Workshop: Photo-transfer Process

Experience an innovative drawing process with artist Hiromi Stringer. Combine an image transfer process and mark-making in a workshop setting (both in-person and virtual options available). Featured in Drawn in San Antonio­—Today, the work of Hiromi Stringer expands the definition of drawing mixing non-traditional materials and processes.  Registration is required. Supplies and museum admission included for … Continued

SOLD OUT | Workshop: Art & Ecology: Walking and Making with Nature

Walk along on an outdoor tour of the McNay grounds with educators from the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center and make ecological discoveries about beauty and purpose in nature. Stick around for a creative art workshop using organic material found on the grounds. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up. Refreshments are provided.   … Continued

Workshop: Picture Your World Photography

Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas offers a nature photography workshop for youth 8–18. Youth photography session includes camera loan, photography instruction, and guided outdoor tour of the Museum grounds.   Picture Your World workshops are for youth ages 8-18. The program will provide: cameras to borrow for those participants needing one, professional instruction, and guided … Continued

Evening for Educators: Pie in the Sky

Educators take a first look at the tasty treats, tilted landscapes, and throwback portraits featured in the exhibition Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings. Experience the exhibition and participate in two hands-on workshops led by teaching artists.   Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space is limited and registration is required.Fee: (includes boxed meal, … Continued

Workshop: Sketch-and-Etch

Explore the whimsical printmaking subjects of Beth van Hoesen and Wayne Thiebaud in a hands-on workshop. Both Bay Area artists depicted eye-pleasing series of fruit, animals, and sweets in playful and surprising ways. Decide your subject and print a small edition with a teaching artist. Teachers receive three hours of continuing professional education credit. Space … Continued

Virtual Workshop: La Liga-Teatro Elástico

Re-visit, re-imagine, and re-create wolf stories. Puppet designers and performers Jaq Serafin and Iker Vicente are known for their street performances—La Liga-Teatro Elástico—including the larger-than-life wolf and deer puppets on view at the McNay. This free virtual workshop via Zoom combines storytelling and studio, and participants receive a mask template created by Jaq and Iker. … Continued

Virtual Workshop: Plant Therapy 101

Plant care can be a challenging skill to master, but with an introduction to the basics it can be an enjoyable and stress-free hobby. In this workshop we will cover basic houseplant care (light, water, fertilizer, and propagation) and demystify the language often used in reference to plants. Join McNay Education Staff and plant grower … Continued

Ekphrastic Poetry Contest for National Poetry Month 2021

EKPHRASTIC POETRY CONTEST GUIDELINESThis event has ended. See the 2021 Ekphrastic Poetry Winners HERE. Welcome, poets from San Antonio and South Texas! Poetry month is just around the corner in April. We’ve partnered with local poets and other art institutions to invite you to a poetry contest drawing inspiration from viewing art. Submit a poem … Continued

Virtual Workshop: Love, Friendship, and Cookies [Amor, Amistad, y Galletas]

Create an edible work of art with Chef Jessica Philpot from local bakery Extra Fine. Chef Jessica guides participants through an artful cookie decorating activity. Each registrant receives a cookie kit that includes two 6” sugar cookies and edible decorating materials. No baking required. Pre-baked cookie kits must be picked up from Extra Fine Bakery located at 138 E. … Continued