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Paint. Pixels. Pitch. Whether your preferred creative expression is studio art, photography, music or another medium, the lectures and hands-on workshops of our Arts courses offer expert guidance and welcoming environments. Absolute beginners, serious amateurs and seasoned professionals are invited to deepen their understanding of arts and design, enhance their skills or learn something entirely new.


Spring 2020 Courses

Behind the Curtain on Broadway

DAYTIME & EVENING - Former professional actress, singer and director Debra Dickinson reveals the inner workings of blockbuster Broadway shows like “Hamilton,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Cats” and “Les Misérables.”

Designing, Building and Remodeling Your Dream Home

Architect and interior designer Brent Nyquist guides you through the process of home design, new construction and remodeling with tools to help you manage your project and assess the professionals involved.

From Rembrandt to Vermeer: 17th Century Dutch Art

Experience Dutch art from the 17th century, examining the lives, artwork and legacies of Frans Hals, Rembrandt, and Vermeer. Includes a tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.


Studio Arts Courses

The Art of Watercolor

Whether you are a novice or a master artist, enhance your ability to harness the luminosity of watercolor. Includes a field trip to an exhibit or artist studio.

Introduction to Drawing

Bring your drawings to life by learning the basics of composition, value and contour while practicing a variety of approaches to create a drawing.

Word Play: Art + Creative Writing Workshop

This “crossed genres” workshop blends flash writing, sketching, optional painting exercises and other approaches to enhance creative expression. To participate, all you need is something to express.


Photography Courses

Advanced Photography Workshop With Peter Brown

Experienced photographers grow creatively by offering and receiving critiques on independent projects in a supportive environment.

The Basics of Photography

DAY & EVENING - Learn the technical and artistic aspects of basic photography in this introductory course, with weekly assignments and critiques.

Introduction to iPhone Photography

This course covers the basics of the iPhone® camera, the art and science of photography, strategies for taking better photographs and recommended apps.

iPhone Photography Critique Workshop

Take your iPhone® photography skills to the next level in this interactive workshop that includes classroom instruction and critiques.


Interested in exploring our diverse course offerings? Consider our Midweek Medley sampler series class.