Classes begin September 17 and end November 17
This is your last chance to register before August 25 and save $25 on each class!
Members save an additional $35 on classes!


EARLY REG: August 13 – 25; $25 savings per class!
GENERAL REG: August 27 – September 8
LATE REG: begins September 10; $15 late fee
Art League Houston is now in the final days of the early registration period for the fall 2012 quarter. This fall we are offering more than 25 art classes in various media. Be sure to register by 5:00 PM on August 25th for a discount of $25 per class and become a member of Art League Houston to save an additional $35 off each class! Space is limited so register today!

Drawing Fundamentals

All Levels
Taught by Armando Rodriguez
Monday, September 17 – Monday, November 12
9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members
Before we learn to write, we learn to draw. Students will observe and translate three-dimensional forms into two-dimensional drawings, starting with simple line exercises, forms and progressing to more complex organic forms. Students will build skill in composition and line quality through the use of tone, light and shadow, and the development of visual awareness and discrimination.

Jewelry from Metal Clay: The Fundamentals (J-2)

All Levels
Taught by Ann Rush
Tuesday, September 18 – Tuesday, November 13
6:30 – 9:30 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members + $25 lab fee
Learn to create Fine Silver Jewelry in this informative, fun, technique-oriented class. Students will receive instruction and hands-on, guided experience in basic techniques. These technique lessons are presented as projects with written instructions. The projects are developed in a manner which allow students to create beautiful jewelry that reflects each individuals style and aesthetic. Students will have the opportunity to complete 4-5 pieces of jewelry. No prior experience in necessary for this class. Be advised that techniques presented in this class involve materials which are composed of precious metals. These materials will therefore reflect the cost of precious metals. Building smaller jewelry pieces will allow students to spend a bit less on materials.

Beginning Painting: Focus on Abstraction (P-10)

All Levels
Taught by Jonathan Leach
Wednesday, September 19 – Wednesday, November 14
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members
This fascinating class is meant to provide the foundations needed to explore painting freely. Students will learn concepts of color, composition and technique that will allow them to interpret and define an abstract language and use it in your own work. The ultimate goal will be to get students comfortable so they can express themselves visually.

Indoor / Outdoor Landscape (P-13)

Intermediate to Advanced
Taught by Steve Parker
Thursday, September 20 – Thursday, November 15
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members
This class is recommended for intermediate students or as a continuation of Landscape into Art. The instructor will give demonstrations and lead discussions, both in class and during outdoor painting sessions. Learning to make paintings and studies on site is essential to creating a more convincing and expressive landscape. Painting locations will be determined by class consensus. Weather permitting, class will meet outdoors during at least four sessions.

Contemporary Painting (P-5 and P-6)

All Levels
Taught by Kelly Alison
Tuesday, September 18 – Tuesday, November 13
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members
Thursday, September 20 – Thursday, November 15
6:30 – 9:30 PM
$295 members / $330 non-members
Learn how to express yourself through a wide variety of contemporary painting techniques. Experiment with color, design, mixed media, collage, pours, impasto and sgraffito. Painting beginners are encouraged to pay the supply fee and follow along with the weekly demonstrations. More experienced painters may wish to bring their own supplies and work more independently

Classes and workshops are filling up FAST so register today!


August 13-25: Fall early registration
August 27-Sept 1: Fall general registration
August 31: Last day to see Salon Style by Larry Bob Phillips, genAIRator by Jeff Schmuki, and Camouflage by Lisa Marie Hunter


September 3: ALH closed for Labor Day
September 7: Opening reception for 2012 Texas Artist of the Year Aaron Parazette Exhibition, Texas Eclectic: A selection of Texas artists from the collection of the 2012 Texas Patrons of the Year Judy & Scott Nyquist, and Primordial Garden by Adela Andea
September 10: Fall late registration begins
September 17: Fall quarter begins


October 26: Annual Art League Gala honoring Texas Artist of the Year Aaron Parazette and Texas Patrons of the Year Judy and Scott Nyquist, Hotel ZaZa, 5701 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030


November 16: Opening reception for Stacks curated by Robert Pruitt and Flying Solo, a selection of Houston’s emerging [unrepresented] artists curated by Jennie Ash
November 19-24: ALH closed for Thanksgiving week

About Art League Houston

Art League Houston is one of Houston’s longest operating non-profit visual arts organizations and was the first alternative art space in Texas. Founded in 1948 and incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1953, the Art League Houston was created to promote the public appreciation of and interest in the visual arts. During the past 62 years, the Art League has provided over 760 exhibitions to the Houston community, showcased the work of nearly 22,200 artists, and instructed over 35,000 students through the Art League School and Outreach Program.

Exhibitions are always FREE
Gallery Hours
Weekdays, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sunday.

Enjoy Inversion Coffee House at the Art League
Inversion Hours
Weekdays, 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Weekends, 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Bernie’s Burger Bus
Wednesday and Friday at lunch
H-town StrEATS
Tuesday and Thursday at lunch

Location: Classes, Gallery, Kids Art Camp, Inversion
1953 Montrose Blvd between West Gray and Westheimer. Next to Texas Art Supply.

Contact Us
Art League Houston
1953 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77006