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Houston Location:
Houston School of Art & Design

1450 W Sam Houston Pkwy N STE 110
Houston, TX 77043


(713) 464-2787



Cypress Location:
The Artist Within School of Art

12639 Kluge Rd.
Cypress, TX 77429


(713) 464-2787



Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about Program cost

Q: Do you offer custom scheduling?
A: In most cases we can custom schedule classes to meet your personal schedule.

Q: Will I be in a class full of beginners?
A: We understand that not everyone learns at the same pace, so you may be in a class with beginners and advanced students. Do not be intimidated though, we offer individual step-by-step instruction to each student so no artist is left behind and everyone is working on their own unique project and preferred medium.

Q: What type of mediums does the school have to offer?
A: Graphite, Prismacolor, Pastel, Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache (Opaque Watercolor) and Sculpey Clay. You will learn different techniques with each medium.

Q: If I want to learn how to paint, do I have to take any other classes first?
A: No, granted learning to draw better will improve painting skills. But rather than deter any artist from learning to paint by forcing them to go thru our full Drawing course we have incorporated our drawing class into the beginner mixed media course that requires the student to draw the image they plan to paint. We assess each student’s skills during the first class and then guide them to select a project, depending on skill level, that they will draw and then paint.

Q: Do you accept drop-ins?
A: Yes, we do offer individual art classes for a set fee per session, plus any additional supply cost. The drop-in fee is $45.

Q: Do you offer Summer Art Camps?
A: Yes, we not only offer Summer art camps, we also offer Thanksgiving, Holiday break art camps and spring break art camps.

Q: May I reschedule a camp?
A: Yes, if school is given notice prior to the beginning of the art camp start date.

Q: Are there any refunds?
A: There are no refunds.

Q: May I make up a class if I miss one?
A: Yes! However, there is a rescheduling fee. All rescheduled classes must be completed during the same semester otherwise the classes and fees are forfeited.

Q: What if my child has a Medical Emergency and can not make a class?
A: It is the studentsʼ responsibility to notify the school and arrange conditions to reschedule classes and/or receive an extension.

Q: Are there any fees if I pick up my child late?
A: (Students under 18 years of age): There is a 15 -minute grace period. At the 15th minute there s a $15.00 late fee and an additional $1.00 per minute per child thereafter.

Q: What age do you start accepting students into the Children’s Program?
A: We start accepting students at age 4.


Questions about Supplies and Fees

Q: Do I need to buy supplies or do you furnish them?
A: If you are taking the Adult Try it Out Program or Children’s Program, we will furnish all supplies. For Teen & Adult Programs you will need to buy your own supplies after the initial four lessons. Supply lists will be provided during the first few classes based on the mediums the student decides to focus on. We furnish all the supplies to beginning students in all the classes, so they can dabble in various mediums before deciding what they want to focus on and invest in.

Q: Does the school sale supplies
A: Yes, but you must request the school to order them in advance of your class. Prices are comparable to Texas Art Supply Store.

Q: How much do the supplies cost?
A: Drawing One supplies cost is approximately $40.00. All prices are subject to change.

Q: What do the supplies include
A: Supplies include:
– 6 Drawing pencils: 2h, 4h, 6h, 2b, 4b, 6b:
– 3 Erasers: Magic Rub, Magic Eraser Stick, X-large Kneaded eraser.
– 1 Drawing Pad: Strathmore 14X17 80 lb. 1 Sketch Pad: Strathmore 14X17 50 lb.

Q: May I bring my own supplies?
A: Yes

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