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Art for Educators

This summer, you are invited to work alongside UHCL fine arts faculty! Our emphasis is to develop your personal artistic interests and abilities as artist-educators.


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 explore different ways to create and design form utilizing various molds including slump, hump, press, plaster, bisque, and slip-cast. Emphasis is placed on the vessel and utilitarian objects, but will also highlight sculptural potentials. 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.


You will be introduced to a fully equipped woodshop facility. You will be fabricating 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 basic box and frame forms. Examples of projects will be wall/floor pedestals, boxed drawing/painting panels, frames, and canvas stretchers. Shorts or jeans, T-shirts, safety glasses, one N-95 dust mask, no open-toed shoes, and a sketchbook are recommended.


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 monotype, linocut, and/or screenprint. Come prepared with some small drawings (or even a sketchbook) to use as references so you can jump right in to translating your images to print! Bring a blank T-shirt to print on as well.

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.

Event Details

Dates: July 25-27, 2022
Location: University of Houston-Clear Lake, Arbor North Building. Access a campus map
Cost: $220
Capacity: 10 attendees per workshop 
Registration deadline: June 30, 2022
No cancellations or refunds after July 1, 2022

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.

Meet the Faculty

Lauren Kussro 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 received his bachelor of arts in sculpture with a minor in art history from College of Charleston in 1997 and received an M.F.A. in sculpture from the University of Houston in May of 2002. Jason has taught sculpture at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, the University of Houston, and University of Houston-Clear Lake. He currently serves as the UHCL art department’s program director.

Clay Leonard 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.

Janet Reynolds 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. 

Phone: 281-283-3345


  • Art School for Children

    Phone: 281-283-3344

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