Note:  Be sure to visit classes/workshops/painting groups/Judged shows for events specific to these areas .

Upcoming General Events (click on event and register today)

Upcoming events

    • Tue, January 08, 2019
    • Tue, January 29, 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd,77380
    Register



    LEARN TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS !

    Using a limited palette this relaxed course will 

    introduce the novice to color mixing and the basic 

    properties of acrylic paints

    while guiding you to developing your own style. 

     Beginners through intermediate painters will select their own projects and work at their own pace with individual guidance.  

     Classes are 4 for $100 (prepaid); individual classes are $30 each. Supplies not included, list available from instructor.

    INTRO Package! Three classes - all materials and supplies included for $100

    For further information and supply list please contact instructor

     text 832-797-1412  or email

    lp313combs54@hotmail.com.

    Classes are on-going and year round. 

    GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE !


     

    Tuesdays, 12:30-2:30 PM, Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, 77380

    Space limited to 8; prior registration or attendance notice advised



    • Tue, January 08, 2019
    • Tue, February 19, 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd,77380
    Register



    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.

     Classes are 4 for $100; individual classes are $30 each. Supplies not included, list available from instructor.

    Intro package: Three classes, all supplies included for $100 ! Just walk in and start to paint!

    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 

    lp313combs54@hotmail.com.

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

     WAL at Studio in the Woods

    26002 Budde Rd,77380

     

    Space limited to 8; prior registration or attendance notice advised


    • Mon, January 14, 2019
    • Mon, February 25, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd,77380
    Register


    Add dimension and texture, patina and shine to your work! Each week I will demo a different technique. Students may opt to try it, or "save" it for a future project. After the demonstration students will work on their individual projects with personalized attention as needed.

     Classes are 4 for $100; individual classes are $30 each; drop-ins allowed as space permits, please email! Supplies not included, list available from instructor.

    For further information and supply list please contact

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

    lp313combs54@hotmail.com.

    Classes are on-going and year round. 

      Mondays, 12:30-2:30 PM  Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd

              Space limited to 8 students; pre-registration or notice of attendance required.

    Gift certificates available!


    • Wed, January 16, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, 77380
    Register

     

    OPEN STUDIO TIME

    The studio space we rent belongs  to all WAL members! When the space is not used for scheduled classes or workshops, members may arrange to use it for a reasonable fee which is applied to our rent and costs. On Wednesday afternoons (and many Fridays!) we open the doors to all members to come work on projects or socialize, get inspiration and free advice, borrow our library books, etc. Once or twice a month a member may offer a focussed session, and give a demo to those who are interested in learning new skills. If you would like to share something please talk to Brenda McDougal (yakiartist@gmail.com) or Lauren Combs (lp313combs54@hotmail.com)

    We ask for a nominal donation of $2 to help pay for studio expenses for open studios and $5 for a focussed session. Supplies are not provided.


    • Wed, January 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, 77380
    Register

     

    OPEN STUDIO TIME / Focus on Gel Plate Printing

    This week you may bring your own projects as usual OR bring supplies to join in a gel plate printing session! Learn techniques of layering patterns and color, cutting your own stencils and masks (or use ready made), make stamps, and brainstorm as a group! If you have always wanted to try this to use in your altered books, ATC's or mixed media art, gather your courage, creativity and supplies and come in to the studio! Basic supply list : Gelli, Gel, or home-made gelatin plate. Fluid style paints...your favorite colors; craft paints will work. Brayer to spread paint on plate, items such as bubble wrap, combs, stencils, etc. $5 studio fee due at session. 


    The studio space we rent belongs  to all WAL members! When the space is not used for scheduled classes or workshops, members may arrange to use it for a reasonable fee which is applied to our rent and costs. On Wednesday afternoons (and many Fridays!) we open the doors to all members to come work on projects or socialize, get inspiration and free advice, borrow our library books, etc. Once or twice a month a member may offer a focussed session, and give a demo to those who are interested in learning new skills. If you would like to share something please talk to Brenda McDougal (yakiartist@gmail.com) or Lauren Combs (lp313combs54@hotmail.com)

    We ask for a nominal donation of $2 to help pay for studio expenses for open studios and $5 for a focussed session. Supplies are not provided.


    • Thu, January 24, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • South County Community Center, Lake Robbins Dr, 77380
    Register



    January General Meeting

    Demo: Pan Pastels with Jilan Chew

    Thursday  Jan. 31st, 6:30 PM

    South County Community Center

    For our first meeting of 2019 we invite you all to come play with pan pastels. Jilan Chew will guide us all while we learn about this highly pigmented, non-traditional form of pastels which are applied to the surface with a variety of tools and brushes, and can be used with other mediums as well as hard and soft pastels.

    Meetings are free and open to the public so bring a friend!

    Refreshments and greetings at 6:30, followed by brief announcements about future plans, including updates on the  Feb 9th judged show, Plein Air workshop with Suzie Baker, and the Waterway Arts Festival.

    Hands-on program will begin immediately after announcements.


    RSVP's appreciated so we will have enough supplies!


    • Wed, January 30, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Studio in the Woods, 26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, 77380
    Register

     

    OPEN STUDIO TIME

    The studio space we rent belongs  to all WAL members! When the space is not used for scheduled classes or workshops, members may arrange to use it for a reasonable fee which is applied to our rent and costs. On Wednesday afternoons (and many Fridays!) we open the doors to all members to come work on projects or socialize, get inspiration and free advice, borrow our library books, etc. Once or twice a month a member may offer a focussed session, and give a demo to those who are interested in learning new skills. If you would like to share something please talk to Brenda McDougal (yakiartist@gmail.com) or Lauren Combs (lp313combs54@hotmail.com)

    We ask for a nominal donation of $2 to help pay for studio expenses for open studios and $5 for a focussed session. Supplies are not provided.


    • Sat, February 09, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • South County Community Center
    Register


     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@foxrobisonsrtistry.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




    • Thu, February 28, 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • South County Community Center
    Register


    February General Meeting-

    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.

    • Wed, March 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, March 29, 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Will vary. Day one will be at Studio in the Woods
    • 12
    Register



    Composing with Oils in Plein Air - March 27-29

    Suzie Baker Workshop

    When: March 27th, 28th, and 29th; 9 AM -4 PM

    Price: $375; $100 deposit required by March 1st to hold seat; register online! 10 minimum; just 16 maximum

    Where: Where indeed?  Suzie will be scouting locations; first day group will meet for basics in studio.

    From Suzie:

    WAL is my home group of artist friends. I have painted with many of you and some of you have already taken my workshops in which I cover color theory and a variety of skills necessary to achieve mastery in your work. This year I will do more of a deep dive into design and composition. Discussing strategies for building solid paintings that achieve good design, rhythm, balance and etcetera. Along the way, I’ll show you examples of my own work and artists whose work I admire and we will get outside too, squinting our way to making solid designs of our own.

    You will experience informative and humorous classroom instruction along with daily time at your easel.


    What do you get when you take a plein air workshop with me? You will experience informative and humorous classroom instruction along with daily time at your easel.

    Sign up soon for my March workshop and jump to YOUR next level in painting!

    Includes Instruction In 

    • Color Theory• Drawing• Design/Composition• Value• Brushwork• Pros and Cons of Photography• and So Much More

    Not only is Suzie an accomplished Plein Air painter, AND portrait artist, but she is one of the nicest people you’ll meet. When having a conversation with her, you get the feeling that she’s really listening. She’ll offer you good and constructive advice, and throw in a couple of favors as well! In the short time that I’ve known her, she’s bent over backward for me. She’s a kind, “giving”, artist.” Marjorie Hicks

    "Wow! I learned so much and am ready to go to the next level by way of improved value in my paintings. Suzie was well organized, presented the material in a clear manner and was patient with all the questions I’m sure she’s answered hundreds of times. I definitely recommend her to others!” Elyse Taylor

    Visit Suzie's website for more info on her work and teaching.

    https://www.suziebaker.com/

    Supply list sent upon registration


    • Sat, April 27, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 26002 Budde Rd, The Woodlands, 77380
    Register




    Contemplative Photography Workshop

    with Denise Bossarte

    Are you a beginner wanting to get a better understanding of the basic photographic forms?

    Are you an experienced photographer or artist looking to “refresh” your eye and enhance your work?

    Then the WAL Contemplative Photography class is for you!

     This one day workshop offers a unique opportunity experience a contemplative practice using cameras as a way to expand how you see and interact with the world.

    Contemplative photography is a way of getting past our preconceptions and expectations so that we can see more of the beauty around us and capture it with our cameras.

    In the workshop you will:
    •     Learn and experience the basic forms: Color, Pattern & Texture, and Light
    •     “Re-image" the way that you think, talk about, and practice photography
    •     Tap into your creativity and inspiration
    •     Expand your awareness and look at the world in a new way
     
    Great for professional photographers, amateur photographers, artists, artists at heart, or the curious wanting to explore the visual richness of their world.

    No photography experience is necessary!
    Just bring whatever camera you are comfortable using.


    $135 per person

    SAVE!! $125 with early discount. $50 deposit will hold your seat!


    Saturday, April 279 am to 5 pm

    Studio in the Woods26002 Budde Rd ,77380


Past events

Wed, January 09, 2019 Open Studio time
Sun, December 16, 2018 Gelli and Gelatin Plate Printing
Sat, December 15, 2018 Saturday Open Studio - Figure from Life drawing/Painting Group.
Sun, December 09, 2018 Painted Wine Bottle Workshop
Sat, December 08, 2018 Saturday Open Studio - Figure from Life drawing/Painting Group.
Thu, November 29, 2018 November General Meeting - Printing with Treena!
Sat, November 17, 2018 Saturday Open Studio - Figure from Life drawing/Painting Group.
Thu, November 15, 2018 Private group
Wed, November 14, 2018 Wednesday Open Studio - Focus on Paper Craft
Wed, November 14, 2018 Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power, Session 4
Tue, November 13, 2018 Painted Wine Bottle Workshop
Thu, November 08, 2018 Small Group Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock
Thu, November 08, 2018 Small Group Drawing and Oil Painting with Tom LaRock
Wed, October 31, 2018 Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power (Session 3)
Sat, October 27, 2018 Altered Books Workshop with Terri Sanders
Thu, October 25, 2018 October WAL Meeting and Eggshell Mosaic Demo
Fri, October 19, 2018 How to Take Your Art to the Next Level; Marketing Your Work
Wed, October 17, 2018 Beyond Basics : Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power (Session 2)
Wed, October 03, 2018 Beyond Basics : Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power
Wed, October 03, 2018 Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series II with Reva Power (Session 1)
Thu, September 27, 2018 September General Meeting - Altered Books!
Wed, September 19, 2018 Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series with Reva Power, Session 4
Wed, September 12, 2018 Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series with Reva Power (Session 3)
Wed, August 15, 2018 Open Studio: Focus on beading Celtic knot earrings
Wed, August 15, 2018 Beyond Basics: Watercolor Workshop Series with Reva Power (Session 2)
Wed, August 08, 2018 Open Studio: Focus on Resin
Wed, August 01, 2018 Open Studio: Focus on Alcohol Ink
Thu, July 26, 2018 July General Meeting
Thu, July 19, 2018 Watercolor Basics with Paula Adams
Thu, June 28, 2018 June General Meeting/ Golden Demo
Fri, June 22, 2018 Singing Tree Planning
Sat, June 16, 2018 WAL at GMVA Farmer's Market
Tue, June 05, 2018 Drawing Fundamentals with Kathy Farr
Sat, May 19, 2018 WAL Spring 2018 Judged Show - LSAG qualifier
Sat, May 19, 2018 Spring Judged show volunteers and coordinator sign ups
Mon, May 14, 2018 Portrait Goup
Thu, May 10, 2018 Thursday Morning Oil Painting Class with Gary Hernandez
Mon, May 07, 2018 Monday Evening Oil Painting Class with Gary Hernandez
Thu, April 26, 2018 April General Meeting
Wed, April 18, 2018 2 Day Alcohol Ink and Resin Workshop
Tue, April 17, 2018 Adult: Basic Acrylic Painting with Lauren Combs
Wed, April 04, 2018 Wednesday Art Classes with Nora Barber
Sat, March 03, 2018 Liz Hill Workshop: Landscape Painting with Collage and Mixed Media
Thu, February 22, 2018 Wildlife, Nature, and Texture:Vickie McMillan Workshop
Wed, February 21, 2018 Artist Critique Group at Crush Wine Lounge
Tue, February 20, 2018 Drawing the Human Figure with Hilda Rueda
Sat, February 10, 2018 Rise Above Harvey Fundraiser and Reception
Thu, January 25, 2018 January General Meeting
Fri, January 19, 2018 Friday Open Studio
Thu, December 14, 2017 WAL Holiday Party and General Meeting
Mon, December 11, 2017 Adult: Acrylic and Mixed Media with Lauren Combs
Sat, December 09, 2017 Gel Plate Printing and more!
Fri, December 01, 2017 Open House and Holiday Small Works Market
Thu, November 16, 2017 November General Meeting: Demo Sana Naveed Mirza
Thu, October 26, 2017 October General Meeting
Wed, October 25, 2017 Plein Air Painting Workshop with Suzie Baker
Sat, October 21, 2017 Acrylic Pouring Fundraiser - Saturday, session 2
Thu, October 19, 2017 Acrylic Pouring Fundraiser
Wed, October 11, 2017 Watercolor Class with Rachel Altschuler
Sat, October 07, 2017 Basic Jewelry...new from old!
Sat, September 30, 2017 Silent Auction for Interfaith
Thu, September 28, 2017 September General Meeting
Thu, September 28, 2017 September General Meeting - Suzie Baker demo!
Thu, September 28, 2017 Cancelled: Handmade Paper Bowls
Sat, September 23, 2017 Artists of Montgomery County Paint Out for Hurricane Relief
Sat, September 23, 2017 Market St Art Show - Fall 2017
Sat, September 16, 2017 Encaustic Wax and Paper Workshop
Wed, August 23, 2017 Silk Painting Class
Wed, August 16, 2017 Wednesday Art Classes with Nora Barber
Tue, August 15, 2017 Basic Drawing Class with Nora Barber
Thu, August 10, 2017 From Monoprinting to Paper Weaving and Everything In-between
Sat, July 22, 2017 FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink
Mon, July 17, 2017 Oil Painting Class with Gary Hernandez
Tue, July 11, 2017 Intro to Drawing Special!
Fri, June 30, 2017 Encaustic Group
Tue, June 06, 2017 Kids/Teens: Summer Acrylic Painting
Mon, June 05, 2017 Adult: Watercolor Class
Mon, June 05, 2017 Kids: Clay and Sculpting
Sat, June 03, 2017 Studio in the Woods Spring Show and Reception
Thu, May 18, 2017 Encaustic Wax and Paper Workshop
Sat, May 13, 2017 Working from Life: Sculpture Workshop with Lori Betz
Thu, April 27, 2017 WAL April General Meeting
Fri, April 14, 2017 Friday Open Studio
Thu, April 13, 2017 ATC Group
Tue, April 11, 2017 Still Life/Landscape Group
Fri, April 07, 2017 Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Get information and reminders of meetings, classes, workshops, and more by signing up with our "Meetup.com" page. 

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"The Woodlands Art League" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Texas , P.O. Box 7234, The Woodlands, Tx.  77387

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