Adult Classes & Workshops

ote: 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 Painting

Instructed by Andy Villarreal, M.F.A.

Saturday mornings  9 am – 12 pm

October 7, 14, 21, & 28, November 4, 11, 18 & 25

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Students in this class will learn how to paint and mix colors while exploring various techniques. Basic information about art history will be covered.  The class is designed for any level, however no experience is necessary.

Materials: Students should brig reference materials such as old magazines and or old photographs.

Brushes – flat nylon filbert brushes three to four sizes recommended.

Canvas – 16″ x 20″ or larger

Recommended colors – Oil or acrylic paint colors needed will be cadmium yellow (med) or lemon yellow, thalo blue, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, raw umber and titanium white.  Other colors are optional.


Abstract Painting

Instructed by Andy Villarreal, M.F.A.

Thursdays,  5 – 8 pm

October 5 – November 30

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Andy Villarreal for Abstract

This class will explore the world of abstraction.  The students will be introduced to many forms, styles and techniques used in abstract art. Students should come with an open mind and be willing to experiment and try to see the world outside the box.


Students should be prepared with old magazines and photos for references. Students may choose to use either oil or acrylics. Students may paint on canvas, heavy paper or Masonite board (16″ x 20″ or larger).  Three to four flat filbert brushes. Oil or acrylic paints: cadmium yellow (med) or lemon yellow, thalo blue, alizarin crimson, yellow ochre, raw umber and titanium white.



“Watercolors En Plein Air”

Instructed by Lee Ricks

We are sorry this workshop has been cancelled.


“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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“Beginning Woodturning”

Instructed by the Hill Country Turners


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Coming in 2018

Join this beginning woodturning class instructed by the Hill Country Turners to learn the fundamentals of woodturning!

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.


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