Here, you'll find art-making activities, self-guided exercises, lesson plans, and further reading surrounding our current and past exhibitions. Share your creations with us by tagging @visualartscenter on Instagram or emailing us at email@example.com and we may feature them on our website and social media channels!
Make & Mingle: An Evening for Educators at the VAC
In conjunction with the 2021 Texas Art Education Association Conference, we invited teachers from across the state to the galleries for an evening of art-making, networking and conversation. Scroll through for resources from the event, prepared by undergraduate Art Education students and inspired by exhibitions at the VAC!
Cheers to Teachers: Celebrating Educators Through the Arts
Check back soon for recordings of workshops from this month-long professional development series we hosted in Spring 2021!
Teaching Guide: Mindful Makers
Focusing on Carmen Argote's installation at the VAC, students will engage in a multisensory sketching activity and consider how mindfulness practices can be woven into their daily lives.
Teaching Guide: Celebrating with Collage
Looking at work by Marcelina Gonzales from Between Two Worlds, students will learn about traditions and create collage works showcasing the traditions they celebrate.
Family Day 2020: VAC at Home
Learn about contemporary artists from the border region spanning South Texas and Northern Mexico while making art of your own at home!
Take a deep dive into the work of Fall 2023 Artist-in-Residence Castiel Vitorino Brasileiro in this virtual tour guided by Bella Ditzler (VAC Curatorial Intern, 2022–2023).
Take a deep dive into the work of Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence Michael Queenland in this virtual tour guided by Alessandra Dominguez (VAC Curatorial Intern, 2021–2022).
Dive into the work of Spring 2022 Artist-in-Residence Michael Queenland and engage with ideas of collective trauma and consumer culture in this activity created by Ryene Sanders (VAC Education Fellow, 2021–22).
Slow down and contemplate notions of time, memory, and longing present in the work of Joey Fauerso in this exercise created by Ryene Sanders (VAC Education Fellow, 2021–22).
Spend some time with Spring 2020 artist-in-residence Carmen Argote's installation, Me At Market, in this close-looking exercise created by Julia Davis (VAC Education Fellow, 2019–20).
Join us in looking closer at the deeper hidden meanings, patterns, and themes present in Lisa Lapinski: Drunk Hawking in this exercise created by Julia Davis (VAC Education Fellow, 2019–20).
Social Fabric: Art and Activism in Contemporary Brazil
Editors: Maria Emilia Fernandez, Adele Nelson, MacKenzie Stevens
Bill Morrison: Cycles & Loops
Connective Tissues: Printed & Published
Joey Fauerso: Wait for It
Madison Cooper: Memories Behind the Image
Will Wilson: AIR / Survey
Luiz Roque: República
Loïc Le Gall
Carmen Argote: Me At Market
Lisa Lapinski: Messenger Boys
Nikita Gale: EASY LISTENING
Nikita Gale, Marina Peterson, MacKenzie Stevens
Kenneth Tam: Precarious Work and Masculinities
Maria Antelman: Mechanisms of Affection
Nancy Lupo: The Square at Noon
Alyssa Taylor Wendt: HAINT — Eulogy as Elision
Lan Tuazon: In the Land of Real Shadows
María Magdalena Campos-Pons: Notes on Sugar / Like the lonely traveler
Neon Queen Collective
The Codex Borgia
Astrid Runggaldier, Elliot López–Finn, Stephanie M. Strauss
I Think We Meet Here
Larry Bamburg: The Sublime is Real
Tania Mouraud: Everyday Ogres
Pun Value: 4 Works by Lee Lozano