Pottery Classes at ClayThings Studio overlooking Cotton Lake in Cove, Texas

Students learn to sculpt; students learn to throw

"Rising Stars" special needs art class at the Art Center of Baytown

The Art League of Baytown was organized in 1954 and became a 501.c.3 non-profit in 1963.  I joined the Art League in 1972 but in those days, we had no permanent home until the City of Baytown gave its support to find us one.  With a hefty contribution toward securing the purchase of a new home, the Art League finally left the nomadic life behind to have a permanent location at 110 W. Texas Avenue in Baytown, Texas which is in the upper Galveston Bay area. 

We are able to offer a variety of classes at the Art Center of Baytown and one such class is for Special Needs adults, age 22 and up.  Occasionally I teach one of these classes because the students love to work with clay.  Here in this photo, Mark Nesmith is shown after completion of a mask project he taught - Dias de los Muertos.   The class loved this project except for one - Jessi.  She does not like getting her hands dirty but she did a good job and loved the results of the project.

More workshop pics with the Rising Stars

Art Connection Workshops at Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital - Cancer Center

The Art League of Baytown and its members offer monthly art workshops to cancer patients and survivors.  Occasionally we will do a workshop for support groups.  Twice a year, I do a clay workshop for the patients and survivors and have also offered a clay workshop for the support groups.  It surely helped me get through my treatment.