COVID-19 Updates: Safety Protocols Remain in Effect for UHCL. Message from the President.

Important COVID-19 Update

In order to bring art education to our community, we are pleased to offer fully online art classes and limited face-to-face classes for 2021 (see registration information below).

The safety of our students, teachers, and staff is paramount. Therefore, in keeping with the directions of UHCL safety protocols, Art School programming will be available virtually and face-to-face. Our full safety plan is outlined in the link below. Thank you for choosing the UHCL Art School for Children and Young Adults.

UHCL Art School Safety Protocol

For university and health alert updates related to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the UHCL Health Alert webpage.

Face-to-Face Summer 2021 Art Class Registration

We are excited to return to face-to-face classes at the UHCL campus. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of our students and faculty. Our curriculum ranges from drawing inspiration from various cultures to finding creative connections between STEM and Art. Each course ranges from $110 to $140 and includes all art supplies.

Face-to-face Summer 2021 Registration

Virtual Summer 2021 Art Class Registration

This summer, your young artists can participate in enriching and cross-curricular art lessons from the safety and comfort of their home. We are using Zoom to create an interactive and educational experience. The cost per course is $40 per household. The materials required to complete each project will be outlined and communicated prior to the start of the class. To see an example of what a lesson might entail, please go to the video section of our Facebook page.

A smiling boy presents a painting of a volcano.

Virtual Summer 2021 Art Class Registration

Art for Students on the Autistic Spectrum

In collaboration with graduate students from the UHCL's behavior analysis program, we are offering our first pilot art class for students on the autistic spectrum. The class will be held on Saturday May 22nd, 2021. Class for students in grades K-5 will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and students in grades 6-12 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. Price for the art class is $10. In the future, we hope to offer more enriching learning experiences, and look forward to serving your students! Click the registration link below regarding our class offerings and details.

Art for Students on Autistic Spectrum Registration


UHCL's Art School for Children and Young Adults is the university's longest running community outreach program. Our program offers art enrichment classes for youth in the Bay Area and sponsors research in visual arts education. Faculty, art teachers and university students work together to provide model art classes at the university and in public school locations. A special focus of the curriculum is the art of the world's varied cultures and the contributions of major artists. 

Each child or young adult is encouraged to progress at his or her own pace in acquiring developmentally-appropriate skills. We offer art classes for students as young as 3 1/2 years old to high school aged.

Two boys finger painting on a large sheet of brown paper.


Your child is enrolled when payment is received. We can no longer hold spots in filled classes without payment. Unpaid registrations are moved to a wait list when a class fills.

Any person needing a special accommodation for a disability in order to participate in this program should contact the Art School for Children at 281-283-3344 at least one week prior to the program date to arrange for the accommodation.


We make every effort to keep our prices affordable for all families. Depending on the age group, our prices range from $110 to $140 for 8 classes. For virtual classes, we are using Zoom to create an interactive and educational experience. The cost per course is $40 per household.

A girl painting on a large piece of paper on a wall.

Students gathered during Family Art Day at UHCL.


The Art School for Children is thankful to the Kinder Morgan Foundation,the Robert W. Knox, Sr. and Pearl Wallis Knox Charitable Foundation, and JSC Federal Credit Union for their generous and continued support.


The program began in 1977 with an enrollment of 30 students. Dr. Ellin Grossman and Mary Ann Boykin worked together to develop model curricula and teaching methods for diverse ages and learners. After teaching with the Art School for ten years, Dr. Ann Waltz was the program director from 2005-2017. In the spring of 2017, Dr. David Moya took over as director, and in the summer of 2020 became Clinical Assistant Professor for the EC-12 art education track. The program has expanded to an annual enrollment of over 1,200 students. Classes are held at UH-Clear Lake, after school at numerous elementary schools in the Clear Creek and Friendswood Independent School Districts, at local private schools, and home school groups. The Art School for Children is dedicated to offering art classes that benefit all children, inspire pre service teachers, give additional options for professional teachers, and serve families and the community.

  • Art School for Children

    Phone: 281-283-3344

    Arbor Building 1315
    2700 Bay Area Blvd, Box 154
    Houston, TX 77058-1002