The mission of the Arts Council is to nurture and strengthen the artistic, cultural, and educational quality of the community and surrounding areas.

Adult Classes & Workshops

Adult Classes and Workshops

We offer adult art classes throughout the year, usually in single-session format.  Most classes are multi-level, suitable for beginners through intermediate / advanced.  We partner with a number of local art teachers who each provide a unique perspective on the process of creating art.

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October 2018

Button Necklace

October 11 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$50.00

Join Tamara Allison as she uses a mixture of simple stitches and a few buttons to create this fun fringed necklace! Materials are included in the class fee, but extra kits can be purchased for $5.

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Fluid Acrylic Painting

October 13 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$65.00

Come create colorful works of art with movement and abstract designs. Debbie Malone will walk us through several acrylic poured painting techniques that bring out organic cells of color. There is a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor

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Arts Council Tai Chi (6 weeks)

October 17 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until October 17, 2018

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$150.00

Have you tried all the new workouts and just feel burnt out? Are you wanting to work out but are dealing with arthritis, or are worried about your balance, flexibility and strength? Then join Gary Kingcade for Tai-Chi- an excellent way to exercise without over-taxing your body. Harvard Medical School says "This gentle form of exercise can help maintain strength, flexibility, and balance, and could be the perfect activity for the rest of your life." - 12/4/2015 Harvard Health Publications.…

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All About Acrylics: Jack-o-lantern!

October 18 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45.00

Join Rachel Liles, owner of “How Great Thou Art” painting studio, for this fun-filled all-levels class. Rachel will teach beginning to experienced students the basics of acrylic painting. Don't be intimidated- Rachel will do step-by-step instructions. This class is BYOW, bring your own wine! All supplies are included.

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Shakeshop: Actors’ Workshop @ The Kemp

October 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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One event on November 4, 2018 at 2:00pm

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Does the idea of studying Shakespeare SCARE you? Then join us for our first ever Shakeshop! Here’s your chance to practice monologues with other folks studying classical theater and get honest feedback on how to: recite without falling into iambic pentameter cadence deliver the punchline, and properly put the bawdy back in the Bard’s work! Facilitating these workshops will be Sally Story and Christie Maturo from the MSU Theater Department. We'll meet in the Sculpture Garden at The Kemp, so bring…

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November 2018

Kaye Franklin Workshop

November 2 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$66

Join noted Graham, TX artist Kaye Franklin for her instructional class for intermediate to advanced level oil/ acrylic or pastel art students. Kaye chooses a different subject matter for each of her workshops: landscape, still life, etc.  The class will begin with a two-hour instruction-intensive demonstration of the selected work for the class. Class will break for lunch (on your own) then return for an afternoon of student painting under Kaye's guidance. Students may elect to paint the morning project…

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Fused Glass Jewelry

November 3 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$115

Experience the hottest new glass class: learn to make your own designer fused glass jewelry.  Explore ancient glass techniques while using space-age dichroic glass.  You'll learn glass cutting, layering, full fusing, tack fusing and wire wrapping.  Students will create on average 6 to 8 pieces. Class schedule includes a lunch break. Supply fee: $30 paid to instructor at beginning of class (no credit cards, please). Membership discount can be applied at check out.

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Shakeshop: Actors’ Workshop @ The Kemp

November 4 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
FREE

Let Shakespeare help you with your Thanksgiving Blessing: “My life itself, and the best heart of it, Thank you for this.” -Henry VIII Here’s your chance to practice monologues with other folks studying classical theater and get honest feedback on how to: recite without falling into iambic pentameter cadence deliver the punchline, and properly put the bawdy back in the Bard’s work! Facilitating these workshops will be Sally Story and Christie Maturo from the MSU Theater Department. Due to the weather getting…

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Class: Easy Brick Stitch Hoops with Vanishing Pearl

November 8 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$25

Join Tamara Allison (Vanishing Pearl) in making Easy Brick Stitch Hoops: Learn how to brick stitch a simple braided circle with seed beads. Then learn how to make a basic wrapped loop to attach to some ear wires!  All supplies included.  (This class is suitable for kids 12 and up, must be accompanied by an adult.) NOTE: Select "Classes With Vanishing Pearl" on our Available Classes page (link below) and then select your class choice from the drop-down menu.

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Painting with Prismacolor: Christmas Candle

November 10 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$35

Christmas Candle- who wouldn't love to receive this beautiful candle as a Christmas gift or as part of a Christmas card? Spend a Saturday with veteran Prismacolor artist Pat Wearth as she leads you through the “pencil painting” process. This is a wonderful class for the artist and non-artist alike, so don't let the “I-can't-draw-a-straight-line" syndrome keep you from enjoying this class. NOTE: Select "Painting With Prismacolor" on our Available Classes page (registration link below) and then select your class…

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All About Acrylics: Winter Tree

November 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45

THIS MONTH: A fabulous Winter Tree, perfect for holiday giving or to decorate your home.  Join Rachel Liles, owner of How Great Thou Art Studio, for this fun-filled all-levels class. Rachel will teach beginning to experienced students the basics of acrylic painting. Don’t be intimidated- Rachel will do step-by-step instructions. This class is BYOW, bring your own wine! All supplies are included. NOTE: This month's class will be at THE FORUM.  Class will be held in the Club Room; we suggest…

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Class: Surface Design on Fabric

November 17 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$25

Learn basic dye techniques, stamping, and making marks to create your own unique fabric. Plus $15 kit fee payable to the instructor at the beginning of class; kit includes all required supplies.

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December 2018

Kaye Franklin Workshop

December 7 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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One event on September 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on October 5, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on November 2, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 7, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on January 4, 2019 at 10:00am

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$66

Join noted Graham, TX artist Kaye Franklin for her instructional class for intermediate to advanced level oil/ acrylic or pastel art students. Kaye chooses a different subject matter for each of her workshops: landscape, still life, etc.  The class will begin with a two-hour instruction-intensive demonstration of the selected work for the class. Class will break for lunch (on your own) then return for an afternoon of student painting under Kaye's guidance. Students may elect to paint the morning project…

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Quick Start to Stained Glass

December 8 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$60

Come learn the basics of stained glass while creating a lovely stained glass suncatcher. Learn to cut, grind, foil, solder and patina. Create your own design elements using cut glass, glass nuggets and wire.  All tools and supplies provided. Bring a snack or sack lunch and drink. Supply Fee: $15 Paid to instructor at beginning of class (no credit cards).

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Memories in the Making

December 11 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
FREE

Memories in the Making: Where Art Meets Alzheimer’s Learn how to bring the joy of creative self-expression to someone with memory loss. Memories in the Making, the Alzheimer’s Association art program for people with dementia, is a weekly one-hour art session where caregiver and loved one can take a moment to enjoy the creative release of watercolor painting. While loved ones work on their paintings, caregivers are there to capture any stories the art brings forward. All are welcome.   No…

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