Adult Classes & Workshops

Note: Before registering for a workshop, please read the Registration Policy and Cancellation Policies at the bottom of this page.

Beginning Drawing

Instructed by Andy Villarreal, M.F.A


Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

Thursdays, 5 – 8 pm

August 3 – September 21

Students may sign up by the day at $45 per class or

Sign up for a minimum of 4 classes for $175

Join this drawing workshop to learn the fundamental basics of the art of drawing! Instructor Andy Villarreal works well with beginners, and will provide each student with individualized attention. 

Andy Villarreal has shown his work all over the country and has well over 25 years of teaching experience. He earned a BA from Corpus Christi State University in drawing and painting. He continued his education at Arizona State University where he was awarded his MFA in drawing and painting. Andy is currently also teaching art classes at the University of Incarnate Word and also for the Alamo Community College district. He teaches kids classes at College for Kids at San Antonio Community College. Andy works well with beginners and has a very relaxed teaching style. He also has experience to help experienced artists fine tune their work.

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“Beginning Woodturning”

Instructed by the Hill Country Turners

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Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

September 16th, 2017


$50 per student for entire day – $25 per student for one session

All Supplies Provided – Lunch will be provided to students who attend all day

Join this beginning woodturning class instructed by the Hill Country Turners to learn the fundamentals of woodturning! From 9:00am-12:00pm students will make a turned pen, and from 1:00pm-4:00pm students will make a wooden bowl. Students may attend the entire day, or only attend morning or afternoon. All supplies will be provided. Pizza will be provided for students who attend all day.

The Hill Country Turners were founded in 1989 as a chapter of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW), the largest organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of woodturning. HCT members share knowledge, information, and provide assistance and encouragement to anyone interested in learning about or improving their woodturning skills. The HCT is an affiliate member of the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, the main organization in the Texas Hill Country dedicated to the advancement of the arts.

This class is full. 

Call KACC at 830-895-2911 for possible cancellations and more information on woodturning opportunities.


“Watercolors En Plein Air”

Painting the Texas Hill Country

Instructed by Lee Ricks



On location at The Neunhoffer Ranch in Kerrville, Texas

Preceding Kerrville Outdoor Painters’ Event (KOPE) 2017

October 2nd-3rd, 2017 


$220 per student

This workshop will be on location at Neunhoffer Ranch in Kerrville, Texas. Students will meet at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center on day one at 8:30am. From there, students will caravan to the Neunhoffer Ranch. The workshop will begin with a demonstration by Lee, then each student will be given individualized instruction each day as they work on their paintings.

Lee is an award winning South Texas artist with a love of the beauty of nature. He has a respect for and interest in the older things and people that are vanishing daily from our modern world. A native of Pleasanton, Lee is a 1957 graduate of U.T. Austin with a BS in Art. While there he was an illustrator and Art Editor for the Texas Ranger magazine. After 35 years as an independent businessman, in 1993 he turned his full attention to his first love and second career: Art. Watercolor is Lee’s medium of choice. Favorite subjects are the old West, Southwest and Mexico landscapes, coastal scenes, and the old colonial buildings of Mexico and Europe. He is a signature member of the Texas Watercolor Society. His painting travels have taken him over much of Europe and Mexico. Lee is a past president and current treasurer of the Texas Watercolor Society. He has been a consistent award winner in their annual exhibitions.

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“The Language of the Landscape”

Instructed by Julie Davis








November 3rd-4th, 2017


$275 per student 

Strengthen your landscape painting skills in this two-day oil painting workshop with Julie Davis. Designed for the beginning or intermediate artist, Davis will share the practices and techniques she uses to successfully translate the complexity of the landscape into a strong painting. Learn tools for efficiently gathering information outside, review composition and design, and reinforce values and the importance of simplifying. Demos and instruction will be followed by painting en plein air (weather permitting), with individual attention at the easel.

Julie Davis was born in Galveston, Texas, and was raised in towns across West Texas from El Paso to Abilene. She grew up drawing and creating, and earned degrees from Baylor University in education and law. It wasn’t until 2007 that she had the opportunity to satisfy her lifelong curiosity to study oil painting. Davis quickly learned that it brought all of her interests and skills together—her adoration of the outdoors, drawing, photography, writing, even law–all of it had a place in painting. She sought out some of the preeminent landscape painters in the country with whom to study, and continues to challenge herself to refine her skills so that she might demonstrate her respect for our landscape elegantly on canvas. Davis lives in Austin with her husband, Ben, and their three daughters (when they are home from college). A member of OPA, AIS, and AWA, Davis has been juried into OPA salon shows and AIS and AWA national shows, and has been recognized in numerous online competitions. Her plein air work earned Best in Show in the 2013 and the 2014 Kerrville Outdoor Painter’s Events in Texas. 

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“Watercolor Christmas Cards Made Easy”

Instructed by Jeanne Heise



Kerr Arts and Cultural Center

November 2nd, 2017


$35.00 per student

Join our watercolor Christmas Card class with instructor Jeanne Heise! Bring your watercolor supplies and Jeanne will provide patterns and blank cards. Step-by-step instructions will be given for making several original, personal cards just right for this holiday season.

Jeanne has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and has also completed course work in the Master of Arts program. Jeanne has exhibited her award winning paintings in many national and local art exhibitions. She has earned signature status in the Southern Watercolor Society, the Texas Watercolor Society and the Watercolor Art Society~Houston. She served on the Board of Directors at the Watercolor Art Society~Houston in several positions, including President for the year 2006~07. Jeanne moved to the Texas Hill Country in 2007. She is now active in local arts organizations, where she exhibits and teaches classes.  She also serves as President of the Guadalupe Watercolor Group.

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Registration Policy

Unless noted otherwise, in the specific workshop information, the following policy will apply to all KACC classes and workshops. Early registration is encouraged to insure participation in the workshop. Please send full tuition if registering less than 45 days before your workshop begins. If you are registering more than 45 days in advance, please send at least a deposit of ½ the total tuition of your workshop to hold your place. The balance is due 45 days prior to the first day of the workshop, this is your responsibility, so PLEASE, mark your calendar. Reminders are not sent. Enrollment is on a first come, first served basis. If a class is full, enrollees will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if there is a cancellation. Registration by Mail Send a check or money order for the full tuition or the deposit for the workshop of your choice to: KACC, POB 293634, Kerrville TX 78029. Registration by Phone Students using MasterCard, Visa or Discover may call 830-895-2911. Registration by Internet In some cases, registration may be made online through Paypal. In these cases, there will be a link by the class description on the education page at


Cancellation Policies

• Unless otherwise stated, deposits are refundable, less a $50 handling fee, if you cancel in writing 45 days or more before the start of your workshop. Your cancellation notice may be sent by mail or email. • If you cancel less than 45 days before the start of your workshop, you will forfeit the tuition for that workshop. You will not get a refund. However, a friend or family member may attend the workshop in your place, or you may donate your spot as a scholarship and you will receive confirmation of the donation to a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. No exceptions can be made to this policy, including personal or medical emergencies. • Deposits may be applied to another workshop if cancellation is made within 45 days before the workshop.

• In the event that a class is cancelled by KACC a full refund will be made. KACC strongly urges all students to make travel arrangements within 45 days of the workshop or to buy refundable airline tickets and refundable accommodation arrangements in case of a workshop cancellation. KACC will not be held responsible for non-refundable travel expenses.

Mailing Address: KACC PO Box 293634 Kerrville, TX 78029