Online Weekend Workshop

Bring the WFMA Weekend Workshop home with these introduction into art making lessons.

Share your work of art with #wfmaartstories.


Lesson: Why do we make art?

Lascaux cave painting
Photograph of cave painting by N. Aujoulat, titled “Red Cow & First Chinese Horse,” 2003; Bradshaw Foundation.

Why do we make Art?

Humans have created art since the Stone Age. Even before developments such as agriculture, trade, written language, and civilization, humanity has been forming and sharing purpose with one another through visual language.

Artists make extraordinary versions of ordinary things, giving form to feelings, ideas, and the unknown. Discovering and creating ways to record stories and experiences, artists reveal the world in new ways so we might better understand and enjoy our surroundings and experiences.

What do you think inspires humanity to create?

Comment below to share your thoughts with us!
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Bring the Weekend Workshop home in the video series below.


Introduction to Pastels

WFMA Weekend Workshops are presented by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. This series of videos introduces materials and techniques to pursue art making from home.

This video is an introduction to making art with pastels! If you like to create art using pastels be sure to share your masterpieces in the comments below!


Introduction to Watercolor

WFMA Weekend Workshops Online are presented in the tradition of maker spaces. Use them to learn the basics of a new art medium, and then make it your own! This week’s video: WATERCOLOR!

Watch this short video to see basic materials and techniques to start making art with watercolor, wherever you are!


Introduction to Foam Relief Printmaking

WFMA Weekend Workshops Online are presented in the tradition of maker spaces. Use them to learn the basics of a new art medium, and then make it your own. This week’s video: Foam Relief Printmaking!

Watch this short video to see basic materials and techniques to start making prints, wherever you are.


Introduction to Decoupage

The WFMA Weekend Workshops are presented by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. In the tradition of maker spaces, learn the basics of a new medium and then make it your own. This week’s lesson is on Decoupage! 


Introduction to Gold Leaf

Weekend Workshops Online are presented by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. In the tradition of maker spaces, learn the basics of a new art medium and then make it your own. This week’s lesson is on gilding surfaces with gold leaf!


Introduction to Cyanotypes

WFMA Weekend Workshops are presented by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. In the tradition of maker spaces, learn the basics of a new medium and then make it your own. This week’s lesson is about making Cyanotypes, or blue prints!


Introduction to Screenprinting

WFMA Weekend Workshops Online are presented in the tradition of maker spaces. Use them to learn the basics of a new art medium, and then make it your own! This week’s video: SCREENPRINTING!

Screenprinting is a printmaking method that relies on a stencil to transfer a design onto a new surface. As long as the screen is rinsed after use, it will be able to be reused again and again to produce multiples of the same image.


Introduction to Monotypes

Weekend Workshops Online are presented in the tradition of maker spaces. Learn the basics of a new art medium and then make it your own. This week’s lesson is monotype!


Introduction to Polymer Clay

Weekend Workshops are presented by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. In the tradition of maker spaces, learn a new medium and then make it your own. This week’s lesson will present the basics of working with polymer clay!


Introduction to Acrylic Paint

WFMA Weekend Workshops are presented by the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas. In the tradition of maker spaces, learn the basics of a new medium and then make it your own.

This week’s lesson is on acrylic paint, this flexible and fast drying medium can be used in many different ways, join us to learn more about a few of them!

If you would like to buy your own paint we suggest that you buy the following colors. You can mix almost any that you might need. 👨‍🎨🖌

– Phthalo Blue
– Napathol Red Light
– Azo Yellow Medium or Diarylide Yellow
– Titanium White
– and Ivory Black