessions will be of a continual pose in five 20min increments with 10min breaks in between.

Lastly there will be an optional group discussion and open floor critique as the room is set back in order. 

Contact the Group Organizer, Fox Robison, to join the email list and register your attendance to the sessions, or simply register through this event. 


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