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!

All classes have been temporarily canceled so that we may all stay safe until the Covid-19 threat has passed. We hope to see you soon!


Acrylics | Informative, Inspiring & Fun!

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

Judith DeShong Hall teaches this beginner and intermediate level class. Students are asked to bring their acrylic supplies and something to paint on. Students will explore the medium and learn elements of design and principles pertinent to all art works. 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.

Download a Supply List for this class.

Drop In and Draw

Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Laura Orchard teaches this class appropriate for all interest and ability levels. Students will learn about line, texture, shading, perspective and composition, and have some fun in the process! The cost to register for this three hour class is $20 for Members and $25 for non-members.

Laura suggests this Basic Supply List for drawing class.

Open Studio | Hosted by Jim Johnson

Open StudioWednesdays 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

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

Nancy Buskey is the primary teacher of the watercolor class for beginning or intermediate students. Students will learn to paint or advance their painting skills. 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.

Nancy suggests this Palette Supply List for students.