Art Groups

Art Groups

ABC Art Group

Artists Brainstorming and Critiquing (ABC) Group at the LMFA is a group dedicated to painters, photographers, and sculptors who believe in the freedom of expression and the importance of the creative voice. Come share art, thoughts and ideas and be a part of what’s happening in ABC at LMFA.

The ABC group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm in the ArtWorks building.
Check the calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

East Texas Watercolor Society

ETWS is an organization to include painters in all the water media that believe in the freedom of expression and the importance of the creative voice. ETWS , through Longview Museum of Fine Arts will provide an environment to develop, nurture and exhibit the work of local watercolor artists while cultivating art appreciation in the community. Our mission is to provide access to the disciplines and development processes so that artists of all ages, from amateur to hobbyist, enthusiast to professional, may refine and develop their unique creative voice. ETWS fulfills its mission through monthly gatherings for artists to meet and share their work with others affording support and helpful advice.

The The East Texas Watercolor Society meets every 3rd Thursday of every month at 6:30pm in the ArtWorks building. Check the calendar for the most up-to-date schedule.

Clay Club

Always wanted to get your hands dirty? Play with clay! Learn the art of ceramics with the support of other artists (both seasoned and new to ceramics). Explore the art of hand built vessels, sculture, kiln firing anf glazing. Ceramics is fun for all ages and skill levels, come join this laid back creative group!

Clay club is open to members (free) and non-members ($5). We meet every Friday from Noon to 1:00pm in the ArtWorks building. Materials and supplies are available for beginners, but feel free to bring your own!

Urban Sketching Group

This group gets together to sketch once a month at a variety of locations around East Texas. They seek downtown areas that have interesting architecture, like old courthouses, storefronts, churches and beautiful old homes on tree lined streets.

Sketches are not meant to be works of art, but rather capturing the moment as each artist sees it. The group strives to learn from one another and have a good time so don’t be intimidated, your skills will improve with practice. Keep the materials light – a small sketch book and a pen will do (maybe dd a small palette of watercolor for washes).

Spend a few hours sketching in pen and ink, ink and color wash, or pastel and pencil and then gather for a “throw down” to display your sketches to the group (Not Mandatory).

Meet at LMFA every 1st Saturday of the month at 10am. Open to members and non-members.