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.

Adult Studio Workshop

Develop your ability to create observational drawings from life. During this three-week class, you will learn how to successfully create representational pencil drawings of a western still life scene. Participants will explore sighting techniques and compositional choices, as well as improve ability to depict form, light and shadow, as well as complete a 14″x17″ still life study.

This three day class will meet on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-4:30 p.m. and will focus on specific skill building. Brief at-home assignments may be assigned during the course of the workshop that will reinforce the instruction that is given in the studio. Class size is limited to a maximum of 10 participants.

Registration is $40 per person, and all materials are provided and will be yours to keep at the conclusion of the workshop.

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

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.

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.