Drop-in Classes | Weekly

Art classes for all ages are held year-round at the Port Aransas Art Center. “Drop-in” classes do not require advance registration. Prior to attending, give us a call to confirm the program is on schedule, and to inquire about other information that might be helpful to you as a participant. Thank you!

Acrylics | Informative, Inspiring & Fun! | Judith DeShong Hall

Class is on summer vacation. We will let you know when class resumes.

Mondays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to this class, regardless of painting level. Basic design concepts will be covered. We will consider various applications and effects possible with acrylics, including design, mixed media and pushing individual creativity. It’s about Creativity, so your personal style will be encouraged. This experienced artist/instructor will share various approaches to painting and design to encourage and support You and your personal creative expression.

Bring your supplies, ideas and if possible, examples or photos of your work. The cost for this three-hour class is $20 for Members, and $25 for non-members.

*The classroom will be set up for social distancing and masks will be required for demos and one on one instruction.

Download a Supply List for this class.

Open Studio | Hosted by Jim Johnson

Open StudioOpen Studio is on summer vacation. It will return this fall. See you then!

Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

We welcome area artists to share our classroom space to work on art projects, get to know other artists and share ideas and inspiration. Bring your favorite medium and supplies. You may also bring lunch or a snack if you would like, the coffee pot will be on! (Open Studio time may be extended through 4 p.m. if nothing else is scheduled in the classroom.)

Use of the classroom during Open Studio Time is free of charge.

Watercolor | Colorful & Creative with Jane Gillette

Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Explore the magic of watercolor on drop in and paint Thursdays. Hobby artists to experienced painters are welcome. Jane occasionally conducts classes outside on our beautiful porch and area surrounding the Art Center. When indoors, the class size is limited to accommodate physical distancing.

You will have an opportunity to learn the basics of painting or problem solve difficulties you’ve encountered in paintings you are working on. Learn more about big wash painting, layering and glazing, composition, contrast and value in your work. Tackle problems with perspective, the figure, depth of field in landscapes or start with a simple approach to a painting you are more comfortable with. Come with an idea of what you would like to tackle to make the most of your time.

The Center has paints and brushes you can use to get started. The cost to register for this three-hour class is $25 for Members, $30 for non-members.

*The classroom will be set up for social distancing and masks will be required.