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Art for Educators

Welcome, art educators! You are invited to work alongside UHCL fine arts faculty to develop your personal artistic interests and abilities as artist-educators. We offer a variety of workshops every summer. We hope to see you at one of them! 

Workshop Overview

Workshops last three days with demonstrations by our expert faculty with open studio time for you to create on your art. You can work in one of the following areas: 


You will be introduced to the fundamentals of working on a throwing-wheel (including electric and self-propelled kick wheels).  We will explore the wheel as a tool to make pottery, vessels, and sculptures. This workshop is designed for individuals with no to limited experience working on the wheel, but all experience levels are welcome.  Multiple clays will be explored including stoneware and porcelain.  Work made during this session may not be fully fired or finished by the end of the workshop, but can be picked up by arrangement. An apron and closed toed shoes are recommended. Basic tools and clay will be provided.  

Book Arts 

Explore a variety of book arts techniques including accordion books, flag books, and star books. We will begin with a pamphlet stitched book and progress to more advanced structures. All materials will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring source material if they would like to include it in their work. Small images, stickers, stamps, found objects, ephemera, etc.


Explore a variety of mark-making, as well as the image generation of multiples - a unique aspect of printmaking. Everyone will have the opportunity to explore the media of drypoint, collagraph, monotype, and/or screenprint. Come prepared with resource material you want to work from, such as sketchbook images, digital drawings, or photographs so you can jump right in to translating your images to print! 

Photographic Process: Cyanotypes

Dive into analogue photography by exploring one of the oldest photographic processes, the Cyanotype. During this workshop students will produce hand-made photographic prints rendered in beautiful shades of blue that characterize this historic process. The workshop will walk students through the entire cyanotype process, digitally printing negatives from image files, hand-coating paper with cyanotype chemistry, and exposing that paper to light. Students will also learn the studio workflow necessary to produce these prints on their own and develop ideas to adapt this process to a classroom setting.


You will be introduced to a fully equipped woodshop facility. All of your creations will be fabricated in wood. The goal of this workshop is to teach you how to properly and safely use all the tools within the UHCL Sculpture woodshop. We will be learning to fabricate a basic box and frame forms. Examples of projects will be wall/floor pedestals, boxed drawing/painting panels, frames, and canvas stretchers.

2024 Workshop Details

Dates: TBD
Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Arbor North Building. Access a campus map
Cost: $225
Capacity: 12 attendees per workshop 
Registration deadline: TBD
No cancellations or refunds 2 weeks prior to start of workshop.

Workshop Agenda (tentative)

Workshop Agenda
Day Time & Activity
Monday 9 a.m. - Meet and Greet: workshop assignments/demonstrations
Noon - Lunch
1 p.m. - Open Studio (full access for remainder of the day)
Tuesday 9 a.m. - Meet and Greet: workshop assignments/demonstrations
Noon - Lunch
1 p.m. - Open Studio (full access for remainder of the day)
Wednesday 9 a.m. - Open Studio
Noon - Lunch (provided)
1 p.m. - Open Studio
4 p.m. - Critiques/Clean up

Continuing Professional Education (CPE Credit)

Participants will receive a letter to verify completion of the workshop and will earn up to thirty (30) continuing professional education (CPE) credits.

Guest Housing

Need temporary housing in the Clear Lake area for internships, summer camps, or conferences? Hunter Residence Hall has you covered!

UHCL's Student Housing and Residential Life offers you safe, convenient, and affordable housing for your stay this summer. See link below for rates, accommodations, and booking. 

Guest Housing at UHCL

Meet the Faculty

Lauren Kussro

Lauren attended the Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis for her undergraduate studies, earning a BFA in painting and printmaking. Lauren completed her MFA degree in printmaking at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Jason Makepeace

Jason was born in Pearisburg, Virginia on September 25, 1974. He moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1977 and lived there until he graduated from high school in 1993. Jason attended the College of Charleston in South Carolina. In 1997, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Minor in Art History. Jason also studied abroad in Cortona, Italy learning to carve marble through a program with the University of Georgia in 1997.

In 1999, he was accepted to the University of Houston’s Master of Fine Arts program where he received his M.F.A. degree in 2002. Jason Makepeace is currently the Associate Professor of Sculpture and the Program Director for the Art and Design Program at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. As an avid art maker, Jason Makepeace has received artist grants from the Dallas Museum of Art as well as from the Houston Art Alliance, he is an Edward Albee Foundation Fellow, his artwork has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions in Italy, New York, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Illinois, Louisiana, New Jersey, and throughout Texas. Jason also has several artworks in both public and private collections.

He currently lives in League City, Texas and is happily married and a proud father of a beautiful daughter.

Clay Leonard

Clay was the Area Head of Ceramics at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio for three years prior to his appointment at UHCL. He earned his Master of Fine Arts in Art with a focus on Ceramics from Bowling Green State University and was nominated for an outstanding thesis award for his thesis exhibition. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 3-D Studio Arts from Adrian College in Michigan in 2006.

Daniel Kraus

Daniel earned his MFA in photography at the Tyler School of Art & Architecture at Temple University and also holds a BFA in Photography and BA in History from the University of North Florida. His photographs blend historical research with photography to deepen our understanding of how people and place combine to create a culture.  His work has been featured in numerous publications including Esquire Russia, Fraction, Oxford American, Create Magazine, and Aint-Bad. He currently lives in Houston, Texas where he teaches photography as Assistant Professor of Art & Design at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. 

Janet Reynolds

Janet earned her BA in Art from Notre Dame College in Manchester, NH. She completed her studies and received an MA in Art Ed from Boston University with a focus on book arts. She has taught art to students in Texas for fifteen years and regularly teaches workshops at The Printing Museum. Her work has been in exhibitions in the U.S., Mexico, and Australia.


Please call or email David Moya for any questions regarding registration or workshop offerings. 

Phone: 281-283-3345


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