Experienced and novice artists alike can get crafty at local painting and ceramics classes. Here is a non-comprehensive guide to local art workshops in the area.

A Children's Programs | B Adult Programs | Bring-your-own-Drink Programs | D Ceramics Programs  | E Painting Programs

Getting Crafty Guide



 


AUSTIN/VOLENTE


1. ArtBarnATX
14284 FM 2769, Volente
512-563-2675
www.artbarnatx.com
ArtBarnATX offers children’s workshops; adult art and game nights; and suminagashi, which is painting with water.
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2. Painting with a Twist
12129 N. RM 620, Ste. 401, Austin
512-258-7928
www.paintingwithatwist.com/studio/cedar-park
Painting with a Twist holds workshops for attendees to paint canvases, wooden cutouts and wine glasses.
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CEDAR PARK


3. Art + Academy
3621 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 700, Cedar Park
512-701-8070
www.artclassesaustin.com
Art + Academy offers drawing and painting classes for students from 4 years old to adults.
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4. Board & Brush Creative Studio
2011 Little Elm Trail, Ste. 107, Cedar Park
512-529-1282
www.boardandbrush.com/cedarpark
Attendees may paint wooden artwork such as signs, table centerpieces or planter boxes.
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5. Ceramics N More
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 700,
Cedar Park
512-528-1157
www.cnmpottery.com
Children and adults may pick their own ceramics and paint them however they like at Ceramics N More.
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6. Cordovan Art School & Pottery Parlor
200 Buttercup Creek Blvd., Ste. 122,
Cedar Park
512-284-9874
www.cordovanartschool.com/cedar-park
Art classes in subjects like painting, clay and anime meet once a week at Cordovan Art School & Pottery Parlor.
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7. The Studio Cedar Park
400 W. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C, Cedar Park
512-773-3283
www.thestudiocedarpark.com
A co-op of artists teach painting, pottery, drawing, sewing, digital art and music classes for students of all ages.
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LEANDER


8. A Maker’s Place
106 W. Willis St., Ste. C, Leander
817-789-7146
www.amakersplace.org
A Maker’s Place offers do-it-yourself workshops where attendees may paint rustic and wooden signs.
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9. Sip and Stain Leander
11894 Hero Way West, Ste. C, Leander
801-860-7841
www.sipandstain.com
Sip and Stain Leander offers workshops to create wooden signs from start to finish, including staining, assembling and painting.
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Q&A with a Local artist


Jessica Padgett
Art instructor at The Studio Cedar Park

What is your advice for someone planning to attend their first fine art class?
My advice would be to remember that everyone starts somewhere and the classroom is a no-judgement zone, so try not to be nervous! Consistent practice is more important than talent anyway, so just plan to have fun and learn something new.

What is the most valuable thing you learned while creating art?
The ability to break a project down into achievable steps. Something like a painting can seem overwhelming when you don’t know where to start, but breaking it down into smaller pieces helps. A lot of tasks in life are that way.


Do you have any technical tips or tricks to share for someone creating a painting?
Sketch out what you want to paint on your canvas lightly before you begin. Start by painting your background before the closer things in your piece. If you make a mistake, you can wipe the paint off with a damp rag if your paint is still wet. Know what your paint will do when it dries—some paints, like acrylics, will dry darker, while others, [like] watercolors, will dry lighter.