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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January 2018

Cancelled: Coffee Creations

January 20 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$30.00

This class has been cancelled. Create some great cards and pictures work framing with some pizaaazzz and java!!!! Classes are approx. 2-3 hours in length and students will take home two-three completed cards or paintings. All the supplies are provided.

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Tai Chi

January 22 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$150

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. Come…

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Mixed Media Madness!

January 27 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$50.00

Learn to use different media, combine lots of embellishments and photos to create a one of a kind masterpiece. Students need to bring a 4x6 or 5x7 photo that they wish to add to their creation.  All supplies are provided. Classes are approx 3-4 hours long and students will complete the project in one class.

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February 2018

Memories in the Making

February 1 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Thursday, repeating until May 31, 2018

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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Painting with Kaye Franklin

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

Join noted Graham artist Kaye Franklin for her instructional class for intermediate to advanced level oil /acrylic or pastel art. 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 demonstrated by Kaye…

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Beginner Stoneware Mosaic Tile

February 3 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 10, 2018

An event every 3 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 3, 2018

An event every 4 weeks that begins at 12:00pm on Saturday, repeating until March 10, 2018

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$75.00

Learn how to make your own mosaic tiles from raw clay! Instructor Carol Castro will teach her method of mosaic tile making. Students will learn how to make an original mosaic pattern, roll and cut clay, glaze and set tiles. Students get a choice of making one of three basic patterns in a pine tray that comes in cherry early American or weathered wood finishes. The fast-paced class teaches basic techniques which can be applied later on a larger and…

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All About Acrylics!

February 15 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$45.00

Rachel will teach beginning to experienced students the basics of acrylic painting.  Don't be intimidated: Rachel will do step-by-step instructions that everyone can follow and enjoy, from beginner to experienced painters. This month’s painting is "Spring Tree Landscape". This class is BYOW, bring your own wine! All supplies are included.

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Art Glass Fusing Class

February 17 @ 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$60.00

Come experience kiln fired glass. In this class, you will create 3 fused glass tiles that come together as one fabulous framed art piece. We will explore with different glass elements such as glass powders, frits and stringers. These tiles will be fired at the class. We will have a break to allow the glass to cool and return to finish. Each project will be framed and read to hang. 10:30am-3:30pm with a 2-hour break There is a $15 supply…

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March 2018

Snow Scene on Porcelain Tile

March 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Thursday, repeating until March 15, 2018

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$60.00

The focus for the class will be on learning to mix china paint and practicing porcelain art techniques. We will each be creating a snow scene on porcelain tile.  All supplies will be provided.  This is a kiln-fired art. All firing will be done by the teacher. Meet our newest instructor: Cynthia Pinnell received her BA from West Texas State University, and her Masters of Teaching, Minor in Art from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She currently lives in Graham, TX…

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Painting with Kaye Franklin

March 2 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$66.00

Join noted Graham artist Kaye Franklin for her instructional class for intermediate to advanced level oil /acrylic or pastel art. 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 demonstrated by Kaye…

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Stained Glass w/ Cynthia Cummings

March 3 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until March 31, 2018

The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$175.00

Learn the copper Foil Method used by Louis Tiffany.  Classes run over 4 days at 4 hours per class. Students will complete a beginner piece of artwork that they will be able to take home on either the third or fourth class. Class includes all materials, tool usage, supplies and glass. No students under the age of 15 due to sharp hazards. Please note, there will be no class during Spring Break week

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AC/TC- Arts Council Tai Chi

March 5 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until April 11, 2018

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 United States
$150

Tai Chi is an excellent method of exercises that will improve balance and coordination, build lower body strength, increase confidence, improve circulation, breathing, and mobility. The gentle breathing exercises of QiGong (Energy work) are introduced in this class also. This improves the Mind-Body connection necessary to heal the body and calm the mind. Wear loose comfortable clothes and light weight comfortable shoes. Students should bring a mat or large towel for the floor exercises and stretches. As with all exercise…

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Fused Glass Jewelry Class

March 17 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$115.00

Experience the hottest new glass class! Learn to make your own designer fused glass jewelry. Explore the ancient glass techniques while using space age dichroic glass. You will learn glass cutting, layering, full fusing, tack fusing, and wire wrapping. Students will create on average about 6-8 pieces depending on the size. Great for gifts! There will be a $30.00 supply fee (payable to instructor at start of class). There will be a lunch break.

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Exploring the World of Art- Crystal Bridges Overnight Bus Tour

March 28 - March 29
$160.00

Join the Wichita Falls Museum of Art and the Kemp Center for an overnight excursion to see the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. After a continental breakfast, the tour leaves the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at 8 AM on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, and returns at 10 PM on Thursday, March 29, 2018. First we will travel to the Waurika Post office to see the New Deal mural, then to Tulsa for a docent tour…

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April 2018

Painting with Kaye Franklin

April 6 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Kemp, 1300 Lamar
Wichita Falls, TX 76301 United States
$66.00

Join noted Graham artist Kaye Franklin for her instructional class for intermediate to advanced level oil /acrylic or pastel art. 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 demonstrated by Kaye…

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