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We update our workshop offerings every month. Please check our calendar to see more classes and workshops.

Upcoming Workshops

    • Fri, April 19, 2024
    • Sat, April 20, 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • WAL Gallery and Studio, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, 77380
    • 9

    Still Life/Plein Air Paint-in

    Mark your calendars for a fun painting event hosted by Tom LaRock and Sally Bowers. We will be setting up 15-20 Still Lifes all around the WAL studio, both inside and outside.  Paint as many as you like, or take photos for reference.  Tom and Sally will be available to give assistance or guidance.

    We will have a kick off on Friday evening at 5pm, where you can drop your gear and see which set-ups appeal to you. We will also have a table of props and lights, should you wish to set up something of your own. We will then meet up at Pirate’s Paradise restaurant across the street to enjoy some food and drink, and get to know each other (your cost). You have to see their art piece, aka bar top!

    Saturday is a full day of painting, starting at 8:30.  We will break for a catered lunch, and then continue painting in the afternoon.  At 4:30 we will stop for a Happy Hour and easel viewing of our paintings.  You can bring a beverage to share, and invite your friends and neighbors to come see the art that we have created.

    You won’t want to miss this unique opportunity to paint with WAL friends and create new connections.

    • Sat, April 27, 2024
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 701 Sawdust Rd 77380
    • 1

    Bob Ross Painting Class with Larry Wiers

     Larry is backLarry is a certified Bob Ross landscape, wildlife, and floral oil painting instructor and will teach you step by step how to create this winter landscape!  No experience is needed.  You will make it and take it in just a few hours.  Let him introduce you to "The Joy of Painting" and you can finish this 20x16 painting in just 3 hours!  All supplies are included. Just wear old clothes and join the fun, but register soon to reserve your seat. Class limited to 14.       

    Questions? email:   

    Saturday, April 27, 2023:  1-4 PM

    $65 WAL members, $75 Non-members

    Woodlands Art League, 701 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380

    • Mon, June 03, 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • Fri, June 07, 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • 701 Sawdust Rd, Spring, TX 77380
    • 7


    Thomas Jefferson Kitts  

    from plein air to studio

    5-Day Workshop by Thomas Jefferson Kitts

    Dates: June 3 to June 7, 2024 Level: Intermediate to Advanced

    Fee: $650 (members) | $750 (non-members)

    Media: All media welcome (Demos will be in oil)

    Location: In and around The Woodlands, Texas (near Houston) (Woodlands Art League, 701 Sawdust, The Woodlands, Texas, 77380) 

    This 5-day workshop will teach you how to sketch, paint, and photograph in the field – then how to use the references you’ve gathered to produce more carefully considered work in the comfort of your studio… 

    Workshop Itinerary:

    Day 1-3 | Field – Students sketch, paint en plein air, and photograph with assistance from the instructor, and watch instructional demos that highlight important painting skills & concepts each day. (Mixing, paint application, composing on the fly, and much more) The afternoon of Day 3, we will move into the studio where students can observe Thomas execute a larger, more finished painting in the studio using field references, where he will continue to explain his methods & techniques and answer ongoing questions from the class..

    Day 4-5 | Studio – Students work on their larger painting in the studio with assistance from Thomas. To watch a video preview of this workshop visit: To learn more about Thomas and his teaching methods, visit:

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The Woodlands Art League’s purpose is to further the cause and interest in the visual arts through teaching, programs, demonstrations, exhibitions, and community involvement. The organization is organized exclusively for educational purposes and is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. 


701 Sawdust Rd.

Spring, TX 77380

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