Class & Workshop Schedule

The Irving Art Association sponsors several types of art instruction as part of the IAA Community Fine Art School, which is partially funded through grants from the Irving Arts Board and the Irving Chamber of Commerce Share Tank.

Classes – refers to a series of classes, usually weekly. The subject may be a media or technique, and each class builds new skills based on those of prior classes. Or one project may require several sessions. We also have classes in Spanish!

Workshops – The duration may be a few hours, a day or several days. There is usually a fee set by the instructor.

Open Art Meetups – 2- or 3-hour free workshops offered by IAA members, usually on Friday evenings. There may be a small materials fee.

Art Detective Camps – usually held in the summer for children 7-13


IAA Community Fine Art School Classes

Fall 2019 Schedule

Instruction is FREE, but beginning in September, a $10 materials fee is required for registration for a class session (weekly classes for up to a month in length). Age: Minimum of 17.

Registration goes live six weeks before each class. Click on the links for more information and to register. If classes are full, you may email the instructor to be added to the waiting list.

The English-speaking classes are held on Thursday evenings from 7 – 9 pm. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Acrylic 1 – FULL
Thurs., Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Instructor Zakehia Uscanga

Pastel 2 – FULL
Thurs., Sept. 5, 12, 19 & 26
Instructor Marie Maines

Acrylic 2
Thurs., Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor Zakehia Uscanga

Dot Painting 2
Thurs., Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor Susan Murray

Watercolor
Thurs., Nov. 7, 14, 21 & Dec. 5
Instructor Sarah Murphy

Printmaking
Thurs., Nov. 7, 14, 21 & Dec. 5
Instructor Junanne Peck


See also BILINGUAL classes taught by Leticia Garcia (right column)

Clases de Arte en Español (Spanish-Speaking) Wednesday evenings from 7-9. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $10 costo de los materiales

Explorando Tonos y Valores en un Paisaje (Exploring Tones and Values in a Landscape)
Wed., Sept. 18 and 25
Instructor Leticia Garcia

Cuadro de Pintura y Manualidades
Wed., Sept. 25
Instructor Lupita Padilla

La tecnica antigua del Papel Mache (Paper Mache Turkey or Bird) BILINGUAL!
Wed., Oct. 16, 23, 30
Instructor Leticia Garcia

Arte Popular Mexicano (Mexican Folk Art)
Wed., Oct. 16, 23, 30
Instructor Lupita Padilla

Escultura de Animales con Barro (Animal sculptures with clay) BILINGUAL!
Wed., Nov. 13 & 20
Instructor Leticia Garcia

Espejos y Cajitas Adornadas (decorating mirrors & boxes)
Wed., Nov. 13 & 20
Instructor Lupita Padilla

Decorating Cards. BILINGUAL!
Wed., Dec. 11 & 18
Instructor Leticia Garcia

Tarjetas Decoratas
Wed., Dec. 11 & 18
Instructor Lupita Padilla


artist workshops

Learn from the expertise of local artists sponsored by IAA! Choose from a variety of media & techniques offered. Note that these sessions are not free — fees are set by the instructor. Click on the links to find more information about the workshop and to register.

Finding Your Own Artistic Voice
Instructor John Hunter
July 20

Printmaking and the Spontaneous Mark
Instructor Junanne Peck
July 20

Basic Pencil and Charcoal Portrait Workshop
Instructor Leticia Garcia
July 27

Encaustics: Hot Wax Cool Art
Instructor Junanne Peck
August 10 – cancelled

DFW Copic Club
Copic art & card making
Instructor Laura Griffin
August 17

Watercolor Tips & Techniques
Sarah Murphy
August 24

Fine Art Skills Workshop Series:
Printmaking
Instructor Junanne Peck
September 14

Geometric Forms
Pouran Lashini
September 14

Woodcuts Workshop
Instructor Junanne Peck
September 7

Drum Fun & Art: Awaken Your Creative Energies
September 21 – cancelled
Tina Alvarez

Suminagashi – Japanese Art of Marbling on Water
Instructor Sharon Giles
September 22

Japanese Boro
Instructor Junanne Peck
October 5 – cancelled

Photography Skills Workshop
Instructor John Hunter
October 12 – cancelled

Painting a “Catrina” / Pintando una “Catrina”
Instructor Lety Garcia
October 12 – cancelled

DFW Copic Club
Instructor Laura Griffin
October 19


Open Art Meetups

Two-hour free workshops every Friday night! 7-9pm – doors open at 6:30. Note: there may be a small materials fee. Taught by IAA volunteer artists. Minimum age: 17.

For the schedule and announcements see our Meetup site: https://www.meetup.com/DFWArt/ RSVP through Meetup (accounts are free) or email the instructor.


Tuesday Painters Group

Absolutely FREE! This friendly group of artists and crafters meets every Tuesday from 10:30 am — 3:00 pm. Open to the public. All media are welcome — work on your own projects! Oil painters, please use odorless turps. Be sure to bring a sack lunch. Coordinators are Susan Murray smurray4@msn.com and Victoria Robinson

Thursday Art & Crafts Group

New in 2020! Meets 11 am – 5 pm. All types of art and crafts welcome.