Classes and Workshops

All classes and workshops take place in the Brazosport Art League Studio located at The Center for the Arts & Sciences.

Open Studio • Mondays & Wednesdays • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Evening Open Studio • Mondays • 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
An opportunity for members to learn from each other while working on their own projects in varied media. These fun & casual sessions are very helpful for beginners, and everyone 18 and older is welcome. Come three times as a guest; membership required thereafter. Information: Norma Robuck,
(979) 417-1074.

Life Drawing • 1st & 3rd Wednesdays • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
During open studio. Model fee. Information: Harry Sargent, (979) 297–4766.

Teen Studio Time •  Wednesdays • 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

We will meet every Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the Art League Studio. Cost is $60 per semester. All supplies included. We will study Art Techniques with a myriad of instructors and mediums including acrylic painting, watercolors, pastels, clay, pen and ink, pencil, stained glass mosaic, jewelry/metal work, and 3-D art. Ages 13-18. Class is limited to 17 students. For more information, please call Linda Strickland at 979-201-8258.

Kids’ Studio Time  March 23  9:00 a.m.

Brazosport Art League offers a free art class each month for younger (8-12 years) children*.  It is designed to give the student and their guardian experiences with

  • a variety of art mediums
  • art styles and techniques
  • art history and art in some cultures
  • one-on-one time with a guardian, working on a project

It is not…..

  • intended to be art lessons in the conventional sense.  We will not be specifically teaching drawing shapes, animals, etc. through repetition.  However, there will be simple examples shown that a child can follow to use in class and practice thereafter.
  • child care or babysitting.  With this age group, and only 1-2 instructors, we expect an adult family member or guardian to stay with the student, understand technical instructions, and be prepared to lead the child independently.  However, the art produced is meant to be the child’s work.

* Elementary teachers have advised that by 8 years of age most kids will pay attention and follow directions.  If your child is well-behaved and curious, then we would consider making an exception.

Free event. To register please visit and click ‘Tickets & Events”.

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

DATE                   ACTIVITY

MAR 23 Painted kites
APR 27 Ceramic chicken whistles
MAY 25 Cutout repeating design (tessellation)
JUN 22 Colored hands (warm and cool study – tempra)
JUL 27 Papier mache dinosaurs, etc  (paint-tempera)
AUG 24 Hex signs a’la Pennsylvania Dutch-acrylic
SEP 28 Painting ‘Day of the Dead’ & Halloween subjects
OCT 26 Sponge painting landscapes (tempera – autumn leaves) &/or block printing
NOV 23 Cave art on brown paper (tempera and pastel)
DEC 28 Painted Pet rocks (acrylic)

Saturday Art Class

All Saturday Art Classes are $15 members, $25 non-members. A supply list will be posted, you can bring your own or purchase separately from the instructor.  Contact Judy Vera or 979-849-5649 for more information.

April 13 – Mixed Media Collage with Cindy Grandjean

May 18 – Bead Earrings with Cathie Tidwell

June 15 – Basics of Portraits with Saralene Tapley

July 20 – Flowers in Pastel with Betty Klasel

Aug. 17 – Still Life in Oil with Norma Robuck

Sept. 21 – Watercolor Basics with Linda Strickland

Oct. 19 – Calligraphy with Linda Matheson

APRIL 2019- Intro to Mixed Media Collage

Saturday, April 13

Our Saturday Art Classes are intentionally designed as entry level, beginner classes for people who want to try something new – no experience necessary.  You will complete a bookmark and 11×14 painting using various paints, decorative papers, pencils, pastels on watercolor paper.  Bring your own art supplies or pay optional $10 fee to Cindy to use her supplies.  Please call Cindy  979-236-8193 before class if you plan to use her supplies.  Watercolor paper available for purchase at class for $5.

· $15 BAL members; $25 non-members

· For Teens (age 13 +) and adults

Information:  Judy Vera 979-849-5649;


Beginners Italic Calligraphy

A 3 class session –

Monday evenings, April 8, 15, 22

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BAL Studio in The Center,

Create Beautiful Lettering in this one hour class.  You will learn the basics of beautiful writing with the Italic hand for those special moments in your life.

· $15 BAL members; $25 non-members

· plus $5 Supply Fee Supply Fee includes pen staff, RH or LH nib, ink, paper

· For Teens (age 12 +) and adults

Information:  Judy Vera 979-849-5649;


Reflections and Shadows in Watercolor

May 4 & 5

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, May 4

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Sunday, May 5

Join instructor Laurie Humble in this Intermediate class as she teaches how to make your work come alive with realistic color filled shadows and beautiful reflections using vibrant color and rich darks. Watercolors don’t have to be pale. Add interest to your work by increasing contrast.  In this exciting workshop you will learn techniques you can use to add interest to shadows and shadowed areas and to make reflective surfaces really appear to shine! Specific exercises will be taught to help you learn to infuse exaggerated or even imagined color into these subjects for a stronger impact. Laurie’s stress-free teaching style provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere with lots of individual attention.

Class Fee- $100.

Information:  Judy Vera 979-849-5649; 918-269-9227;

Art Tales • Third Thursdays • 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. • BAL Studio.

Join us every Third Thursday at 2:00 p.m., as we discuss films that explore the life and work of artists.