Free, docent-led tours can be scheduled Tuesday through Saturday, between 10:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Tours are approximately one hour long, but can be customized to suit group needs. Tour groups view the current exhibitions, interact with resident artists at work in their studios, and visit HCCC’s Craft Garden to learn about plant materials used in craft making. Following the tour, visitors are encouraged to shop for one of a kind gifts, jewelry, and home decor in the Asher Gallery.
All groups are limited to a minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 30 people. HCCC requires at least one adult chaperone for every 10 students in grade levels Pre-K through High School. If you would like to bring a larger group, please contact Tarina Frank at 713-529-4848 ext. 112 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
For a nominal fee, you can add an hour-long workshop to your tour. You can also request a workshop only, without a tour. Led by local teaching artists, the workshops provide a great hands-on learning experience.
The workshop fee is a teacher fee of $50, plus a materials fee of $5 per participant. The workshop teacher fee is due seven business days in advance of the scheduled workshop. The workshop teacher fee is refundable up to seven business days before the scheduled workshop. The materials fee is due on the day of the workshop to avoid over or under payment.
Book Binding: Participants will learn a simple book-binding technique using waxed thread. The books can be finished by the end of the workshop and ready to be used for sketching or journaling. This workshop can be adjusted based on the age and experience level of students.
Clay Mugs: Participants will learn hand-building techniques to create textured clay mugs. The mugs will be fired in our kiln and will be ready for pick-up in two weeks.
Fused Glass Magnets: Participants will create a composition in glass. Emphasis will be placed on color combinations and design. The glass will be fused in our kiln and be ready for pick-up in two weeks. This workshop is currently unavailable.
Scratch-Foam Prints: Participants will create colorful scratch-foam prints using a dull pencil to press into foam boards, playing with raised and recessed shapes to create a design, and choosing from a variety of brightly colored, fast-drying ink. A thin layer of ink will be applied onto each design to create a crisp print on black paper.
Wet-Felted Bracelet: Participants will learn wet-felting techniques as they create a colorful cord to use as a bracelet. Through a combination of heat, moisture, and agitation, raw wool fibers become entangled to form a solid piece of felt. The felt cord can be taken home the same day.
To schedule a free tour and/or workshop, please fill out this form to make a reservation.
Please make your reservations at least three weeks prior to the desired tour date. Tours and workshops are not confirmed until you have been contacted in writing by HCCC.