HOUSTON
ART
GROUP

Upcoming Events

Beginner's Class: Character Designing and Expressions.

Beginner's Class: Character Designing and Expressions.

Saturday 29 June
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Gary James
In this class, we will explore the fundamentals of character design and expressions, and equip you with the skills needed to create your own unique and expressive characters.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of character design, including shape language, proportions, and anatomy. We will also explore the different types of characters and how to create a unique personality for each one.

in this class we will draw prehistoric animals from animals to birds to humans and their backgrounds
book now
$43      
Creating Superheroes

Creating Superheroes

Saturday 20 July
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Gary James
Delve into the art of character design, exploring every nuance of form, expression, and costume. Discover the magic of dynamic poses, expressive facial expressions, and striking visual storytelling techniques that make superheroes leap off the page. This is for comic book and animation interests and anyone who wants to learn on how to draw superheroes as well as their villain counterparts.
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$43      
Drawing Animation

Drawing Animation

Saturday 10 August
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Gary James
Experience firsthand the dynamic world of illustrative arts. Learn how to draw unique character designs, captivating layouts and immersive backgrounds on paper under the expert guidance of our experienced instructors. Break through your artistic boundaries and bring your creativity to life in this interactive workshop. Expand your imagination, deepen your skills and express yourself through the timeless art of drawing.
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$47      

Monster and Creepy Things that Crawl and How They Move

Monster and Creepy Things that Crawl and How They Move

Saturday 31 August
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 3 Hours
Gary James
Delve into the shadowy realm of imagination and bring to life the creatures that lurk within. Our unique event invites you to explore the art of animating monsters and other intriguing critters. Unleash your creative spirit and give form to the eerie inhabitants of your mind's darkest corners. This experience is not just about drawing; it's about breathing life into the macabre and whimsical beings that dwell in the unseen. Join us for a journey of artistic exploration, where your darkest fantasies become your most captivating creations.
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$47      
Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing

Saturday 21 September
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Gary James
Perspective drawing is a technique used in art to create the illusion of depth and three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface

In this workshop, we will explore the art of creating depth and dimension in your drawings through the use of perspective.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the process of understanding and applying the principles of perspective.

Perfect for complete beginners.
book now
$47      
Beginner's Class: Character Designing and Expressions.

Beginner's Class: Character Designing and Expressions.

Saturday 12 October
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Gary James
In this class, we will explore the fundamentals of character design and expressions, and equip you with the skills needed to create your own unique and expressive characters.

Our experienced instructors will guide you through the basics of character design, including shape language, proportions, and anatomy. We will also explore the different types of characters and how to create a unique personality for each one.

in this class we will draw prehistoric animals from animals to birds to humans and their backgrounds
book now
$47      

Creating Superheroes

Creating Superheroes

Saturday 02 November
Richmond Avenue - 10am - 2 Hours
Gary James
Delve into the art of character design, exploring every nuance of form, expression, and costume. Discover the magic of dynamic poses, expressive facial expressions, and striking visual storytelling techniques that make superheroes leap off the page. This is for comic book and animation interests and anyone who wants to learn on how to draw superheroes as well as their villain counterparts.
book now
$47      
ABOUT HOUSTON
ART
GROUP
Come along to our meetups to improve your art in a relaxed and social atmosphere, and under the guidance of a professional instructor. Complete beginners to experienced artists all welcome.

Our 2 hour meetups are held in a different location each time, usually outdoors.

Bring your own materials which can be anything from pencils or pastels, to watercolour or oils.

If you are a complete beginner all you need to start are a couple of good drawing pencils, a rubber, and a drawing pad.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to experienced artists. The instructor is there to help everyone.

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Facebook Group here to share your art and enjoy the art of other locals.

You can also subscribe here to receive notifications of upcoming events.

Our meetups and classes are limited to a max of 12 people
REVIEWS
Enjoyable morning learning new techniques. Gary was very friendly and a good teacher.
5/5
Katherine
2023-06-25
ARTISTS
Gary James
Gary James is a storybook illustrator and children's animator. He has been drawing, sketching and creating for a long time. He also developed his own children's storybooks - three of which you can find online: "Velocity man and Fusion", "The I gotta Have Its" and "Tragedy brings togetherness'".

He loves and has a huge passion for creating new characters and series for children.
PHOTOS
Dublin Art Group
2024-06-24
Houston Art Group
2024-06-03
Title or Location: Lake Bote Ride
Since I love impressionism and expression through color, I got the idea of adding a touch of sentimentalism and love by including the image of a couple on a boat. The atmosphere in the painting needed to be quiet and peaceful. The palate chosen came with greens and ultramarine blue and red of course as the complimentary of green.
Credit: Javier Salazar
Facebook: Javier Salazar
Instagram: @pinturapura090
Dublin Art Group
2024-06-24

Houston Art Group
2024-05-27
Title or Location: In Between Time
My first painting I competed in March of 2024 and after a particularly stressful day at work I decided on a whim to attempt to paint my dog, Alchemy. I had no idea how it would go, having tried drawing the past with little success, so little in fact I stopped drawing all together and focused on sewing and crafting for cosplay. I ended up finishing my first, messy painting after a day and thought it would be worth a try to do more, thinking maybe I was doing it all wrong before. It ev
Credit: N. Woodall
Dublin Art Group
2024-06-24
Houston Art Group
2024-05-11
Title or Location: Sunflowers
Most recent in a long series of floral paintings. 20x24 acrylic on canvas
Credit: Thomas Andrew Gaevert

Houston Art Group
2024-04-14
Title or Location: "Naari" - Celebrates Women's Power & Beauty
This artwork of mine is inspired by the strength and grace of my single mother, as well as the empowerment found in the diverse cultures of India. I capture the essence of femininity through my watercolor technique titled "Naari," meaning "woman" in Hindi language.
Credit: Yukti Tekade
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yukti.tekade
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yukti_tekade/

Houston Art Group
2024-04-01
Title or Location: Katy Sunset
I saw these trees during autumn last year and could not avoid to paint them. So pretty colors.
Credit: Javier Salazar
Facebook: Javier Salazar
Instagram: @pinturapura090
Knoxville Art Group
2024-06-17
Houston Art Group
2024-04-01
Title or Location: Katy Sunset
I'm so amazed with the beauty of the sunsets you can see in Texas. I've tried to reproduce the colors I see on the sunsets. It brings me so much joy and happiness to paint them.
Credit: Javier Salazar
Facebook: Javier Salazar
Instagram: @pinturapura090

Belfast Art Group
2024-06-20
Title or Location: The flower girl.
Just inspired by the New York Ballet company.
Credit: Sean Woods
Baton Rouge Art Group
2024-06-19
Title or Location:
This piece was hand carved by me using knives and gouges in my shop in Zachary LaThis piece is done in Alaskan Cottonwood Bark. The bark is only harvest from dead trees. The best bark comes from a cold weather climate where it grows thick to help protect the tree. This is what?s known as a wood spirit carving loosely based off the medieval myth that sprits were in the woods to protect the forest. Travelers would carve faces in their walking sticks to please the spirits for safe passage th
Credit: Doug Horn
Facebook: Doug Horn
Portsmouth Art Group
2024-06-19
Title or Location: Blooming iris
This painting was created under the impression of a sunset and a blooming garden of irises. The golden background represents the sunset.
Credit: Yulia
Instagram: yl_art_co

Glasgow Art Group
2024-06-17
Title or Location: Portrait of Monty
This is a portrait of Monty, one of our family of cats. Unfortunately, Monty passed away late last year, succumbing to an agressive cancer. Monty was an extremely loving, though demanding, cat and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Credit: Jim Ross
Instagram: @jimrossart
Oklahoma City Art Group
2024-06-17
Title or Location: In Okla.City.
From my photo. Pastel painting called " In The Night ". Pastel sticks and pencils on 12x12 black paper. This is a gift for a friend and former coworker. She loves dragonflies.
Credit: Marvin Burks
Belfast Art Group
2024-06-17
Title or Location:
This is my nephew with his two sons . Strolling along the beach
Credit: Mark andrew

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