Many budding artists look to the Houston metropolitan areas as a source of artistic instruction, and area residents enjoy dozens of art-related educational opportunities. Read on for a synopsis of some of the best artistic educational opportunities available in Houston area.
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake
2000 Nasa Parkway
Nassau Bay, TX 77058
Price: Tuition varies, Click here for a calendar of events
Hours: Tues to Fri – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Arts Alliance Center at Clear Lake is a community arts center that features an art gallery, musical and theatrical performances and arts programs/classes. Programs are offered for both children and adults and they range from classes in painting to instruction in acting. There are occasional free art opportunities provided that cover a plethora of artistic mediums.
Art Studio on the Boulevard
1703 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77008
Price: $340 to $375
Hours: Click here for a calendar of events.
Art Studio on the Boulevard is owned and operated by Naomi Smulian, and it offers classes in fields such as drawing, painting and sculpting. Smulian is known not just as an art instructor and teacher, but also as an author, with several children’s books to her credit. She has even composed a series of art curricula for schools and day-care centers, making her one of the most qualified art instructors in the Houston area. Your child can embrace their inner artist with the opportunities provided on the Boulevard.
Related: Best Art Museums In Houston
Wild Heart Art
909 Harvard St
Houston, TX 77008
Hours: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Classes: Click here for a calendar of events
Wild Heart Art is an art instruction business with an emphasis on the experience of the creative process and embracing full self-expression. Operated by artist Kay Kemp, Wild Heart Art believes that every person, child and adult alike, has creative talent that may not yet be realized. An art class at this acclaimed studio could be precisely the cure that will unleash the creative energy that each one of us has built up. From mask making to painting, the Wild Heart Art will help expose your creative side.
Related: Best Art Fairs In Houston
T-Shirt Parties of Houston
8503 Fredericksburg Ln.
Houston, TX 77083
Price: $80 to $200/$50 discount for in-house parties
Click here for booking
Kids love nothing more than to create, and T-Shirt Parties of Houston provides ample opportunity. From T-shirt designing parties, to plaster, sand art, animal bear stuffing and pretty much any kid-friendly craft imaginable, this group is just plain fun. Pay a little extra for balloon sculpting, temporary airbrush tattoos or a party at the location of your choosing. This group comes to you and doesn’t leave a mess behind.
Potter’s Wheel Gallery & Gifts
5419 FM1960W Ste. E
Houston, Texas 77069
Price: $20 to $100
Hours: Mon, Wed – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues, Thurs to Sat –10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Sun
Let the kiddos paint, sculpt and express themselves with pottery classes designed just for them. Whether they make and paint a plate, or take a four-week series of classes, they’ll learn the pottery process from putty to glazing. Reserve classes, or take the kids in on a Monday or Friday for free paint and fire (pay for the price of the piece only).
Bryan Carey has been writing about entertainment, travel and related topics for more than 15 years. He is a resident of Houston, TX and divides the remainder of his time between teaching at a university, business finance and management and relaxing with his wife and two girls. His work can be found at Examiner.com.