Community Workshop


Grounding Study (Brick By Brick): A Community Brickmaking Workshop

Join us Saturday, June 22 from 10am-6pm for Grounding Study (Brick by Brick), a Community Brick Making Workshop in Houston’s historic Freedmen’s Town in the Fourth Ward.


Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10-6pm

Grass lot next to 1320 Robin St., Houston, TX 77019



Join us Saturday, June 22 from 10am-6pm for Grounding Study (Brick by Brick), a Community Brick Making Workshop in Houston’s historic Freedmen’s Town in the Fourth Ward. Together we will build bricks by hand using Texas clay and Buffalo Bayou sand left over from the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Participants will also be able to write down their memories of the neighborhood and hopes for the future of Freedmen’s Town on pieces of paper, which will be incorporated into the clay. This process links past, present, and future histories of place and seeks to promote participation in the preservation of the brick streets in Freedmen’s Town, which are an invaluable asset to Houston. The finished bricks will be incorporated into plans for a Freedmen’s Town Visitors Center.



The brick streets in Freedmen’s Town National Register Historic Place are an important historic asset in Texas. In the early 1900s, the freedmen and their descendants petitioned for over six years to have bricks installed in their streets. The City refused permits unless a white company, Eureka Paving, was hired. Eureka hired brick installers who lived in Freedmen's Town and charged the community a steep price to pave their streets. Despite these conditions, the Freedmen's Town laborers worked together to pave their streets using brick patterns that originated from West African traditions.



This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.



This project was conceived by artist Elizabeth M. Webb in collaboration with artist Rick Lowe and planned in partnership with Charonda Johnson of Freedmen’s Town Association and the Freedmen’s Town Conservancy. Grounding Study (Brick by Brick) is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. Special thanks to the Rutherford B. H. Yates Museum, the African American Library at the Gregory School, Mister Moonwalk and the Glassell Studio School.




For more information, contact:

Elizabeth M. Webb

elizabethmwebb@gmail.com


When:
Jun 22, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
Saturday Time & Price:
10am-6pm FREE and open to the public. All are welcome.

Expressions in Molten Metal: A Mobile Foundry Workshop with Jack Gron

Experiment with the aluminum pouring process under guidance of local artist and bring home your own creation!

Experience another aspect of art-making that is not widely available with guidance from Houston-artist Jack Gron!


Happening concurrently with Second Saturday open studios at Sawyer Yards, Expressions in Molten Metal is an interactive experience that allows the public to create their own design in a resin sand scratch block that will then be turned into a cast aluminum block by Gron’s mobile foundry. Bring your creativity and let it shine!


Time: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Location: Art Alley at Sawyer Yards
2101 Winter Street, Houston, Texas 77007


When:
Jul 13, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
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PIÑATA WORKSHOP

Join HCCC for a piñata-making workshop!

Join HCCC for a piñata-making workshop as part of the summer exhibition, Justin Favela: All You Can EatExplore the whimsical sculptures on view in the exhibition to see how mixed-media artist Justin Favela crafts three-dimensional forms using piñata techniques. Then, make your own object using cardboard and tissue paper. Learn various decorative techniques, and leave with a finished piñata ready for your next party or gathering!

No experience is necessary. Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Registration fee includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold.

Click here to register.

Registration Fee
$40 for HCCC members
$45 for Non-members

When:
Jun 22, 2019
The class is for adults only (age 18 and over).
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
General Categories: 

HANDS-ON HOUSTON: PERSONAL PIÑATAS

In June, join HCCC to create a personal piñata inspired by the summer exhibition, "Justin Favela: All You Can Eat".

Explore the works on view, and check out the variety of shapes and colors Favela uses in his giant, whimsical sculptures. Then, experiment with texture and color as you add layers of bright tissue paper to your own sculpture. What will your piñata celebrate?

Note: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place indoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

When:
Jun 1, 2019
HANDS-ON HOUSTON is a free drop-in event held the first Saturday of every month. Each month, a teaching artist demonstrates a craft related to the current exhibitions. Families and children of all ages are welcome to come any time between 11 AM and 3 PM to participate in a 15 – 20-minute activity. Materials are provided. This program supports HCCC’s mission to advance education about the process, product, and history of craft. Learn more here.
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Planetary Dance Houston


Core Dance, a professional dance organization, invites Houstonians of all ages and abilities to come together to dance for peace in Planetary Dance on Sunday, June 2 from 10am to noon in Hermann Park. Planetary Dance will be performed in Hermann Park off Hermann Park Drive on a grassy area located across the street from the main entrance of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, 77030. Participation in “Planetary Dance” is free and open to the public but advance registration is required: https://donate.coredance.org/campaigns10823-planetary-dance-houston-2019

When:
Jun 2, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am
Kid Friendly:
Yes
General Categories: 

Summer Docent Training Program


If you love culture, heritage, art and history, share your passion with visitors from all over the world. Become a Czech Center Museum Houston Docent at our museum! Join us once a week and enjoy the feeling of a small baroque palace in Houston,Texas! Every Tuesday, June 4th to July 16th, from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM.

No previous experience required, just a passion for history, art and interest in meeting international visitors.

Anyone is welcome to apply. All applicants should be available during business hours, Monday–Friday, for training and leading tours. If you are interested in applying to the docent program, please send an email to development@czechcenter.org

For more information visit: https://www.czechcenter.org/volunteer-become-a-docent

Thank you!

When:
Jun 4, 2019 to Jul 16, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
General Categories: 

2019 Comic Indie Con

Houston's Independent Comic Convention

This is Houston's premier Independent Comics Convention,  where we feature some of Texas's most creative underground indie artists and writers under one roof.

We'll have panel discussions from the creators themselves to teach the tricks of the trade for those wanting to break into the industry. interactive games, and opportunities. We will also feature independent: boardgames, crafts, artwork, and self-published books!

Come one come all, and enjoy food music, and the rich imagination that Houston has to offer.

When:
Nov 2, 2019
Cost:
$5.00 per person. Kids 5 and under are FREE
Time:
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Kid Friendly:
Yes

Sunshine and Sun Prints


Join Project Row Houses and Leticia Contreras to create your own cyanotypes (also known as sun prints) from a photographic process that produces cyan-blue prints when objects are placed in the sun. To get inspiration for your cyanotypes, explore the current exhibition Round 49: penumbras: sacred geometries, and discover how artists Yanira Collado, Leticia Contreras, and Juana Valdez produce cyanotypes in various ways. Then, work with your family or friends to select objects, design a composition, and watch your art reveal itself, as the action of light creates a silhouette effect on your paper or fabric.

NOTE: Please allow 25 minutes to complete this activity. The activity will take place outdoors and is on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. All ages and experiences are welcome to come anytime between 11 AM and 3 PM. Materials are provided.

Location: PRH Courtyard

Cost: FREE

When:
Apr 27, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
11:00 am
Location:
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BioArte Bayou-torium


901 N York St 

Houston, TX 77003

 

Dear friends,

The Bayou-torium must raise $10,000 by the end of its pilot phase on April 28th. With the pending announcement of the "Let Creativity Grant" from the City of Houston and the Houston Art Alliance this project is a third of the way of reaching its fundraising goal. However, the BioArt Bayou-torium still needs your help to make this sustainable. 

This unique bilingual art project in the East End/2nd Ward creates an opportunity for the local residents and neighborhoods to have an aesthetic experience with Buffalo Bayou. A science lab equipped with microscopes, imaging equipment and art supplies, with pontoon boat tours along the Bayou are manned by bilingual artists/laboratory assistants and docents. All of this is FREE and open to the public for people of all ages. Your help makes the BioArt Bayou-torium a reality! 

Your financial donations go to pay for: desktop microscopes; art supplies (such as watercolor, brushes, paper, glue, scissors); painting and signage for the shipment container; fair wages for artists assistants, tour boat docents and our boat captain; port-a-potty rental; installation of electrical outlets inside the container; a full-color inkjet printer and paper; laboratory equipment; and an outdoor wash sink.

All donations are tax deductible. The Buffalo Bayou Partnership acts as the project’s fiscal sponsor.

Click: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/BuffaloBayouPartnership/OnlineDonation.html

THEN SCROLL DOWN TO THE COMMENTS SECTION AND WRITE “BIOART BAYOU-TORIUM”, OR “BAYOU-TORIUM” OR “BIOART”.

official hours / horas oficiales -

Open Saturday and Sunday / Abierto Sabado y Domingo:
April 13-14: 10am – 5pm
April 20-21: 10am – 5pm
April 27-28: 10am – 5pm

PONTOON BOAT TOUR HOURS / HORAS
SAT 4-13: 3-4pm 
SUN 4-14: 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm 
SAT 4-20 : 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm 
SUN 4-21 : 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm 
SAT 4-27 : 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm 
SUN 4-28 : 1-2pm 

For more information: https://www.bioartbayoutorium.org/donate

When:
Apr 27, 2019 to Apr 28, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:

Disaster Preparedness Workshop


Dance Source Houston and Houston Arts Alliance are partnering to offer a free workshop, exclusively for the dance community, to assist with the overwhelming task of preparing for a future disaster. While we hope for it never to happen, we know there will be unforeseen natural and manmade emergencies ahead and now is the time to prepare. This workshop will provide tools to help you protect your audiences, avoid losses, demystify insurance coverage, address storing assets in the cloud, and more.

The workshop will be held Thursday, April 25th at 2pm in the Houston Arts Alliance Gallery located at 3201 Allen Parkway, and will be facilitated by Ellen Korpar, a nationally recognized nonprofit disaster preparation expert. Please RSVP by Friday, April 19 to reserve a seat for your organization at this workshop.

When:
Apr 25, 2019
Cost:
Free
Time:
2:00 pm


PO BOX 66494
Houston, TX 77266-6494


713.868.1839


Fresh Arts |  The Silos at Sawyer 1502 Sawyer St, Studio #103 Houston, TX 77007

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