Art Making

We offer a variety of art-making opportunities for adults that help stimulate creativity, including our monthly Make & Take program. Tap into your inner artist and check out upcoming programs below.

Make & Take
Join us for a casual art-making series for adults once a month. Highlighting a work of art in our collection or a special exhibition on view, this program will give you the time, tools, and freedom to explore your creativity and gain confidence in your creative abilities. No previous experience is necessary and all materials are provided. 

For more information on our workshops for teens, visit our Teen Programs page. For more information on our workshops for kids and families, visit our Family Programs page. 



Adult Workshops

Format: 10/21/21

Make & Take: Pour, Push, Play: Experiments in Painting

Friday, November 5, 5:30–8:15 p.m.

Experiment with innovative painting techniques highlighted in our exhibition Slip Zone: A New Look at Postwar Abstraction in the Americas and East Asia. Taking after artists who pushed the boundaries of abstract painting in the mid-20th century, you will utilize paint in unusual and interesting ways. 


Impressions of Dallas

Saturday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.–noon

Join us for an en plein air painting workshop led by artist Niki Gulley. This workshop will focus on exploring impressionistic approaches to capturing the natural environment of Dallas in conjunction with the exhibition Van Gogh and the Olive Groves. As you consider your personal relationship with nature, you’ll learn how to reflect elements of the outdoors like light and atmospheric conditions while honing your unique stylistic perspective through color and form. 


Make & Take: Frosted Glass Etching

Friday, December 17, 5:30–8:15 p.m.

Learn how to create elegant etched glassware inspired by our decorative arts collection. This multistep process will leave you with beautiful results that you will want to share with everyone.