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.


Event: 6th Annual McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST)

November 8: 10:00am – 6:00pm
November 9: Noon – 5:00pm

Have you ever seen a beautiful piece of art and wondered, “How did they do that?” Find some answers and inspiration this November in McKinney, Texas at the 6th Annual McKinney Artist Studio Tour. Contact: Info@mckinneyartstudiotour.com"

The Artist Studio Tour

The McKinney Artist Studio Tour began six years ago with a mission to give the community a glimpse into the creative lives of visual artists living and working in McKinney. This year’s FREE tour will be Saturday, November 8 from 10am – 6pm and Sunday, November 9 from Noon – 5pm. Artists opening their work spaces and studios include potters, sculptors, painters, printmakers, textile workers, jewelers and papermakers. These artists range from professionals with pieces in collections world-wide to emerging artists who are well on their way to establishing themselves in the art community. Each loves what they do and is looking forward to sharing their passion for creating art.


The tour will be taking place on McKinney’s historic east side as well as its west side.. Artists include: Sandi Dinehart – jewelry; Weeda Hamdan – oil, mixed media; David Hobson – oil, pastels; Sona Knox – pottery, painting, teaching; Lisa LaBarge – pottery; Minda Macias – Nuno scarves; Steve Macias – pottery; Alex Macias – pottery; Kerry Randol-Johnson – pottery; Cate Robbins – oil, watercolor, papermaking, teaching; Anne Royer – oil, acrylics; Marissa Shipp – pottery; Marc Truelove – Splatter art; Renee Wrenwood – watercolor; Neal Ator – woodcarver; Magda Dia – pottery, teaching; Jill Luigs – fabric art; JB Phipps – woodturning; Rachel Reitan – oil, sculpture, teaching; James Spurrier – pottery; Carol Williams -- watercolor.

Access the online map, available at mckinneyartstudiotour.com to navigate the tour and locate studios marked with MAST yard signs. The tour includes 21 artists in 7 studio locations. Visitors may start anywhere on the tour and visit some or all of the studios. The map will also include the name and location of MAST sponsors so be sure to stop by and thank them for supporting the arts. An online auction is available at www.benefitbidding.com/mast. If you are local, please visit La Misha on the square to view the auction items in person.

New “Colored Pencil Class” Begins in January 2015

Noriko DeWitt will be offering a class that explores realistic drawing through colored pencils on Friday mornings at 10:00am and Saturday afternoons at 1:30pm. All skill levels are welcome; beginners and intermediate, and advanced level students will be exploring basic skills or honing their existing skills in expressing their inner artistic voice in a realistic artwork. Looking for a great holiday gift idea? Gift Certificates are available! For details and the class description please visit: Colored Pencil Class.

New – "Drawing Funny" – Learn to draw cartoons! Begins January 5, 2015

Do you love the cartoons found in magazines like The New Yorker? Do you like comic strips in the paper? Ever wanted to learn how to create your own? This weekly class explores the world of cartooning and teaches you the tools and techniques needed to write and draw your very own cartoons! The first class will be Monday, January 5, from 6:30-8:00pm and is open to 6th grade to adults. Andy Broome is the teacher. Classes meet weekly for one month. For a full description of the class please visit: Drawing Funny.

New Beginning Watercolor Class

Renee Wrenwood will be offering a new class that runs concurrent with the Intermediate/Advanced class. It begins August 27. There will be 6 classes will be held Aug 27, Sept 3, 10, 17, 24, & Oct 1. The Beginning Watercolor class will be from 6:00-8:30pm.

Saturday Morning
Adult Art Class

Meet with Cate Robbins for individualized art instruction for adults including drawing and painting in acrylic, oil and watercolor.

McKinney Artist Studio Tour: Nov 8–9, 2014

The McKinney Art House and Sona Knox will be participating in the 6Th Annual McKinney Artist Studio Tour, November 8th and 9th, 2014. Last year, over 400 patrons visited 22 artist's studios and this year the MAST team is working to expand the tour which will include the McKinney Art House located at 502 N. Kentucky, 3 blocks north of the Square.

Art Extravaganza here at the Art House during MAST November 8th and 9th of 2014! We will be chock full of activities and artists demonstrating their handiwork: Raku firing, printing on handmade paper, painting demos, manipulating clay for an art installation and being part of a photography project. Come celebrate McKinney arts with Sona, Lynne, Laura, KD, Ann, and Cate.

New Open Composition – Oil Painting Class

Rebecca McWatters will begin a new oil painting class on Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00pm. Their will be 4 classes beginning on August 21, 2014. Visit the full class description to learn about the course: Open Composition Oil Painting.

New Classes with K.D. Hafley BFA

KD Hafley will be teaching three new classes, Painting in Acrylic 1. This is for those who would like to work with and manipulate acrylic paint on paper & or canvas. Some light drawing is involved. This is a good class for the beginner to advanced. The classes begin the week of September 9th and will be on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30pm for 15 and older/adults; 6:00-7:30pm for adults; and Fridays from 6:30-8:00pm.

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.

First Saturdays Open Studio

Love art but haven’t signed up for a class yet? Simply stop by for First Saturday’s Open Studio and create an art or craft piece using our paints, canvas and clay (plus a variety of interesting craft projects). Fun, entertaining and engaging! More INFO at First Saturdays...
Time: 12 noon - 7 pm
Cost: $12 - $20 (based on size and/or materials)
Ages: Family Friendly