Family and Public Programs

Workshops, Performances, and lectures

Each month, the El Paso Museum of Art offers a wide variety programs to the public. Check back often for upcoming programs.


Art á La Carte
EPMA at The Fountains at Farah

Eat, drink, and make art! EPMA and the Fountains at Farah are offering monthly workshops facilitated by EPMA’s teaching artists. Enjoy an evening of art making with special menu offerings and drink pairings.

Japanese Pottery: Ceramic Painting Workshop
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Monday, September 18
Kona Grill

Explore the art of Japanese pottery painting! Learn underglaze techniques and use Japaense-style brushes to create your own decorative art on hand-thrown earthenware. Ceramics will be glaze-fired and available for pick-up at Kona Grill one week after the event. Workshop is $30 and covers all materials, a beverage, and light bites. To register, contact The Fountains at Farah at 225-3625.

Albert Alvidrez
Thursday, September 28
5:30 - 7:30 PM
(1 Session)

Albert Alvidrez of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo will explore the exhibition, Spirit Lines: Helen Hardin Etchings and discuss how contemporary Native American artists are inspired by traditional works. Learn techniques used by Alvidrez as you paint your ceramic vessel, made and provided by the artist. Enjoy an evening of art-making, wine and light bites. Tuition covers all materials and supplies.
Tuition: $15 for Members, $20 for Not-Yet Members

Beer in the Gardens
By DeadBeach Brewery
Saturday, October 14
2:00 - 4:00 PM
(1 Session)

Ignite your palate and celebrate Oktoberfest at EPMA! DeadBeach Brewery will create a specialty crafted beer for EPMA members inspired by the exhibition, Gardens of Earthly and Unearthly Delights. Learn from brewmasters Justin Ordoñez and Gabriel Montoya as they describe the brewing process with a hands-on presentation. Presentation and beer tasting followed by an exclusive tour of the exhibition by Curatorial Associate, Kevin Burns. All participants will receive a commemorative chalice. Ages 21 and over.
Tuition: $15 for Members, $20 for Not-Yet Members

You may register at the EPMA Museum Store or online. For more information, contact


Escape holiday shopping with an EPMA family art-making workshop at the Fountains at Farah. Offered on Saturdays, workshops begin November 25 and run through December 16, Suite 1902 on the promenade. Drop in anytime. Designed for ages 4 and up. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 25
Corina Bualle
10 AM - 1 PM

Study the watercolors and washes of El Paso artist Tom Lea and hone your illustration skills. Be inspired by Lea’s life, art, and incomparable ability to tell a story.

Cynthia Evans
Saturday, December 2
10 AM - 1 PM

Discover the art of printmaking. Learn the process by designing a single colored image inspired by the season and produce an original limited-edition print.

Diego Martinez
Saturday, December 9
10 AM - 1 PM

Allow your imagination to transport you to a new world. Learn fundamentals of landscape painting as you discover a dream-like world. Explore space and form and learn basics of color and light using acrylic paint.

Meylen Pang
Saturday, December 16
10 AM - 1 PM

Emboss and paint on tin to create folk-art inspired “retablos.” Learn original techniques from reproductions of works of art from EPMA’s Retablo Collection.

The El Paso Museum of Art Museum School and Educational Programs are generously supported by 

The Marian Meaker Apteckar Foundation, Teresa E. Bustamante and Jorge A. Vergen, Wilma D. Moleen Foundation, Kirk and Judy Robison, W.L. and Louise E. Seymour Foundation, Shiloff Family Foundation, Texas Commission on the Arts, United Bank of El Paso del Norte, The El Paso Museum of Art Foundation, and The City of El Paso.

for more information

Call (915) 212-0300