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Welcome to the UHCL Art School for Children and Young Adults

UHCL's Art School for Children and Young Adults is the university's longest running community outreach program. The 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 their own pace in acquiring developmentally-appropriate skills. We offer art classes for students kinder to high school aged.

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Fall 2023 Classes and Workshops

UHCL Classes

The fall 2023 schedule is now open for registration with a ton of opportunities for your students to create with us. Classes are held throughout the week and Saturdays with a variety of times to fit your schedule.

Classes are separated by grade level, K-5, 5-8, and 7-12. Our curriculum ranges from drawing inspiration from various cultures to developing skills to master drawing and painting. Each course ranges from $120 to $170 and includes all art supplies. 

For grades K-5, our primary curriculum focuses on Latin artists and the Art of South of America. Our upper levels still draw inspiration from various cultures to develop skills in a variety of media like drawing, painting, and much more. For a full list of class offerings and to register, click the button below.

Kinder (Ages 5-6)

  • Projects created in 2D and 3D
  • Storybooks are incorporated to develop language and counting skills
  • Media may include, but not limited to paint, marker, oil pastel, clay, and crayon
  • Classes are 1 hour long

Elementary (Grades 1-4)

  • Projects created in 2D and 3D, reflecting aspects of cultures around the world
  • Media may include, but not limited to paint, marker, oil pastel, clay, and crayon
  • Classes are 1 hour long

Arts Enrichment Program (Grades 4-6)

  • Enrichment topics include Art and STEM I & II, Drawing Bootcamp, All About Paint, and Museum Maker
  • Students create projects in paint, drawing, ceramics (clay), printmaking, and additional media
  • Classes are 90 minutes long

2-D Design in Drawing and Painting  (Grades 6-12)

  • Curriculum changes each session to accommodate returning students
  • 2D media
  • Media may include, but not limited to: charcoal, prisma color, water color, acrylic and/or tempra paint
  • Classes are 2 hours long

3-D Design in Clay, Sculpture, and Modeling (Grades 6-12)

  • Curriculum changes each session to accommodate returning students
  • 3D hand building projects
  • Media may include, but not limited to clay, paper mache, plasticine, and wire sculpture
  • Classes are 2 hours long

To access the full winter break 2024 schedule for classes held at UHCL and to register, click the button below.

Winter Class Schedule

To access the full fall 2023 schedule for classes held at UHCL and to register, click the button below.

UHCL Class Schedule

After School Program

The UHCL Art School hosts after school art classes on select campuses in Clear Creek ISD and other locations. This semester we will be focusing on the Art of South America. Our students will create a variety of projects in media like clay, drawing, painting, and more. Classes are one hour after school on select days. The cost is $120 and includes all materials. 

We proudly hold classes at the following locations:

  • Armand Bayou Elementary 
  • Falcon Pass Elementary
  • Ward Elementary
  • Ed White Elementary 
  • Brookwood Elementary 
  • Highlands Latin 
  • Armand Bayou Montessori

Art After School Schedule

Home School Classes

Throughout the school year, we offer art classes at times suitable for home school students. Classes are separated into two groups, K-5th and 6th-12th. Classes are taught by university art education students and the director of the Art School for Children. 

High school students can now earn their fine arts credit through our program. We have three new tracks in Graphic Arts, 2D-Design - Drawing, and/or 3D Design - Sculpture taught by our certified art teacher Brandy Herbert. High school students who sign up for a course can enjoy the following benefits:

  • Earn 0.5 fine arts credit per course
  • 60 hours instructional time (45 hours face-to-face and 15 hours homework)
  • 15-week long "college style" semester
  • Grades tracked via Google Classroom
  • Meets state standards via Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
  • Small class sizes (no more than 12 students)
  • All materials included
  • End of semester art showcase in UHCL Art Gallery (fall 2023)
  • Cost: $425 (can be paid in installments of $125; email for assistance)

To access the full fall 2023 schedule for home school classes and to register, click the button below.

Home School Class Schedule

Do you have a group of students that you want to be in one class? We can provide all the curriculum, supplies, and teachers for your students in our art rooms at the UHCL campus. We have a variety of days and times to hopefully best suit your needs. Please contact our director, Dr. David Moya, at for more information. 

Home School Brochure

Artism: Art for Students on the Autism Spectrum

We offer art programming for students on the autism throughout the year. Parents and guardians must attend class with their student(s). 

A special thank you to the UHCL Alumni Association for awarding the UHCL Art School with funding, which lowers our registration rate and allows for more support staff. The price for K-5th is $40 for eight art classes and $60 for 6th-12th, includes all the materials. We look forward to serving your students! 

Artism Schedule

Girl Scout Workshops

We proudly offer art-related workshops for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto. Our workshops are designed to engage students and meet the requirements to earn their art badges. This upcoming year there is an emphasis on photography to better support your students for the GSSJC Camps Photography Contest. 

Girl Scout Schedule

Family Art Night (F.A.N.) Workshops

Join us for our Family Art Nights! Families will work together to create one family piece or work individually. Each month we'll offer a different project that is suitable for the whole family. 

F.A.N. Schedule

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 $75 to $90 for 5 classes, $120 to $150 for eight classes, and $170 for 10 weeks. 

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, JSC Federal Credit Union, and the UHCL Alumni Association for their generous and continued support.


We offer scholarships and reduced tuition for students and families in need. Registration is based on class availability and scholarship funding. If approved, you will be contacted by our business administrator to assist you with your class selection. Applications are confidential and information is only used to contact the parent/guardian and determine eligibility. Your submission of this application is completely voluntary. To apply, visit the UHCL Art School Scholarship Application link. 

Refund Policy

Registration fees paid with a debit or credit card will be refunded to the original method of payment. However, registration fees paid with cash or check can easily be refunded as a credit for future UHCL Art School classes. Otherwise, you will need to be set up as a vendor for the State of Texas to have the money direct deposited to your bank account. For more information about the process, visit UH System vendor setup requirements online.

No refunds for cancellations less than seven (7) days prior to start date. However, a credit will be issued to be used for future art class offerings. (Effective July 1, 2022)

A 10% administration fee will be charged if class registration is cancelled outside of seven (7) days before class. (Effective July 1, 2022)

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  • Art School for Children

    Phone: 281-283-3344

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