Adult Programs

The Stark Museum of Art offers a wide range of programs for adults including lectures, tours, gallery conversations, studio workshops, and more throughout the year. For a full list of offerings, see below.

Insights Lunch & Looks and Lectures

Insights Lunch & Looks and Lectures are a special series presented by Curator Sarah E. Boehme and guest speakers on subjects related to the Stark Museum of Art’s collection. This series provides visitors the opportunity to engage deeply with artists and works of art in the collection.

These programs are facilitated live through Zoom at the Stark Museum of Art in Orange, TX. Participants are encouraged to download Zoom prior to the event. For more information, including tutorials for using Zoom, please visit the Resources page on the Zoom website.

All live programs will be recorded and available at a later date at the button below and Stark Art & History YouTube channel.

Upcoming Programs

No upcoming programs. Stay tuned for updates!

Adult Studio Workshop

Registration begins Thursday, June 23rd @ 9:00 a.m.

Learn the techniques of making wheel-thrown clay vessels with Stark Museum of Art Teaching Artist Karen Leonard this August! This workshop is a series of three classes. The class size is limited to six adults to ensure one-on-one instruction time. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. The $100 materials and registration fee will include all supplies needed. All artwork will be fired in our on-site kiln at the conclusion of the workshop.

Important Details:

  • Classes begin promptly at their designated start time. Please arrive on time.
  • Aprons will be provided, but participants are encouraged to dress for the art studio.
  • The museum’s studio can be cool, so we encourage you to consider bringing a sweater or jacket.
  • A firing schedule for finished clay pots and pick-up times will be announced during the final class.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Johns at or 409-886-2787, ext. 3028.

CREATE! Workshops

CREATE! Workshops are recommended for ages 8 and up and are designed to be multi-generational, but please note that younger children may require additional assistance from their accompanying grown-up. We encourage family collaboration during these workshops. Children ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult registered for the workshop. Registrants will briefly discuss a selected collection item and then will appreciate art in a new way when they make their own art in the studio. Some CREATE! Workshop artwork must be fired in the kiln. Artwork will be available approximately three weeks after the class. Please check with your teaching artists to confirm your pick-up dates.

CREATE! Workshops have a $5 or $10 material fee per registrant, depending on the supplies used in the workshop. Space is limited to 20 people per session including children and adults – all attendees must register.

Upcoming Workshops

No upcoming programs. Stay tuned for updates!

Slow Art Viewing

Slow Art Viewing encourages the viewer to look carefully at works of art. On average, museum visitors spend less than eight seconds viewing any given work of art. The Slow Art method counteracts that tendency by encouraging the viewer to look at a few works of art for ten minutes each. This empowers the viewer to take control over the viewing experience and to make discoveries. You do not need special knowledge or training to enjoy and appreciate art. You bring your own perceptions and experiences to bear.