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 2014 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 (Nov. 8 - 9 in 2014), as well as Private Birthday Parties and Parents Night Out all featuring kids creating a variety of art projects and having a fun experience.

Our 2014 Summer Camp Schedule Now Available

We currently have camps every week of June and July, with one in August and some additional camps not yet scheduled. Summer camps vary from 4 to 5-day classes, a month of Tuesday-Thursday classes, or multiple Saturday classes. Camps offer extended experiences with creativity and a variety of creative media including pottery, painting, drawing, etc. All camps are located at the McKinney Art House.

New Time for Wednesday night class

Renee Wrenwood's "Ongoing Intermediate-Advanced Watercolor Class" will begin at 6:00pm starting February 5, 2014, instead of the 6:30 time slot. The class continues until 8:30pm.


2014 Events beginning February 1.
The First Saturday of the Month is Family Art Drop In and Parent's Night Out. Starting at 12 noon we offer wonderful projects that will engage and delight all members of your family ($10 - $15/project) and include painting, sculpting, and crafting with abandon! Starting at 3 pm, feel free to drop your artists off (ages 4 and up) for Parent's Night Out. We will entertain, engage and delight your children until you please (or until 10 pm, whichever comes first!) $12/project plus $5/hour childcare fee (dinner served at 7 pm).
Events also March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7

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 Fabric Art Classes with Jill Luigs

Jill will be teaching two different classes: "Fabric Art – Surface Design" and "Fabric Art – Stitching it All Together" beginning June 23, 2014. These classes are taught on specific dates – check the schedule on Mondays and Wednesdays for times and dates. Class descriptions are found on classes.

Four New August Camps with Rebecca Pelley McWatters

New camps are oil painting with Rebecca and include: "Vibrant Mosaics", Chillin' in August with Mountains & Seascapes", "Capturing Character in Modern Still Life", and Lights, Camera, Portraits!". Detailed descriptions of these camps can be found in camps.

New Classes with K.D. Hafley BFA

Welcome to KD Hafley, who will be teaching two classes, "Painting in Acrylic 1" Mondays from 2:00-3:30pm and Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm, and "Painting your Pet" on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00pm. Both clases are for teens/adults. Go to the Classes page for a full description.

Registration open for Winter 2014 Homeschool Art Classes

Our Winter 2014 Homeschool Art Classes beginning in January 2014 are now listed on a new Homeschool link.

Wednesday August 13, 2014

Laurie Henry will lead the workshop. Come enjoy the freeflowing medium of alcohol ink. Learn techniques for control and fun effects that you will put together to create a painting to take with you.

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.