Exploring the Artistic Process with Houstonís Own

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Have you always wanted to learn how to do watercolor painting? Do you know the basics but need to catch up on techniques or refine your style? Join us to learn from Houston’s Own master artists. Our artists will provide you with a taste of their art form that could spark a desire to create your own incredible works of art.

Experienced and novice artists, young and old join us for our Exploring the Artistic Process with Houston’s Own workshop series at the J. We have a host of programs for all members of the community including drawing, painting, mixed media, collage, watercolor and beading and wire wrapping.

Painting on Silk Workshop

Sunday, Oct 27 | 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
Instructor: Inga Strause-Godejord  

Inga Strause-Godejord

Explore the simple, yet exquisite technique of painting on silk in this 4-hour workshop. Learn the Serti method in which you first trace the outline of your chosen design with gutta resist. Choose a pattern from the instructor's collection, or design your own. Then touch the colors on with a brush and watch them flow, blending in natural - and sometimes mysterious - ways on their own.

Working on 25" square silk crepe, we will create a finished painting in one day that may be worn or framed. Create delicate and dynamic patterns of color and texture on your silks, and leave with a small frame-able silk painting or silk scarf - perfect to wear or to give as a gorgeous gift.

Completing an original natural silk scarf will teach you the basic skills of design, color mixing, blending and texturizing. This technique is simple enough for absolute beginners, yet is also an exciting way for more experienced painters to transfer their talents to fabric.

$90 Per Person (includes supplies)

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Clay Soiree

Adult CeramicsThursday, Nov 14 | 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Instructors: Stacy Kuropata or Passion Trenkelbach

In a relaxed and fun atmosphere, learn the rudiments of throwing on the pottery wheel in this hands-on class taught by one of our experienced ceramics instructors. Great for beginners and experienced, date night and ladies night out. Please feel free to bring your own refreshments!

Please make sure to wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring a towel to throw over your lap and/or wear an apron.

Because it takes at least 2 sessions to finish thrown pottery, pieces made in this class are completed by instructors to be picked up later. Allow 3 weeks turnaround.

Space is limited. Please note: five sign-ups are necessary to make the class a go, so invite your friends and family and make a night of it!

$70 Per Person

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For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at or 713.551.7217.