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 2015 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 early November, 2015, as well as Private Birthday Parties and Parents Night Out all featuring kids creating a variety of art projects and having a fun experience.

First Annual McKinney Clay Exposition
Sale and Studio Tour 2015

December 12 & 13
10:00am – 6:00pm

Over 20 local Pottery artists located in 4 studio locations:
502 N. Kentucky St. - The Art House
405 N. Sherman St - SPARC
101 E. Lamar St. - McKinney Art Studio
615 W. Virginia St - Tim & Tiffany Bedars Studio

Sponsored by Lone Star Pottery Supply.

McKinney Art Studio Tour (MAST) 2015

Sat November 14 10-6pm
Sun November 15 12-5pm

Come see local artists demonstrate live throughout the weekend!

Where: The Art House and 18 various studio locations in McKinney. For more info and the tour map, please visit McKinney Art Studio Tour website.

Join us for our 7th annual studio tour featuring the Art House teachers and student artists! It has been our tradition since its inception in 2008. This is a wonderful opportunity to see our talented teachers and students in action creating their art, view their original work and purchase their art! We look forward to seeing you!

Here is the list of the featured artists at the Art House. To see their artist’s statement, contact info and artwork, please click on the link below.

Saturday Morning
older children, teens and adults Art Class

Meet with Cate Robbins for individualized art instruction for older children, teens and adults including drawing and painting in acrylic, oil and watercolor. There are three different class times each Saturday: 8:30am-10:00am; 10:00am-11:30am; and 11:30am-1:00pm

Holiday Jewelry Making Workshop

Friday, November 27

We will be making holiday beads from polymer clay. Each handmade bead will be baked, glazed, and strung with silver spacers to create one-of-a-kind necklace and bracelet sets for the holidays. Perfect for gifts!
For information go to Workshops

Santa’s Workshop
Saturday Dec 5 & 12

Come and play in our studio to create wonderful and one of a kind holiday gifts for everyone on your list! Decorate frames, paint pictures and create lovely snow globes - fun! All projects $5 - $10 and include all the materials. Saturday December 5th and 12th from 12 noon to 6 pm. RSVP is recommended, magda@jumpintoart.com

New: Studio Potter Worktimes

For Teens and Adults who are experienced potters, become a Studio Potter at the Art House on Thursday nights from 6:00-9:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00am-2:00pm. Enjoy working at your own pace and on your on projects! For details visit our Studio Potter descriptions in the classes section of this website.

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 at the Art House

We offer creative birthday parties featuring either pottery wheel or painting and crafts emphasis. Each type offers a unique, fun experience for your child and their friends. No prior experience with painting, crafts, or pottery is necessary, as our excellent teachers will help everyone learn and create a project to take home! For more details to to our Events page.

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

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.