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The Glassell School of Art Studio School offers courses in art history and studio arts for adults, ages 18 and older. Studio courses and workshops are available in a variety of media, including painting, watercolor, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry. Students at the Glassell School of Art are diverse in background and skill levels. Classes may be taken at the student’s leisure or as part of a more in-depth study through the Certificate of Achievement program. Additionally, many courses may be taken for undergraduate credit as part of the University of St. Thomas’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program. For more details on the Certificate of Achievement program and the University of St. Thomas BFA program, contact the Studio School Registrar.
In addition to a rigorous curriculum, the Studio School offers a variety of student programming, including a rotating schedule of exhibitions featuring current student and alumni works, as well as changing exhibitions of contemporary works by professional artists in the Laura Lee Blanton Gallery; lectures in the Frank Freed Auditorium; and a variety of events offered through the Student/Alumni Organization.
Free parking is available in front of the school at 5101 Montrose Blvd. (entrances on Montrose and Bartlett). See more information about parking at the Glassell Studio School and the MFAH.
The Glassell School of Art receives generous funding from the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation / Margaret Alkek Williams; The Glassell Family; Leslie and Brad Bucher; Mr. William J. Hill; Rania and Jamal Daniel; Texas Commission on the Arts; Mr. and Mrs. John S. Orton; Bettie Cartwright; Barbara and Michael Gamson; Kathrine G. McGovern; Dr. and Mrs. Lee Winderman; Mrs. Jereann H. Chaney; Mr. and Mrs. B. Walter Crain III; Ms. Sara Paschall Dodd; Cherie and Jim Flores; Mr. and Mrs. Jacque H. Passino; Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Reckling III; Mr. and Mrs. Shannon B. Sasser; Paul A. Van Hook; Adrienne and Tim Unger; Karen and John E. Bradshaw, Sr.; Samuel F. Gorman; Mary Catherine Blanton; Diana and Steve Brown; Sue and Rusty Burnett; Clare Casademont and Michael Metz; Susan and David Fine; Demetre P. Grivas; Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hawkins; Kerry F. Inman and Denby Auble; Mr. and Mrs. Meredith J. Long; Mr. and Mrs. William K. Matthews III; Elisabeth and Brian McCabe; Gwen and John McCauley; Mr. and Mrs. Scott McCool; Rick and Nancy Rome; Pauline and Stephen Smith; Virginia and Daniel Steppe; Mrs. Dorothy C. Sumner; and Vallette and Russell Windham.
Department Head, Photography
MFA, University of Texas; BS, BA, Drury College
MFA, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Pennsylvania State University
BA, University of Houston
Department Head, Ceramics
MFA, Southern Illinois University; BA, St. John’s University
Department Head, Sculpture/Foundry
MFA, BA, Stephen F. Austin State University
MFA, California Institute of the Arts; BFA, Art Center College of Design
MFA, University of Houston; BFA, Fort Lewis College
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BA, North Texas
MFA, University of Houston; BFA, Lamar University
MFA, Stephen F. Austin State University; MA, New York University; BFA, Boston University
Studio School Exhibitions Coordinator & Department Head, Jewelry and Enameling
MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; BFA, University of Houston
MFA, Columbia University; BFA, The Art Institute of Chicago; Loyola University
MFA, University of California; BFA, Columbus College of Art and Design
Department Head, Works on Paper
BFA, Carnegie-Mellon University; Rhode Island School of Design; Atelier Garrigues, France
MFA, University of Houston; MA,BA La Sorbonne, France; École des Arts d'Uccle, Brussels, Belgium.
Department Head, Painting
MA, Kunst Academie, Germany; BA, Wimbledon School of Art, Great Britain; BA, Bristol University, Great Britain
MFA, George Washington University; BS, Kent State University; the Corcoran School of Art
BArch, Pratt Institute
Studio School Faculty Chair/Dean
MFA, Arizona State University; BA, University of California
MFA, University of Houston; BFA, Texas Tech University
MFA, Kent State; BFA, University of Texas
MFA, Southern Illinois University; BFA, Lamar University
Department Head, Art History
PhD, MA, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne; Special Degree in Museum Studies, Ecole du Louvre; BA, MA, University of Paris X, Nanterre; BA, MA, University of Paris IV, Sorbonne; MA, University of Athens