Summer Online Art Programs

We are excited to offer the following FREE teen/adult online art classes. For more information, please contact Maxine Silberstein at

Experienced Handbuilding 
Jewelry Making for Beginners 
Beginning Drawing 
Beginning Painting 
Family Abstract Painting 

CeramicsExperienced Handbuilding 

Thursdays, June 25-July 16 | 3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Instructor Stacy Kuropata

This course is offered for students who have already had experience with handbuilt or wheelthrown pottery. During this four week course, students will have the opportunity to ask for specific demonstrations and techniques from the instructor. This will be a very openly structured class that will give students the opportunity to work on their own projects at home with the support of their instructor and classmates.

Supply List

  • Laguna B-Mix with Grog ^5 Clay 25lb.
  • Basic Pottery Tools (Wood Knife, Needle Tool, Rib, etc.)
  • Brushes for Glaze
  • Glazes of your choosing. ^5-6 ONLY!
  • Slip

All supplies can be purchased at the Ceramic Store of Houston
Ceramic Store Houston
1002 West 11th St
Houston, Texas 77008



Drawing ClassBeginning Drawing

Tuesdays, July 14, 21 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Most people say they can't even draw stick figures. That's not quite true. Anyone can learn to draw! If you have the desire, perseverance, and the willingness to work hard, you can learn to draw. Your success is completely up to you! In Beginning Drawing, you will learn about the basic materials used in drawing and how to use them. Then you'll do a few simple exercises to learn about value, how to use value to create texture, how to block in your picture and then put everything together in your amazing final drawing!

Teacher Susan Wingfield will guide you through the process step by step. It's hard work, but well worth it. It's a skill that will last a lifetime! Come join us! The supplies you need can be found on Amazon or the list can be applied to any art supply store.


Painting ClassBeginning Painting

Wednesdays, July 15, 22 | 4:00 PM-5:30 PM

Have you always had a secret yearning to paint but no idea how to? Well, here's your chance. This class is geared towards beginners who know nothing about painting. If you know a little something already then this class will be a good review. Teacher Susan Wingfield will introduce you to paint and brushes, how to use them and how to take care of them. She will guide you through a few exercises to teach you about color, mixing color, and the power of complementary color. Then you will do a finished painting that will surprise you! Come join us and see if this really works!

The supplies you need can be found on Amazon or the list can be applied to any art supply store.


Kids PaintingFamily Abstract Painting

Wednesday, July 15 | 3:00-5:00 PM
Instructor: Ruthi Drori-Mitelman
Recommended for ages 8 and up 

Join artist and teacher, Ruthi Drori-Mitelman, for an Abstract Painting class! In this child and adult friendly class, learn what Abstract Art is, and the basics of composition, technique, color theory and methodology.

Ruthi will be demonstrating painting practices and showing lots of examples, as well as answering questions and giving feedback throughout the lesson. You will be creating your work on canvas with acrylic paints.

Start a family series of paintings to finish on your own. Join us and see how liberating, fun and exciting Abstract Painting can be! Supplies can be ordered from any retailer, and a list will be given in advance.  


  • Acrylic Paint: 2 oz will be enough for about two people, depending on how big their canvas is and how much paint they use. My preference is always to buy at least 4 oz. tubes, especially for white, which people tend to need a lot of.
  • Colors needed: Mars Black, Titanium White, Yellow, Crimson, Bright Red or Red, Phtahlo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, optional: Phthalo Green
  •  Set Taklon nylon brushes. A set usually contain a few different sizes and both flat and round brushes. One person will use 2-3 brushes: a flat size 8, 10, 12 or 14, a round 8 or 10, and maybe an additional small size 0 or 2. Make sure the set you buy has a variety. People can share the smaller brushes, but you need at least one of the larger brushes for every person painting. (flat 8, 10, 12 or 14).
  • Canvas can be canvas boards (less expensive, but need to be framed to be hung), or stretched canvas.
    IMPORTANT: We recommend a 10x10 minimum canvas size for anyone 8 and up, and for anyone is that bigger is better, since it's much easier to paint a bigger canvas than a smaller one! We suggest a 16x20 canvas. You can buy these in sets of 3,5 or more both on Amazon or at Michael's, or just single ones at Michael's.
  • Miscellaneous- paper towels, apron or old tshirt, pencil, table cover. 
  • Please note: Acrylic paint is permanent once dry.
  • Amazon Supply List 



Jewelry MakingJewelry Making for Beginners

Instructor: Ruthi Drori-Mitelman

Ruthi is a jewelry designer and artist, and will be teaching a two-part jewelry making class for beginners! This is a two-part class that gives a step by step introduction to materials and tools.

In the first online lesson, Ruthi will be demonstrating best practices and techniques, as well as answering questions as you work. You will design your piece, and learn wire wrapping. In the second class, you will learn beading and finishing a unique piece of jewelry.

A wish list of materials including pliers, beads and wire will be provided for you to purchase, (and keep), from Amazon. You can certainly add to the materials with your own, or shop for materials elsewhere if you prefer. Each class is 90 minutes and part of a two part class. 


  • A set of pliers: needlenose, round and cutters
  • An assortment of beads, enough to make a bracelet and necklace set. I have two assortments on the list, but students can purchase any bead assortment they like. Best to get both large and also smaller beads for filler, and some really big ones for pendants, if they like.
  • 24 gauge half hard wire. Best to buy non tarnish wire. The set in the list has a few colors of wire, but students can buy any color they prefer, or use any half hard wire they have.
  • 18 gauge half hard wire, any color non tarnish wire, best to match the color of the 24 gauge wire they chose above.
  • Miscellaneous: white dish towel to work on, pencil and paper to sketch ideas.
  • Amazon Supply List  

Please note: students can supplement with whatever they already have.