A painting of the Art House

McKinney Art House

A Colorful Home for Creativity

A girl painting Trimming a pot Man painting at easel

Art House Classes

Classes are available for children, teens and adults in a variety of arts disciplines. Pottery classes include hand building as well as wheel thrown techniques and a wide variety of glaze colors to choose from. Firing in 3 different electric kilns, and raku kilns provide a wide range of surface decoration. Drawing and painting classes as well as block printing and a variety of crafts are also available.

Art House Camps

Summer camps are 4 or 5-day classes that offer daily experience with creativity and a variety of creative media including pottery, painting, drawing, etc. All camps are located at McKinney Art House. Camp classes for summer 2015 begin in early June and continue through August.

Art House Workshops

Here at the Art House we think of workshops as opportunities to discover new mediums in a short focused time period that easily fit into the most hectic of schedules. Treat yourself to the gift of art. Workshops are scheduled occasionally and can include unique and interesting aspects of art creation.

Art House Events

Events include participation in the annual McKinney Artist Studio Tour early November, 2015, as well as Private Birthday Parties and Parents Night Out all featuring kids creating a variety of art projects and having a fun experience.

Weather Alerts:

During winter weather if MISD is closed, the Art House will also be closed. You may also contact your teacher.

New “Colored Pencil Class” Begins in January 2015

Noriko DeWitt will be offering a class that explores realistic drawing through colored pencils on Friday mornings at 10:00am and Saturday afternoons at 1:30pm. All skill levels are welcome; beginners and intermediate, and advanced level students will be exploring basic skills or honing their existing skills in expressing their inner artistic voice in a realistic artwork. Looking for a great holiday gift idea? Gift Certificates are available! For details and the class description please visit: Colored Pencil Class.

New – "Drawing Funny" – Learn to draw cartoons! Begins January 5, 2015

Do you love the cartoons found in magazines like The New Yorker? Do you like comic strips in the paper? Ever wanted to learn how to create your own? This weekly class explores the world of cartooning and teaches you the tools and techniques needed to write and draw your very own cartoons! The first class will be Monday, January 5, from 6:30-8:00pm and is open to 6th grade to adults. Andy Broome is the teacher. Classes meet weekly for one month. For a full description of the class please visit: Drawing Funny.

Saturday Morning
Adult Art Class

Meet with Cate Robbins for individualized art instruction for adults including drawing and painting in acrylic, oil and watercolor.

New Class: Coloring Outside the Lines!

Christina Henton will teach three sections of the class that guides your child through their creative journey by encouraging them to follow instructions, showing kindness to others and with their unique ability to see the world. The classes are on Monday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. For a full description visit the classes section of this website.

New: Studio Potter Worktimes

For Teens and Adults who are experienced potters, become a Studio Potter at the Art House on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm. Enjoy working at your own pace and on your on projects! For details visit our Studio Potter descriptions in the classes section of this website.

New Classes with K.D. Hafley BFA

KD Hafley will be teaching three new classes, Painting in Acrylic 1. This is for those who would like to work with and manipulate acrylic paint on paper & or canvas. Some light drawing is involved. This is a good class for the beginner to advanced. The classes begin the week of September 9th and will be on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm for 15 and older/adults; 6:00-7:30pm for adults; and Fridays from 6:30-8:00pm.

Birthday Parties
with Pottery Wheel

Want to make a small mask and throw on the wheel? If you would like to throw a party other than a birthday party we would be happy to have you. Girl and Boy Scout troops can arrange an evening or after-school or weekend class to complete art or pottery badge requirements.

Pottery Wheel
for Kids & Teens

This Monday 4:00-6:00pm class is for the Artist that wants to learn how to throw on the wheel and develop hand-building skills. Each participant will get one-on-one attention from Ms. Knox. Class details and registration in class descriptions.

Birthday Parties & Events

Imagine celebrating your birthday at our lovely art studio for just you and your best pals? Need some artistic stimulation? We offer a wonderful variety of interesting one day events, master classes and unique offerings – Visit our webpages for EVENTS or BIRTHDAY PARTIES.

First Saturdays Open Studio

Love art but haven’t signed up for a class yet? Simply stop by for First Saturday’s Open Studio and create an art or craft piece using our paints, canvas and clay (plus a variety of interesting craft projects). Fun, entertaining and engaging! More INFO at First Saturdays...
Time: 12 noon - 7 pm
Cost: $12 - $20 (based on size and/or materials)
Ages: Family Friendly